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Olympian Bob Suter remembered

September 16, 2014 Pine Island residents remembered Gold Medal winner Bob Suter this week in the wake of the "Miracle on Ice" Olympian's  death from an apparent heart attack.  Suter, who was a part-time resident of S. more »»

Jimmy Louis to perform at Saltwater Smokehouse

September 16, 2014 Pine Island resident Jimmy Louis was living his life on “island time” when he received a call from Kenny Chesney. more »»

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 16, 2014 By TIFFANY REPECKI About one quarter of the children under 21 diagnosed with cancer every year do not surviv. more »»

Local interest shown in shark tagging ‘hobby’

September 16, 2014 Shark tagging is not easy, inexpensive or for those who want to put forth a half-hearted effort. Ask Fort Myers Beach resident Jason Jackson. more »»

Medical front-office training program available

September 16, 2014 Many Lee County residents are working at low-skill, low-pay jobs. Some feel there’s not much out there in the way of opportunity. more »»

MPIFCD responds to boat fire in Bokeelia

September 16, 2014 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department received a call of a boat fire in Bokeelia Monday, Sept. 8, at 10:48 p.m. Fire personnel quickly responded to extinguish the blaze. more »»

Mel Meo opens new studio in old location

September 9, 2014 Local artist Mel Meo has re-opened her art studio in the same building she occupied 20 years ago. “What goes around comes around, I guess,” Meo said last week. more »»

Low Key Redfish Challenge set for Sept. 20

September 9, 2014 Low Key Tiki will hold its 4th Annual Redfish Challenge Saturday, Sept. 20. The captains' meeting will be held Friday, Sept. 19, at Low Key Tiki at 7 p.. more »»

VFW Post holds Mahnke benefit

September 9, 2014 Last Saturday VFW Post 4353 held a benefit to help cover medical expenses for Rhonda Mahnke, who was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 11 and had a double mastectom. more »»

Garden Club kicks off season Sept. 18

September 9, 2014 The Pine Island Garden Club will kick off the season Sept. 18, at 9 a.m., with its first monthly meeting with Bob Cook - “Be Proud of your Pine Island Yard. more »»

‘Feed the Families’ to offer free hot meals starting Oct. 5

September 9, 2014 Pine Island’s "Feed the Families" will be restarting its weekly dinners Sunday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. more »»

Artist donates pastel painting to Helping Paws

September 9, 2014 Deborah Kerr Conley, a local artist, has donated her pastel painting of a Hemingway cat to the Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary on Pine Island. more »»

Operation Open Arms conducts 100th and final marriage

September 9, 2014 A 501c3 public charity without a payroll that has extended benefits to U.S. more »»

Tibetan Monk Geshe-La to visit Pine Island

September 3, 2014 Geshe Thupten Phelgye is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. As part of his United States tour, he will visit Pine Island on Friday, Sept. more »»

Am. Legion donates to P.I. school

September 3, 2014 The Pine Island American Legion Post 136 delivered a $500 check to Pine Island Elementary School last Tuesday. more »»

Beacon of H.O.P.E. contributes bike

September 3, 2014 About two weeks ago the Beacon of H.O.P.E. purchased a bicycle for a Pine Island man in need of assistance. more »»

Beacon of H.O.P.E. ‘We Need You!’

September 3, 2014 The Beacon of H.O.P.E. is looking for volunteers to assist with the Students Achieving Success (SAS) program. SAS is the educational component of the Beacon. more »»

Pine Island Playhouse PIPy Awards

September 3, 2014 The first annual PIPy Awards were presented last week to the talented Pine Islanders that performed in the first 5 plays presented by Pine Island Playhous. more »»

Lee Greenwood to headline Lee Civic Center concert

September 3, 2014 You can almost guarantee that thousands of cigarette lighters and cell phones will light up the Lee Civic Center when “God Bless the USA” is sung. more »»

Bert’s Bar’s Redfish Challenge

September 3, 2014 Bert’s Bar and Grill will be hosting the 6th Annual Bert’s Red F.I.S.H. Challenge charity fishing tournament to benefit Pine Island F.I.S.H. more »»



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