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ARC has big plans for the new year

news@breezenewspapers.com The year 2020 was a tough one for the Animal Refuge Center, with donations down while the number of animals in their care up as people could no longer afford to keep their pets. However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel as 2021 begins, with two huge ...

Civic names awards finalists

news@breezenewspapers.com North Fort Myers Civic Association on Saturday named the finalists for the inaugural Tom Cronin, Diamond, and Pioneer awards, with the winner to be announced during next week's membership meeting. Finalists for the Tom Cronin Award -- “Person of the Year" -- ...

Ray Tibbs 60+ softball league starting up

news@breezenewspapers.com The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Ray Tibbs 60+ softball league just as it was about to finish its season last year. Undaunted, the league will kick off its 18th season on Thursday at Shady Oaks Park on Marion Street in Fort Myers, behind Terry Park and continue ...

Mobile food pantry to resume for veterans this month

news@breezenewspapers.com Monthly mobile food pantries will resume this January, throughout Lee County, as a drive-thru, providing veterans and their families a week's worth of food. The first pantry will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the VA Healthcare Center, 2489 ...

Harriet lays second egg, countdown begins

news@breezenewspapers.com Southwest Florida’s most popular eagle pair is now counting down the days before they become parents once again. Harriet now has two eggs, laying the first on Dec. 16 at 4:58 p.m. and the second one on Dec. 19 at 4:45 p.m. Assuming a standard 35-day incubation ...

Rezoning for Sparrow Court approved

news@breezenewspapers.com Development at the fourth corner of one of North Fort Myers’ biggest intersections has been approved. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners followed the Hearing Examiner’s recommendation and approved the rezoning for Sparrow Court, to be located on the ...

Community bands together for fire victims

news@breezenewspapers.com When Michelle Gilles’ home on Washington Drive caught fire and burned on Dec. 18, her family, including her teenage daughter, was left with nothing. It left Gillis in tears just talking about it, especially how it has impacted her daughter. Yet in less than 24 ...

Lee residents meet the incoming tax collector

news@breezenewspapers.com Noelle Branning will take over as Lee County Tax Collector at the start of the new year, yet even before she assumes the office, she is already making an imprint as to how the office will run. That means you will see a lot of her, answering questions and letting ...

COVID-19 vaccinations rolled out in Lee

news@breezenewspapers.com Lee Health administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to employees on Tuesday with a limited number of inoculations made available to front-line healthcare workers and those 65 and older beginning Monday through the Department of Health - Lee County. The ...

North Fort Myers hosts its own parade of lights

news@breezenewspapers.com Area residents so enjoyed the annual North Fort Myers Christmas Parade two weeks ago, they decided to do it again this past Sunday. The first parade on Dec. 6 was among the biggest they ever had, with more than 200 swamp buggies, pick-up trucks, quads and even ...