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Resident warns of algae issues in St. James City canals

July 17, 2019 To the editor: I am forwarding this letter to you and the Calusa Waterkeepers regarding algae issues in St. James City canals. more »»

American’s values

July 17, 2019 To the editor: Selective polling of fragmented issues will never produce the results desired by the Democratic socialists masquerading as Americans. more »»

Bobby Holloway Foundation, instructors thanked for swim lessons

July 17, 2019 To the editor: Thank you to The Bobby Holloway Foundation for sponsoring swim lessons for our Pine Island student. more »»

Many American’s appalled by president's tweets

July 17, 2019 To the editor: Decent Americans everywhere are appalled at Trump’s vile, racist tweets to Congressional women of color, suggesting they return to where they came from, and that they should not be... more »»

Illegal opiates becoming lethally strong

July 17, 2019 To the editor: Overdoses are happening everywhere, all over the country. more »»

Bokeelia resident competes in regional Ninja competition

July 10, 2019 To the editor: On June 8, 2019, Kathy Bean competed in the UNAA (United Ninja Athlete Association) competition held at LIVE Training Center in Palmetto, Fla. more »»

PILOT program receives $20,000 grant

July 10, 2019 To the editor: Pine Island United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that the PILOT (Pine Island Leaders of Tomorrow) program has been given a $20,000 grant from the Iron Horse Family Foundatio... more »»

American values

July 10, 2019 To the editor: Although they vary on the details, the majority of Americans tend to hold similar values. more »»

Calusa Waterkeeper to be commended for efforts

July 10, 2019 To the editor: As a member of the Climate Action Team of All Faiths Unitarian Congregation I wish to thank the Calusa Waterkeeper and their associates for presenting Public Health Alert-Florida Wate... more »»

Guest Comment: County Commission recess, no rest!

July 3, 2019 The Lee Board of County Commission is now in our July recess until we return for our next scheduled Board meeting on Aug. 6. more »»

Guest Comment: Attention islanders: 4th of July is coming

June 26, 2019 Again, the American Legion Post 136 is proud to be hosting the 4th of July celebration. more »»

Guest Comment: Christmas in July at VFW Post 4353 for Wreaths Across America

June 26, 2019 As islanders celebrate Independence Day, let us not forget that we as citizens of this great country were willing to fight to win and maintain our Freedom. more »»

‘Tis the season to stop the rapid increase in taxes by our special districts

June 26, 2019 To the editor: Take for instance Lee County’s Independ-ent Special District Mosquito Control. In 2014 the district took in $12.6 million. In 2017 the district took in $15 million. more »»

First Baptist Church thanks all who supported Youth Group's trip to Word of Life Camp

June 26, 2019 To the editor: First Baptist Church of Pine Island would like to thank all those who helped support and send our Youth Group to Word of Life Camp in Hudson, Florida, two weeks ago. more »»

Moose thanks everyone who helped with Busscher benefit

June 26, 2019 To the editor: Pine Island Moose Lodge would like to thank all who helped, and all who attended the Glenda Busscher benefit on June 8. more »»

Honor our freedom

June 26, 2019 To the editor: The 4th of July is about our country shedding the chains of tyranny and becoming the only true beacon of freedom for the entire world with equal treatment under the law and respect fo... more »»

Islander offers a big thank you

June 19, 2019 To the editor: I want to say a big thank you to everyone that has work so hard for me at the Moose Lodge on Saturday the June 8th. I am sorry I was unable to attend. more »»

Beware of red herrings

June 19, 2019 To the editor: One definition of a “red herring” is “something that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting. more »»

Debbie Coleman will be missed at Pine Island Animal Clinic

June 19, 2019 To the editor: Debbie Coleman, office manager for Pine Island Animal Clinic, recently left her position after the passing of her beloved husband, Wink. more »»

Voters deserve the truth

June 19, 2019 To the Editor: The Mueller Report U.S. Department of Justice Page 228: II. Factual Results of Obstruction of Justice Investigation This section of the report details the evidence we obtained. more »»

PIE principal thanks community for its support

June 12, 2019 To the editor: As another school year draws to a close, I wanted to thank the island community and the island businesses for their support of our school. more »»



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2017 Carneros Creek Chardonnay

July 12, 2019 #28-19-PIE This week's selection is a bit of a sentimental favorite, in that the grapes in this Chardonnay were grown on land once owned by my Great Grandfather. more »

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