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"The smoking lamp" is lit

June 18, 2014 To the editor: One of the first things learned in Basic Training is the existence of "the smoking lamp." How it is lit, and how it is extinguished. more »»

Please save 20/20

June 18, 2014 To the editor: Dear County Commissioners, I'm writing to beg you to stop raiding and defunding 20/20 and save the program I voted for. more »»

Family Fun Pool Party a splashing success!

June 18, 2014 To the editor: Friday, June 6, was the first of this summer’s Family Fun Pool Parties, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island. more »»

County Commissioners don't qualify for 'ruler status

June 18, 2014 To the editor: Lee County Commissioners: Please do not steal funds from the 20/20 Program. Land is one thing that "they are not making more of each year." Once you destroy it — it is gone forever. more »»

Joy for 'J9'

June 18, 2014 To the editor: I am truly blessed to live among the most special people in this world. On Thursday May 29, "J9," Janine Laporta, died from a very short-lived illness. more »»

An apology to GPIWA membership

June 18, 2014 To the editor: On June 10, 2014, GPIWA attempted to “Auto Call” our membership to inform them that the Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued on June 7 was no longer in effect. more »»

Vote YES on Amendment 1

June 18, 2014 To the editor: The Water and Land Conservation Amendment will be on the Nov. 4 ballot as Amendment 1. more »»

Guest Commentary: Common cause, one voice — time to come together on water issues

June 18, 2014 Last Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the  Conference Report to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). more »»

County Commissioners drive what may be the final nail in 2020 coffin

June 11, 2014 To the editor: Last year, the County Commissioners gave most Conservation 2020 Program revenues to developers by redirecting all 2020 funds to the general fund (only Commissioner John Manning... more »»

Power plants or animal factories?

June 11, 2014 To the editor: I am delighted that EPA has finally moved to abate the disastrous impacts of climate change by regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. more »»

Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund awards 18 scholarships

June 11, 2014 To the editor: The Bobby Holloway Board would like to congratulate 18 Pine Island graduates on their accomplishments! We join the entire community in supporting their efforts. more »»

Pine Island Pool staff thanks donors, public

June 3, 2014 To the editor: Hello all from the Pine Island Pool staff at 5675 Sesame Drive, Bokeeli. more »»

Neighborhood Watch update

June 3, 2014 To the editor: This is just a slight recap from our last two Neighborhood Watch meetings that were held, I do apologize for this latest meeting not being mentioned in the paper, I did not make the... more »»

Congratulations Jack Jumper

June 3, 2014 To the editor: Jack Jumper was the winner of the $50 Olive Garden Gift Card at the LMHS Blood Drive Saturday, May 31, at the Pine Island Moose Lodge. more »»

VA wait-time debacle a national disgrace

May 27, 2014 On Monday, we, as a nation, again paused to remember the men and women Memorial Day is intended to honor — the members of our armed forces who died in service to their country. more »»

Speed limit, better signage needed in Jug Creek

May 27, 2014 To the editor: The recent fatal boating accident where Little Bokeelia Bay, otherwise known as Burgess Bay, runs into Jug Creek points out the need for “Blind Curve” signs there similar to the ones... more »»

Consign meat to a bad memory and share wholesome veggie burgers and soy dogs

May 27, 2014 To the editor: Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill this summer face a deadly choice of inflicting food poisoning or cancer on their family and friends. Food poisoning by E. more »»

Guest Commentary: To die for

May 21, 2014 The national observance of Memorial Day is held every year at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemeter. more »»

Thanks, from one small business to another

May 21, 2014 To the editor: One of the nice things about owning a small business in such a great community is being able to trust the services offered by other small businesses. more »»



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