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Matlacha Mariners bring popular music festival back to Pine Island

November 18, 2014 By ED FRANKS Grab your lawn chairs and beach blankets and head for the biggest outdoor party to hit Pine Island in years. more »»

Veterans Day event held at American Legion

November 18, 2014 By ED FRANKS More than 100 people gathered in the outdoor pavilion of the American Legion, Post 136, Tuesday morning to remember veterans. more »»

St. James Hobby Club donates quilts to veterans

November 18, 2014 In a matter of days, the St. James Hobby Club will be donating 23 quilts to Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. Hope Hospice is a facility that cares for veterans “when facing life's final chapter. more »»

Cafe to open soon in Matlacha

November 18, 2014 There will be a new restaurant opening on Matlacha soon. Cafe on the Bay will open in the old Toucan's Restaurant location before the end of the year. more »»

Macomber holds 12th annual ‘Readers Rendezvous’ party

November 18, 2014 Pine Island author Robert Macomber held his 12th annual “Reader Rendezvous” party, also know as the “End of Hurricane Season” party, Saturday at Woody's Waterside. more »»

Bokeelia Boat Club/Calusa Land Trust hold cleanup event

November 18, 2014 Twenty-two volunteers were ferried out to Calusa Island Preserve for a day of cleanup Saturday morning. more »»

‘Light-Up Night’ at CW Fudge Factory

November 18, 2014 CW Fudge Factory will hold its first annual “Light-Up Night” Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6-9 pm. The event is also a fund-raiser for the Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Local woman shares story of rare illness

November 18, 2014 Cape Coral resident Michelle Frazzetto has published a book about her experience as a victim of the rare and deadly Stevens Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS/TEN). more »»

Students pay tribute to vets with ceremony

November 12, 2014 Friday morning, students and staff at Pine Island Elementary School paid tribute to our veterans with a two-hour ceremony. more »»

Beacon of H.O.P.E. gets keys to new home

November 12, 2014 Thursday afternoon Beacon of H.O.P.E. Board members and a crowd of 50 celebrated the Beacon's new home with the “transfer of the keys. more »»

Island outdoor sketchers hold first session of season

November 12, 2014 A group of artists gathered under cloudless skies last week at Matlacha Park to “sketch,” paint and draw the beauty that is Southwest Florida. “This is a beautiful spot,” member Denege Patterson said. more »»

Fire chief meets with islanders

November 12, 2014 About 35 people met with the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Chief Joe Marzella Tuesday night to discuss why the millage rate increase was turned down in August. more »»

Joe Moss to perform at Bert’s Nov. 19

November 12, 2014 The Joe Moss Band will be playing a Bert's Bar & Seafood Grill Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. more »»

Library Friends’ Meet the Author series to begin

November 12, 2014 Friends of the Pine Island Library will kick-off their Meet the Author series with awarding-winning local author J.D. Daniels, with her first novel, "Through Pelican Eyes. more »»

Sick manatee pulled from Charlotte Harbor

November 12, 2014 Thursday morning a young manatee was removed from Charlotte Harbor. It is believed the male manatee is suffering the effects of red tid. more »»

Legion Ladies Auxiliary handing out poppies

November 12, 2014 Members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 136 were stationed around Pine Island over the weekend with red crepe paper poppies to raise money for veterans rehabilitation. more »»

Vandals cause damage at Pine Island Community Church

November 12, 2014 Sometime between the hours of 5 p.m. Thursday and early Friday morning, someone spread horse manure on the Pine Island Community Church building and damaged the property. more »»

Quilts-R-Us get-together at Matlacha Community Center

November 12, 2014 About 30 women got together at the Matlacha Community Center last week to work on their quilts. The group started 26 years ago in 1988. more »»

Anni Piper returns to island Nov. 16

November 12, 2014 Anni Piper, Australia’s “First Lady of the Blues” will be appearing at Bert's Bar Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. more »»

5th Annual Beacon of H.O.P.E. Holiday House Dec. 4-6

November 12, 2014 The Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s 5th annual “Holiday House of H.O.P.E.” will be held at the Tarpon Lodge from Thursday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 6. more »»



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