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New look, same Breeze

By Staff | Apr 10, 2023

Yes, your Breeze is shorter.

But outside of some inches off the bottom and the elimination of the fold, you’re not missing a thing.

We welcome you to the new “compact-size” Breeze — a little shorter, a whole lot thicker and still packed cover-to-cover with all of the local news, sports, features, advertising, coupons and more that you have come to rely upon from your community newspaper.

Why change our format from the familiar to, well, something new?

Simply put: It was time.

Time for a more modern, reader- and advertiser-friendly size.

Time to reaffirm our continuing commitment to the Cape where we have been your source for local news for more than 60 years.

Time, again, to listen to what our readers, and advertisers, are asking for: An easy-to-read print product and an advertising vehicle that gives those who are looking to share their message the greatest impact for dollars that currently are hard to come by.

We heard you, and we thank you for the input.

For those who are familiar with our sister weeklies, the Fort Myers Beach Observer, the Island Reporter and Sanibel Captiva Islander and the Pine Island Eagle, you’ll recognize our “new” format immediately — all of our community papers have long been the size of today’s Breeze.

We have, in fact, discussed the conversion for years.

The time just never felt quite right.

But in the wake of Hurricane Ian, in the reality of these inflationary times, becoming more efficient on our press to trim some costs — while publishing a better paper for readers and advertisers alike — just made a whole lot of sense.

Our core mission remains our commitment to you: To be the primary provider of local information in the communities we serve.

We’re the same Breeze you know and love. The only thing missing is the fold.

— Breeze editorial