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Olde Fish House Marina, Matlacha Menagerie to host fundraiser for Chamber

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Olde Fish House Marina is teaming up with the Matlacha Menagerie to host the “Adopt a Fish” fundraiser and live auction at the Olde Fish House to benefit the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce. “The fundraiser is benefiting the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce,” said current Chamber President Larry Solinger, “but also it’s going to benefit the Pine Island/Matlacha area first responders.” The seating and fish preview will begin at 3:30 p.m. with opening introductions following at 4. Jason Bonham will be playing ...

Army Corps of Engineers starts Lake O releases

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com President Donald Trump pledged to have a vaccine for the coronavirus — which he labeled the “China virus” — by the end of the year, at an invitation-only ...

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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

We should be concerned we are being sternly tested

To the editor: The great experiment that is called America has been and always will be a work in progress. We have held together through worse times than now. The Civil War, the market crash of 1929 and subsequent depression are two examples. Suffice it to say, there are dozens more. The ...


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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 ...