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Vote no for the Matlacha Pine Island Fire Department millage increase

July 30, 2014 To the editor: Our millage rate is already too high. In 2005 it was 1.7 mills. The fire board said it was going to increase it to 2. more »»

To the citizens of the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire District

July 30, 2014 To the editor: I was recently asked if I would run for an open position on the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire District Board of Commissioners. more »»

Congratulations to Lyn Schuette! And thank you blood donors!

July 30, 2014 To the editor: Lyn Schuette is the proud winner of the $50 VISA Gift Card donated by the Pine Island Moose Lodge  for the LMHS Blood Drive at the Moose this past Saturday, July 26. more »»

TripAdvisor awards Great Licks Ice Cream certificate of excellence

July 23, 2014 To the editor The certificate reads: “TripAdvisor would like to congratulate Great Licks Ice Cream on being awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, signifying that it has consistently earned... more »»

Let BI-LO know we don't want to lose Dan Loughren

July 23, 2014 To the editor: After reading about Dan Loughren (manager at Winn-Dixie) getting transferred to North Fort Myers yesterday, I'm sure a lot of folks are not going to be happy to see him go after just... more »»

Yes, the system is rigged and yes, we must tax the rich

July 23, 2014 To the editor: The system is rigged to favor rich, corporate America and the governing class. We are working day in and day out just to exist . Each day we realize we are just running in place. more »»

Guest Commentary: Study finds U.S. teens failing at financial literacy

July 23, 2014 A recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on financial literacy found that one in six U.S. teens is unable to make simple, everyday choices about spendin. more »»

Firefighters thank parade-goers for support

July 16, 2014 To the editor: The Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District would like to thank the community for the amazing show of support during the Fourth of July parade. more »»

Dan Loughren will be missed

July 16, 2014 To the editor: On an island as small as ours, lasting relationships are formed with neighbors, friends and even the people with whom we conduct business. more »»

Great parade and fabulous fireworks

July 16, 2014 To the editor: Each year it is truly amazing how Greater Pine Island becomes one great big patriotic happy famil. more »»

Feeling lucky?

July 16, 2014 To the editor: Have you ever had one of those days when you didn’t realize how lucky you’ve been? A day when chance, fate and good fortune randomly smiled on you? That’s exactly what happened to us... more »»

Legion thanks everyone for success of Fourth of July parade, fireworks

July 16, 2014 To the editor: The American legion, Post 136, of Saint James City held one of the best Fourth of July parades in our history this year. more »»

Donate to the Pine Island Food Pantry

July 16, 2014 To the editor: Over the past couple of weeks I've been reading of a food drive on the island that will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. That is a commendable effor. more »»

Drive in defense of our wildlife

July 16, 2014 To the editor: This week I experienced a situation that could have been averted had a person been driving responsibly. more »»

Shocked about Loughren's transfer

July 16, 2014 To the editor: I was shocked to learn that the new owners of Winn-Dixie, Bi Low Corporation, is transferring store manager Dan Loughre. more »»

No need for sales tax hike

July 16, 2014 To the editor: Once again the Lee County School Superintendent has been beating the island drums for a half cent sales tax. more »»

Guest Commentary: ‘Plan 6’ only viable solution to Okeechobee water discharges

July 16, 2014 Water issues was the topic of conversation at the Tiger Bay Club business luncheon on June 27 in downtown Fort Myers. more »»

Calling for a public debate

July 9, 2014 To the editor My recent letter on climate change/global warming made a number of provocative statements dismissing the current hysteria, and provided peer reviewed data to support those statemen. more »»

Growth in existing business areas smart for Lee County!

July 9, 2014 To the editor: Recently, I sat down with a local business owner and we discussed how revitalizing existing business areas can bring further economic growth to Lee County. more »»

Guest Commentary: It’s time for some real hard science regarding the number of manatees

July 9, 2014 One of the gifts of living in Florida is all the beauty that surrounds us and getting to see things that others only see when visiting the state. more »»

 
 

 

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