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Golisano Children’s Hospital officially opens

May 17, 2017 By MEGHAN McCOY The first patient to cross the threshold of the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida took place shortly after 8:30 a.m. more »»

Gopher tortoise moves in at Pine Island Library

May 17, 2017 The Pine Island Library has been busy with end of season Friends’ activities and preparing for the Summer Reading program. And there is a new addition to the library property … a gopher tortoise. more »»

M/PIFCD settlement proposal 'gutted' by Cape Coral

May 12, 2017 ?The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District received a response last week from the city of Cape Coral on its proposed settlement of an annexation challenge. more »»

Ballfield officially named

May 10, 2017 Approximately 75 people arrived at the Pine Island Elementary School baseball field to celebrate the naming of the field “Coach ­­Andy Harley Field. more »»

SWOT report discussed at Civic meeting

May 10, 2017 Tuesday night, May 2, the Greater Pine Island Civic Association was provided update on the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) report presented by BJM President Joe Mazurkiewic. more »»

JPs Duo to perform Jim Morris tribute show at Bert's

May 10, 2017 Today, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., JPs Duo will appear at Bert's Bar and Grill to perform a number of songs from the pair's former bandmate Jim Morris. more »»

Water storage bill goes to the governor

May 10, 2017 The Florida House passed a bill last Tuesday that’s a step in the right direction for “Send the Water South” advocates. more »»

Osterhout traps baby feral hogs

May 10, 2017 Originally from upper Michigan, "Trapper" Ken Osterhout came to Pine Island in 1984 with his parents, working various jobs over the years as a maintenance man on Useppa Island, commercial fisherman... more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Observation status in the hospital – look out

May 10, 2017 If you stay in a hospital overnight or even two days, you may be considered an outpatien. more »»

May 13 food drive helps fill shelves at Pine Island Food Pantry

May 3, 2017 Next Saturday, May 13, is "Stamp Out Hunger" national Postal Service food drive day. more »»

Answers to annexation resolution coming

May 3, 2017 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District is awaiting a response from the city of Cape Coral on its proposed settlement of an annexation challeng. more »»

M/PIFCD celebrates new trucks

May 3, 2017 Saturday morning, Pine Islanders arrived at the Matlacha /Pine Island Fire Control District Station #1 to celebrate placing two new trucks into servic. more »»

Island fire department has long, rich history

May 3, 2017 In the years before 1955, one of the most feared dangers to Pine Island/Matlacha residents was fire. People were almost helpless to fight fires because Pine Island didn't have a fire departmen. more »»

May is melanoma awareness month

May 3, 2017 One in five Americans will reportedly be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells, according to the American Academy of Dermatolog. more »»

Overflow of support for woman injured helping crash victim

May 3, 2017 When Danielle Haggman was in high school and she saw someone bully another person, she stood up to the bully and looked out for the victim. more »»

Area safety concern

May 3, 2017 The raccoons who live behind Topps Market and Bay Oaks have been called a nuisance, but now they’re a public health concern. more »»

Pine Island community pools closed Saturday

April 28, 2017 The San Carlos, North Fort Myers, Pine Island and Lehigh Acres community pools will be closed Saturday, April 29. Staffers from the pools have been assigned to the water safety team for the annual U. more »»

DL Havlin’s eighth book published

April 26, 2017 Local author DL Havlin will release his 8th published book at Matlacha Menagerie Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The title of his latest book is "The Bait Ma. more »»

Baseball field to be named after long-time coach

April 26, 2017 The public is invited to a dedication ceremony Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m., at the baseball field at Pine Island Elementary School. more »»

Knights of Columbus presents $2,552 to Pine Island Elementary

April 26, 2017 Last Tuesday morning, Louis Ramos, grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, presented a check for $2,552 to Steve Hook, principal of Pine Island Elementary School. more »»



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