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Deputies capture 7-foot gator at Veterans Park

April 6, 2016 You might want to keep your eyes open when you are in Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres, especially now that the park had become a sort of temporary home for a seven-foot long alligator. more »»

Honored: 2 recognized by chamber

April 6, 2016 Two awards were made on March 29 at the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce recognizing local law enforcement and a man who has an important non-clinical role at Lehigh Regional Center. Capt. more »»

Authorities: Three shootings reported along Meadow Road

April 6, 2016 A Lehigh Acres man, identified by the Sheriff’s officials as Terrence Braxton, 38, was in critical condition last week following a Tuesday, March 29 shooting that left him hit multiple times at... more »»

Lehigh man’s death being called a homicide; help sought from public

April 6, 2016 A Lehigh Acres man, identified by the Lee County Sheriff’s as 30-year-old Leisle Izquierdo, is the subject of a death investigation by officials of the Major Crimes Uni. more »»

Eagle, Benacquisto address Cape Coral Republican Club

April 6, 2016 State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto said the two-month legislative session felt more like a year and a half, but it was worth it with all they accomplished. That is what she and State Re. more »»

Calendar of Events (4/6/16)

April 6, 2016 Editor’s note: To get items in the Calendar of Events, send us a note about the name of the organization, address, event and cost. Email or mtoadvine@breezenewspapers. more »»

Of Special Note (4/6/16)

April 6, 2016 Screening for ‘Time Simply Passes’ James Joseph Richardson, an orange picker who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his seven children in 1967 in Lee County is featured in the documentary “Time... more »»

Business Notes (4/6/16)

April 6, 2016 State seeking farmers, more to preserve lands The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will invest $35 million toward the protection and preservation of working agricultural lands... more »»

Education Notes (4/6/16)

April 6, 2016 Club offering scholarships The General Woman’s Club of Lehigh Acres will award several $500 scholarships to single parents who have minor children living with them at home. more »»

Rain does not dampen truck pull fun at Lee County Possess Arena

April 6, 2016 Despite a storm that pelted rain onto the grounds of the Lee County Posse Arena, several hundred people came to see the semi-annual truck pull, a kind of tug-of-war between trucks Saturday. more »»

Taste of North Fort Myers set

April 6, 2016 It’s a great opportunity for people to get a good taste of North Fort Myers — literally. more »»

Southeastern Guide Dogs fundraiser scheduled at JetBlue Park

April 6, 2016 The Southeastern Guide Dogs Fort Myers Walkathon will be held Saturday, April 9, at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway Drive, S., in Fort Myers. The festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m. more »»

‘Curious Kids’ culls kudos for segment, receives national award

April 6, 2016 A local TV show hosted by area youth was recently recognized. more »»

Free fishing tournament for youth planned in Cape Coral

April 6, 2016 Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral is prepared for up to 325 kids showing up for the 28th Kids Fishing Derby at the Cape Coral Yacht Club pier on April . more »»

Presbyterian Homes threatens fire board suit

March 30, 2016 The threat of a lawsuit by Presbyterian Homes against the Lehigh Acres Fire and Rescue Board over the added cost and refusal by the board to make three Presbyterian Homes properties exempt from the... more »»

Have suitcase will travel: Travel desk at senior center open to public

March 30, 2016 The Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center can be your stopover if you are interested in traveling. There is a Travel Desk at the entrance of the center, at 219 Plaza Drive. more »»

Chamber offering trip to Italy

March 30, 2016 Mike Burgers, the new board chairman of the Greater Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, has an offer that he says is too good to turn down. more »»

Free autism screening for toddlers

March 30, 2016 Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, is offering a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for young... more »»

Final rush to pay off property taxes begins in Lee County

March 30, 2016 The rush is on for Lee County residents and property owners to pay their real estate and tangible personal property taxes by the March 31 deadline. more »»

Eller qualifies as candidate for sheriff

March 30, 2016 Stephanie Eller is making headway in her plan to become the first female sheriff in Lee County. She has qualified by petition so she will not be required to pay the $9,398. more »»



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