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Business Notes (1/3/18)

County accepting award nominationsLee County is currently accepting nominations from the public for exemplary of civic-minded citizens for the 2017 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award.Commissioners are looking for nominees who are involved in the community and work diligently for causes ...

UPDATE: Teen charged in 7-Eleven incident

UPDATE:An arrest has been made in an incident on Dec. 20 at 4325 Lee Blvd.Duwayne Martin, 15, has been arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding.The investigation is ongoing, the Lee County Sheriff's Office reported......ORIGINAL (Dec. 20, 2017):The Lee County Sheriff's Office is ...

LA-MSID passes resolution on its role if incorporation occurs

The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District's board approved a resolution to grow its powers as outlined by state law and serve as the foundation for municipal incorporation.At its Dec. 11 meeting, the board voted 5-0 in favor of Resolution 18-03, which "expresses the Legislators ...

Holiday cheer in gingerbread: Fountain Crest takes part in annual competition

Residents in a Lehigh Acres retirement community decided to put their creative minds together and make a gingerbread house for a competition to spread holiday cheer within their community.Sunshine Retirement Living, which owns Fountain Crest Retirement Community, hosts an annual gingerbread ...

Car show, toy drive benefits youth and veterans in need over holidays

A local non-profit organization threw its first annual event on Dec. 16, which started as a car show but evolved to include a toy drive for families in need.The SW Florida Shield Foundation of Lee County, in correlation with the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, ran its first ...

Holiday Town Reception features speakers, awards presentation

The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District held its fifth annual Holiday Town Reception on Dec. 14, featuring speakers and a special awards presentation.The community had an opportunity to hear from its state and county elected officials, including state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo ...

Develop Lehigh proposes mixed use to boost development, jobs

To boost business development, Develop Lehigh wants to push mixed use overlays to developers looking at Lehigh Acres.A Develop Lee Initiative created by the Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office, it is a commercial revitalization task force aimed at finding ways to ...

Rotary Club to host annual Christmas dinner for community for free

The Rotary Club of Lehigh Acres will host its annual free Christmas dinner on Dec. 25.The dinner will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Raphael's Catholic Church, at 2514 Lee Blvd.The community is invited to come out and enjoy themselves, event coordinator Mike Buff ...

Calendar of Events (12/20/17)

Editor's note: To place items in the Calendar of Events, email trepecki@breezenewspapers.com with the name of the organization, address, and event and contact information. If an event is no longer happening, let us know so we can remove them. All events published must be open to the ...

Of Special Note (12/20/17)

TNR workshop setThe Gulf Coast Humane Society and Fortunate Ferals will host a free Trap-Neuter-Return workshop Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the shelter's campus, at 2010 Arcadia St., Fort Myers.It will provide information and education on how to trap feral cats, as well as how to bring them ...