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
  • Sea Levels in Pineland have NOT gone up 1 inch in
    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
    has risen 3 feet?
  • The Dollar's Value IS Tanking!
    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
  • Money Isn't Counted in Venezuela, It Is Weighed:
    10-31-16; Wall
    Street Journal,
    1 Doz. eggs, $150

In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story

Little Known Arab Facts
The Story

The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
The Cell Story

Read: Climate Change "Consensus" a Fallacy

Read: Astronauts Object to Global Warming "Crisis" Assertion

17,000+ children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year. The Story

Pine Island FISH “Swimming Against the Tide”

The recent article in The News Press on “Big-bucks fundraisers hit by tough times, too” was no news to this small organization.

Pine Island FISH, Inc. (Fellow Islanders Sending Help) was established in 1987 as an all volunteer, community based, non-profit organization serving the residents of the Pine Island/Matlacha areas. All of our current 70 volunteers operate out of their homes and are not paid for their time or transportation services.

We offer assistance in the following areas: non-emergency transportation to doctors, grocery stores and banks; emergency financial assistance for housing, utilities and medical expenses; loan of mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and other items; respite services for non-paid care givers and in-touch services for the homebound. There is never a charge for our services. In addition to these services, we have established 4 Basket Brigades throughout the year to support singles, seniors and families with children: Easter, Back to School Clothes for Kids, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The difficulties created by the current economy are illustrated by the increase in our emergency financial assistance. In the last 2 years, our clients have increased more than 16% in numbers while at the same time our donations have decreased by 35%. Another example is in our School Clothes for Kids Basket Brigade where we served 88 children in 2008 and 174 children in 2010. This was almost a 200% increase over the 2 year period; however, donations for this year’s Brigade covered only 50% of the amount that we spent on the program.

While we have been able to meet the needs of many clients so far this year, we have had to dip into our limited savings. We cannot thank everyone enough for the support that we have received but would ask that you might consider maintaining, or if possible, increasing your donations to us in the coming months. With this support, we can continue to meet the needs of the people in the greater Pine Island area.

Any donations are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to:
Pine Island FISH, Inc., P.O. Box 357, Matlacha, FL, 33993.

Dianne Higgins, President

Pine Island Events

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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
    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