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Connie Mack III pens autobiography

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A prominent former U.S. Senator with Cape Coral ties has released a book detailing his storied political career, life and passions. Connie Mack III penned his autobiography, “Citizen Mack: Politics, An Honorable Calling,” recounting his journey of stepping ...

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 ...

No fourth term for Dailey

news@breezenewspapers.com Come February, the North Fort Myers Civic Association will have a new president. During the group’s meeting at the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce office last week, president Doug Dailey announced he will not run for a fourth term. “It’s like I’m ...

Mobile units to provide free COVID-19 testing

news@breezenewspapers.com With fall coming, the need to boost the ability to provide COVID-19 testing and flu shots has never been greater. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County, in partnership with Lee County Government, is looking to make it a little bit easier to do both. During ...

County to provide businesses with personal protective equipment

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com The county is lending a helping hand to local businesses that are looking for personal protective equipment for staff and customers. Another round of PPE distribution is planned for Lee County businesses set for next Tuesday where business representatives will ...

Civic cancels, postpones events in wake of pandemic

news@breezenewspapers.com The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact the efforts of the North Fort Myers Civic Association, with several major events either cancelled or delayed. With their meetings being held at the offices of the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce at the Shell ...

Steve’s Place continues tasty tradition

news@breezenewspapers.com When Steve Sexton sold the Alva Diner after owning it for 22 years, he considered, and discarded, the idea of getting a job. Instead, he started another restaurant. Steve’s Place, at 5781 Bayshore Road, opened Dec. 23, in a location where there was a need for ...

Hair Connection gets through pandemic

news@breezenewspapers.com It was bad enough when Winn Dixie and Fitness 1440 closed up at the Weaver’s Corner Shopping Plaza on the corner of Old 41 and Bayshore Road. But when the pandemic hit in March many thought it could be the death knell for Hair Connection, located next to Crazy ...

Parents urged to be water aware

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Drowning accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, are on the rise throughout the state and county as the pandemic has prompted families and children to spend more time in Florida homes, many of which are equipped with pools or near the water. Florida leads the ...