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Early literacy activities and programs offered through library

news@breezenewspapers.com Early literacy is a focal point of the Lee County Library System, especially for children younger than 5 who have not started kindergarten yet. Lee County Library System Youth Service Coordinator Amy McWilliam said a few years ago when she took over the position she assembled an early literacy task force with library staff to look at what services and programs they offered and did not offer. She said they looked at what the community needs and what support staff needed to provide those services to families. “One of the biggest issues was kindergarten ...

Emotional moments at Lehigh Middle ribbon cutting

On the radio back in 1948, a program called Our Miss Brooks was on the air, regaling listeners with the trials and tribulations of an imaginary high school. The show was popular and a regular ...

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Obituaries

Helene Victoria Tomlinson

Helene Victoria Tomlinson, 62, of Lehigh Acres, Florida passed away June 30, 2021. Arrangements entrusted to Lee County Cremation Services-Fort Myers.

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Policy conflicts reek of hypocrisy

To the editor: The Biden administration seems to be obsessively concerned with getting the nation vaccinated, even suggesting going door to door to get their message across. One has to wonder why the same concern is not being directed to the hundreds of people killed in cities such as ...

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Federal court rules in favor of Florida cruise industry

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com After being largely sidelined for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida cruise industry is back online following a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit to reverse its own earlier decision regarding Centers for Disease ...

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