Up to Two Hour Wait to Get Through Matlacha

Most days during Florida's season, traffic is backed up all the way to Pine Center to the west and to Burnt Store Rd. even down Veteran's Pkwy to the east, Monday through Friday from about 10am to 4pm. The average wait was 45 minutes to as much as over an hour for cars to get through Matlacha both in east or west directions. 

Greater Pine Island Elks Charity Car Show, Jan., 29, 2022

Greater Pine Island Elks Charity Car Show benefits the Army of Hope

The Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge 2781 is holding its 2nd Annual Army of Hope Car Show on Saturday, January 29th. It will be held at the lodge from 9am to 3pm, 5630 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia, to raise funds for the Florida State Elks Army of Hope project.

Person of Interest Search in Pineland

The Lee County Sheriff's Dept were searching with reports of around ten patrol cars, multiple canine patrols and a helicopter for a "person of interest" begining at around 9:30 pm on Friday, the 3rd of Dec. in the Pineland area including around Stringfellow and Windsong. Information as it becomes available.

Melapalooza Benefiting Artist Mel Meo

Mel Meo is facing some very serious medical challenges and needs our help, Mel has always given in time of need to our island and it is our time to step up and help her during this difficult time.

Live music will be kicked off @1PM with Rudy Cox featuring some of his island originals followed by RJ Howson, Mike Kach & Friends!!!

Scheduled Outage and Boiled Water Notice for Bokeelia 11-8-21

Greater Pine Island Water Assoc. is reporting a scheduled water outage and boining water notice for some areas of Bokeelia for 11-8-21.

A water outage is scheduled for Monday, November 8, 2021, at 10:00 pm for all residences north of the Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza with the exception of the following streets: Henley, Thomas, Ave E, Ridgewood, Tipton, Ave C, Birdsong, Betsy Pkwy, Ave D, Peatre & Phillips. Customer's East of the Water Department Office on Pine Island Rd will not be affected. This outage will affect Bokeelia and a portion of Pine Island Center Only.

Water Outage North Pine Island 9-27-21

There was a low pressure/no pressure outage in the Bokeelia/Pineland area beginning at around 11am. The line was repaired by 8pm. Reports were that the outage extended from Winn Dixie north as the result of a line breakage. There is also a two-day Boil Water advisory.  . . . more information as it becomes available.

4th of July, 2021 Parade After One Year Covid Hiatus

The Annual Pine Island 4th of July, 2021, Parade and events, (actually held on July 3rd) --- began as in previous years at 10 AM, at Winn Dixie shopping plaza and traveled north on Stringfellow Road to the 4-way intersection, and then left on Pine Island Road to the Elks Lodge at Pine Island Center.

Pine Is. Center Flooded 7-7-21

Pine Island Center is flooded due to constant rain since yesterday and probably impassable without a vehicle with elevated cab.

Hurricane Elsa passed offshore overnight and is reported to have had wind gusts in the area of up to 50mph. Bokeelia and St. James have also reported areas of substantial flooding.

4th of July Parade to be Held on July 3rd

Now that Covid 19 virus finally isn't the scare of the century, American Legion Post 136 announces that Pine Island's almost perennial 4th of July Parade will to be held on July 3rd, 2021. Parade participants can start to assemble in the Winn Dixie parking lot around 8:30am to get lined up in the right order and be ready to go by 10am sharp.

The Parade will end at the Elks Lodge at Pine Island Center, as in the past, where floats will be judged and trophies will be handed out. There will be hot dogs for the kids free adults with be charged.

Lee County CO-OP Power Outage Scheduled 6-16-21

Lee County CO-OP has alerted Pine Island - Matlacha residents by phone that it has scheduled an area power outage for around 10 pm, Tuesday, 6-16-21 and may take as long as 1/2 hour. This is to perform storm hardening maintenance and although it may only take 5-10 minutes they want customers to be prepared. Turn off computers to be safe and cool down.


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