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Kiwanis Club seeking donations for Fall Festival

September 25, 2015 To the editor: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island will again be hosting the Pine Island Fall Festival (Halloween Party). This year we are having the event at Pine Island Elementary School, Oct. more »»

'See you around'

September 25, 2015 To the editor: Wow! Where to start this goodbye letter. I have been with Lee County Parks and Recreation for 20 years and it's time to move on a different life  pat. more »»

Leadership in America

September 16, 2015 To the editor: Unfortunately, as I look at how present day leadership in the United States of America (on both sides of the aisle) I see how priorities are geared more toward their legacies than the... more »»

Remembering Marianne Patton

September 9, 2015 To the editor: Marianne F. Paton Feb. 15, 1956 – Sept. 12, 2011 It's been said “time heals all wounds.” I disagree, the wounds remai. more »»

Biden's vision for colleges

September 9, 2015 To the editor: Recently, Vice President (Joe) Biden visited the Miami Dade College where he expressed his optimism about funding two years of community college for 9 million students at a cost of... more »»

Speak out: There is no excuse for the murder of police officers

September 9, 2015 To the editor: The murdering of police officers is a despicable deed done by barbaric, unconscionable individuals who have no place in any society that hopes to be respected in the world. more »»

Guest Commentary: An approach that may help solve island’s issues

September 9, 2015 They are coming … they are coming! Big... more »»

Meeting a member of the 'Greatest Generation'

September 2, 2015 To the editor: Spending some time at the local Moose Club with my friend, Dave Manion, I met Ed Snyder, a World War II Air Force veteran who served with the 466 Bomb Group. more »»

Tournament provided some perspective

September 2, 2015 To the editor: On Saturday, July 1, I had the pleasure of attending the Blind Miniature Golf Tournament, which was originally an idea put together by Mike Ulric. more »»

Darna family thanks donors

August 26, 2015 To the editor: We would like to thank all the wonderful people who gave their time and donated to the fund for Jacob Darna. We have reached our goal and greatly appreciate all that you have done. more »»

Heroes all around us

August 26, 2015 To the editor: We had a great turnout for the Matlacha Hookers summer Blood Drive with 33 donations, which means that 99 individuals will benefit from the lifesaving efforts of those donors. more »»

Comparing Hillary to Nixon

August 26, 2015 To the editor: Just this title alone will make a number of people on both sides upset and furious. more »»

Summer lunch program at Pine Island a huge success — thanks so much!

August 19, 2015 To the editor: The Free Summer Lunch Program was a big hit on Pine Island again this summer! We served 2,150 nutritious lunches for children at four locations including a new one, The  Palms Trailer... more »»

Paying tribute to a friend — Archie Whitt

August 19, 2015 To the editor: This requiem is for Mr. Archie Whitt, a long-time Pine Islander, and a good friend and neighbor to many here on our island. Archie passed away on Aug. 8, 2015, of C.O.P.. more »»

Thank you LCEC

August 12, 2015 To the editor: A special thanks from the American Legion to LCEC for a quick response to raise our flag. more »»

I didn’t know

August 12, 2015 To the editor: Hoping to ease traffic congestion, I was working on a project to arrange shuttle service, during season, from Matlacha to Pine Island Center. more »»

We should all look to the future and move on

August 12, 2015 To the editor: The recent letter entitled “Love that portrait” extolls the memory of C.S.A. Gen. Robert E. more »»

Noted conservationalist’s memory should be honored

August 12, 2015 To the editor: It’s with great sadness that Roger Clark has passed away rather prematurely. Roger was one of the great conservationists in Lee Count. more »»


August 5, 2015 To the editor:  I’ve always wondered about people’s belief in the information provided by their elected officials; before and after elections. more »»

Love that portrait

August 5, 2015 To the editor: I have been in the County Commission chambers in the old Lee County Courthouse and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the distinguished portrait of Confederate General Robert . more »»



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