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Para to Teacher Scholarship awarded to Lehigh Middle’s Jackson

news@breezenewspapers.com Two Para to Teacher Scholarships were awarded this year to paraprofessionals at Lehigh Acres Middle and Skyline Elementary, giving them an opportunity to finish their degrees and become a teacher. Elsie Jackson, an educational paraprofessional at Lehigh Acres ...

Work to begin at Gunnery Road, Lee Boulevard

news@breezenewspapers.com The left turn lane on Lee Boulevard at Gunnery Road will begin to be widened mid month. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a contract with Stevens and Layton, Inc. on May 4. Spokesperson Tim Engstrom said the County Project Authorization is for ...

School district approves new code of conduct

news@breezenewspapers.com After lengthy conversation and various viewpoints shared from the public, the School Board of Lee County has approved next year’s code of conduct. The motion carried with Board members Melisa Giovannelli and Betsy Vaughn opposing. “Honestly, this is actually ...

Alzheimer’s drug gets approval

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com For the first time in nearly two decades, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA gave the green light to aducanumab (marketed as Aduhelm), considered the first Alzheimer’s drug that targets the cause of ...

Lee School District receives Heart Safe Schools designation

news@breezenewspapers.com A safety measure that was put into every high school in Lee County in 2012 saved one Mariner High School student's life last October and earned the district a Heart Safe Schools designation. "We are so excited the Lee County School District has been given the ...

Lt. Gov. Nunez visits Fort Myers Beach

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach was the setting for the birthday of Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez Thursday who talked up the economic and environmental policies of Gov. Ron DeSantis. Nunez addressed how the state is handling Lake Okeechobee ...

Fort Myers Brewing to host 2021 Summer Beer Fest June 18-20

Fort Myers Brewing Company is kicking off the hottest season of the year with its ninth annual Summer Beer Fest June 18-20, a three-day summer bash featuring a variety of live music, food trucks and more than 30 specialty beers. From Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20, the party will ...

VFW Post 4174: Long may it wave!

When General Washington was leading his troops in battle, he wanted them to feel they were fighting for a cause, and knew that troops would follow a banner or flag, just as troops had been doing since the earliest times of war. He asked a young lady to sew a flag which would represent the 13 ...

Blakeslee earns Dean’s List recognition at Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University congratulates Gabriella Blakeslee of Lehigh Acres, Florida, for earning a spot on the Spring 2021 Dean's List. Dean's List honors are reserved for the highest achieving students at VSU. Blakeslee is one of more than 1,700 distinguished and accomplished students ...

Edison and Ford Winter Estates to host plant sale June 19

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will hold a special plant sale that is open to the public on June 19 starting at 9 a.m. in the outdoors Garden Shoppe and surrounding areas. Additional plant vendors will also be on site, including Betty Ann's Bromeliads, Calusa Palms and ...