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Southwest Florida Historical Society to host Annual Cracker Dinner May 10

Did you know that Fort Myers once had a dance hall in the middle of the Caloosahatchee River?  Or, did you know that 75 students formed a singing Christmas tree for years that performed for former President Dwight Eisenhower? These and other little known memories about the early days of Lee ...

School district to offer summer learning programs

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County will again offer summer extended learning this year. Elementary Teaching and Learning Director Dr. Bethany Quisenberry said it is their biggest opportunity for expanded learning for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. The ...

Shell museum unveils OctoCam to view resident octopus

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel recently announced the launch of its “OctoCam” — a live-stream view of its newest star attraction, the giant Pacific octopus. The OctoCam enables viewers to watch the octopus in its aquarium in real-time online at ...

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels open their season at Hammond Stadium May 11

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com The Miracle have left but the Mighty Mussels have arrived in their place at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers for the minor league baseball season. With a new name and class designation, the low class-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins will kick off their home ...

FWC to hold virtual meeting May 12-13

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet virtually on May 12-13 at 9 a.m. each day. The link for the meeting will be provided at MyFWC.com closer to the meeting date. The FWC is committed to providing opportunity for public input. To accommodate as much input as ...

Holy Trinity to resume in-person worship May 2

news@breezenewspapers.com For nearly a year, Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church in North Fort Myers has been holding drive-in services for its older congregation. However, this coming Sunday, May 2, the church will finally hold its first in-person, indoor service since the pandemic started in ...

MNMW to host FREE Community Shred Day event April 30

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. will partner with Secure Shredding Inc. to host its fifth annual FREE Community Shred Day event Friday, April 30, from 9 a.m. until noon. The Secure Shredding Inc. truck will be on site at the Fort Myers MNMW location, 8961 Conference Drive. There ...

‘Art by the disABLEd’ returns to BIG ARTS

BIG ARTS is welcoming back “Art by the disABLEd” to its Dunham Family Gallery. Open now through May 30, the exhibition features works by artists with special abilities in Lee Memorial Health System’s Arts in Healthcare program. “Art by the disABLEd” displays the beauty of their art ...

Taste of the Beach returns May 2

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com After taking a break last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25th annual Taste of the Beach is set to return May 2 at Salty Sam’s Marina with more than a dozen local restaurants participating. “We’re thrilled again to be able to offer an in-person ...