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Matlacha Hookers annual wine tasting event Sunday

February 14, 2018 This Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2-5 p.m., the Matlacha Hookers will host its annual wine tasting event at Alden Pines Country Club. “We're calling it 'Peace, Love and Wine',” Madam Julia Simpson said. more »»

GPICA discusses incorporation feasibility study

February 14, 2018 Last Tuesday night, the Greater Pine Island Civic Association held its monthly meeting at the Elks Club. more »»

Beacon supports ‘Shop Local’ effort

February 14, 2018 Starting Wednesday, Feb. 21, from noon to 2 p.m., the Beacon of HOPE's Pine Island United Way House will be supporting the "Shop Local" effort. more »»

Matlacha Specialty Market now open

February 14, 2018 Sandwiched in between Bert's and Fishware Outfitters is a new addition to Matlacha / Pine island – Matlacha Specialty Market, owned by Adam and Karla Klayman. more »»

‘Braille Blues Daddy’ returns to Seven Seas Dock Party

February 14, 2018 This Sunday, Feb. 18, from 1-5 p.m., Sandbar Productions will hold a '"Dock Party'" at Seven Seas Bait and Tackle featuring Bryan Lee, aka '"Braille Blues Daddy. more »»

Matlacha Mariners decides to disband

February 14, 2018 After 17 years the Matlacha Mariners decided to call it quits by presenting a check for $30,000 to the Matlacha Hookers. more »»

Tenth annual Parade of Mermaids to benefit Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary

February 7, 2018 This Friday, Feb. 9, Bert’s Pine Bay Gallery will host the Parade of Mermaids, a gala event to benefit Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary of Pine Island. more »»

Preserve bridge dedicated to the Wards

February 7, 2018 More than 50 family members and friends gathered at St. Jude's Nature Trail Preserve to dedicate a memorial bridge to Dennis and Ruth Ward. The Wards were long-time St. James City residents. more »»

Matlacha ‘Tiny Village’ opens

February 7, 2018 By ED FRANKS The Matlacha "Tiny Village" opened Saturday at the old Three Palms RV Park on Pine island Road. Partner Dennis Herron was present to greet visitors. more »»

A sea of hats

February 7, 2018 About 300 ladies attended a luncheon, fashion show and hat contest Wednesday afternoon at the Pine Island Cove recreation center. more »»

The Yard Dogs schedule two reunion shows

February 7, 2018 The Yard Dogs have announced two upcoming reunion shows. The first for the legendary local ban will be Saturday, Feb 10, from 6-9 p.m., at the Hooked Island Grill, located at 4200 Pine Island Road, N. more »»

Fighting the flu

February 7, 2018 Officials are asking those who have the flu to put a pause on their life — stay home from work, or school, slow down, rest and drink lots of fluids to allow the body to recuperat. more »»

Matlacha Hooker founder Nancy Goodwin 'retiring' to Virginia

January 31, 2018 A surprise farewell party was held for the Matlacha Hookers' first madam, Nancy Goodwin, Sunday at Olde Fish House Marina. more »»

Calusa Land Trust holds annual meeting

January 31, 2018 The Calusa Land Trust held its 42nd annual meeting Sunday at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church. more »»

Chamber honors Mel Meo with Al Mills Award

January 31, 2018 Last Monday night, at the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce dinner, the Al Mills Award was given to Pine Island artist Mel Me. more »»

St. James City octogenarians start new business

January 31, 2018 One day early last November, S. more »»

Pine Island From Our Hearts 17th annual BreastFest Walk March 10

January 31, 2018 Due to the shortage of volunteers Pine Island From Our Hearts has joined forces with the Beacon of HOPE for this year's 17th Annual BreastFest Walk to be held Saturday, March 10. more »»

Matlacha ‘tiny house’ village introduced

January 31, 2018 Drivers passing through Matlacha may have noticed two new additions at the former Three Palms RV park — two “tiny houses” in the parking lot. more »»

3rd Annual Snowbird Marathon called most successful yet

January 31, 2018 Last Tuesday’s 3rd Annual Snowbird Marathon drew over 500 participants in spite of rain early in the afternoon. more »»



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