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Ancuram celebrates a year on Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com “It’s been amazing,” said Dr. Daniel Hanley of his first year for Ancuram Clinic on the island. Hanley says it’s the best job he’s ever had, noting the community and lifestyle. “To live and work in paradise is more than anybody could ask for,” ...

Micelis announce son’s birth

Islanders Mike and Morgan Miceli have announced the birth of their son, Oliver Sergio Miceli, on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. At birth, he weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces.

Children learn better in classrooms

news@breezenewspapers.com Kids learn better in school classrooms, data collected by the School District of Lee County shows. Although distance learning proved to be effective in some areas, numbers presented to the School Board of Lee County last week pointed towards the “face-to-face” ...

Southwest Florida Historical Society to host Annual Cracker Dinner May 10

Did you know that Fort Myers once had a dance hall in the middle of the Caloosahatchee River?  Or, did you know that 75 students formed a singing Christmas tree for years that performed for former President Dwight Eisenhower? These and other little known memories about the early days of Lee ...

Local business owner runs Captains for Clean Water Florida Skiff Challenge

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Jessica Potts has had a hand in her family’s business, TowBoatU.S., since she graduated college. Captains for Clean Water was getting organized around that same time period and a love for the water urged the family to get involved by partnering and supporting ...

Local author finds an audience for her series

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Carol Ervin has had a love for writing for as long as she can remember, which explains the number of books she’s written for her fictional historical series. Her “Mountain Women” series, currently consisting of 12 books, has created quite a following for ...

Spotlight on Grown up Islanders: Col. Frank Vollmar

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Frank Vollmar’s parents, Andy and Georgia Vollmar, made their way to Pine Island when their friend began coming here in the 1940s and he talked them into moving here. By 1957, Pine Island was home to the family, which consisted of his parents, younger sister ...

Beacon GED graduate setting example for his children

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Two years ago Salvatore Cammilleri took his test and got a general equivalency diploma after studying at the Beacon of Hope. Unlike many Beacon GED graduates, Cammilleri is not a teenager. In fact, he’s not even in his 20s. Cammilleri is a businessman and ...

Task Force discusses vaccine complications, combatting new variants

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Beacon of Hope Community Program Director Nancy Buthman told the Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force at its April 19 weekly meeting that the Beacon had given approximately 243 vaccinations, with the second dose to complete the immunization scheduled for May 4. ...

DeSantis announces agreement for Everglades reservoir

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com New progress on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project was announced on Earth Day by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The announcement followed a vote by the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board to authorize an agreement with the U.S. ...