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Cause of Hart Drive fire believed to be electrical

news@breezenewspapers.com An early morning fire in Suncoast Estates on Thursday destroyed a double-wide mobile home on Hart Drive, leaving everyone who lived there displaced. Christi Kulwicki, fire inspector for the North Fort Myers Fire District, said it was believed the fire was likely ...

Lee County festival opens this week at the Civic Center

news@breezenewspapers.com Last year, the Southwest Florida Lee County Fair beat the clock, closing just before the pandemic ground public events to a halt. And while there was concern that there might not be a 97th version of the fair this year, it will go on after all, starting Thursday ...

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 ...

Hassett is a Golden Apple finalist

news@breezenewspapers.com Shelly Hassett, a teacher at Carrie D. Robinson Little Elementary School, got a lot of help and wisdom from past teachers who were recognized for being among the top in their profession. Some of them, in fact, had taught her when she was a student there. Hassett ...

Summer camp registration begins

news@breezenewspapers.com For those who are interested in signing up their child for summer camp at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center, there is some urgency to do so. Sign-ups for traditional and middle-school camps kicked off Monday morning, though, while the three other major camps ...

Work begins on Hancock Bridge Parkway

news@breezenewspapers.com If you were driving on Hancock Bridge Parkway near Moody Road this weekend, you might have noticed that one lane was closed for traffic. One westbound lane of Hancock Bridge Parkway closed beginning after rush hour Friday at 7 p.m, reopening Monday. During the lane ...

North advances to regional final over Naples

news@breezenewspapers.com On an evening where it seemed like the team which took advantage of the wind the most would win, it was the team going against the wind in the second half that finally broke the ice. Freshman Sophia Kerns put one into the net in the 50th minute to provide the North ...

Golden Apple finalists feted at social event

news@breezenewspapers.com Every year, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools celebrates the accomplishments of its best teachers by gathering them all in one place to meet with each other and Golden Apple winners, enjoy food and drink and be proud of what they accomplished. Finalists, ...

Southwest Reading Festival goes virtual this year

news@breezenewspapers.com The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival will return virtually this year, giving attendees the opportunity to participate in a reading celebration. The free annual festival produced by the Lee County Library System, is intended to incite a passion for ...

Fundraiser set for father waiting for kidney transplant

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Austin Columbe, beloved father, son and family member, is facing another yet another obstacle he plans to overcome. Columbe, 26, was born with recessive polycystic kidney disease and received a transplant when he was 17. Three years ago, the kidney began to ...