Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Wuhan Virus Related Info

Dear Members, In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Please go to https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options for more information on the programs listed below. Paycheck Protection Program This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

Hoarders and Looters Should Be Dealt With Harshly

There was a rumor that off-island people, even other county residents, were "raiding" Pine Island's Winn-Dixie. It was suggested that this was a organized effort and not just an accident.
There is no way to tell if, or how much, was true. However, there is no doubt that it is true to some extent.

This IS a declared epidemic emergency situation. Winn-Dixie needs to begin a "no-hoard" policy: 1) One must show a Pine Island residency with name. 2) 1 bulk item or no bulk items. 3) No more the two regular size items of a particular category.

Water Main Break on Pine Island Rd.

Update:
As of 1/2/2020 the GPIWA
announced that the boil water notice has been lifted.
The water outage was from about 7:30pm, Tuesday the 30th to nearly 11pm when the main line was repaired. GPIWA also is issuing a 3-day boil water notice for areas Pine Island Center to Bokeelia.

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7-Eleven Grand Opening

Special to PIN by M. Cozzad

I had the long awaited 7-11 opening marked on my calendar for Sept. 12, 2019. Although the opening started at 6 AM, I decided to go about 10:30 to avoid the early morning rush. As I pulled in coming from the back through Nicki Drive, the place was packed.

It's All About The Mango

Mark your calendars for July 13th and 14th as the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will host the 24th Annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival. The event will be held at the German American Social Club, at 2101 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.

Apparent Boating Accident Results in Death Off Bokeelia

A single vessel boating accident occured In North Pine Island Sound near North Captiva, around 10:15 a.m., Wed. April 3 2019.  Johnny Messer, 32, of Bokeelia fell off the boat that he and two others were riding in while the vessel was moving. Witnesses were unable to revive the victim, who was declared deceased on scene. Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Coast Guard and the FWC all responded to the scene. The incident is under investigation by Florida Fish & Wildlife. More information as it becomes available.

 

Millions in LCEC Equity Retired This Year

LCEC release:
North Fort Myers, FL – April 2, 2019 - The LCEC Board of Trustees recently approved a $14.6 million 2018 equity allocation. In addition, an $11.9 million equity retirement was approved putting those funds back in the pockets of active and inactive electric cooperative members. This amount includes an $8.1 million return of equity to inactive customers with memberships that have been closed since 2011, and an additional return of $3.3 million to current and inactive members. Customers will see credits on their bill, or equity checks soon.

Fatality Near Lolly Rd. & Stringfellow

There was a vehicle and bicycle traffic related fatality near Lolly Rd. & Stringfellow on north Pine Island at approximately 5:15 PM. Mon., March 11,2019. The road was closed while the incident was being investigated by the Lee County Sheriff's Dept.  John Lackey III, in a 2018 Kia Rio was northbound on Stringfellow Rd, south of Lolly Rd.

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