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State looks to shut down mulch site

news@breezenewspapers.com The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is asking a judge to shut down a North Fort Myers recycling facility officials say has been the site of a series of fires often visible from I-75 near the Bayshore Road exit. Bayshore Fire & Rescue has responded ...

Rotary golf tourney has spots open

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers Rotary, after a year layoff due to COVID, will hold its annual Rotary Masters Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday at the Magnolia Landing Golf Club, and the Rotary is still looking for people to participate as a sponsor or player. Proceeds from ...

Lee County’s indoor vaccine site moves to Edison Mall

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Lee County’s vaccination site is getting a new indoor location. Officials from the Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County Government recently announced the COVID-19 vaccination site is to be relocated to the former Sears building at the Edison Mall. ...

Chamber cuts ribbon on Tommy’s

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce on Thursday got to do something it hasn’t done in well over a year, while the Shell Factory’s newest venue got what you could call its official grand opening. For the first time since February 2020, the Chamber held a ...

Red Fox Spring football takes off

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers Community Park was the place to be on Saturday, especially if you are a football fan. Yes, there was a lot of Babe Ruth baseball happening, but there also was football, and lots of it as the Red Fox football program put their five teams on the ...

New Red Fox youth league kicks off this weekend

news@breezenewspapers.com North Fort Myers Red Fox football’s season begins Saturday. Five teams have been practicing since March 22. Red Fox Athletics is a non-profit organization that provides academic and athletic opportunities to people in the local community, said President Steve ...

Experts: ‘Above-active’ hurricane season ahead

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com While June 1 marks the official start to the season, top forecasters are beginning to predict what potential impacts could be on the horizon. AccuWeather’s Global Weather Center and its team of tropical weather experts, led by veteran meteorologist Dan ...

Brush fire burns 11 acres

news@breezenewspapers.com A brush fire came too close for comfort for a residential community in North Fort Myers Wednesday evening. The fire ignited near the Sabal Springs and Island Vista communities near the intersection of Business 41 and U.S. 41, and was totally contained by nightfall, ...

Kitchen fire causes significant damage to mobile home

news@breezenewspapers.com A home on Laurel Drive was damaged by fire Wednesday, leaving a mother and child without a home. The fire started in the kitchen. The cause was attributed to food cooking on a stove unattended Christi Kulwicki, public information officer and fire inspector for ...

County to pursue parcel purchases for Littleton widening

news@breezenewspapers.com For the widening of Littleton Road to be completed, the county will need to acquire several parcels of land near U.S. 41. During Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting at the Old Courthouse in Fort Myers, it was to be determined whether the county would ...