×
×
homepage logo
STORE

News from around the region

Public invited to 20th anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The Southwest Florida community is invited to join first responders and public officials at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in downtown Fort Myers for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony that will mark the 20th year since the terrorist attack. The event will be at Caloosa Sound Convention Center, 1374 ...

Congressional Water Roundtable touts Lake O management plan

The water quality issue surrounding Lake Okeechobee and its connecting rivers is like a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle: There are numerous pieces that must be placed in a certain order for the big picture to properly come together. On Tuesday, at City Hall in Cape Coral, U.S. Rep Byron Donalds and ...

Lee School District mask opt-out form now on line

The School District of Lee County mask-opt-out form is now available to parents and student guardians online. The district has made masks mandatory but, in compliance with Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order and new Parental Bill of Rights legislation, parents may choose to opt their child out ...

Lee School District to require face coverings for students

With COVID-19 cases spiking in Lee County and the number of positive tests for the highly contagious virus topping 20%, the School District of Lee County will now require masks unless parents decide to opt their children out in writing. This respects "parents’ fundamental rights" to make the ...

COVID ‘crisis’: Lee Health sees record number of hospitalized cases

Lee Health set a record for the highest number of COVID-19 patients in system care over the weekend. As of Monday morning, Lee Health officials reported 419 individuals across their hospitals are being treated for the virus, outpacing the 327-mark set last July – a 12% uptick. Lee Health ...

Lee Health lifts pandemic-related visitation hours restrictions

As of July 2, Lee Health returned to pre-COVID-19 pandemic visitation hours for non-COVID-19 patients. Visitation hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. As necessary for patient care, the number of visitors in a room at one time may be limited at the discretion of the patient’s care team. Visitation is ...

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. ...