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Best of Pine Island winners announced

It’s that time of year again when the best of ballots have been turned in and counted. Thanks to everyone who voted for their Pine Island favorites and congratulations to those businesses and service people who topped the list of so many, that you were named the “Best Of Pine Island.” ...

Best of Pine Island ballots counted, tallied

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com It’s that time of year again when the "Best of Pine Island" ballots have been turned in and counted. Thanks to everyone who voted for their Pine Island favorites and congratulations to those businesses and service people who topped the list of so many, that you ...

Ancuram celebrates a year on Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com “It’s been amazing,” said Dr. Daniel Hanley of his first year for Ancuram Clinic on the island. Hanley says it’s the best job he’s ever had, noting the community and lifestyle. “To live and work in paradise is more than anybody could ask for,” ...

Local business owner runs Captains for Clean Water Florida Skiff Challenge

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Jessica Potts has had a hand in her family’s business, TowBoatU.S., since she graduated college. Captains for Clean Water was getting organized around that same time period and a love for the water urged the family to get involved by partnering and supporting ...

Winn-Dixie finishes its reorganization

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com After months of reorganization, Winn-Dixie held its grand reopening on April 14. For store manager Dan Loughren, the opening was a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle it took running the store while getting everything ...

Stimulitis — new syndrome keeping workers home

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Most business owners are accustomed to a certain number of employees calling in sick, or quitting, as well as applicants looking for work, but according to many local business owners, this year is nothing like years’ past in that respect. Luretta ...

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 ...

Pine Island Water Treatment & Pool Supply to hold grand opening

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The business of water treatment is nothing new to Roy and Donna Barticciotto, since they run over a hundred of the same size plants in New York for CEMCO water and wastewater specialists, as we do here on the island. Commuting a couple of times a month became a ...

Lee looks to stimulus as county bounty is set for $149.45 million

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Southwest Florida municipalities are in store for a monetary influx on the heels of the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11 includes $350 billion in relief to states, localities, ...