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Red Cross helps three people impacted Lehigh Acres home fire

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District responded to a kitchen fire in  the Westminster neighborhood  last Tuesday. According to  Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District spokesperson Katie Heck, three people were impacted by the blaze, including ...

Red Cross helps three people affected by a home fire in Lehigh Acres

On Jan. 5, local American Red Cross volunteers from the Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter responded to a home fire in the Westminster neighborhood in Lehigh Acres. Local Red Cross volunteer members of the Disaster Action Team helped coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire ...

Home & Garden Show returns in January to downtown Fort Myers

news@breezenewspapers.com The 25th semi-annual Home & Garden Show will return to downtown Fort Myers this weekend with safety protocols in place. Expo Management President Bill Anderson, who produces the Home & Garden Show, said 24 years ago when the Harborside Event Center opened ...

Backyard chicken ordinance fails

news@breezenewspapers.com A proposed ordinance to allow for backyard chickens in residential areas of unincorporated Lee County including Lehigh Acres, failed to pass county muster, meaning there will be no backyard chickens allowed in Lehigh in the new year -- or at least for now. The Lee ...

Mobile food pantry to resume for veterans

news@breezenewspapers.com Monthly mobile food pantries will resume this January, throughout Lee County, as a drive-thru, providing veterans and their families a week’s worth of food. The first pantry will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the VA Healthcare Center, 2489 ...

Harriet lays second egg, countdown begins

news@breezenewspapers.com Southwest Florida’s most popular eagle pair is now counting down the days before they become parents once again. Harriet now has two eggs, laying the first on Dec. 16 at 4:58 p.m. and the second one on Dec. 19 at 4:45 p.m. Assuming a standard 35-day incubation ...

Lee Health administers first COVID vaccines

news@breezenewspapers.com Lee Health administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to employees last Tuesday with a limited number of inoculations made available to front-line healthcare workers and those 65 and older beginning Monday through the Department of Health - Lee County. ...

Foundation for Lee County Public Schools awards grants to teachers

news@breezenewspapers.com There are many teachers who want to present lessons in creative and unusual ways. Unfortunately, they often do not have the resources to be able to do that. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools recently held a socially distanced classroom and school grants ...