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Bloodmobile to collect donations at Moose Lodge Sept. 25

The Lee Health Bloodmobile will be visiting the Pine Island Moose Lodge at 8903 Stringfellow Road in St. James City on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon. All the blood collected remains in Lee Health, which includes the Golisano Children's Hospital of SW Florida, the Regional Cancer ...

American Red Cross kicks off Holiday for Heroes campaign

The American Red Cross’ Holiday for Heroes campaign is an annual local initiative to care for and honor South Florida military members and veterans. Every year, the American Red Cross in South Florida leads a series of projects throughout the holiday season, beginning on Veteran's Day through ...

Annual Blessing of the Animals Oct. 2

Island pets are encouraged to bring their humans and friends to church on Saturday, Oct. 2, in celebration of a day dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, regarded worldwide as the patron saint of animals and the environment. Island clergy will recognize this by celebrating St. Francis’ feast ...

First Baptist Church of Pine Island to present simulcast Sept. 25

First Baptist Church of Pine Island invites all ladies to attend the Priscilla Shirer Simulcast Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the church. The cost is $20 for the simulcast and $5 for lunch that will be provided. Priscilla Shirer is the daughter of Tony Evans and author of ...

Birth Announcement

Maggie Elisabeth Fackler was born on Aug. 31 at 5:28 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Her parents are Ted Fackler of Barnhill Fisheries and Lisa Soffe of Lisa’s Groom Room.

Legion installs flags

American Legion Post 136 doing what it does best in serving the community and helping veterans every day with pride and dedication. American Legion Post 136 Honor Guard Captain Joe Steelman, American Legion Post 136 First Vice George Bailey and American Legion Post 136 Third Vice Terry Roberts ...

Firehouse News: Every second counts

According to National Fire Protection Association research conducted between 2014 and 2018, one-third of all reported structure fires either did not have smoke alarms present or were nonoperational. With the rapid spread of fire associated with modern homes and furnishings, working smoke ...

Market Trends: Experts both optimistic, cautious about local real estate

news@breezenewspapers.com Area real estate is seeing the type of boom it hasn’t seen since 2005, with the prices of housing, commercial and office space climbing at near historical levels. Southwest Floridians who have been around a while likely remember what happened a few years after ...

County Library System celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month

The Lee County Library System is joining the American Library Association to encourage people to sign up for a library card. Libraries nationwide are marking September with Library Card Sign-up Month. People who live, work or go to school in Lee County are eligible to receive a library card. ...