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Lee District reports bump in school grades

July 17, 2019 The School District of Lee County had 18 schools increase their school grades, including Trafalgar Elementary School which jumped by two. Chief Academic Officer Dr. more »»

MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival this weekend

July 10, 2019 It's that time of year again, and it's all about the mango! The 23rd annual Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday, July... more »»

Old Time Reunion is a walk down memory lane

July 10, 2019 Approximately 75 “Old Timers” arrived at the old Matlacha / Pine island fire house Saturday to celebrate and reminisce about the good old days. more »»

Legion’s July 4th parade attracts large crowd

July 10, 2019 Islanders began arriving along Stringfellow Road before 9 a.m. Thursday for the annual American Legion Fourth of July parad. more »»

New Kiwanis Park gets cleared for new life

July 10, 2019 The Maurice Pennock Memorial Playground is getting a new lease on life. The playground at Lion's Park at the corner of Lemon and 4th Avenue in St. James City has been there since January 2000. more »»

Dozens gather to demand closure of migrant camps in Homestead

July 10, 2019 Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Congressman Francis Rooney's Cape Coral office Tuesday afternoon to demand the closing of migrant camps in Homestead where they say conditions are deplorable... more »»

Larrimore retires after 40 years

July 3, 2019 After 40 years as a firefighter, 9 years with South Trail Fire, and 31 at Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District, Capt. Tim Larrimore retired last Friday. more »»

Yard Dog Charlie to hold ‘Early Bird’ Fourth

July 3, 2019 Yard Dog Charlie's annual BBQ and Helping Paws Food and Supply Drive, the “Early Bird Special,” takes place July 4 at Woody's Waterside from 2-5 p.m. more »»

Planning continues for Walk Down Memory Lane Reunion event

July 3, 2019 Lifetime Pine Island resident Barbara Howard is once again putting together the annual Walk Down Memory Lane Reunion event scheduled for July 6, the first Saturday after the Fourth of July... more »»

Medicare 101 seminar at Beacon of HOPE

July 3, 2019 Last Monday morning, Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders delivered a presentation about Medicare at the Beacon of HOP. more »»

Fire engulfs trailer home and car in Bokeelia

June 27, 2019 The call came in 5:17 a.m. and when firefighters from Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District arrived a trailer home and car were completely engulfed. more »»

Halper discusses plans for local hatcheries

June 26, 2019 George Halper, president of the Florida Fishery Foundation, a new group formed to raise funds to build fish hatcheries in Southwest Florida, offered a PowerPoint presentation at Wednes-day's Matlach... more »»

Plans for Publix on island discussed

June 26, 2019 Banks Engineering held a greater Pine Island neighborhood meeting last week to advise and gain input from Pine Island residents about a Publix Super Market to be built at 5100 Pine Island Road, N.W. more »»

Island Elks celebrate Flag Day

June 26, 2019 The Pine Island Elks held its annual Flag Day Celebration Friday at the Elks Hall on Pine Island Road. more »»

Island youngsters urged to sign up for 4th of July Kids Bike-N-Trike Parade

June 26, 2019 Kids on bikes and trikes will display their Fourth of July spirit at the annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the American Legion. more »»

Local business owners join cause to fight childhood cancer

June 19, 2019 Local business owners Carlos Gomez and William Tidball challenged each other to get on their bikes this month (June) and ride to fight kid's cancer as part of the online Great Cycle Challenge. more »»

Hurricane Seminar: Be prepared

June 19, 2019 Hurricane season is here and Lee County Emergency Management and Matlacha / Pine Island Fire Control District teamed up last week to present a hurricane seminar on Pine Island at Pine Island United... more »»

Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund and Pine Island Kiwanis award scholarships

June 19, 2019 By ED FRANKS efranks@breezenewspapers. more »»

Beacon of HOPE receives ‘thank you’ award

June 19, 2019 Kimberly Fay, campaign account manager for the United Way of Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee, stopped by the Beacon of HOPE last week to deliver a big “thank you” award. more »»

CLT conducts work/fun party at Taylor/Willow Lake Preserve

June 19, 2019 The Calusa Land Trust held its monthly work/fun party Saturday, June 8, at the Taylor/Willow Lake Preserve. more »»



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