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The activities for July at the East County Regional Library offers topics for all ages.
The following activities are free to the public:
- Book Discussion: “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly
3:30 p.m. July 3
A New York socialite has her hands full at the French consulate, a Polish teenager becomes a courier for the resistance movement and an ambitious young German doctor finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course as they strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.
By Lehigh Acres Gazette
America’s addiction to opioid-based painkillers and heroin just got exponentially more dangerous than ever. The most potent painkiller on the market, prescribed by doctors for cancer treatment, is being made illicitly and sold on the streets, delivering a super high and, far too often, death.
The drug, fentanyl, has been around since the 1960s. Its potency works miracles, soothing extreme pain in cancer patients who are usually prescribed patches or lozenges. But it can also kill.
Fentanyl made headlines when it was identified as the cause of music legend Prince’s death.
Some drug dealers trick addicts by combining fentanyl with other drugs, like heroin, because it’s cheaper.
The drug can be taken as patch or pill but is usually abused intravenously.
Special to the Lehigh Acres Gazette Source Hope HCS
On June 13, the Dixieland Jazz Band gave their first performance at the Hope Care Center in Lehigh Acres. When the band members started showing up, they were worried that they would be too loud for our guests but were reassured that they were welcome.
The band started in the first wing, where two family members sat at a back table. As they set up, our volunteers started walking from room to room offering cake and ice cream to the residents and families. Staff members closed the doors to reduce the volume a little, but as soon as the band started playing, doors started reopening. Family members came out with big grins on their faces.
by Lehigh Acres Gazette
Committee Members: Rick Anglickis, Joan Cunningham, Diane Turrill, Mohammed Yasin
They have retained the services of Joe Mazurkiewicz, President BJM Consulting to do the feasibility study for the community of Lehigh Acres.
The Community Council would not specify where they get the $1000.00 retainer for Mazurkiewicz.
Joan Cunningham during the monthly month stated that the study would cost $27,000 plus they would need money to form a Political Action Committee.
By Lehigh Acres Gazette Sources AP, ABC News and The New York Times
Amazon said on Friday that it had agreed to buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, as the online retailer looks to conquer new territory in the supermarket aisle.
For Amazon, the deal marks an ambitious push into the mammoth grocery business, an industry that in the United States accounts for around $700 to $800 billion in annual sales. Amazon is also amplifying the competition with Walmart, which has been struggling to play catch-up to the online juggernaut.
First Tuesday of each month, Destiny Mobile Diaper Bank comes to Lehigh Acres to assist seniors in need of incontinence supplies that show Lehigh Acres resident photo ID, access letter from the state of Florida showing Medicaid or Food Stamps, and a prescription from your doctor stating the need for supplies. When you have these documents call 239-288-6209 and schedule your product need for July.
By Michael Rubinkam, AP – Photos by Lehigh Acres Gazette
Click here for Photos of the Memorial Day service in Lehigh Acres Fl
Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers.
The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. She’ll then visit Section 60, the final resting place of many service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“You can see it in people’s faces that they’re a little horrified that they forget this is what the day’s about,” said Jaslow, 34, who wears a bracelet bearing the name of a fallen comrade. “Culturally, we’ve kind of lost sight of what the days supposed to mean.”
Amid multi-million dollar settlements, multiple class-action lawsuits, financial woes and two leadership changes, 21st Century Oncology’s ongoing troubles continued on Thursday with the company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The company’s debts have totaled $1 billion, the newspaper reported.
Thursday filing is the latest negative development for the Fort Myers-based cancer care giant, which has been overwhelmed with controversy within the past two years
Homewatch CareGivers, a leading home care company domestically and internationally, announced today a strategic plan to expand into Lehigh Acres through franchising. This plan will allow the company to provide its high quality at-home assistive services to a greater number of clients throughout central Florida.
There are currently five offices in the state – Sarasota, Jacksonville, Lakewood Ranch, Palm Harbor and Northwest Tampa.