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Rental assistance program announced

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Lee County has received a new round of funds for its LeeCARES rental and utilities assistance program for those who have suffered lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and who fall below 80% of the area's median income. The new $23.3 million emergency rental ...

Vintage market draws a good crowd

news@breezenewspapers.com Vintage Market Days, an event that was gaining in popularity before the pandemic put the kibosh on both 2020 shows set for the Lee Civic Center, was apparently missed. Those who like vintage and antique items made up for lost time Friday with thousands attending on ...

Civic tackles fundraising challenges as pandemic continues

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers Civic Association under new president Danny Ballard is going to do things in a brisk manner, with little wasted time. Ballard ran his first meeting on Feb. 9 at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center and came through on his promise to make ...

Green Technologies a family affair

news@breezenewspapers.com If you went to the Fort Myers Home and Remodeling Show recently, you would have seen Reyanna Taylor, who works in sales for Green Technologies of SWFL, promoting her family’s business. For the Taylors, family comes first, which is why nearly everyone works for ...

Home Show features nearly 100 vendors

news@breezenewspapers.com Nearly 100 vendors, many of them local, came to the Fort Myers Home and Remodeling Show at the Lee Civic Center, with good crowds throughout the weekend. “We’ve done better than other shows that have been put on. We have about 30 exhibitors who do our show and ...

All Things Wild Taxidermy open in North Fort Myers

news@breezenewspapers.com You just bagged yourself a 10-point deer and you want the trophy mounted on your wall. Local hunters used to have to go miles to find a taxidermist to do the work needed to “stuff” their animal. Now, they have a place in North Fort Myers, All Things Wild ...

Tommy’s opens at the Shell Factory

news@breezenewspapers.com It took a year and a half from start to finish, but the Shell Factory was finally able to cut the ribbon on one of its biggest projects ever this month, when it opened Tommy’s Tiki Bar. Many friends and supporters were on hand to witness the opening of the ...

Home show to return to the civic center

news@breezenewspapers.com One of the largest home shows in Southwest Florida returns to the Lee Civic Center this weekend when the Fort Myers Home and Remodeling Show takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The show in October was cancelled because of COVID. However, Jackielou, show ...

Civic Association elects new officers

news@breezenewspapers.com Because of the uncertainty created by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the North Fort Myers Civic Association moved its calendar ahead and decided to hold its elections for new board members and officers a month early. The result of the elections, held last week, ...

NFM Chamber raring to go in 2021

news@breezenewspapers.com The plans for North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce 2.0 pretty much went up in smoke in 2020, courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with 2021 now here, the chamber is getting ready to try once again to bring itself to a new level. Wendy Murray, executive ...