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Help celebrate Small Business Saturday in St. James City

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 24 ? the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to "shop small" on the islands on Small Business Saturday. Grab a friend or family member and head to St James City for a day of shopping and fun, Islanders and visitors are invited to stop by the Olde ...

ECHO conference Thursday to mark 25 years

It is a much different world now than it was in 1994 when ECHO started to hold its annual International Agricultural Conference.With all the knowledge gained about growing crops in virtually any type of condition, hunger throughout the world has been dropping rapidly.ECHO will hold its Silver ...

Edison Oil seeks to rebuild at old Stop-N-Shop site

Many islanders remember the old Citgo Stop-N-Shop gas station one half mile east of the Center on Pine Island Road. The Stop-N-Shop building has been abandoned since shortly after Hurricane Charley. Recently, Edison Oil announced its plans to tear down the old building and build a new station ...

Whole Soul Wellness Yoga open house this weekend

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, Pine Islands newest yoga studio - Whole Soul Wellness Yoga - will be holding an open house.Well known local yoga instructor Jaime Boswell, who taught yoga last year at the St. James City Civic Association, has opened her own studio at 13960 ...

Low Key Tiki girls hold first ‘Second Hand Run’

The Low Key Tiki girls held their first "Second Hand Run" last Wednesday."This is a new event we've dubbed the 'Low Key Cutie's 1st Annual Second Hand Run,'" organizer Barb Riordan said. "We have a group of 30 40 ladies who will be participating today."The way the "Second Hand Run" works is, ...

Red tide brings red ink: Losses in the millions

The trickle-down effect of the blue-green algae and red tide events has moved through Southwest Florida businesses just as water releases have moved down the Caloosahatchee.Both have left significant harm in their wake, with financial losses following the devastating environmental fallout.On ...

Yucatan Waterfront Restaurant officially opens in Matlacha

Last Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Yucatan Waterfront Restaurant in Matlacha joined the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce to hold its Grand Opening ribbon-cutting.Rob Reilly, general manager of Matlacha's newest restaurant said, "We opened about a year ago but we wanted to make some improvements ...

CW Fudge hosts ‘Christmas in July’ celebration

Traffic at CW Fudge was especially heavy last Saturday afternoon as the island company celebrated its annual "Christmas in July" event.CW Fudge featured 11 new flavors for the event: Black and White Cookies 'n Cream, Chocolate Cherry Walnut, Chocolate Cranberries Explosion, Chocolate Rum with ...

Dr. Stevens joins Riverside Dental

Dr. Marcus Sherry and Riverside Dental Associates have welcomed Dr. Eric Stevens to the Pine Island practice. Since graduating dental school, Stevens has been practicing dentistry for four years in his father's Bonita Springs practice. He has been seeing patients on the island since July ...

Island hairdresser continues to donate Locks of Love

Suzanne Finn has been a hairdresser for 35 years and involved with Locks of Love for more than 20 years."This is something I've been passionate about for many years," said Finn, who owns Tropical Hair Gallery. "I became involved with Locks of Love years ago when a fellow hairdresser's daughter ...