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Bert’s Pine Bay Gallery’s annual Holiday Party Dec. 4

Mark your calendars for Friday, Dec.  4, from 5-7 p.m., because Bert's Pine Bay Gallery is ready for its annual Holiday Party featuring multi-award-winning author Robert N. Macomber, the “2020 Florida Writer of the Year!" Macomber, a local favorite, will mark this tradition by sounding ...

Matlacha Community Center welcomes youth for Fun Day programs

The Matlacha Community Center is planning Fun Day events from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23; Tuesday, Nov. 24; and Wednesday, Nov. 25., while public schools are out of session. The Fun Days are $15 per child, per day and open to children ages 6-13 years. Activities will include games, ...

Homecoming princess looks to future of helping others as a Renaissance woman

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Fifteen-year-old islander Brianna Whitney of North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts was recently voted Homecoming Princess of the royal court at school, something she admits was no easy feat. Although she isn’t certain where the future will take her once she’s ...

DeLacey, Price take seats on M/PIFCD board

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com In the election for Matlacha/Pine Fire Control District Board of Commissioners, Jamie DeLacey claimed seat one and Neil Price grabbed seat two. DeLacey earned 63 percent of the vote at the polls (3,141) to defeat Ila Valcarcel, who received 37 percent of the vote ...

Spotlight on Grown up Islanders: Luke Long

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Luke Long was born an islander. He said his grandfather came out to the island in 1970 from Indianapolis and opened a restaurant called the Seabreeze. He’d brought Long’s mother, local artist Mel Meo with him, beginning their family’s legacy on Pine Island. ...

Islands’ COVID-19 Task Force discusses positive cases on island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The Nov. 2 Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force meeting opened with discussion on finding accurate numbers of infection specific to the island. Former WINK-TV News anchor Jim McLaughlin has listed Lee County numbers provided by the Florida Department of Health, on ...

Pine Island VFW’s new chef an old pro

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Raymond Weber has had many years of experience in the field of culinary arts, catering and cuisine. After owning several of his own restaurants, including Beckett Ridge Pizza and Weber’s Grill, and watching his son grow up to follow in his footsteps, this week ...

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial to move to Cape Coral

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A monument dedicated to local veterans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War will join a myriad of other military memorials in Cape Coral. The Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust, Inc. has announced the Southwest Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial ...

Legion Post 136 to celebrate Marine Corps birthday, Veterans Day

American Legion Post 136 will celebrate the Marine Corps birthday Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. It’s not just open to island fellow Marines -- all Marine veterans are invited. Veterans Day will be celebrated on Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at the American Legion Post 136 in St. James City. All ...

DeLacey, Price take seats on M/PIFCD board

In the election for Matlacha/Pine Fire Control District Board of Commissioners, Jamie DeLacey captured seat one and Neil Price was re-elected to seat two. DeLacey is looking forward to her time on the district board. “I’m honored and blessed to take on the responsibility of fire ...