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CERT training begins in November

October 5, 2016 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District is kicking off a CERT training program next month. more »»

St. John's holds Blessing

October 5, 2016 Well before the 11 a.m. start Saturday, a number of people and their pets began arriving at St. John's Episcopal Church on Pine Island to have their animals blessed. more »»

Creighton Construction raises more than $30,000 for Wounded Warriors

October 5, 2016 Creighton Commercial Development and Construction hosted the fourth annual 7-Eleven Red Fish Rodeo at Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island Friday. more »»

Removal of Chiquita lock in Cape Coral moves forward

October 5, 2016 Boaters who use the Chiquita Lock in Southwest Cape Coral could be celebrating at some point because the city is about to finish the process of filing a permit to remove the lock with the Florida... more »»

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam up and running

October 5, 2016 All the cameras have been fixed and placed where they need to be, and it will be just a matter of time before we get to see the exploits of Harriett, M15 and their babies for the fifth season of the... more »»

Walking in the footsteps of history

October 5, 2016 Local author and historian, Robert N. more »»

Chamber, Modern Woodmen, others team up to raise funds to replace Little League scoreboard

October 5, 2016 When Chamber President Melissa Koferl heard that the Pine Island Little League scoreboard was no longer functioning, she felt this was a great opportunity for the Greater Pine Island Chamber of... more »»

Arrest made in 26-year-old double murder in Cape

October 5, 2016 A judge denied bond for a man accused in a 26-year-old double homicide that included a young girl. Joseph Adam Zieler, 54, of 314 Byron Ave. more »»

Lee BIA Builders Care celebrates 10 years of service to Lee County homeowners

October 5, 2016 Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, is celebrating 10 years of providing emergency construction services and repairs for elderly, disabled... more »»

ECHO gets people into gardening

October 5, 2016 Next to the annual Food and Farm Festival in March, ECHO's "Get into Gardening" event has become one of the more anticipated events of the year for the organization devoted to feeding the community... more »»

Good Samaritan returns rabbit to little girl

September 28, 2016 Tuesday night, Sept. 13, high winds blew over the enclosure "Moon" the bunny lived in at the Card house in Bokeelia. more »»

Board rejects renaming preserve after Buchanan

September 28, 2016 At Tuesday morning's Board of County Commission meeting, commissioners, by a vote of 3 to 2, rejected renaming Galt Preserve in honor of Phil Buchanan. more »»

Sweeney’s SOS shop opens

September 28, 2016 Just north of Pine Island Center there is a new business, Sweeney's SOS, located at 10954 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia, next to Pine Island Printing. more »»

SWFL Loves Our Vets kicks off campaign

September 28, 2016 The goal is to build a home for a veteran in need and with this group of givers and public and private partners, there is a great chance it will succeed. more »»

Telling his story

September 28, 2016 On Sept. 7, the body of U.S. Army Spc. James Christopher Arney was foun­­d in a wooded area in northeast Cape Coral. He had committed suicide alone after years of battling PTSD and depression. more »»

Torch run commemorates Lee Memorial Health System’s 100th anniversary

September 28, 2016 Hundreds of Lee Memorial Health System volunteers, workers and administration got together Friday to celebrate the organization's 100th anniversary the only way they know how —  by promoting healthy... more »»

Donald Trump visits Southwest Florida

September 21, 2016 Running through a litany of the dead, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stressed the need for American — and worldwide — security at a campaign rally at Germain Arena Monday afternoon. more »»

M/PIFCD receives new extrication equipment

September 21, 2016 Fire Chief Ben Mickuleit announced last week that the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District's new extrication equipment has arrived. “This is a really exciting time for us,” Mickuleit said. more »»

Longtime islander relocates

September 21, 2016 Imelda Antoni “Toni” Logan Piggott has lived on Matlacha Island for nearly 20 years. On Friday, Sept. more »»

Gulf Coast Kayak helps clean up estuary

September 21, 2016 Early Saturday morning, Boy Scouts and their families began arriving at Gulf Coast Kayak for the annual International Coastal Cleanup. more »»



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