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Organization makes holiday a little brighter for Cape family

December 24, 2014 A Cape Coral family received a little holiday cheer Wednesday night from the Wounded Warrior Anglers Act of Kindness Emergency Relief Fund to help them through some financial hardships. more »»

Calusa Land Trust commences trail head improvements

December 24, 2014 The Calusa Land Trust is striving to provide public friendly nature sites to supplement its traditional emphasis on mangrove wetlands, salt flats and pine uplands on Pine Island. more »»

Beacon of H.O.P.E. holds successful three-day event

December 16, 2014 The three-day Holiday House of H.O.P.E. was a huge success this year in raising money for the Beacon of H.O.P.E. organization, along with attracting nearly 1,000 people to the entire event. more »»

Ribbon-cutting held for Galt Preserve

December 16, 2014 Thursday morning about 200 people gathered at Galt Preserve to celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at the new facility. more »»

Junior Olympics held on island

December 16, 2014 Fifty island children in grades 1 through 5 competed in the 33rd annual Pine Island Junior Olympics held at Bobby Holloway Jr. Little League Baseball Field Saturday. more »»

Students receive Americanism Awards

December 16, 2014 The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4353 presented students at Pine Island Elementary School with “Americanism” Awards last Tuesday morning. more »»

Charlie Imes to appear at Bert's Bar Dec. 28

December 16, 2014 San Diego-based singer/songwriter Charlie Imes, who is known for his laid-back vibe and beachy musical style, incorporating elements of folk, pop, jazz, rock and just about any other musical genre... more »»

Walmart volunteers paint interior of Beacon of H.O.P.E.’s new building

December 16, 2014 Late Tuesday afternoon, several volunteers and the store manager from the Walmart store located on Rt. 41 and Pine Island Road in Cape Coral arrived at the new Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Pine Island motorists: Be aware of bridge work

December 15, 2014 The Lee County Department of Transportation will conduct maintenance on the Matlacha Bridge beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. more »»

Island group donates 40-plus quilts to F.I.S.H.

December 10, 2014 About two dozen women got together at the Matlacha Art Center last week to present F.I.S.H. (Fellow Islanders Sending Help) with more than 40 hand-made quilts. more »»

Ribbon-cutting held for new chamber building

December 10, 2014 Last Thursday night the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce held an open house at its new building. Several hundred people arrived to celebrate the occasion. “Thank you all for coming out. more »»

Luminaries to light up Matlacha

December 10, 2014 On Dec. 24, the streets of Matlacha will come aglow with the lighting of 2,000 luminaries, thanks to Yvonne Roach who started this tradition. more »»

Macomber speaks about Roosevelt trip to SW Florida

December 10, 2014 Pine Island award-winning author, lecturer and commentator Robert Macomber was invited to speak at Museum of the Islands monthly meeting last week. more »»

VFW Post holds ‘Pearl Harbor Day’ commemoration

December 10, 2014 The Pine Island VFW Post 4353 held its annual Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day commemoration service Sunday. World War II veteran Homer Dangler, 89, reminisced about Dec. 7, 194. more »»

Pine Island Potters Guild show and sale Saturday

December 10, 2014 The Pine Island Potters Guild is kicking off its winter monthly Pottery Show and Sale with a special holiday showing at Koucky Studios Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Mayhew photo exhibit opens at MOTI

December 10, 2014 By Lynn Sarda Special to The Eagle Award-winning Pine Island photographer Ron Mayhew has opened a new exhibit at the Museum of the Islands. The show is titled “Images of Pine Island. more »»

First Baptist Church to hold seafood fest

December 2, 2014 The First Baptist Church of St. James City will hold its 5th annual seafood festival Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Three-night Holiday House starts Thursday

December 2, 2014 After Santa arrives for Family Night Thursday, Dec. 4, author Tonya Player will present story time at the annual, three-night, Beacon of H.O.P.E. Holiday House celebration. more »»

Students make big donation to Pine Island Food Pantry

December 2, 2014 Tuesday afternoon students from Pine Island Elementary School contributed more than a half ton of non-perishable food to the Pine Island Food Pantry. more »»

New fishing charter opens for business

December 2, 2014 Southwest Florida is known for some of the best fishing in the world: redfish, snook, triple tail, cob and tarpon. more »»



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