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Mobile units to provide free COVID-19 testing

news@breezenewspapers.com With fall coming, the need to boost the ability to provide COVID-19 testing and flu shots has never been greater. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County, in partnership with Lee County Government, is looking to make it a little bit easier to do both. During ...

County to provide businesses with personal protective equipment

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com The county is lending a helping hand to local businesses that are looking for personal protective equipment for staff and customers. Another round of PPE distribution is planned for Lee County businesses set for next Tuesday where business representatives will ...

Civic cancels, postpones events in wake of pandemic

news@breezenewspapers.com The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact the efforts of the North Fort Myers Civic Association, with several major events either cancelled or delayed. With their meetings being held at the offices of the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce at the Shell ...

Steve’s Place continues tasty tradition

news@breezenewspapers.com When Steve Sexton sold the Alva Diner after owning it for 22 years, he considered, and discarded, the idea of getting a job. Instead, he started another restaurant. Steve’s Place, at 5781 Bayshore Road, opened Dec. 23, in a location where there was a need for ...

Hair Connection gets through pandemic

news@breezenewspapers.com It was bad enough when Winn Dixie and Fitness 1440 closed up at the Weaver’s Corner Shopping Plaza on the corner of Old 41 and Bayshore Road. But when the pandemic hit in March many thought it could be the death knell for Hair Connection, located next to Crazy ...

Parents urged to be water aware

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Drowning accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, are on the rise throughout the state and county as the pandemic has prompted families and children to spend more time in Florida homes, many of which are equipped with pools or near the water. Florida leads the ...

Food bank offers help at civic center

news@breezenewspapers.com Cars started arriving at the Lee Civic Center’s Tinsley Pavilion just before sunrise Thursday, willing to wait up to three hours to get enough food to last through the weekend. By the time the Harry Chapin Food Bank drive-thru food distribution opened at 10 ...

Fair food drive-thru kicks off

news@breezenewspapers.com Whether it was to grab a funnel cake, or to indulge in a huge turkey leg or some fried Oreos, there was something for every fair food afficionado at the Lee Civic Center on Thursday. It was the first day of the first Fair Food Drive-Thru, which was held at the ...

NET Force announces major drug sweep

news@breezenewspapers.com Over the past few months, law enforcement agencies throughout Southwest Florida teamed up with the 20th District State Attorney’s Office to target drugs, weapons and criminals, officials said Thursday. Law enforcement officials from Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte ...