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New Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregiver support group for Pine Island

October 4, 2018 The newly released 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report indicates that 5.7 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease. more »»

Harry Chapin Food Bank launches new mobile pantry on Pine Island

September 26, 2018 Friday morning, the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s new emergency mobile pantry arrived at the Pine Island United Methodist Church at 5701 Pine Island Road. The truck was there from 10 a.m. to noo. more »»

M/PIFCD nets grant from Public Risk group

September 26, 2018 Last Wednesday morning, Pam Hancock from Public Risk Underwriters of Florida arrived at Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District Station #1 to present a check for $5,000 to Chief Ben Mickulei. more »»

Jim Roach: Algae blooms are worldwide problem

September 26, 2018 Jim Roach was the featured speaker at the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange meeting last Wednesday. more »»

Lee Parks & Rec to hold yard sale fundraiser Oct. 6

September 26, 2018 Lee County Parks & Recreation will hold a yard sale to benefit United Way from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the North Fort Myers Commu-nity Park, 2000 North Recreation Park Way. more »»

Home show returns to Civic Center this weekend

September 26, 2018 Are you looking to remodel your kitchen, install a new hot tub or want some storm shutters if another hurricane comes? This coming weekend, the Lee Civic Center will once again host the biggest home... more »»

Longtime Pine Island resident leaves the island

September 19, 2018 Approximately 50 people turned out at the El Pollo Rico Friday afternoon to celebrate one of Pine Island's most beloved people – Rubye Woodhead. more »»

LCMCD postpones purchase of Woodstock airstrip

September 19, 2018 Last Wednesday, Lee County Mosquito Control District commissioners decided to postpone their vote on whether to purchase Woodstock airstrip on PIne Island. more »»

Fourth bridge protest held in Matlacha

September 19, 2018 In the intense heat, with honking horns in support of their efforts, more than 50 “activists” lined at Matlacha Bridge Saturday to protest for clean water. more »»

ARC aids shelters slammed by Florence

September 19, 2018 The Animal Refuge Center has come to the rescue of animals housed in a shelter overwhelmed with need as Hurricane Florence approached the Carolinas. more »»

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 »»



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