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Hookers make donation to Pine Island Elementary

August 20, 2014 Madam Theresa Kramer opened last week's Matlacha Hookers' meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Chaplain Tina Bush led the group in a “short” prayer. more »»

Annual Hurricane Charley party held at Legion

August 20, 2014 About 75 people gathered at the American Legion last Wednesday to “celebrate” the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charle. more »»

One of Pine Island's best kept secrets: MPIFCD

August 20, 2014 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department came to fruition in the early 1960s. It was first housed in what is now an ice cream shop in Matlach. more »»

Hurricane Charley: A look back

August 13, 2014 Five days after Hurricane Charley struck Pine Island, the Pine Island Eagle headline read: “Recovering from Charley. more »»

Beacon was born out of necessity following 2004 hurricane

August 13, 2014 The Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s 10th anniversary celebration will be held at Saltwater Smokehouse today, Aug. 13 — the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley. more »»

New chamber building nearly finished

August 13, 2014 After many obstacles and delays, plus the suspension of the general contractor's license, the new Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce building is nearing completion. more »»

School open house Thursday

August 13, 2014 To offer parents and students an opportunity to get ready for the first day of school, Pine Island Elementary will hold an Open House Thursday, Aug. 14. more »»

All voters can cast a ballot in county face-off

August 13, 2014 Two candidates will face off this month for the District 2 seat on the Lee County Commission. Incumbent Cecil L. Pendergrass and opponent Paige Rausch will go up against each other in the Aug. more »»

Three-way Republican primary Aug. 26

August 13, 2014 Three are vying for the Republican spot in the District 4 race for the Lee County Commission. Incumbent Brian Hamman will seek to retain his party’s nomination against opponents Andy Coy and Swayer C. more »»

Olde Fish House welcomes Wild Bill Emerson

August 13, 2014 The Olde Fish House is proud to present a very special evening with country music legend Wild Bill Emerson tonight, Aug. 13, from 5:30-9 p.m. more »»

Plan for Pine Island Preserve on table

August 6, 2014 About 2-1/2 miles south of the 4-way intersection, directly across from Flamingo Bay, is the Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pas. more »»

Registration continues for shark tourney

August 6, 2014 The fifth annual Pine Island Big Fin Shark Tournament, organized by the Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund, will take place Saturday, Aug. 9. more »»

‘Fear the wind but respect the surf’: Islanders get hurricane lesson

August 6, 2014 At the start of the 2014 hurricane season on June 1, forecasters were predicting a “below average” hurricane season. more »»

Walker Smith at Olde Fish House Marina Aug. 10

August 6, 2014 The Walker Smith Group will be performing at Olde Fish House Marina Sunday, Aug. 10, from 2-6 p.m. more »»

Music on the Island: Week of Aug. 6

August 6, 2014 American Legion Thursday, Aug. 7: Karaoke w/ Jim Anderson, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8: Smalltown, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bert's Bar Tuesday, Aug. 5: Scotty Bryan, 630 p.m. Wednesday, Au. more »»

Pine Island Elementary open house set for Aug. 14

August 6, 2014 The 2014-15 school year in Lee County starts Monday, Aug. 18. more »»

Matlacha Hookers’ summer school supply drive continues through Aug. 11

August 6, 2014 School is out! That means the Matlacha Hookers begin their annual summer school supply drive. Again, this is when the generosity of island residents begins to shine. more »»

Nearly 100 acres in Flatlands Preserve burns

July 30, 2014 The call came in shortly before noon Thursday that there was a fire at Pinelands Preserve on Pine Island. more »»

Fire District asking for millage increase

July 30, 2014 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District Board of Commissioners has taken action to ask island residents to consider authorizing an increase to the millage cap from 3.00 to 3. more »»

Stokes Scholarship recipients named

July 30, 2014 Approximately 40 people arrived for dinner at Miceli's to celebrate the two most recent Bradley Stokes Scholarship winners, David Tyrell III and Hunter Urrar. more »»



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