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Elks Lodge to hit the links for annual golf scramble

Players and sponsors are being sought for the 26 annual Charitable Trust Golf scramble presented by the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge 2781. This year’s golf scramble takes place Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Alden Pines Golf Course in Bokeelia. “We’ve always made it a priority to serve the ...

Wreaths Across America program now under way

The tradition of laying wreaths to honor veterans during the holiday season began in 1992, when the Worcester Wreath Company was stuck with a number of extra wreaths at the close of the holiday season. Morrill Worcester, remembering a boyhood trip to sacred grounds of Arlington National ...

Local pediatric Baker Act numbers up

news@breezenewspapers.com The past eight months have shown a steady increase in pediatric Baker Act admissions at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Although Golisano Children’s Hospital is not a Baker Act receiving facility, they do receive pediatric patients who may ...

Winn-Dixie food drive raises almost $4,000

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Pine Island Winn-Dixie store manager Dan Loughren never gets tired of thanking his faithful customers for feeding the hungry. On Saturday, Oct. 9, there was a one-day food drive at his store for the Pine Island Food Pantry, totaling just under $4,000 in grocery ...

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 ...