Lehigh Regional donates $30,000 to the Lehigh Acres Senior Center
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In his single-family home on an acre lot in a remote northern part of Lehigh Acres, Charles Edwards has been leading his own personal farm to table movement.
But the one-man sustainability movement suffered a blow in mid-April when a certified letter arrived from a county code enforcement officer, informing him to either get rid of his flock of seven chickens, or face fines of $250 per day. Breakfast is orange juice from his grove and spinach omelet from the output of his backyard garden and his chicken coop.
“What I’m asking you for is change the zoning, not to allow roosters that make noise, just for some hens in the back yard,” Edwards told Lee County commissioners during public comment period Tuesday.
“I’m not asking for free range for chickens, all I’m asking is some common sense,” he said. “These chickens make no noise, you can’t hear my chickens, they don’t smell, they don’t get in the neighbor’s yard.”
Lee County prohibits the keeping of domestic chickens. Bonita Springs initiated an experimental backyard chicken pilot program in 2012 and made it permanent last year. Fort Myers adopted its own two-year chicken experiment last year.
Board Chair Frank Mann, who represents Lehigh Acres on the commission, said the region’s community council considered the issue of backyard chickens but decided not to propose an ordinance change to the commissioners.
One of Southwest Florida’s most prominent shopping plazas, the Gulf Coast Town Center, is officially hitting the auction block.
It’s reportedly the biggest stand-alone foreclosure in county history, totaling more than $212 million.
The online foreclosure auction is slated to take place on May 18th.The foreclosure comes after Wells Fargo sued the mall’s owners last year for defaulting on their $191 million loan.
Details of the foreclosure filing can be viewed HERE .
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Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown man who stole a water pressure tank during broad daylight from a Lehigh Acres home last week.
Just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, an unidentified Hispanic male pulled up to a home in the 2700 block of Sunshine Boulevard N. and made his way to the side of the house, where the water system was hooked up. The man methodically dismantled the system and carried the tank back to an older model Chevy Astro van, then left with the stolen items in tow. This was the second time in two months that this same victim had his water system stolen. Due to a previous burglary of the home back in December, the homeowner decided to install security cameras, which now will hopefully lead to the identification and subsequent arrest of the man responsible for at least one of the three crimes.
Anyone with information on the identity of the water tank thief 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<http://www.swflcrimestoppers.org/> or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.
Audibel Hearing Centers is proud to announce its Grand Opening of the Lehigh Acres office this Tuesday May 2nd. Audibel Hearing Centers has 18 offices throughout the state of Florida and provides outstanding hearing health care to those in need. For Audibel’s Grand Opening they will be offering Free Hearing Screenings and 50% off of MSRP for hearing aids with the latest advanced nano technology. Please call to set an appointment or come by and visit us.
Located in The Medicine Shoppe at 57 Homestead Rd N, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. Call 888-504-2666 for appointments.
Matthew Seiler son of Diane and Timothy Zigrossi of Lehigh Acres. He will be running in the 400 meter and the 200 meter. All three of these athletes participatd as a part of Lee County Special Olympics. The State event is to be held May 21st and 22nd at ESPN Disney.
Joseph Pearson of Healthy Harvest Farms was arrested for misdemeanor Domestic Violence Battery on April 18, 2016.
According to Pearson it was a misunderstanding with his fiancé and they are working this out.
We tried reach his fiancé for comment no one would answer the phone.
According David Deetscreek the Chairman of the Board of Healthy Harvest Farms, said the board has been notified of the issue. We are waiting to see what the court does, if anything.
According to Lee County Sheriff’s website Pearson has been arrested 10 other times for misdemeanor charges including one other Domestic Violence in 1995.
Firefighters are battling a brush fire near Maddock Place and Maddock Street East in Lehigh Acres, the Florida Forest Service said.
The brush fire is in a heavily wooded area. Officials believe the fire has spread from about 5- 10 acres.
It is unknown if any structures are in danger.
No further details were immediately available.