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Lee Civic Center’s future in question?

news@breezenewspapers.com A committee put together to evaluate management proposals for the Lee County Civic Center agreed Friday to give each of the only two submitters an opportunity to give a presentation and answer questions at a later date. But not before residents who live in the ...

Islanders have experience with large sawfish

Special to The Eagle My girlfriend Courtney Westmiller and I walk out to the Matlacha pier to watch the sunrise every morning. One recent morning we were running a bit behind, but being a little late is what led us to be part of such a great experience. An older gentleman was fishing and ...

GPIWA reviews 2020 projects, looks ahead

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At the annual meeting of the Greater Pine Island Water Association, projects taken on in 2020 were discussed, such as instrumentation for the RO plant controls, rewiring of the deep injection, monitoring and clearwell, the Pine Island Road project, container ...

Spotlight on Grown up Islanders: The Delaplane twins

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Fraternal twins Jessie and Angie Delaplane grew up on Pine Island in the house still owned by their parents. Although Angie, now an artist in Bradenton, and Jessie, who followed in her father’s footsteps into insurance and moves off-island, have been separated, ...

Zsebe and Associates finds a home on the island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com CPA Dylan Zsebe has been helping people for over 20 years in Cape Coral. Zsebe and Associates handles individual and business taxes, specializing in business accounting, book keeping, payroll and advisory services. Having not only clients but also ties to the ...

97th Southwest Florida Lee County Fair under way

news@breezenewspapers.com Judging by the line of people at the box office waiting to buy tickets to enter the 97th Southwest Florida Lee County Fair on pre-opening might, this could well be the best fair yet. Sneak Peek Thursday attracted a larger number of people than ever to the Lee Civic ...

Task Force on differing strains, variants and virus mutations around the globe

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At last week’s Pine Island Task Force meeting, the multiple variants due to the sheer volume of COVID-19 were discussed. According to Task Force member Dr. James Koopman, it takes a re-infection to stimulate a variant, emphasizing the need for people to become ...

ECHO cancels annual Food and Farm Fest

news@breezenewspapers.com Last year, ECHO was able to hold its annual Global Food & Farm Festival just under the wire as the COVID pandemic began across the country. However, there will be no such luck this year, as the 2021 edition of the event, which was set for March 11 through 13, ...

Matlacha Civic Association reacts to D&D property project

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At the February meeting of the Matlacha Civic Association, expansion plans for the land leased by D&D Bait and Tackle Shop were discussed. The city of Cape Coral owns the land, which the city failed to annex. According to Mike Hannon, who helped fight the ...