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Positive action, not negative words, are what can make a difference

To the editor: It’s been a long time since I have been so frightened and disgusted with an action taken by neighbors in Cape Coral: the flying of a flag with the words “F- Biden.” We all need to take a deep breath and a step back. The divisions in our community appear to be worsening ...

Williamson brothers donate Fish Drop prize to Bobby Holloway Memorial Fund

To the editor: The Kiwanis of Greater Pine Island recently held our Fish Drop at the Chamber’s IslandFest. This annual fundraiser raises money for our club’s Service Fund that benefits the children of Pine Island. This year’s Fish Drop winning ticket was purchased by WB Williamson ...

Guest Comment: Women For a Better Lee looks for change

Questions we frequently get: “What does it mean when Women For a Better Lee says it is ‘fiercely nonpartisan’?”, closely followed by: “Don’t you have to be a part of an organized political party to succeed at electing women?” First, what does “nonpartisan” mean for us? ...

Legion Auxiliary says thanks for successful Toga Party

To the editor: The American Legion Auxiliary unit 136 held its 2nd annual Toga Party; we had around 20 contestants. First place winners Barry &Terri Shinn received $50 Second place winners Tim Joseph and Sara Brinks received $25 Third place winner, Ann & Billy Jones received a ...

Senate must restore Violence Against Women Act

To the editor: I for one am grateful the police captured the mass killer in Georgia who killed a security guard and seven women at spas in Atlanta. I’m glad they nabbed him before he got to Florida. Now is the time for Senators Scott and Rubio to put aside partisan rhetoric and restore ...

Guest Commentary: How much do you know about Lee County Schools?

When our hard-working educators, prepare lesson plans, they refer to Florida Standards for core lessons. Lessons are available by grade and achievement levels from level one to four. The achievement Level Ones need more attention to make sure they understand and learn. Not because they are ...

Bokeelia resident opposes House Bill One

To the editor: I am moved to write in opposition to HB 1 (House Bill One), as I feel it infringes on my 1st Amendment rights. This springs from information learned about the true meaning for folks wishing to express themselves freely without penalty. Unnecessary and blatantly political, HB 1, ...

Thank you to all who supported the Duck Waddle

To the editor: Thank you Pine Island Community for Calusa Land Trust’s Successful 2021 Duck Waddle Raffle Fundraiser! With all the challenges presented in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Calusa Land Trust was unable to have their Annual Calusa Great Rubber Duck Race. So, we had a Duck Waddle ...

#StrongerTogether: All hands on deck

The year 2020 began like other years for many of us as we got back into the swing of things after our holiday break. In February, we began to see the headlines: “Confirmed coronavirus cases in all China regions,” “Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown,” and ...