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ECHO gets people into gardening

October 5, 2016 Next to the annual Food and Farm Festival in March, ECHO's "Get into Gardening" event has become one of the more anticipated events of the year for the organization devoted to feeding the community... more »»

Good Samaritan returns rabbit to little girl

September 28, 2016 Tuesday night, Sept. 13, high winds blew over the enclosure "Moon" the bunny lived in at the Card house in Bokeelia. more »»

Board rejects renaming preserve after Buchanan

September 28, 2016 At Tuesday morning's Board of County Commission meeting, commissioners, by a vote of 3 to 2, rejected renaming Galt Preserve in honor of Phil Buchanan. more »»

Sweeney’s SOS shop opens

September 28, 2016 Just north of Pine Island Center there is a new business, Sweeney's SOS, located at 10954 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia, next to Pine Island Printing. more »»

SWFL Loves Our Vets kicks off campaign

September 28, 2016 The goal is to build a home for a veteran in need and with this group of givers and public and private partners, there is a great chance it will succeed. more »»

Telling his story

September 28, 2016 On Sept. 7, the body of U.S. Army Spc. James Christopher Arney was foun­­d in a wooded area in northeast Cape Coral. He had committed suicide alone after years of battling PTSD and depression. more »»

Torch run commemorates Lee Memorial Health System’s 100th anniversary

September 28, 2016 Hundreds of Lee Memorial Health System volunteers, workers and administration got together Friday to celebrate the organization's 100th anniversary the only way they know how —  by promoting healthy... more »»

Donald Trump visits Southwest Florida

September 21, 2016 Running through a litany of the dead, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stressed the need for American — and worldwide — security at a campaign rally at Germain Arena Monday afternoon. more »»

M/PIFCD receives new extrication equipment

September 21, 2016 Fire Chief Ben Mickuleit announced last week that the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District's new extrication equipment has arrived. “This is a really exciting time for us,” Mickuleit said. more »»

Longtime islander relocates

September 21, 2016 Imelda Antoni “Toni” Logan Piggott has lived on Matlacha Island for nearly 20 years. On Friday, Sept. more »»

Gulf Coast Kayak helps clean up estuary

September 21, 2016 Early Saturday morning, Boy Scouts and their families began arriving at Gulf Coast Kayak for the annual International Coastal Cleanup. more »»

Island pets to receive blessing Oct. 1

September 21, 2016 Island pets are encouraged to bring their humans and friends to church Saturday, Oct. 1, in celebration of a day dedicated to S. more »»

Fine food, history found at island restaurant

September 14, 2016 The Florida of today doesn’t reflect the tenacity of those who first settled the area, and it is difficult to find vestiges of early Southwest Florida. more »»

‘GiddyUp’ Bunch to receive military award

September 14, 2016 Capt. John “GiddyUp” Bunch has done so much for troubled veterans to help make their lives a little better that it has earned more than the notice of local, state and national media outlets. more »»

Winner crowned in Redfish Challenge

September 14, 2016 Local fisherman and residents came together Saturday at Low Key Tiki on Pine Island for the Sixth Annual Redfish Challenge. more »»

Wildcats spotted on Pine Island

September 14, 2016 Last week Pine Island was honored with special guests — the Princeton University Wildcat. more »»

Work continues to establish Zonta Club in Cape

September 14, 2016 An international organization focused on empowering women and girls globally and locally is within reach of setting up its newest charter in Cape Coral. more »»

Sun Splash slides into final weekends with admissions special

September 14, 2016 Attempting to salvage what’s left of a season battered by a destructive fire and severe weather, Sun Splash Family Waterpark is hoping to lure visitors back by offering a special admission price for... more »»

Chili Cook Off Sunday at the Shell Factory

September 14, 2016 Weather wise, it's expected to be a hot day at the Shell Factory Sunday. And the thing guaranteed to make it hotter will be the chili. more »»

Teen receives support from community after having fishing gear stolen

September 7, 2016 Fourteen-year-old Davon Diehl loves to fish. Every day, before the school year began, and every weekend he can be found on the pier at Pine Island Marina. On Sunday, Aug. more »»



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