The teenager’s handy work starts at Gunnery Road near Leonard Boulevard and can be seen all the way to Lee Boulevard and east of there.
Up and down Gunnery Road, someone is trying to make a name for himself by spray painting his alias all over utility boxes, a water tank and several buildings.
According to Paul Lambertucci’s, while I was away, my daughter called and say they spray painted the whole place. (more…)
Lee County Electric Cooperative spokesperson says it values safety as everyone’s responsibility. This core value helped earn LCEC the National Safety Council (NSC) Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. The award honors LCEC’s employees who are diligent in working safely each and every day.
For eligibility, LCEC had to meet criteria set forth by the NSC. The award recognizes companies, and/or facilities that have reported injuries and illnesses that involved days away from work (lost time), equal to or less than 50 percent of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rating for their specific industry code (NAICS), and have had no fatalities during the previous calendar year. (more…)
Lehigh Acres resident Liz Eilf has been named president of the Lehigh Regional Medical Center’s Auxiliary Board for the term from 2012 to 2014. Eilf, who has been an active hospital volunteer for years, replaces Leonore King, 93, president from 2010-2011. King has spent 31 years as a volunteer donating 7,196 hours helping others.
The newly named president is no stranger to volunteering in the community. Eilf has been quite active in community-based organizations. She served as executive director for Lehigh Community services for a number of years.
“We have a wonderful group of volunteers here at the hospital. They are so important in what they do that what they do helps make the hospital function,” Eilf said as she peered down at a list of volunteers’ names.
Long considered the foremost and leading matron of the Lehigh Acres community, Myra Kessler was awarded the prestigious “Heart of Lehigh” award at the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce annual gala event held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Gateway Country Club. What came as no surprise to people who know Kessler, after winning $270 from a raffle conducted during the event, she immediately donated the proceeds to one of her favorite groups – Lehigh Community Services.
Kessler, 83, a long-time, and original community resident, received a tumultuous standing ovation after Ruth Anglickis beckoned her to the podium to receive this highest of awards honoring a Lehigh Acres resident. She was stunned, surprised as Anglickis stated, “It is with great pleasure that I have been asked to help present the Heart of Lehigh Award tonight, as it goes to a best friend of almost 50 years.”
The “Heart of Lehigh” is a relatively new honor created by the chamber that is bestowed upon a local resident that has made significant contributions to the community as well as the chamber and its members. The award is only handed out to a person who through their efforts and activities in the community deserves such honor and recognition. No one has any doubt Kessler is such a person. (more…)
The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold in a deal valued at $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said Monday, creating a huge grocery operator in the South.
Shares of Winn-Dixie, which has more than twice the number of stores of its buyer, jumped over 70 percent Monday. The company had struggled in the past, entering into bankruptcy protection in 2005, but has been revamping operations in recent years. (more…)