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Lee County tourism falls 64 percent April to June

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com The number of visitors to Lee County dropped 64 percent per lodging statistics in the tourism snapshot of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau's data for April to May this year, representing the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. The county was hit ...

Sherry, Riverdale Dental marks 40 years on island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Markus Sherry DMD describes Pine Island as a hidden gem. At only 29 years old, when he decided to open his first dental office here on the island, he said people asked him why on earth he would do that. After 40 years and having opened five more offices, he ...

2020 Best of Pine Island winners announced

The residents of Pine Island have spoken — the ballots have been counted — and the Eagle’s Best of Pine Island 2020 have been determined. The categories and individual winners are: Service/Medical/ Real Estate Accountant - Pine Island Tax & Accounting Air Conditioning & ...

Cutting Ties Salon taking precautions — and adding new products, services

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Cutting Ties Salon owner Dottie Manning said she is happy to be open. In the spring the salon had been closed for 42 days as a precaution due to COVID-19. Manning said she is now Barbicide certified, which is a multi-industry standard disinfectant. In addition to ...

Pine Shine Farms bringing a food revolution to Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Tom Scannell purchased the property now known as Pine Shine Farms in 2006, when it was a citrus grove. He had been on the east coast of Florida and said he fell in love with Pine Island right away. He found a passion for human nutrition and regenerative ...

Restaurants ask DeSantis for more capacity

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.comWith the rate of new Covid-19 cases slowing down, restaurant operators in the region met with Gov. Ron DeSantis in Fort Myers on Thursday to ask him to loosen restrictions on the industry. At a roundtable held at Connors Steak & Seafood with restaurateurs ...

Fuccillo Kia enters into dealership purchase agreement

vharring@breezenewspapers.com Two local Fuccillo Kia dealerships have a huge deal on the table. A Plantation-based automotive holding company has entered into a dealership purchase agreement to acquire the Fuccillo Kia dealerships in Cape Coral and Port Charlotte as well as related real ...

Cape Coral sees economic growth — especially along Pine Island Corridor

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Economic development in the Cape continues despite the impact the pandemic has had on existing businesses — especially along the Pine Island Corridor. Over the course of this year and expanding in to 2021, Cape Coral’s Pine Island Road will witness more ...

Honc named Women of Distinction award winner

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Pine Islander Donna Honc of Honc Industries was recently presented the Women of Distinction award, in the business category. Honc received her award at the 4th annual Women of Distinction Lee County gala held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. A typical workday for ...

Mapping your body through reflexology

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Licensed massage therapist Pam McCarty became interested in the practice of reflexology after her doctor sent her to the massage therapist in an effort to manage a panic disorder. She said she noticed the calming effect from having her feet worked on immediately. ...