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Letter carriers collect 5,400 pounds of food

May 13, 2015 Last Saturday, as part of the national “Stamp out Hunger” food drive, letter carriers of the U.S. Postal Service collected non-perishable foods for local food pantry's. more »»

North High graduate an example of excellence

May 13, 2015 Emily Teachout has made service a way of life, and as much as she has put into it, she has gotten that much more out. more »»

Kiwanis celebrates Mother's Day with art program

May 13, 2015 About 35 women arrived at the Pine Island Elks Lodge Saturday morning to celebrate the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island “Mother's Day Brunc. more »»

Volunteers needed for United Way’s Family Mentor Program

May 13, 2015 It is always a very happy occasion when parents who have been involved with the Child Welfare system are re-unified with their children. more »»

World War II veteran recalls battle for Bastogne

May 13, 2015 When Earl Wilson woke up, all he remembered was being in a snow bank and seeing his helmet spilt in two. more »»

May is motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 13, 2015 Law enforcement officials offer some safety tips for both cyclists and drivers By TIFFANY REPECKI trepecki@breezenewspapers. more »»

Museum of the Islands: Where Pine Island's past is preserved for tomorrow

May 6, 2015 The Museum of the Islands is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year. The museum was dedicated Sunday, Feb. 4, 1990, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. more »»

Prescribed burns set for island preserve

May 6, 2015 The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is planning a series of “prescribed burns” at Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pass. more »»

Anonymous donor to help Beacon finish Learning Center

May 6, 2015 An anonymous Beacon of H.O.P.E supporter has agreed to provide the organization with up to $30,000 in matching funds for the Beacon's Com-munity Learning Center. more »»

Letter carriers to collect food May 9

May 6, 2015 On the second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns will participate in the largest food drive in the nation. more »»

Five receive certificates of completion in English as a Second Language class

May 6, 2015 Last Friday, the Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s English as a Second Language program celebrated five graduates at Wesley Hall of the United Methodist Church of Pine island. more »»

Confusion in wake of school board’s testing vote

May 6, 2015 A decision the School Board of Lee County made Tuesday night has caused some concern among teachers employed in the district. more »»

New Wounded Warrior Anglers activity introduced

May 6, 2015 A new program that the Wounded Warrior Anglers introduced to its veterans early this month will continue in Matlacha later this year. more »»

Pinewood Derby: Island scouts participate annual race

April 29, 2015 Nearly 20 boys, plus parents and grandparents, gathered at the Pine Island United Methodist Church last week to participate in a Pinewood Derby. more »»

Sheriff’s Department’s Dobson retires

April 29, 2015 Well over 100 people gathered at the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce building last week to celebrate 35 years of dedicated service Lee County Sheriff's Department's Richard Dobson gave to the peopl... more »»

Elks donate $2,000 to Beacon

April 29, 2015 The Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge #2781 was recently awarded a $2,000 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation for having met the National President's per-member goal for giving to the EN. more »»

Volunteers sought for Beacon’s SAS program

April 29, 2015 The Beacon of H.O.P.E. is looking for volunteers to assist with the Students Achieving Success program. SAS is the educational component of the Beacon. more »»

CROW takes in osprey and loggerhead patients

April 29, 2015 Two new patients arrived in "grave" condition at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation for Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel during the week of April 20-25. more »»

Beacon of H.O.P.E. to provide hearing services

April 29, 2015 Beginning May 5, the Beacon of H.O.P.E. will offer hearing services from Hearing Health of SW Florida. Hearing Health is family owned and operated by Charles Cameron. more »»

Women of the Moose presents scholarships to four island students

April 29, 2015 Four Pine Island students received $1,000 scholarships from the Women of the Moose last Friday evening. more »»



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