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Of Special Note (5/17/17)

May 17, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Clerk of Court schedules events

The Lee County Clerk of Court will host Special Passport Days at the Lee County Clerk of Court, Recording Office, 2115 Second St., Second Floor, Fort Myers, on:

- Today-May 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Required fees, documents and more can be found online.

Select the "Passports link" on the website or call 239-533-5007 to get things started.

It will also host a seminar, called "The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services," on Oct. 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lakes Regional Library, at 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers.

General Woman's Club to award scholarships

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will hold its final meeting of the season on May 19 at noon in Sweatlock Hall at the Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

The club will award six scholarships, as well as install the newly-elected officers for 2017-18.

There will also be a potluck.

For details or to attend, contact Nancy Bragg at 239-634-2572 or

For information, visit at:

Horizon Foundation to provide update

The Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office will host the Horizon Foundation's investor update and council's membership meeting on May 19 at 8:30 a.m. in Building U at Florida SouthWestern State College, at 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.

Networking and a light breakfast will take place at 8 a.m.

Dean Cannon, executive vice president of the GrayRobinson law firm, will present a recap of the recent Florida Legislative session.

Mark Livingston, senior director for security and deputy undersecretary of the Navy (policy), will also speak.

To register, email

Gulf Coast Writers Association to meet

The Gulf Coast Writers Association will meet on May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Zion Lutheran Church, at 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers.

Guest speaker Don Platt will reveal some secrets about publishing, including the ins and outs of a book contract.

First-time guests are free.

For information, visit online at: or call 770-906-7885.

Child Death Review meeting open to public

A Child Death Review meeting will be held on May 22 at 9 a.m. at the Children's Advocacy Center, at 3830 Evans Ave., Fort Myers.

Hosted by Special Victims Unit Chief Francine Donnorummo, the meeting will gather experts in the field of dealing with child deaths, as well as will work to generate community action plans.

It is open to the public.

Other law enforcement agencies from throughout the 20th Judicial Circuit attend, as well as the Department of Health, women's shelters, children advocacy centers, hospitals, the Department of Education, Florida Department of Children and Families, Medical Examiner's Office and more.

The Child Death Review Committee is designed to analyze the details surrounding a child's death in the past year and the steps that could be taken to prevent tragedy in the future. It involves accidental deaths, as well as criminal deaths.

VFW to host Memorial Day Observance

The American Legion Post 323 will host its annual Memorial Day Observance on May 29 at 10 a.m. at Lee Memorial Park, at 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers.

The public is invited to attend.

The guest speaker is Armando Hernandez, a former U.S. Marine who served in Fallujah, Iraq.

Hernandez is the program manager of the Home Base Southwest Florida Warrior Health and Fitness Program. It helps post-9/11 veterans by providing a free six-month program designed to improve their physical health and well being through physical exercise and education on healthy living.

For details, contact Commander Robert Hewitt at 239-369-3178.

LCSO to hold seminars

The Lee County Sheriff's Office will host a series of educational seminars at the United Healthcare Medicare Store, at 6900 Daniels Parkway, Unit 23-C, Fort Myers.

The following dates and topics are planned:

- May 30: Aviation - How criminals are found from the air

- June 6: Active Shooter for the Community - What should you do?

- June 27: Agriculture Unit - How do they protect the animals?

- July 25: ID Theft - How vulnerable are you?

- Aug. 1: SS Benefits Hacking - Are your benefits safe?

- Aug. 29: Home Improvement Fraud - What you need to know

- Sept. 5: Residential Security - Are you a target for a burglar?

- Sept. 26: Cell Dogs - Meet the dogs and learn how they are trained

Each session will begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.

Seating is limited; reservations required at 239-561-9142.

Casino Night planned

The Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce will host Casino Night on June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Seminole Casino & Hotel Immokalee, at 506 South First St., Immokalee.

Free with RSVP; without RSVP it is $10 at the door.

The Business Happy Hour will include appetizers, two free drinks and dessert.

There will be drawings for prizes donated by area businesses; bring your business card to be entered into the big raffle drawing.

Round-trip transportation available for $15 per person; leave the chamber at 5:15 p.m. and return to the chamber at 10 p.m. Deadline to register for round-trip transportation is June 22.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

For information or to register, call 239-369-3322 or visit:

Community pool offers variety of classes

The Lehigh Acres Community Pool, at 1400 W. Fifth St., is heated and open year-round.

A range of swim lesson skill levels are offered, including adult beginners; all taught by American Red Cross Certified instructors.

Eight classes for $50.

Commit to get fit with aqua aerobics. Choose from a fast-paced workout at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday or the ultra-low impact class at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Classes are 45 minutes long in chest deep water.

Lifeguards-on-duty. Lap swimmers welcome.

For hours and rates, call 239-369-8277 or visit the website at:?

Youth choir rehearsing

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.

Concert band seeks members

The Lehigh Concert Band is always accepting new musicians who play at a senior high school, college level or above.

The band also offers a scholarship program to encourage young players to join.

For information, visit: or

Plant, tree sale set

A plant sale will be held on the last Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon at Lakes Regional Park, at 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.

The selection includes succulents, small trees, native plants, herbs, annuals, bromeliads, rose bushes and more.

Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions.

There is a $1 per hour parking fee, with a maximum of $5.

Farmers markets open

Farmers markets will be held:

- Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial Park, at 201 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers

- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern, at 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers

- Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, at 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers

- Saturdays from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cornog Plaza, at 2400-2438 First St., Fort Myers

- Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park, at 7300 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers

Band taking new members

The Lee County Community Band is comprised of professional and amateur musicians from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. It welcomes new members every year.

For details, call Norman Jones at 239-995-2097 or visit online at:



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