Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres provided turkeys to the following Lehigh Acres schools
Sunshine Elementary, G. Weaver Hipps, Lehigh Senior HS, East Lee Count HS. Veterans Park and Mirror Lakes Elementary
The school students and staff and the Kiwanis service groups such as the Key, Builders and K-Kids club members that helped collected the food to accompany the turkeys.
The Kiwanis Club would like to thank the schools administrators and the Kiwanis members that help make this possible every year.
Veterans Park Recreation Center is hosting its annual Breakfast with the Kringles event from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
Enjoy a continental style breakfast, holiday crafts and a special visit with Mr. and Mrs. Kringle. Be sure to bring a camera for your child’s holiday photo shot. Each child will receive a present with his/her visit and there will be a dance recital performed by the Susan Katz Dance Group. The cost is $5 per child ages infant – 13 years (includes breakfast, craft and present) and an optional $3 per adult ages 14 years and older (breakfast only). Pre-registration is required as there is limited spaces available.
The Veterans Park Recreation Center is located at 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. For more information, please call the Veterans Park Recreation Center at 239-369-1521or visit www.leeparks.org.
Santa has informed the VegHeads 4-H youth club that he has all the materials for ONE raised vegetable garden bed including soil, fertilizer, seeds, and plants IF the VegHeads will install it for him. The VegHeads, ages 5 to 14 years old, agreed to do this for Santa.
If you would like a chance at having a veggie garden installed at your home, please write Santa a letter (less than 500 words, please) and explain three things to him: 1. Why you want a vegetable garden. 2. Why you have not made a veggie garden for yourself. 3. Where Santa could put your veggie garden.
Include your name, address, phone number and email (if you have one). Mail or drop off your letter to: Santa’s Garden, Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936. Deadline is 5pm on December 15th. The winner will be notified by a phone call from a VegHead club member on Christmas Day.
UPDATE: Louima Louis Jean has been FOUND and is safe.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 39 year old Lehigh Acres resident.
Louima Louis Jean (DOB 05/09/75) of 817 Adeline Avenue, Lehigh Acres was reported missing by his wife on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:40 p.m. He was last seen Saturday evening and his wife has not been able to get in touch with him since then.
Louima may need medical attention and his wife is very concerned for his well-being.
Lehigh Acres own Sami Brister won the interview portion in the Miss Florida pageant this weekend and was 1st runner up in her first state pageant overall.
Florida Highway Patrol has not released the name of the man who was killed Saturday evening after a three car crash on State Road 82 and Genoa Avenue South.
FHP says the 49-year-old driver who died was driving on Genoa Avenue and stopped at the intersection with State Route 82. He tried to make a left turn on State Route 82 and drove into the patch of a second vehicle driven by Dalmar Monzon of Immokalee.
Rodney Teckenbrock & Amanda L Teckenbrock are the Proud Parents of Miss Florida Earth, Autumn Skyy. Autumn Skyy, Miss Lehigh Acres just win the new title of Miss Teen Earth Florida 2015, in Orlando.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 323 with help from the Post, SAL, and Legion Riders and our Local Boy Scouts came together to retire the flags in the proper matter today.
Photos of this event click here
Lehigh Acres Gazette Christmas Home Decoration Contest – Get your house ready for Christmas and win one of four prizes and your photo and story in the newspaper. 2014 Theme is “Home Town Fantasy”. Register your home or nominate someone else by December 12 by emailing the Lehigh Acres Gazette at email@example.com Name, Street Address and Phone Number
Two years ago, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. held a series of meetings with the world’s top liquor makers at its alcohol-free headquarters in the middle of a dry county. The subject, say several people who were there: What did Wal-Mart need to do to sell more vodka, whiskey and rum?
The results of those meetings are now starting to hit store shelves. In a move partially meant to spur flagging growth at stores open more than a year, Wal-Mart is pushing into hard liquor, one of the rare product categories where the world’s largest retailer is very small.
An underground grow house in Lehigh Acres has been dismantled by Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Authorities got a tip on Thursday about a possible grow house at 503 Scott Avenue in Lehigh Acres.
After numerous indicators of a grow house authorities obtained a search warrant to enter the residence. Once inside, deputies uncovered an elaborate underground marijuana cultivation operation, authorities said on Friday.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association issued fun arrest warrants for local business and civic leaders on November 19th. The group of community-minded residents was put “behind bars” for MDA’s signature Lock-Up fundraiser at Jake’s Wayback Burgers.
Accused of having big hearts and being heavily armed with kindness, these “jailbirds” helped raise more than $4,500 for families affected by neuromuscular diseases in the Lehigh Acres area.
A Lehigh Acres man is recovering after being attacked by his roommates.
According to a release, the victim was sleeping in his room at a residence in the 1300 block of Farmdale Street on November 14. At around 1:30 a.m. his bedroom door was kicked in.
The victim told Lee County deputies three people went into his room — two of them were identified as his roommates. One roommate hit the victim in the head with an expandable baton, while another took his wallet.
Rotary Club of Lehigh Acres wants everyone in the community to become aware of the free annual Thanksgiving Dinner that they host annually.
It’s on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27) and begins at 11 a.m. to continues to 2 p.m. or until the food is all gone at St. Raphael’s Church on Lee Blvd.
Last year, he said close to 500 people showed up for the annual feast that is held in the parish hall of St. Raphael’s Church on Lee Blvd., just across from Walmart.
One of Rotary’s official mottos, Service Above Self traces back to the early days of the Rotary Club in the U.S.