This is the dawning of the age of aquariums, the age of aquariums…(aquaria?)
You probably know by now that true to our EnRichment initiative, there are several community organizations and service projects we’re passionate about, from Cape Coral Hospital’s Pathway to Discovery toTanglewood Elementary’s outdoor classroom to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and even more. As the expertise represented by EnSite’s team was cultivated by early STEM learning opportunities, we feel it’s important to pay it forward to provide those types of opportunities to the next generation. We will come to rely on them someday – before we know it! – to design communities that are sustainable and that will fulfill the needs of their residents and stakeholders long into the future.
To that end, our own Jon Romine has been serving for a while now as president of the board for the Imaginarium Foundation, serving the interests of the Imaginarium Science Center and Southwest Florida Museum of History. Naturally fundraising is an important function of the foundation, with the Imagine Gala the major function for that function – ha!
The General Woman’s Club of Lehigh Acres held their Annual Fashion Show Luncheon at the Colonial Country Club, in Ft. Myers in March, to help raise funds in order to award scholarships to single parents living in Lehigh Acres. Again two years in a row, tickets sold out early. The event was a great success with the help of the members and businesses in Lehigh and Ft. Myers who donated the above raffle gifts. To help present the fashions courtesy of Chico’s from the Bell Tower Mall were the above models who are also members of the Club. From left to right the models are Beverly Presnell, Margaret Switzer, Connie Puzevic, Marjorie Hill, Carolyn Bond, Linda Addison, Diane Lashua, Sandi Jones and Club’s model coordinator Reba Money. For additional pictures of all the fashions please visit us on Facebook.
For more information about the Club and all their events, charity work or membership information, please contact Miriam Anderson at 239-823-3892 or at email@example.com. Also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/generalwomansclub.
Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency.
The $20 bill will be redesigned with Tubman’s portrait on the front, marking two historic milestones, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday. Tubman will become the first African-American on U.S. paper money and the first woman to be depicted on currency in 100 years.
The leader of the Underground Railroad will replace the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president and a slave owner, who will be pushed to the back of the bill.
AP is reporting that the cost of mailing a letter is going down.
Beginning Sunday, the price of a first-class stamp drops two cents, to 47 cents. The reduction is the result of an expiring surcharge that had been put in place in January 2014 to help the beleaguered Postal Service recoup $4.6 billion in losses dating back to the Great Recession.
Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan said in a statement that the forced rate reduction would exacerbate Postal Service losses. The agency estimated that it would lose $2 billion in annual revenue as a result.
Commercial and other postage rates also are declining.
In its latest financial report, the agency reported a $307 million profit between October and December of 2015, due in part to increases in holiday shipping.
Southwest Florida is asking for the public’s help tracking down four violent offenders, who have been arrested a collective 148 times in Lee County alone.
Over the last three weeks, Keeshall Whitfield (DOB 9/24/75), Reginald Tucker (DOB 1/1/80), Christopher Banks (10/2/71) and Mark Deforge (DOB 1/16/74) have all committed acts of violence in the central part of Lee County. All are repeat offenders with lengthy criminal histories and each have active warrants for their arrest for battery charges. Whitfield, who has been booked 71 times into the jail, is wanted for getting into a physical altercation with a female just before Easter. Tucker, a documented gang member with 22 priors under his belt, is wanted for throwing the victim on the ground over a dispute regarding a bus pass. Banks, a 35 time offender, is wanted for throwing a chair and becoming violent with a victim who was trying to break up a verbal altercation between Banks and a female. Deforge is a registered convicted felon, who punched a female in the face and shoved her into a doorway on March 18. He has 20 prior arrests on his rap sheet.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these four offenders is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
The staff of the Lehigh Acres Gazette would like to thank each and everyperson that reads, shares and comments on article. So enjoy the good laugh, we sure have.
Lloyd at Lloyd_Richardson86@yahoo.com wrote,
Haha holy (censored curse word) old man, tearing up grass in three wetlands doesn’t hurt the environment at all.. I have cousins there in Florida and look forward to going missing in that same spot you mentioned. I’ve been going every time I visit then there. I do have a question, what are you going to do about it? Local law enforcement doesn’t care, you can’t detain any citizens yourself, or at least that wouldn’t be a good idea on account your state has conceal carry… So seriously, what are you going to do? Write another angry letter and get your (censored curse word) ripped by the locals, again? I look forward yo visiting my family and going mudding. On a final note, get a life old man.
Chris at Cbraumiller@yahoo.com wrote,
lmao who the (censored curse word) cares! Rednecks are gunna do whatever is fun no matter how illegal it is. We like to get drunk get dirty go mudding and tear up stuff, now yes we get a lil carried away. Try to tell a redneck he or she can’t do something you’re not gunna like the outcome and if you hear the words hold my beer, you better pay attention because it’s about to get real interesting. CITY FOLKS JUST DONT UNDERSTAND.
In March the General Woman’s Club of Lehigh Acres met to finalize the plans for the Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon and gear up for the next event which is a Pre-Mother’s Day Tea Party. Two new members were also installed and are looking forward to helping out at our next event. The above picture show from left to right, Linda Addison, 1st Vice President, new members Janice Aquila and Sandy Durfee. and Aura Wilson, President.
The Club’s next event is The Pre-Mother’s Day Tea Party, to be held on Saturday, April 16, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and will be at the Faith Lutheran Church. The cost of the Tea Party is $10 per person and it is open to the public. Don’t forget – - there will be a prize for the best hat!
The next monthly meeting will be a memorial for all deceased members, The meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 15 at 1:00pm, at the Faith Lutheran Church, Sweatlock Hall, 705 Leeland Heights Blvd E, Lehigh Acres FL 33936. Guests are welcomed.
For more information about this organization, these events or membership information, please contact Miriam Anderson at 239-823-3892 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/generalwomansclub.
The Lehigh Concert Band will perform an incredible selection of music including the sing along tunes of Highlights from Jersey Boys, display the amazing technical skills of the euphonium solo Napoli, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s music from The Phantom of the Opera, emotional vocal solo renditions of What a Wonderful World and You Raise Me Up, the Irish dance stepping tune Lord of the Dance which is sure to get your feet moving, a swinging Original Dixieland Concerto, a stirring Overture called Sedona, a flute duet, some Disney music, Sousa and more. It is a not to be missed concert of
Lehigh’s only community concert band.
The Lehigh Concert Band All concerts are free with donations accepted. At the April concert all donations will be split between the band and Lehigh Community Services, and the band will also be awarding it’s music scholarship to one of its deserving members. Information on the band, the scholarship program, and other performance dates can be found on our website www.lehighconcertband.org. Saturday April 2, at 7:00 P.M. New Life Assembly, 5146 Leonard Blvd. S. Lehigh Acres.
Written by Cliff House
First and foremost, I appreciate you the Lehigh Acres Gazette returning my phone call yesterday and allowing me to tell you the story about my wonderful brother that lives in Lehigh Acres and what he is doing for the Law Enforcement community.
A little about myself to help you understand the importance of his support. I have been a Police Officer for 10 years and my wife is a Missouri State Trooper. Our father is also a Police Officer and has been for many years.
My brother is Skip House, who is a resident of Lehigh Acres. Skip is a wood worker and can build anything out of wood. He began making, what we call, Thin Blue Line plaques last year.
The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by the law enforcement community to symbolize and commemorate fallen police officers.
Skip made my father and me one last year and the word got out that many other officers, including citizens. They loved them and wanted them. When he began to receive such positive feedback and requests Skip decided he wanted to make the lines for officers killed in the line of duty. Skip was aware of all the negative publicity police officers were receiving and wanted to let officers know they are appreciated for the sacrifices they make on a daily basis.
My thin blue line is hanging in my house and I look at it every day before work. It is a great piece that allows me to do my job knowing that any day could be the day, I pay the ultimate sacrifice.
Once my father and I, began to show other officers the thin blue line plaques, the word spread quickly and Skip started to get many requests for them. Skip, who has a huge heart decided to show his respect for officers and decided to make the thin blue lines for a lot of different people/officers.
Was Jesus walking around Lehigh Acre, today? He was spotted walking down Lee Blvd!!!!