Pine Islander's Find Their U.S. $ worth 30% Less

Pine Islander's received a shock when Lee County Electric Co-op sent out electricity bills reflecting, on average a 30% increase, seemingly overnight. Of course, a huge shock and burden on those with fixed incomes, but an equally unpleasant surprise for the 60% Pine Islanders who didn't vote for this. Two hundred dollar bills became $300, $300 became $450, etc.

Lee Co Commissioners Proclaims 4- 5-22, ''GPICA Day."


Whereas, Greater Pine Island includes Pine Island - the largest island on Florida's west coast – and the islands of Little Pine Island and Matlacha, in Lee County. Pine Island has been settled continuously dating back to the Calusa Indians who created one of their most important settlements here, and;

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.


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