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Local scholarship scams can snag student savings

February 25, 2015 College acceptance letters have been going out to applicants in Southwest Florida, and families are facing the reality of how to pay for tuition, housing and cost of living that come with higher... more »»

LCSO: Man identified in death investigation

February 25, 2015 At about 12:51 a.m. Feb. 21, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4950 Centennial Blvd. in reference to a 911 call. Upon arrival, deputies encountered a man with serious injuries. more »»

Third SAFER grant not needed, fire chief reports

February 18, 2015 At a special meeting of the Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue District’s board of commissioners Friday night, Fire Chief John Wayne told his bosses they should not apply for a third SAFER grant from the... more »»

Radio star: Lehigh man is ‘prankster’ on Spanish radio station

February 18, 2015 “Radio is here to say … it’s the number one way of getting the word out and people can listen anywhere, in their homes, in their cars, on the Internet, and on their smartphones,” says Sandro... more »»

LCS offers free tax return prep

February 18, 2015 As much as a million and a half dollars could be pumped into Lehigh Acres this tax season, according to Mary Meador, a fourth-grade teacher at Gateway Charter School. more »»

More arrests expected in dismantling of alleged car theft ring

February 18, 2015 The theft of several Ford F-series trucks late last year has linked Lehigh Acres and several businesses in Fort Myers with burglaries and after an investigation, four men have been arrested and... more »»

Lee County coalition to hold annual Drug House Odyssey

February 18, 2015 Hundreds of Lee County fifth-graders will learn the negative consequences of drinking and driving next week during the 22nd annual Drug House Odyssey. more »»

Calendar of Events (2/18/15)

February 18, 2015 Editor’s note: To get items in the Calendar of Events, send us a note about the name of the organization, address, event and cost. Email or mtoadvine@breezenewspapers. more »»

Of Special Note (2/18/15)

February 18, 2015 Arts of the Inland picks Artist of the Month The Arts of the Inland’s Artist of the Month for February is Connie Killebrew. Two of her paintings have placed in local art show. more »»

Education Notes (2/18/15)

February 18, 2015 Publishers Showcase open to community The Lee County School District will host the Publishers Showcase on Feb. 26 from 4-7 p.m. more »»

Business Notes (2/18/15)

February 18, 2015 9 million tons of trash converted to electricity Lee County residents and visitors reached a milestone recently with 9 million tons of trash converted to electricity since 1994. more »»

Religion Notes (2/18/15)

February 18, 2015 Christ United Methodist names activities Christ United Methodist Church will hold an Ash Wednesday service today, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at 1430 N. Homestead Road. more »»

Senior victim in home robbery

February 18, 2015 Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down three men who robbed an 89-year-old Lehigh Acres woman in broad daylight on Feb. 12. more »»

LCSO reports death investigation ongoing

February 18, 2015 At approximately 10:15 a.m. Feb. 11, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was called to 1036 S. Gunby Ave. Upon arrival, deputies found a white man in the residence lying on his back and unresponsive. more »»

Crook holds up store at gunpoint

February 18, 2015 Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an armed robber who held up a Metro PCS stor. more »»

Park announces events

February 18, 2015 Hickey’s Creek Mitigation Park, at 17980 Palm Beach Blvd., presents the following upcoming programs: - Guided Walk: March 3 from 9-11 a.m. more »»

Authorities: Small steps to keep auto thieves at bay

February 18, 2015 In light of the recent arrests made in a string of car burglaries and thefts over the last two months, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers wants to remind residents that steps can keep them from... more »»

Local community bands together to help prevent dog fighting

February 18, 2015 Just days after the creation of the Go Fund Me entitled “Stop Illegal Dog Fighting,” $22,842 had been raised to enhance rewards for information leading to the arrest of individuals involved with the... more »»

‘War powers’ request from Obama garners local support

February 18, 2015 President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for authorization to use force against Islamic State militants such as ISIS, including the ability to deploy limited ground troops. more »»

WOW Festival scheduled for end of month

February 11, 2015 Mark your calendars for one of Lehigh Acres’s most popular celebrations with the Wings Over Water Festival, set Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»



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