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ARC’s annual fundraiser takes a twist

news@breezenewspapers.com One of the most anticipated events of the year is on and you can participate from home. The Animal Refuge Center will hold its 26th annual Starlight Auction on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa. The Starlight Auction is ...

North bowler captures state championship

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers High School boys and girls bowling teams had yet another great season, advancing to the third round of the recent FHSAA state championship in Orlando. They also brought home a state championship. Brandon Rucker, captain of the boys bowling team, ...

Civic association to return meetings to rec center

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers Civic Association held its last meeting at the Chamber of Commerce welcome center at the Shell Factory last week. The organization will return to the North Fort Myers Recreation Center in time for its Dec. 8 meeting, although there will be some ...

Eta brings wind, lots of rain

news@breezenewspaper.com Over the last five days, tropical storm-turned hurricane-turned tropical storm Eta took a long and winding road across the Gulf Coast that eventually led to Southwest Florida’s door — twice. First on Sunday and then again on Wednesday, Eta delivered roughly 60 ...

Roach coasts to re-election in D-79

By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers.com Republican incumbent Spencer Roach had very few problems in his first re-election campaign in District 79 as he coasted to an easy victory for State House on Election Day. District 79, which encompasses North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres and Babcock ...

Bikers ride for Benji

news@breezenewspapers.com Dozens of bikers gathered at Marinatown in North Fort Myers early Saturday morning to ride for a cause — to help the family of a child diagnosed with cancer. Nearly 50 riders gathered at the Sea Craft Bar and Restaurant to sign up and pay $15 for the event that ...

Player’s Circle receives donation of piano

news@breezenewspapers.com A North Fort Myers resident had such a great time at a recent show at the Players Circle Theater that he decided to give back to them. Dick Burany presented the Players Circle Theatre and Performing Arts Center at the Shell Factory with an unexpected surprise ...

Florida voters approve phased-in minimum wage hike

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Florida voters approved an increase in the minimum wage, one of four state constitutional amendments passed out of six on Tuesday. The minimum wage will increase to $10 per hour on Sept. 30, 2021. The minimum wage would increase by $1 per hour each year after ...

Builders Care provides NFM man with new A/C

news@breezenewspapers.com North Fort Myers resident Jon Smith lived without an air conditioning unit for 15 years. This, though, can be a problem as you grow older and have some health issues. Monday, Smith got the surprise of his life when the Lee BIA Builders Care came to give him the ...