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School district to open attendance talks to public

news@breezenewspapers.com Parents soon will have an opportunity to weigh in on the School District of Lee County’s proximity plan for elementary school attendance. Stakeholders have been meeting since September to come up with scenarios for what is being called the Elementary School ...

North High teacher earns another honor

news@breezenewspapers.com The honors keep coming for an arts teacher at North Fort Myers High School. Joy Williams was one of 13 winners of the Florida Art Education Association 2020 Member Virtual Exhibition. Her piece, Black Love Matters, a Raku ceramic sculpture, won the AMACO/brent ...

North Fort Myers churches hold trunk-or-treats

news@breezenewspapers.com Every year, North Shore Alliance Church has held Harvest Fest, an event that brings together families for an evening of safe Halloween fun. However, with the pandemic in mind, organizers decided to offer the event with a twist — a drive-thru “trunk or treat” ...

Shell Factory hosts hundreds of kids for Halloween

news@breezenewspapers.com Children of all ages showed up at the Shell Factory & Nature Park on Saturday, dressed in every type of costume under the sun, from princesses and superheroes to, yes, a toilet. Anne Sheridan, general manager, said the attendance exceeded her expectations, as ...

North Fort Myers bests Island Coast 48-7

news@breezenewspapers.com The North Fort Myers High School football team has a luxury not many teams have — a great placekicker. And they certainly needed him Friday. Brandon Bush kicked four field goals in the first half and Tavin Ward took over in the second half to lead the Red ...

Shell Factory Halloween Bash Saturday

news@breezenewspapers.com What more can a parent ask for more than a fun, safe place for their kids to go on the scariest day of the year. The Shell Factory & Nature Park will give costumed kids a place to go in the daytime with its annual Halloween Bash on Saturday as the final event ...

D-79 candidates head toward Election Day

news@breezenewspapers.com Election Day is Tuesday, and although many of the voters have already cast their ballots, the candidates in State House District 79, which covers North Fort Myers, Babcock Ranch and Lehigh, will be looking to nab those last-minute voters. Republican incumbent ...

10,000-plus students switch to in-school classes

news@breezenewspapers.com More than 10,500 families have notified the school district that they are looking to change the way their child receives instruction. The first deadline has passed for families looking to switch the Face-to-Face and Lee Home Connect instructional models, which ...

Droves of Lee voters cast their ballots early

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com More than 240,000 ballots have been cast in Lee County in the ongoing early voting period as the country inches closer to the polarizing Nov. 3 General Election. As of early Monday, the voter turnout throughout the county topped 49 percent as lines formed ...

North Pop Warner finishes up improbable regular season

news@breezenewspapers.com If you had asked anyone associated with the North Fort Myers Pop Warner program on July 15 if there was going to be a season, many of them said no. Well at the end of October, they not only got the season started, but also finished it, with three football teams ...