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Supermarket Sweep set for Winn-Dixie

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island is having a Supermarket Sweep fundraising event Monday, Nov. 23, at Winn-Dixie in St. James City, at 7:30 a.m. According to Kiwanis member Cindy Bickford, many events have been cancelled due to the pandemic, which has ...

Stone crab season is here again!

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Island Seafood Market owner Casey Streeter knows stone crab is a delicacy in Southwest Florida. The season, he said, is limited, beginning Oct. 15 and ending April 15. “When it comes along and we get our crabs in, everyone rushes to get them because they’re ...

Pine Island Chamber of Commerce shedding brick and mortar for online presence

pleblanc@breezenewspaeprs.com With the launch of a new up-and-coming website, the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will soon take its place in the digital age as the business organization's building is officially up for sale. “Keep in mind, it’s still going to be business as usual for the ...

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 ...