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Postal News: USPS set to deliver approximately 16 billion pieces of mail

November 23, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service announced it is ready to deliver a lot of cheer — in the form of roughly 16 billion cards, letters and packages — this holiday season. more »»

 
 
 
Critical Wildlife Areas important for county wildlife conservation

November 16, 2016 Florida is renowned for its spectacular bird life. more »»

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service lists holiday mailing, shipping deadlines

November 9, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service announced the holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations as customers begin to prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season. more »»

Postal News: Mailing dates for delivery to diplomatic, military service members

November 2, 2016 Ensuring those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. more »»

Postal News: Breast cancer research fundraising stamps available at post offices

October 26, 2016 As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the U.S. more »»

Those claiming malfeasance are uninformed or being misleading

October 19, 2016 I subscribe to the mantra that if one cannot say something nice, it is best to say nothing at all. It saddens me that this is not the way that political speech is conducted toda. more »»

Postal News: Star Trek stamps boldly launched from over 31,000 post offices

September 14, 2016 Nearly 50 years to the day of the original airing of “Star Trek,” the U.S. Postal Service recently dedicated the Star Trek Forever stamps at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. more »»

One veteran suicide is too many

September 14, 2016 Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released results of the largest and most comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide ever conducted. more »»

Postal News: Holiday window views to be featured on Forever stamps

August 24, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service recently announced that this year’s contemporary holiday stamps will highlight the role windows play during the holidays. more »»

Postal News: Post Office to host Passport Fair; Spanish-speaking staff to assist

August 17, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service is holding a Passport Fair at the Lehigh Acres Post Office, at 1201 Business Way, on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Watercraft and algae are double whammy for manatees

August 10, 2016 The number of watercraft-related manatee deaths has been ticking steadily upward since the start of the year. more »»

Postal News: New stamps to commemorate America’s favorite domestic pets

August 10, 2016 In a tribute to America’s favorite pets, the U.S. more »»

Postal News: Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary celebrated on Forever stamps

August 3, 2016 The U.S. Postal Service, in partnership with Warner Bros. more »»

LRMC shocked at statement made by association member

July 27, 2016 During the July monthly Lehigh Ministerial Association meeting, hosted by Lehigh Regional Medical Center, the concept of presenting a “Hands Across Lehigh” event as a show unity in Lehigh Acres was... more »»

Scott, state agencies need to step up, take responsibility

July 20, 2016 Recently a state of emergency was declared for Lee, Martin and St. Lucie counties from the filthy water and toxic algae spilling from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. more »»

Despite silence from legislators in Florida, group to prevent gun violence perseveres

July 13, 2016 A coalition of more than 70 organizations that called on state legislators to convene a special session by July 4 to ban assault weapons and strengthen background checks will continue to fight,... more »»

When Orlando needed it most, the world came to our aid

June 29, 2016 More than a week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violenc. more »»

Beware of common rallying cry for more state land buying

June 22, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. more »»

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service to host passport fair on Saturday in Fort Myers

June 22, 2016 The Postal Service is holding a passport fair at Fort Myers Page Field Post Office, at 2655 N. Airport Road, Fort Myers, on June 25 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. more »»

Medicare Part B reimbursement cuts are backdoor rationing

June 15, 2016 Imagine being denied treatment for cancer because Washington bureaucrats decided that a cutting-edge new therapy that could cure you just wasn’t “cost effective. more »»

U.S. Sugar’s advertising ignores missing piece of puzzle

June 8, 2016 U.S. Sugar has placed several full-page newspaper advertisements reporting the “facts” about moving Lake Okeechobee water south. more »»

 
 

Live Nativity - One Starry Night December 9, 2016

Live Nativity Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 from 5 to 8 pm. One Starry Night is a multi-sensory, interactive Bethlehem experience for all ages at Christ United Methodist Church, 1430 Homestead Rd. N., Lehigh Acres, FL 33936. This event is free and open to the public. more »

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Beware of those deep potholes

June 7, 2013 Being from the north 17 years ago this year, the meaning of “potholes” has certainly changed my mind. more »

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