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Kiwanis awards more scholarships

July 4, 2018 The Greater Pine island Kiwanis awarded 20 college scholarships for 201. more »»

Mandate bumps school safety spending needs

July 4, 2018 Upon voter approval in November for the Lee County School District half cent sales tax referendum, the district voted this week to increase spending from $8,159,801 to $57. more »»

PineShine Farms offering 'fresh beef' and more

June 27, 2018 About 4 miles south of the 4-corners intersection, islanders may have noticed a sign: "FRESH BEE. more »»

Helping Paws Food and Supply Drive set for July 4

June 27, 2018 Yard Dog Charlie's annual "Helping Paws Food and Supply Drive" takes place on July 4 at Woody's Waterside. “Florida is famous for the 'Early Bird Specials', Charlie said. more »»

Kiwanis awards scholarships

June 27, 2018 Last Wednesday morning, the Greater Pine Island Kiwanis awarded 5 of 20 scholarships to local students. more »»

Christine Karow Hair Designs relocates

June 27, 2018 Christine Karow Hair Designs recently relocated from its previous Pine Island Road location (across from the Water Company) to the Island Exchange on Stringfellow Roa. more »»

‘Mini reefs’ being installed around Southwest Florida

June 27, 2018 A remedy for Southwest Florida waters may have arrived via an artificial reef system developed by Ocean Habitats Inc. more »»

AMMILVETS to hold grand opening for expansion

June 27, 2018 The American Military Veterans Foundation, or AMMILVETS, is opening a new facility to better serve veterans in need in Southwest Florida. more »»

Local musicians entertain at Low Key Tiki’s ‘Rock on the Dock’

June 20, 2018 Low Key Tiki held its annual “Rock on the Dock” Songwriters Fest last Saturday. “I'm very excited with the turnout”, said Erin Smith, owner of the Low Key Tiki. more »»

Rooney visits Matlacha, addresses key issues

June 20, 2018 About 30 Pine Island and Matlacha residents turned out Monday when U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney visited Matlacha to discuss such issues as water releases from Lake Okeechobee and immigration. more »»

Elks hold Flag Day celebration

June 20, 2018 The Pine Island Elks held its annual Flag Day celebration Thursday at the Elks hall on Pine Island Roa. more »»

Legion, VFW dispose of ‘unserviceable flags’

June 20, 2018 Last Thursday, July 14, as the sun was setting on Pine island, approximately 60 people gathered at the Pine Island American Legion Post 136 for the “dignified disposal of unserviceable American flags. more »»

‘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 »»



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