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Olde Fish House Marina, Matlacha Menagerie to host fundraiser for Chamber

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Olde Fish House Marina is teaming up with the Matlacha Menagerie to host the “Adopt a Fish” fundraiser and live auction at the Olde Fish House to benefit the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce. “The fundraiser is benefiting ...

Bokeelia woman opens new Century 21 Sunbelt Realty office in Cape Coral

news@breezenewspapers.com One Bokeelia woman found her niche three years ago when she stumbled upon the right real estate company that fit that sense of community in which she enjoys. Kelly Perkins became the broker associate of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty in May after a new location opened at ...

Senior Expo set for Oct. 15 at Coral Ridge Event Center in Cape Coral

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Baby boomers looking for information on heath and life insurance, as well as other benefits and services will find what they looking for in one place next week. Earp Enterprises, a national marketing organization for Medicare, life, health and retirement ...

Island Time owner is fashion veteran

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Although recently having moved Island Time to Matlacha, owner Kristy Iannelli is no novice when it comes to fashion. She purchased the store three years ago, when it was still in the St. James City Century 21 Plaza, but she has been in fashion retail for 35 years. ...

Surviving the pandemic

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Marvia Cicchino has been on the island since 1974, when she opened Marvia’s Beauty Salon in Matlacha. “After Charley, I came to semi-retire,” Cicchino said with a laugh. Since she is considered a non-essential business, restrictions due to the pandemic ...

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 ...