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Business Notes (10/18/17)

October 18, 2017 JFK Medical chief of surgery joins LRMC Lehigh Regional Medical Center recently welcomed general surgeon Dr. George Kopidakis. more »»

LA-MSID, fire district seek assessments resolution

October 17, 2017 The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District and the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District were scheduled to meet this week regarding the fire assessments. On Oct. more »»

Florida's D-SNAP serves over 300,000 families

October 13, 2017 The Department of Children and Families and U.S. Department of Agriculture have implemented the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program in 24 counties as of Oct. 12, officials reported. more »»

The Expo to feature business showcase, job fair

October 11, 2017 The local chamber’s annual business showcase, along with a job fair, is back on the calendar after being postponed due to Hurricane Irma. more »»

Annual cut-a-thon to benefit autism, breast cancer groups

October 11, 2017 A Lehigh Acres beauty salon, joined by several other local barbers, is offering haircuts for donations this weekend to raise funds and awareness for autism and breast cance. more »»

Public meeting set for Gunnery, 8th Street improvements

October 11, 2017 A public meeting is planned for an intersection improvement project in Lehigh Acres. The Lee County Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting on Oct. more »»

Aiding felines: Fortunate Ferals earns grant from state

October 11, 2017 A not-for-profit focused on helping to mitigate the local feral cat population has received a much needed grant to help the organization continue to trap, neuter, and return the feline. more »»

Sudden infant death syndrome awareness training set

October 11, 2017 Residents are invited to attend a sudden infant death syndrome awareness training. more »»

VFW Post 4174 to hold fundraiser to help cover repair costs from Irma

October 11, 2017 VFW Post 4174 in Lehigh Acres was critically damaged during Hurricane Irma, and officials are asking for the community’s support to help rebuild the post. A fundraiser will be held Oct. 14 from 2 p.m. more »»

Of Special Note (10/11/17)

October 11, 2017 VegHeads giving seeds The VegHeads 4-H youth club has vegetable seeds available at the Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S. The variety packs are free. more »»

Calendar of Events (10/11/17)

October 11, 2017 Editor’s note: To place items in the Calendar of Events, email with the name of the organization, address, and event and contact information. more »»

Education Notes (10/11/17)

October 11, 2017 District given $10.3M grant The School District of Lee County is one of 32 school systems in the United States awarded a grant from the 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program. more »»

Religion Notes (10/11/17)

October 11, 2017 Lee Boulevard Baptist to hold Revivals Lee Boulevard Baptist Church, at 3107 Lee Blvd., will host the following activities: - Oct. 15: Revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. - Oct. 16-18: Revival at 7 p.m. more »»

Lee County Solid Waste announces new website, disposal locations

October 6, 2017 Lee County has launched a new Hurricane Irma Daily Updates landing page on its Solid Waste website. It also has started opening drop-off locations for residential horticultural debris from the storm. more »»

School district awarded $10.3 million grant

October 5, 2017 The School District of Lee County is one of 32 school systems in the United States awarded a grant from the 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program. more »»

Double SNAP benefits at farmers markets in October

October 5, 2017 Due to Hurricane Irma’s impact, Fresh Access Bucks is enabling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to match their SNAP benefits up to $40 in Fresh Access Bucks toward the... more »»

Almost $28 million budget passes for fire district

October 4, 2017 Commissioners unanimously approved the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District’s nearly $28 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year during its Sept. 28 budget hearing and meeting. more »»

Rock out: Local groups’ event aims to raise awareness

October 4, 2017 Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Mothers Empowering Other Women Inc. and the Facebook group Lehigh Acres Rocks are throwing an event to raise awareness for the issue. more »»

LCSO offers ways to Celebrate Safe Communities during October

October 4, 2017 October is National Crime Prevention Month, a time set aside for residents and law enforcement to spotlight the Celebrate Safe Communities initiative by joining together to promote community safety,... more »»

Destiny Diaper Bank donates adult diapers to Puerto Rico storm victims

October 4, 2017 Due to Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall, Puerto Rico is in ruins and people are flocking for supplies, which are running low. more »»



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