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Cayo Costa dock use at center of controversy

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Whether Cayo Costa State Park visitors will continue to be able to access the barrier island’s south side via ferry remains in limbo. A vote before the Acquisition and Restoration Council that has been set for June 11 in Tallahassee has been postponed while the Florida Department of Environmental Protection considers comments concerning its proposed new management plan, which some say should include a measure to ban commercial vessels from using the dock at the narrow south end of the island known as the Narrows, causing damage to existing marine life ...

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Island server beneficiary of ‘Tip Challenge’

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Islander Stephen Longest is one of many happy recipients of the "Tip Challenge." Simply put, the “Tip Challenge” is when a restaurant patron leaves a 100 percent tip, which equals the size of their check. Having been a server for at least 11 years, ...


Robin Coates Palmeter

Robin Coates Palmeter, 64 of Matlacha, FL passed away on May 29, 2021. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation Services, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com for additional information.

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Kudos to the Class of 2021

Approximately 5,000 students across Lee County will mark the culmination of their high school careers starting tonight. Graduation ceremonies are a milestone occasion and, as we do every year, we add our congratulations to the abundance of felicitations that rightfully should come their ...