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Pondella Bingo looks to rebound post-COVID

news@breezenewspapers.com Pondella Bingo has been in existence for so long that nobody knows exactly when it opened, which is believed to be sometime in the 1970s. But when the pandemic hit, the hall at 959 Pondella Road looked as though it could be headed for an eventual demise. ...

Hungarian Kitchen makes a splash

news@breezenewspapers.com  The Hungarian Kitchen is looking to make a place for itself at Weaver’s Corner Shopping Center, serving traditional Hungarian food and getting rave reviews on social media. Esther Feher has owned the Hungarian Kitchen for two years. She came to America in ...

Lee Civic Center’s future in question?

news@breezenewspapers.com A committee put together to evaluate management proposals for the Lee County Civic Center agreed Friday to give each of the only two submitters an opportunity to give a presentation and answer questions at a later date. But not before residents who live in the still ...

Chamber slowly resumes social schedule

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is dipping its feet in the water when it comes to bringing back in-person events. That started on Wednesday when a small group gathered at the Hungarian Kitchen at the Weaver’s Corner Plaza for the first Monthly Morning ...

North Fort Myers Chamber ready to hold socials again

news@breezenewspapers.com After a full year of not holding any social events, the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is ready to get back into business, with a new event at a new location. The Chamber will debut the Monthly Morning Mingle on Wednesday, March 3, which is a rebranded ...

Cape Coral Hospital gets neonatal simulation lab

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Cape Coral Hospital is now home to a new simulation lab that will better help healthcare workers when it comes to newborns. A neonatal simulation lab has been completed at Cape hospital inside of the birthing suites that will be used for training medical ...

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 ...