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Vote-By-Mail efforts begin in earnest

October 10, 2018 Roughly 140,000 Vote-By-Mail ballots were placed in the mail Friday for the November General Election, with an expected arrival before the end of next week. more »»

Fall means flu season is here

October 10, 2018 As we head into the final months of 2018, the chances of contracting the flu become a greater possibility. more »»

First seasonal celebration held in St. James City, Saturday

October 4, 2018 St. James held its inaugural golf cart parade Saturday. The theme was 'Your favorite football team – professional or college. more »»

Garden Club donates $1,000 to school

October 4, 2018 The Pine island Garden Club donated $1,000 to Pine Island Elementary School for an edible garden last Thursday. Edible gardens are becoming a popular way to educate children about the foods they eat. more »»

Pine Island students create ‘Magnificent Bird Pastels’

October 4, 2018 Ten Pine Island students gathered at the Pine Island Library Saturday for the third and final two-hour class “Magnificent Bird Pastels.” Local artist Zan Lombardo conducted the classe. more »»

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 »»



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