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Little Known Facts

  • Temp Extremes on Earth's surface on 7-20-2016!
    These ARE "everyday" & NOT Record Temps!
    Iraq: 126deg. F.
    Antartica: -91deg. F.
    217 deg. spread
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  • Sea Levels in Pineland have NOT gone up 1 inch in
    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
    has risen 3 feet?
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  • The Dollar's Value IS Tanking!
    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
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  • Money Isn't Counted in Venezuela, It Is Weighed:
    10-31-16; Wall
    Street Journal,
    1 Doz. eggs, $150
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In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story
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Little Known Arab Facts
The Story
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The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
The Cell Story
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Read: Climate Change "Consensus" a Fallacy
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Read: Astronauts Object to Global Warming "Crisis" Assertion
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17,000+ children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year. The Story

March Notes From Chamber President

The season is here! Matlacha and Pine Islanders are once again busy with returning winter residents and visitors. Through the help of the Greater Pine Island Chamber and other Chamber associates, our Chamber website, the mailing of visitor packages and advertising, not to mention press releases, we introduce more people to Pine Island Matlacha.

Business owners, your Chamber is working for you. I would like to encourage all current members to invite a business owner or an associate who is not currently a member of the Chamber to attend one of our March functions.

We sponsor a Business After-Hours to encourage networking and the exchange of information among members and their guests at 6 PM on the third Thursday of the month. Refreshments and entertainment are provided and attendees also have the chance to win some very interesting door prizes. This past months event was hosted by the Elk Lodge and there was plenty of great food and music by David Dean.

On the 4th Tuesday of the month the Chamber holds a breakfast at 7:30 AM. These breakfasts are currently held convenient to Pine Island Center. We invite a business, organization or individual to present topics that are beneficial to our business community. Last month we were privileged to have Mr. Robert Cohen from TSA (Transportation Security Administration) to speak on Homeland Security, the new scanners that are being installed at many airports across the USA, and what happens to the contraband collected at the airport security check points.

Through their fundraisers, the local service organizations also draw visitors to Pine Island. The Matlacha Mariners with the assistance of the Matlacha Hookers, just held the Mullet Toss in Matlacha on February 26th. It was not only publicized locally but throughout the state as well. An excellent article appeared in the Miami News Times promoting not only the Mullet Toss but the Pine Island area in general. The Mullet Toss was a huge success and many businesses enjoyed the exposure from the large turnout. The next big event is the annual Rubber Duck Race on March 5th sponsored by the Calusa Land Trust and held at Woody's Waterside. Hopefully this will be the biggest race ever for the Trust fund.

The Chamber is still looking for land (30 to 40 acres) that will allow us to bring MangoMania and other events back to the Island. If you know of some potential property that can be developed or someone who has land that can be considered, please have them contact the chamber office.

The Greater Pine Island Chamber will be holding its first Chamber Charities Golf Scramble at the Alden Pines Golf course on April 9th. The Chamber is looking for volunteers to assist with the tournament.

We are gearing up for MangoMania to be held at the German American Club on July 30th and 31st. Please lend your support of the Chamber's main fundraising event by volunteering some of your time. We are now accepting nominations for the next Mango Mania Queen. If you know someone who would like to represent and promote Pine Island as our Royalty, please submit their name.

Bridge construction continues to be a concern to the businesses and those commuting on and off Pine Island. Although we have experienced some delays most people I have spoken with have not had to wait for long periods. The Chamber will continue to keep you posted on lane closures Since now is our busiest time of the year.

Please remember to keep the Welcome Center supplied with information on your business or organization. We remain committed to support you in any way that we can and, as always welcome your input on how we can improve Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce
President, Jay Johnson

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Items of Note

  • NOW! 4th of July, 2017 -- Here for 4th of July, 2017 Parade video
  • ClamJamSWFL Video video link
  • 4th of July, 2016- Here for 4th of July, 2016 Parade video
  • Actual Photo of the Calusa Golden
    Mask
    discovered over 40 years ago

Relevant Quotes

In 10,000 years no one ever sacrificed their arms, their legs, their family or their life for "progress."

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
  
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson


"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:


“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill