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Seawalls a big issue post-Hurricane Irma

September 27, 2017 Waterside residents around the county are reporting damaged seawalls — and as more and more reports roll in, it will take longer and longer for repairs to be done. “The people of Florida are tough. more »»

'Dolphin House' catches on fire

September 20, 2017 A house, tented last week following Hurricane Irma, caught fire Sunday. The fire broke out at the residence known locally as the Dolphin House, at 4770 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha at 1:48 p.m. more »»

Recovery begins after Hurricane Irma

September 20, 2017 Last Saturday afternoon the winds of Hurricane Irma began to affect Pine Island. more »»

MPIFDC well prepared for Hurricane Irma

September 20, 2017 As Hurricane Irma approached Pine Island the Pine Island Matlacha Fire Control District made preparations. more »»

Residents discovering special painted ‘treasures’ around the islands

September 20, 2017 According to the Facebook postings on “Pine Island Rocks,” painted rocks are being found all over Pine Island. In fact painted rocks are being found all over the country. more »»

Trump dispenses hoagies, handshakes in hurricane zone

September 20, 2017 NAPLES (AP) — President Donald Trump doled out hoagies and handshakes in the sweltering Florida heat on Thursday as he took a firsthand tour of Irma's devastation and liberally dispensed... more »»

For insurers, storms bring challenges

September 20, 2017 For area insurers, the time before and after a storm can be very hectic as policy holders call with what-do-I-do questions because, for many people, it’s the first time they’ve had to file a claim. more »»

CROW begins cleaning the property of Hurricane Irma damage

September 20, 2017 The staff at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife has begun cleanup efforts after Hurricane Irma left itys mark on the hospital property. CROW Hospital Director Dr. more »»

Food, water, ice available at Pine Island Food Pantry

September 14, 2017 The Pine Island Food Pantry at the Life Center of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Bokeelia will be providing food all day today to islanders in nee. more »»

Irma leaves island powerless

September 13, 2017 Hurricane Irma whipped through Pine Island Sunday, its Category 2-strength winds toppling trees, crunching carports, falling fences and leaving lots of debris. more »»

Nam Jam event postponed

September 13, 2017 The Nam Jam event originally scheduled for this weekend at the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers has been postponed until Sunday, Oct. 22. more »»

Yard Dog Charlie’s Labor Day BBQ and Food Pantry Supply Drive a hit

September 12, 2017 Shortly before 2 p.m. on Labor Day, Woody's began to fill with people for Yard Dog Charlie's annual food drive show. “I'm really happy with the turnout so far,” Yard Dog Charlie (Kuchler) sai. more »»

Shell Factory to present Nam Jam veterans event

September 12, 2017 (Editor's Note: Due to the ongoing efforts to recover from the passing of Hurricane Irma, the Nam Jam event at the Shell Factory has been postponed until Sunday, Oct. more »»

CROW still caring for young river otters

September 12, 2017 Four of the six otters that have called CROW home since the beginning of the year are doing well — practicing catching live prey and enjoying enrichment activities. more »»

Florida native to play Island Hopper Songwriter Festival

September 12, 2017 This year’s Island Hopper Songwriter Festival will attract nearly 80 artists to Southwest Florida who have written songs for popular artists and musicians. more »»

Lee County Solid Waste to suspend garbage collections

September 7, 2017 Friday, Sept. 8, will be the last day for all regularly scheduled garbage, yard waste, bulky waste and recycling collections. There will be no collections Saturday. more »»

Lee County announces mandatory evacuations

September 7, 2017 Lee County has announced evacuations planned for Friday. more »»

Pine Island sailor Zachary Robertson comes home

August 30, 2017 Last Tuesday evening Aug. 22, Sheryl and Mike Robertson held a homecoming party for their son, U.S. Navy Fire Controlman First Class Zachary “Zak” Robertson. The day before, Monday, Au. more »»

Playhouse presents ‘Middle School Crohnies’

August 30, 2017 According to local weather reports, Pine Island received nearly 20 inches of rain between Friday and Sunday, but, “The show must go on,” Pine Island Playhouse director Nichole Pichon sai. more »»

Kate Keys Band to play Bert's Bar

August 30, 2017 This Thursday, Aug. 31, The Kate Keys Band, out of Englewood, Florida, will be performing live at Bert's Bar and Grill starting at 7 p.m. more »»



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