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Friends of Cayo Costa offer Adopt-a-Nest program

May 8, 2019 One of Southwest Florida's natural wonders is the summer nesting of sea turtles from May 1 through October at Cayo Costa State Park. more »»

Free bus service now available for islanders

May 8, 2019 The Beacon of HOPE has teamed with several other charitable organizations under the umbrella group Pine Island Cares to provide Pine Island's first bus service on and off the island. more »»

New management provides upgrades at Pine Island Family Hair Salon

May 8, 2019 About 1 year ago, Pine Island Family Hair Salon changed management when Marvia Cicchino took over the shop from the previous owners. “The first thing I did was to renovate the salon,” Cicchino said. more »»

Volunteers needed for Letter Carriers’ National #StampOutHunger food drive

May 8, 2019 The Harry Chapin Food Bank and United Way Lee are seeking volunteers to help collect, unload and sort food during the Letter Carriers' National #StampOutHunger Food Drive taking place Saturday, May... more »»

Mel Meo displays her latest Matlacha paintings

May 1, 2019 For the last four Fridays, local artist Mel Meo has been displaying her newest series of paintings of the colorful sites of Matlacha. more »»

M/PIFCD provides safety lights to students

May 1, 2019 Friday morning members of the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department visited Pine Island Elementary School to hand out safety lights to 240-plus students. more »»

Memorial ‘party’ held for Messer

May 1, 2019 More that 200 people attended a memorial “party” held in memory of Johnny Ray Messer II in Bokeelia Sunday afternoon. more »»

Concerned fishermen meet to discuss possibilities for fish hatcheries in Southwest Florida

May 1, 2019 A group for concerned fisherman and residents in Southwest Florida met for the first time last Thursday evening to advocate for fish hatcheries in Southwest Florida. more »»

Lee County Mosquito Control District assists with Woodstock Road maintenance

May 1, 2019 Early Wednesday morning, the Lee County Mosquito Control District arrived with heavy equipment to contribute its part to the road maintenance of Wood-stock Road. more »»

Pine Island Elks award five scholarships

May 1, 2019 The Pine Island Elks Lodge #2781 awarded five scholarships last week. The Elks' scholarships are available to any high school senior. more »»

607 acres in Bokeelia recently sold at auction

May 1, 2019 On Saturday, Feb. 23, the property at 14690 Harbor Drive, Bokeelia, was auctioned by Higgenbotham Auctioneers. Following the closing, Martin (“Marty”) E. more »»

Pioneer Picnic is huge reunion, blast from the past

May 1, 2019 Hundreds of people came to the Lee Civic Center’s Tinsley Pavilion on Saturday to reunite with old friends to catch up on their lives and reminisce about older and simpler times. more »»

PICC planning another trip to Egypt, Israel

April 24, 2019 Pine Island Community Church Pastor Heidi Grueser invites those interested to join the church on a trip to Egypt and Israel this December. more »»

Hutchcraft addresses King Ranch issues at MCA

April 24, 2019 The question of King Ranch's intentions on Pine Island may have been answered at last week's Matlacha Civic Association meeting. more »»

Benefit barge party held for Messer

April 24, 2019 In spite of the heavy winds, the Seven Seas benefit barge party held at Lucky Key for Johnny Messer was a success. There were 30 – 40 boats and 80-100 people there during the 4-hour event. Johnny R. more »»

Best of Pine Island winners announced

April 24, 2019 The residents of Pine Island have spoken -- the ballots have been counted -- and the Eagle's Best of Pine Island 2019 have been determined. more »»

Week-long ‘The Big Calusa’ under way

April 24, 2019 In an effort to reconnect the community to the waterways, Calusa Waterkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy group, has kicked off the inaugural The Big Calusa, a recreational, educational and... more »»

ArtFest Fort Myers makes $1,600 donation to PIE

April 24, 2019 A $1,600 donation in the name of the Matlacha Hookers was presented to Pine Island Elementary School last week. more »»

Living Faith Church sharing its facility with Iglesia Cristiana Jesus Fuente de Vida

April 24, 2019 Iglesia Cristiana Jesus Fuente de Vida, a local Spanish speaking church, was running out of space, and a Lutheran church stepped in to hel. more »»

Lee School District holds safety Town Hall

April 24, 2019 A sparse, yet invigorated group attended the School District of Lee County's Town Hall meeting on school bus stop safety last week to voice their concerns, displeasures, suggestions and everything i... more »»



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