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New fishing charter opens for business

December 2, 2014 Southwest Florida is known for some of the best fishing in the world: redfish, snook, triple tail, cob and tarpon. more »»

‘Easy Does It’ Line Dancing - for Beginners back at SJCCA

December 2, 2014 ‘Easy Does It’ Line Dancing - for Beginners is returning to the St. James City Civic Association, and will be held every Monday, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The "dancing" began Monday, Dec. 1. more »»

Holiday House ‘Family Night’ this Thursday

December 2, 2014 “Family Night” at the 5th annual Holiday House celebration at Tarpon Lodge will kick off with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in true island fashion — by boat — Thursday, De. more »»

Mystery for young readers has Cape Coral setting

December 2, 2014 Bunny Carmean, a retired, award-winning Caloosa Middle School teacher, has published a book for young readers, age 9-13, titled “The Mystery of the Glow,” an eco-mystery set in Cape Coral. more »»

Ladies of the Elks kick off season

November 25, 2014 More than 100 women filled the hall at the Elks Lodge last Thursday afternoon for lunch with the Ladies of the Elks. more »»

Beacon holds Thanksgiving dinner

November 25, 2014 More than 200 people gathered at Pine Island United Methodist Church for the Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s second annual Thanksgiving dinner. more »»

Mariners Music Festival hits a perfect note

November 25, 2014 Saturday morning the Matlacha Mariners held their 15th annual music festival at the Pine Island KOA Campground. This is the first time in several years the Mariners held the event on the island. more »»

Inaugural Golf Cart Parade winds through St. James City

November 25, 2014 Under sunny skies and a cool tropical breeze, Pine Island's first golf cart parade was held Sunday afternoon. “We started working on this parade about six months ago,” organizer Jack Frost said. more »»

CW Fudge Factory ‘kicks off’ Holiday House

November 25, 2014 About 200 people were in attendance shortly after dark Wednesday night when Santa Claus used his “north pole magic” to turn on the Christmas lights at CW Fudg. more »»

‘Christmas Day on Pine Island Bay’

November 25, 2014 Dan Fischer has created a driftwood Christmas tree for the Beacon of H.O.P.E's Holiday House. The tree will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during the three-day event from Dec. more »»

Island long-term recovery options discussed

November 25, 2014 In August, Lee County Emergency Management held a seminar about hurricane preparedness for the people of Pine Island. more »»

Matlacha Mariners bring popular music festival back to Pine Island

November 18, 2014 By ED FRANKS Grab your lawn chairs and beach blankets and head for the biggest outdoor party to hit Pine Island in years. more »»

Veterans Day event held at American Legion

November 18, 2014 By ED FRANKS More than 100 people gathered in the outdoor pavilion of the American Legion, Post 136, Tuesday morning to remember veterans. more »»

St. James Hobby Club donates quilts to veterans

November 18, 2014 In a matter of days, the St. James Hobby Club will be donating 23 quilts to Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. Hope Hospice is a facility that cares for veterans “when facing life's final chapter. more »»

Cafe to open soon in Matlacha

November 18, 2014 There will be a new restaurant opening on Matlacha soon. Cafe on the Bay will open in the old Toucan's Restaurant location before the end of the year. more »»

Macomber holds 12th annual ‘Readers Rendezvous’ party

November 18, 2014 Pine Island author Robert Macomber held his 12th annual “Reader Rendezvous” party, also know as the “End of Hurricane Season” party, Saturday at Woody's Waterside. more »»

Bokeelia Boat Club/Calusa Land Trust hold cleanup event

November 18, 2014 Twenty-two volunteers were ferried out to Calusa Island Preserve for a day of cleanup Saturday morning. more »»

‘Light-Up Night’ at CW Fudge Factory

November 18, 2014 CW Fudge Factory will hold its first annual “Light-Up Night” Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6-9 pm. The event is also a fund-raiser for the Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Local woman shares story of rare illness

November 18, 2014 Cape Coral resident Michelle Frazzetto has published a book about her experience as a victim of the rare and deadly Stevens Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS/TEN). more »»

Students pay tribute to vets with ceremony

November 12, 2014 Friday morning, students and staff at Pine Island Elementary School paid tribute to our veterans with a two-hour ceremony. more »»



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