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Team Yankee Dooley Dandy wins Bert's Redfish Challenge

September 23, 2014 Sixteen teams participated in the 6th Annual Bert’s Redfish Challenge Saturday, Sept. 13. Teams competed for the heaviest combined weight of two legal sized redfish. more »»

Annual pet blessing Oct. 4 at St. John's Episcopal Church

September 23, 2014 Island pets are encouraged to bring their humans and friends to church Saturday, Oct. 4, in celebration of a day dedicated to S. more »»

Friends of Cayo Costa State Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day

September 23, 2014 BOKEELIA - The public is invited to participate in annual National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Jug Creek Cottages,8135 Main St., in Bokeelia. more »»

40 Days of Life kicks off in Cape this week

September 23, 2014 Its mission is to put an end to abortion, not just here in Cape Coral but all over the world. Starting Friday, Sept. 26, 40 Day for Life kicks off with an opening Mass and continues through Nov. 2. more »»

Tibetan monk visits Pine Island

September 16, 2014 Friday afternoon Geshe Thupten Phelgye visited Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary to bless the animals there. Many islanders arrived to have their dogs, cats and other animals blessed by Gesh. more »»

County talks Bat House Park funding delay

September 16, 2014 Several Lee County officials met with about a dozen residents of Matlacha about the Bat House Park funding delay last Wednesday at Matlacha Park Arts building. more »»

Lovegrove looking for home for 9/11 Memorial Canvas

September 16, 2014 Today, in the footprint of the World Trade Center, there is a memorial to the nearly 3,000 people who died during the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 200. more »»

Olympian Bob Suter remembered

September 16, 2014 Pine Island residents remembered Gold Medal winner Bob Suter this week in the wake of the "Miracle on Ice" Olympian's  death from an apparent heart attack.  Suter, who was a part-time resident of S. more »»

Jimmy Louis to perform at Saltwater Smokehouse

September 16, 2014 Pine Island resident Jimmy Louis was living his life on “island time” when he received a call from Kenny Chesney. more »»

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 16, 2014 By TIFFANY REPECKI About one quarter of the children under 21 diagnosed with cancer every year do not surviv. more »»

Local interest shown in shark tagging ‘hobby’

September 16, 2014 Shark tagging is not easy, inexpensive or for those who want to put forth a half-hearted effort. Ask Fort Myers Beach resident Jason Jackson. more »»

Medical front-office training program available

September 16, 2014 Many Lee County residents are working at low-skill, low-pay jobs. Some feel there’s not much out there in the way of opportunity. more »»

MPIFCD responds to boat fire in Bokeelia

September 16, 2014 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department received a call of a boat fire in Bokeelia Monday, Sept. 8, at 10:48 p.m. Fire personnel quickly responded to extinguish the blaze. more »»

Mel Meo opens new studio in old location

September 9, 2014 Local artist Mel Meo has re-opened her art studio in the same building she occupied 20 years ago. “What goes around comes around, I guess,” Meo said last week. more »»

Low Key Redfish Challenge set for Sept. 20

September 9, 2014 Low Key Tiki will hold its 4th Annual Redfish Challenge Saturday, Sept. 20. The captains' meeting will be held Friday, Sept. 19, at Low Key Tiki at 7 p.. more »»

VFW Post holds Mahnke benefit

September 9, 2014 Last Saturday VFW Post 4353 held a benefit to help cover medical expenses for Rhonda Mahnke, who was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 11 and had a double mastectom. more »»

Garden Club kicks off season Sept. 18

September 9, 2014 The Pine Island Garden Club will kick off the season Sept. 18, at 9 a.m., with its first monthly meeting with Bob Cook - “Be Proud of your Pine Island Yard. more »»

‘Feed the Families’ to offer free hot meals starting Oct. 5

September 9, 2014 Pine Island’s "Feed the Families" will be restarting its weekly dinners Sunday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. more »»

Artist donates pastel painting to Helping Paws

September 9, 2014 Deborah Kerr Conley, a local artist, has donated her pastel painting of a Hemingway cat to the Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary on Pine Island. more »»

Operation Open Arms conducts 100th and final marriage

September 9, 2014 A 501c3 public charity without a payroll that has extended benefits to U.S. more »»



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