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Beacon of H.O.P.E. gets keys to new home

November 12, 2014 Thursday afternoon Beacon of H.O.P.E. Board members and a crowd of 50 celebrated the Beacon's new home with the “transfer of the keys. more »»

Island outdoor sketchers hold first session of season

November 12, 2014 A group of artists gathered under cloudless skies last week at Matlacha Park to “sketch,” paint and draw the beauty that is Southwest Florida. “This is a beautiful spot,” member Denege Patterson said. more »»

Fire chief meets with islanders

November 12, 2014 About 35 people met with the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Chief Joe Marzella Tuesday night to discuss why the millage rate increase was turned down in August. more »»

Joe Moss to perform at Bert’s Nov. 19

November 12, 2014 The Joe Moss Band will be playing a Bert's Bar & Seafood Grill Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. more »»

Library Friends’ Meet the Author series to begin

November 12, 2014 Friends of the Pine Island Library will kick-off their Meet the Author series with awarding-winning local author J.D. Daniels, with her first novel, "Through Pelican Eyes. more »»

Sick manatee pulled from Charlotte Harbor

November 12, 2014 Thursday morning a young manatee was removed from Charlotte Harbor. It is believed the male manatee is suffering the effects of red tid. more »»

Legion Ladies Auxiliary handing out poppies

November 12, 2014 Members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 136 were stationed around Pine Island over the weekend with red crepe paper poppies to raise money for veterans rehabilitation. more »»

Vandals cause damage at Pine Island Community Church

November 12, 2014 Sometime between the hours of 5 p.m. Thursday and early Friday morning, someone spread horse manure on the Pine Island Community Church building and damaged the property. more »»

Quilts-R-Us get-together at Matlacha Community Center

November 12, 2014 About 30 women got together at the Matlacha Community Center last week to work on their quilts. The group started 26 years ago in 1988. more »»

Anni Piper returns to island Nov. 16

November 12, 2014 Anni Piper, Australia’s “First Lady of the Blues” will be appearing at Bert's Bar Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. more »»

5th Annual Beacon of H.O.P.E. Holiday House Dec. 4-6

November 12, 2014 The Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s 5th annual “Holiday House of H.O.P.E.” will be held at the Tarpon Lodge from Thursday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 6. more »»

Students compete for prizes, bragging rights

November 5, 2014 Last Friday, at Pine Island Elementary School, the students participated in their annual pumpkin decorating contest. more »»

Book sale proceeds to help island boy

November 5, 2014 Last year Pine Island resident Carol Wilson wrote her first book, “One for the Birds.” At that time, the book was available only as an eBook from more »»

Students enjoy Fall Festival

November 5, 2014 The Pine Island Kiwanis once again hosted the Pine Island Fall Festival this year. The festival was held at Pine Island Elementary School late Friday afternoon. more »»

Beacon holds pancake breakfast

November 5, 2014 The Beacon of H.O.P.E's first monthly pancake breakfast was held Saturday morning at the Pine Island Fire House. Approximately 50 to 75 people enjoyed pancakes, sausages, coffee and orange juice. more »»

Going coconuts!

November 5, 2014 The 9th annual Cape Coral Coconut Festival will kick off Thursday for four days of fun. First up, Coco Idol Night will offer the public a sneak peek at the festivities ahead from 5 to 10 p.m. more »»

VFW holds fund-raiser for the Breese family

November 5, 2014 The Pine Island VFW Post 4353 held a fund-raiser for the Eddie Breese family Monday evening. Breese was severely injured when he fell through a skylight on a construction site Sept. 11, 201. more »»

Local summit addresses homeless veteran dilemma

November 5, 2014 One of the biggest reasons there are so many homeless veterans in Southwest Florida is because very few realize they can get help from the Veterans Administration. more »»

Cape family first to benefit from WWA Act of Kindness Emergency Relief Fund

November 5, 2014 Wounded Warrior Anglers Act of Kindness Emergency Relief Fund changed the lives of a Cape Coral couple and their 1-year old son, Keygan, Wednesday, Oct. more »»

63 enter Elks Charity Golf Scramble

November 5, 2014 The Greater Pine Island Elks Charity Golf Scramble began with a shotgun start at precisely 8:30 Saturday morning at Alden Pines?Golf Course. more »»



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