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DL Havlin’s eighth book published

April 26, 2017 Local author DL Havlin will release his 8th published book at Matlacha Menagerie Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The title of his latest book is "The Bait Ma. more »»

Baseball field to be named after long-time coach

April 26, 2017 The public is invited to a dedication ceremony Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m., at the baseball field at Pine Island Elementary School. more »»

Knights of Columbus presents $2,552 to Pine Island Elementary

April 26, 2017 Last Tuesday morning, Louis Ramos, grand knight of the Knights of Columbus, presented a check for $2,552 to Steve Hook, principal of Pine Island Elementary School. more »»

M/PIFCD issues temporary burn ban

April 26, 2017 Fire Chief Ben Mickuleit announced Friday that the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District has issued a temporary burn ban with the intent to limit fire hazards within the district during the... more »»

Legion presents check to Beacon of HOPE

April 26, 2017 Last week, Commander Tom Lewis of the American Legion Post #136 presented a check for $1,000 to the Beacon of HOPE. more »»

Rare smalltooth sawfish caught on Sanibel Island

April 26, 2017 A donated tagging expedition raffle prize turned into an experience a local shark researcher will never forget. more »»

Bryan Lee to return to Seven Seas Dock Party

April 19, 2017 This Sunday, April 23, from 1-5 p.m. Sandbar Productions will hold a "Dock Party" at Seven Seas Bait and Tackle featuring Bryan Lee aka, "Braille Blues Daddy. more »»

Pine Island Cares offers health advice for vets

April 19, 2017 The Beacon of HOPE's "Pine Island Cares" meeting included two speakers: Dr. more »»

Friends of the Library honors the late Robley Greilick

April 19, 2017 Wednesday evening, about two dozen island residents arrived at the meeting room of the Pine Island Public Library for a reception to honor the late Robley Greilick. more »»

Firefighter Davis promoted to engineer

April 19, 2017 On April 5, the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District promoted firefighter Matthew Davis to engineer. Davis has been "acting engineer" for the last 8 years. more »»

Tiger shrimp caught near Pine Island

April 19, 2017 A Bokeelia shrimp fisherman, Steve Poppell, caught a foot-long Asian tiger shrimp in Lee County waters last Tuesday. Asian tiger shrimp are an invasive species in Florida waters. more »»

Hookers present check to Beacon of HOPE

April 19, 2017 Last Monday night, April 10, the Matlacha Hookers presented a check to the Beacon of HOPE for its Seniors Programs. more »»

Beacon opens ‘Center of Excellence’

April 12, 2017 Last Thursday evening, the new "Center of Excellence" at the Beacon of HOPE was on display during a special open house. more »»

Pieces of history

April 12, 2017 Pine Island residents may have noticed a fleet of flatbed trucks carrying 15 huge concrete blocks to their new home Saturday in St. James City. more »»

Easter Egg Hunt, Matlacha style, set for Lovegrove Gallery

April 12, 2017 This Saturday, April 15, from 8:30-10 a.m., the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens in Matlacha. Children 10 years old and younger may participate. more »»

‘Watercolors Gala’ raises $20,000

April 12, 2017 Over 150 people attended the first annual “Watercolors Gala” Sunday, April 2, at the St. James City Civic Association Community Center to benefit the Matlacha Civic Association Environ-mental F. more »»

Wood provides incorporation update for GPICA

April 12, 2017 Between 45 and 50 people attended the Greater Pine Island Civic Association meeting last Tuesday night. GPICA President Roger Wood provided a progress report on incorporating Pine Island and Matlacha. more »»

LeTendre new historian at Museum of the Islands

April 12, 2017 Dennis LeTendre is the new historian at the Museum of the Islands, according to MOTI President Rebeca Brown. LeTendre has traveled the world exploring and on business. more »»

Calusa Land Trust holds work/fun party at Dobbs Preserve

April 12, 2017 The Calusa Land Trust held its monthly work/fun party Saturday at the Dobbs Preserve. Volunteers began arriving before 9 a.m. on the cool morning to clear the trail of exotic invasive plants. more »»

 
 

 

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