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Smiths recognized for CLT donation

March 14, 2018 Last Tuesday evening three members of the Smith family joined former Calusa Land Trust president John Kendall to recognize their land donation to the trust. more »»

Wickes' painting featured in Alliance juried show

March 7, 2018 Pine Island resident and well known artist Dianne "Greenwoman" Wickes' painting "Tarpon Inn" has been selected as an entry in the Fort Myers Alliance for the Arts all juried art show. more »»

Emergency responders receive Phoenix Awards

March 7, 2018 By ED FRANKS efranks@breezenewspapers.com Last Wednesday night, the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department awarded 8 Phoenix Awards to the personnel responsible for saving the life of St. more »»

Saltwater Smokehouse, Beacon team up for fundraiser

March 7, 2018 Last Friday, the Saltwater Smokehouse presented a check for $750 to the Beacon of HOPE. The money was raised from the first annual "Food for Thought" fundraiser held at the restaurant. more »»

Pine Island Elementary makes donation to Kiwanis

March 7, 2018 At the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island meeting last week, Pine Island Elementary Principal Steve Hook presented a check for $256 to the Kiwani. more »»

Author J.M. Barlow at Pine Island Cove March 17

March 7, 2018 Next Saturday, March 17, J.M. Barlow, author of "He Should be Dead – a true story of murders and miracles," will be at Pine Island Cove Clubhouse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Great Calusa Rubber Duck race is March 3

February 28, 2018 The Calusa Land Trust's 20th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race will be held this Saturday, March 3, at Low Key Tiki in St. James City. The festivities will begin at noo. more »»

MCA discusses flood insurance, incorporation

February 28, 2018 The Matlacha Civic Association held its monthly meeting last Wednesday night. more »»

Couple donates meteorite to PIE

February 28, 2018 Meteorite hunters Tim and Patricia Heitz of Bokeelia donated a 5,800 year old meteorite to Pine Island Elementary School Thursday morning. more »»

Legion Auxiliary holds golf benefit

February 28, 2018 The American Legion Auxiliary of St. James City hosted its annual “One Hole Over the Pond” golf outing to benefit veterans on Saturday. more »»

13-year-old Summerlin Williams to perform at Bert's Bar and Grill

February 28, 2018 This Sunday March 4, 13-year-old Summerlin Williams will perform for her first time at Bert's Bar and Grill in Matlacha. The show starts at 3:30 p.m. more »»

Bert’s annual Parade of Mermaids attracts record number of entries

February 28, 2018 Bert’s Parade of Mermaids made a big splash in Matlacha on Friday, Feb. 9, with a record-breaking 42 “mer” costume entries. more »»

Local musician creates unique instrument

February 21, 2018 “Fiddlin’” Fred Mayer has been returning to Pine Island since 2013 and performing at several venues with his five-string viola. Today, he's here building an instrument he calls a monokotra. more »»

Hookers receive funds, make donation to PIE

February 21, 2018 The Matlacha Hookers held its monthly meeting last Monday night at the American Legion and more than 100 Hookers were presen. more »»

Matlacha Hookers host ‘groovy’ wine tasting at Alden Pines

February 21, 2018 About 200 people attended the Matlacha Hookers 6th annual wine tasting Sunday afternoon at Alden Pines Country Club. This year's theme was "Peace, Love and Wine" — remembering the '60s and '70s. more »»

Garden Club Gala attracts large crowd

February 21, 2018 The Pine Island Garden Club held its17th annual Garden Club Gala Saturday at Phillips Park. Cars lined Stringfellow Road and every side street within walking distance. more »»

‘Zen Day’ at Sweeney’s SOS Saturday

February 21, 2018 Patti Sweeney, owner of Sweeney's SOS, a natural soap and skincare shop in Bokeelia, has announced "Zen Day" on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sweeney opened her shop in September 2016. more »»

Raymond ‘Bud’ Rose has many interesting stories to tell

February 21, 2018 You never know who you’ll meet at the Pine Island Community Pool. In early February, a friendly and charming World War II veteran introduced himself to a small group of frequent pool visitors. more »»

Hookers catches up with scholarship recipients

February 21, 2018 Each spring, the Matlacha Hookers award college scholarships to deserving students who meet the qualifications and complete an application. more »»

Matlacha Hookers annual wine tasting event Sunday

February 14, 2018 This Sunday, Feb. 18, from 2-5 p.m., the Matlacha Hookers will host its annual wine tasting event at Alden Pines Country Club. “We're calling it 'Peace, Love and Wine',” Madam Julia Simpson said. more »»

 
 

 

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