At Relay for Life Mike Mason read this about Jeanne Nadeau the Honorary Chair of the Relay For Life Lehigh Acres 2015
Tonight we want to honor one of our very own committee members, Jeanne Nadeau who is currently in her sixth fight against cancer. She was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of 22 and is currently fighting her sixth battle against this horrible disease.
Jeanne joined the Air Force in 1975 and proudly served for 8 years. She continued her Law Enforcement career in Massachusetts. From then, she moved to Miami where she continued to be in Law Enforcement/Code Enforcement. She finally settled here in Lehigh Acres and proudly serves our community through many programs at the American Legion Post 323. She has been a member of the American Legion for the past 10 years and held several leadership roles in that time. Jeanne currently holds two positions within District 13 – Sergeant at Arms and Membership Chairman and for Unit 323 Auxiliary she is parliamentarian. (more…)
The Caribbean American Social Club of Lehigh Acres presented two scholarship awards at its Annual Dinner Banquet which was hold at the Pelican Preserve Ballroom in Fort Myers on Friday, May 22 Both recipients – Dwayne Moffatt and Britney Henry – are from Lehigh Senior High School, and received a check for $500 along with a plaque.
Caribbean American Social Club of Lehigh Acres also presented the “Henry M. Garner Contribution Award” to Mr. Alexander Morgan, a long-standing member of Caribbean American Social Club of Lehigh Acres.
Mr. Morgan said, “I wish to thank the president and the others who were involved in the decision to present me with this award. I will treasure it and will continue to work, as best I can, to support the organization”.
Wind and Rain damage cell tower on Lee Blvd after Saturday thunder storm. Also reports of possible hail in Lehigh Acres.
All garbage, recycling and yard waste collection in Lehigh Acres will take place one day after the regularly scheduled collection day for the entire week beginning May 25th. The schedule is in effect through Saturday, May 30th. Regular collection resumes on Monday, June 1.
Lehigh Acres listed as number 19, why?
By Nick Johnson, HomeSnacks
We used science to help determine which cities in Florida are the real pits.
Florida takes some abuse. Not just from its own residents, but from the general public, the media, and on social media.
We’re not here to debate Florida’s merits. As far as we’re concerned, it’s a warm place that’s quite beautiful almost all year long.
But, for those who are considering a relocation within Florida, or who are thinking of moving to the Sunshine State, this list should provide some value. Click here read the rest of the article.
Imagine living through 19 presidents, 10 popes and 107 birthdays. That includes waking up more than 39 thousand days in a row.
Few of us ever get to live that long, but one Lehigh Acres woman has.
She was born in 1908 when Theodore Roosevelt was president. Gas cost $.11 a gallon, a loaf of bread was just $.5 and a new car would cost you $800.
Dora Fontana of Lehigh Acres counts herself lucky because she turned 107-years-old on May 22.
Photo by Robert Anderson Publisher Lehigh Acres Gazette
One person is dead and four were injured during a crash on SR-82 in Lehigh Acres 11:32 p.m. Friday night.
The crash happened on SR-82 near Eisenhower Boulevard
Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a 2007 Dodge Caravan was traveling west in the eastbound lane of SR-82. At the same time, a 2011 Nissan Rogue was going east on SR-82. The two vehicles collided head-on.
The driver of the van was pronounced dead on the scene.
The four people in the Rogue were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres presented college scholarships to nine East Senior High School students totally $22,050 dollars.
1) EMILY VANCE: TWO YEAR – $4,000
2) MEGAN WONG: TWO YEAR – $4,000
3) SIMON TAM: TWO YEAR – $2,600
4) DAPHTA LOUISSAINT: TWO YEAR – $2,600
5) JOHN TRUJILLO: TWO YEAR – $2,600
6) NASHARI CARTER: TWO YEAR – $2,000
7) ERYNN HARGADON: TWO YEAR – $2,000
8) JOHN HAUGABOOK: TWO YEAR – $2,000 BEAST OF THE EAST WINNER
9) YESSENIA MARTINEZ: ONE YEAR – $1,250
Why are some not for profits charge for the fire assessment when others are not?
Currently Lehigh Community Services is not being charged with the fire assessment but all the other non-profits in town are being charged. Is this some form of discrimination in Lehigh Acres that the fire board has done?
Lehigh Community Services would not comment for this story.
The United States Flag Code outlines proper flag etiquette for everything from properly folding a flag to flying a flag correctly. It even describes in great detail how to retire an American flag respectfully.
The U.S. Flag code states that, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Thus, when a flag is torn and tattered beyond repair, it’s time for it to be retired.
When an American flag becomes worn, faded, torn or soiled, it should be retired and replaced with a new flag. There are several ways to respectfully dispose of the American flag without showing disgrace. The most common method is burning the torn or tattered flag in a special ceremony.
The Sons of the American Legion had such a special ceremony recently.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 775.21 the Public Safety Information Act of 1997, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is making formal community notification of a sexual predator registered as residing in Lee County, as well as whether the victim was a minor or adult at the time of offense.
Arturo Dominguez has moved to 23 Tangerine Court, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. His previous address was 3736 SW 1st Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33904.
Name/Description: Arturo Dominguez (DOB: 11/11/66) W/M; 5’10” feet tall; 170 pounds; brown hair, brown eyes.
New Address: 23 Tangerine Court, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Dominguez was convicted in April 1996 of a Sex Offense in New York. The victim was a minor.
I want it on record I Frank Gardonyi object and do not support the FY 15-16 Fire Assessment for parcel 04442712000740110 (The land is undeveloped)
If this egregious proposal becomes law I have no doubt in subsequent years
FEES (taxes) for so-called fire protection will go up… up… up… up… up…
Law-biding citizens who are unable to pay the assessment will ultimately lose possession of their property. The proposed assessment is abusive and confiscatory.
Three girls for troop 746 worked toward the Journey Summit, Religious and Girl Scout Cookie Program Achievement Awards…. 3,000 plus Alyssa Tavarez/1,500 plus Chelby Semiklose/1,000 plus Chloey Semiklose
Lehigh Acres Fire Charges Low Income Seniors with Fire Assessment…….
Presbyterian Homes known as Sunshine Villas has received over a $111,000 dollar notice from the Lehigh Acres Fire department for the Fire Assessment Fee.
If the development passes the cost of the fire assessment to it’s senior low income rentals — it will cost unit nearly $50.00 a month more.
Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce teacher Miguel Teixeira has been selected as the School District of Lee County’s 2015 Middle School Teacher of the Year in Social Studies. Teixeira, a 2010 graduate of the University of Florida teaches 7th grade Gifted Civics and 8th grade Gifted and Advanced U.S. History at the school.
The Music Department at Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce its Chorus and Theater Performance will be held in the school cafeteria on Thursday, May 21st. beginning at 6:00 pm. There is a $2 suggested donation at the door for both events and the program is open to the public.
Holocaust survivor Steen Metz was the guest speaker at Lehigh Acres Middle School Social Studies Night held April 22nd at the school. Mr. Metz was 8 years old when he and his family living in Odense, Denmark were packed in cattle cars and sent to the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in what is now known as the Czech Republic.
The Lehigh Acres Fire Board is forcing Hope Hospice to pay over $9000 dollars in Fire Assessments but Hope Hospice is a wholly tax exempt organization.
“We are disappointed by the prospect of the added expense of the Fire Fee Assessment, as that funding would be diverted from Hope Hospice patient care,” said Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO, Hope Hospice.
Larry Hammond received the “Distinguished Jaguar Service Award” at the 2015 East Lee County High School Athletic Awards Banquet. The award was presented to Hammond by Principal Brian Mangan and Athletic Director Valerie Clark.
Ruth and Rick Anglickis are announcing the birth of their first grand child – grandson Aidan Louis Rocco.
Aidan was born to Robin and Anthony Rocco May 16, 2015 at 7:36 am 6.15 lbs, he was 19 and 1/2 inches long.
In the email Rick sent out to friends and family it stated, “LIFE IS WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!”
“Chief John Wayne told us at one of our breakfast meeting that we would not get charged the fire assessment fee, so why are we looking at a $4000 dollar bill from the fire department?”, said Jere Carrick President Lehigh Acres Kiwanis Club.
“I went to September 2014 fire board meeting and the fire board, Chief Wayne and their attorney all promised they would not charge my VFW, and what happened now they charged my VFW and how we supposed to pay this bill of $1500”, said Debbie Cunningham VFW Member
The fire board has charged the following fraternal and veterans organizations in Lehigh Acres:
Kiwanis $4000 Jaycess $1400 Knights of Columbus $1600 Masonic Lodge $4000 American Legion $2500 Eagles $1600 VFW $1500 Moose $2000