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Knights of Columbus present check to Special Olympics

news@breezenewspapers.com On Nov. 21, the Knights of Columbus presented the Special Olympics of Lee County with a check donation in the amount of $10,000. Proceeds were raised during a fundraising golf tournament held on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Majestic Gold Club. This marks the second year ...

Jordan elected as chair, Vaughn vice chair, of school board

news@breezenewspapers.com Debbie Jordan took the helm of the Lee County School Board after being voted as the new chairman Tuesday night. The board selected Jordan and Melisa Giovannelli as its nominations for chair. After a vote by all board members Jordan received four yeses electing her ...

LA-MSID picks up stormwater project award

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District was recently honored with the Florida Stormwater Association’s Program of the Year award. FSA presents the Excellence Award each year to public sector member organizations who have demonstrated a high ...

Lee schools begin ‘rapid testing’ for COVID

news@breezenewspapers.com Rapid testing for COVID-19 is now available in Lee County schools with three tests already administered as of Wednesday. Testing for symptomatic students and staff is available on campuses through a partnership that includes the Golisano Children’s Hospital, Lee ...

District Educational Facilities Plan approved

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County School Board approved the District Educational Facilities Plan for the fiscal years 2021 through 2040 after a lengthy discussion Tuesday night. The District Facilities Workplan Report is submitted to the state every year to show that it is sufficient ...

Rescued bald eagle is recovering at CROW on Sanibel

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel admitted a bald eagle rescued from a canal in Cape Coral Nov. 8. CROW veterinarians and staff used radiographs to help determine the eagle, which was unable to fly, suffered a fractured coracoid, one of the ...

Lee Health needs convalescent plasma donors

Lee Health is in urgent need of convalescent plasma donations to help refill supply levels. Under an emergency use authorization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made investigational convalescent plasma available for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients as part of the ...

Annual event to be offered in drive-thru, grab-and-go style

news@breezenewspapers.com A long-standing tradition for the Lehigh Acres community is continuing this year, but with one slight modification — the Free Thanksgiving Community Meal will be served in a drive thru, grab-and-go style. The annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

Lehigh park expansion closer to realization

news@breezenewspapers.com A Lehigh Acres park is set to get nearly $700,000 in improvements. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted last Tuesday to award a contract to design an expansion to Williams Park. The plans include three football fields, restroom facilities, nature ...