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Chamber administrator on duty, raring to go

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Since the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce relocated to its new building, members knew they would need someone to welcome, greet and be the face of the chamber. Former event coordinator Tammy Aeschliman was the perfect fit for the job. She began at the new ...

Pine Island power couple: Spotlight on Keith and Heidi Talbott

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Keith and Heidi Talbott have been married since November 1994. The couple has owned Angles Hair Design in Matlacha for 25 years, with each having had a background in the salon industry. They met in Maui, Hawaii, where he was getting his license to become an ...

New veterinary surgeon joins staff at Pine Island Animal Clinic

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Dr. Brian Steely is the newest addition to the Pine Island Animal Clinic. Having been in Punta Gorda, he says when the opportunity arose to practice veterinary surgery on Pine Island, he took it. He became a veterinary surgeon in 2010 and moved to Florida soon ...

Chamber Golf Outing proceeds presented to Beacon of Hope

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Proceeds from the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing on April 17 at Alden Pines were given to the Beacon of Hope’s GED program on Monday, May 10. “This year, as everybody knows the chamber is going through a major transition,” said Greater ...

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 ...