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Resident’s grandson commissioned lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps

June 7, 2017 James Ward, grandson of Pine Island resident Ron Ward, graduated from Columbia University on May 17 and was commissioned a U.S. Marine lieutenant the following day. more »»

‘Near average’ or ‘above normal’ season?

June 7, 2017 National forecasters are anticipating anywhere from average activity to an above-normal season, depending on the source. Dr. Philip Klotzbach and Dr. Michael M. more »»

Battle on the Blueway set for this Saturday

June 7, 2017 Kayakers, surf skiers and standup paddleboarders will all have the chance to race for the finish. more »»

Graduation celebrations held at Pine Island Elementary

May 31, 2017 Pine Island Elementary School Principal Steve Hook kicked off the first of four graduation celebrations Tuesday afternoon with the kindergartners. more »»

PIE scores among highest on Florida Standards test

May 31, 2017 By MEGHAN McCOY mmcoy@breezenewspapers.com Pine Island Elementary School was among Lee County’s highest scoring public schools on the Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts test. more »»

Century 21 Sunbelt Realty opens new satellite office on island

May 31, 2017 Thursday afternoon, the Century 21 Sunbelt Realty team assembled at its new satellite office on Matlacha for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. more »»

Best Of winners awarded at dinner

May 31, 2017 Last Monday night, the Pine Island Eagle held its annual dinner at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House for the "Best of Pine Island" winners. more »»

Elks donate $2,000 to Beacon Bites

May 31, 2017 Last Tuesday, Lee Wilbur, vice president of the Greater Pine Island Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, presented a check for $2,000 to Beacon of HOPE President Elsie Stearn. more »»

When is the best time to go shelling?

May 31, 2017 Although January, February and March are some of the best months to go shelling on Sanibel and Captiva, Stefanie Wolf, a marine biologist at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, said that... more »»

Fire district ‘pins’ six new members

May 24, 2017 Surrounded by family members and friends, six members of the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District received their official service badges during a special ceremony last week at Our Lady of... more »»

Mango queen says thanks for a wonderful year

May 24, 2017 The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce named the new Mango Queen at its monthly card exchange meeting Wednesday night at Lazy Flamingo. The Mango Queen for 2017 is Jessica Pott. more »»

32 active duty soldiers treated to fishing trip

May 24, 2017 Operation Open Arms has provided outreach to those in active service in the U.S. military in many ways. Last Wednesday, May 17, the non-profit organization was at it again, this time sending 32 U.S. more »»

Yard Dog Charlie’s 9th Annual Pine Island All American Memorial Day BBQ and Picnic and Canned Food Drive

May 24, 2017 Next Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, Woody's Waterside at 3051 Stringfellow Road in St. more »»

Memorial Day observance at the Pine Island VFW

May 24, 2017 On Memorial Day, May 29, the VFW Post 4353 of Pine Island is holding a special Memorial Day observance starting at 11 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public with lunch following the service. more »»

Olde Florida Outpost to celebrate 1st birthday, host Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest June 17

May 24, 2017 On Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Olde Florida Outpost will be celebrating its first 1st birthday party. more »»

Lee County operations make adjustments for Memorial Day

May 24, 2017 The Memorial Day holiday on May 29 will result in some closures and schedule changes for Lee County operations. more »»

Historic homes could move to Matanzas Pass

May 24, 2017 Who needs Breakfast at Tiffany’s when you could have breakfast at the beach? Lee County has been the home to many notable figures, and Fort Myers Beach could get a taste of old Hollywood fam. more »»

Jeff Abbott decorates with his creations

May 17, 2017 Approaching Jeff Abbott's house in Bokeelia, it appears like there's a big party going on. But when you get closer, what seems to be a big party is really “figure art. more »»

M/PIFCD proposal ‘gutted’ by Cape Coral

May 17, 2017 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District received a response last week from the city of Cape Coral on its proposed settlement of an annexation challenge. more »»

Matlacha Hookers award 11 ‘Hooked on Education’ scholarships

May 17, 2017 The Matlacha Hookers awarded 11 scholarships during its May 11 meeting at Sandy Hook Restaurant. Each recipient received $2,000 to be used at any post-secondary institution of their choosing. more »»

 
 

 

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