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E8 released back into the wild

August 24, 2016 E8 was released back into the wild Aug. 18 near his nest in North Fort Myers. Hospital Director Heather Barron said the release went “smooth as silk.” “It went very well. more »»

Gulf Coast Humane Society ends bid for shelter in Cape

August 24, 2016 The Gulf Coast Humane Society decided it will give up its pursuit for a satellite shelter in Cape Coral after not being able to raise enough money to build one. more »»

Pine Island Lions Club dedicates statue

August 17, 2016 Friday morning, Lions Club President Mary Von Burg arrived at John P. Martin Memorial Lions Club Family Park at 5th Avenue and Lemon Street in St. more »»

Third annual PIPy awards presented

August 17, 2016 The 3rd annual Beacon of H.O.P.E Pine Island Playhouse (PIPy) awards ceremony was held Saturday night at the Pine Island United Methodist Church. more »»

Holloway helps team win Senior Softball World Series

August 17, 2016 The Southeast Region team of Little League Senior Softball won the 2016 Senior Softball World Series at the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana, Delaware, Sunday, Aug. . more »»

Pine Island Elementary holds open house

August 17, 2016 More than 200 people filled the cafeteria Monday, Aug. 8, for Pine Island Elementary School's Open House night. more »»

Hook: ‘Smooth’ opening to school year

August 17, 2016 The 2016-17 school year at Pine Island Elementary began Wednesday, Aug. 10. According to school officials, the first three days ran very smoothly. more »»

Early voting begins Saturday in Lee County

August 17, 2016 Voters looking to beat the Election Day lines can cast their ballot early starting Saturday. Early voting for the Aug. 30 primary election will kick off this weekend and run through Saturday, Aug. 27. more »»

El Pollo Rico opens on Pine Island

August 17, 2016 Pine Island's newest restaurant, El Pollo Rico, opened March 26. “We opened to a 'soft opening' because we wanted to iron out everything,” owner Mike Miceli said. more »»

Businesses investing in solar could get tax break

August 17, 2016 If a constitutional amendment on the Aug. more »»

Officials, activists, warily hopeful on Negron’s plan

August 17, 2016 “It would be great... if they got it passed.” Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dennis Boback summarized what most others said about a $2.4 billion plan presented by Florida Sen. more »»

Hookers donate needed supplies to Pine Island Elementary

August 10, 2016 About a dozen tables were piled high with school supplies — pencils, spiral notebooks, composition books, filler paper, Elmer's glue, crayons, folders, erasers, scissors and 250 pencil bags from... more »»

Florida Senate leader proposes $2B Lake Okeechobee cleanup

August 10, 2016 STUART, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate's incoming president on Tuesday announced a $2. more »»

American Legion delivers classroom essentials, check

August 10, 2016 The members of Pine Island American Legion Post 136 delivered boxes and boxes of school supplies to Pine Island Elementary School lat Wednesday mornin. more »»

MangoMania deemed a huge success

August 10, 2016 Final tabulations have been made and organizers have declared that MangoMania 2016 was a great success — one of the best in years. more »»

Barry receives 2016 Bradley Stokes Scholarship Award

August 10, 2016 This year's Bradley Stokes Scholarship Award winner has been named — John Barry Jr. of Lehigh Acres. Rebecca Stokes presented the award to the future firefighter last week. more »»

New principal at Pine Island Elementary

August 3, 2016 Steven Hook, the former principal at Oasis Elementary School in Cape Coral and the new principal at Pine Island Elementary School, is settling into his office. more »»

Pine Islanders test waters for quality

August 3, 2016 The Charlotte Harbor Estuaries Volun-teer Water Quality Monitoring Network is a group of volunteers that collect water quality data throughout the estuaries in the Charlotte Harbor area. more »»

Christine Wiederhold earns securities certification

August 3, 2016 Christine Wiederhold, the receptionist at Buzzy Phillips Raymond James office, has passed the "Series 7" test and has received her securities license. more »»

Back to school time

August 3, 2016 As students prepare to head back to school, motorists and parents should keep in mind some basic safety tips to help ensure a great start to the new year for everyon. more »»



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