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Guest Opinion: The facts about water quality in Southwest Florida

December 2, 2015 It is not difficult to argue that the beaches of Lee County are one of our most valuable assets. Tourism in Lee County generates almost $3 billion annually. more »»

M/PIFD thank you

November 25, 2015 To the editor: With the generosity from the community, we raised $3,410 this past weekend at the fish fry! These funds go directly towards the purchase of new extrication tools for the department. more »»

Money better spent

November 25, 2015 To the editor: Today’s paper said the 10,000 refugees will cost $1.2 billion dollars to bring them here; that’s $12,000 a person. That money would be better spent keeping them in Europe. more »»

From Our Hearts thank all who helped make OctoberBreast a success

November 25, 2015 To the editor: I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made our OctoberBreast Music Fest and Karaoke Contest such a success this yea. more »»

Thank you for a lucky Friday the 13th

November 25, 2015 To the editor: My sincere thanks to our Winn-Dixie manager, Danny Loughren, and our local law enforcement officers in my hour of need. more »»

When does it stop?

November 25, 2015 To the editor: The tragedy in Paris is only the tip of the iceberg of things to come from radical Isla. more »»

‘Hooker Hugs’ for heroes

November 18, 2015 To the editor: The Matlacha Hookers send out warm “Hooker Hugs” to all that participated in our Fall Blood Drive. Because of your donations, 69 individuals will benefit from your lifesaving effort. more »»

Elks offer thanks

November 18, 2015 To the editor: On behalf of the Greater Pine Island Elks Charitable Trust Golf Committee at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge #2781, we would like to thank all the golfers, volunteers, Exalter Rule... more »»

Lions’ collections continue

November 18, 2015 To the editor: Reminder: Drop box items we collect — used or new eyeglasses (prescription and readers), used or new sunglasses (prescription or non-prescription), glasses cases, greeting cards (new... more »»

Crony capitalism

November 18, 2015 To the editor: Don’t tell me that the Lee County Commission wants to create new middle class employment here. more »»

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island gives thanks

November 11, 2015 To the editor: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island wishes to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Fall Festival a tremendous success. more »»

Lions seek eyeglasses and more

November 11, 2015 To the editor: Reminder: Drop box items we collect — used or new eyeglasses (prescription and readers), used or new sunglasses (prescription or non-prescription), glasses cases, greeting cards (new... more »»

Guest Commentary: Tai chi – how it works

November 11, 2015 Tai chi has its roots in Taoism, Zen from Buddhism and the disciplined efficiency from Confucianism. more »»

Neighborhood Watch patrols under way

November 4, 2015 To the editor: Neighborhood Watch Update (Avenues A through E, Philips, Henley, Thomas, Birdsong, Tipton, Peatre, Russell, Sonoma areas). more »»

Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, donors to the 2015 Bert’s Redfish Challenge Benefit on behalf of Pine Island FISH

November 4, 2015 To the editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the many individuals and businesses that supported the recent Bert’s Redfish Challenge to benefit the FISH organizatio. more »»

Pine Island Bakery ready to open

November 4, 2015 To the editor: On Saturday, Nov. 7, the new Pine Island Bakery will officially opening its doors at 6 a.m. more »»

Guest Opinion: Implement Amendment 1 – Here’s how to do it

October 28, 2015 Nearly one year ago, 75 percent of Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment to dedicate tax dollars to; acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands. more »»

Poverty among the issues that breed violence

October 28, 2015 To the editor: Regrettably, there is increased violent crime in Lee County, especially among minorities and immigrant males. The leading cause of death of young black males is violent crime. more »»

Pollyanna gun control

October 28, 2015 To the editor: Someone should check the contents of the coffee machine in the editorial department at Lee County’s daily newspaper. more »»

Thank you for all your love and prayers

October 21, 2015 (Editor's note: Islander Jeremie Riehm was a crewman on the ship El Faro, which was lost during Hurricane Joaquin. more »»

 
 

 

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