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DeSantis, Rooney take action on water quality

January 16, 2019 Florida's officials are already setting their sights on algae. Newly sworn-in Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Thursday in Bonita Springs to address the state's environmental crisis. more »»

Art workshops at the Beacon of HOPE

January 16, 2019 The Beacon of HOPE and the New Light Foundation have teamed up to bring the Art on Wheels program to Pine island. more »»

Pine Island author Ambrose to speak at Friends luncheon

January 16, 2019 Marty Ambrose will be speaking at the author luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Pine Island Library Monday, Jan. 28, at 12 p.m., at the Pine Island Elks’ Lodge. more »»

Pine Island chef Andrew Hamilton appears on Cutthroat Kitchen

January 9, 2019 Andrew Hamilton, the chef and manager of Saltwater Smoke-house, made an appearance on the Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, which finally aired on Nov. 23. more »»

Dreikorn announces Lee commission run

January 9, 2019 Long-time Pine island resident and Fire Commissioner Dr. Michael Dreikorn announced Monday that he is running for County Commissioner District #1 in the 2020 election. more »»

Streeter discusses water issues with GPICA

January 9, 2019 The Greater Pine Island Civic Associa-tion held its monthly meeting last Thursday and the theme of the session was clean water. more »»

Brent Moyer coming back to Bert’s

January 9, 2019 Brent Moyer, the "Global Cowboy," fresh from the 2018 World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan, will be back at Bert’s Bar in Matlacha this Sunday, Jan. 13 ,at 2 p.m. more »»

CW Fudge Factory celebrates 5th anniversary with Live Nativity

January 2, 2019 Friday, Dec. 14, marked the fifth anniversary for CW Fudge Factory in Matlacha. The candy store is owned by Carlos Gomez and William Tidball. more »»

Beacon of HOPE delivers 338 Christmas meals

January 2, 2019 Early in the day on Monday, Dec. more »»

Local ‘celebrity’ eagles welcome two new eaglets

January 2, 2019 It was a very Merry Christmas for Harriet and mate M15. They once again became parents. Southwest Florida’s most famous eagle pair welcomed E12 and E13 into the world. more »»

Tickets on sale for ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival Jan. 26 at the German American Club

January 2, 2019 ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival will be held Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Lighted boats on parade

December 27, 2018 Several hundred people lined the Matlacha Bridge Saturday, Dec. 15, as more than 40 boats participated in the annual Matlacha Boat Parad. more »»

Florida Commercial Watermen's Conservation group forms

December 27, 2018 Last Tuesday night, more than 100 people turned out at Pine Island United Methodist Church for a town hall meeting introducing the Florida Commercial Watermen’s Conservation After the red tide and... more »»

Group files petition to stop removal of Chiquita Lock

December 27, 2018 The Matlacha Civic Association and seven individuals from Cape Coral, Matlacha and Pine Island have filed a petition with Florida Department of Environmental Protection to stop Cape Coral from... more »»

School district launches ‘Peachjar’ program

December 27, 2018 The School District of Lee County has implemented a new way to send digital fliers directly to parents through a program, Peachjar, which will decrease paper use and copy costs throughout the... more »»

Severe weather watch issued for Thursday

December 20, 2018 The Lee County Emergency Management Center has issued a tornado watch that also includes the possibility of high wind gusts and hail. The warning, in effect until 4 p.m. more »»

New Fire Station progressing

December 19, 2018 Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District Chief Ben Mickuleit and Deputy Chief Shawn Brant met recently with Vantage Construction Services president Trent Swartz for an update on the construction... more »»

LCMCD agrees to purchase Woodstock Airport

December 19, 2018 The Lee County Mosquito Control District commissioners voted 5-1 in favor of purchasing the Woodstock Airport on Pine Island at their monthly meeting last week. more »»

Family that escaped deadly California Camp Fire relocates to Southwest Florida

December 19, 2018 A Paradise, California, mother and her two children, who recently escaped the northern California Camp Fire, have relocated for the time being to Southwest Florida. more »»

MCA, residents file challenge to Chiquita Lock removal

December 19, 2018 The Matlacha Civic Association and seven individuals from Cape Coral, Matlacha and Pine Island filed a challenge last week to the City of Cape Coral’s request to remove the Chiquita Boat Lock. more »»



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