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Growing up fast -- eaglets entering awkward phase

April 29, 2020 Harriet and M15, the area’s most famous bald eagle pair, have seen their two offspring develop quite nicely since hatching nearly a month ago. more »»

Construction of Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir begins

April 29, 2020 Nearly two years removed from a summer that Floridians will remember for blue-green algae and toxic discharges, construction on the much-anticipated Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir began... more »»

Islander gives back to neighbors

April 22, 2020 At 21, islander Jessica Hill is taking the coronavirus pandemic a lot more seriously than many of her peers. Hill noticed many of her St. more »»

Task force talks post-distancing strategy

April 22, 2020 As we climb toward the peak of the coronavirus in the U.S., the Pine Island Task Force is steadying itself, hoping to cross the finish line in one piece. more »»

Imbasciani performing for an online audience

April 22, 2020 What is a professional performer to do in a time when performing before an audience is impossible? People's Choice Winner Mike Imbasciani has not stopped performing despite the changing tides and... more »»

Schools to remain closed, distance learning continued

April 22, 2020 Schools in Lee County will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. The School District of Lee County, based on a recommendation by Gov. more »»

Blood donations from recovered coronavirus patients sought

April 22, 2020 As of Monday April 20, Lee Health is an official site participating in the Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Stud. more »»

‘Safer Way Virtual 5K’ to benefit Lee Health Foundation

April 22, 2020 Cooped up in the house? Need a way to stretch those legs for a good cause? Cape Coral residents and beyond can tie up those shoe laces, get some fresh air (on their own) and benefit local medical... more »»

E15 establishes dominance over younger sibling

April 15, 2020 The first full week of the lives of the two eaglets being raised by North Fort Myers’ most famous eagle pair, Harriet and M15, saw what can be expected of eaglet siblings: The first-hatched eaglet... more »»

Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force bracing for peak

April 15, 2020 The Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force met again Monday, April 6, determined to increase the community’s awareness of the help, resources and information available regarding the coronavirus. more »»

Expert stresses importance of being organized during pandemic

April 15, 2020 Dr. Jim Koopman, professor emeritus of epidemiology and also the Centre for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, resides on Pine Island. more »»

Health providers: ‘Social distancing’ is flattening the curve

April 15, 2020 According to Lee Health officials, social distancing is working in our community. Lee Health President and CEO D. more »»

Lee County School District looks to allow more staffers to work remotely

April 15, 2020 School District Board Members, via Zoom, were updated Tuesday on the safety protocols taking place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Dr. more »»

Detectives seek leads in year-old missing person’s case

April 15, 2020 Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in trying to retrace the steps of a Bokeelia man who went missing more than a year ago. more »»

97.2 percent of students contact their teachers as distance learning continues

April 15, 2020 The number of students reaching out to take distance learning last week exceeded 97 percent overall, but there remains a problem with online connectivity with “thousands” still in need of hotspot... more »»

Equipping soldiers with weapons made on the home front

April 8, 2020 Pine Islander Nancy Cote, a resource specialist with the United Way, has joined a team of women in the Healing Stitches Program, who are fighting on the front lines of the war against COVID-19. more »»

Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force presses on

April 8, 2020 On Monday, March 30, the Pine Island COVID-19 Task Force held its second meeting. more »»

Fallen wall money at Cabbage Key donated to Beacon and United Way

April 8, 2020 The Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant has been a part of an amazing program for as long as Rob Wells can remember. more »»

Fire damage tally near RSW: 3,516 cars

April 8, 2020 The damage tally is in: 3,516 cars were destroyed or damaged in a fire that started Friday afternoon in an overflow parking lot at the Southwest Florida International Airpor. more »»

Lee School District indicates distance learning going well

April 8, 2020 The School District of Lee County reports that teachers were able to reach nearly 90 percent of their students overall during the first week of distance learning, a number officials say is a big... more »»



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