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Court of Appeals sets oral argument in annexation suit

August 22, 2018 The annexation lawsuit filed by the Matlacha Civic Association against the city of Cape Coral took a step forward last week when the Court of Appeals scheduled a hearing for Oct. 17, 2018. more »»

Early voting under way across county

August 22, 2018 Early voting for the Aug. 28 Primary Election began Saturday and runs through Aug. 25 at 10 locations across Lee County. The closest locations for Pine Island voters are in Cape Coral. more »»

Hurricane Irma-killed ‘zombie trees’ posing threat across Southwest Florida

August 22, 2018 Residents across all of Southwest Florida are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma that blew through almost one year ago. more »»

Congressman Rooney brings federal, state officials to see toxic blooms

August 22, 2018 Paradise Marina in North Fort Myers sounds like it should be a pretty Floridian place to visit. more »»

Boat left near Matlacha Community Park removed

August 15, 2018 Thursday afternoon, an abandoned 32-foot sailboat was removed from the boat ramps at Matlacha Community Park. more »»

GPICA meets candidates, votes on bylaws

August 15, 2018 The Greater Pine Island Civic Association held its monthly meeting last week with two main topics on the agenda: introducing the two candidates for Seat 4 of the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control... more »»

Legion Riders give formal sendoff for former Commander Larry Nixon

August 15, 2018 The casket of former American Legion Post #136 Commander Larry Nixon was recently escorted by American Legion Riders from Hodges Funeral Home in Fort Myers to Southwest Florida International Airpor. more »»

Thousands attend Caloosahatchee Death March

August 15, 2018 Wearing black, carrying signs and even a coffin, more than 3,000 people turned out Saturday to mourn the death of a river. more »»

Pine Island residents dealing with red tide and blue-green algae

August 8, 2018 With red tide coming from the north and blue-green algae coming from the south, Pine Island has begun suffering the same fate as other barrier islands and areas. more »»

Matlacha Hookers school supply drive delivers

August 8, 2018 The Matlacha Hookers have done it again – filled a school room with every conceivable school supply plus a check for $1,07. more »»

Large turnout for clean water protest

August 8, 2018 Nearly 200 supporters turned out for the Save Our Water protest on the Matlacha Bridge Sunday, Aug. 5. more »»

Record levels of arsenic still in groundwater on Pine Island Flatlands Preserve

August 1, 2018 In the most recent report, Lee County is still finding the chemical arsenic at record levels in groundwater on Pine Island Flatlands Preserve. more »»

American Legion installs 2018-2019 officers

August 1, 2018 Sunday afternoon the American Legion Post 136 hall was filled to capacity as the officers for 2018-2019 were officially sworn into office. more »»

CW Fudge hosts ‘Christmas in July’ celebration

August 1, 2018 Traffic at CW Fudge was especially heavy last Saturday afternoon as the island company celebrated its annual “Christmas in July” even. more »»

Mail ballots for upcoming election on their way

August 1, 2018 If you have requested a mail ballot for the Aug. 28 Primary Election, it’s likely on its way. more »»

Facial Plastic Surgery Center holds open house to welcome Dr. Newlon

August 1, 2018 Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville welcomed Dr. James L. Newlon to the Facial Plastic Surgery Center on Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers during an open house July 19. more »»

Retired professor studies island, writes book

July 25, 2018 What can a retired Cornell University professor emeritus from the Department of Horticulture learn from his study of Cayo Costa's natural history and plants? It turns out a lot! He even wrote a book... more »»

Beacon offers veterans help navigating the VA

July 25, 2018 The Beacon of HOPE is now offering a new community-based program to help local veterans navigate the VA system for possible benefits. more »»

Lee County Solid Waste offers recycling guidance

July 25, 2018 Picking the right container, trash or recycling, is the key message to Lee County Solid Waste Division's campaign “Recycle Smar. more »»

Harry Chapin Food Bank helping its partner agencies obtain more food

July 25, 2018 As of the beginning of the month, the Harry Chapin Food Bank has eliminated their shared maintenance fees for their partner agencies, which includes Lehigh Community Services. more »»



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