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VITA volunteers sought for Lehigh Acres

news@breezenewspapers.com The search for volunteers is again under way for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Volunteer tax preparers, interpreters and greeters are needed at all the VITA sites, which includes Lehigh Community ...

Patients see loved ones as Lehigh Regional opens up limited visitation

news@breezenewspapers.com Lehigh Regional Medical Center was excited to once again open its doors to patient visitors last Thursday. Hours for visitation will remain limited at this time to Monday through Sunday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon, and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. According to Jackie ...

Rubish pickup delayed in Lehigh Acres

news@breezenewspapers.com Residents in Lehigh Acres, Buckingham, Alva, Fort Myers Shores, Tice and Riverdale experienced delays in their curbside garbage pickup on Wednesday. The impacted areas included Area 4 with ZIP codes of 33905, 33920, 33936, 33971, 33972, 33973, 33974 and 33976. Solid ...

New affordable housing in Lehigh Acres gets started

news@breezenewspapers.com Faith Homes of Lehigh held a ground breaking event on Sept. 22, to celebrate its new, 54-unit affordable housing community. The over 55 years-of-age community will be located next to Woodward Manor in Lehigh Acres located at 1301 Woodward Court in Lehigh Acres. The ...

DeSantis lifts restrictions on restaurants

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that the state is lifting indoor capacity restrictions at restaurants, theme parks and most other businesses as part of the state’s phase 3 reopening since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The order takes effect ...

Tech school changes name, offers new programs

news@breezenewspapers.com For more than a decade, Southwestern Vocational Training in North Fort Myers has offered training and opportunities for those wanting steady, well-paying jobs in the medical field. On Friday, graduates and community members gathered at their campus to celebrate a ...

Unemployment drops in Lee

Although unemployment rates are still high, Lee County has seen a positive reduction at 9.8 percent for the month of June.CareerSource Southwest Florida Communications Manager Janeth Castrejon said the positive reduction with unemployment rates began in May and continued into June."It's a great ...

Pool service businesses see increased demand

With more people staying home, pool companies are busier than ever.Since the COVID-19 pandemic, pool cleaning businesses and those remodeling and constructing new pools have seen a boom as more people are laying low at home enjoying their backyards.Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner said they ...

CareerSource Southwest Florida reopens

CareerSource Southwest Florida reopened its career centers Monday and, by appointment, is again helping individuals search for jobs."Even though we have closed our career centers due to COVID-19, it is time to reopen them," Executive Director Joe Paterno said in a prepared statement last week. ...

Rib City Express opens first Southwest Florida location

The first Rib City Express opened its doors in Lehigh Acres Thursday near the Lehigh Regional Medical Center.Rib City Express offers a fast-casual spin to the formerly full-service Rib City, which opened in the late 1990s.Through the express concept, guests can still experience the same ...