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LRMC planning to open Behavioral Health Unit in 2018

In an effort to give its patients and the community more options, Lehigh Regional Medical Center is expected to open a new unit by the middle of the year.The new addition - a Behavioral Health Unit - will help to combat major depression in people age 55 and over by using a form of therapy ...

Holiday Hatchlings: North Fort Myers pair welcomes two eaglets

Harriet is again the mother of two eaglets.The first egg - dubbed E10 - pipped in early Dec. 26 at about 8 a.m., with it being fully visible at 8:33 a.m. Twelve hours later, at 8:54 p.m., it hatched - 37 days after being laid.The second egg -?E11 - pipped at about 3:21 p.m. Dec. 26 and hatched ...

View drawings, talk to staff about Joel Agri-Eco Park at open house

Lee County will hold an informal open house regarding Joel Agri-Eco Park.It will take place Jan. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bayshore Fire Protection and Rescue Service District, at 17350 Nalle Road, North Fort Myers.Officials reported that a public meeting for the park was previously held ...

Chamber to host Annual Awards Gala

The Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Florida Repertory Theatre, will host the 2018 Annual Awards Gala on Jan. 27 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers.It will kick off with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 8 ...

Domestic Animal Services pushes ‘Skip the Jog, Walk a Dog’ campaign

People make millions of New Year's resolutions each January and Lee County Domestic Animal Services is inviting the community to "Skip the Jog and Walk a Dog" as part of theirs.Make pets a part of your New Year's plan and consider that a new pet can help you achieve many of the most popular ...

East County library presents programs

The activities for January at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road.The following programs are free and open to the public:Adult programs- Beginning Computer SkillsPart 1: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5Part 2: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12A technology instructor will cover a variety of topics including ...

Helping out

Director Melissa Barry, left, recently honored volunteers Maria Biern and Clark Rhodes for their contributions to the Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center, at 219 Plaza Drive.

Calendar of Events (1/3/18)

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 ...

Of Special Note (1/3/18)

TNR workshop setThe Gulf Coast Humane Society and Fortunate Ferals will host a free Trap-Neuter-Return workshop Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the shelter's campus, at 2010 Arcadia St., Fort Myers.It will provide information and education on how to trap feral cats, as well as how to bring them ...

Sports Notes (1/3/18)

Basketball league taking registrationsRegistration 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 ...