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Local athletic program sets example for cleanup initiative

The Lehigh Acres Blue Devils wrapped up 2018 by coming out to show their community support via a student-athlete driven clean-up effort.It was the first month of the organization's LBD Cares program, where the basketball team members worked to clean up local parks in the Lehigh Acres ...

Didn’t get a flu shot? Get one now.

Last year, we opened 2018 urging those who had not yet received a flu shot to get one.This year, for much the same reason, we are repeating that advice.Lee County has again experienced a sharp increase in flu cases in December with Lee Health reporting a jump from fewer than 90 cases during the ...

Joel Boulevard redesign ill-conceived

To the editor:The Lee county Department Of Transportation recently revealed plans to redesign Joel Boulevard from "Country Club" to "East 17th" street, ostensibly in an effort to improve safety. The plan specifies a reduction of lanes from 4 to 2 (with a center turn lane), and to dedicate the ...

What would Reagan do?

To the editor:The Wall is doing a job of dividing the country. What would Ronald Reagan think about the U.S. wanting to build a concrete wall when he went to Germany and told them to "Tear down this wall"? They did and have a united country today.Did the Berlin wall work? Does the Korean wall ...

Me, teacher… me!

To the editor:And so, once again we have another loser trying to tell a winner how to win. Mitt Romney is like the poster child for second-place finishers. Instead of being an asset to both the Republican Party and to this country, he seeks to find a crack in President Trump's armor so that he ...

Lehigh overcomes Cape in closely fought contest

It was a tale of two halves in Lehigh Friday night as the Lightning (4-1) edged out Cape Coral (5-1) in a closely contested bout, leaving the Seahawks scoreless after surrendering 21 first half points for a 26-21 victory.Lehigh's defense flipped a switch in the final 24 minutes, holding Cape ...

Winds of change

"Speak up! Be a disrupter. Some people think that's a bad thing, but it's not. It wakes people up. Make those phone calls."What I don't want you to do is to sit here and wait for them to come and tell you. I want you to start sending them the message. They need to hear from you. If you are ...

Lehigh overcomes Cape in closely fought contest

It was a tale of two halves in Lehigh Friday night as the Lightning (4-1) edged out Cape Coral (5-1) in a closely contested bout, leaving the Seahawks scoreless after surrendering 21 first half points for a 26-21 victory.Lehigh's defense flipped a switch in the final 24 minutes, holding Cape ...