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Cape woman accused of misusing ‘Lights for Layla’ donations

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A Cape Coral woman has been arrested after police say she misappropriated funds of a non-profit charity intended to better help illuminate city bus stops in the wake of a local child’s death. Randi Romanoff, 31, was charged by the Cape Coral Police ...

Lee Civic Center to host drive-thru event

news@breezenewspapers.com Do you have a hankering for a funnel cake or some fried Oreos? Well, you don’t have to wait until the fair comes back to town to indulge. The Lee Civic Center will hold, for the first time, a drive-thru fair food event from Sept. 3 through Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. ...

Lee County schools are back in session

news@breezenewspapers.com After, literally, months of effort, school is back in session. Lee County Schools opened Monday for the first day of the new school year, with the district offering a number of education models as the pandemic everyone hoped might be over continued to be cause for ...

Trio gets free AC units from Ellsworth

news@breezenewspapers.com Pamela Mix has helped countless people struggling with addiction. She has even taking them into her home to give them support and a place to stay while they recover. So, when the central air unit in her Cape Coral home died, many of those people whom she had helped ...

Summer Camp capped with olympic games

news@breezenewspapers.com Summer camp at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center was different -- and longer -- this year but successful nevertheless. Lisa Weaver, supervisor at the rec center, said the longest summer camp in its history -- 11 weeks with an extension -- was a successful ...

Fire destroys home in Lake Fairways

news@breezenewspapers.com An electrical fire, possibly caused by lightning, destroyed a home at the Lake Fairways Mobile Home and Country Club community last Tuesday. The fire was called in at around 6 a.m. by a neighbor walking past the home on Grenelefe Court, according to Christi ...

Remembrance ride to honor fallen heroes

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A local law enforcement, veteran and first responder support organization will host a ride and remembrance marking the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “Back The Blue & Green,” a three-month-old group based in Cape Coral created by residents Vincent Stephen ...

Residents encouraged to protect themselves from West Nile virus

By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers.com With an increased transmission of the West Nile virus to humans reported, residents are encouraged to protect themselves from mosquitoes. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County advised residents earlier this month of an increase in ...

District gears up for first day of school

By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers.com The anticipation of the first day of school is brewing as teachers headed back to school this week to get ready for the new instruction year, as well as students beginning to attend Open Houses. “I'm really excited about the first day of ...

Roach, Fornear set to square off in District 79

By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers.com Spencer Roach, the incumbent in State House District 79, easily won a Republican primary challenge and now will face Democrat Danika Fornear in November. Roach won his primary against Randy Allen-Scott by an almost 3 to 1 margin, garnering 73.26 ...