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Olde Florida Outpost opens

June 22, 2016 Pine Island’s newest business opened Saturday at 3269 Stringfellow Road in St. James City. The grand opening event ran from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. more »»

Manatee rescue attempt in St. James City

June 22, 2016 Last Saturday, St. James City resident Gary Stone was cruising in his boat when he spotted a manatee that appeared to be in trouble. “I saw a large manatee and calf in the water,” Stone said. more »»

Greater Pine Island Elks celebrates Flag Day

June 22, 2016 Between 45 to 50 people gathered at the Elks Lodge Tuesday morning, June 14, to celebrate Flag Day. more »»

‘Rock on the Dock’ Songwriter's Fest Saturday

June 22, 2016 This Saturday, June 25, Low Key Tiki will hold its 5th annual "Rock on the Dock" Songwriters Fest. more »»

School District eyes position cuts

June 22, 2016 The Lee County Public Schools preliminary budget includes the elimination of numerous positions, as well as new initiatives to save the district money. Superintendent Dr. more »»

Island youngsters attending Elks Camp

June 22, 2016 Twenty-one youngsters from Pine Island loaded onto a bus early Sunday morning at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge to headed to Marion County for a week at the Florida Elks Youth Cam. more »»

Last music show of summer at Seven Seas, Sunday

June 15, 2016 Sandbar Productions will hold its final Dock Party at Seven Seas Bait and Tackle on Sunday, June 19. “I encourage people to come by boat,” owner Jim Frock said. more »»

Get ready for another hurricane season

June 15, 2016 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District and the Lee County Emergency Operation Center have a message for the community: Be prepared. more »»

Beacon marks 43rd GED graduate

June 15, 2016 Four years ago the Beacon of HOPE took on the challenge of helping people prepare for better paying jobs and a more prosperous future by offering a GED program. more »»

Le Berry, owner of Le’s Oriental Cuisine, retires

June 15, 2016 Le Berry, owner of Le’s Oriental Cuisine, has sold the restaurant and retired. “It’s very hard standing on your feet 12 hours a day,” Berry said. “I’m looking forward to my retirement. more »»

New anonymous $30,000 donor for Beacon

June 15, 2016 A Pine Island resident has stepped forward to assist the Pine Island Beacon of HOPE with a $30,000 matching funds donation. This is the second “matching funds” doner to step forward. more »»

Marge Teach celebrates her 90th Birthday on June 12th

June 15, 2016 Marge Teach, a resident at Flamingo Bay since 1983, has lived in Florida for more than 50 years. more »»

Pine Islander dreams big with a tiny house

June 8, 2016 When JoAnn Botta decided to build a house in 2013 she was thinking small. more »»

VFW remembers, honors on Memorial Day

June 8, 2016 More than 100 people arrived at the VFW on Memorial Day to remember ‘those who gave all. more »»

Kiwanis Club presents check for more than $8,000 to Beacon

June 8, 2016 Last Thursday night, the Greater Pine Island Kiwanis Club presented a check for $8,430 to the Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Pine Island Little League retains Tarpon Bay Cup

June 8, 2016 In the Duel of the Islands Invitational baseball All Star games Pine Island Little League retained the Tarpon Bay Cup for a third year in a row. In game one Sanibel scored in the second and third. more »»

Elks to mark Flag Day Tuesday

June 8, 2016 The Pine Island Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is going back to its roots in marking Flag Day on Tuesday, June 14 — and its members are hoping the public will join the commemoration of the... more »»

Marco fertilizer summer ban began June 1 for most municipalities

June 8, 2016 By AMBER CROOKS Senior Natural Resources Specialist, Conservancy of Southwest Florida With the approval of a fertilizer ordinance in the City of Marco Island this past March, ordinances are now in... more »»

E8 released into outdoor flight enclosure at CROW

June 8, 2016 The juvenile eaglet, E8, was transferred to one of CROW’s outdoor flight enclosures June 1, which CROW staff hopes will encourage him to eat on his own. more »»

2016 hurricane ‘season’ under way

June 8, 2016 Meteorologists issued their predictions for the Atlantic Hurricane Season weeks ago. more »»

 
 

 

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