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‘Guys and Doll’ to perform at Players Circle Theatre at The Shell Factory

news@breezenewspapers.com A group of performers from North Carolina will be bringing their talents to North Fort Myers right in time for Valentine’s Day. “Guys and Doll” will take lovers of musicals down memory lane for songs people couldn’t quit humming to when it comes to the ...

Masks required at all airports

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Travelers and visitors to Southwest Florida International Airport over the last week and half may have noticed an uptick in face coverings. In compliance with new federal restrictions, Lee County Port Authority officials last Monday imposed the mask mandate ...

Little Lilly’s Island Deli celebrates 13 years of feeding islanders

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com To Robin Lilly, owner of Little Lilly’s Island Deli, her time here has gone by quickly. “I remember when I first bought the deli,” said Lilly, “they all called us the kids. We were the newbies and I felt like we were going to be the ‘newbies’ forever, ...

Microwave engineer weighs in on radar tower

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Alfred Hislop of St. James City is a microwave engineer with more than 45 years of experience, specializing in millimeter, or short-wave mics, who opposed a radar tower in the town of his summer home in Colorado, not unlike the one currently being proposed on Pine ...

Spotlight on Grown up Islanders: Joe Harley

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Joe Harley fell in love with Pine Island when he was just a boy. When his family relocated to Florida from Pennsylvania in 1978, Harley was only in the first grade. His father, a builder, moved the family to Fort Myers because they had family there, but it ...

Task Force discusses risks versus benefits of COVID-19 vaccines

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At its Jan. 25 meeting, the Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force discussed reactions so far from the public to the vaccines. Dr James Koopman said any physical reaction would likely become evident within minutes of receiving the vaccine. He said he believes any state ...

Lee Schools looking at options for high school graduations

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County School District is looking at options for graduation this year, including the possibility of stadium graduations at individual high schools as a second plan. Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said Florida Southwestern State College has committed to ...

Eagle Cam eaglets removed from nest, recovering

news@breezenewspapers.com After a week of bonding and fighting fiercely over food, the two eaglets of Harriet and M15, Southwest Florida’s favorite bald eagles, were removed from their nest on Friday after it was discovered they may have contracted an illness. The Clinic for the ...

Lee County’s Matlacha Park fishing pier to reopen Friday

The fishing pier at Matlacha Park, 4577 Pine Island Road, Matlacha, will re-open to the public at noon Friday, Jan. 29. The pier, originally built more than 50 years ago, has been closed since July 2018 as part of project to rebuild it. The project included replacing the existing pier as well ...

Michele Murphy has turned love of wildlife into a passion

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Michele Murphy has always had a special love for wildlife, especially birds. The Audubon Society has a volunteer training program in Florida called “Eaglewatch” that caught her eye. According to its website Audubon.org: “Based at the Audubon Center for ...