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2020 Best of Pine Island winners announced

The residents of Pine Island have spoken — the ballots have been counted — and the Eagle’s Best of Pine Island 2020 have been determined. The categories and individual winners are: Service/Medical/ Real Estate Accountant - Pine Island Tax & Accounting Air Conditioning & ...

Cutting Ties Salon taking precautions — and adding new products, services

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Cutting Ties Salon owner Dottie Manning said she is happy to be open. In the spring the salon had been closed for 42 days as a precaution due to COVID-19. Manning said she is now Barbicide certified, which is a multi-industry standard disinfectant. In addition to ...

Lee Sheriff’s race offers four candidates

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Heading into the Nov. 3 General Election, the race for Lee County Sheriff is one of the more crowded on voter ballots this time around. Incumbent Carmine Marceno was victorious in the Republican Primary and now faces Democrat Robert Neeld and two no- ...

Pine Shine Farms bringing a food revolution to Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Tom Scannell purchased the property now known as Pine Shine Farms in 2006, when it was a citrus grove. He had been on the east coast of Florida and said he fell in love with Pine Island right away. He found a passion for human nutrition and regenerative ...

Fire Board talks filling commission seat

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The Matlacha Pine Island Fire Control District has issued a declaration of vacancy concerning seat number 5 and the board will decide how best to fill the seat. The decision came Aug. 26 in the wake of Fire Commissioner Ken Cox resigning his seat to move out of ...

COVID, Doppler tower among items on busy GPICA agenda

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.comAmongst other things on the agenda for the GPICA meeting held Sept. 2, was a presentation given by the Pine Island Covid-19 Task Force, as well as a public hearing by Dan Stovall, regarding a variance request to build a 978 square foot boathouse in Saint James City, ...

Restaurants ask DeSantis for more capacity

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.comWith the rate of new Covid-19 cases slowing down, restaurant operators in the region met with Gov. Ron DeSantis in Fort Myers on Thursday to ask him to loosen restrictions on the industry. At a roundtable held at Connors Steak & Seafood with restaurateurs ...

Fuccillo Kia enters into dealership purchase agreement

vharring@breezenewspapers.com Two local Fuccillo Kia dealerships have a huge deal on the table. A Plantation-based automotive holding company has entered into a dealership purchase agreement to acquire the Fuccillo Kia dealerships in Cape Coral and Port Charlotte as well as related real ...

School board adopts $1.9 billion budget

news@breezenewspapers.comThe School District of Lee County has approved a $1.9 billion budget which will support 119 schools and more than 96,000 students. The finance department provided a presentation this week, which broke down the budget into sections to further explain funding ...

Local TV station plans to build 110-foot Doppler radar tower on Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com A public information meeting with Morris Depew Associates regarding the planned installation of a 110-foot WINK News Doppler radar tower on Pine Island for parent company Fort Myers Broadcasting, was held Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church. ...