Notice of Public Meeting Galt Preserve Addition

To whom it may concern:    A Public Meeting for the recreational amenities planned for the Galt Preserve Addition will be held on Tuesday,   June 22, 2010 between 4:00 to 6:00pm at Matlacha Community Center,   4577 Pine Island Road,   Matlacha, Florida.     A record will be made of this meeting.     A public meeting is p

S.O.S. Save Our Shores

Leoma Lovegrove of Matlacha makes an art statement about the BP Oil Spill. Her art installation is located at her national headquarters, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, 4637 Pine Island Road, Matlacha, FL. She was inspired to create the Public Art Installation after trying to donate $100,000. of her original wildlife art to C.R.O.W.

3rd Annual Pine Island Big Fin Shark Tournament

The organizers of the Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund are now planning the 3rd Annual Pine Island Big Fin Shark Tournament.

Sponsored by the Bobby Holloway Memorial Organization.

“A portion of the proceeds to be used to provide shade cover for the playground at Phillips Park” said Ernestine.

Ceitus Boat Lift/Barrier

The issue of whether to replace the barrier or adopt alternative environmental measures to protect Matlacha Pass is finally coming to a head.     The Cape Coral Government has thus far rejected any serious alternative environmental measures,   but also thus far adamantly refuses to restore the barrier.     Expect resolution of the debate by the

UPDATE: Pine Island Business Applied for Special Exception

Coast Connection:  Owner Scott Player has applied for a special exception to allow beer and wine sales as well as a setback variance at this facility,  which is a marina and emerging entertainment complex at the end of Porto Bello Street in Bokeelia.     Some neighbors object, but numerous customers of the facility support the application.

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 Matlacha Hookers are joining efforts with the Beacon of Hope to reach out to Senior Citizens needing assistance in our community.    This event represents the first in the Matlacha Hookers ‘Hooked on Seniors’ series of events.

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.

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