3rd Annual Pine Island Big Fin Shark Tournament

The organizers of the Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund are now planning the 3rd Annual Pine Island Big Fin Shark Tournament.

Sponsored by the Bobby Holloway Memorial Organization.

“A portion of the proceeds to be used to provide shade cover for the playground at Phillips Park” said Ernestine.

Ceitus Boat Lift/Barrier

The issue of whether to replace the barrier or adopt alternative environmental measures to protect Matlacha Pass is finally coming to a head.     The Cape Coral Government has thus far rejected any serious alternative environmental measures,   but also thus far adamantly refuses to restore the barrier.     Expect resolution of the debate by the

UPDATE: Pine Island Business Applied for Special Exception

Coast Connection:  Owner Scott Player has applied for a special exception to allow beer and wine sales as well as a setback variance at this facility,  which is a marina and emerging entertainment complex at the end of Porto Bello Street in Bokeelia.     Some neighbors object, but numerous customers of the facility support the application.

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.

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