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Elks Lodge to hit the links for annual golf scramble

Players and sponsors are being sought for the 26 annual Charitable Trust Golf scramble presented by the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge 2781. This year’s golf scramble takes place Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Alden Pines Golf Course in Bokeelia. “We’ve always made it a priority to serve the ...

Wreaths Across America program now under way

The tradition of laying wreaths to honor veterans during the holiday season began in 1992, when the Worcester Wreath Company was stuck with a number of extra wreaths at the close of the holiday season. Morrill Worcester, remembering a boyhood trip to sacred grounds of Arlington National ...

Matlacha Community Center hosting Fun Day Programs for students on break

The Matlacha Community Center, 4577 Pine Island Road, will host Fun Days for kids ages 6-13 so they may spend teacher in-service day and Thanksgiving Break having fun with friends. The days will include games and fall crafts. Participants are asked to bring a bagged lunch, snacks and a water ...

Friends of the Pine Island Library collecting books for Dec. 11 sale

The Friends of the Pine Island Library are collecting gently used books for its upcoming book sale on Dec. 11. Donations are needed to guarantee the success of our sale. There will be two drop off dates when books may be left at the parking lot of Pine Island United Methodist Church, 5701 ...

Firefighters present program for students for Fire Prevention Week

Students at Pine Island Elementary School received a presentation from the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District during Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 6. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, firemen were unable to visit the PIE campus, but all classes attended a Zoom virtual session with members ...

GoFundMe set up to benefit local child’s special transportation needs

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Like many 7-year-olds, Evie Harper likes getting out of the house and going for a ride. But she — and her family — needs the help of the community to not only better aid Evie on those excursions out and about, but to get her to school, therapy and needed ...

Local pediatric Baker Act numbers up

news@breezenewspapers.com The past eight months have shown a steady increase in pediatric Baker Act admissions at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Although Golisano Children’s Hospital is not a Baker Act receiving facility, they do receive pediatric patients who may ...

Winn-Dixie food drive raises almost $4,000

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Pine Island Winn-Dixie store manager Dan Loughren never gets tired of thanking his faithful customers for feeding the hungry. On Saturday, Oct. 9, there was a one-day food drive at his store for the Pine Island Food Pantry, totaling just under $4,000 in grocery ...