News and Notices - 2006


Dec 20, 2006 Holiday Schedule Change for Garbage/Yard Waste Collection
Dec 19, 2006 Come Party with the USTA and the ICAA
Dec 18, 2006 LeeTran Route Changes Take Effect on December 21
Dec 13, 2006 E Terry Street Closure - December 16-31, 2006
Dec 12, 2006 126-Acre Island is Lee's Most Recent Concervation 20/20 Buy
Dec 12, 2006 VCB Debuts Web Sites in French, German, & Spanish
Dec 8, 2006 County Employees Donate More Than $105,000 for United Way
Dec 8, 2006 Public Information Meeting for Ortiz & Luckett Road Projects
Dec 8, 2006 Lee County Tourist Development Council Welcomes New Chair
Dec 8, 2006 Rose Elected to Public Relations Society of America Nat'l Board of Directors
Dec 6, 2006 Conservation 20/20 Approaches 18,000 Acres Preserved
Dec 4, 2006 Lee's Monthly Permitting Slows
Dec 1, 2006 Lee TV to Air "The Caloosahatchee: River at the Crossroads"
Nov 30, 2006 Public Information Workshop Scheduled for Burnt Store Rd Widening
Nov 30, 2006 Commission Chairman Announces 2006-2007 Liaison Assignments
Nov 30, 2006 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dec. 2, 2006 in Bonita Springs
Nov 27, 2006 Treeline Avenue from Colonial to Daniels Officially Opened
Nov 27, 2006 Alva Boat Ramp Has Been Patched
Nov 21, 2006 Inauguration November 21 for Lee County Commissioners
Nov 21, 2006 Thanksgiving Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule Change
Nov 21, 2006 Southwest Gulfcoast Envirothon Dec 8, 9am
Nov 21, 2006 2006 Reindeer Run 5K
Nov 18, 2006 Estero Community Park Grand Opening
Nov 18, 2006 Holiday Joy 2006
Nov 18, 2006 Animal Services Director Elected President of FACA
Nov 16, 2006 11-30-06 Public Meeting to Discuss Galt Preserve Land Stewardship Plan
Nov 16, 2006 Notice of Public Meeting Galt Preserve 11-30-06
Nov 16, 2006 Lee TV to Air Video on Xeriscaping
Nov 16, 2006 Lee County Utilities Offers Ability to Make Payment Over the Phone
Nov 15, 2006 6th Annual Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Campaign Kicks Off!
Nov 14, 2006 Groundbreaking Nov. 14 for Jail Expansion
Nov 14, 2006 Chocolate & Spirits VII Event to Benefit SWFL Reading Fest
Nov 13, 2006 Easton Winter Nationals Bounds into Big League
Nov 13, 2006 2006 Senior Games Will be Hosted by Lee County the City of Cape Coral
Nov 13, 2006 On 11-14-06 Traffic on Gunnery from Lee Blvd. to 82 to be Switched
Nov 13, 2006 Sheriff's Office Personnel Working to Deal with Mentally Ill Citizens
Nov 8, 2006 Summerlin/Gladiolus Intersection Opens Two Days Early
Nov 6, 2006 No Right Turn at Night on Southbound Summerlin to Westbound Gladiolus
Nov 5, 2006 County & State Agencies Support Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
Nov 3, 2006 Summerlin/Gladiolus Intersection to Close Nights November 5th-9th
Nov 3, 2006 Bookmark Contest Winners Announced
Nov 3, 2006 Lee Veterans Day Celebrations Include Full Line-Up of Events
Nov 2, 2006 Lee's Monthly Permitting Drops
Nov 2, 2006 Natural Resources Seeks Public Input on Surface Water Management Plan
Nov 2, 2006 Best Selling Author Baldacci to Headline SWFL Reading Festival
Nov 1, 2006 Esteemed 'Best in the World' list ranks southwest Florida's Sanibel Island
Oct 31, 2006 Library System Introduce E-Notification and 24 Hour Phone Line
Oct 30, 2006 Reception Nov. 7 to Say Farewell to Two County Commissioners
Oct 30, 2006 Afternoon on the Green at the "Berg"
Oct 30, 2006 Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Three Oaks Pkwy Widening
Oct 30, 2006 Road Closure Due to Sewer Line Upgrade
Oct 24, 2006 Lynn Trombley Basketball Tournament & Family Event
Oct 23, 2006 Afternoon at the "Berg" on the Green
Oct 20, 2006 Summerlin/Gladiolus Intersection Closed Sunday Night 10-22-06
Oct 18, 2006 Halloween Costume Contest @ Lakes Regional Park 10-28-06
Oct 18, 2006 North Fort Myers Community Center 6th Annual Fall Fest 2006
Oct 18, 2006 Weight Training Class for Teens Ages 14-17
Oct 18, 2006 Hospitality Industry Awards Honor Outstanding Customer Service
Oct 17, 2006 Parks & Recreation Receives Renewal of National Accreditation
Oct 17, 2006 LeeTran Drivers to Compete in Roadeo Competition on 10/22/2006
Oct 11, 2006 One Book, One Community Event @ Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Oct 10, 2006 Beach Renourishment Contractor/Firm for Road Widening
Oct 10, 2006 Summerlin/Gladioulus Intersection Opens Two Days Early
Oct 10, 2006 Cape Coral Mayor Joins Lee County Tourist Development Council
Oct 10, 2006 Second St. from Fowler St. to Seaboard St. Will Close
Oct 9, 2006 "Smart Growth Commentary by Commissioner Bob Janes"
Oct 9, 2006 Public Meeting to Discuss Orange River Preserve 10-23-06 @ 6PM
Oct 6, 2006 Summerlin/Gladiolus Intersections to Close Nights Oct. 8-12
Oct 6, 2006 Lee County Human Services Launches Prescription Discount Card
Oct 4, 2006 Utilities Completes Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant
Oct 4, 2006 Lee's Home Building Returns to Typical Pace
Sep 28, 2006 Summerlin Gladiolus Intersection to Close Nights of Oct. 1-2
Sep 27, 2006 LeeTran Celebrates Communities in Motion Day with Free Rides
Sep 25, 2006 FEMA Proposes New Flood Zones
Sep 23, 2006 Household Chemical Waste Drop Off Day 09-23-06
Sep 22, 2006 KB Home Sponsors 6th Annual Fall Pet Fest!!!
Sep 22, 2006 2006 Industry Leaders Honored at Horizon Council Celebration
Sep 20, 2006 Volunteer Group, Friends of Wa-Ke Hatchee, Having Its 1st Meeting
Sep 13, 2006 Parks & Recreation Joins National Initiative to Make Communities Safe
Sep 13, 2006 National Estuaries Days 2006
Sep 13, 2006 Horizon Council to Recognize Companies at Industry Appreciation Luncheon
Sep 11, 2006 Boaters Will Not Be Allowed to Pass Under Sanibel Causeway
Sep 11, 2006 Public Meeting 9-18-06 on Hickory Swamp Preserve Land Stewardship Plan
Sep 11, 2006 Youth Basketball Skill Clinic for Boys & Girls 2nd-8th Grades
Sep 8, 2006 Commissioners Sign Local State of Emergency Due to Tropical Storm Ernesto
Sep 7, 2006 Lee County Utilities Change of Disinfection
Sep 6, 2006 Regional Research Institute at FGCU to Conduct Regional Health Care Study
Sep 5, 2006 International Literacy Day
Sep 5, 2006 Lee's Permits Resume More Typical Pace
Sep 2, 2006 Labor Day - Garbage Collection Schedule Change
Sep 1, 2006 Speaker Available on Blueway/Waterways/Boating Topics
Aug 31, 2006 The Smartest Card is at your library
Aug 29, 2006 Tropical Storm Ernesto Residential Garbage Collection Schedule Changes
Aug 28, 2006 Emergency Management Briefing of T.S. Ernesto Can Be Viewed ON Lee TV
Aug 28, 2006 Lakes Regional Park Botanical Gardens
Aug 23, 2006 Lee County/Miracle Take Best Baseball Field Award for 8th Time
Aug 22, 2006 Lee County MEDSTAR or EMS Helicopter Program
Aug 22, 2006 Media Access to Lee County Public Safety
Aug 21, 2006 VCB Seeks Nominations for Annual Customer Service Awards
Aug 21, 2006 Traffic to be Switched to New Lanes on Bus. 41 Week of 08-21-06
Aug 20, 2006 Take the "Change a Light" Pledge
Aug 16, 2006 Lee County Animal Service Offers License Amnesty Day
Aug 15, 2006 Library Selects "The Kite Runner" for One Book, One Community Program
Aug 11, 2006 Library System Wins State Awards for SWFL Reading Festival
Aug 9, 2006 Ten Mile Canal Ribbon Cutting
Aug 8, 2006 Joint Meeting of County Commission & Fort Myers Beach Town Council
Aug 8, 2006 Public Meeting to Discuss Bunche Beach Bicycle Path
Aug 8, 2006 Sanibel Causeway Bridge "C" Repairs Complete
Aug 8, 2006 Lee County Utilities Offers Online Payments
Aug 8, 2006 Area Beaches, Sunsplash Waterpark, and the Edisons Receive Honors
Aug 4, 2006 Commissioner Bob Janes Named to Two Statewide Committees
Aug 3, 2006 Sanibel Causeway Bridges Closed to ALL Truck Traffic Effective Immediately
Aug 2, 2006 Lee's Residential Permits Drop in July
Aug 1, 2006 County Commission Approves $52 Million Tax Cut
Jul 27, 2006 Study Recommends Increased Road Impact Fees
Jul 26, 2006 Lee County Hires New Utilities Director
Jul 25, 2006 Nancy Hamilton Elected to Society of American Travel Writes Board of Directors
Jul 25, 2006 July is Recreation and Parks Month
Jul 24, 2006 Is Your Housing Affordable?  Lee Education & Employment Training May Help
Jul 24, 2006 Important Information for September 5th Primary Election
Jul 20, 2006 Commissioner Hall Named to Statewide Committee
Jul 18, 2006 Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Open Again After Repairs
Jul 18, 2006 Safeguarding Our Environment for Over 15 Years
Jul 14, 2006 Dog Days of Summer!
Jul 7, 2006 Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau Selects 2006 Intern
Jul 5, 2006 Lee County Hires New Library Director
Jul 3, 2006 Lee's Residential Permits Drop in June
Jun 28, 2006 Visitor and Convention Bureau Promotes Pigott to Deputy Director
Jun 28, 2006 Annual Concurrency Report
Jun 27, 2006 Independence Day -Garbage Collection Schedule
Jun 26, 2006 Public Meeting to Discuss Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center
Jun 26, 2006 No Personal Fireworks on Sanibel Causeway
Jun 26, 2006 Sanibel Drawbridge Resumes Normal Operations for Boat Traffic on 07-27-06
Jun 22, 2006 Animal Shelter in Need of Newspapers
Jun 22, 2006 Hearts N' Parks Fun Fit Festival
Jun 19, 2006 Horizon Council to Host Workforce Housing Symposium
Jun 13, 2006 Lee TV to Air Video on Hurricane Preparedness
Jun 12, 2006 Lee TV to Air Video on Invasive Exotics
Jun 12, 2006 Volunteers Needed for Juvenile Justice Accountability
Jun 8, 2006 Sporting Events Dot Calendar for Lee County this Weekend
Jun 7, 2006 Commissioner Hall Displaying Work of Local Artist
Jun 6, 2006 Get Realtime Online Help From a Librarian
Jun 5, 2006 May Permits Increase Over Last Month
Jun 5, 2006 Horizon Council to Host Workforce Housing Symposium
Jun 2, 2006 Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve to Close for Repairs
Jun 2, 2006 Public Meeting to Discuss Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center and Park
Jun 2, 2006 Boys and Girls Invited to Participate in Wellness & Fitness Program
Jun 2, 2006 Public Input Sought at Meeting on Wa-Ke Hatchee Park Future Phases
Jun 2, 2006 Waste Pro of Florida Acquires Waste Services of Florida
Jun 1, 2006 Commissioners Reception for Visiting Latin America Delegation
Jun 1, 2006 Animal Services Offers Special Adoption Days for Dads
Jun 1, 2006 June and July are Hurricane Preparedness Months at Animal Services
May 31, 2006 Donation Makes Summer Reading a Real Book Feast for Children
May 25, 2006 Memorial Day Garbage Collection Schedule
May 25, 2006 Lee County Government Offices Will be Closed May 29, 2006
May 24, 2006 Lee DOT Operations Workers Complete Conversational Spanish Course
May 23, 2006 County Requesting Citizen Input at Fisherman's Coop Community Meeting
May 23, 2006 Online Hurricane Preparation at Your Library
May 22, 2006 Spanish Creek Preserve Public Meeting June 1, 2006
May 22, 2006 Fun Fit Festival
May 22, 2006 Outreach is Taken to the Next Level in the Suncoast Neighborhood
May 22, 2006 Lee County to Sponsor a Reception for a Latin America VIP Delegation
May 22, 2006 County Commissioners Invite You to Depot 1 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
May 17, 2006 Lee County Depot One Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
May 16, 2006 County Recognizes National EMS Week
May 16, 2006 Rising Stray Cat Population is County's Largest Animal Control Issue
May 15, 2006 South Lee County Road Enhancement Projects Ground Breaking Ceremony
May 12, 2006 Public Meeting June 1st for Spanish Creek Preserve Management Plan
May 12, 2006 County's Fiesta Village Wastewater Treatment Plant Wins State Award
May 12, 2006 Lee County Public Library Receives $150,000 Bequest
May 9, 2006 Twins Contribute $245,000 to Southwest Florida Charities
May 8, 2006 Lee County Proposes Increasing Enforcement of Watering Restrictions
May 8, 2006 Household Chemical & Electronic Waste Collection Saturday May 13, 2006
May 5, 2006 Boaters Not Allowed to Pass Under Sanibel Causeway on May 9, 2006
May 4, 2006 Medical Examiner's Office to be Accredited
May 3, 2006 April Permits Increase
May 2, 2006 Community Agencies Assisting Those Impacted By Fires in Lehigh Acres
May 2, 2006 National & State Agencies Partner in Support of Dog Bite Prevention Week
May 1, 2006 Public Meeting on the Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve Land Stewardship
Apr 28, 2006 Animal Services Offers Special Adoption Days for Moms
Apr 26, 2006 Secretary of the Army Signs Plan for Beach Restoration Projects
Apr 26, 2006 Summer Reading Programs @ Your Library
Apr 24, 2006 Gator Hole Preserve Public Meeting 05-02-06 @ 5 PM
Apr 24, 2006 Local Police are Working to Better Deal with the Mentally Ill
Apr 24, 2006 LeeTran Holds Open House and Public Hearing for New Facility
Apr 24, 2006 Lee County Receives National Budget Award for 22nd Year
Apr 21, 2006 Keep Lee County Beautiful
Apr 19, 2006 Charleston Park Day 2006
Apr 19, 2006 Lee County Utilities Urges Water Conservation
Apr 18, 2006 Horizon Council Workforce Task
Apr 18, 2006 Commissioner Hall Displaying Work of Local Artist in Continuing Series
Apr 14, 2006 Temporary Lane Closures Alico Road April 17th - 28th
Apr 10, 2006 The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival
Apr 5, 2006 March Permits Increase From February/Slight Decrease From Year Ago
Apr 5, 2006 Lee TV Program Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Terry Park
Apr 5, 2006 Littleton Rd. Will Be Closed April 9th - April 22
Apr 4, 2006 Board Approves Stormwater Projects/Boca Grande Items
Apr 3, 2006 It's National Library Week, a Time to Celebrate Contributions of Libraries
Apr 3, 2006 1st Annual Easter Classic at Schandler Hall Community Center
Apr 3, 2006 Counties Call for National Commission to Study Mentally Ill in County Jails
Mar 31, 2006 Important Information from Lee County Department of Community Development
Mar 31, 2006 EMS Announces New Deputy Chief of Training & Public Information Officer
Mar 30, 2006 April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
Mar 28, 2006 Low Income Home Energy Program
Mar 27, 2006 Volunteers Saved County More Than $1.2 Million in 2005
Mar 27, 2006 Lee County Utilities Teaching Water Conservation in Schools
Mar 22, 2006 Horizon Council Membership Meeting to Focus on Water Quality
Mar 20, 2006 County Seeking Applications for Gasparilla Island MSTU
Mar 17, 2006 Parks & Recreation Job Fair Sponsored by The News-Press
Mar 16, 2006 Lee County Homeless Coalition Assesses Needs in Lee County
Mar 16, 2006 Notice of Community Meeting: Fisherman's Coop Site
Mar 9, 2006 Inside Lee County Show Takes Look at Sanibel Bridge Project
Mar 8, 2006 Additional Computers Being Installed at Bonita Springs Public Library
Mar 8, 2006 Learn "How to Get Published" at the SWFL Reading Festival
Mar 7, 2006 Community-Based Juvenile Justice Uses Volunteers to Ensure Accountability
Mar 7, 2006 Animal Services Offers Vaccination & Identification Clinic
Mar 7, 2006 Greystone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Locate in Lee County, Florida
Mar 6, 2006 Lee County Veterans Services Moves Office to County-Owned Space
Mar 2, 2006 February Permits Increase
Mar 2, 2006 Army Corps Addresses County Concerns
Mar 1, 2006 Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a New Pet
Mar 1, 2006 Celebrate Women's History Month at Your Library
Mar 1, 2006 Sanibel Causeway Channel Will be Closed 3-9-06 4am to 2pm
Feb 28, 2006 Paramedic Wahlig Receives Top County Employee Award
Feb 24, 2006 Commissioner Hall Displaying Work of Local Artist in Continuing Series
Feb 24, 2006 Nomination Being Accepted for Local Hispanic Achievement Awards
Feb 22, 2006 Relief Funds for Those Unable to Pay Their Electric Bill
Feb 21, 2006 Community Volunteer Dalton Honored as Lee Citizen of the Year
Feb 17, 2006 Celebrate Mardi Paw & Fat Cat Tuesday Week!
Feb 17, 2006 One Book, One Community Activities Continue
Feb 17, 2006 Celebrate the Power of Reading 7th Annual Reading Festival
Feb 14, 2006 Animal Services Urges Pet Owners to Spay & Neuter for Love
Feb 10, 2006 Cape Bridge Toll Booth Scheduled to Open Prior to Rush Hour
Feb 10, 2006 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Finalists Annouced
Feb 10, 2006 Florida Pandemic Flu Summit Broadcast
Feb 9, 2006 PugFest II Raises Over $3,600 for Reading Festival and Animal Care Trust
Feb 8, 2006 Local Residents Decide How County Spends Funds for Human Services
Feb 6, 2006 Human Services Unveils its New Website
Feb 3, 2006 Fire Results in Toll Lane Closure on Cape Bridge for at Least a Week
Feb 3, 2006 Books-By-Mail Receives Generous Bequest From a Fellow Patron
Feb 3, 2006 January Permitting Slows
Feb 2, 2006 Lee County to Break Ground on Expansion of Waste to Energy Plant
Feb 1, 2006 Commissioners Give OK to First Master Mitigation Plan Project
Feb 1, 2006 County to Hold Harbor Hideaway Public Meeting
Jan 31, 2006 Board Denies Pine Island Street Vacation/Approves Incinerator Contract
Jan 27, 2006 Seventh Annual Lee County SWFL Reading Festival
Jan 25, 2006 Lee Education & Employment Training for 2006
Jan 25, 2006 Lee County/NACO Jail Diversion Grant Shows Success
Jan 24, 2006 Lee Education & Employment Training for 2006
Jan 24, 2006 Bus Terminal Will Honor Rosa Parks
Jan 24, 2006 Board Approves Construction Contracts/Iguana Control Public Hearing
Jan 23, 2006 County Seeking Volunteers for Human Services Funding Committee
Jan 23, 2006 Discovery Day @ Manatee Park:  A SWFL Community Celebration
Jan 23, 2006 Important Information from the County Dept of Community Development
Jan 20, 2006 Lee County Posts Solid 2005 Economic Results
Jan 19, 2006 Page Park Community Garden Ribbon Cutting
Jan 19, 2006 Expanded Enterprise Zone Offers Distinct Business Advantages
Jan 18, 2006 Animal Care Trust Fund to Benefit from Broadway Palm's "Cats"
Jan 17, 2006 Financial Assistance for Cape & Pine Island Residents in Need
Jan 13, 2006 Horizon Council to Present 2005 Economic Results/Preview Annual Meeting
Jan 13, 2006 Public Meeting Feb 1 to Discuss Matanza Pass Preserve
Jan 12, 2006 Garbage Collection Not Affected By MLK Jr. Holiday
Jan 12, 2006 County to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Wa-Ke-Hatchee Rec Center
Jan 11, 2006 Florida Flame Behind Freedom Election!
Jan 11, 2006 PugFest II to Raise Funds for Reading Festival & Animal Care Trust Fund
Jan 10, 2006 January 14 Ceremony Celebrates Renovations of Historic Houses
Jan 10, 2006 Board Approves Health Dept. Renovations/Expedited Prisoner Transfers
Jan 10, 2006 Baseball Fantasy Camp to be Held in Fort Myers
Jan 10, 2006 New Plans for New Pets in the New Year!
Jan 9, 2006 Officials & Residents to Discuss Growth Management at Library
Jan 6, 2006 Lee County Government Raises $95,000 for United Way
Jan 5, 2006 2005 Building Permits Set All Time Record
Jan 4, 2006 Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Master Plan Public Workshop