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‘Not if, but when’

June 20, 2018 What may be the most pressing topic in the country right now was discussed Saturday as the Lee County Sheriff’s Office presented “A Response to Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Events. more »»

SpaceCon brings thousands to Lee Civic Center

June 20, 2018 There was one sure sign that people were there to enjoy the second-annual SpaceCon at the Lee Civic Center this weekend: Many of them were in costume. more »»

Deadline July 28 for Matlacha Hookers’ School Supply Drive

June 20, 2018 Summer has arrived and the Matlacha Hookers have started their summer fund raiser ? the annual school supply drive. The Hookers are once again counting on the generosity of the island residents. more »»

Congressman Rooney to visit, discuss island issues

June 15, 2018 The Matlacha Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a community chat with Congressman Francis Rooney this coming Monday, June 1. more »»

Irma brings out record crowd to Hurricane Preparedness Seminar

June 13, 2018 Lee County Emergency Management and the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District held a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar last Wednesday evening at the Pine Island United Methodist Church. more »»

GPICA talks airport purchase, incorporation

June 13, 2018 The Greater Pine Island Civic Association held its monthly meeting Tuesday night to elect additional members to the board of directors. more »»

Calusa Land Trust holds work\party at Baxley Preserve

June 13, 2018 The Calusa Land Trust held its monthly work/party at the Baxley Preserve in St. James City. This little known 5.4-acre preserve was donated to the CLT in 1998 by Joe and Judy Baxle. more »»

34 students awarded Holloway Scholarships

June 13, 2018 In 2004, the Bobby Holloway jr. Foundation began awarding scholarships to support island students pursuing higher education. In the first year $7,050 was awarded to 10 students. more »»

Beacon of HOPE holds Arts & Crafts Fundraiser

June 13, 2018 The Beacon of HOPE held an Arts and Crafts Fundraiser, "Giving Back with Art," Tuesday, May 29. The event featured the creations of two young artists. more »»

Jam session featured at Olde Fish House

June 6, 2018 Thursday afternoons may seem an unlikely time for live music on Pine island, but local favorite Molly Brown thinks otherwise. more »»

Judge: LCMCD can buy Woodstock Airport

June 6, 2018 A Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of Lee County Mosquito Control District in a lawsuit filed by island homeowners to stop the sale of Woodstock Airport. The lawsuit, filed by William S. more »»

VFW holds Memorial Day ceremony

June 6, 2018 The walkways were lined with American flags on Monday as more than 100 people arrived at the Greater Pine Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4353 for the annual Memorial Day ceremony. more »»

Matlacha Hookers’ School Supply Drive under way

June 6, 2018 School is out! That means that it’s time for the Matlacha Hookers to begin their summer fund raiser — the annual school supply drive. more »»

Matlacha resident named to 'All District Softball Team'

June 6, 2018 Emory University sophomore Jessy McLean of Matlacha has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Softball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. more »»

Herbert Wagner celebrates 99th!

June 6, 2018 Herbert Wagner celebrated his 99th birthday with friends at the Sandy Hook Restaurant. Herb has been a Matlacha resident since 1970. more »»

Chamber crowns McGuire Mango Fest representative

May 30, 2018 The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce named Kayla McGuire as named Mango Queen for 2018 at its monthly card exchange meeting last Wednesday night at Cap'n Con'. more »»

Matlacha Civic upset at Cape’s lack of response

May 30, 2018 Matlacha Civic Association officials are disappointed that an overture extended to the city of Cape Coral over its plans to possibly develop the D&D boat ramp property has yet to be acknowledged Fou... more »»

Fish36 kicks off Saturday

May 30, 2018 This Saturday, June 2. Southwest Florida's most unique fishing event for professional and non-professional anglers will begin at the German American Social Club of Cape Coral. more »»

Cherry Estates to add 24 homes

May 30, 2018 About 40 people attended a public information meeting held at the VFW regarding a development order for 24 single-family homes in Cherry Estates. more »»

Registration under way for Miles for the Museum Poker Run

May 30, 2018 Join the Southwest Florida Military Museum for a Miles for the Museum Poker Run that will take riders to Pine Island, North Fort Myers and Cape Coral. more »»



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