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Egg hunt, Easter services at Christ United Methodist Church April 3-4

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 3 in Lehigh Acres The East Lee County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring and Christ United Methodist Church is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1430 Homestead Road North in Lehigh Acres. Children from toddler to fifth ...

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans ceremony to be held at VFW Post 4174 March 27

On Saturday, March 27 at 11 a.m., a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans ceremony and presentation will be held outside at VFW Post 4174, 25 Homestead Rd. S, Lehigh Acres. The event will consist of a standard military ceremony where the colors are presented and the flag raised. There will be speakers ...

Lehigh student wins Sanibel wildlife refuge photo contest

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge has announced the winners and finalists of the eighth annual “Ding” Darling-Theodore Cross High School Photography Contest at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. First place went to “Flowers” ...

Mirror Lakes teacher nets Golden Apple

news@breezenewspapers.com A fifth grade teacher at Mirror Lakes Elementary School was surprised the Friday before Spring Break began when The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools presented him with the prestigious Golden Apple Teacher Award. "I was so happy that my students were able to ...

Lee Health urges continued virus vigilance

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com While COVID-19 vaccine availability for all who wish to receive it is on the horizon, residents must continue to be vigilant when it comes to spreading the virus to protect the most vulnerable population, health officials said. In a media call last week, Lee ...

All students to receive Chromebooks next year

news@breezenewspapers.com At the opening of the 2021-2022 school year, Elementary 1:1 will become permanent, putting Chromebooks in the hands of all elementary school students. “Until then, we will still provide devices to Home Connect and virtual instruction students through our existing ...

Community meeting March 30 about the future of two Lehigh Acres schools

The School District of Lee County is holding a community meeting on Tuesday, March 30 about the future of Veterans Park Academy for the Arts and the soon to be former campus of Lehigh Acres Middle School. The meeting will be in the Star Café at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts from 6 to 7:30 ...

Artful Gardens Autistic and Special Needs Learning Farms, Inc now open

news@breezenewspapers.com After being closed for almost five years, Artful Gardens Autistic and Special Needs Learning Farms, Inc, had a soft launch earlier this month, reopening as a place to go — and learn — for an underserved community of kids. Artful Gardens began as a special needs ...

District approves Kids Read Now program

news@breezenewspapers.com Approximately 3,500 students will be enrolled into the Kids Read Now program, an initative for expanded learning opportunities for second grade students to mitigate the “summer slide.” Elementary Director of Curriculum Dr. Bethany Quisenberry said the program ...

Unmasking the Epidemic: Help & hope

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Sometimes just knowing there’s someone to reach out to can make all the difference in the world. That’s why local organizations and community partners are working to break the perceived stigma of mental health via an online platform aimed at unveiling ...