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Matlacha Hookers wine tasting attracts quite an interesting crowd

February 22, 2017 Sunday afternoon, everyone from Julius Caesar to Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, aka “The Fonz,” showed up at Alden Pines Country Club for the Matlacha Hookers 5th annual wine tasting event. more »»

New fire trucks finally roll into town

February 22, 2017 Finally, after nearly a year, two brand new "commercial pumper" fire trucks, manufactured by E-One, rolled across the Matlacha Bridge into Pine Island Tuesday. more »»

Holocaust topic of discussion at Pine Island Kiwanis meeting

February 22, 2017 Amy Snyder, executive director of The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, was guest speaker at the Pine Island Kiwanis weekly meeting last Wednesday. more »»

‘Great turnout’ for 16th annual Garden Club Gala

February 22, 2017 Once again, the 16th annual Garden Club Gala proved to be one of the island's most popular events of the year. more »»

Hundreds attend Parade of Mermaids at Bert’s

February 22, 2017 Well before the start of the annual Parade of Mermaids Friday, Feb. 10, crowds were gathering along Pine Island Road and onto the bridge. more »»

Matlacha annexation ‘facilitation’ begins

February 22, 2017 Once representatives from the city of Cape Coral and Matlacha got their emotions out in regards to the annexation of city-owned land on the island, things started to go more smoothly Thursday. more »»

Commissioner speaks at Matlacha Civic Association meeting

February 22, 2017 Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann was the guest speaker at the Matlacha Civic Association meeting Wednesday, addressing, in part, the controversial annexation of Matlacha property by the city of... more »»

Island Laundry under new ownership

February 22, 2017 Island Laundry is under the new ownership of Dennis Lesavich as of last August. Island Laundry is located in the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center in St. James City. more »»

Sheriff’s Office report: Crime in unincorporated Lee County drops in 2016

February 22, 2017 Overall crime in unincorporated Lee County is down nearly 12 percent compared to 2015. The Lee County Sheriff's Office recently released its Annual Uniform Crime Report for 201. more »»

Lee County Fair set to open Thursday

February 22, 2017 Since 1924, the Lee County Fair has made millions of great memories for people of all ages, from the time it was at Terry Park to today on the vast grounds of the Lee Civic Center. more »»

Matlacha Hookers’ wine tasting event Sunday

February 15, 2017 By ED FRANKS efranks@breezenewspapers. more »»

5-week-old eagle returned to Pine Island

February 15, 2017 A 5-week-old eaglet is back in its Pine Island nest — sort of — thanks to the efforts of CROW. more »»

Long-time M/PIFCD engineer Brant named deputy chief

February 15, 2017 Long-time Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District Engineer Shawn Brant was named deputy chief of the department Jan. 27. A "pinning" ceremony will be held soon. more »»

Another big turn out for Pine Island Art Association's art show and sale

February 15, 2017 Once again, cars were backed up on Pine Island Road all the way to Burnt Store Road for the Pine Island Art Association's 45th annual art show and sale this weekend. more »»

‘Braille Blues Daddy’ to perform at Seven Seas Dock Party

February 15, 2017 This Sunday, Feb. 19, from 1-5 p.m., Sandbar Productions will hold a "Dock Party" at Seven Seas Bait and Tackle featuring Bryan Lee, aka,"Braille Blues Daddy. more »»

Greater Pine Island Civic Association addresses multiple topics

February 15, 2017 The Greater Pine Island Civic Asso-ciation held its monthly meeting at the Elk's Lodge last Tuesday night. more »»

LOTE to present ‘The Great Race’ revisited

February 15, 2017 On Saturday, Feb. 25, Jeff Mahl, great-grandson of the winner of the Great Race of 1908, will present his great-grandfather's story at Pine Island United Methodist Church. Doors open at 1 p.m. more »»

Dr. Markus Sherry returns to the island

February 8, 2017 After an 8 to 10-year gap from practicing dentistry and “overseeing” his Riverdale Dental offices, Dr. Markus Sherry has returned to the Riverdale Dental offices on Pine Island to practice dentistr. more »»

Al Mills Citizen of the Year Frank Virts

February 8, 2017 At last Monday's Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, the Al Mills Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Frank Virts, a Pine Island resident who volunteers at a number of... more »»

Benefit for Brenda Swett Sunday

February 8, 2017 By ED FRANKS This Sunday, Feb. 12, several island groups are holding a benefit for Pine Island resident Brenda Swett at Olde Fish House Marina from 1-4 p.m. “Ms. more »»



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