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Red tide brings red ink: Losses in the millions

September 19, 2018 The trickle-down effect of the blue-green algae and red tide events has moved through Southwest Florida businesses just as water releases have moved down the Caloosahatchee. more »»

Despite rule changes, great turnout for Low Key Tiki Redfish Challenge

September 12, 2018 Low Key Tiki held its 8th annual Redfish Challenge over the weekend under unusual circumstances. No one was permitted to keep their fish. more »»

GPICA discusses water quality, airstrip update

September 12, 2018 The Greater Pine Island Civic Association invited Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani to its meeting last week to discuss the water quality issues Southwest Florida has recently been facing. more »»

Still paying the price: Hurricane Irma

September 12, 2018 On Sept 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall over Florida, taking with it the lives of 84 people statewide, leaving millions without power and hundreds of thousands with property damag. more »»

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 12, 2018 It’s often difficult to see how one truly feels on the inside. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, with Monday as World Suicide Prevention Day. more »»

Two World War II veterans recall their experiences

September 5, 2018 Long-time Pine Island residents Ed Snyder and Wilber Riepel both served in the Army Air Corps during World War II — Snyder in the 8th Air Force and Riepel in the 43rd Air Force. more »»

Fire district concerned about planned 7-Eleven

September 5, 2018 On Thursday, Aug. 9, the Lee County Hearing Examiner heard the rezoning proposal for the new 7-Eleven on Pine Island Road. more »»

Island blood drive is tribute to first responders

September 5, 2018 This Thursday, Sept. 6, the Blue Dog Restaurant and Barnhill Market are co-hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. more »»

Lee School District adopts no-bags policy

September 5, 2018 To further protect students, staff and spectators, the Lee County School District implemented a new policy this week that prohibits bringing bookbags, backpacks, duffel bags, or large purses into... more »»

Fischer wins District 1, six other school board candidates move forward

September 5, 2018 Mary Fischer won District 1 for the Lee County School Board last Tuesday night, and six other candidates in three races move forward to the General Election in November. There were 12,578 (10. more »»

Islander Marty Ambrose's latest is the beginning of a trilogy

August 29, 2018 Marty Ambrose, author of five Mango Bay Mysteries, has turned her attention from local murder mystery to historical fiction with her newest release, “Claire's Last Secret. more »»

Water quality protest held at Matlacha Bridge

August 29, 2018 Following a successful protest three weeks ago, a Pine Island advocacy group was looking to continue to make water quality in Southwest Florida the key issue with another protest along the Matlacha... more »»

County modifies Conservation 20/20 land acquisition criteria

August 29, 2018 After more than two dozen speakers asked Lee County commissioners to weigh in against a staff-tendered plan to modify the Conservation 20/20 land acquisition process, the elected board approved a... more »»

NAACP, Lee school district reach accord

August 29, 2018 The Lee County Florida Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Lee County School District reached an agreement last week, resulting in NAACP dropping a civi... more »»

Yucatan Waterfront Restaurant officially opens in Matlacha

August 22, 2018 Last Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Yucatan Waterfront Restaurant in Matlacha joined the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce to hold its Grand Opening ribbon-cutting. more »»

Court of Appeals sets oral argument in annexation suit

August 22, 2018 The annexation lawsuit filed by the Matlacha Civic Association against the city of Cape Coral took a step forward last week when the Court of Appeals scheduled a hearing for Oct. 17, 2018. more »»

Early voting under way across county

August 22, 2018 Early voting for the Aug. 28 Primary Election began Saturday and runs through Aug. 25 at 10 locations across Lee County. The closest locations for Pine Island voters are in Cape Coral. more »»

Hurricane Irma-killed ‘zombie trees’ posing threat across Southwest Florida

August 22, 2018 Residents across all of Southwest Florida are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma that blew through almost one year ago. more »»

Congressman Rooney brings federal, state officials to see toxic blooms

August 22, 2018 Paradise Marina in North Fort Myers sounds like it should be a pretty Floridian place to visit. more »»

Boat left near Matlacha Community Park removed

August 15, 2018 Thursday afternoon, an abandoned 32-foot sailboat was removed from the boat ramps at Matlacha Community Park. more »»



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