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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 »»

‘Easy Does It’ Line Dancing - for Beginners back at SJCCA

December 2, 2014 ‘Easy Does It’ Line Dancing - for Beginners is returning to the St. James City Civic Association, and will be held every Monday, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The "dancing" began Monday, Dec. 1. more »»

Holiday House ‘Family Night’ this Thursday

December 2, 2014 “Family Night” at the 5th annual Holiday House celebration at Tarpon Lodge will kick off with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in true island fashion — by boat — Thursday, De. more »»

Mystery for young readers has Cape Coral setting

December 2, 2014 Bunny Carmean, a retired, award-winning Caloosa Middle School teacher, has published a book for young readers, age 9-13, titled “The Mystery of the Glow,” an eco-mystery set in Cape Coral. more »»

Ladies of the Elks kick off season

November 25, 2014 More than 100 women filled the hall at the Elks Lodge last Thursday afternoon for lunch with the Ladies of the Elks. more »»

Beacon holds Thanksgiving dinner

November 25, 2014 More than 200 people gathered at Pine Island United Methodist Church for the Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s second annual Thanksgiving dinner. more »»

Mariners Music Festival hits a perfect note

November 25, 2014 Saturday morning the Matlacha Mariners held their 15th annual music festival at the Pine Island KOA Campground. This is the first time in several years the Mariners held the event on the island. more »»

Inaugural Golf Cart Parade winds through St. James City

November 25, 2014 Under sunny skies and a cool tropical breeze, Pine Island's first golf cart parade was held Sunday afternoon. “We started working on this parade about six months ago,” organizer Jack Frost said. more »»

CW Fudge Factory ‘kicks off’ Holiday House

November 25, 2014 About 200 people were in attendance shortly after dark Wednesday night when Santa Claus used his “north pole magic” to turn on the Christmas lights at CW Fudg. more »»

‘Christmas Day on Pine Island Bay’

November 25, 2014 Dan Fischer has created a driftwood Christmas tree for the Beacon of H.O.P.E's Holiday House. The tree will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during the three-day event from Dec. more »»



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