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Lehigh Acres Fire District officially breaks ground for Station 106

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District has taken the first symbolic step to kick off construction of the community's next fire station, breaking ground at the site for Station 106. The day marked another step closer for the districts’ pursuit of finally having its sixth fire station up and going to serve the residents of Lehigh. LAFCRD Chief Officers, Commissioners, and firefighters joined members of Wright Construction for the celebratory groundbreaking at the site on Jan. 14. Station 106 is located in the northwest section of the district on ...

VITA appointments to begin Jan. 25

Buckingham Trails Preserve, 8790 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, will close Wednesday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, Jan. 28, for crews to widen some of the public trails. The preserve is expected to ...

News from around the region

Women’s March Fort Myers to hold virtual rally

news@breezenewspapers.com For the first time, Women's March Fort Myers will have a virtual rally featuring speakers and local musicians for the theme "Our Path Forward: A Rally for Unity, Equality and Humanity." The free Virtual Rally will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 23. ...


Delinda Jane Swartwood

Delinda Jane Swartwood, 71, of Lehigh Acres, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Fight disinformation to save our democracy

The recent presidential election may have been unique in American history. We had an election in which the accuracy of the result in one key state was disputed (Bush vs. Gore, 2000); an election that was so close it was settled by Congress, with disastrous consequences, especially for Black ...


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Local Columns

American Legion: The ‘Long and Short’ of it

Have you ever noticed that when one receives a long document or a manual of some sort that it is briefly skimmed over, then put in a drawer, only to be taken out in the event there is a serious question needing an answer? And of course, when that happens, it’s a mad scramble to find what you ...