Traffic Backs Up for Miles


Traffic backed up all the was to Pine Center to the west and to Burnt Store Rd. to the east on Jan., 13th, 2020. The average wait was 45 minutes to as much as over an hour for cars to get through Matlacha in either direction.

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.

Verizon Running Cable

Verizon is running fiber optic cable to the north of Pine Island, attaching it below the Comcast cable. Century Link has fiber optic cable buried for a few years going north and south.Verizon running fiber optic cable

Three Vehicle Crash Near Villas

On June 26th around 5:50PM. Pine Island-Matlacha Fire Department and EMT’s were called to the scene of a three vehicle accident with injuries at North Stringfellow Road in front of the Villas about a mile from Pine Island Center in Bokeelia. The Honda had rear-end damage.

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.

Open Registration for the Gibbons Memorial Golf Tournament

Date is set for the 3rd annual Michael Gibbons Memorial Golf Tournament. For years Michael organized a golf tournament here on Pine Island at Alden Pines. . Because of Michael’s love of golf we felt a charitable golf tournament in his name would be most fitting. Michael enjoyed meeting new people and serving in his community of Matlacha and Pine Island.

LCEC Upgrades

Lee County Electric Cooperative contract crews from Pike and are working to change out copper wire to aluminum wire on the power lines.

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