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.
Three new project reviews are scheduled to come before the Lehigh Acres Architectural Planning and Zoning Review Board at its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at 1299 Homestead Rd., in the back of the Lehigh Sheriff’s substation on Homestead Rd.
Chairman of the architectural and zoning review board is Greg Diserio who has noted in the agenda that the three projects to be discussed are:
The Rotary Club of Lehigh Acres would like to express its sincerest gratitude to the community of Lehigh Acres for the support given to its Inaugural “Scream on the Green” Haunted Walk event held on October 23-25, 30, & 31st. Victims were guided through the haunted golf course and along the treacherous path that grounds keeper Al Kilya led 10 golfers down. The golfers never returned and haven’t been seen since that fateful Halloween Night long ago. Their journey took them through the eerie cold and damp abandoned cemetery and travel by the creepy old house, rumored to once belong to Al Kilya.
The price of admission was reasonably priced at $3 per person. $1 Off admission when you bring a can of food. The food collected was donated to Lehigh Community Services’ Food Pantry. Because of our communities generosity we collected over 1,000 pounds of canned food for Lehigh Community Services’ Food Pantry during the nights of “Scream on the Green.”
A very special thank you goes to East Lee County High School. Their Interact Club and JROTC cadets are the zombies, ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. They also handle the parking. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! We couldn’t do this without you. Please support East Lee County High School’s events every chance you get.
A Lee County elementary school teacher is in the Lee County Jail this evening charged with Cruelty Towards a Child/Transmitting information harmful to minors.
Tara Milton Roberts of Alva was arrested for sending photographs of herself scantily clad to a student through the KIK application. The messages started off as friendly but soon turned into more sexual in nature. The student knew it was Tara Roberts because he recognized her white iPhone. According to the investigation, Tara Roberts told the student not to tell anyone because she would get in trouble.
Tara Roberts taught at River Hall Elementary School in Alva.
A family is pushing for answers after laying their brother to rest after a hit-and-run crash in Lehigh Acres.
Charles Todd Snyder was riding his bicycle on Sunshine Boulevard when he was hit and killed last week. The driver took off.
The love for Todd Snyder was easy to see this afternoon as a large group of family and friends made their way to Sunshine Boulevard to set up a bike as a memorial at the crash site.
Following a service to remember a brother and father taken from them too soon, the Snyder family added a white bicycle to Charles Todd’s memorial.
Family and friends all signed the bike – a fitting way to honor a caring man who loved the outdoors and loved to ride.
Details remains scarce on the crash. Florida Highway Patrol believes it was a light-colored or red car with damage to the right front headlight that ended Todd’s life.
The family needs the community’s help. If you saw anything or know anyone who might have information about the crash, they are asking you contact local law enforcement or FHP.
Four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Lehigh Acres Sunday afternoon.
It happened on Sunshine Boulevard and June Avenue North at around 1 p.m.
According to witnesses, a red pickup truck was driving north on Sunshine Boulevard. At the same time, a silver Hyundai sedan was stopped at the intersection — waiting to make a left turn onto June Avenue North. That’s when the pickup truck rear-ended the sedan — sending the Hyundai into oncoming southbound traffic. The Hyundai then collided head-on with a Ford pickup truck.
Four people were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.
Sunshine Boulevard was blocked, but has since been reopened. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
In an interview today with Julian Davies, Director of Development/Construction for Blaidd Ddwrg International Media said “Do to the new fire assessment fee it is not economically viable for BDIM to build in Lehigh Acres.”
Blaidd Ddwrg International Media, was looking into buying the Old Greenbriar Lakes Property off of Joel Blvd. to build a 300,000 sq ft headquarter for its North American Operations, up to 50 company homes, a park, company daycare center, solar/wind power station and private water/sewer plant, with the intent of hiring nearly 850 SW Florida residents to fill the job opening over a 10 year period. For a total economic impact of nearly 30 million US Dollars in the first year, and an estimated 2 to 5 million per year after into the Lehigh Acres economy.
“Lehigh Acres has been our home for 4 years now, and we have come to love this town. But you cannot run a company at a lost, and hope it to be a financial success.” said BDIM CFO Ling Su Ye.
We at the Lehigh Acres Gazette will continue to follow the economic fallout of the fire assessment as it develops.
Donna Thewlis, artist and writer, is the featured artist for the month of November at Lehigh Regional Medical Center, 1500 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres. Stop in from November 5th until December 2nd to see this talented artist’s beautiful artwork at the hospital cafeteria Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ms. Thewlis is a member of Arts of the Inland (AOI) and is an award-winning artist from Lehigh. She won 2nd Place in the recent AOI Perceptions Art Show for her artwork “Yaaawow” and Honorable Mention for her piece “Peek-a-boo” in the AOI Inspirations Art Show held April 6, 2014 in Lehigh. Donna works in various mediums including using powdered minerals on porcelain then firing the piece several times in a kiln. This art form has roots in ancient China and is still alive today. She belongs to several porcelain painting organizations throughout Florida. Donna is also a writer.
Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 public charity, supporting the Visual, Literary and Performing Artists in the inland communities of South Florida. For further information contact: email@example.com or 239-303-5849.
Today nearly 150 people celebrated Veterans Day at Veteran Park. Lehigh children’s choir and the Lehigh concert band participated in the event . Click here to see other photos.
St. Raphael Fall Festival click here for are Facebook page
November 13-16, 2014
2514 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres 33971
Tel: (239) 369-1831
It is that time of year again for the St. Raphael Fall Festival. For more details on the entertainment please review the Calender app above.
Bake Sale: All 4 days in Parish Hall—early on Sunday (Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus)
Silent Auction/Gift Baskets: All 4 days in Parish Hall
Italian Dinner: Saturday only served from 5pm – 8pm
Four adults were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital after their SUV rolled over on State Route 82. Troopers for the Florida Highway Patrol say the injuries did not appear to be serious.
The SUV rolled about 25 feet off of SR 82. FHP blames wet pavement for a role in the crash.
SR 82 opened up a short time after the crash, but the commotion created traffic backups typically unusual for a Sunday afternoon.
Lehigh Acres Fire Department had to respond to an accident involving one of their own. About 11:30 Sunday morning, a brush truck responding to a fire call flipped over on Leonard Boulevard at 15th Street SW. The accident caused minor delays.
Assistant Fire Chief Ken Craft said the brush truck was on a run to check an illegal burn when the crash happened at 15th Street and Leonard Boulevard.
The firefighter driving the brush truck was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries. He was wearing his safety belt at the time and that may have saved his life.
Both FHP and Lehigh Fire Department are investigating the cause of the crash.
Lehigh Acres Gazette is hoping to get a damage report and find out what happened that led up to the crash.
A bicyclist is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Lehigh Acres Friday night.
It happened on Sunshine Boulevard – just south of 13th Street West — at 11:10 p.m.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the bicyclist was riding in the southbound lane of the Sunshine Boulevard without the proper lighting for night-time riding.