Used by Permission Written By Jim Turner The News Service Of Florida
People trying to push Florida’s Republican Party further to the right say the state organization is “scrambling” as it defends a pair of incumbent lawmakers from primary opposition.
The Republican Party of Florida, which declined to discuss its strategy, spent $40,357 the first week of August in four of the five Senate contests in which sitting members have drawn GOP opponents.
The majority of the money was used on internal polling and consulting for the campaigns of Sen. Thad Altman of Rockledge and Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto of Fort Myers. Altman is being challenged by Melbourne Beach resident Monique Miller in District 16 on the Space Coast, while Benacquisto is going up against Michael Dreikorn, president of the Bokeelia Civic Association, for the District 30 seat in Charlotte and Lee counties.
Miller and Dreikorn are pressing the two lawmakers on issues such as budget spending, undocumented-immigrant tuition and the Second Amendment, as well as hot local issues such as passenger rail service on the East Coast and water quality on both coasts.
Even though kids are back at school, Southwest Florida offers year-round opportunities for water fun and water safety. Enroll your child for swim lessons today.
Lee County Parks & Recreation invites you to visit your Lehigh Acres Community Pool. It is heated and open to the public year-round. Fall swim lessons begin in September with a range of skill levels taught by American Red Cross certified instructors. Classes are available for ages six months to adult. Classes are affordable — eight classes for just $50.
Express Homes Southwest Florida has announced a new decorated model is available for viewing at The Grove, a new community in Lehigh Acres that offers affordable homes.
The public is invited to tour the Birch model, which is one of three available floor plans and offers approximately 1,753 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage, priced from $151,990.
Ranging from 1,522 to 1,805 square feet of approximate living space, these new single-family homes are fully equipped and ready for move in, starting in the mid-$100s.
A big problem is looming for the Lehigh Acres High Schools.
Student population is exploding and in just three years the district will be at its capacity.
By the end of this year, Lee County expects to reach 89,000 students.
The district says it needs two new high schools. One is needed in Lehigh Acres the other in Bonita Springs where the largest influx of students is being seen.
District leaders say there is just one big problem. They don’t have the money needed to build the new facilities.
Come out and celebrate Smokey the Bear’s 70th birthday. Forestry and Smoky will be at Koreshan along with all kinds of equipment, giveaways, demonstrations and kids activities. Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Park admission, $5 for two to eight people in a vehicle, $4 for one person in a vehicle. Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, 992-0311.
“Y’all Spoken Here” Tagline As Famous As The Langford Kids
By Don Browne
Many decades of Langford Ford customers will be greeted with a new owner after the end of August at the Ford dealership at 851 South Main Street in LaBelle.
Doug Plattner, of Plattner’s LaBelle Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram will soon officially take over LaBelle’s landmark Ford dealership.
MATT SMITH, Independent Journalist
A common occurrence during the start of rainy season on the SW Area of the State is those pesky mosquitoes. They always come and right on time is our Mosquito Control District in the local area going into action with systematic spraying and special area spraying. What’s different this year is that illegal’s are not the only thing slipping across the border, a new virus has slipped across and not only into Florida but places like Haiti and Puerto Rico, where this disease is at epidemic proportions this year.
Our partners at Blaidd Ddwrg International Media has confirmed that there was a death in Sarasota County from the flesh-eating bacteria.
New warnings issued Monday surrounding a flesh-eating bacteria found in the ocean that has already killed several people in Florida.
Vibrio vulnificus, a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera and it thrives in warm saltwater. “Since it is naturally found in warm marine waters, people with open wounds can be exposed to Vibrio vulnificus through direct contact with seawater,” the Florida Department of Health said in a statement.
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Lehigh’s Daily Grind located Villages of Lehigh, just off Taylor Lane at 1251Taylor Lane #5B behind the American Legion.
Serving homemade (Made from Scratch) breakfast and lunch…. The Lehigh’s Daily Grind is open Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sundays from 7 a.m. to noon with breakfast.
You don’t need reservations at The Lehigh’s Daily Grind, but they do suggest that if you bring in a big party of a dozen or more people, you may want to call ahead at 239-368-5527. With seating more than 30 people and the owners say diners can also eat outside in the patio.
Margaret Serna and her partner Jason Peppers are the owners of The Lehigh’s Daily Grind and they have said if you print this article and bring it in and purchase a breakfast or lunch entrée and you’ll received a special gift from the homemade bakery department.
Serna is the baker of the scrumptious cakes and pies in their 24 foot dessert show case which you can buy them by the slice or by the whole cake or pie.
Some of the local testimonials so far:
Little hidden treasure in Lehigh Acres. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed! By J Gourley
Check out the desserts! The Elvis peanut butter, chocolate and banana pie is awesome! Mmmm! By S Cahill
“Each day we have different sandwich combinations and specials, all posted when you come in the boards,” Serna said.
Everything here is handmade with love all the breads are baked daily and they use the best roast beef, turkey and chickens for our meals and even ground their own meat for their burgers, no filers in this ground beef.
Check out Lehigh’s Daily Grind Specials on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lehighgrind or call them 239-368-5527. Lehigh’s Daily Grind is located in the Villages of Lehigh, just off Taylor Lane at 1251Taylor Lane #5B behind the American Legion.