Latest Pine Island Stories

2011-03-02 20:43:23

A new University of Florida study of 45-million-year-old pollen from Pine Island west of Fort Myers has led to a new understanding of the state's geologic history, showing Florida could be 10 million to 15 million years older than previously believed. The discovery of land in Florida during the early Eocene opens the possibility for researchers to explore the existence of land animals at that time, including their adaptation, evolution and dispersal until the present. Florida Museum of...

2010-06-21 15:18:00

LEE COUNTY, Fla., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- To address consumer misperceptions and reassure visitors that the Gulf oil spill is not affecting The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel coastline and islands, the destination has begun airing the first of nine, 30-second television spots, that are scheduled to be filmed, edited and aired everyday from June 21-25 and June 28-July 1. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2006-11-20 06:00:23

By Tim Flach, The State, Columbia, S.C. Nov. 20--The longtime privacy of a premier site on Lake Murray is starting to come into question. The 27-acre Pine Island has been a private club for about 50 years. And owner SCE&G plans to keep it that way. But, with growing pressure for more public recreation sites, and limited places to put them, shoreline leaders and residents say it might be time to reconsider Pine Island's status. "I don't think it's out of the question," said Steve...

Word of the Day
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.