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School board approves panic alarm equipment

news@breezenewspapers.com Lee County teachers and staff will be equipped with panic alarm equipment beginning on Aug. 1. The Centegix Crisis Alert agreement approved by the School Board of Lee County last week provides the panic alarm equipment, training and services from Aug. 1 through ...

Chamber celebrates business week

news@breezenewspapers.com Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy, and the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is promoting them this week. The Chamber will mark Small Business through Saturday, recognizing these businesses and offering them the opportunity to promote ...

Realty company gets ‘Cre8ive’

news@breezenewspapers.com Cre8ive Realtors team members specialize in different niches, making it a go-to place for people looking to buy and sell commercial and residential properties. Kevin and Angie Cloutier have more than 40 years of experience in the field combined, beginning in Maine ...

Gov. DeSantis signs online tax bill

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com A new state law which will require online companies based outside of Florida to collect sales tax on purchases made by Floridians, was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis after being approved by the state legislature. The law was supported by DeSantis a way to ...

E18 finally fledges the nest

news@breezenewspapers.com One week after its sibling made its first flight, E18 finally made its maiden flight Thursday morning, which was covered by the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam. E18 took a giant leap of faith in the rain and flew from the outer branch to the old cam tree at 8:52 a.m. ...

Officials welcome panhandling ban

news@breezenewspapers.com Lee County has banned panhandling at intersections and along roadways within its jurisdiction. While Lee County Attorney Richard Wesch noted the ordinance approved by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday does not use the word “panhandling,” ...

Susan Bennett earns FPRA Lifetime Achievement Award

news@breezenewspapers.com A love of writing, which began at the age of 14 and led to careers in journalism and marketing, recently helped earn one Fort Myers resident a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida Public Relations Association, Southwest Florida Chapter. Susan Bennett, owner of ...

Holy Trinity to resume in-person worship

For nearly a year, Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church in North Fort Myers has been holding drive-in services for its older congregation. However, this coming Sunday, May 2, the church will finally hold its first in-person, indoor service since the pandemic started in March 2020. Pastor ...

North Fort Myers residents get second COVID vaccine

Hundreds of residents at three of North Fort Myers 55-plus communities are now fully vaccinated, thanks to efforts that brought the COVID-19 vaccine to them. The second COVID shots were made available at Buccaneer Estates, Lake Fairways and Pine Lakes on Friday. The Health Department of Lee ...