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Beacon was born out of necessity following 2004 hurricane

August 13, 2014 The Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s 10th anniversary celebration will be held at Saltwater Smokehouse today, Aug. 13 — the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley. more »»

New chamber building nearly finished

August 13, 2014 After many obstacles and delays, plus the suspension of the general contractor's license, the new Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce building is nearing completion. more »»

School open house Thursday

August 13, 2014 To offer parents and students an opportunity to get ready for the first day of school, Pine Island Elementary will hold an Open House Thursday, Aug. 14. more »»

All voters can cast a ballot in county face-off

August 13, 2014 Two candidates will face off this month for the District 2 seat on the Lee County Commission. Incumbent Cecil L. Pendergrass and opponent Paige Rausch will go up against each other in the Aug. more »»

Three-way Republican primary Aug. 26

August 13, 2014 Three are vying for the Republican spot in the District 4 race for the Lee County Commission. Incumbent Brian Hamman will seek to retain his party’s nomination against opponents Andy Coy and Swayer C. more »»

Olde Fish House welcomes Wild Bill Emerson

August 13, 2014 The Olde Fish House is proud to present a very special evening with country music legend Wild Bill Emerson tonight, Aug. 13, from 5:30-9 p.m. more »»

Plan for Pine Island Preserve on table

August 6, 2014 About 2-1/2 miles south of the 4-way intersection, directly across from Flamingo Bay, is the Pine Island Preserve at Matlacha Pas. more »»

Registration continues for shark tourney

August 6, 2014 The fifth annual Pine Island Big Fin Shark Tournament, organized by the Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund, will take place Saturday, Aug. 9. more »»

‘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 »»



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