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‘Mini reefs’ being installed around Southwest Florida

June 27, 2018 A remedy for Southwest Florida waters may have arrived via an artificial reef system developed by Ocean Habitats Inc. more »»

AMMILVETS to hold grand opening for expansion

June 27, 2018 The American Military Veterans Foundation, or AMMILVETS, is opening a new facility to better serve veterans in need in Southwest Florida. more »»

Local musicians entertain at Low Key Tiki’s ‘Rock on the Dock’

June 20, 2018 Low Key Tiki held its annual “Rock on the Dock” Songwriters Fest last Saturday. “I'm very excited with the turnout”, said Erin Smith, owner of the Low Key Tiki. more »»

Rooney visits Matlacha, addresses key issues

June 20, 2018 About 30 Pine Island and Matlacha residents turned out Monday when U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney visited Matlacha to discuss such issues as water releases from Lake Okeechobee and immigration. more »»

Elks hold Flag Day celebration

June 20, 2018 The Pine Island Elks held its annual Flag Day celebration Thursday at the Elks hall on Pine Island Roa. more »»

Legion, VFW dispose of ‘unserviceable flags’

June 20, 2018 Last Thursday, July 14, as the sun was setting on Pine island, approximately 60 people gathered at the Pine Island American Legion Post 136 for the “dignified disposal of unserviceable American flags. more »»

‘Not if, but when’

June 20, 2018 What may be the most pressing topic in the country right now was discussed Saturday as the Lee County Sheriff’s Office presented “A Response to Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Events. more »»

SpaceCon brings thousands to Lee Civic Center

June 20, 2018 There was one sure sign that people were there to enjoy the second-annual SpaceCon at the Lee Civic Center this weekend: Many of them were in costume. more »»

Deadline July 28 for Matlacha Hookers’ School Supply Drive

June 20, 2018 Summer has arrived and the Matlacha Hookers have started their summer fund raiser ? the annual school supply drive. The Hookers are once again counting on the generosity of the island residents. more »»

Congressman Rooney to visit, discuss island issues

June 15, 2018 The Matlacha Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a community chat with Congressman Francis Rooney this coming Monday, June 1. more »»

Irma brings out record crowd to Hurricane Preparedness Seminar

June 13, 2018 Lee County Emergency Management and the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District held a Hurricane Preparedness Seminar last Wednesday evening at the Pine Island United Methodist Church. more »»

GPICA talks airport purchase, incorporation

June 13, 2018 The Greater Pine Island Civic Association held its monthly meeting Tuesday night to elect additional members to the board of directors. more »»

Calusa Land Trust holds work\party at Baxley Preserve

June 13, 2018 The Calusa Land Trust held its monthly work/party at the Baxley Preserve in St. James City. This little known 5.4-acre preserve was donated to the CLT in 1998 by Joe and Judy Baxle. more »»

34 students awarded Holloway Scholarships

June 13, 2018 In 2004, the Bobby Holloway jr. Foundation began awarding scholarships to support island students pursuing higher education. In the first year $7,050 was awarded to 10 students. more »»

Beacon of HOPE holds Arts & Crafts Fundraiser

June 13, 2018 The Beacon of HOPE held an Arts and Crafts Fundraiser, "Giving Back with Art," Tuesday, May 29. The event featured the creations of two young artists. more »»

Jam session featured at Olde Fish House

June 6, 2018 Thursday afternoons may seem an unlikely time for live music on Pine island, but local favorite Molly Brown thinks otherwise. more »»

Judge: LCMCD can buy Woodstock Airport

June 6, 2018 A Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of Lee County Mosquito Control District in a lawsuit filed by island homeowners to stop the sale of Woodstock Airport. The lawsuit, filed by William S. more »»

VFW holds Memorial Day ceremony

June 6, 2018 The walkways were lined with American flags on Monday as more than 100 people arrived at the Greater Pine Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4353 for the annual Memorial Day ceremony. more »»

Matlacha Hookers’ School Supply Drive under way

June 6, 2018 School is out! That means that it’s time for the Matlacha Hookers to begin their summer fund raiser — the annual school supply drive. more »»

Matlacha resident named to 'All District Softball Team'

June 6, 2018 Emory University sophomore Jessy McLean of Matlacha has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Softball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. more »»



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