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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 »»

County meeting was informational and well attended

October 21, 2015 To the editor: Attendance at the presentation was very good for this time of year — in fact, the hall was loaded to capacity. more »»

Decision making

October 21, 2015 To the editor: The Oct. 14 “town hall” meeting concerning the rewrite of the Pine Island Plan announced the rewrite was well under way and would soon enter the formal review and approval stage. more »»

Dealing with coyotes

October 21, 2015 To the editor: First let me say that I am an avid animal lover. I do not want to see any animal suffer, mistreated or killed. more »»

Come Hades or high water

October 21, 2015 To the editor: Jamestown was flooded. The water rose to a depth of 6 feet. Two friends sat on a rooftop and watched it flow by. Amid the floating debris was an old hat. more »»

Animal blessing thank you

October 14, 2015 To the editor Thanks to everyone who attended or volunteered at our 2015 Animal Blessing and Pet Fest. It was a great success and a great community even. more »»

Beacon bonanza

October 14, 2015 To the editor: A sincere thank you to all my Pine Island friends who contributed to the Beacon of H.O.P.E. last week to celebrate my 60th birthday. more »»

Don’t murder the bears

October 14, 2015 To the editor: Let me start by saying that I’m not a card carrying tree hugger or a poster-flashing, stand-on-a-corner-all-day-long promoting my point of view. God bless those who do. more »»

Pine Island Community Church says "thank you!"

October 7, 2015 To the editor: We have been doing mission work and pick-ups around the island for the past eight years. more »»

Greater Pine Islands Lions Club El Toro pony available

October 7, 2015 To the editor: Boys and girls of Pine Island, 11 years and under, would you like to have this pony? Come to the Kiwanis Fall Festival, Oct. 30, from 5-7 p.m. behind the Pine Island Elementary Schoo. more »»

Ceitus litigation progress report

September 25, 2015 To the editor: Reference: State of Florida, ex rel Phil Buchanan, Riverwatch, CLT, GPICA, RGMC, SCCF, and SWF Watershed Council vs City of Cape Coral; Case No 14CA1204, seeking restoration of Ceitus... more »»

Kiwanis Club seeking donations for Fall Festival

September 25, 2015 To the editor: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island will again be hosting the Pine Island Fall Festival (Halloween Party). This year we are having the event at Pine Island Elementary School, Oct. more »»

'See you around'

September 25, 2015 To the editor: Wow! Where to start this goodbye letter. I have been with Lee County Parks and Recreation for 20 years and it's time to move on a different life  pat. more »»

Leadership in America

September 16, 2015 To the editor: Unfortunately, as I look at how present day leadership in the United States of America (on both sides of the aisle) I see how priorities are geared more toward their legacies than the... more »»

Remembering Marianne Patton

September 9, 2015 To the editor: Marianne F. Paton Feb. 15, 1956 – Sept. 12, 2011 It's been said “time heals all wounds.” I disagree, the wounds remai. more »»

Biden's vision for colleges

September 9, 2015 To the editor: Recently, Vice President (Joe) Biden visited the Miami Dade College where he expressed his optimism about funding two years of community college for 9 million students at a cost of... more »»

Speak out: There is no excuse for the murder of police officers

September 9, 2015 To the editor: The murdering of police officers is a despicable deed done by barbaric, unconscionable individuals who have no place in any society that hopes to be respected in the world. more »»



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