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Pine Island Power Couple: Spotlight on John and Marty Kendall

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com John and Marty Kendall met and fell in love at a party in Marshall, Michigan. “We both had our practices,” said Marty. “He was a lawyer and I was a psychologist. We knew we wanted to retire to Florida and we knew we wanted warm weather, so we took a western route down the coast and found Pine Island.” John recalls telling a friend one night at dinner that he and Marty wanted to retire early and find a new home in Florida. “We didn’t want to be in southeast Florida,” said John, “and we really weren’t interested in condos, high rises ...

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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, ...


Jonathan Brice Stevens

Jonathan Brice Stevens, 76, of Bokeelia, FL passed away May 9, 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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Solution is in our hands

Spring in Southwest Florida is glorious but the pre-summer lull brings more than great weather and less crowded beaches. May heralds in what local animal shelters call “kitten season,” and no, all love for the fuzzy, furry little hairballs packed with cuteness aside, it’s not a welcome ...