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Birth Announcement

Maggie Elisabeth Fackler was born on Aug. 31 at 5:28 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Her parents are Ted Fackler of Barnhill Fisheries and Lisa Soffe of Lisa’s Groom Room.

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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, ...


William “Bill” “Brownie” Brown

William "Bill" "Brownie" Brown, 88, of Bokeelia, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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Little feet hit the street: Drivers, put safety first

More than 89,000 students were back in the classroom last week as Lee County schools opened its doors to a new school year. The district’s 11th-hour mask mandate generated most of the back-to-school safety discussion as kids donned their “work clothes” and shouldered spanking-new ...