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Spend less and buy made-in-America only

May 11, 2016 To the editor: Our economy grew by less than 1 percent last quarter (GDP 0.5 percent growth). Seventy percent of that was consumer spending. The jobs report will follow later. more »»

Oasis High School JROTC gets it right

May 11, 2016 To the editor: Under the capable leadership of Cape teenager, Brandon Pierson, a team of Oasis high schoolers produced their second annual International Night highlighting the cultures of many of th... more »»

6th annual Dining in the Dark a success!

May 11, 2016 To the editor: The 6th Annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser was held under the stars on April 9 at Mike Greenwell’s 31 Produce in Alva, Florida. more »»

Guest Opinion: State, federal governments working together on C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir

May 11, 2016 As a South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member, I heard loud and clear when residents of the Southwest Florida said completing a reservoir to store and deliver water to the... more »»

Guest Commentary: Obama’s proposed oil tax would cripple the economy

May 11, 2016 President Obama recently sent a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year to Congres. more »»

Guest Opinion: U.S. Sugar farmers tout commitment to sustainable farming practices, conservation for Earth Day

May 4, 2016 As people all over the world joined together in celebrating Earth Day, U.S. more »»

Thank you for supporting your local Chamber of Commerce

May 4, 2016 To the editor: The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all those entities and individuals who helped make its first annual golf tournament a great success. more »»

Ladies of the Elks disperse 2015/2016 funds

May 4, 2016 To the editor: The Ladies of the Elks wrapped up another successful year at its April general meeting. more »»

Food Drive Day May 14

May 4, 2016 To the editor: Saturday, May 14, is Postal Food Drive Day. All food donated will stay on the Island going to the Pine Island Food Panty. more »»

Blind Pass matter could have serious impact

May 4, 2016 To the editor: I’ve written the following to our Lee County commissioners: I'd like to point out the County has a 25-year agreement with "Ding" Darling over Wulfert Flats that will be nullified if... more »»

The hypocrisy of the Cape Coral Council

April 27, 2016 To the editor: The last meeting of the Cape Coral Council was a perfect showing of absolute hypocrisy by the Cape Coral Council when they decided not to approve the much-needed manatee protection fo... more »»

Repercussions of Ceitus Barrier removal will continue to plague water conditions and Cape Coral development

April 27, 2016 To the editor: Cape Coral continues to plunge ahead with very ambitious plans for high-rise condos, big commercial projects, marinas, gated communities, etc., etc. more »»

Islander thanks passersby for help

April 27, 2016 To the editor: Just a little/BIG thank you to the people who bothered to stop traffic, run up the road just to help me. I walk Matlacha every day that I'm not working. more »»

Thanks offered for Springfest's success

April 27, 2016 To the editor: Pine Island Elementary’s seventh annual Springfest was held April 15th. more »»

Guest Opinion: Activists shut down fracking with fear

April 27, 2016 Fear just secured another victor. more »»

Thanks to Pine Island Pizza and the residents of the island

April 20, 2016 To the editor: We would like to thank Pine Island Pizza for generously donating their "tip" jar to our youth camp fund. more »»

Missing the point

April 20, 2016 To the editor: Just one more short letter concerning Elisa Fasulo's dilemma with the Sheriff's Depart-ment here on Pine Island and school crossing lights, et. more »»

Hookers’ thank you

April 20, 2016 To the editor: Each year the Matlacha Hookers host and participate in several fundraisers to provide scholarships for higher education. more »»

School District does not need sales tax money

April 20, 2016 To the editor: If Ms. Fischer would do her job instead of looking for money from taxpayers, they would not need a sales tax increase. This school district just wastes mone. more »»

Soft tyranny

April 20, 2016 To the editor: Somehow today I think more of Robert De Niro than I ever did. more »»



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