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Matlacha Civic Association reacts to D&D property project

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At the February meeting of the Matlacha Civic Association, expansion plans for the land leased by D&D Bait and Tackle Shop were discussed. The city of Cape Coral owns the land, which the city failed to annex. According to Mike Hannon, who helped fight the ...

Islander takes part in fight against radar tower

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Retired financial executive Jeff Waller and his wife Lisa moved from Wisconsin to Pine Island after they had fallen in love with the idyllic setting. They’d traded high-rise buildings, noise and traffic lights for estuaries, mangrove and scenic views set ...

Lee County Fair opens Thursday at Civic Center

news@breezenewspapers.com Last year, the Southwest Florida Lee County Fair beat the clock, closing just before the pandemic ground public events to a halt. And while there was concern that there might not be a 97th version of the fair this year, it will go on after all, starting Thursday, ...

Islander works to keep bee populations alive

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com When someone’s home becomes overrun by honeybees, many people may use that as evidence that the world has such a large bee population they have taken to setting up camp in residential areas, but bee rescuers like Wayne Owen would argue the opposite is true. Due ...

Application for Doppler radar tower withdrawn

Lee County Department of Community Development received an email last week informing staff that Fort Myers Broadcasting Company has decided to withdraw its special exception/variance application for the radar tower on Pine Island. According to architect firm Morris Depew Associates, the ...

Vintage Market Days at Civic Center attracts a crowd

news@breezenewspapers.com Vintage Market Days, an event that was gaining in popularity before the pandemic put the kibosh on both 2020 shows set for the Lee Civic Center, was apparently missed. Those who like vintage and antique items made up for lost time Friday with thousands attending on ...