Saturday, November 23, 2013

Project Youtube: Light Display in Lehigh Acres (Video)

Broadway Lights 2012, in Lehigh Acres Florida
Computerized Christmas light display synchronized to music using 16 channels of Light-O-Rama.
This year's display includes 4520 lights, 65% are LED, and 1200 feet of extension cord.
Lights on house are individually hot melt glued up, and takes about 50 hours.
Viewers driving by tune in to a signal broadcast over FM radio station to hear the music.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Storytime at East County Regional Library

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Where: East County Regional Library at Story Room

Dig Into Reading! During the summer, we have storytime with craft for the whole family!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer Gardening Workshop in Lehigh Acres

Grow A Gardener (GAG) is an 8-session, weekly workshop on edible gardening for ages 8 and up (youth and adults are welcome). Sessions include soil, seeds, water, worm composting, plant parts, propagation, insects, and fruit/veggie ID. All instructors are volunteer Lee County Master Gardeners.

Workshops will be held June 3rd – July 29th (except July 8th) from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres. A materials fee of $20 per person is payable to the instructor (fee is prorated if joining late). Veterans Park membership is required. Contact Veterans Park (venue) at 239.369.1521 or Karen Harty (instructor) at 610.530.8883 for additional details.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tornado Watch Issued in Lee County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch to all Lee County Residents as the outer bands of Tropical Storm Andrea begins to make landfall. Tune in to local television stations or click here for more information.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Magic Workshop at East County Regional Library June 18

Have you wondered how magicians do their magic? Do you want to perform some magic of your own? This magic workshop will help get you started.

Professional magician James Chartier will teach you how to make things disappear, read someone's mind, perform magic with rubber bands, perform the cut and restored newspaper trick and much more. Join the fun and become the life of the party!

Registration is required. CLICK HERE

Age Group: Grades 6-12
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: East County Regional Library at Meeting Room

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Teen Summer Camp at Veterans Park

Veterans Teen Summer Camp

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013  
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Where: Veterans Park / Center at Gymnasium School Area

The teen camps offer a variety of weekly themes in order to provide the teens with a focus on a particular topic. Activities will be tied to the theme and will include indoor and outdoor activities, games, adventures, swimming, limited field trips (pending) and more. 

The final week of camp will involve a variety of components from the various themes. Campers ages 12 and 13 have a choice between a teen camp and a tradional camp. Parents and their child should review the teen theme weeks, traditional camps, locations and choose the right camp for the right weeks based on their child's individual needs.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Gangnam Style Dance at East County Regional Library June 11th

Phyllis Fields-Rayner is back to teach this wildly popular dance. Have a fun time learning the moves for the Korean Pop hit by artist PSY.

Age Group(s): High School, Middle School
When: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 3PM - 4PM
Where: Meeting Room of the East County Regional Library / 881 Gunnnery Road

Registration is required CLICK HERE or contact Dora Schilling at 239.533.4213

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Garbage Disposal and Recycling in Lehigh Acres

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All persons within unincorporated Lee County are required to have garbage and solid waste collected and disposed of in a proper manner. The County provides such services efficiently and in an environmentally friendly system.

 Lee County residents receive:

 Once-a-week, unlimited amount of curbside collection: garbage, recycling and yard waste
 Once-a-week curbside collection of electronic devices (see below)

6:30 a.m.: Household garbage, yard waste, recycling and electronics must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. the day of each scheduled collection.

Missed Pickups/Special Pickups: Call your franchised garbage collection company for special pick up of curbside-placed appliances and large, bulky items; as well as for more information on collection days and missed pickups.

Approved Garbage Cans:

40-gallon garbage can with two handles and a tight-fitting lid; 50 lb. weight limit including trash. No limit on number of cans.
Use heavy mil plastic garbage bags for additional garbage (50 lb. limit per bag).
Use animal-proof containers; the garbage company is not responsible for spilled cans or torn bags.
Large steel drums are not approved cans.

Placement and Removal of Garbage Cans:

Place cans and/or bags less than six feet from the roadside.
Trash must not be placed out more than 24 hours before scheduled pick up time. Empty cans must be removed  within 48 hours after pick up. Violation of this rule may result in a warning for the first offense and a fine for each subsequent violation.

Approved Recycling Containers:

Place recyclable material in provided/approved containers. Request free containers from your hauler or the Solid Waste Division.
There is no limit on how many recyclables you can set out each week.
Recycle cardboard. (It will not be collected with household garbage.)
Do not use plastic bags as containers for recyclable materials, and do not put plastic bags in your recycling container!

View the complete list of what to recycle.

Electronic devices, such as TVs, computer systems, stereo systems, video equipment and microwaves, can be placed at the curb for recycling the day of your regular household garbage pick up. A tag will be left to show that the hauler has noted the address, and a special vehicle will collect the items the following day.

Household Chemical Waste such as motor oil, car batteries, and liquids such as paint or large amounts of frying oil cannot be placed in your garbage for collection by your garbage company. Residents can dispose of such items at the Solid Waste Division's Household Chemical Waste (HCW) Drop Off Facility at 6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers (off Metro Parkway). Please throw empty paint cans and empty automotive fluid containers, etc. in your regular household garbage.

Dumpsters: Residents in multi-family complexes with trash dumpsters need to check with their management company for guidelines pertaining to the disposal of large and bulky items.

Questions? For more information on residential collection and disposal in unincorporated Lee County, call the Solid Waste Division at (239) 533-8000.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lehigh Acres Jobs: Salesperson at Advanced Auto Parts

At Advance Auto Parts , a Professional Sales Associate is the gatekeeper for ensuring that each customer has a superior shopping experience. Thereby, working to make legendary service the trademark at Advance Auto Parts. Each Sales Associate must be knowledgeable of all facets of the sore and be committed to being a “A" Team Member who inspires our team, helps our customers succeed and is committed to growing the business and profitability with integrity. This must be accomplished by consistently executing all store level tasks and responsibilities in a way that drives our 4 key strategies (Transform DIY, Accelerate Commercial, Availability and Service Excellence) in a way that is consistent with our 3 core values to inspire, serve and grow.

A Professional Sales Associate at Advance Auto Parts is responsible for:
Being an “A" player on the Advance Auto Parts team
Having a passion for serving our customers and offering superior service to every customer, every day
Being actively engaged in our business and brining their best to work every day
Being committed to improving themselves, their fellow Team Members and our company
Working to exceeding their individual and store targets every day
Offering a superior shopping experience to every customer in a way that drives up our DIY traction scores and helps the store achieve full potential!

Key Focus Areas
Providing Legendary Customer Service
Executing Operational Excellence
Completing Action Plans

Essential Job Skills Needed to be a successful Professional Sales Associate
Ability to fully understand all facets of the business
Ability to effectively execute all key tasks, critical to supporting our 4 key strategies (attachment selling, selling premium parts, etc)
Ability to maintain high standards of customer service and create a superior customer experience for each customer by promptly greeting them and helping them locate the right merchandise for their project
Ability to maintain and develop a comprehensive product knowledge
Ability to maintain an awareness of and achieve maximum results on all promotions and advertisements
Ability to execute merchandise moves, stocking and display with high housekeeping standards
Ability to participate in inventories and periodic cycle counts
Ability to ring us sales at register and provide prompt and expedient service
Ability to use basic math accurately
Ability to communicate effectively with peers, customers and management
Ability to speak and write English, Spanish a plus
Ability to build customer loyalty and aid customers in locating the right merchandise for their project.
Ability to use computers accurately and effectively
Ability to work well in a diverse, fast-paced and results-oriented retail environment
Ability to produce consistently high sales averages
Ability to manage time effectively
Strong organizational skills
Ability to be punctual and at work as scheduled


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