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‘Beauty from Disaster’ art show winner announced

The People's Choice Award votes have been tallied for the "Beauty from Disaster" art exhibit at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. This was the third annual art show, featuring local artists. This year’s show was dedicated to highlighting the beauty of fallen trees from Hurricane ...

Local hunter assists annual Python Challenge

Licensed python hunter Geoff Roepstorff recently assisted South Florida Water Management District Project Manager Mike Kirkland during the 2021 Python Challenge event at the check-in station. Held July 9-18, the goal of the challenge is to remove invasive Burmese pythons from Florida’s ...

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 ...

Edison and Ford Winter Estates to give museum access to low-income families

Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers has joined Museums for All to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. Starting Aug. 1, individuals and families of up to four people receiving food assistance benefits will be admitted ...

Ellsworth’s ‘Christmas in July’ promotion under way

news@breezenewspapers.com For the past 18 years, Ellsworth Heating & Cooling has given away free air conditioning units to the neediest and most deserving residents in the area. And after a year where the promotion’s name was changed because of COVID, the 53-year-old business is going ...

Documentary to highlight life of Hilliard July 29

WGCU is celebrating a humanitarian, activist, educator, author, playwright and friend — Sanibel resident Robert Hilliard — with a documentary based on his life. Hilliard, 96, was born into Depression era Brooklyn, New York, which would profoundly influence his life. A U.S. Army veteran, ...

Sen. Marco Rubio staff to hold mobile office hours in Lehigh Acres July 21

The office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, will host in-person and virtual Mobile Office Hours this week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their respective communities. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to one of Senator Rubio’s eight ...

MangoMania set for July 17 on Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold MangoMania event this Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church -- back on the island where it began over 20 years ago. MangoMania is a big fundraiser and over the years, ...