Proposed Dollar Store

The applicant for a proposed facility just south of Boat Lift US on Stringfellow Road has resubmitted elevations (drawings) showing the proposed design. There are still questions as to whether the proposal meets the required Pine Island commercial design standards of Old Florida or Cracker style buildings, and a public meeting to review the application has been set for 6 p.m.

Matlacha Hookers 'Hooked on Seniors' Dance

The Matlacha Hookers are hosting a Dinner Dance at the Elks Lodge #2781 on Saturday, June 26 to benefit the Beacon of Hope’s Senior Services.    The doors will open at 4:00pm and dinner will be served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.     Dancing will be from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm featuring one of Pine Island favorites,  The Bombaleros. 

The Matlacha Hookers are joining efforts with the Beacon of Hope to reach out to Senior Citizens needing assistance in our community.    This event represents the first in the Matlacha Hookers ‘Hooked on Seniors’ series of events.

Grow House Discovered

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a St. James City home Monday night, May 17th.  Neighbors called the Lee County Sheriff's Department sometime before 8 p.m. after they spotted a man push a window-mounted air conditioning unit into a home on 2630 Date St.

18 Scholarships Awarded By Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island is very pleased to announce they have awarded 18 local, Outstanding and Academics Scholarships for 2010.    These students were all first time applicants and the Kiwanis Club was very happy to award each of them $900 to help pay for their education.

Here are the young adults Kiwanis rewarded scholarships to;

Kiwanian in Haiti

This year the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island donated 10% of their gate sales from the Taste of Pine Island to help a fellow Kiwanian in Haiti.   Thony Thermidor is the president of the Port Au Prince Kiwanis Club.   He recently returned from Haiti and spoke at the Kiwanis weekly meeting.   It is very easy to forget things that you don't see.

Help Youth Meeting

A brainstorming session to discuss how the community can help with the problems of the young adults on Pine Island will be held on Tuesday,  May 18th at 6:30 PM at the Matlacha Community Center.    Longtime resident and mother of two Tonya Player is concerned about the loss of so many of Pine Island’s young adults.    While attending another

Pine Island Woman Crashes Into Building

Helen Kelley, 85, of Pine Island lost control of her 2002 Toyota Highlander on May 11th,  around 10:51 a.m.   Kelley was pulling into the parking lot of Pelletier Rickert Physical Therapy located on 5990 Mackerel Road, Bokeelia, when her foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator.   Her vehicle lurched forward knocking a hole in the building the width of the

$200,000 Boat Stolen

While John Stenberg's was out of town helping his family recover from severe storms and flooding someone came on his property sometime during the night of May 7th, and stole his 33-foot, $200,000 boat, which was behind his St. James City home.

Waterfront Workforce Day 2010

Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island and Waterfront Restaurant Workforce Day a huge success.   On April 3, 2010, JD and Gina Hollway again opened their doors at Waterfront Restaurant in support of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island and its scholarship program.

Open House for New SAS Program

Each year the number of middle and high school student’s dropout rates increase.    Florida has an astonishing 30 percent dropout rate.    A non-profit organization called SAS is now being offered to fourth and fifth graders who attend Pine Island Elementary School.    The goal of this program is to help prepare island students to better face s

Shooting the Blueway Photo Contest

Fort Myers, FL, March 2010 – Take a photo along the Calusa Blueway canoe and kayak trail and enter the third annual contest, Shooting the Blueway. Lee County Parks & Recreation is now welcoming entries and prizes will be awarded at the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival in November.

There are three categories in which photographers can compete:


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