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Pine Island Junior Olympics -- the making of an island institution

February 6, 2020 Mike Shevlin recalls having become a member of the Kiwanis Club around 1981. more »»

Great weather, food, music make ClamJam 2020 a success

February 6, 2020 It's no secret that the outcome of any outdoor event is going to be largely dictated by the weather. more »»

Paul and Nichole Pichon changing lives with the Pilot Program

January 29, 2020 According to Paul and Nichole Pichon, whether you are a fearless leader now or hope one day you will be, it has, or will, cost someone a substantial amount of their time to help get you there, at th... more »»

Calling all mermaids: Bert's parade Feb. 8

January 29, 2020 The Parade of Mermaids began at Bert's Bar and Grill as a kick-off for the “Pirate Ball,” a fundraiser for breast cancer. Deb Cole of Pinebay Gallery adopted it as her baby, almost immediately. more »»

Grown up Islanders: Spotlight on Derrick Stearns and Darsey Stearns-Smith

January 29, 2020 Just after graduating high school and getting married in the 1970s, Darsey Stearns-Smith and Derrick Stearns’ parents, Scott and Elsie Stearns, headed to Useppa Island. more »»

Cutting Ties Hair Salon sets Feb. 14 Grand Opening

January 29, 2020 Dottie Manning has been in the business of making people look as good as they possibly can for as long as she can remember. more »»

Candlelighters a big help to many on the islands

January 29, 2020 After her three-year-old daughter Erin was diagnosed with cancer, Klaire Snell-Baker founded an organization called Candlelighters, based on a lack of resources in the community geared toward helpin... more »»

Islander Cathy Eagle has a special relationship with animals

January 22, 2020 Cathy Eagle grew up with an instinct for animals, which she believes has to do with her Native American heritage, as she is part Chippewa. more »»

Bokeelia resident honored for work in classroom

January 22, 2020 George Miller built a 33-year career teaching high school students mathematics. Since the spring of 2005, however, fifth-graders have taken a place beside him at Pine Island Elementar. more »»

Wellness studio opens on Pine Island Road

January 22, 2020 Tim Shevlin has a passion for total wellness. Though most people associate the very word with their physical body, according to Shevlin, it's much more than that. more »»

Lee School District gives nod to ‘proximity’ plan

January 22, 2020 The School District of Lee County will explore a redistricting plan that would keep elementary school students a little closer to home. more »»

Greenleaf: Pine Island has large population of pileated woodpeckers

January 22, 2020 According to Catherine Greenleaf, director of St. more »»

Island native Dale Wagner does the near impossible

January 15, 2020 When Dale Wagner was growing up on a farm in Pine Island, he had no idea that tinkering with engines and piecing boats together would one day lead him right into space. more »»

McGuire local spokesperson for Women’s March

January 15, 2020 The worldwide Women’s March began Jan. 21, 2017, covering the globe from Paris to Hong Kong. more »»

Spotlight on Grown up Islanders: Steve Honc

January 15, 2020 If you find yourself on the island side of the Matlacha Bridge, you’ve likely heard of the Honc family. In 1914, Steve Honc’s great grandfather, Vince Honc Sr. more »»

Miceli’s presents check to From Our Hearts

January 15, 2020 Mary Scott, one of the founding members of From Our Hearts, a local organization that helps women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, was presented with a check for $2,800 from Miceli’s... more »»

Wine Whisperer Greenfield to host wine tasting at Elks Lodge Saturday

January 14, 2020 Jerry Greenfield, The Wine Whisperer, is an experienced wine educator and presenter. more »»

Hibiscus Hybrid Plant Sale to be held at Salvation Army

January 8, 2020 Stop by Salvation Army for the opportunity to purchase a hybrid hibiscus plant during the James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society sixth sal. more »»

Church thrift store grand re-opening Friday

January 8, 2020 A grand re-opening of the Pine Island Community Church Thrift Store will take place this weekend, complete with an opening reception of Mel Meo's artwork. more »»

Macdonald to present lecture on Florida’s Pioneer Women

January 8, 2020 Dr. Peggy Macdonald will present a program on "Florida Female Pioneers" today, Jan. 8, at Pine Island United Methodist Church. The program, which begins at 6:30 p.m. more »»



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