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Barge party scheduled to help raise funds for Harvey and wife Kerri

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Gary Harvey and Kerri Lynn are a music duo known very well on Pine Island as Gary and Kerri. In addition to sharing their love for and gift in the art of music, they have been married for 17 years. In November of last year, at only 54 years of age, Gary suffered ...

Pine Island Pest Control marks 30 years of service

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Jim Downer began Pine Island Pest Control by servicing his own home. He said the most important thing they do is to give people peace of mind. Now serving, not only Pine Island, parts of Cape Coral and also the outer islands by boat, he said there is nothing else ...

Local anglers turn out for Holloway Tournament

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Ernestine Holloway Squires reports that the 23rd annual Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament held this past weekend was an amazing event. “We had an amazing turn out -- 69 adult boats and 12 youth," said Holloway Squires, an organizer and hostess ...

Pine Island Water Treatment & Pool Supply to hold grand opening

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The business of water treatment is nothing new to Roy and Donna Barticciotto, since they run over a hundred of the same size plants in New York for CEMCO water and wastewater specialists, as we do here on the island. Commuting a couple of times a month became a ...

Lee looks to stimulus as county bounty is set for $149.45 million

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Southwest Florida municipalities are in store for a monetary influx on the heels of the American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11 includes $350 billion in relief to states, localities, ...

Discharges of untreated water from Piney Point have ceased

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com More than 200 million gallons of wastewater loaded with high levels of nitrogen and phosphate emptied into Port Manatee over the past week, at the entrance to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico due to the failure of the Piney Point Reservoir at a defunct phosphate ...

Injured St. James City eaglet euthanized

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com On Thursday, March 25, around 5 p.m., Audubon Eagle Watch volunteer Jerry Hook got a call from a St. James City resident who told him one of the nearby nests seemed to have a struggling eaglet. Although it wasn’t one of the nests Hook’s currently volunteering ...