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Sons of the American Legion host successful fund-raiser

February 18, 2015 To the editor On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, the Sons of the American Legion Post 136 in St. James City hosted their annual fund-raising party. more »»

Seasonal traffic has always been with us

February 18, 2015 To the editor: In last week's edition, an islander stated, "This delay both ways would dissuade many ... from buying real estate on Pine Island" This reminded me exactly why I moved to SJC. more »»

Thanks to all Parade of Mermaids success

February 18, 2015 To the editor: I would like to send out an avalanche of gratitude to those who helped make our 4th Annual Parade of Mermaids a successful fund-raising event that was also great fun! First, thanks to... more »»

Impact fees for schools

February 18, 2015 To the editor: Before we start touting the ventures of increasing impact fees, it’s important to step back and review the purpose of such charge. more »»

A solution is needed to Matlacha bottleneck

February 10, 2015 To the editor: I suggest that the Matlacha Pine Island Chamber of Commerce use its leadership and membership to solve the Matlacha bottlenec. more »»

Thank you all for successful ClamJam Food & Music Fest

February 10, 2015 To the editor: I want to thank everyone who came out to our ClamJam Food & Music Fest last Saturday. I hope everyone had a good time. more »»

Artists thanked for participating in event

February 10, 2015 To the editor: Thank you so much for participating in our first Artists' Recognition Evening on Jan. 10. You added beautiful color and gorgeous hues to our black and white them. more »»

Guest Opinion: School district asks county to recognize its capital needs

February 10, 2015 The Lee County School District needs the help of the County Commissio. more »»

Lilly's Island Deli celebrating 7th anniversary

February 3, 2015 To the editor: This week, Little Lilly’s Island Deli celebrates its 7th anniversary. more »»

County committee member offers updates on island bike paths, crosswalks

February 3, 2015 To the editor: Re: Matlacha crosswalk and other bike path issues Good day Pine Islanders and residents of Matlacha. more »»

Church and state

February 3, 2015 To the editor: The trial in Boston of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has brought to the fore a serious subject. Catholics there are upset that they are excluded from sitting on the jury for his tria. more »»

County’s report on impact fees for schools

January 27, 2015 Letter to editor: The County’s report on the need for impact fees is certainly going to be  a lighting rod of contention between the school adviser  construction team, if major differences are shown... more »»

President Obama, or Emperor Obama?

January 27, 2015 It had been suggested that Executive Orders define a President’s “Emperor” status, and a quick check with the American Presidency Project ( more »»

Disgraceful but expected?

January 27, 2015 To the editor: I, for one, was not surprised that neither Obama, the VP nor the Secretary of State did not show up for the massive rally in Paris attended by heads of 40 nations to denounce Islamic... more »»

Greatest threat?

January 27, 2015 To the editor: So, Obama touts climate change as the more serious threat to the U.S. as opposed to Al Qaeda or ISIL. more »»

Lies against the middle class

January 27, 2015 To the editor: The Republican mantra of “Lower taxes, less government, more freedom” is a noble goal. However, unfortunately, it has never been achieved in my lifetime. more »»

People first

January 27, 2015 To the editor: In the years prior to the revolution, Cuba’s economy was relatively well,compared to the economies in the Caribbean. We must be mindful that this is relative. more »»

Prayer box ministry

January 20, 2015 To the editor: We are excited to be expanding our prayer ministry to the community of Pine Island. more »»

Florida 'cracker' fishermen?

January 20, 2015 To the editor: Just to add a little humor to last week's article, Exploring the Island's History, Matlacha is described as a cracker fishing village turned artist-colony and the home of pioneering... more »»



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