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Barge party scheduled to help raise funds for Harvey and wife Kerri

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Gary Harvey and Kerri Lynn are a music duo known very well on Pine Island as Gary and Kerri. In addition to sharing their love for and gift in the art of music, they have been married for 17 years. In November of last year, at only 54 years of age, Gary suffered a pulmonary embolism in the middle of a music gig and was clinically dead for almost an hour. “Once he collapsed he was taken by ambulance to Bay Front in Port Charlotte,” said Lynn. “His heart stopped for almost an hour.” After having been cooled under a hypothermia blanket for so long ...

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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, ...


Kathleen Ellen Oakley

Kathleen Ellen Oakley, 72 of St. James City, FL passed away on April 6, 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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Pine Island Pest Control marks 30 years of service

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Jim Downer began Pine Island Pest Control by servicing his own home. He said the most important thing they do is to give people peace of mind. Now serving, not only Pine Island, parts of Cape Coral and also the outer islands by boat, he said there is nothing else ...

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