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Early literacy activities and programs offered through library

news@breezenewspapers.com Early literacy is a focal point of the Lee County Library System, especially for children younger than 5 who have not started kindergarten yet. Lee County Library System Youth Service Coordinator Amy McWilliam said a few years ago when she took over the position ...

Multicultural Centre of SWFL serves thousands in annual BIG Backpack event

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida’s 22nd Annual BIG Backpack Event was held curbside at the Skatium in Fort Myers Sundayserving thousands of students and families. More than 150 volunteers worked a combined 1,500-plus volunteer hours over the July 24-25 weekend. On Saturday, ...

VFW Post 4174: School days!

On the radio back in 1948, a program called Our Miss Brooks was on the air, regaling listeners with the trials and tribulations of an imaginary high school. The show was popular and a regular feature until 1956 when it went to television, with Eve Arden in the lead role as Miss Brooks. It ...

Emotional moments at Lehigh Middle ribbon cutting

news@breezenewspapers.com It was an emotional moment as Lehigh Acres Middle School celebrated opening its new doors to students, faculty and administrative staff. On Thursday, local leaders, Lee County School Board members, students and other members of the community came out to see ...

Board approves spot survey for LAMS, Veterans Park

news@breezenewspapers.com The School Board of Lee County approved a Department of Education spot survey, which will combine the current campus of Lehigh Acres Middle School and Veterans Park Academy into one unified campus. Board member Gwyn Gittens was the lone member who ...

Voluntary masks, more flexibility for upcoming school year

news@breezenewspapers.com Smiles, not masks. Parental choice, not mandates. That is the message Gov. Ron DeSantis shared Friday morning at a press conference in Cape Coral called to announce an executive order that will prohibit school systems from mandating masks. “I think the ...

Free games and hot dogs for children at Hammond Stadium Aug. 3

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com National Night Out will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers with a night of free hot dogs, games, aviation and police demonstrations as part of an event announced by the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The event will take place from 5 ...

CCPD seeks information into fatal shooting

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in solving a shooting that resulted in a man’s death in April. On April 24, at around 4:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police Patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Southeast 6th ...

Lipman Family Farms to host 11th Annual Backpack Giveaway

No family should have to worry about their children’s essential school supplies being a financial burden. Lipman Family Farms, America’s largest open-field tomato grower headquartered in Immokalee has opened doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through their Annual Backpack ...

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 region's only trauma center, it is vital that the system’s blood supply remains at healthy levels in ...