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Hydro-electric power for clean water

July 29, 2015 To the editor: I have a proposal. Hydro-electric power from Lake Okeechobee. Everyone wants clean water. Everyone wants clean air. more »»

 
 
 
Drones pose a serious danger

July 29, 2015 To the editor: Private drones should be declared federal contraband and their possession — let alone their use — should be made a serious felony. more »»

American taxpayers supporting the abhorrent

July 29, 2015 To the editor: Shame. Disgrace. Barbarism. Vulgarism. The Planned Parenthood organization has earned all of the above and is a disgusting black mark on America. more »»

Guest Opinion: Public needs to urge officials to restore health of Everglades, estuaries and water resources

July 22, 2015 Recently, residents in Lee and Collier counties were advised that the smokey smell in the air was a result of a muck fire in the Everglades, which is experiencing historically low water levels. more »»

Guest Opinion: LCEC: Service to customers the primary mission

July 22, 2015 You don’t always think about your electric company when you flip the switch and the lights come on. more »»

Thank you all for contributions supporting the American Legion 2015 Fireworks

July 22, 2015 To the editor: The 2015 July 4th celebration was again spectacular ending with the fireworks at the American Legion. more »»

Concerned islander objects to zoning change proposal

July 22, 2015 To the editor: I need to voice the danger that is presumably on the horizon, if the county allows Cracker Cafe (FKA Flatheads) business to rezone from Agricultural zoning to General Commercial zoning. more »»

Firefighters educate summer campers

July 22, 2015 To the editor: What a busy few weeks at the firehouse! Crews enjoyed teaching the Beacon of H.O.P. more »»

What’s happening at the Pine Island Moose

July 22, 2015 To the editor: There is a lot happening at the Pine Island Moose. You can always get a meal and Wendy is back with a full breakfast on Saturday mornings. more »»

Shopping at Winn-Dixie special on July 4th weekend

July 15, 2015 To the editor: Shopping of Friday and Saturday (July 3 and 4) was a good experience at Winn-Dixie. Patriotic music was played and customers were singing and humming along. more »»

Bert Harris, a bad law with good intentions

July 15, 2015 To the editor: The Bert Harris Act was enacted to prevent governments from infringing on the rights of property owners, and not as a staging point for developers. more »»

Happy Birthday America

July 15, 2015 To the editor: A special thanks from the American Legion to Ed Franks for covering the past 4th of July celebration. It was great coverage with the article and all the excellent pictures. more »»

Lee portrait does him dishonor

July 15, 2015 To the editor “I think it wiser moreover not to keep open the sores of war, but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife and to commit to... more »»

Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting, serving Pine Island Center, Bokeelia, Matlacha and St. James City

July 8, 2015 To the editor: There will be an open meeting serving our entire Island on July 14, at 7 p.m., at the Baptist Church in Bokeelia next to the Pine Island Elementary School. more »»

Voters need to bring accountability back to Florida

July 8, 2015 To the editor: Thank you for publishing the article by Craig Garrett regarding the diversion of funds earmarked for direct conservation efforts. more »»

Guest Opinion: Student success should drive educational goals

July 8, 2015 For the past five years, I have had the opportunity to serve as the District 1 representative for the Lee County School Board. It has been a time of rapid change. more »»

A heartfelt thank you to all of our Pine Island friends and neighbors

July 1, 2015 To the editor: As many of you know, last fall we took over what used to be known as “Carl’s Service” located by the VFW in St. James City. more »»

Items of interest

July 1, 2015 To the editor: So now the government is putting the pilot of the gyrocopter that landed on the capital lawn in jail. To me he's a hero. more »»

Our Florida House of Representatives and the big picture

July 1, 2015 To the editor: The new Florida state budget signed by Gov. Rick Scott, and our local representatives did nothing for the welfare of its citizen. more »»

Viable presidential candidates

June 24, 2015 To the editor: As Presidential hopefuls begin their journey it’s important that, finally, the American people receive straight talk as far as exactly what each candidate will do if electe. more »»

Hillary’s challenge

June 24, 2015 To the editor: “Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue, And a silver sixpence in her shoe. more »»

 
 

 

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  1. I agree with the president; it’s a good deal that promotes peace
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Norm's Tasting Notes

2012 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel

July 30, 2015 #29-15-PIE About ten years back, a good friend of mine in the wine business introduced me to a winery out in Lodi, California which was producing some pretty tasty wines for a ver... more »

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