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Matlacha Fire Station #4 nears completion

July 31, 2019 The new fire station in Matlacha is nearing completion. The interior walls are in place, the bathrooms have running water and the kitchen is ready to cook. more »»

Kiwanis Park ‘Stop the Bleed’ fundraiser Sunday

July 31, 2019 The Greater Pine Island Kiwanis Club is holding another fundraiser at the St. James City Civic Association Sunday, Aug 4, from 2-4 p.m. more »»

American Legion installs 2019-20 officers

July 31, 2019 Sunday afternoon, the American Legion Post 136 hall was nearly filled to capacity as the officers for 2019-2020 were officially sworn in. more »»

Group from Chicago high school serves on the island

July 24, 2019 Thirty-three students and eight leaders from Bethel Community Church Powerhouse High School Youth Group in Chicago have been hard at work this week on Pine Islan. more »»

Calusa Land Trust, GPICA assist in land buy

July 24, 2019 On July 8, Lee County completed the acquisition of 92 acres on Pine Island to add to the Conservation 20/20 Buttonwood Preserve. more »»

Pine Island Kiwanis holds fundraiser for old Lions Park

July 24, 2019 The Greater Pine Island Kiwanis Club held a fundraiser at the St. James City Civic Association Sunday afternoon to raise funds to rebuild the old Lions Club playground. St. more »»

CW Fudge holds 'Christmas in July' celebration

July 24, 2019 The stream of people into CW Fudge Factory for the store's “Christmas in July” celebration over the weekend was constant. “Santa and his elves have been very busy,” shop co-owner Carlos Gomez said. more »»

Matlacha Civic Association discusses annexation lawsuit

July 24, 2019 Only a handful of people attended this month's Matlacha Civic Association meetin. more »»

Seniors may be eligible for special Medicare coverage plan

July 24, 2019 The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is taking the time to reassure residents of Lee County that the letters they have received from the Social Security Administration are legitimate and... more »»

Family Fun Farm Tour stresses ECHO’s mission

July 24, 2019 ECHO does a lot to educate people of all ages on the importance of being good stewards of the planet while making sure people around the globe don’t go hungry. more »»

Large crowd turns out for 23rd annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival

July 17, 2019 There was a large turnout over the weekend at the German American Club in Cape Coral for the 23rd annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival. more »»

Lee County Conservation 20/20 acquires 92 Pine Island acres

July 17, 2019 Lee County Conservation 20/20 Program completes acquisition of 92 acres on Pine Island Fort Myers, FL, July 17, 2019 – Lee County on July 8 completed the acquisition of 92 acres in central Pine... more »»

First Pine Island fishery gets leased location

July 17, 2019 An organization hoping to help restore Pine Island Sound is moving forward with the construction of its first planned fishery, thanks to a major donatio. more »»

Christmas in July: CW Fudge to celebrate early

July 17, 2019 Islanders will get a chance to experience a taste of winter a little early this weekend, July 20 and 21, when CW Fudge Factory hosts its annual Christmas in July celebratio. more »»

Grant continues series with ‘The Bay of Lies Murder’

July 17, 2019 Author Mitch Grant has released his fifth book of the St. James City mystery series, “The Bay of Lies Murder.” Grant brings back several of the familiar characters in the first four books. more »»

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 »»



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