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WOTM thanks all who helped with Easter Egg Hunt

April 15, 2015 To the editor: The Women of the Moose #1843 Pine Island held our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 4. The Easter Bunny arrived with many treats for all. more »»

The smoking lamp

April 15, 2015 To the editor: Veteran members of Post 136 know what the smoking lamp is. Lighting and extinguishing it might be a sensible alternative to the rude, and illegal move to ban smoking at the post. more »»

Castro: a master statesman

April 15, 2015 To the editor: Having read with interest the article “Local Author Coyle attends the Havana Book Fair,” I feel I must make a comment. more »»

Post 136 thanks members, supporters

April 15, 2015 To the editor: The American Legion, Post 136, of St. James City is an organization made up of our veteran members, Lady’s Auxiliary, Men’s Sons of the Legion and Legion Riders. more »»

Don't dump the plan

April 15, 2015 To the editor: On Friday April 10, St .James City residents Rachi Farrow and Judy Weir were busy making deliveries of signs, bumper stickers and T-shirts to Pine Island stores and residents. more »»

Pine Island Plan: myths and falsehoods

April 8, 2015 To the editor: Big landowners are generally silent in public policy debates — they have lawyers that speak for them. more »»

Bert Harris Act/Pine Island

April 8, 2015 To the editor: We are observing the well-played hands of special interest groups. A small group retains lobbyist to achieve legislation so a large group of people can pay for their excess profit. more »»

Smokers can smoke outside

April 8, 2015 To the editor: Regarding the letter, "Non-veterans seeking to impose mandate on veterans" of the American Legion Post 136, while I appreciate the gentleman’s point I am trying to understand it. more »»

Please remember the Pine Island Food Pantry

April 8, 2015 To th editor: Dear Food Pantry friends, if you are one of our island neighbors clearing your   cupboard and packing to go north, please remember the Pine Island Pantry. more »»

Smoking and vaping may soon be a thing of the past at the American Legion Post 136

April 8, 2015 To The editor:  Again, for the second year straight, the leadership is working a campaign to change the constitution to ban smoking and vaping within the building. more »»

Breast Fest a huge success

April 8, 2015 To the editor: From Our Hearts held their 14th annual Breast Fest on Saturday, March 14, at the St. James City Civic Association. more »»

Response to “Non-veterans seeking to impose mandate on veterans”

April 8, 2015 I would like to respond to the 1 April , 2015, letter to the editor entitled “Non-veterans seeking to impose mandate on veterans” from Martin Hastings. more »»

Kennedy vs. Bush

April 8, 2015 To the editor: The present hue and cry is that another Bush would run for the presidency. The wording is such that it presumes a great misfortune would follow should this occur. more »»

A big thanks from The Matlacha Hookers

April 1, 2015 To the editor: The Matlacha Hookers held their annual Pancake Breakfast and Bag n' Tag sale for its scholarship fund Saturday, March 14. more »»

Lee County Commissioners in denial mode on growth

April 1, 2015 To the editor: Lee County Commissioners are in denial mode on the massive growth of Lee County last year as the U. more »»

Modifying the land use plan will have little effect

April 1, 2015 To the editor: I have said it before and I will say it again, and again and again. more »»

Thanks from From Our Hearts

April 1, 2015 To the editor: Once again, through the generosity of family, church families and neighbors, our participation in the From Our Hearts annual BreastFest Cancer Walk was another success. more »»

GPICA to discuss Pine Island Plan at April 7 meeting

April 1, 2015 To the editor: The Pine Island Plan is the topic of conversation at the Greater Pine Island Civic meeting of Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. more »»

Island time is slipping away

April 1, 2015 To the editor: On March 17, at a Board of County Commissioners meeting attended by a overflow house of Pine Island residents, the board voted to grant authority to the County Attorney to hire a... more »»

Non-veterans seeking to impose mandate on veterans

April 1, 2015 To the editor : Once again a contingent of non-veterans is seeking to impose a mandate on veterans. Members of Post 136 provide a very inexpensive watering hole in St. James City. more »»

Kiwanis Club adds new project to its fund-raising efforts

April 1, 2015 To the editor: The members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island are proud of their contributions to the Pine Island community. We work hard to earn the funds to benefit the youth of the area. more »»



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