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Get ready for another hurricane season

June 15, 2016 The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District and the Lee County Emergency Operation Center have a message for the community: Be prepared. more »»

Beacon marks 43rd GED graduate

June 15, 2016 Four years ago the Beacon of HOPE took on the challenge of helping people prepare for better paying jobs and a more prosperous future by offering a GED program. more »»

Le Berry, owner of Le’s Oriental Cuisine, retires

June 15, 2016 Le Berry, owner of Le’s Oriental Cuisine, has sold the restaurant and retired. “It’s very hard standing on your feet 12 hours a day,” Berry said. “I’m looking forward to my retirement. more »»

New anonymous $30,000 donor for Beacon

June 15, 2016 A Pine Island resident has stepped forward to assist the Pine Island Beacon of HOPE with a $30,000 matching funds donation. This is the second “matching funds” doner to step forward. more »»

Marge Teach celebrates her 90th Birthday on June 12th

June 15, 2016 Marge Teach, a resident at Flamingo Bay since 1983, has lived in Florida for more than 50 years. more »»

Pine Islander dreams big with a tiny house

June 8, 2016 When JoAnn Botta decided to build a house in 2013 she was thinking small. more »»

VFW remembers, honors on Memorial Day

June 8, 2016 More than 100 people arrived at the VFW on Memorial Day to remember ‘those who gave all. more »»

Kiwanis Club presents check for more than $8,000 to Beacon

June 8, 2016 Last Thursday night, the Greater Pine Island Kiwanis Club presented a check for $8,430 to the Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Pine Island Little League retains Tarpon Bay Cup

June 8, 2016 In the Duel of the Islands Invitational baseball All Star games Pine Island Little League retained the Tarpon Bay Cup for a third year in a row. In game one Sanibel scored in the second and third. more »»

Elks to mark Flag Day Tuesday

June 8, 2016 The Pine Island Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is going back to its roots in marking Flag Day on Tuesday, June 14 — and its members are hoping the public will join the commemoration of the... more »»

Marco fertilizer summer ban began June 1 for most municipalities

June 8, 2016 By AMBER CROOKS Senior Natural Resources Specialist, Conservancy of Southwest Florida With the approval of a fertilizer ordinance in the City of Marco Island this past March, ordinances are now in... more »»

E8 released into outdoor flight enclosure at CROW

June 8, 2016 The juvenile eaglet, E8, was transferred to one of CROW’s outdoor flight enclosures June 1, which CROW staff hopes will encourage him to eat on his own. more »»

2016 hurricane ‘season’ under way

June 8, 2016 Meteorologists issued their predictions for the Atlantic Hurricane Season weeks ago. more »»

Kiwanis exploring 'Restaurant Crawl' as fundraising option on heels of rained-out Taste

June 1, 2016 After the disappointing results from the 2016 Taste of Pine Island, the Kiwanis Club is exploring something new – a “Restaurant Crawl. more »»

Father Hughes to bid farewell to the island

June 1, 2016 Father Michael Hughes, pastor of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal church since 2005, will leave the Pine Island parish for St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Villanova, Pa., on July 1, 2016. more »»

Anderson holds fundraising event at Bert’s

June 1, 2016 Editors Note: This story has been corrected; a misidentified quote attributed to Micahel Dreikorn has been removed. more »»

New logo, name adopted for Lee Memorial Health System

June 1, 2016 Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors has approved a new name and graphic logo that will help represent the system’s direction in health care over the next 100 years. more »»

State, local agencies urge boaters to remember safety

June 1, 2016 The city of Cape Coral is almost like Venice, Italy, with its hundreds of miles of canals. more »»

Bloodmobile to visit Pine Island Moose

June 1, 2016 The Lee Memorial Bloodmobile will be visiting the Pine Island Moose Lodge at 8903 Stringfellow Road in St. James City on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. more »»

Property values in Lee County increase for fouth straight year

June 1, 2016 For the fourth year in a row, property values in Lee County continue to increase according to the preliminary estimated Taxable Values for 2016 released Friday and that increase is 6. more »»



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