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Veterans Park Academy for the Arts renovation

news@breezenewspapers.com After a lengthy discussion to approve rankings for architectural, construction management and building official services for a renovation project at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts it came down to a split vote with four in favor and three opposed. Board members ...

Women’s March Fort Myers to hold virtual rally

news@breezenewspapers.com For the first time, Women's March Fort Myers will have a virtual rally featuring speakers and local musicians for the theme "Our Path Forward: A Rally for Unity, Equality and Humanity." The free Virtual Rally will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 23. ...

Patients see loved ones as Lehigh Regional opens up limited visitation

news@breezenewspapers.com Lehigh Regional Medical Center was excited to once again open its doors to patient visitors last Thursday. Hours for visitation will remain limited at this time to Monday through Sunday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon, and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. According to Jackie ...

DEO issues final order on county’s 2019 plan amendments

news@breezenewspapers.com The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has issued its final order that upholds Lee County’s land-use plan changes after a long battle with opponents who challenged the Lee County Board of Commissioners’ decision to amend official land–use policies in ...

School board adopts $1.9 billion budget

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County has approved a $1.9 billion budget which will support 119 schools and more than 96,000 students. The finance department provided a presentation this week, which broke down the budget into sections to further explain funding ...

Lehigh fire district staff support local childhood cancer cause

news@breezenewspapers.com Childhood Cancer Awareness month kicked off Sept. 1 at Golisano Children’s Hospital. As a way to bring local awareness to childhood cancer, Southwest Florida community leaders and supporters will have their heads shaved by Golisano Children's Hospital patients who ...

More than 40,000 masks collected through donation campaign

news@breezenewspapers.com The community came together and donated more than 40,000 reusable cloth masks for the School Heroes Wear Masks drive, which concluded a week ago. School Board Member Betsy Vaughn said although the drive concluded last Friday they are still receiving masks and ...

Fire district to hold public hearing

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing next Monday to discuss implementation of the new voter-approved fire assessment. The public hearing will be held on at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 inside Station 104 at 3102 ...