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Owner says Able Towing is here to help

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Twenty-four-year old Wylie Mancuso has been the owner of Able Towing of Bokeelia since February. He wants people to know he’s here to help. Mancuso said since he’s taken over he has a real desire to expand the business, perhaps with an impound lot right ...

Matlacha Civic Association to meet today at Matlacha Park

The Matlacha Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting today, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., at the Arts Building in Matlacha Park located at 4577 Pine Island Road. The agenda includes nominations for Board of Director positions for 2021-22. Elections will be held at the Nov. 17 meeting which will ...

Florida peach cultivation presentation at Pine Island Garden Club Oct. 21

This Thursday, Oct. 21, the Pine Island Garden Club, at its monthly meeting beginning at 9 a.m. at the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, will host Dr. Mongi Zekri, who is the citrus agent at the Hendry County Extension Office of the University of Florida. He will discuss the aspects of a new ...

Barbecue to kick off First Baptist Church of Pine Island children’s ministry

First Baptist Church of Pine Island will start its Wednesday night children's ministry today, Oct. 20, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. To kick off the year the church will be having a barbecue, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, dessert and some crazy games, too. Teamkid is for ages kindergarten ...

Matlacha Tropical Jewelry and Hammocks now open

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Jasmina Pirganoski was influenced in large part by the art world from the time she was just a girl in Macedonia. Even her surroundings were burgeoning with architecture everywhere she looked. Having grown up with a sister who is a fairly well known artist in ...

Island shared-use path extension open to the public

Lee County opened the southernmost segment of the Stringfellow Shared Use Path in St. James City on Pine Island.    The new segment follows Stringfellow Road/Oleander Street from York Road to Eighth Avenue and provides connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians to adjacent facilities on ...

Matlacha man found guilty of possession of child pornography

A Matlacha man has been found guilty of possession of child pornography. Marshall Allen Faulkner, 46, was found guilty as charged of 20 counts of possession of child pornography Thursday following a three-day trial. "In August 2020, the Cape Coral Police Department learned of possible child ...

CARES Act dollars help district add additional resources

news@breezenewspapers.com With students learning remotely for a portion of the school year, then using one of many learning platforms last year, the School District of Lee County put its CARES Act dollars to use by adding additional resources to help with learning loss. Grants and Program ...

Friends of the Pine Island Library collecting books for sale

The Friends of the Pine Island Library are collecting gently used books for its upcoming book sale on Dec. 11. Donations are needed to guarantee the success of our sale. There will be two drop off dates when books may be left at the parking lot of Pine Island United Methodist Church, 5701 ...

Lee Health: Get your flu shot

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Lee Health officials on Thursday reminded the public that while COVID-19 has been at the forefront, flu season has arrived. “Flu season is upon us, and it remains as important as ever to receive your annual influenza vaccine,” said Lee Health President ...