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Three Pine Island students ‘Do The Right Thing’

December 9, 2015 For each of the last 19 years, the Lee County Sheriff's Department has been recognizing students for making positive choices and healthy decisions. The program is named “Do The Right Thing. more »»

Sheriff’s fight against hunger scores another knockout

December 9, 2015 The Lee County Sheriff’s Office pulled out all the stops Saturday at its second-annual Fighting Holiday Hunger event at the North Fort Myers Community Park. more »»

6th Annual Holiday House

December 2, 2015 Final preparations are underway for the Beacon of H.O.P.E.'s annual Holiday House. Santa arrives tomorrow night (Family Night) at the Tarpon Lodge dock at 5:30. more »»

Pine Island Junior Olympics competition Dec. 12

December 2, 2015 By ED FRANKS Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island have scheduled the 34th annual Pine Island Junior Olympics for Saturday, Dec. 1. more »»

Land trust names parcel ‘Ed Chapin Preserve’

December 2, 2015 Last week, the Calusa Land Trust renamed the Helvenston parcel in Bokeelia the "Ed Chapin Preserve." Chapin has been a member of the Calusa Land Trust since its inception nearly 40 years ag. more »»

Island artist Mel Meo wins flag contest

December 2, 2015 Local artist Mel Meo's entry for the Pine Island Flag Contest has received the most votes. Meo, a noted artist, has been a resident of Pine Island for many years. more »»

Miceli's donates $3,800 to From Our Hearts

December 2, 2015 The eighth annual OctoberBreast was held at Miceli's Restaurant in Matlacha last month. more »»

PIE student named 'School Safety Officer’

December 2, 2015 Third grade student Kayli Diaz Ramos has been selected as Pine Island Elementary School's first quarter School Safety Officer. more »»

First Baptist Church to hold annual Seafood Fest

December 2, 2015 First Baptist Church of St. James City is having its 6th annual Seafood Feast and Festival Saturday, Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Florida American Legion Auxiliary president visits island

December 2, 2015 Pearl McIntyre, Department President of the American Legion – Florida, stopped by Pine Island American Legion Post 136 Saturday morning, Nov. 21. more »»

Islander’s carvings ‘under the radar’

November 25, 2015 Pine Island has been called the "creative coast" for many years. Restaurants are filled with the sounds of local musicians and galleries are lined with fine art and crafts. more »»

Celebration planned for Capt’n Cons’ 20th

November 25, 2015 Capt'n Cons is turning 20 years old on Dec. 1 and everyone is invited to celebrate! The owner, Luretta Sims, is hosting a barbecue cookout from 12-5 p.m. more »»

Santa set to visit Holiday House

November 25, 2015 Santa is coming to the Holiday House Thursday, Dec. 3. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 3; Friday, Dec. 4; and Saturday, Dec. 5, for the Beacon of HOPE's 6th Annual Holiday House of H.O.P.E. more »»

CW Fudge holds Holiday Open House

November 25, 2015 With Santa waving to passing cars on Pine Island Road, CW Fudge held its second annual Holiday Open House Wednes-day. Shortly after 6 p.m., Santa flipped the switch officially opening the event. more »»

Pine Island Elementary collects items for Food Pantry

November 25, 2015 Pine Island Elementary school collected 1,265 cans for the Pine Island Food Pantry. “This is an outstanding accomplishment because we're talking about 1,096 pounds of food,” Dave Grueser said. more »»

Century 21 receptionist Suzanne Tomlinson ‘moves’ into real estate

November 25, 2015 After 12 years at the front desk of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, Suzanne Tomlinson has moved into full-time real estate. “I just want every one to know that I haven't left,” Tomlinson said. more »»

Students salute American heroes

November 18, 2015 Tuesday morning a record number of veterans — 35 — assembled at the pavilion at Pine Island Elementary School to be honored by students and staff. more »»

Island couple donates $10,000 to Beacon

November 18, 2015 Island couple Buzzy Phillips and Carol Cassell have made a $10,000 donation to the Beacon of H.O.P.E. Community Learning Cente. more »»

Author Macomber holds ‘Reader Rendezvous’ party

November 18, 2015 They came by car, they came by golf cart, they came by bicycle and they even came by boat to Pine Island author Robert Macomber's 13th annual 'Reader Rendezvous' party at Woody's on Saturday. more »»

Adoptable dogs: Second Chance Pals

November 18, 2015 The Second Chance Pals program run by the Gulf Coast Humane Society, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Corrections, is the epitome of a successful two-way street with both sides helping... more »»



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