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‘Ding’ Day photo contest opens

July 15 marked the opening of the 29th annual “Ding” Darling Day Amateur Nature Photography Contest. Deadline for submission is Sept. 15, 2021; all entries must be submitted electronically. Cash award prizes are $300 for first place, $225 for second, and $175 for third. The contest, ...

Pace Center for Girls to bring back Love That Dress!

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is bringing back Love That Dress! with a new twist. This year, the event will be three days of shopping from Aug. 19-21 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Estero. The fundraiser features shopping and silent auctions with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs ...

Federal court rules in favor of Florida cruise industry

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com After being largely sidelined for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida cruise industry is back online following a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit to reverse its own earlier decision regarding Centers for Disease ...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Saturday

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Parents feeling the anxiety of a quickly arriving back to school season after a difficult economic year can take advantage of a statewide tax break beginning Saturday. The Florida Department of Revenue Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday runs from July 31 to Aug. ...

DeSantis signs Florida Wildlife Corridor Act

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com The Florida Wildlife Corridor Act, which will dedicate an additional $300 million to protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor, was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The legislation directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection “to encourage and ...

VFW Post 4174: Help at hand

In 1920, World War I veterans created a service for disabled military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. This organization, known as the DAV was founded to assist veterans and their families through various predicaments. Because of the great need for such an undertaking, a federal ...

­­­­­­Two recent grads receive recognition

news@breezenewspapers.com Two recent graduates from the Lee County School District received recognition for videos they created during their time as LeeSchools TV interns. Grace Edmonds, a recent graduate from Island Coast High School, was awarded the 2021 Student Production Award (Student ...

Lee Clerk of Court to hold career fair

The Lee County Clerk of Court will host an in-person career fair on Aug. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the County Admin East building, at 2201 Second St., Fort Myers, to fill over 20 positions. The career opportunities are available in several areas, including courts, information technology, tourist ...