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Missing cockatoo back home at the Shell Factory

August 5, 2015 Lala, an 8 to 10-year-old umbrella cockatoo, disappeared from the large walk-in aviary in the Nature Park at the Shell Factory last Tuesday, only to be returned home two days later by a woman who... more »»

Man devoted to finding missing persons

August 5, 2015 By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspaper. more »»

Chadwick crowned German American Club’s Ms. Oktoberfest

August 5, 2015 Newly elected queen Nakita Chadwick has much in common with last year's honoree, Petra Besenhard, the biggest thing being a deep German heritag. more »»

Live from Bert's: Jim Morris has found a home in Matlacha

July 29, 2015 Jim Morris says it all in his song, ‘The Backroom at Bert’s’: “Some folks come for the music, some folks come for the view...Some come to play in Matlacha, stop by for a beer or two... more »»

Manatee rescued on Galt Island

July 29, 2015 Last Monday afternoon Don and Peg Riley noticed a wounded manatee in Airport Canal behind their house on Galt Island Avenue. “I could see a large slash across his back,” Don Riley said. more »»

Historic Bokeelia house saved

July 29, 2015 The small cottage that sits at 8146 Main Street Bokeelia has been vacant for years. Known as the “Spicer Cottage” after the original owners, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. more »»

From Our Hearts donates $50,000 to Partners for Breast Cancer Care

July 29, 2015 By ED FRANKS Mary Scott, president of From Our Hearts on Pine Island, presented a check for $50,000 to Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc., a non-profit organization. more »»

Police: Driver impaired in fatal crash

July 29, 2015 The driver involved in a Cape Coral pool hall crash on Monday that killed a man reportedly had a blood alcohol content more than five times the legal limit. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling Amateur Nature Photography Contest under way

July 29, 2015 Ready, set…snap! The “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest has bolted out of the starting gates, with the checkered flag being waved Sep. more »»

Pine Island / Matlacha Time Capsule, an open invitation to Islanders

July 29, 2015 April 21, 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Pine Island Eagle. On that date the Eagle will dedicate a Time Capsule at the Museum of the Islands at noon. more »»

Mosquito season is in full swing

July 29, 2015 With this year’s mosquito season in swing, local experts offered some tips for warding off the pesky bugs as the amount of rainfall and standing water is expected to increase in the coming months. more »»

CW Fudge Factory celebrates Christmas in July

July 29, 2015 Saturday afternoon people began arriving at CW Fudge not only to celebrate Christmas in July, but to celebrate 12 new flavors of fudge - everything from Cheesecake flavors to Coconut Delight. more »»

Experiencing paradise for the first time

July 29, 2015 Paradise is something which needs to be shared and that’s exactly what the crew of Captiva Cruises, in conjunction with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, is exactly doing with its “No... more »»

Tropical fruit fans flock to MangoMania

July 22, 2015 People began lining up at the gates under sunny skies and a warm summer breeze Saturday morning for MangoMania 2015. more »»

Little Bokeelia Island sold

July 22, 2015 In the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, off the northern end of Pine Island, sits one of Southwest Florida's most beautiful private islands — Little Bokeelia. more »»

The Randells and the Randell Research Center

July 22, 2015 Col. Donald Randell and his wife, Pat, arrived on Pine Island in 1968 when they purchased about 56 acres of Pine Island's "Pineland" area. more »»

County accepts $5.2 million BP Oil settlement offer

July 22, 2015 There is now financial closure on the Lee County level to a Gulf oil spill that occurred more than five years ago off the coast of Louisiana and resulted in the worst maritime environmental disaster... more »»

Garden Brothers Circus returning to Lee Civic Center this Friday

July 22, 2015 The numerous circuses that come to the Lee Civic Center annually always bring out a good crowd. more »»

Ex-Army Blackhawk pilot now flying for Mosquito Control

July 22, 2015 Rita Maiss never thought she’d get hired to fly for the Lee County Mosquito Control District, but not because she’s a woman. more »»

MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair this weekend

July 15, 2015 After months of planning and right in time for harvest season, the annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair will be held at the German American Social Club. more »»



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