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2018 FISH Christmas Basket Brigade wrapping and distribution set

December 5, 2018 The FISH organization has completed its sign up of children and seniors for the annual Christmas Basket Brigade; however, now is the time to wrap all those gifts! The wrapping party will commence a... more »»

Pine Island Potters’ Guild holiday show Saturday at Koucky Studios

December 5, 2018 Now in its sixth season, the Pine Island Potters’ Guild presents its holiday showing in the courtyard at Koucky Studios on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Paddlers tour at Calusa Island Preserve

November 29, 2018 Saturday morning, long-time Calusa Land Trust member Ed Chapin assembled 9 kayaks for a tour of Calusa Island Preserve. more »»

Recent ‘Guitars for Veterans’ Music Fest a success

November 29, 2018 By ED FRANKS efranks@breezenewspapers.com “Guitars for Veterans,” a two-day event held three weeks ago, raised a grand total of $8,565 for American Military Veterans Foundatio. more »»

Matlacha Hookers fishing tournament winners announced

November 29, 2018 Results from the Pine Island Elementary Fishing Tournament and Derby have been announced. “We're excited to announce the winners from the derby,” Madam Julie Simpson sai. more »»

CW Fudge Factory holds annual open house

November 29, 2018 With Santa waving to passing cars on Pine Island Road, CW Fudge held its annual Holiday Open House Nov. 17. more »»

Small Business Saturday celebrated in St. James City

November 29, 2018 Last Saturday was Small Business Saturday for local businesses. Heather Schwarz, a small business owner of Olde Florida Outpost, has been celebrating the holiday shopping tradition for three years. more »»

Beacon of HOPE to present annual island Holiday House event

November 21, 2018 Final preparations are under way for the Beacon of HOPE's annual Holiday House. Santa arrives Thursday evening, Nov. 29, at the Tarpon Lodge dock at 5:15 by boat in true island fashio. more »»

LCMCD postpones decision in airstrip purchase

November 21, 2018 At their monthly meeting last Thursday, Lee County Mosquito Control District commissioners postponed the decision whether to purchase Woodstock Airport until next month's meeting. more »»

Kindergarten pre-registration closes Nov. 30

November 21, 2018 Parents who have a child turning 5 years old on, or before Sept. 1, 2019 have the opportunity to pre-register them for kindergarten through the end of the month. more »»

ECHO hosts annual agriculture conference

November 21, 2018 Standing around an area surrounded by bamboo, an ECHO worker taught people how to make flooring out of the hard shoots, while nearby, others learned how to integrate trees on their small farms. more »»

Elementary students honor vets

November 14, 2018 Friday morning, Pine Island Elementary students and staff honored a number of local veterans, more that 75 of them seated in the pavilion, with their annual Veterans Day Thank You progra. more »»

Civic discusses proposed restaurant for Matlacha

November 14, 2018 At the Greater Pine Island Civic Association monthly meeting last week, two business partners made a presentation about their plan to build a new restaurant on Pine Island Road in Matlacha. more »»

Florida DEP issues permit for removal of Chiquita Lock in Cape Coral

November 14, 2018 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Notice of Intent to issue a permit for the removal of the Chiquita Lock in south Cape Coral. more »»

Veterans Day at the American Legion

November 14, 2018 More than 75 people gathered in the outdoor pavilion of the American Legion Post 136 Sunday morning to remember veteran. more »»

Cammick defeats Brush in race for District 4 seat on M/PIFCD board

November 14, 2018 In a tighter race than anyone expected, John Cammick defeated Jamie Brush for Matlacha Pine Island Fire District 4 seat by 15 percentage points in last Tuesday's General Election. more »»

'Live from Fallujah': Video chat allows PIE student to celebrate birthday with his dad overseas

November 14, 2018 Pine Island Elementary school student Aaron Thorpe was surprised on his birthday last week with a "live video chat" from his father, Sg. more »»

Rodrigues re-elected to state House of Representatives seat

November 14, 2018 Ray Rodrigues easily won re-election in the District 76 state House race Tuesday night.  Rodrigues, a Republican, garnered 64. more »»

Voters approve half cent sales tax referendum for schools

November 14, 2018 The voters of Lee County agreed on Tuesday to pay a half cent more in sales tax to fund school infrastructure.  A total of 138,529 (51. more »»

Help celebrate Small Business Saturday in St. James City

November 14, 2018 Mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 24 ? the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to “shop small” on the islands on Small Business Saturday. more »»

 
 

 

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