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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 ...

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, ...

Marty and John Kendall win Al Mills Award

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Current board member and former Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Board President Mel Brinson had the honor of presenting the Al Mills Award to Marty and John Kendall of the Calusa Land Trust at the recent chamber dinner, where the award is traditionally ...

Voting begins for Best of Pine Island

It's time once again to cast your ballots for the Best of Pine Island! The Best of Pine Island ballots are featured inside today's issue of the Pine Island Eagle and will be repeated next week, April 7. Only one ballot per person can be submitted and an individual must fill out at least 25 ...

El Pollo Rico celebrates five years on the island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com In addition to waiting to celebrate their first child being born (Oliver Sergio Miceli), Mike and Morgan Miceli celebrated five years in business for their restaurant, El Pollo Rico, in Bokeelia on Friday, March 26. Although it took two years to open the doors, ...

Islander cleaning up with nanotechnology

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Ted Tidwell, president of 1st Enviro Safety, said people tell him his products are the best kept secret on Pine Island, but he’s trying to get the word out about his nanotechnology driven cleaning and agricultural goods. He began as a retiree who ended up with ...

The Perfect Cup isn’t going anywhere

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Rich and Rachael Chalupsky recently purchased and took over the Perfect Cup in Matlacha, however, Rich said while they plan to add to the menu, nothing will be taken away, ensuring that if you have a favorite dish, you will still be able to get it there. “We ...

Tacos El Viejon on Pine Island getting everyone’s attention

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com If you find yourself sitting at the stop sign in the center of Pine Island, you may see a line at the new food truck everyone is raving about. Before Tacos El Viejon started operating at the end of February, owner Alfredo Gomez had been making food at a stand he ...