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Changes for the department

April 16, 2014 To the editor: The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District is proud to announce that there are two new hires to be added to the family. Please welcome firefighters Matthew Crouse and Jacob Telli. more »»

Clawson has my vote

April 16, 2014 To the editor: I have never met Curt Clawson. I had never heard of him until he filed to run for office. I strongly oppose his pro-life position. more »»

Hookers issue thank you for successful Bag-n-Tag Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Hats off to our amazing island for the success of yet another Matlacha Hooker fund-raiser. more »»

Thank you to blood donors!

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Again another successful LMHS Blood Drive at the P.I. Moose on Saturday, April 5. Thank you to all who donated blood and to all  who supported this blood drive. more »»

Islander has concerns about the District 19 race

April 16, 2014 To the editor: All candidates for District 19 have some sort of history but when it comes to Curt Clawson, it is getting ridiculou. more »»

The rise of the 'tea party

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Being born in 1942, my life experiences lead me to astonishment at the rise of the "tea party. more »»

Clawson is no rookie

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Curt Clawson’s opponents mistakenly thought, since they were up against “The Outsider,” they were up against a rookie. more »»

Neighborhood Watch meeting April 23

April 16, 2014 To the editor: A meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6:15 p.m., at the usual place, at 5492 Thomas St. more »»

Injured manatee, her unborn calf, die after FWC attempt to save them

April 16, 2014 To the editor On March 10 we encountered a badly injured manatee in the St James Creek off 8th Avenue in St. James City. She had been run over and had deep cuts. more »»

Pine Island residents thanked for MDA boot drive success

April 9, 2014 To the editor: We did phenomenal this year with the MDA boot drive. We collected $13,770, which is a new record for our department and community. more »»

Noting an omission from 'history' column

April 9, 2014 To the editor: I always look first for Tim Knox's column, “This Month in History,” when the Pine Island Eagle is delivered to our home. It is always informative, well-written and a pleasure to read. more »»

A big thank you to Honc Excavating

April 9, 2014 To the editor: We would like to extend a big thank you to Honc Excavating, located in the Doug Taylor Industrial Park on Pine Island, for improving the section of Betsy Parkway which is not... more »»

Benacquisto doing her job for the people

April 9, 2014 To the editor: Anyone that knows Lizbeth Benacquisto knows that she’s the type of person that looks for the things she has in common with others; that she genuinely takes an interest in helping them... more »»

Political trust?

April 9, 2014 To the editor: When you are deciding to vote for a political candidate, is trust one of the values you would like to see in a candidate? Unfortunately, most of us don’t, because trust is a value... more »»

Riff Raff Party a big success

April 2, 2014 To the editor: On March 22, the local Riff Raff met at the VFW Post 4353 and had a rip-rolling good tim. more »»

Island firefighters, paramedics and F.I.S.H make living in 'paradise' even nicer

April 2, 2014 To the editor: During the past month and a half, I have had to utilize the services of our local firefighters and paramedic. more »»

Happy March paradise dwellers and visiting friends!

April 2, 2014 To the editor: Just wanted to ask/remind folks that part of supporting this wonderful area we all so love is being kind to locals and tipping our hard working servers with kindness and fairness!... more »»

Event allows voters to meet the candidates

April 2, 2014 To the editor: If you have been concerned about the tone of the current political atmosphere, you should be encouraged. more »»

The cavalry is coming

April 2, 2014 To the editor: The eyes of the world were focused upon the Ukraine/Crimea situation watching to see what strong action the U.S would begin to put in place. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sports, stadiums are a home run for local economy

April 2, 2014 Last year was a record-breaking year for tourism in Lee County, one that far exceeded expectations. We all know that the beaches are the N. more »»



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