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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 »»

M/PIFCD issues temporary burn ban

April 26, 2017 Fire Chief Ben Mickuleit announced Friday that the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District has issued a temporary burn ban with the intent to limit fire hazards within the district during the... more »»

Legion presents check to Beacon of HOPE

April 26, 2017 Last week, Commander Tom Lewis of the American Legion Post #136 presented a check for $1,000 to the Beacon of HOPE. more »»

Rare smalltooth sawfish caught on Sanibel Island

April 26, 2017 A donated tagging expedition raffle prize turned into an experience a local shark researcher will never forget. more »»

Bryan Lee to return to Seven Seas Dock Party

April 19, 2017 This Sunday, April 23, from 1-5 p.m. Sandbar Productions will hold a "Dock Party" at Seven Seas Bait and Tackle featuring Bryan Lee aka, "Braille Blues Daddy. more »»

Pine Island Cares offers health advice for vets

April 19, 2017 The Beacon of HOPE's "Pine Island Cares" meeting included two speakers: Dr. more »»

Friends of the Library honors the late Robley Greilick

April 19, 2017 Wednesday evening, about two dozen island residents arrived at the meeting room of the Pine Island Public Library for a reception to honor the late Robley Greilick. more »»



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