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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 ...

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 ...