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FWC: Keep sea turtle hatchlings safe with these tips

Sea turtles lay eggs in nests on Florida beaches beginning in the spring and throughout the summer, and now the baby turtles are hatching. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking the public to help these tiny turtles stay safe with the following tips. During nesting ...

Remembering 9/11

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Two decades. Twenty years. That’s how long it’s been since terrorist attacks on the United States reshaped the path of the nation moving forward, and when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. In Southwest Florida and across the nation, Americans will do what ...

Islander among first responders called to the Twin Towers

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com September 11, 2001, was an off day at the fire department for Urban Search and Rescue Medic Joe Hernandez, who is now retired. He had three kids in high school and recalls that morning he was getting ready to go to the Post Office with his wife. “As I was ...

Remembering the fallen

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com As the 20-year war in the Middle East has officially come to an end, members of the Southwest Florida community are paying their respects to the brave men and women who tragically lost their lives before evacuating Afghanistan. On Sept. 1 at the Veterans ...

Extra precautions to be taken at school board meetings

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County School Board approved two good cause items during its meeting on Aug. 31, which will implement safety measures during its board meetings. The first item that was approved was for the designation of the executive director of safety and security, now ...

FWC, partners celebrate successful Florida Python Challenge

The 2021 Florida Python Challenge yielded unprecedented results this year with participants removing 223 invasive Burmese pythons from South Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently reported. More than 600 people participated in the 10-day competition, designed to ...

Patty Wagstaff returns to the Florida International Air Show

It is exciting to have Patty Wagstaff returning to the 2021 Florida International Air Show, Oct. 16-17, at the Punta Gorda FL Airport (PGD) . To Patty Wagstaff the sky represents beauty, freedom and challenge. A six-time member of the US Aerobatic Team, she is the first woman to win the title ...

Seminole Casino Hotel to host free Southern Fried Swamp Jam Festival Jan. 8

Galeana Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram presents the Southern Fried Swamp Jam Festival at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 starting at 11 a.m. The free festival will feature six full-length, outdoor concerts with additional entertainment in the Zig Zag Lounge, as well as a ...