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CROW begins cleaning the property of Hurricane Irma damage

September 20, 2017 The staff at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife has begun cleanup efforts after Hurricane Irma left itys mark on the hospital property. CROW Hospital Director Dr. more »»

Food, water, ice available at Pine Island Food Pantry

September 14, 2017 The Pine Island Food Pantry at the Life Center of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Bokeelia will be providing food all day today to islanders in nee. more »»

Irma leaves island powerless

September 13, 2017 Hurricane Irma whipped through Pine Island Sunday, its Category 2-strength winds toppling trees, crunching carports, falling fences and leaving lots of debris. more »»

Nam Jam event postponed

September 13, 2017 The Nam Jam event originally scheduled for this weekend at the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers has been postponed until Sunday, Oct. 22. more »»

Yard Dog Charlie’s Labor Day BBQ and Food Pantry Supply Drive a hit

September 12, 2017 Shortly before 2 p.m. on Labor Day, Woody's began to fill with people for Yard Dog Charlie's annual food drive show. “I'm really happy with the turnout so far,” Yard Dog Charlie (Kuchler) sai. more »»

Shell Factory to present Nam Jam veterans event

September 12, 2017 (Editor's Note: Due to the ongoing efforts to recover from the passing of Hurricane Irma, the Nam Jam event at the Shell Factory has been postponed until Sunday, Oct. more »»

CROW still caring for young river otters

September 12, 2017 Four of the six otters that have called CROW home since the beginning of the year are doing well — practicing catching live prey and enjoying enrichment activities. more »»

Florida native to play Island Hopper Songwriter Festival

September 12, 2017 This year’s Island Hopper Songwriter Festival will attract nearly 80 artists to Southwest Florida who have written songs for popular artists and musicians. more »»

Lee County Solid Waste to suspend garbage collections

September 7, 2017 Friday, Sept. 8, will be the last day for all regularly scheduled garbage, yard waste, bulky waste and recycling collections. There will be no collections Saturday. more »»

Lee County announces mandatory evacuations

September 7, 2017 Lee County has announced evacuations planned for Friday. more »»

Pine Island sailor Zachary Robertson comes home

August 30, 2017 Last Tuesday evening Aug. 22, Sheryl and Mike Robertson held a homecoming party for their son, U.S. Navy Fire Controlman First Class Zachary “Zak” Robertson. The day before, Monday, Au. more »»

Playhouse presents ‘Middle School Crohnies’

August 30, 2017 According to local weather reports, Pine Island received nearly 20 inches of rain between Friday and Sunday, but, “The show must go on,” Pine Island Playhouse director Nichole Pichon sai. more »»

Kate Keys Band to play Bert's Bar

August 30, 2017 This Thursday, Aug. 31, The Kate Keys Band, out of Englewood, Florida, will be performing live at Bert's Bar and Grill starting at 7 p.m. more »»

Dog rescued by Lehigh Acres shelter among ‘American Hero Dog’ competitors

August 30, 2017 When you consider where Abigail, a one-year-old pitbull mix, was just a few months ago, it’s a wonder she’s even alive, never mind in a wonderful home. more »»

Republican Museum of Southwest Florida opens

August 30, 2017 It’s been called The Grand Olde Party (GOP) and the Party of Lincoln, and with the opening of a facility dedicated to the history of the Republican Party, people will get a chance to learn why. more »»

ALDI opens store on Pine Island Road in Cape

August 30, 2017 Area residents can now shop for groceries in a new store. more »»

Islander pens book chronicling her mom’s life

August 23, 2017 By ED FRANKS When Pine Island resident Robin Anne Griffiths' mother Iva Mae Treadway passed away, one of her duties was to go through her mother's belonging. more »»

Lee Civic Center hosts top citrus growers

August 23, 2017 Thousands from the citrus industry throughout Florida gathered at the Lee Civic Center last week for the 26th annual Citrus Expo where they got the opportunity to see what’s new and talk about some... more »»

Medicare 101 seminar held at American Legion

August 23, 2017 Thursday morning about 15 - 20 people arrived at the St. James City American Legion Post #136 for the third annual Medicare educational seminar and lunch. Insurance Options Inc. more »»

CROW’s newest animal ambassador is a great horned owl

August 23, 2017 Although the training was a long, at times sort of scary, road, CROW rehabber Breanna Frankel said she could not imagine it any other way, as she looked at a great horned owl perched at the Visitor... more »»



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