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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial to move to Cape Coral

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A monument dedicated to local veterans who lost their lives in the Vietnam War will join a myriad of other military memorials in Cape Coral. The Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust, Inc. has announced the Southwest Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial ...

DeLacey, Price take seats on M/PIFCD board

In the election for Matlacha/Pine Fire Control District Board of Commissioners, Jamie DeLacey captured seat one and Neil Price was re-elected to seat two. DeLacey is looking forward to her time on the district board. “I’m honored and blessed to take on the responsibility of fire ...

Stone crab season is here again!

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Island Seafood Market owner Casey Streeter knows stone crab is a delicacy in Southwest Florida. The season, he said, is limited, beginning Oct. 15 and ending April 15. “When it comes along and we get our crabs in, everyone rushes to get them because they’re ...

Gulf Coast Kayak raising money in tourney

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Gulf Coast Kayak will be raising money for Candlelighters via the 17th Annual Calusa Blueway Kayak Fishing Tournament, scheduled Nov. 14 in Matlacha. The cost is $45 per angler or $180 for a team of four. The cost of entry includes registration and ...

Task Force discusses safety for holiday travel

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com According to Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force member Dr. James Koopman, the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday represents a significant risk. “People from very different places mix in situations where they can transmit, and many different parts of the country are ...

Island server beneficiary of ‘Tip Challenge’

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Islander Stephen Longest is one of many happy recipients of the "Tip Challenge." Simply put, the “Tip Challenge” is when a restaurant patron leaves a 100 percent tip, which equals the size of their check. Having been a server for at least 11 years, ...