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Marco’s Pizza expands fresh concept in Lehigh Acres

Three times a charm -- the popular take-out pizza concept, Marco's Pizza, now offers a second Lehigh Acres location, its third in Lee County.The new Lehigh eatery opened its doors in May and word has quickly spread, according to owner Ripudamam Rattan who says he opened up his third Lee ...

Growth in Lehigh attracting attention from franchises

Growth in Lehigh Acres is attracting attention from franchises looking to expand their businesses.Hand & Stone Director of Franchise Development Nicole Alburger said they have more than 450 locations throughout the United States and Canada since launching in 2014.They are opening ...

Lehigh Acres businesses feted at ‘Best of’

Businesses gathered at El Tarasco Mexican Restaurant last Tuesday to be honored at the annual "Best of Lehigh Acres" luncheon hosted by the Lehigh Acres Citizen.Stu Johnson, account executive for the Breeze Newspapers, said the event is a culmination of the annual readers poll, where Citizen ...

Lehigh Regional Medical Center earns honor

Lehigh Regional Medical Center has received the Platinum Award from Lifelink of Florida, the highest award one can receive.LifeLink Manager of Public Affairs Ashley Moore said they partner with a lot of local hospitals for their national campaign. Through that partnership LifeLink assists the ...

New Burger King to be built on old Homestead Road site

A Burger King of more than 30 years, that occupied 1160 Homestead Road, was torn down, with a new one to be completed by the end of the year.Quality Dining, Inc. Vice President of Real Estate & Development Jennifer Tyler said they are scrapping the building and rebuilding a new Burger ...

Looking for a job? CareerSource to hold Fall Hiring Event

Those seeking jobs, looking for a career change, or would like to see what the Southwest Florida community has to offer are invited to the CareerSource Southwest Florida Fall Hiring Event at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at the Florida Southwestern College Lee County campus."We've partnered ...

Residents ask Rep. Spencer Roach for Lehigh growth plan

Inquisitive residents filled the Oct. 7 Lehigh Acres Community Council meeting, which featured guest speaker state Rep. Spencer Roach.During his talk, Roach addressed the uniqueness of District 79, as being a diversified section of Florida, made up of largely of unincorporated areas.Many of ...

S.H.I.E.L.D. event to raise money for Shield4Kids

Southwest Florida SHIELD Foundation and Mugs n' Jugs Family Grille will partner up for a trunk-or-treat and bus stop, fundraiser car show, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 10 p.m.The event is in its second year and is already drawing strong community support. Proceeds will go towards ...

Residents come out to welcome new veterinary medical center

Members of the public and their pets came out to show support and attend the grand opening of Homestead Veterinary Medical Center, located at 21 Homestead Road, S., Lehigh Acres. The free, open house was held Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dr. Riadh ...

Fire district holds final budget workshop

During the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District special meeting on Aug. 14, board members approved a motion to place a notice in the paper notifying the public of the upcoming hearing to adopt the final rate resolution.The notice will include a date and location change of the public ...