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Beacon’s 11th annual fundraiser set for Dec. 4-6

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The Holiday House of Hope is easily the Beacon of Hope’s largest annual fundraiser. After an especially difficult year, the Beacon Board is planning a very festive event this year at the Tarpon Lodge, according to board member Elsie Stearns. Due to social restrictions, there will be no family night this year, and most of the event will take place outdoors. Friday night will kick off the weekend event from 5-9 p.m., Saturday will be 4-9 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. “We’ve never done a Sunday before,” said Stearns, “we’re hoping maybe after ...

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Jacqueline Jo Arthion

Jacqueline Jo Arthion, 68 of Matlacha, FL passed away on October 1, 2020. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation Services, Cape Coral. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com for additional information.

Letters to the Editor

Volunteers recognized at VFW Post # 4353

To the editor: On Oct. 16, the Greater Pine Island VFW Post 4353 held a special event to honor employees, vendors and especially volunteers that have helped the Post get through these most trying times. We all know that the last 6 months have been like none other and without good people like ...


Local Columns


Independent judiciary is being challenged

“The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution. By a limited Constitution, I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to the legislative authority; such, for instance, as that it shall pass no bills of attainder, no ...