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Local businesses join forces for third annual Thanksgiving giveaway

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com On Sunday Nov. 22, a group of local businesses was prepared gave away Thanksgiving turkeys for the third year in a row. “The first year was just myself and Baxter Appliance,” said Miceli. “We saw the outreach from the community and local businesses so the second year we were able to grow it a little bit more and now this is our biggest year, we were able to buy 200 meals.” According to Miceli, included in each of the bags for this year’s giveaway was a 14 to 15-pound turkey, a 5-pound bag of potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and ...

Supermarket Sweep winner gives it all back

Shirley Mable Howard, 73, of St. James City, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

News from around the region

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, ...

Obituaries

Shirley Mable Howard

Shirley Mable Howard, 73, of St. James City, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

Letters to the Editor

It’s time to be a patriot

To the editor: I am a Detroit Lions fan. That gets me sympathy in a lot of places. The quarterback, Matthew Stafford, is really a great quarterback. He's got some good players around him. Often, games come down to the last couple of minutes in the fourth quarter. Stafford marches his team ...

Business

Local Columns

Dolphin Tales: Dolphins and the military

For all our advanced technology, nothing beats the ability of marine mammals to find things in the ocean. This is why the U.S. Navy implemented a program in 1960 to work with dolphins and sea lions in order to help with defense, mine detection, object recovery, the rescue of lost naval swimmers ...

Editorials

The roots of Thanksgiving 2020 run deep

Four hundred years deep. In 1620, 102 passengers sailed from England for what those travelers hoped would be a better life. Sixty-six days of adversity later, they made landfall in a new world, still far from their intended destination. As History.com tells us, it took another month for ...