The Inaugural Scream on the Green Halloween Haunted Walk is being held on Friday, & Saturday – October 24, & 25 then again Thursday & Friday of the following week – October 30 & 31 from 7 – 10 p.m. at Copperhead Golf Club in Lehigh Acres off Beth Stacey, a Lehigh Acres Rotary Event.
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Over 20 students from the East Lee County High School Interact Club volunteered to work the Haunted Walk.
The Lehigh Acres Kiwanis Club will have a Trunk & Treat event set up on October 31st.
Admission is $3 per person, $1 off with a donation of a can of food to be given to Lehigh Community Services Food Pantry.
Halloween is Friday, October 31st. Safety should be everyone’s goal to make the occasion fun instead of a tragic nightmare. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office offers the following safety tips:
• Parents should accompany young children.
• Don’t go inside a stranger’s house, no matter what anyone says.
• Trick-or-Treaters should always be in groups so they aren’t a tempting target for real life goblins.
• Make a map of your Trick-or-Treat route and check it against the sex offender database.
• Stay in your own neighborhood or look for publicized events at area malls or shopping centers.
• Stop only at well lighted houses.
• Carry a flashlight or light stick.
• Wear light colored clothing or costumes.
• Use make up instead of a mask so you can see.
• Always keep a safe distance between you and moving cars.
• Be respectful of other people and their property.
• Screen all treats before you eat them.
• Don’t accept and, especially, don’t eat anything not commercially wrapped.
• Start early, end early. Use sidewalks or walk facing traffic.
• Stop, look and listen at corners.
• Walk, don’t run.
• Don’t go between parked cars or crisscross back and forth across streets or into traffic.
• Don’t carry sharp instruments. And never carry a lighted torch or candle.
In less than two weeks voters will decide whether or not to pass a fire assessment of $292 that would replace property taxes.
“I will tell you, I am going to vote no,” said resident Mohamed Yasin.
“It’s no different than paying homeowner’s insurance,” said Jennifer Combs.
Combs and Yasin both have their reasons behind the way they plan to vote.
St Raphael’s to hold 20th annual Fall Festival, November 13-16, Thursday-Sunday. Family friendly fun all four days. Carnival rides and games with arm-band specials Friday night, Saturday afternoon and 4-day special. Big Tent entertainment each day with nightly live music, including Friday night Country, Saturday night Salsa, Sunday night Latin. Food of all kinds, BBQ, Mexican, Hispanic, Italian, Carnival and American cuisine. The church staff will host each day Silent auction, Gift basket raffle, and Bake sale, with a special Saturday night Italian Dinner 5-8pm. Enjoy Lehigh Acres favorite annual fall festival. www.SRFallFest.com for more details and complete schedule. St Raphael Catholic Church, 2514 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres. 239-369-1831.
The Fire Chief admitted that he will lay off up to 46 firefighters on April 1 even if the fire tax assessment is passed.
Fire Chief what’s new fire station in North Sunshine Blvd.
And chief stated that he is starting cut back online firefighters from 21 to 18 daily and starting close down station 105 now.
Voters in the Lehigh Acres fire district will decide fire tax assessment on the Nov. 4 ballot. This item is the very last item on your ballot.
The Fire Department says it needs the money ….. But they have not looked into other cost saving methods, why? And now is using your tax dollars against you the tax payers in Lehigh Acres.
The Fire Department and union has wasted more money to date on this campaign then it costs to hire a new firefighter in Lehigh Acres.
The lies and half-truths that the fire department and union are saying are not based on real facts.
It’s time to say NO NEW TAXES in Lehigh Acres.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
1:00 – 3:00 pm (Registration opens @ 12:30 pm)
Veterans Park Recreation Center Gym (239-369-1521)
55 Homestead Rd., South, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
Donation Fee $10.00 **FREE DOOR PRIZES**
(cash or check payable to Hope Health Care Services)
On October 17th, 2014, Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a just occurred Occupied Burglary in Lehigh Acres.
Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 14 year old female woke up to find a strange man standing over her. The man grabbed the girl and told her to be quiet. The girl kicked the man and screamed for help. The suspect fled the residence on foot.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office East District detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. During the investigation, a person of interest was identified and located. After a fingerprint comparison, detectives arrested Brian Michael Comiskey for Burglary (with Assault or Battery). Comiskey has numerous arrests in Lee County going back to 2001 and is currently on probation for a previous burglary.
At 2:30 A.M. on October 19th, 2014, Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a robbery at the 7-11, located at 4325 Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres. Witnesses state that a male entered the store, brandished a black firearm, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a light skin black or Hispanic male, between 5’9” and 6’, approximately 140 lbs., wearing a gray sweatshirt and light gray pants.
The suspect’s face was completely covered with a mask. Upon leaving the store, the suspect fled to the south.
If you can identify this suspect, or know anything about this morning’s armed robbery of the 7-11, call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000. Or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be made online atwww.swflcrimestoppers.org, through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone or by texting CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
(Lehigh Acres) The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) has issued a Sewer Break Advisory Notice in the FGUA Lehigh Acres System. Customers should not experience any interruption of service. This is a 12 inch sewer force main break that occurred at approximately 4PM at the intersection of Homestead Road and Alabama Road in Lehigh Acres, FL.
The cause of the break has not yet been determined. Service crews are on site assessing the damage to the pipe. Due to the location of the break, repairs are anticipated to take 8-10 hrs. Upon completion of repairs, a report will be prepared by the System Operator and submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection.
For additional information or updates, FGUA customers may contact the FGUA Lehigh Acres Utility Systems Customer Service Office at (239) 368-1615, or visit the FGUA web site at http://www.fgua.com/outages-and-notices
Sinkhole or collapse pipe under road on Homestead Road in the corner of Alabama Road,
The hole in the the center lane on Homestead Road.
Use caution when driving on Homestead Rd