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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 ...

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 ...

Trio gets free AC units from Ellsworth

news@breezenewspapers.com Pamela Mix has helped countless people struggling with addiction. She has even taking them into her home to give them support and a place to stay while they recover. So, when the central air unit in her Cape Coral home died, many of those people whom she had helped ...

Slight uptick in Southwest Florida unemployment rates

By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers.com Although there has been a slight uptick in the unemployment rate in Southwest Florida, there have been gains in three industries. The July Labor Market Trends had a 10.7 unemployment rate, compared to June’s 9.8 percent unemployment rate. The ...

Brown Bag moves to Star Plaza

By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers.com After spending 13 years at a small location near the Caloosahatchee, the Brown Bag Eatery has moved down the road to the Star Plaza, just across the street from Pondella Road on Business 41. The new location will allow the eatery to bring in more ...

Sears building coming down

The demolition of the old Sears building at Merchants Crossing Shopping Center is under way.Much of the building has been demolished, with bulldozers taking it down from the back and moving forward.Before long, the long-vacant building will be gone, soon to be replaced by a mixed-use ...

Paradise Isle project hearing held

After several years and with delays and continuances, the planned Paradise Isle project came before the Hearing Examiner Wednesday and Thursday.Paradise Isle representatives made their case Wednesday to Hearing Examiner Donna Marie Collins, addressing key issues such as building height, which ...