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Beacon’s 11th annual fundraiser set for Dec. 4-6

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The Holiday House of Hope is easily the Beacon of Hope’s largest annual fundraiser. After an especially difficult year, the Beacon Board is planning a very festive event this year at the Tarpon Lodge, according to board member Elsie Stearns. Due to social ...

Tropical Point Park waters cause concern

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Island resident and GPICA President Scott Wilkinson often finds himself running back and forth to Fort Myers to test the waters from Tropical Point Park in St. James City. After noticing several people, including school children, wading in these waters, he ...

Instilling a love of music for people of all ages

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Among the many programs offered by the Beacon of Hope is the Monday night Musical Experience from 6-7 for people of all ages. According to Warren and Gregory Van Kirk, who direct the Musical Experience, it’s not called a classroom for a very specific reason. ...

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 County 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 Monday morning, the voter turnout throughout the county topped 49% as lines formed outside ...

Task Force discusses continued island protection

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At the group’s weekly meeting on Oct. 12, Pine Island Task Force member Ellen Ballard reported having passed out several flyers to local businesses in Bokeelia encouraging patrons to wear masks, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “There was not a lot ...