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County accepts $5.2 million BP Oil settlement offer

July 22, 2015 There is now financial closure on the Lee County level to a Gulf oil spill that occurred more than five years ago off the coast of Louisiana and resulted in the worst maritime environmental disaster... more »»

Garden Brothers Circus returning to Lee Civic Center this Friday

July 22, 2015 The numerous circuses that come to the Lee Civic Center annually always bring out a good crowd. more »»

Ex-Army Blackhawk pilot now flying for Mosquito Control

July 22, 2015 Rita Maiss never thought she’d get hired to fly for the Lee County Mosquito Control District, but not because she’s a woman. more »»

MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair this weekend

July 15, 2015 After months of planning and right in time for harvest season, the annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair will be held at the German American Social Club. more »»

Gov. Scott announces $2.4 million in environmental spending for Lee County

July 15, 2015 Gov. Rick Scott stopped at Pineland Marina Tuesday to tout more than $2.4 million in environmental funding for Lee County before a small group of supporters. more »»

Zoning change request made for former Cracker Cafe/Flatheads location

July 15, 2015 Lee County has issued a "Notice to Surrounding Property owners" near the former Cracker Cafe/Flatheads business located at 13924 Stringfellow Road on Pine Islan. more »»

Planning under way for Hookers fishing tourney

July 15, 2015 The Matlacha Hookers, a 501c3 women’s organization, will be hosting its17th Annual Fishing Tournament & Derby Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Olde Fish House and Marina & Restaurant in Matlacha. more »»

Hiding in plain sight

July 15, 2015 Odds are usually heavily stacked against an infant in the wild, but try doing it by being the size of a human's thumb and weighing approximately three pennies worth. more »»

American Legion installs new officers

July 15, 2015 Last Monday night, the American Legion Post 136 hall was filled nearly to capacity as the officers for 2015-2016 were installed. more »»

David Lee Root Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament July 17-18

July 8, 2015 Islanders can help support the Trauma Center at Lee Memorial Hospital by participating in the 12th annual David Lee Root Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament. Debbie and Dave Root lost their son, David Jr. more »»

Islanders get ready for hurricane season

July 8, 2015 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District and the Lee County Emergency Operation Center held their annual Hurricane Education Seminar at United Methodist Church Monday night, June 29. more »»

Legion's July 4th Parade attracts a large crowd

July 8, 2015 Spectators began lining up along Stringfellow Road before 8 a.m. Saturday. By 10 a.m. more »»

Aging With Independence returns to Beacon of H.O.P.E.

July 8, 2015 On two alternate Fridays, July 17 and July 31, the Beacon of H.O.P.E. will present “Aging With Independence” at its new building at 5090 Doug Taylor Circle, St. James Cit. more »»

New bins pay off in island, area recycling efforts

July 8, 2015 The large wheeled carts North Fort Myers and Pine Island residents received over the winter to increase recycling have already produced big dividends. more »»

18-year-old musical ‘veteran’

July 8, 2015 Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz have been a Southwest Florida band for four year. more »»

'Old E20' returns to Pine Island

July 1, 2015 “Old E20” returned home to Pine Island Wednesday afternoon. Old E20 is a fire engine that served Pine Island/Matlacha for 26 year. more »»

Legion making final plans for 4th parade

July 1, 2015 On Saturday, July 4, American Legion Post #136 will sponsor the annual Independence Day parade to celebrate the birthday of America. Everyone is invited to participate. more »»

Missing island landmark turns up

July 1, 2015 Heading west on Pine Island Road, in front of the Bridgewater Inn, islanders and visitors are greeted by a “welcome” sign alerting them that “Island Time Begins Here. more »»

Pool party officially kicks off summer

July 1, 2015 Approximately 75 people turned out last Friday evening for the Kiwanis “kick-off-to-summer” pool party at the Pine island Community Pool. more »»

Conservationists cry foul on Amendment 1 funding

July 1, 2015 Florida voters have been betrayed. At least that’s what former Lee County commissioner Ray Judah contends happened with passage of the state budget in the last week. more »»



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