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Ham radio field day is this weekend

We tend to take all the gadgets we have to communicate with each other for granted. We are always one big storm away from losing that ability when a cellphone tower falls with the wind or all electricity goes out.This weekend, the area's amateur radio operators will hold their annual field ...

Pre-kindergarten summer school registration open

Registration is now open for voluntary pre-kindergarten summer school. Students about to attend kindergarten in August are eligible to attend. The focus of the one-month summer program is kindergarten readiness.Voluntary pre-kindergarten summer school meets Monday through Thursday from June ...

Boys & Girls Clubs Organization to start phased reopening

By MELISSA BILLnews@breezenewspapers.comThe Boys & Girls Clubs will officially reopen two of its Lee County locations including Renaissance Preserve in Lehigh Acres on June 15.Organization officials say they are excited to reopen the two sites and resume activities, mentorship, ...

Lee Health: Stay the course to prevent ‘second wave’

As the state of Florida reported the highest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, health officials on Thursday once again reiterated the need for the community to continue to follow guidelines.President and CEO of Lee Health, Dr. Larry Antonucci, said while a spike ...

Farm Share to hold second free food distribution

Farm Share will hold another free, food distribution at Lehigh Senior High School this Thursday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The food distribution will be a mobile, drive-thru only event, first come, first serve.The second food free food drive event is being hosted by state Sen. Lizbeth ...

Task force learns of back-to-school models

A few hybrid options were presented to the K-12 Pandemic Task Force during its second meeting Wednesday afternoon that might have students alternating days of going to school and participating in live distance learning.Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said their goal is to open at 100 percent, as ...

DeSantis announces recommendations to reopen schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Commissioner Richard Corcoran have announced recommendations for local communities to consider as they finalize plans to re-open safe and healthy schools that are set up for success. This plan outlines the nearly $475 million in state directed education financial ...

DeSantis moves to Phase 2 reopening

Starting today, bars and movie theaters can reopen in Florida.The lifted restrictions announced by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday are the beginning of Phase 2 of his economic plan for dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.DeSantis said the state's rate of fatalities have slowed, ...

Fire district discusses simplified fire assessment

Lehigh Community Council heard a presentation on the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District's proposed simplified fire assessment but postponed a decision as to whether the panel should take a formal position on the matter to be decided by voters.Chief Robert DiLallo was present and ...