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Secretary of Education tours FSW

Florida is on the leading edge of providing parents a wide range of choices for their children, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said following a tour at Florida SouthWestern State College."I think it's really constructive to come and highlight some of the ways that this is happening and to ...

County set to close some public drop-off sites for Irma horticultural debris

In preparation for the completion of Hurricane Irma debris collection, Lee County will close the following public drop off sites:- Pine Island site, 7630 Stringfellow Road, at 5 p.m. Dec. 8- Estero site, 21651 Via Coconut Point, at 5 p.m. Dec. 8- Central Fort Myers site at Page Field, 4551 S. ...

Of Special Note (12/6/27)

Gift tree, pet photos plannedLee County Domestic Animal Services will celebrate the "25 Strays of Christmas" with a gift giving tree and pet photo event to benefit the Animal Care Trust Fund.The gift giving tree in the adoption lobby is decorated with ornaments featuring adoptable pets and ...

Calendar of Events (12/6/17)

Editor's note: To place items in the Calendar of Events, email trepecki@breezenewspapers.com with the name of the organization, address, and event and contact information. If an event is no longer happening, let us know so we can remove them. All events published must be open to the ...

Sports Notes (12/6/17)

Registration open for basketball leagueRegistration is now open for the Sheriff's Youth Activity League basketball for youth ages 8-15.Depending on age, practices and games will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road S. The ...

Religion Notes (12/6/17)

Faith Lutheran Church eventsFaith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd., will present the following:- Today, Dec. 6: Advent dinner from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible studies, arts and crafts, and children's activities from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.- Dec. 13: Advent dinner from 5:45 to ...

Authorities searching for suspect identified in baby formula theft

After receiving multiple anonymous tips, Lee County Sheriff's Office detectives have identified Samantha Beausoleil, 33, as the suspect in last week's baby formula theft.On Nov. 28, she entered the Publix, at 13121 Paul J. Doherty Parkway, Fort Myers, before leaving and returning a short time ...

Two local teachers named as finalists for 2017 Teacher of the Year

Every year, the Lee County School District names a Teacher of the Year.According to officials, naming the recipient is a difficult task because only one of the many devoted and dedicated teachers across the district can be chosen. This year's seven finalists truly embody the district's vision ...

Second life

The Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres recently donated an almost-new tiller to Healthy Harvest Community Farms. From left, Joe Pearson, with Healthy Harvest Community Farms, stands with Kiwanians Ron Reincke and Damon Shelor. The equipment had been sitting unused in Reincke's garage and he decided ...

Suspects sought in string of Lehigh Acres break-ins

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying and tracking down two suspects who broke into four Lehigh Acres businesses earlier this week.In the early morning hours of Nov. 27, two white men, donned in all black clothing and ski masks, pried open the back door of ...