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Pine Island Leaders of Tomorrow Program launches at-home summer camp

July 1, 2020 Paul and Nichole Pichon have put together an at-home summer camp for Pilot kids in second through fifth grades in lieu of their traditional weeklong summer camp. more »»

Beacon reopens Pine Island Attic Thrift Store

July 1, 2020 According to Beacon of Hope Board President Caryle Regan, an enormous portion of revenue for the organization (approximately 70 percent) comes from the Pine Island Attic Thrift Store, which was... more »»

Christine Karow Hair Designs keeping islanders safe and beautiful

July 1, 2020 During the coronavirus pandemic, many people skipped their beauty regimen in an effort to stay health. more »»

Yard Dog Charlie throwing deck party, fundraiser for Helping Paws July 4 at Woody's Waterside

July 1, 2020 Charlie Kuchler, better known as swamp dog music maker, Yard Dog Charlie, is no stranger to the island. more »»

Free quit smoking classes at Beacon of Hope starting July 15

July 1, 2020 Area Health Education Center certified tobacco treatment specialist Dorothy Foster will begin a new class for people who intend to quit smoking or using tobacco products on Wednesday, July 15, at th... more »»

Lee Health on spike: Numbers don’t lie

July 1, 2020 Numbers don't lie. That was the message from Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci Friday morning as he addressed the spike in COVID-19 cases here locally and throughout the state. more »»

Cape Coral’s Oktoberfest postponed

July 1, 2020 Another of the largest events in Southwest Florida that calls Cape Coral home has been postponed. more »»

New chef at Saltwater Smokehouse

June 24, 2020 Saltwater Smokehouse owner Michael Flynn said for the time being, everything will be "business as usual" at his restaurant. more »»

Pine Island Chamber still open for business

June 24, 2020 According to board member Nancy Koucky, the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce is running as it always has, despite rumors that it is closed. more »»

Spotlight on Grown up Islanders: Jon Boyer

June 24, 2020 Jon Boyer moved to Pine Island in 1969. Although he's spent time doing many things, such as working for the Honc family and fishing, for the last decade he's managed the Jug Creek Marina fish house. more »»

Valcarcel and Price appointed Fire Board commissioners preceding November election

June 24, 2020 On Monday, June 15, in an unanimous decision by the Fire Board, Ila Valcarcel and Neil Price were appointed Matlacha/Pine Island Fire District Commissioner seats one and two. more »»

One North Fort Myers eaglet fledges; its sibling still on the brink of flight

June 24, 2020 They grow up so fast. That’s especially true for bald eagles, in particular the eaglet known as E15. more »»

Peak mosquito season has arrived in Southwest Florida

June 24, 2020 While the islands normally see a rise in mosquitos heading into the rainy summer months, the Lee County Mosquito Control District has been out in full force this year thanks to a few factors. more »»

Ham radio field day set for this weekend

June 24, 2020 We tend to take all the gadgets we have to communicate with each other for granted. more »»

The Brothers Van Kirk has juried exhibit accepted at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

June 17, 2020 In addition to teaching free music exploration classes at the Beacon of Hope on Monday nights from 6-7 p.m., the Van Kirk brothers have now entered into a new realm of the art worl. more »»

Pine Island Elementary welcomes Millins

June 17, 2020 As the North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts waves goodbye to Principal Thomas Millins, the staff and students at Pine Island Elementary open their arms. more »»

Ancuram Family Clinic opens in Bokeelia

June 17, 2020 Daniel and Nadia Hanley are a husband and wife team determined to care for Pine Island. They've recently come here to open Ancuram, their Bokeelia clinic, where Daniel will practice family medici. more »»

Educator, Friends of Cayo Costa working on ‘dark sky’ designation

June 17, 2020 Cayo Costa State Park may acquire a new designation — thanks to the efforts of some of its friends. more »»

COVID-19 Task Force reports islands ‘blessed’ by low number of cases, but continued safe practices needed

June 17, 2020 It was decided at the local COVID-19 Task Force meeting on June 8 that if Pine Island isn't careful in its continued effort to stave off the coronavirus, numbers just may begin to rise. more »»

Lee Health: Stay the course to prevent ‘second wave’

June 17, 2020 As the state of Florida reported the highest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, health officials on Thursday once again reiterated the need for the community to continue... more »»



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