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Pine Island power couple: Spotlight on Keith and Heidi Talbott

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Keith and Heidi Talbott have been married since November 1994. The couple has owned Angles Hair Design in Matlacha for 25 years, with each having had a background in the salon industry. They met in Maui, Hawaii, where he was getting his license to become an ...

New veterinary surgeon joins staff at Pine Island Animal Clinic

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Dr. Brian Steely is the newest addition to the Pine Island Animal Clinic. Having been in Punta Gorda, he says when the opportunity arose to practice veterinary surgery on Pine Island, he took it. He became a veterinary surgeon in 2010 and moved to Florida soon ...

Pastor Eric McCrea says farewell to island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com After four years at the United Methodist Church on Pine Island, Pastor Eric McCrea is heading out to another church in Hernando, and making way for a newcomer on the island. “In our system at the Methodist Church, we’re told by our district superintendent ...

Lake Okeechobee releases reduced

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District recently announced that it would reduce Lake Okeechobee releases at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79) which feeds the Caloosahatchee River and Lee County from the current 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) ...

Lee Health: Masks still needed at its hospitals

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Lee Health officials are reminding those who enter their facilities, vaccinated or not, need to be masked. Dr. Stephanie Stovall, Lee Health’s interim chief of Quality and Patient Safety, responded on Thursday to the increasing number of visitors coming to ...

Sea Sluggers top Reds, 3-1, in Major Division play

Special to The Eagle The Pine Island Sea Sluggers improved their season record to 8-0 on a well played game from both teams, with a close 3-1 win over the Pine Island Reds in recent Greater Pine Island Little League Major's Division play at Bobby Holloway Memorial Field. Ty Young started on ...

GPICA to discuss variety of topics at June meeting

The June meeting of the Greater Pine Island Civic Association will focus on community updates for issues the board currently following and addressing with Lee County Commissioners and staff. In addition to opening remarks and the treasurer’s report, the meeting will include updates ...

Lee County operations adjust schedules for Memorial Day

Most Lee County administrative operations will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. The county’s holiday schedule adjustments are as follows: Solid Waste All garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in unincorporated Lee County, the city of Bonita Springs, the ...

Bridge Beat

Bridge has started up again on Pine Island with one weekly game: Fishers of Men Wednesday Bridge, noon to 3 p.m., everyone welcome. For further information, call Maxine Crispi at 239-283-7869. The other games are still on COVID hiatus. Results Fishers of Men Wednesday,  May 12 -- 1. Barbara ...