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North Pop Warner starts new season

news@breezenewspapers.com After more than a month of practice, the North Fort Myers Pop Warner football program kicked off its season last week, playing against some of the best programs in the Peace River Conference. For the Tiny-Mites, the youngest group of players, the score doesn’t ...

Shift in traffic coming for Littleton Road

Update: The planned traffic shift on Littleton Road between Northeast 24th Avenue and Corbett Road has been rescheduled to early Monday morning, Sept. 28. news@breezenewspapers.com Motorists who travel on Kismet Parkway onto Littleton Road every day will notice something a little different ...

NFMAA teacher earns leadership award

news@breezenewspapers.com At North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, Theresa West-Taylo is responsible for what is at the school’s heart, the arts. She also teaches her middle-schoolers about art and the basics of set design, without which the productions the school puts on would not be ...

Local student named National Scholar semifinalist

news@breezenewspapers.com Bishop Verot High School senior Xavier Caangay has been named a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship program, putting him in a group representing less than 1 percent of the nation’s high school seniors. Caangay, of North Fort Myers, said he was ...

Blue Mass to honor first responders

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A Cape Coral parish will honor local first responders next weekend with a special service. St. Andrew Catholic Church fifth annual Blue Mass will take place Sept. 26 at 9 a.m. to honor those who have died in the line of duty as well as those currently serving as ...

Lee Sheriff’s race offers four candidates

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Heading into the Nov. 3 General Election, the race for Lee County Sheriff is one of the more crowded this time around. Incumbent Carmine Marceno was victorious in the Republican Primary and now faces Democrat Robert Neeld and two no- party-affiliation ...

Free flu vaccinations at ‘pop-ups’

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Lee County residents can now receive vaccines for the flu and Hepatitis A while getting tested for Covid-19. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is offering the free vaccines at pop-up Covid-19 testing sites as of Thursday. DOH-Lee, in ...

Connie Mack III pens autobiography

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A prominent former U.S. Senator with Cape Coral ties has released a book detailing his storied political career, life and passions. Connie Mack III penned his autobiography, “Citizen Mack: Politics, An Honorable Calling,” recounting his journey of stepping ...

School board adopts $1.9 billion budget

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County has approved a $1.9 billion budget which will support 119 schools and more than 96,000 students. The finance department provided a presentation this week, which broke down the budget into sections to further explain funding ...

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 ...