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Of Special Note (11/27/13)

November 29, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

New chairman, vice chairman elected to Lee County Commission

The annual election of the chairman and vice chairman of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners took place recently at a regular board meeting.

Commissioner Larry Kiker was nominated and elected by unanimous voice vote to serve as chairman, and Commissioner Brian Hamman was nominated and elected by unanimous voice vote to serve as vice chairman.

The chairman and vice chairman shall serve a one-year term.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the commission chambers, at 2120 Main St., Fort Myers.

Meeting minutes are available online at:

'Petsgiving' adoption special in Lee County

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is giving adopters a chance to receive $30 off the regular adoption fee in November.

When it comes to felines, get twice the love with two-for-one adoptions for all cats and kittens.

All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip ID and many other veterinary services, valued at more than $500.

Adoption applications may be submitted online.

View a current list of pets up for adoption and lost pets online. The Web site updates hourly.

Adoption hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For information, call (239) 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit:

Cat adoption special begins Black Saturday

Lee County Domestic Animal Services will kick off a Black Tie Affair on Black Saturday.

Beginning Nov. 30, all black and mostly black cats will be available for adoption for just $10.

Animal Services always offers two-for-one cat adoptions so adopters have the option of getting two cats for $10.

For the event, felines will be wearing their little black dresses and tuxedos as black cats are always in formal attire.

The variety available includes solid black, tuxedo (black and white), tortoise shell and black tabby, not to mention short, medium and long haired cats.

Potential adopters will have lots to choose from and are encouraged to check the agency's Web site at: for a peek at the cats and kittens currently available or to submit an adoption application online.

The site updates hourly.

All cats adopted are sterilized and receive age appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, microchip ID, feline aids and leukemia test, and county license for cats three months and older.

The adoption package is valued at more than $500.

The shelter is at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.

Regular adoption hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Libertarian Party of Lee County to meet

The Libertarian Party of Lee County will meet Dec. 4 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Judge Landis/Useppa Room at the Shoeless Joe's restaurant at Bell Tower in South Fort Myers.

Dinner is served from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and is self-pay.

The program, "Understanding and Using Florida's Public Records/Sunshine Laws," will begin at 7:45 p.m.

The club welcomes liberty-minded individuals of all party affiliations.

For information, visit: or call (239) 245-9267.

Letter carriers to take part in annual toy drive

In support of the Marine Corp's Toys For Tots Foundation, United States Postal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys left at mailboxes as they deliver mail on Dec. 7.

Participation is open to all post office customers in the Suncoast District, which includes ZIP codes beginning with the following first three digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347.

All toys collected will be distributed through the Toys For Tots program to provide a bright holiday for less fortunate children.

Forum to highlight marijuana pros, cons

The League of Women Voters will host a public forum on "Marijuana Matters?" at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, at 12600 University Drive, Fort Myers.

Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the controlled substance from many perspectives, including law enforcement, medical and recreational use, and abuse.

An amendment regarding the medical use of marijuana may be on the ballot in 2014.

The public is invited to attend.

The cost for breakfast is $15. Reservations required by Dec. 3.

To make a reservation, call (239) 278-1032 or e-mail

For information, contact the League of Women Voters at (239) 278-1032.

Ladies Auxiliary to hold Christmas dinner, dance

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus will host a Christmas dinner dance Dec. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Raphael's Church Hall on Lee Boulevard.

It is open to the public.

Music will be provided by Oldies but Goodies, with William "Bill" Corrion.

A chicken marcela dinner will be served.

Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple.

The event is BYOB.

There will be baskets raffled off and a 50/50 raffle held.

For tickets or information, call Mindy at (239) 822-0218 or Virginia at (239)?369-5974.

Free monthly art demos

Instructor June De Vincent will give a free demonstration of a different art medium on the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. at the Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S.

For ages 14 and older.

The schedule is as follows:

- Jan. 15: Rice paper

- Feb. 19: Optical illusion art

For information, call (239) 369-1521 or visit:

Pool offers fall swim lessons, aerobics

The Lehigh Acres Community Pool, at 1400 W. Fifth St., is hosting fall swim lessons.

A range of skill levels are offered for all ages by American Red Cross-certified instructors.

Eight classes are $50.

Commit to get fit with aqua aerobics. Choose the fast-paced workout at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, or the low-impact National Arthritis Foundation-sponsored class at 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Classes are in chest-deep water, 45 minutes in length and do not heavily impact joints.

There are lifeguards on-duty; lap swimmers are welcome.

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for ages 17 and under, and $2 for seniors.

For details, call (239) 369-8277 or visit:

Pickin' In The Park scheduled

Musicians come together to perform during Pickin' In The Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the lodge by the lake at the rear of Veterans Park.

The public is welcome to join in playing or just enjoy the music. There is no charge.

For information, call (239) 369-1521.

Children's Choir plans rehearsals

The Lehigh Children's Choir rehearses from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cayuga Music Studio, at 1100 Homestead Road.

For information, call (239) 368-2488.

Calling all musicians

The Lehigh Concert Band has open spots for any concert band musician who can play at a high school or college level or above.

The season runs from November to April, and the band rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Blvd.

Performances are held as the full band or in small groups at least once a month at festivals, churches and retirement homes in Lehigh Acres and Southwest Florida.

Those interested in joining are invited to stop by a Tuesday rehearsal or any performance.

For information, visit online at:



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