Pine Island Eagle to the Editoren-usSat, 28 May 2016 15:58:05 EDTSat, 28 May 2016 15:58:05 EDT of a champion the editor: Phil Buchanan, champion of environmental and quality of life issues for Pine Island, Matlacha and our entire region, has passed away.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTPine Island Food Pantry benefits from postal carriers food drive the editor: Again, the Pine Island mail carriers delivered. Over 5,000 pounds has been collected and still counting. Food from the Postal Drive remains on the Island, and will help the pantry get through the summer months when donations drop off.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTWe sadly bid Phil Buchanan a final farewell the editor: We sadly bid Phil Buchanan a final farewell. A man who devoted many years of his life to protecting this island and its inhabitants and who gave 100 percent of himself to as many causes as humanly possible.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTA tribute To Phil Buchanan the editor: Phil was a visionary toward maintaining and preserving what nature gave us on the island. He was an activist and an instrumental leader toward protecting our paradise through the Pine Island Plan.Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTBBQ fundraiser to benefit local veterans organization the editor: Mantanzas by the Bay will host the third annual Memorial Day BBQ and Blues Festival for Operation Open Arms on May 28. This is an all day event until 10 p.m. Prizes, auctions, 50-50, and $15 BBQ plates.Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT