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Spring Fest of Southwest Florida to be held this weekend

news@breezenewspapers.com The community is invited to attend a family-friendly event, The Spring Fest of Southwest Florida, this weekend at the Victory Church parking lot in Lehigh. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at 1201 Taylor Lane, behind Burger ...

Lee County is a ‘job-seeker’ market

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Is employment opt-out making it hard to hire workers? Although the unemployment rate is at just 4% throughout the county, experts and local businesses are finding it challenging to fill positions in a variety of fields. Officials at CareerSource Southwest ...

Lehigh Lightning Band to hold concert in May

news@breezenewspapers.com With CDC guidelines changing, the Lehigh Lightning Band has been granted permission to have a performance next month inside the Lehigh Senior High School auditorium for a 90-minute concert. The performance will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 7. Tickets ...

In-door vaccine site readied for opening today

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Hours after Mother Nature rained down on Southwest Florida for the first time in some time, county officials detailed their transition from the RSW COVID-19 vaccination site to their new indoor location. Staged at the old Sears building at the Edison Mall in ...

Lehigh’s hidden gem for fresh produce

news@breezenewspapers.com Lehigh Acres is not normally known for its abundance of fresh produce — not until Country Harvest Farms Market and Nursery came along. Currently named Sugar Sweet Produce, Country Harvest Market was opened in 2019 by owners Michelle Williams and Tracy Burden. The ...

General Women’s Club of Lehigh Acres

Monthly meeting set for April 16 The General Women's Club of Lehigh Acres will have its monthly meeting on April 16 at 1 p.m.  Melissa Barry, Fire Commissioner of Lehigh Acres, will be the speaker. The meeting will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in the Sweatlock Hall, 705 Leeland Heights ...

Stuffed animal drive to benefit Department of Children and Families

The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is partnering with Lehigh Elementary School on a stuffed animal drive to benefit the Department of Children and Families. The collection of new stuffed animals is being held throughout the month of April, which is also Child Abuse Prevention ...

Lee Health seeks blood donations

Lee Health is seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels. Current blood supplies are critically low, and Lee Health’s blood centers are in urgent need of donors. As home to the regions only trauma center, it is vital that the system’s blood supply remains at healthy levels in ...

Most Lee countians paid property taxes on time

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com The deadline to file property taxes in Lee County passed this Wednesday, and after a pandemic year that saw an increase of delinquent property, Lee County Tax Collector Noelle Branning said things are starting to get back to normal. From 2018 to 2019, the ...

Innovation school to become part of East Zone

news@breezenewspapers.com The school district is moving forward with a pre-k through eighth grade innovation school in the East Zone, which has tentatively been scheduled to open in August 2024. “This is the right school for the right location at the right time,” Operating Planning ...