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Citizens’ needs and rights to clean water

To the editor: This week’s Guest Commentary in the Eagle expressed clearly the battle Southwest Floridians are facing to preserve our way of life. Red tide and a massive blue-green algae bloom are again threatening our marine life, our air quality and our economy. The citizens' needs and ...

Memorial Day observance

To the editor: Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. This year Memorial Day occurred on Monday, May 31, and our Greater Pine Island Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4353 held a most ...

Guest Commentary: Much has been accomplished this school year

As we near the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year, there are many things to be thankful for. Senior celebrations have already taken place, including proms and award ceremonies. Now we look forward to congratulating our seniors in person during our high school graduations. All events have ...

FISH sets transportation guidelines starting June 1

To the editor: The following FISH transportation guidelines are effective starting June 1, 2021: 1. Both the driver and the client will need to have both COVID vaccinations at least two weeks prior to their need for transport. 2. Both the driver and the client may be required to wear a ...

PIE’s Strickland honored by DAR Lawrence Kearny Chapter

To the editor: On May 19, the Lawrence Kearny Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, visited Pine Island Elementary School. Honorary Regent Dinah Osborn and former Historian Wendy Kline presented the DAR Youth Citizenship certificate and pin to the chosen fifth ...

Ready to snap on your running shoes?

To the editor: Women: Are you looking for a job? There will be two seats up for election on the Lee Board of County Commissioners in November 2022 Women For a Better Lee would like to hear from women who may want to consider running. Qualifications: Must NOT serve the whims of special ...

Community involvement sought for Memorial Day celebration

To the editor: Greater Pine Island VFW Post # 4353 will be holding a Memorial Day event on May 31 at 10 a.m. at the Post Memorial. This year we invite more community involvement than the past. The intention is to draw the community to together to recognize the importance of the sacrifices ...

29th Annual Excellence in Education Awards presented

To the editor: The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral Education Committee held the 29th Annual Excellence in Education Awards sponsored by The Breeze Newspapers on Tuesday, May 11, at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. At this feel-good event, the committee recognizes one educator and one student ...

HB 241 good for parents and students

To the editor: The pandemic has given parents an opportunity to see, via their children’s Zoom class, what is being taught in our classrooms. Parents all over the country are starting to rise up and stand against Critical Race Theory that teaches all “white people” are racist oppressors ...