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Gumbofest to be held at the Shell Factory Sunday

news@breezenewspapers.com The biggest event of the year at the Shell Factory returns for its 19th time on Sunday, when Gumbofest returns. Gumbofest will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with plenty of music, vendors and, of course, lots of gumbo, jambalaya, crawdaddies and gelatin ...

SWFL eagles have two new eaglets

news@breezenewspapers.com Southwest Florida’s most famous eagles are parents again. Eaglets E17 and E18 hatched into the world on Saturday exactly two hours apart, making it the shortest time span between hatchings for Harriet and mate M15. One egg hatched a little later than expected, ...

Tommy’s opens at the Shell Factory

news@breezenewspapers.com It took a year and a half from start to finish, but the Shell Factory was finally able to cut the ribbon on one of its biggest projects ever this month, when it opened Tommy’s Tiki Bar. Many friends and supporters were on hand to witness the opening of the ...

Golden Apple finalists announced

news@breezenewspapers.com The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools has announced the 34th annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program finalists, with four from North Fort Myers being recognized. The Golden Apple has become the crown jewel of awards for educators in Lee County. Some ...

NFMAA presents virtual Nutcracker

news@breezenewspapers.com For years, the North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts has presented “The Nutcracker” ballet during the holiday season, with the big show happening at the Barbara B. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, where a sellout crowd comes to see it. But in a year unlike ...

Hundreds come to Bike Night

news@breezenewspapers.com When the Shell Factory held its first Bike Night in December 2017, the idea was to hold it as a twice-monthly event in conjunction with the classic car Cruise-Ins. As time went on and more cities began holding similar bike night events, the Shell Factory decided to ...

Proposed Elementary School Proximity zone plans unveiled

news@breezenewspapers.com The community was given the opportunity this month to attend any of the four public meetings that shared information about the School District of Lee County’s proposed elementary proximity zone plans. The Lee County School Board received the same presentation ...

Home show to return to the civic center

news@breezenewspapers.com One of the largest home shows in Southwest Florida returns to the Lee Civic Center this weekend when the Fort Myers Home and Remodeling Show takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The show in October was cancelled because of COVID. However, Jackielou, show ...

60th Cracker Day Rodeo lassos success again

news@breezenewspapers.com Like organizers of every other big event, the County Posse Arena crew was wondering if the 60th Cracker Day Rodeo would even be held because of the COVID pandemic. It was held, and for three days, it was a rousing success as thousands attended one of the oldest ...