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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

Fire Station 4 - Special Exception Meeting

The Pine Island/Matlacha Fire Department has submitted an application for a special exception and variances to allow construction of this facility on Pine Island Road between Pompano and Scallop Streets. The hearing will be on 9 June.

Galt Preserve Conceptual Site Plan Released

Lee County has released a conceptual site plan for improvements to the northernmost section of the Galt Preserve in St James City. The northernmost section includes a portion of Indian Lake and some awesome native uplands and wetlands.

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 Foot Made Bowls"

A Community Art Project Sponsored by the Matlacha Hookers.

Meet the Candidates 5-28-2010

There was a good turn out

Great Turnout For Youth Meeting

On May 18th the Matlacha Community Center hosted the first Youth Meeting.    In attendance were 12 young people, 6 parents, 2 residents with grown kids and 3 county employees plus Tonya Player the organizer of this session.

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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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