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Free screening for skin cancer available

A Foundation for Cancer Assistance, Research & Education (C.A.R.E.) will host a free skin cancer screening on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Regional Cancer Center in Fort Myers. The event is sponsored by GenesisCare and Associates in Dermatology. Preregistration is required by ...

County, local officials blast Lake O plan

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Ruane sat across from Col. Andrew Kelly, commander of the Jacksonville district of the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, in the Lee County Administration Building conference room and denounced the plan Kelly ...

Lee Health seeks blood donations

Lee Health is seeking blood donations to help replenish supply levels. Current blood supplies are critically low, and Lee Health’s blood centers are in urgent need of donors. As home to the region's only trauma center, it is vital that the system’s blood supply remains at healthy levels ...

Lehigh man sentenced to prison for sexual battery

A Lehigh Acres man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual battery on a woman who was receiving a therapeutic massage Akepe Gerard Ntube, 47, was sentenced to five years of sex offender probation and designated as sexual offender. Ntube was found guilty following a July trial ...

Lightning strike on Sanibel beach results in one death

trepecki@breezenewspapers.com A man recently hospitalized after he was struck by lightning on a beach on Sanibel has died. Brent Jerome and his wife, Kristen, were both hit by lightning on July 24 at about 4:52 p.m. on the beach behind the Sanibel Beach Club, at 626 Nerita St. The Downtown ...

Early literacy activities and programs offered through library

news@breezenewspapers.com Early literacy is a focal point of the Lee County Library System, especially for children younger than 5 who have not started kindergarten yet. Lee County Library System Youth Service Coordinator Amy McWilliam said a few years ago when she took over the position ...

Multicultural Centre of SWFL serves thousands in annual BIG Backpack event

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida’s 22nd Annual BIG Backpack Event was held curbside at the Skatium in Fort Myers Sundayserving thousands of students and families. More than 150 volunteers worked a combined 1,500-plus volunteer hours over the July 24-25 weekend. On Saturday, ...

VFW Post 4174: School days!

On the radio back in 1948, a program called Our Miss Brooks was on the air, regaling listeners with the trials and tribulations of an imaginary high school. The show was popular and a regular feature until 1956 when it went to television, with Eve Arden in the lead role as Miss Brooks. It ...

Emotional moments at Lehigh Middle ribbon cutting

news@breezenewspapers.com It was an emotional moment as Lehigh Acres Middle School celebrated opening its new doors to students, faculty and administrative staff. On Thursday, local leaders, Lee County School Board members, students and other members of the community came out to see ...

Board approves spot survey for LAMS, Veterans Park

news@breezenewspapers.com The School Board of Lee County approved a Department of Education spot survey, which will combine the current campus of Lehigh Acres Middle School and Veterans Park Academy into one unified campus. Board member Gwyn Gittens was the lone member who opposed. “Like I ...