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Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers to serve Lee

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Additional resources for local youth on the autism spectrum are set to arrive in Southwest Florida this fall. Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers, one of the largest autism therapy providers in the nation, recently announced its expansion into Florida that ...

SWFL International Airport reports record-breaking July traffic

During July, a record-breaking 814,471 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. This was an increase of 218 percent compared to July 2020 and 42.6 percent more than the passenger traffic in July 2019. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 60 percent ...

Lee County boosts drive-thru testing availability

With COVID-19 cases continuing to increase, the Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County Government are collaborating to expand COVID-19 testing using a vendor, Nomi Health. FDOH-Lee has an agreement with Nomi Health to increase drive-thru COVID-19 testing appointments at its clinic. ...

Lee County Reuse Center diverts 95,000 pounds of paint back to the community

Lee County’s Reuse Center, a free resource for residents, has diverted 93 tons of household chemicals away from final disposal and provided them free of charge to local residents and businesses. The Reuse Center, which opened in December 2018, allows residents access to still-useable paints ...

Health Alert for Gasparilla Island State Park

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is notifying the public of a red tide bloom near Gasparilla Island State Park on Aug. 18. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms such as eye, nose, and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. Some individuals with ...

Appalachian Road Show to perform at Edison and Ford Winter Estates Oct. 29

Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the acoustic ensemble, Appalachian Road Show, for the first Rhythm on the River performance of the season on Oct. 29. The group performs bluegrass and folk music, as well as original songs. The event will take place on the Ford lawn, along the ...