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An environmental hurricane

August 15, 2018 It’s a storm that blew no winds. No torrential rains poured down. more »»

 
 
 
Going ‘green’ is not always a good thing

July 25, 2018 Pea soup. Guacamole. Slime green. Putrid chartreus. more »»

Vote-by-mail ballots best way to go this year

July 11, 2018 With the Primary and General Election ballot races firmed up as of the end of qualifying last Friday, the 2018 election season is now sliding toward home. And very quickly. The Primary is Aug. more »»

Libraries Rock!

June 27, 2018 Outdated? Facilities whose time has come — and gone? No, way, libraries rock — literally as “media centers” around the county keep kids reading throughout the summer with programs designed to reward... more »»

What we learned from Hurricane Irma

May 23, 2018 Due to the possibility of pre-season tropical storm formation in the Gulf this year, our annual be-prepared editorial is a little ahead of the official start of hurricane season. more »»

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

May 17, 2018 The majority of Lee County’s approximate 5,000 seniors will mark the culmination of their high school careers this weekend. more »»

Scout us in to BSA’s new service philosophy

May 9, 2018 Boy Scouts of America announced last week a revamp of not only its program, but its service philosophy. more »»

Talkin’ ‘bout this generation

May 2, 2018 We’ve seen the mean memes. We’ve read some of the online pundits, have scrolled past the comments tagged to opinions and news storie. more »»

Barbara Bush left words to live by — and so much more

April 25, 2018 The amphitheatre of politics has never been a good place for the thin-skinned or those whose egos bruise easily. more »»

Public safety: The tip of the spear

March 28, 2018 Student safety is the School District of Lee County’s No. 1 goal, Superintendent D. more »»

Have you had a flu shot? Get one now!

January 10, 2018 In the wake of what it calls "a sharp increase in flu cases," Lee Health has restricted children  12 and younger from visiting patients in its intensive care units, pediatric intensive care units an... more »»

Recovering from an ‘act of pure evil’

October 11, 2017 An “act of pure evil” gripped the American consciousness with blood-stained fingers Sunday night. more »»

A new school year is about to begin

August 9, 2017 An estimated 95,000 students across Lee County will head back to school Thursday as the new academic year begins. more »»

Summer turns up heat on those in need

June 28, 2017 The beaches are less crowded, the gulf and bays are perfect for boating and the Pine Island Pool is “splashing.” Summertime is a wonderful time in Southwest Florida — for most of us. more »»

Rainy season brings mosquitos

June 21, 2017 Rainy season has begun — thank goodness. We welcome the rain, much needed in the wake of the winter drough. more »»

A lesson to be learned

June 7, 2017 Florida’s $82.4 billion budget finally landed on Gov. Rick Scott's desk last Wednesday where it was promptly subject to partial veto. Gov. more »»

Best wishes to the Class of 2017

May 24, 2017 Lee County School District students marked the culmination of their high school careers this past weekend with graduation ceremonies. more »»

Another voter mandate goes up in smoke

May 17, 2017 For the second time in as many years, the people we send to Tallahassee to represent us have not only ignored, but rode roughshod, over a voter mandate. more »»

Shadow government II

March 22, 2017 Ah, politics — and politicians. more »»

It’s time again to toss Lifeline a lifeline

March 8, 2017 Last year around this time we called attention to a Cape Coral charity with a unique mission. more »»

Edison Farms appraisals: Here’s hoping

February 1, 2017 Residents who think elected officials don’t always listen to voter mandates have good reason to cheer this week. more »»

 
 

 

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Norm's Tasting Notes

2015 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon

August 10, 2018 #31-18-PIE The Cabernet wines from Louis Martini have been legendary for many decades, and despite some changes in the industry and the winery, the Martini Cab is still a go to wine for those... more »

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