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Lighthouse of SWFL to host annual Dining in the Dark

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida will host its 11th Annual Dining in the Dark on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Dining in the Dark is a unique, sensory awareness experience which gives attendees a first-hand glimpse into the challenges of living with blindness or low vision, while raising much-needed ...

Ostego Bay Foundation to presents Master Naturalist Series

The Ostego Bay Foundation recently announced that it will host the Coastal Systems module of the University of Florida Master Naturalist Series every Monday beginning Sept. 13 for five weeks. Through classroom, field trip and practical experience, the module provides instruction on the general ...

Annual Captiva Coastal Cleanup set for Sept. 18

The 2nd annual Captiva Coastal Cleanup will take place on Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCarthy's Marina, at 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva. There will be an island-style lunch at 12:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Captiva Rod & Gun Club, Scubavice Diving Center, Santiva ...

Captiva Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: • Sept. 9: Captiva Island Fire Control District monthly meeting at 4 p.m. at the fire station, at 14981 Captiva Drive, Captiva. For more information or the agenda, visit captivafire.com. • Sept. 9: Captiva Island Fire Control District ...

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 ...

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 ...

School board sets timeline for superintendent search

news@breezenewspapers.com The School Board of Lee County has set a tentative timeline for its search for a new superintendent of schools. Molly Schwarzhoff, senior vice president of Ray and Associates, the search firm hired, provided an outline of the proposed timeline on Aug. 24, which ...

Lee schools: Numbers will dictate mask, COVID policies

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County will monitor a minimum of four metrics to determine when it can relax its emergency mask mandate. A special Facebook live was held for staff on Sept. 2, which touched upon the numbers assessment that will be used to relax some of ...