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Letter carriers to collect food May 9

May 6, 2015 On the second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns will participate in the largest food drive in the nation. more »»

Five receive certificates of completion in English as a Second Language class

May 6, 2015 Last Friday, the Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s English as a Second Language program celebrated five graduates at Wesley Hall of the United Methodist Church of Pine island. more »»

Confusion in wake of school board’s testing vote

May 6, 2015 A decision the School Board of Lee County made Tuesday night has caused some concern among teachers employed in the district. more »»

New Wounded Warrior Anglers activity introduced

May 6, 2015 A new program that the Wounded Warrior Anglers introduced to its veterans early this month will continue in Matlacha later this year. more »»

Pinewood Derby: Island scouts participate annual race

April 29, 2015 Nearly 20 boys, plus parents and grandparents, gathered at the Pine Island United Methodist Church last week to participate in a Pinewood Derby. more »»

Sheriff’s Department’s Dobson retires

April 29, 2015 Well over 100 people gathered at the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce building last week to celebrate 35 years of dedicated service Lee County Sheriff's Department's Richard Dobson gave to the peopl... more »»

Elks donate $2,000 to Beacon

April 29, 2015 The Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge #2781 was recently awarded a $2,000 Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation for having met the National President's per-member goal for giving to the EN. more »»

Volunteers sought for Beacon’s SAS program

April 29, 2015 The Beacon of H.O.P.E. is looking for volunteers to assist with the Students Achieving Success program. SAS is the educational component of the Beacon. more »»

CROW takes in osprey and loggerhead patients

April 29, 2015 Two new patients arrived in "grave" condition at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation for Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel during the week of April 20-25. more »»

Beacon of H.O.P.E. to provide hearing services

April 29, 2015 Beginning May 5, the Beacon of H.O.P.E. will offer hearing services from Hearing Health of SW Florida. Hearing Health is family owned and operated by Charles Cameron. more »»

Women of the Moose presents scholarships to four island students

April 29, 2015 Four Pine Island students received $1,000 scholarships from the Women of the Moose last Friday evening. more »»

'Catch and Release' topic at Matlacha Civic

April 22, 2015 The Matlacha Civic Association met last Wednesday in the Arts building in Matlacha Park for a talk about “Catch and Release” fishing by Joy Hazell from the Florida Sea Grant, Florida Fish and... more »»

Beacon receives donation from Hookers

April 22, 2015 Monday night about 100 Matlacha Hookers met at Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House for their monthly meeting and the presentation of a check to the Beacon of H.O.P.E.(Helping Our People Excel). more »»

Ladies of the Elks swear in new officers

April 22, 2015 About 50 members of the Ladies of the Elks attended their final meeting of the season at the Elks Club last Monday. The purpose of the meeting was to swear in new officers and make two donation. more »»

Best of Pine Island 2015 winners announced

April 22, 2015 The results are in for the 2015 Best of Pine Island. more »»

Author Black discusses latest book with Friends of the Pine Island Library

April 22, 2015 Approximately 35 people were at the Pine Island Elks Lodge last Wednesday to hear author Lisa Black speak at the Friends of the Pine Island Library meeting. more »»

Habitat for Humanity volunteer recognized on the Today show

April 22, 2015 Cape Coral resident Harold Elsesser has not been one to brag about his accomplishments, and when he made his appearance Thursday on the “Today” show with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, nothing... more »»

Wounded Warrior Anglers gearing up for May 23 fishing tournament

April 22, 2015 Anglers will soon hit the water in Matlacha for the annual Wounded Warrior Anglers fishing tournament to raise funds to further support wounded warriors, caregivers and their children through its... more »»

Friends of the Cape Coral Library spring book sale starts this Thursday

April 22, 2015 Books, books and more books will be available for grabs next week at the Cape Coral Librar. more »»

Ozzie the eagle’s fracture starting to heal

April 22, 2015 A callus, or new bone development, was detected on Ozzie's latest X-ray last Tuesday, which is good news for the celebrity bald eagle cam star. more »»



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