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Pine Island Elementary School installs free book exchange to encourage reading

May 22, 2019 Last week, Pine Island Elementary School installed a free lending library for students on the island. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday, May 16. more »»

Yard Dog Charlie to host Memorial Day BBQ

May 22, 2019 Yard Dog Charlie will host his 11th annual Pine Island All American Memorial Day BBQ picnic and canned food drive at Woody's Waterside on Memorial Day, Monday May 27. more »»

Matlacha Hookers award 11 scholarships

May 22, 2019 The Matlacha Hookers awarded 11 scholarships at last week's meeting at the House of Omelets in Cape Coral. more »»

Keep Lee Plastic Free effort making strides across Lee County

May 22, 2019 Approximately six months ago, Lee County Solid Waste introduced a new campaign to the community, Keep Lee Plastic Free, which encourages residents to eliminate using plastic bags while putting their... more »»

‘Rock on the Dock’ Songwriters Festival attracts large crowd

May 22, 2019 The 8th annual “Rock on the Dock” Songwriters Festival was held at Low Key Tiki Saturday afternoon. The event is hosted by local musicians Garry and Kerri. more »»

River District Food & Brew Festival this weekend

May 22, 2019 The Uncommon Friends Foundation will hold its first-ever River District Food & Brew Festival this weekend featuring unlimited beer samplings, as well as food and music. more »»

Group works to save the Lions playground

May 15, 2019 Approximately 35 people arrived at the St. James City Civic Association last week to try to find a way to save the Lions playground on SJCCA property. more »»

GPICA discusses planned Matlacha retail building

May 15, 2019 By ED FRANKS efranks@breezenewspaper. more »»

Ultimate Homes & Cooling to honor veteran or first responder with a new AC unit

May 15, 2019 Rodney Siedow is a military veteran who wants to give back to not only the community, but also to fellow veterans. more »»

St. James City Boat Rentals joins with Apex Aqua Adventures

May 15, 2019 St. James City Boat Rentals, formerly located at Old Pine Island Marine, has relocated to Apex Aqua Adventures at 3339 Stringfellow Road, St James City. more »»

Postal food drive day on island a success

May 15, 2019 Last Saturday, volunteers from across the island helped collect non-perishable food as part of the National Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign. more »»

Williamson Bros.’ Fish Drop winnings going to PIE

May 15, 2019 To support the Pine Island Kiwanis, Joe and Jimmy Williamson purchased $250 worth of tickets for the Fish Drop held at the Mullet Toss in March. more »»

Hearing on Chiquita Lock wraps up

May 15, 2019 A legal challenge to the state intent to issue a permit for the removal of the Chiquita Lock concluded Friday following a third day of testimony from witnesses for the city and rebuttal witnesses. more »»

Residents mixed over Lee truck ordinance

May 15, 2019 Residential property owners who have complained about commercial truck parking in neighborhoods scored a victory last Tuesday but those who make a living with those trucks aren’t happy. more »»

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 »»



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