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PIE students present sciences fair projects

Every year Pine Island Elementary school students in kindergarten-5th grade participate in the Lee County Science Fair Expo. Teachers and students work together during this time to learn all about the scientific method -- coming up with a question, making a hypothesis( a guess), getting the ...

St. John’s Episcopal Church Women makes donations to PI F.I.S.H, Beacon

St. John’s Episcopal Church Women are pleased to announce the donation of $500 to the Pine Island F.I.S.H. organization to help the Food Pantry, as well as a donation of $500 to the Beacon of H.O.P.E. to use as needed. This money came from fundraisers hosted by St. John’s Episcopal ...

Pine Island Garden Club to landscape PIE

The Pine Island Garden Club has a new project. Club members will be landscaping the Pine Island Elementary School and adding a memorial garden to recognize those individuals who have given so much to the education of island children.

30th Annual Partners in Education – State of Our Schools Breakfast Friday

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, in partnership with The School District of Lee County, will hold the Partners in Education - State of Our Schools Breakfast Friday, May 14, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, at 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. The annual event provides an ...

Cat of the Week: Sammy

It’s hard to capture greatness, but I dare say these humans accomplished it with this photo of me. Now that it will be in the paper, people will be begging for the chance to pet me. All according to my master plan. My last humans had my claws removed, but I refuse to see myself as defective. ...

Bridge Beat

Bridge has started up again on Pine Island with one weekly game: Fishers of Men Thursday Bridge, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., everyone welcome. For further information, call Carole Clifford at 239-283-0366 or Maxine Crispi at 239-283-7869. The other games are still on COVID ...

Spotlight on Paul and Nichole Pichon

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Paul and Nichole Pichon have been together since they were 16 and married for over a decade, which means they’ve been a couple for 17 years. “We’ve been together over half of our lives,” said Nichole. According to Paul, there were clear intentions of ...

M/PIFCD plans advanced life support for trucks, stations

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Fire Chief Ben Mickuleit and Capt. Bobby Barr are setting their sights on an upgrade from Basic Life Support to Advanced Life Support for all fire trucks and all stations on the island. While this will certainly take some time to accomplish, they feel the results ...

Best of Pine Island ballots counted, tallied

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com It’s that time of year again when the "Best of Pine Island" ballots have been turned in and counted. Thanks to everyone who voted for their Pine Island favorites and congratulations to those businesses and service people who topped the list of so many, that you ...

ROAR member facilitates island cleanup on Earth Day

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Pine Island ROAR member Kathy Chumley coordinated an Earth Day island cleanup on April 22, with the help of some willing islanders. “It went very well,” Chumley said. “We had quite a few people. Some of them worked down in Matlacha from around Miceli’s ...