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Vacationers turning to travel agencies

news@breezenewspapers.com Some may have thought that travel agencies had gone the way of eight-track tapes and the Blackberry, with many people booking their own flights, cruises, hotels and car rentals. But that isn’t the case. In fact, in the wake of COVID and because people are so ...

CERT volunteers hone their skills

news@breezenewspapers.com Imagine this frightening scenario: A tornado tears through North Fort Myers, leaving a path of destruction that results in numerous casualties and causes the loss of electricity for thousands of people. This sequence of events was placed in front of dozens of ...

North senior communities get COVID vaccinations

news@breezenewspapers.com Senior residents at The Heritage and Windmill Village in North Fort Myers got something Monday they have been waiting for almost a year to receive — COVID-19 vaccinations. For many residents of both communities, it was a big day. Some of them have been unwilling ...

North High puts on ‘42nd Street’ at last

news@breezenewspapers.com It took nearly two full school years — through a pandemic and then some technical problems — but the North Fort Myers High School Drama Club successfully staged its production of “42nd Street.” The shows got better and better throughout the four ...

SWFL’s most famous eaglets ready to fly

news@breezenewspapers.com It’s been a scary at times, but Lee County’s most famous eaglets are growing up and are now nearly the same size as their parents. And in the next week or so, they are expected to branch and make their first flights from the nest on the Pritchett property off ...

Advocacy groups question voter revamp bills

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Florida lawmakers are working to overhaul the state’s vote-by-mail system as two Republican-sponsored bills from both the Senate and House advanced through committees this past week. The proposed changes would either eliminate or alter the way drop boxes ...

ECHO kicks off Discovery Series

news@breezenewspapers.com When ECHO was unable to hold its annual Food & Farm Festival this year because of the pandemic, they pondered how to safely replace the event. The decision was made to start something called the Discovery Series, a number of workshops designed to provide ...

Vaccine eligibility age lowered to 40; will go to 18 next week

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Gov. Ron DeSantis announced last week new changes to vaccination eligibility. As of Monday, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19. Next Monday, April 5, those age 18 and older will be able to receive the vaccine as well. ...

North softball continues to roll

news@breezenewspapers.com When a really good young softball player decides on what high school she wants to attend, she often picks one with a successful program. And for the past several years, one of those schools has been North Fort Myers High. Because of School Choice, students have the ...

Bayfront Health opens combination ER/urgent care facility in Cape Coral

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Bayfront Health Port Charlotte has opened a “hybrid ER” in Cape Coral. The new facility on Del Prado Boulevard combines urgent care and emergency services in one centralized location. “Our primary goal is to provide the residents and visitors of ...