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Math class

June 26, 2013 To the editor: Let’s do a little math. more »»

More thanks for successful Friday night swin at island pool

June 19, 2013 To the editor: The Pine Island Pool staff wants to say thank you to everyone who came out Friday for the family night swi. more »»

Thank you to all blood donors

June 19, 2013 To the editor: I just want to thank all those generous blood donors who unselfishly give of themselves time and time again to help others. Early this month there were two blood drives on Pine Islan. more »»

Ironic agreement across the aisle

June 19, 2013 To the editor: The American people have been waiting for what seems like eons, we have witnessed the dog and pony shows in Washington become as habitual as a heroin junkie jonesing for a fi. more »»

Government vs. people

June 19, 2013 To the editor: Like him or not, Bush indorsed the Patriot Act to protect us from Muslim attacks while Obama reads =them their “rights,” makes excuses and tells us the war on terror is winding down. more »»

Why any immigration at all?

June 19, 2013 To the editor: Do we really “need” more immigrants at this time? What practical reason can justify it? It is true that allowing everyone who wants to come here that they be allowed gives some people... more »»

Everglades restoration success story

June 19, 2013 This spring I was proud to carry a bill in the House which will conclude Everglades restoration south of Lake Okeechobee. more »»

Movie ‘42’ teaches important lessons

June 19, 2013 I recently had the opportunity to take my 8-year-old son Jackson to see the movie “42”—the story of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in major league baseball. more »»

Guest Comment: Rep. Caldwell’s amendment to Everglades Forever Act

June 12, 2013 The most deceptive and egregious action against the public taxpayers during the 2013 Florida Legislative session was passage of HB 7065 and SB 768 which amended the 1994 Everglades Forever Act. more »»

Guest Comment: Medicaid expansion remains a top priority for many

June 12, 2013 On May 3, 2013, the Florida Legislature completed its work for the 2013 Session and we adjourned sine die. more »»

First family fun night at the pool a huge success

June 12, 2013 To the editor: The pool staff at Pine Island Pool would like to thank everyone that came out Friday night. more »»

You be the judge

June 12, 2013 To the editor: Does the gun lobby own the Republican Party? Apparently, it does — lock, stock and barrel. In April, 45 U.S. more »»

Southwest Florida degeneration

June 12, 2013 Lately, as I read the letters to the editor, it’s obvious that there is a dramatic increase in the amount of personal attacks on other contributors. more »»

‘Doll Lady of Matlacha’ says thank you to islanders

June 5, 2013 To the editor: There is a saying, “Generous acts help lift spirits.” I want to tell you how true that is. Pine Island is not only a great place to live but the people here take care of their “own. more »»

It’s time to move on to other adventures

June 5, 2013 To the editor: It is with very mixed emotions that I write this letter. As most of you know, I had sold Gulf Coast Kayak that I ran for many years in Matlacha, last year. more »»

Freedom anyone?

June 5, 2013 To the editor: According to the dictionary, the definition of freedom is liberty of personal choice, action, or thought. more »»

A tale of a mama cat and her four babies

May 29, 2013 To the editor: Two and a half weeks ago I noticed a young cat with three babies running into the woods across the street from where I live. more »»

Time for a national lottery

May 29, 2013 To the editor: What a the headlined story being “Powerball ticket - Hot Commodity,” I cannot, for the life of me, understand why we have not as yet instituted a national lottery to wipe out our... more »»

Don’t destroy America!

May 29, 2013 To the editor: “It’s time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. more »»

Thanks for food collection help

May 22, 2013 To the editor: The letter carriers of Pine Island did more than deliver the mail this past Saturday, May 11. They delivered 5,000 pounds of food to the island’s pantry. more »»

 
 

 

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