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Dolphin lights installed on Matlacha Bridge

December 16, 2015 About 7 a.m. last Saturday, a crew from the Lee County Electric Cooper-ative arrived to help install the dolphin lights on the Matlacha Bridg. more »»

60 attend Pine Island Planning Committee meeting

December 16, 2015 About 60 people attended the Pine Island Planning Committee meeting last week at Fishers of Men Lutheran Churc. more »»

Quilts-R-Us donates over 30 quilts to F.I.S.H.

December 16, 2015 About two dozen women got together at the Matlacha Community Center last week to present F.I.S.H. (Fellow Islanders Sending Help) with more than 30 hand-made quilts. more »»

VFW honors Pine Island Elementary students with Americanism Awards

December 16, 2015 Last Tuesday morning, Carol Kerby, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary president, and Joyce Lake, VFW Auxiliary trustee, presented students at Pine Island Elementary school with their "Americanism"... more »»

Matlacha Boat Parade

December 16, 2015 More than 40 boats, many brightly decorated, participated in the annual Matlacha Boat Parade Saturday evening.?Feature here are few pictorial highlights from the event. more »»

VFW observes ‘Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day’

December 16, 2015 By ED FRANKS efranks@breezenewspapers On Monday, Dec. 7, the Pine island VFW Post #4353 observed "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. more »»

Pine Island Playhouse to present holiday classic

December 9, 2015 The Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s Pine Island Playhouse will present three performances of "Miracle on 34th Street" this weekend. more »»

Civic meeting covers variety of topics

December 9, 2015 The Greater Pine Island Civic Association held its second meeting of the season last Tuesday night. more »»

Landscaping business opens

December 9, 2015 Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Jennings and business owner Juan Castaneda cut the ribbon last week to celebrate the grand opening of J.M.C. Landscaping LLC. more »»

SJCCA to present BeatleBeat, Jim Croce tribute concerts

December 9, 2015 The St. James City Civic Association will be featuring monthly concerts for the season. The first two concerts are set for Jan. 10 and Feb. 13, both at 6 p.m. more »»

Three Pine Island students ‘Do The Right Thing’

December 9, 2015 For each of the last 19 years, the Lee County Sheriff's Department has been recognizing students for making positive choices and healthy decisions. The program is named “Do The Right Thing. more »»

Sheriff’s fight against hunger scores another knockout

December 9, 2015 The Lee County Sheriff’s Office pulled out all the stops Saturday at its second-annual Fighting Holiday Hunger event at the North Fort Myers Community Park. more »»

6th Annual Holiday House

December 2, 2015 Final preparations are underway for the Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s annual Holiday House. Santa arrives tomorrow night (Family Night) at the Tarpon Lodge dock at 5:30. more »»

Pine Island Junior Olympics competition Dec. 12

December 2, 2015 By ED FRANKS Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island have scheduled the 34th annual Pine Island Junior Olympics for Saturday, Dec. 1. more »»

Land trust names parcel ‘Ed Chapin Preserve’

December 2, 2015 Last week, the Calusa Land Trust renamed the Helvenston parcel in Bokeelia the "Ed Chapin Preserve." Chapin has been a member of the Calusa Land Trust since its inception nearly 40 years ag. more »»

Island artist Mel Meo wins flag contest

December 2, 2015 Local artist Mel Meo's entry for the Pine Island Flag Contest has received the most votes. Meo, a noted artist, has been a resident of Pine Island for many years. more »»

Miceli's donates $3,800 to From Our Hearts

December 2, 2015 The eighth annual OctoberBreast was held at Miceli's Restaurant in Matlacha last month. more »»

PIE student named 'School Safety Officer’

December 2, 2015 Third grade student Kayli Diaz Ramos has been selected as Pine Island Elementary School's first quarter School Safety Officer. more »»

First Baptist Church to hold annual Seafood Fest

December 2, 2015 First Baptist Church of St. James City is having its 6th annual Seafood Feast and Festival Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Florida American Legion Auxiliary president visits island

December 2, 2015 Pearl McIntyre, Department President of the American Legion – Florida, stopped by Pine Island American Legion Post 136 Saturday morning, Nov. 21. more »»



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