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Long-time real estate mover-and-shaker remembered

A long-time Southwest Florida resident with deep ties in the real estate community has passed on.Joe Interbartolo -- founder, broker, and President of the award winning real estate company Century 21 Birchwood Realty of Cape Coral / Fort Myers for over 40 years -- passed away July 12 at the age ...

Question of the Week: The old golf course acreage

Each week through the primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related question. In the interest of fairness, each candidate is limited to the same amount of space, about 100 words, for their response. This week's question is: It has been more than two ...

Bohannon football camp held despite COVID concerns

The football field at North Fort Myers High School on Saturday had a little more open space than it did in the past for the annual Tommy Bohannon Foundation's annual football camp.However, the good news is that they were able to hold the camp after several postponements and doubts it could take ...

Homeless coalition: 2,714 without homes

The Lee County Homeless Coalition estimates there are 2,714 people without homes in Lee County, a number that is slightly lower than last year's figures.However, those numbers are deceiving, as they were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic surged through the country, creating the expectation ...

Man dies in officer-involved shooting

A North Fort Myers man was fatally shot after officials say he pointed a rifle at deputies conducting a well-being check at a local motel.Sheriff Carmine Marceno held a news conference Thursday afternoon near the Aloha Motel on North Tamiami Trail, where the incident took place.According to ...

Three seats on Lee County Commission up for grabs

There will be Republican primaries Aug. 18 in all three of the seats up for election on the Lee County Board of County Commissioners.Two of the three seats will also feature a Democratic challenger in the November election while all three also have write-in candidates.Much of the discussion ...

Meet the candidates for County Commission

The three Lee County Commission races appear on both the Aug. 18 Primary and Nov. 3 General Election ballots with Republican Primaries for each seat.The District 1 Republican Primary has two candidates, Michael J. Dreikorn, who holds a doctorate in education and is a business owner, and ...

Ellsworth AC to give away three new air conditioners

Over the last 16 years, Ellsworth Heating & Cooling has given away free air conditioning units to dozens of area families for its Christmas in July promotion.With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting Floridians ina number of ways, there isn't much to be jolly about this summer.However, ...

NFM Civic, Chamber prepares to hold virtual forum

In the past, the North Fort Myers Civic Association and the Chamber of Commerce have held candidate forums, sometimes multiple ones, at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center for candidates at the national, state and local levels.However, with COVID-19 and the likelihood the rec center will not ...