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An open letter to the community of the Matlacha/ Pine Island Fire Control District

August 31, 2016 To the editor: I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement on my recent promotion to fire chief. more »»

New push for funding for Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary

August 31, 2016 To the editor: There is a no kill cat sanctuary, which houses approximately 200 cats, on St. James City that struggles each and every day. more »»

Fight Zika at the source

August 31, 2016 To the editor: As we continue to read the news of the Zika virus spreading in Miami-Dade county, we would like to suggest an effective mosquito-eliminating measure that all residents should consider... more »»

A simple solution

August 31, 2016 To the editor: I was born and raised in Miami 69 years ago, while growing up, I fished Lake Okeechobee, snorkeled the flats around a barge in “Stiltsville” in Key Biscayne, and vacationed in the Key... more »»

Work needed on south end of Stringfellow Road

August 24, 2016 To the editor: We have a nice 4-way stop at Pine Island Road and Stringfellow Road here on Pine Island. Thanks to the state for new pavement. more »»

Bug off!

August 24, 2016 To the editor: Recently the Florida Department of Health has identified Wynwood, a neighborhood in Miami, as an area where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. Since Gov. more »»

Another gas station

August 24, 2016 To the editor: Having noted from the Pine Island Eagle dated Aug. more »»

Guest Comment: Pine Island Lions are here to help

August 17, 2016 Just to remind residents of Bokeelia, Pineland, St. James City and Matlacha, we still have drop boxes for donations at: the main library, the Beacon of H.O.P.E. more »»

Could it be?

August 17, 2016 To the editor: Maybe a Publix on the Island will ease the traffic through Matlacha during season. more »»

Hookers thank businesses, churches for help with back-to-school supply drive

August 17, 2016 To the editor: The Matlacha Hookers want to give a shout out to all of the businesses and churches that helped us make the back-to-school supplies project a great success. more »»

Preserve our island

August 17, 2016 To the editor: Reading the opinions ("Word on the Island") in the Wednesday, Aug 10, edition of The Eagle, the one that stands out is Sonny Koutsoutis' comment. more »»

Goss: Our best and brightest hope

August 17, 2016 To the editor:  I’ve lived in Southwest Florida for 44-years — first as a fishing guide, now the author of many Florida-based novels, and I urge you to consider a man who is among the smartest, most... more »»

Action on Lake O needed now

August 17, 2016 To the editor: Distinguished public servants of our great state of Florida: I am one of the many average citizens that is generally satisfied with the governance of Florida. more »»

Never forget

August 17, 2016 To the editor: How many of you seen any news, local or national, honoring those whose sacrifices throughout the years have afforded to all of us the freedoms we have been blessed with today here in... more »»

Primary election recommendations:Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

Spare change

August 10, 2016 To the editor: Any time I travel to a new town my tendency is to learn about the history of the community. more »»

Pine Island Elementary School supply collection

August 10, 2016 To the editor: What an amazing community we live in!   A sincere thank you to all residents who generously donated school supplies for the Pine Island Elementary School. more »»

'Ribbon Cutting Ceremony' Aug. 20

August 10, 2016 To the editor: The Greater Pine Island Lions Club is planning a "Ribbon Cutting Ceremony" for our newly reconditioned park equipment (thanks to Brittany Newman; her dad, Mike; her mom, Lynn; and her... more »»

Vote Yes on Conservation 20/20

August 10, 2016 To the editor: 20/20 lands protects water and drinking resources for the projected 2 million people who will live here by 2040. more »»

McCain no hero?

August 3, 2016 To the editor: You are sitting at your favorite watering hole on Pine Island. A 70 year old man with a blond wig and his 46 year old Russian speaking trophy wife ask if it is ok to sit next you. more »»



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