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Procrastinators get short tax deadline break

April 13, 2016 Taxpayers have just over one week to file their 2015 tax returns and have them in on time. This year, the filing deadline is April 1. more »»

County approves new land regs for Pine Island

April 6, 2016 New regulations that could increase density on-island while also providing an incentive for development off-island in areas of the county better able to handle that growth were unanimously approved... more »»

Leoma Lovegrove helps raise $6,700 for the M/PIFCD

April 6, 2016 Last Friday morning, Leoma Lovegrove presented a check to the Matlacha Pine Island Fire Department for $6,700. The money was raised at Lovegrove Gallery with the first annual Firemen's Fest. more »»

Breast Health Caravan to visit Beacon

April 6, 2016 Next Thursday, April 14, the Breast Health Caravan will arrive at the Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Ladies of the Elks Fashion Show ends fundraising season

April 6, 2016 The Ladies of the Elks ended their season last week when they presented their final fundraiser. more »»

Eagle time capsule deadline approaches

April 6, 2016 Thursday, April 21, 2016, marks the 40th anniversary of the first edition of the Pine Island Eagle. On that date, the Eagle will dedicate a time capsule at the Museum of the Islands at noon. more »»

Johnson demonstrates use of alcohol inks

April 6, 2016 Local artist Pat Johnson met with several other artists last week to demonstrate painting with alcohol inks. “Alcohol inks can be a fun way to use vibrant colors,” Johnson said. more »»

Strange Arrangement presents ‘Monday Music’

April 6, 2016 The Brothers Van Kirk, also known as the local band Strange Arrangement, are offering a "Monday Music" program that enables anyone free access to an interactive educational musical experience. more »»

Southeastern Guide Dogs fundraiser at JetBlue Park this Saturday

April 6, 2016 The Southeastern Guide Dogs Fort Myers Walkathon will be held Saturday, April 9, at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway Drive, S., in Fort Myers. The festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Benacquisto, Eagle address local Republican Club

April 6, 2016 State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto said the two-month legislative session felt more like a year and a half, but it was worth it with all they accomplished. That is what she and State Re. more »»

'Acma in Matlacha' concert this Wednesday at The Olde Fish House Marina and Restaurant

April 5, 2016 The Olde Fish House Marina and Restaurant, 4530 Pine Island Rd Matlacha, will hold its first "Acma in Matlacha" concert on Wednesday, April 6, from 6-9 p.m. more »»

Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Tournament April 9

March 30, 2016 The annual Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament will be held at Pineland Marina Saturday, April 9. more »»

Beacon offers new, improved SAS program

March 30, 2016 The Beacon of H.O.P.E. offers services to every age group on the island. One of the programs, Students Achieving Success, is an educational program for children in 4th and 5th grade. more »»

Girl Scout reconditions Pine Island Lions Park

March 30, 2016 Pine Island resident and Girl Scout Brittany Newman visited the Greater Pine Island Lions Park next to St. more »»

Storm doesn't stop Mullet Toss Championship

March 23, 2016 Rain didn't dampen the spirit at the 25th annual Matlacha Mariners Mullet Toss Championship last Saturday but the early afternoon thunderstorm did. more »»

M/PIFCD millage increase approved

March 23, 2016 Tuesday, by a close vote 50.66 percent to 49.34 percent margin, voters let their voices be heard by approving the millage increase requested by the he Matla-cha/Pine Island Fire Control District . more »»

World War II veteran Harry Gravelyn honored by Elks

March 23, 2016 Just short of his 97th birthday, a celebration was held at the Pine Island Elks for Capt. Harry Gravelyn. His family and about 30 friends attended the party at the Pine Island Elks Lodge. more »»

Lovegrove to hold 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 23, 2016 Last year, about 150 children arrived at Lovegrove Galleries for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. “We expect at least as many this year,” Lovegrove said. more »»

Beltone Hearing Care Service at American Legion and VFW

March 23, 2016 Jane Lopez and Heather Golden, Outreach coordinator, with Beltone Hearing of Cape Coral, have scheduled the next monthly hearing aid service at Pine Island American Legion Post 136 for Wednesday,... more »»

Feral cats still an issue, but problem improving

March 23, 2016 It is unlikely that Lee County will ever completely solve the feral cat problem, but there are programs that are making a difference. more »»



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