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Macomber tours combine heritage and history

September 2, 2015 Robert N. Macomber, local author and historian, continues to delight crowds with his maritime expertise and acuity for history. more »»

Parking Lot Art Exhibit

August 26, 2015 Matlacha artist Sherri Zimmerman will have a "Parking Lot Art Exhibit" Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, at Shore View Apartments in Matlacha. Originally from Merchantville, N.J. more »»

Mobile food pantry makes stop on island

August 26, 2015 Last Wednesday afternoon, the Beacon of H.O.P.E. sponsored a visit from the Harry Chapin Mobile Food Pantry at Pine Island United Methodist Church where it provided food to 160 Pine Island families. more »»

Students, parents get ready for school year

August 26, 2015 More than 200 people filled the cafeteria Thursday night for Pine Island Elementary School's Open House. more »»

Saltwater Smokehouse holds ‘open house’ for Pine Island Elementary teachers, staff

August 26, 2015 Monday afternoon, Aug. 17, the Saltwater Smokehouse restaurant treated Pine Island Elementary School's teachers and staff to lunch “on the hous. more »»

Matlacha Hookers donate school supplies

August 26, 2015 The classroom was filled with boxes of pencils; scissors; pink rectangular erasers; cap erasers; Whiteboard markers; glue sticks; colored pencils; red, blue, and black pens; red pencils with erasers... more »»

Eagle continues collecting items for time capsule

August 26, 2015 April 21, 2016, marks the 40th anniversary of the Pine Island Eagle. On that date, the Eagle will dedicate a time capsule at the Museum of the Islands at noon. more »»

Otters raised by CROW released back out into wild

August 26, 2015 It will be an entirely new life for four otters, which were raised at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife from infancy to about eight to nine months of age. more »»

Pine Island flag creation contest continues

August 26, 2015 The Pine Island Flag Committee has been accepting applications to establish an official Pine Island flag for the past several weeks. more »»

Artist becomes Island Cafe on the Bay’s ‘Napkin Lady’

August 19, 2015 Everyone knows that Pine Island and Matlacha feature a number of artists: painters, sculptors, craft jewelers, sketchers and Native American artisans. Now they can add “napkin artist” to the list. more »»

Beacon holds open house in new building

August 19, 2015 The Beacon of H.O.P.E. held an open house Tuesday, Aug. 11, in its new building at 5090 Doug Taylor Circle in St. James City. more »»

Pine Island Elementary students to ‘paint’ Eagle Time Capsule

August 19, 2015 Before the end of the upcoming school year (2015-2016), probably in March, the kindergarten students of Pine Island Elementary School will “paint” the Eagle Time Capsule with their handprints. more »»

Walkin' the Dog Charters offers flats fishing

August 19, 2015 Southwest Florida is known for its fishing and one of the best ways to fish local waters is with a charter boat captain. more »»

Committee accepting applications for Pine Island flag contest

August 19, 2015 The Pine Island Flag Committee has been accepting applications to establish a Pine Island flag for the past two weeks. more »»

Island artist makes donation to Sheriff's Office Heroes Fund

August 19, 2015 Pine island artist Brian Douglas Roscoe, “Gouch,” celebrated his birthday Aug. 3 at his home on Pine Island. more »»

Safety is a priority as school year begins

August 19, 2015 As students prepare to head back to school, motorists and parents should keep in mind some basic safety tips to help ensure a great start to the new year for everyone. On Aug. more »»

New program gives most Lee County students free lunch

August 19, 2015 Many kids and parents take for granted the ability to eat breakfast and/or lunch at school. There are also many, especially in Lee County, who consider the ability to eat at school a blessing. more »»

Group wants to create an official island flag

August 12, 2015 A Pine Island Flag Committee has been established to create an “official” flag for Pine Island. Cesar Sanchez is the chairman of that committee. more »»

Randell Research conducts dig in Pineland

August 12, 2015 Nothing is more exciting to an archaeologist than when he gets to dig in the dirt. more »»

Kiwanis holds final pool party

August 12, 2015 The Kiwanis of Pine Island held its final pool party of the season Friday night. “This the last pool party until next summer," Susan Saulsbery said. more »»



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