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‘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 »»

New manager takes over at Winn-Dixie

July 30, 2014 Pine Island's Winn Dixie store has a new manager – George Williamson, who started last week. He replaces Dan Loughren, who has been transferred to a Winn-Dixie store in North Fort Myers. more »»

Beacon of H.O.P.E. asks: ‘Please don't dump ... donate’

July 30, 2014 Last Wednesday morning, before the Thrift Store opened, an individual in a white pickup truck dropped off several mattresses, a lounge chair and a sleeper-sofa at the Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Winn-Dixie launches summer backpack program

July 30, 2014 The Harry Chapin Food Bank is preparing for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger, and once again an area supermarket chain is leading the charge. more »»

Island puts on a show with annual MangoMania

July 23, 2014 The 18th annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair kicked off under sunny, warm skies Saturday morning. more »»

MPIFCD to conduct home safety inspections

July 23, 2014 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District wants to keep islanders and their homes safe by installing complimentary smoke alarms for Pine Island and Matlacha residents 50 years and older. more »»

The Razors Edge – Pine Island's new barbershop

July 23, 2014 The barbershop on Pine Island has been an island fixture for longer than anyone remembers and when the shop closed last spring, many men had no choice but to leave the island to get their hair cut. more »»

Local gallery opens with major art exhibit

July 23, 2014 The first official opening of the Gallery 928 over the weekend at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village unveiled a never-before-seen here exhibit of modern to contemporary art masters. more »»

Jean Sapp named to National Mango Board

July 23, 2014 By CYNTHIA WILLIAMS Special to The Eagle This past November, the U.S. more »»

Survivor Campers learn CPR

July 16, 2014 The Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s Survivor Summer Camp held a class offering campers a lesson in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. more »»

MangoMania set for this weekend

July 16, 2014 The 18th annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair will be held Saturday, July 19, and Sunday July 20, at the German American Social Club on Pine Island Road. Saturday's hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p. more »»

Wounded Warrior Anglers hold fishing tournament

July 16, 2014 Wounded Warrior Anglers held a fishing tournament for eight wounded warriors Saturday at Olde Fish House Marina. Each veteran was presented with his own fishing tackle and a day of fishin. more »»

Mosquito control:

July 16, 2014 Despite getting off to a slow start this year, mosquito season is expected to pick up in the coming months with an increase in rainfall and standing water. more »»



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