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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 »»

Calendar of Events (10/4/17)

October 4, 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 »»

Offering aid

October 4, 2017 On Sept. more »»

Of Special Note (10/4/17)

October 4, 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 »»

Business Notes (10/4/17)

October 4, 2017 First round of hurricane relief funds released locally In partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, United Way has distributed over $400,000 in supplemental funding from the SWFL... more »»

Religion Notes (10/4/17)

October 4, 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 »»

Florida Department of State to launch online voter registration

September 29, 2017 The Florida Department of State will launch the new online voter registration website Oct. 1. A move directed by the Florida Legislature, the website RegisterToVoteFlorida. more »»

Volunteers needed for Neighborhood Accountability Boards

September 29, 2017 Volunteers are needed for Neighborhood Accountability Boards and a training session is planned. A Neighborhood Accountability Board is a voluntary diversion program for youth who committed a crime. more »»

D-SNAP now available for Lee County

September 28, 2017 The USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is now available in Lee County. Residents can apply at: more »»

Financial Aid Nights scheduled to help students

September 28, 2017 There are a number of ways students can get the financial help they need to make their college or university dreams a reality, according to officials. more »»

LCSO honors students at awards ceremony

September 28, 2017 Humanitarian concern, honesty, integrity, positive decision making and heroism were recognized today during the Lee County Sheriff's Office's “Do The Right Thing” awards ceremony. more »»

County tackles mosquito problem following Irma

September 27, 2017 Lehigh Acres residents not only have been dealing with a lack of electricity and water following Hurricane Irma, but they also are encountering a rise in mosquitoes. more »»

LCEC, FPL point to planning for power restoration efforts

September 27, 2017 With most of Lehigh Acres getting its electricity back over the course of last week and the weekend, Lee County Electric Cooperative and Florida Power & Light Company credited sticking to a pla. more »»

Lee County Solid Waste provides debris pickup update

September 27, 2017 Lee County has collected 63,000 cubic yards of debris in the first 10 days since post-Hurricane Irma cleanup began, officials reported today. more »»

She's a hero: Abigail, rehabbed by Lehigh rescue, wins American Humane award

September 27, 2017 From near death to a miracle recovery, local pit-bull mix Abigail, who was nursed back to health in Lehigh Acres, was named the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog. The awards gala took place Sept. more »»



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