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Guest Opinion: Threats to manatees and habitat on the rise: Help protect their future

April 6, 2016 Throughout my 40 years as a professional aquatic biologist and most of my years as a student to become one, I have appreciated just how important manatees are to the health and welfare of our... more »»

Guest Opinion: Water bill details illustrate the impact

April 6, 2016 A recent rebuttal by Brewster Bevis to my earlier commentary “Taxpayers continue to pick up the clean-up tab” concerning the 2016 Water bill signed into law by Gov. more »»

Visitors thank Jim Frock for help

March 30, 2016 To the editor: Thanks goes out to Jim Frock owner of Seven Seas Bait - Tackle who helped us by changing our tire. more »»

Kiwanis thank islanders, Saltwater Smokehouse for support

March 30, 2016 To the editor: The Pine Island Kiwanis is extremely grateful to all of the people and organizations that have been supportive of us this year through the ups and downs of weather related changes to... more »»

Resident thankful

March 30, 2016 To the editor: A big thank you to PIFD for your prompt and professional service, sense of duty and compassion. more »»

Remembering 'Mayor Ralph'

March 30, 2016 To the editor: Mayor Ralph (Kemp) was a fixture at Bert's. Several times a week he would have lunch with the locals. more »»

Kudos for the deputies

March 30, 2016 To the editor: I almost couldn’t believe that anyone would hand themselves up the way Elisa Fasulo did. more »»

Thank you to all the generous Little League supporters

March 30, 2016 To the editor: Lots of big thank yous to some generous people. The Pine Island Little League's concession stand has a super duper Movie Theatre Popcorn Machine, thank to the Bobby Holloway Board. more »»

Guest Opinion: Setting the record straight on Caloosahatchee flows

March 23, 2016 In the March 16, 2016 News-Press, U.S. Sugar paid for an ad titled “It’s Time to Set the Record Straight on the Lake Okeechobee Discharges”. In that ad, they quoted my Feb. more »»

Guest Opinion: Mental health program sets recovery in motion

March 23, 2016 I’m moved to write about a unique program in Southwest Florida that has quietly been developing since 2005 — a program that offers hope to those dealing with depression and other mental illnesses. more »»

Helping Paws Animal Shelter needs your help

March 23, 2016 To the editor: Volunteers are desperately needed at Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary, 10060 Mallory Parkway, E., Unit D, St. James City. Marnie Miszewski founded Paws in 2010. more »»

Beat ‘em at their own game

March 23, 2016 To the editor: I am a huge proponent of Donald Trump’s effort to return jobs to the U.S. I can’t disagree more with his approach, though. I think his strategy of taxation will result in a trade war. more »»

Thank yous, all around!

March 23, 2016 To the editor: Lots of big thank you to some generous people. The Pine Island Little League's concession stand has a super duper Movie Theatre Popcorn Machine, thank to the Bobby Holloway Boar. more »»

Recognizing two more American Legion barmaids

March 23, 2016 To the editor: Here are the last of the talented barmaids who work at the world famous American Legion Post #136 lounge located in downtown St. James City, Florida: Jenn Barr and Jenny Aurila. more »»

Traffic enforcement?

March 23, 2016 To the editor: Recently I was helping a friend in Bokeelia feed her animals. It is the first time I have crossed over the four-way stop heading north early in the mornin. more »»

Obama doctrine failures

March 23, 2016 To the editor: As Obama swings into his last year of his presidency, he goes to Cuba and sends out a wave of hypocrisy to the media about his so called Obama doctrine that they may write about the... more »»

Sugar industry’s ties to Florida politicians

March 23, 2016 To the editor: Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, has stated that 25 years of scientific studies repeatedly cite the one solution that would... more »»

Guest Commentary: The Pine Island Plan: What all Islanders need to know

March 16, 2016 (Editor's note: the following is the second portion of a two-part commentary concerning the Pine Island Plan) Here follows are summaries of the rewrite of the Pine Island Plan. more »»

New fire station

March 16, 2016 To the editor: I have seen the local Fire Department/EMS do wonderful things in savings lives, and responding to medical emergencies. more »»

 
 

 

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