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Matlacha Hookers summer school supply drive ends Saturday

The Matlacha Hookers’ annual summer school supply drive comes to a close this Saturday, July 31. Teachers will be back in class at Pine Island Elementary on Aug. 2 with students set to start Aug. 10 The group recently held a “Fill The Trailer” event at Ragged Ass Saloon to help with the ...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Saturday

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Parents feeling the anxiety of a quickly arriving back to school season after a difficult economic year can take advantage of a statewide tax break beginning Saturday. The Florida Department of Revenue Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday runs from July 31 to Aug. 9. ...

Task Force talks vaccinations at mango event

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com After manning a vendor booth at the recent MangoMania event, Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force member Dr. Daniel Hanley was disappointed — the overall vaccine promotion didn’t seem to be well received. The Task Force presence, though, was not a waste of its ...

World War II veterans sought for Spirit of ’45 recognition

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com World War II veterans will again be honored locally as part of a nationwide effort to remember those members of the “Greatest Generation” with the deadline to take part fast approaching. Organizers are still seeking additional World War II veterans to ...

School District of Lee County in critical need of bus drivers

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County has reached a critical juncture: It needs to hire more bus drivers to ensure students will arrive to school on-time. “The reality is we have 699 routes scheduled for this upcoming school year. Right now we only have 661 drivers. ...

Senior concierge service started on Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Occupational therapist Jody Franke began her business, Pine Island Wellness at Home, because she has a passion to help those who need it to stay independent for as long as possible. With a heavy focus on senior concierge, Franke said it’s important to help ...

MangoMania a smashing success

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com MangoMania was welcomed back to the island with open arms. This year’s fest at Fisher’s of Men Lutheran Church was a mini one-day event, in comparison to the two-day extravaganza it had become at the German American Social Club in Cape Coral. The event, like ...

BaconFest returning to South Cape Aug. 14

Bacon lovers will judge the “Best Drink” and “Best Appetizer” in the 7th Annual South Cape BaconFest Trolley Event on Aug. 14. From 7-11 p.m., guests will take trolleys to various locations to enjoy bacon-themed drink and appetizer samples. At the end of the evening they'll cast their ...

Lee County Domestic Animal Services to hold adoption events

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is partnering with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to hold adoption events at Community Outreach Centers. A selection of adoptable pets will be available at each event and visitors also can see additional available pets online and learn more about ...