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January 13, 2015 To the editor: We join the rest of the world in mourning the brave staff of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, gunned down by religious fanatics for defending freedom of the pres. more »»

Officials need to look into traffic problem in Matlacha

January 6, 2015 To the editor: I will admit that I am a relative newcomer to Matlacha, three years, but as a year-round resident, I have already had my fill of setting at the stop sign on Island Avenue at Pine... more »»

Dreaming is not a governing strategy

January 6, 2015 To the editor: President Obama, without any practical experience, along with dopey advisers, and filled with a pompous and arrogant persona, believes that viewing the world as he would like it to be... more »»

Yes, change is needed

January 6, 2015 To the editor: Today I was asked if, in my opinion, the protest in Fort Myers against institutional racism and institutional violence went wel. more »»

Guest Comment: Lee County has benefitted from conservation fund

December 31, 2014 Abundant energy can lead to a pristine environment. As we take time to reflect during this holiday season, what better time to truly appreciate our beautiful state and quality of life. more »»

Facts, not defamation

December 31, 2014 To the editor: Responses to my letter to the editor do nothing to refute my claims. Here are some facts: Illegal immigrants are thought to make up about 5 percent of the U.S. population. more »»

FDOT to study possible bike/shared use path between Pine Island and Cape Coral

December 31, 2014 To the editor: Merry Christmas Pine Island: We might be getting a bike and shared use path from Pine Island to Cape Coral. The Florida Department of Transportation has programmed $1. more »»

Calling all photographers

December 31, 2014 To the editor: The Hotshots Photography Club at the St .James City Civic Association invites all Greater  Pine Island photographers to enter its annual Photo Expo Judged Show and Sale Feb. 27-2. more »»

Bokeelia Neighborhood Watch meeting Jan. 16

December 31, 2014 To the editor: To all of the members of our Neighborhood Watch, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and hoping for  you all to have a  healthy and happy New Year. more »»

New Year’s resolution

December 31, 2014 To the editor, It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. more »»

Resident thankful for help from island organizations

December 31, 2014 To the editor: Recently I had the misfortune of my electric wheelchair breaking down. It was deemed unfixable and a reconditioned chair was available. more »»

MPIFirefighters Auxiliary offers thanks for support, notes group won't be at Taste of Pine Island

December 24, 2014 To the editor: It is with much regret that I must announce that the "famous" Margarita Tent that was staffed by the members of the MPIFirefighters Auxiliary will not participate this year, nor at an... more »»

Enjoying the park

December 24, 2014 To the editor: After years of seeing our tax money used to lock up access to large parts of the island for the benefit of the few, we finally have a lovely park for the people. more »»

VFW Post 136 welcomes members

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Post 136 of St. James City was first organized in 1980 and not only survived but thrived thanks to our family of members, Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion and Legion Rider. more »»

Dr. Potts will be missed

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Dr. Spotts' dental office is where I learned to laugh with mouth open! Whoever thought going to the dentist could be so much fun? You will be missed ... more »»

Thanks for successful Junior Olympics

December 24, 2014 To the editor: On Saturday the 13th of December, the Pine Island Kiwanis and Lee County Park & Rec hosted the 33 annual Junior Olympics at the Pine Island Little League field. more »»

Thanks to all who helped make Elks Christmas a success

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make the 2nd Annual Elks Christmas party a great success: George and Donna Yorkston, Lee Lemay, Debbie and Charlie Stinson, Wilma and Ray... more »»

A big thank you

December 24, 2014 To the editor: I want to extend a huge thank you to the Department of Transportation for its quick response to the correction and restoration of the elevation to the road and gravel in front of the... more »»

Holiday House Driftwood Christmas Tree Auction

December 16, 2014 To the editor: I wish to express my appreciation to Mary Kaye Stevens, being the high bidder for the Driftwood Christmas tree, and to Mel Meo for sharing space to display the tree at the Holiday... more »»

Body cameras prevent mistreatment

December 16, 2014 To the editor: The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hands of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent an... more »»



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