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New operations manager joins the Randell Research Center

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com In mid-June, the Randell Research Center hired a new operations manager, Annisa Karim, who will replace Cindy Bear, as she is retiring. Karim, who has had a life-long love for the environment, is a wildlife ecologist. She holds a master’s degree in wildlife ...

VFW Post #4353 wins national, state awards

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Tom Ferguson, commander of Pine Island VFW Post #4353, is elated that the post has been named both a national All American as well as an All State award winner for this year. “The post has not made all state since 2006,” Ferguson said. “They have never ...

It’s business as usual — for now

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Luretta Williams-Sims is patiently awaiting final word on whether sale on the building that houses her restaurant, Capt’n Con’s Fish House, will be closed, and whether she will be asked to vacate the premises. As it now stands, the sale closing is ...

Cats of the Week: Kittens aplenty

Here are a few of our newest kitten residents. They range in ages from 8-12 weeks and as always they are adopt one get one free. Our adoption fee is $60, but considering that all the medical is included and we offer free boarding and nail trims for them, it is actually cheaper than any ...

Kiwanis Club’s Supermarket Sweep raffle under way

Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island is again hosting a Supermarket Sweep raffle. The grand prize is a chance to run through Winn-Dixie and collect up to $1,000 in groceries. Tickets are $10 each and are being sold in front of Winn-Dixie most Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. ...

Kiwanis to hold Summer Pool Party Aug. 7

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island is once again hosting Pool Parties this summer on the island. The next pool party is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Kiwanis Club will cover entrance fees to the Pine Island Community Pool and have free hot dogs, ...

Lee County Association of Substitute Teachers scheduled to meet Aug. 4

The Lee County Association of Substitute Teachers will hold an association meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. This meeting will address the decision whether to continue the association or disband it. Members are asked to plan to attend and cast a ...

Beacon of Hope announces August activities, programs

The Beacon of Hope has scheduled the following activities and programs for the month of August. The Beacon is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Computers, fax and printer are available for use. The upcoming Beacon schedule includes: • ESOL class -- Monday, 7:30 to ...

VFW Auxiliary donates supplies for PIE students

For over a quarter of a century, the VFW Auxiliary Post 4353 has been helping the community of Pine Island by giving of its time and donating to many of the island needs. Auxiliary members were happy to meet with Principal Tom Millins at the Pine Island Elementary school on July 20 to present ...