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Public input on elementary school ‘proximity zones’ continues

news@breezenewspapers.com The community has two more opportunities this week to weigh in on four potential elementary school proximity zone plans, including a public session here in Lehigh. The public meetings began Monday in Dunbar with a second session then scheduled in Cape Coral on ...

Branning, Caldwell sworn-in to county offices

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com New Constitutional Officers were sworn-in this week in Lee County. This past Tuesday, Noelle Branning stepped into office as the new Lee County Tax Collector while Matt Caldwell took the helm of Lee County Property Appraiser. The two take over for Larry Hart ...

Red Cross helps three people impacted Lehigh Acres home fire

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District responded to a kitchen fire in  the Westminster neighborhood  last Tuesday. According to  Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District spokesperson Katie Heck, three people were impacted by the blaze, including ...

Home & Garden Show returns in January to downtown Fort Myers

news@breezenewspapers.com The 25th semi-annual Home & Garden Show will return to downtown Fort Myers this weekend with safety protocols in place. Expo Management President Bill Anderson, who produces the Home & Garden Show, said 24 years ago when the Harborside Event Center opened ...

Backyard chicken ordinance fails

news@breezenewspapers.com A proposed ordinance to allow for backyard chickens in residential areas of unincorporated Lee County including Lehigh Acres, failed to pass county muster, meaning there will be no backyard chickens allowed in Lehigh in the new year -- or at least for now. The Lee ...

Mobile food pantry to resume for veterans

news@breezenewspapers.com Monthly mobile food pantries will resume this January, throughout Lee County, as a drive-thru, providing veterans and their families a week’s worth of food. The first pantry will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the VA Healthcare Center, 2489 ...