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Firefighter Davis promoted to engineer

April 19, 2017 On April 5, the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District promoted firefighter Matthew Davis to engineer. Davis has been "acting engineer" for the last 8 years. more »»

Tiger shrimp caught near Pine Island

April 19, 2017 A Bokeelia shrimp fisherman, Steve Poppell, caught a foot-long Asian tiger shrimp in Lee County waters last Tuesday. Asian tiger shrimp are an invasive species in Florida waters. more »»

Hookers present check to Beacon of HOPE

April 19, 2017 Last Monday night, April 10, the Matlacha Hookers presented a check to the Beacon of HOPE for its Seniors Programs. more »»

Beacon opens ‘Center of Excellence’

April 12, 2017 Last Thursday evening, the new "Center of Excellence" at the Beacon of HOPE was on display during a special open house. more »»

Pieces of history

April 12, 2017 Pine Island residents may have noticed a fleet of flatbed trucks carrying 15 huge concrete blocks to their new home Saturday in St. James City. more »»

Easter Egg Hunt, Matlacha style, set for Lovegrove Gallery

April 12, 2017 This Saturday, April 15, from 8:30-10 a.m., the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens in Matlacha. Children 10 years old and younger may participate. more »»

‘Watercolors Gala’ raises $20,000

April 12, 2017 Over 150 people attended the first annual “Watercolors Gala” Sunday, April 2, at the St. James City Civic Association Community Center to benefit the Matlacha Civic Association Environ-mental F. more »»

Wood provides incorporation update for GPICA

April 12, 2017 Between 45 and 50 people attended the Greater Pine Island Civic Association meeting last Tuesday night. GPICA President Roger Wood provided a progress report on incorporating Pine Island and Matlacha. more »»

LeTendre new historian at Museum of the Islands

April 12, 2017 Dennis LeTendre is the new historian at the Museum of the Islands, according to MOTI President Rebeca Brown. LeTendre has traveled the world exploring and on business. more »»

Calusa Land Trust holds work/fun party at Dobbs Preserve

April 12, 2017 The Calusa Land Trust held its monthly work/fun party Saturday at the Dobbs Preserve. Volunteers began arriving before 9 a.m. on the cool morning to clear the trail of exotic invasive plants. more »»

2017 Best of Pine Island winners announced

April 12, 2017 The residents of Pine Island have spoken – the ballots have been counted – and the winners of the Eagle's Best of Pine Island 2017 have been determine. more »»

Charlotte Shores waterline upgrade update provided

April 12, 2017 In January 2017, the Greater Pine Island Water Association contracted with Stevens and Layton to install new 8- and 4-inch PVC water mains, 128 water services up to the water meter and 13 fire... more »»

Breast Health Caravan to visit Beacon of HOPE April this Monday

April 12, 2017 The Breast Health Caravan will be at the Beacon of HOPE Monday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Beacon of HOPE is at 5090 Doug Taylor Circle (behind SunTrust Bank), St. James City. more »»

‘Quilts of Valor’

April 5, 2017 Volunteers at Pine Island Cove last Monday honored six World War II veterans with "Quilts of Valor. more »»

Macomber’s ‘Reader Rendezvous’ attracts a crowd

April 5, 2017 They came by car, they came by boat, they came by bicycle and they even came by golf cart to Pine Island author Robert Macomber's annual "Reader Rendezvous" party at Woody's Saturday. more »»

Nation-wide high school arts competition under way

April 5, 2017 Each spring the members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nationwide high school visual art competition known as "The Artistic Discovery Contest'. more »»

Golisano Children’s Hospital to open May 10

April 5, 2017 A sea of bright colors, beautiful photographs of either patients or the staff’s children, floor greeters, kid-friendly spaces and a great deal of privacy for families encompass the new Golisano... more »»

Dr. Watson’s Spirits fundraiser for Pine Island Food Pantry raises $2,265

April 5, 2017 Dr. Watson’s Spirits held a fundraiser to benefit the Pine Island Food Pantry Saturday, March 25. more »»

Local lawmakers urged to support fracking ban

April 5, 2017 The crowd was small, but the dozen or so who attended a quickly-called anti-fracking rally in Cape Coral Friday were all avid, carrying signs and demanding action be taken on the controversial metho... more »»

A room with a view

April 5, 2017 When Specialist Tiana Ruano returned from her first-ever deployment to Kuwait, the first thing she wanted to do was go to Fort Myers Beach. The 21-year-old of Lehigh Acres signed up for the U.. more »»



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