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Yes, even here in our corner of paradise

May 8, 2019 Sunshine. Beautiful beaches. A booming economy. And yet, hunger. more »»

 
 
 
Firefighter cancer presumption bill — success at last?

May 1, 2019 The facts as presented apparently —?and finally — spoke for themselves this year: According to firefighter cancer studies shared with state legislators as part of a plea for cancer presumption... more »»

Legal notices legislation clouds public notification

April 24, 2019 Like a slick counterfeit twenty, a proposal to "save money" at the expense of government transparency is being proffered again in Tallahassee in the hope it will slip by a gullible or unwary public. more »»

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice

April 3, 2019 The son of an Army staff sergeant who threw himself on a suicide bomber in Iraq to save the lives of three fellow soldiers accepted, on behalf of the dad he lost at age 11, our country’s highest... more »»

Fake threat ...real consequences: Yes, they mean it!

February 13, 2019 Fed up with the continued waste of money and manpower, lost classroom time and the emotional impact on students, teachers and school personnel, Lee County law enforcement agencies and the school... more »»

Sea of change on the water-quality front?

February 6, 2019 Those who predicted post-election politics-as-usual on the water quality front have been largely silent since Gov. Ron DeSantis was sworn into office last month. more »»

Have a happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018 For some of us, the whole “pumpkin spice” thing is as old as childhood. more »»

Water pact between Cape and Fort Myers a win for all of us

September 26, 2018 Lee County residents who have demanded action on water quality issues got some action on the local front last Monday. more »»

‘The enemy of the people?’

August 22, 2018 “The fake news media.” “The real enemy of the people.” “A stain on the American people. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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2019 Spanish Crianza Comparison

June 14, 2019 #24-19-PIE Since I just wrote an article about a Spanish Red last week, I thought that I would offer a little taste comparison between two very similar reds from Spain, one which is new to me... more »

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