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New wellness center opens in Matlacha

December 31, 2014 Pine Island / Matlacha has a new Wellness Center on Matlacha Island. Located at 4130 Pine Island Road, N.. more »»

Community Center to offer two yoga classes each week

December 31, 2014 Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 7, yoga-fit instructor and RN Isabel Francis will offer yoga classes two days a week – Wednesdays and Fridays — at the Matlacha Community Center from 10-11:30 am. more »»

76 percent of Lee high schools get an A or B

December 31, 2014 Two high schools in Cape Coral sustained their A grades, while the other two schools went from an A to a B for 2014. more »»

Islander Greilick makes big donation to Salvation Army

December 31, 2014 Salvation Army bell ringers Julia and Dorothy Looney recently accepted a big $5,000 donation from Donald Greilick. more »»

Valors Program honors World War II veteran for his years of service

December 31, 2014 The Valor Program of the Veterans Administration veterans for Hope Hospice visited Choices in Living Adult Day Care Center in Cape Coral Tuesday to honor one of their own. more »»

Hatchings end week of drama for county’s famous eagles

December 31, 2014 It was an interesting week for North Fort Myers’ most popular non-humans. Their two offspring hatched over the weekend. more »»

Holiday dolphin lights return to Matlacha Bridge

December 24, 2014 For the first time in several years, the holiday spirit has illuminated the Matlacha Bridge with five “dolphin” lights. more »»

New farmers market opens on island

December 24, 2014 By ED FRANKS About 4 miles south of the four-corners intersection, Pine Island has a new farmers market. more »»

Sajgo discusses changes to Matlacha’s historic district

December 24, 2014 Tuesday evening about 75 people gathered in the Pine Island Art Association building to hear Gloria Sajgo, principal planner for the Lee County Historic Preservation Board, address numerous visible... more »»

Organization makes holiday a little brighter for Cape family

December 24, 2014 A Cape Coral family received a little holiday cheer Wednesday night from the Wounded Warrior Anglers Act of Kindness Emergency Relief Fund to help them through some financial hardships. more »»

Calusa Land Trust commences trail head improvements

December 24, 2014 The Calusa Land Trust is striving to provide public friendly nature sites to supplement its traditional emphasis on mangrove wetlands, salt flats and pine uplands on Pine Island. more »»

Beacon of H.O.P.E. holds successful three-day event

December 16, 2014 The three-day Holiday House of H.O.P.E. was a huge success this year in raising money for the Beacon of H.O.P.E. organization, along with attracting nearly 1,000 people to the entire event. more »»

Ribbon-cutting held for Galt Preserve

December 16, 2014 Thursday morning about 200 people gathered at Galt Preserve to celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon-cutting at the new facility. more »»

Junior Olympics held on island

December 16, 2014 Fifty island children in grades 1 through 5 competed in the 33rd annual Pine Island Junior Olympics held at Bobby Holloway Jr. Little League Baseball Field Saturday. more »»

Students receive Americanism Awards

December 16, 2014 The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4353 presented students at Pine Island Elementary School with “Americanism” Awards last Tuesday morning. more »»

Charlie Imes to appear at Bert's Bar Dec. 28

December 16, 2014 San Diego-based singer/songwriter Charlie Imes, who is known for his laid-back vibe and beachy musical style, incorporating elements of folk, pop, jazz, rock and just about any other musical genre... more »»

Walmart volunteers paint interior of Beacon of H.O.P.E.’s new building

December 16, 2014 Late Tuesday afternoon, several volunteers and the store manager from the Walmart store located on Rt. 41 and Pine Island Road in Cape Coral arrived at the new Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Pine Island motorists: Be aware of bridge work

December 15, 2014 The Lee County Department of Transportation will conduct maintenance on the Matlacha Bridge beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. more »»

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 »»



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