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ALS Ice Bucket craze comes to Pine Island

August 27, 2014 The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” is sweeping the country and what started as a fund-raising campaign has become an internet sensation raising more than $50 million. more »»

Voters reject Matlacha/Pine Island Fire District's proposal to raise tax cap

August 27, 2014 The proposed Matlacha/Pine Island Fire District millage increase was rejected by voters Tuesday by a vote of almost 2 to 1. The proposed increase to the millage cap from 3.00 to 3. more »»

Labor Day Golf Scramble set for Alden Pines

August 27, 2014 Mark your calendars: Butch and Jan's 15th Annual Labor Day Charity Golf Scramble to benefit Pine Island charities will be held Monday, Sept. 1. more »»

Fire Department holds open house

August 27, 2014 In an effort to build a stronger bond between the Pine Island community and the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department, an open house was held Saturday at the island department. more »»

Legion’s NFL Sunday starts Sept. 7

August 27, 2014 Beginning Sunday, Sept. 7, the American Legion Post 136 will begin NFL Sunday at the Legion. more »»

Mud Puppies first performance Sept. 2 at Miceli’s

August 27, 2014 Two thirds of the Yard Dogs, reunited as the “Mud Puppies,” will be performing at Miceli's Restaurant twice a month. The first performance will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 5-9 p.m.. more »»

Local girls team up to win state volleyball tourney

August 27, 2014 Thomas Pfuner, well-known developer and businessman in Lehigh Acres, and a member of the Architectural Board of the Lehigh Community Council, is all smiles today after his daughter, Selina Pfuner of... more »»

Elliott opens St. James Island Spa

August 27, 2014 After living in Washington state and Alaska, Janice Elliott had had enough of shoveling snow and arrived on Pine Island 7 years ago. “I just wandered upon it by accident," she said. more »»

Operation Open Arms fundraiser rolls into the Cape

August 27, 2014 A long procession of Mini-Coopers, almost 200 of them, made its way over the Midpoint Bridge, turned into the Eco Preserve and stopped at the War Memorial Park. more »»

Students at Pine Island Elementary had everything they needed to start the new year thanks to the Matlacha Hookers’ donation

August 20, 2014 Boxes and bins full of school supplies filled the tables at Pine Island Elementary School last Wednesday as the Matlacha Hookers made their annual donation to Principal Rob Mazzoli. more »»

Island bids farewell to Winn-Dixie’s Loughlin

August 20, 2014 By ED FRANKS Dave Grueser, president of the Pine Island Food Pantry, organized a “farewell party" for former Winn-Dixie manager Dan Loughli. more »»

McLaughlin speaks at museum

August 20, 2014 Former WINK news anchor and Pine Island resident Jim McLaughlin was Thursday night's guest speaker at the Southwest Florida Museum of History in Fort Myers. more »»

Firefighters conduct extrication training

August 20, 2014 Last week the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department practiced “extrication” training on three junk cars parked outside the fire house. The training took place over three days. more »»

Hookers make donation to Pine Island Elementary

August 20, 2014 Madam Theresa Kramer opened last week's Matlacha Hookers' meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Chaplain Tina Bush led the group in a “short” prayer. more »»

Annual Hurricane Charley party held at Legion

August 20, 2014 About 75 people gathered at the American Legion last Wednesday to “celebrate” the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charle. more »»

One of Pine Island's best kept secrets: MPIFCD

August 20, 2014 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department came to fruition in the early 1960s. It was first housed in what is now an ice cream shop in Matlach. more »»

Hurricane Charley: A look back

August 13, 2014 Five days after Hurricane Charley struck Pine Island, the Pine Island Eagle headline read: “Recovering from Charley. more »»

Beacon was born out of necessity following 2004 hurricane

August 13, 2014 The Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s 10th anniversary celebration will be held at Saltwater Smokehouse today, Aug. 13 — the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley. more »»

New chamber building nearly finished

August 13, 2014 After many obstacles and delays, plus the suspension of the general contractor's license, the new Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce building is nearing completion. more »»

School open house Thursday

August 13, 2014 To offer parents and students an opportunity to get ready for the first day of school, Pine Island Elementary will hold an Open House Thursday, Aug. 14. more »»



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