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New bins pay off in island, area recycling efforts

July 8, 2015 The large wheeled carts North Fort Myers and Pine Island residents received over the winter to increase recycling have already produced big dividends. more »»

18-year-old musical ‘veteran’

July 8, 2015 Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz have been a Southwest Florida band for four year. more »»

'Old E20' returns to Pine Island

July 1, 2015 “Old E20” returned home to Pine Island Wednesday afternoon. Old E20 is a fire engine that served Pine Island/Matlacha for 26 year. more »»

Legion making final plans for 4th parade

July 1, 2015 On Saturday, July 4, American Legion Post #136 will sponsor the annual Independence Day parade to celebrate the birthday of America. Everyone is invited to participate. more »»

Missing island landmark turns up

July 1, 2015 Heading west on Pine Island Road, in front of the Bridgewater Inn, islanders and visitors are greeted by a “welcome” sign alerting them that “Island Time Begins Here. more »»

Pool party officially kicks off summer

July 1, 2015 Approximately 75 people turned out last Friday evening for the Kiwanis “kick-off-to-summer” pool party at the Pine island Community Pool. more »»

Conservationists cry foul on Amendment 1 funding

July 1, 2015 Florida voters have been betrayed. At least that’s what former Lee County commissioner Ray Judah contends happened with passage of the state budget in the last week. more »»

Island author Grant releases third in a series of St. James City mysteries

July 1, 2015 Pine Island author Mitch Grant has released the third in a series of St. James City murder mysteries and it is by far the best book he's written. more »»

Pine Island Little League wins Duel of the Islands again

June 24, 2015 The Sanibel Babe Ruth League team traveled to Pine Island for the annual Duel of the Islands Invitational Tournament. The winner of the games (they play two) takes home the Tarpon Bay Cup. more »»

It’s official; Mango Queen blesses MangoMania

June 24, 2015 MangoMania officially began last Thursday when 2015 Mango Queen Jonna Bouchard officially offered the "blessing" for the event. more »»

Frock notes 20th year as shop owner

June 24, 2015 Jim Frock, owner of Seven Seas Bait and Tackle in Matlacha, is celebrating his 20th anniversary as owner of the business. “I became owner of Seven Seas on June 26, 1995,” Frock sai. more »»

Breast health caravan pulls into Beacon of H.O.P.E.

June 24, 2015 Tuesday, June 16, was a very busy day at the Beacon of H.O.P.E. Both Hearing Health of SW Florida and Partners for Breast Cancer Care Inc. were there to serve Pine Islanders. more »»

Ozzie released near North Fort Myers home

June 24, 2015 After exactly three months in rehabilitation captivity, Ozzie the bald eagle and Eagle Cam star, is back where he belongs — in the wil. more »»

24 receive Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund scholarships

June 24, 2015 The 17th annual Bobby Holloway Memorial Fishing Tournament was held last March to raise funds for the youth of Pine Island. Last Tuesday night, the group awarded scholarships to 24 island students. more »»

Packed house enjoys Songwriters Fest

June 17, 2015 Warm temperatures, cold beer and great original music were all celebrated at Low Key Tiki Saturday afternoo. more »»

Planning Committee holds second meeting

June 17, 2015 Wednesday night, nearly 70 people assembled at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church for the second meeting of the Pine Island Planning Committee. more »»

F.I.S.H. continues to assist ‘fellow islanders’ in need

June 17, 2015 Pine Island has been blessed with many organizations willing to help “fellow islanders” in need. One of the leading organizations is F.I.S.H., “Friendly Islanders Sending Help.” The F.I.S.H. more »»

Volunteers plant 100 trees at St. James Creek Preserve

June 17, 2015 Saturday morning more than a dozen volunteers, including Pine Island firefighters and Lee County EMS, joined the Calusa Land Trust to plant native plants at St. James Creek Preserve. more »»

F.I.S.H. donates $1,800 to Pine Island Elementary for field trips

June 17, 2015 F.I.S.H. president Dianne Higgins presented a check for $1,800 to Pine Island Elementary School Principal Rob Mazzoli last week with the pledge, “If the need arises, please call us. more »»

Hookers fishing tournament set for Oct. 11

June 17, 2015 The Matlacha Hookers, a 501c3 women’s organization, will be hosting its 17th Annual Fishing Tournament & Derby Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Olde Fish House and Marina & Restaurant in Matlacha. more »»



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