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No state revenue sharing for planned Villages of Matlacha and Pine Island

February 14, 2018 To the editor: The folks of the planned Villages of Matlacha and Pine Island will have to dig into their pocketbooks to make up for the shortfall of not getting state revenue sharing to the tune of... more »»

 
 
 
My most sincere thank you

February 14, 2018 To the editor: I want to extend all my love and heartfelt gratitude to my Sister Hookers for the most wonderful farewell party they surprised me with at Olde Fish House Marina!! (Debbie Cundall and... more »»

Important information about the GPICA

February 14, 2018 To the editor: We’re writing today to communicate some important information that could affect the future of the Greater Pine Island Civic Association (GPICA) itself. In January, GPICA members J. more »»

Thanks offered for successful Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign on island

February 7, 2018 To the editor: We have lots of people to thank for a very successful Salvation Army Bell Ringers campaig. more »»

Thank you from Olga

February 7, 2018 To the editor: Thank you all for celebrating my 90th birthday at the VFW and American Legion. All the gifts and cards were appreciated. A special thank you to all who helped. Love you al. more »»

Representation by the GPICA

February 7, 2018 To the editor: The Greater Pine Island Civic Association says it represents the civic interests of Pine Island, Matlacha Island, Matlacha Shores and Matlacha Isle. On Jan. more »»

Injured walker appreciates helpers

February 7, 2018 To the editor: On Wednesday morning around 10:40 a.m., I was on my walk when I stubbed my toe and fell on my face and my knee. I want to thank the two different couples that stopped to help me. more »»

Our democracy is in crisis

February 7, 2018 To the editor: Our system of checks and balances is out of balance. Democracy is in crisi. more »»

Matlacha Civic Association case against incorporation

February 7, 2018 To the editor: Regarding the recent lead article pertaining to my presentation to the Matlacha Civic Association, I offer 2 minor corrections. more »»

Fish farming an environmentally 'smart choice' for our island

February 7, 2018 To the editor: I read with great interest the letter signed by Mr. Tomlinson entitled "Aquaculture for Pine Islan. more »»

Lee County roller coaster ride

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Lee County School Board and County Commissioners shows us how the roller coaster ride goes up and down with their proposal to add a sales tax that will do away with that pesky problem... more »»

Incorporation is the path to preserving our future

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Last year when Cape Coral annexed part of Matlacha, the Greater Pine Island Civic Association (GIPCA) decided it was time to consider incorporation. Joseph M. Mazurkiewicz Jr. more »»

Can you hear me now?

January 31, 2018 To the editor: If you have been following The Beacon of HOPE’s efforts on behalf of our local veterans, we can report that it is successful, having meet with seven vets on the morning of Jan. 10. more »»

Pine Island Community Church celebrates 10 years

January 31, 2018 To the editor: “…slowly the cars began to move. Slowly they climbed the steep hill. more »»

Thanks to all for supporting 36th annual Junior Olympics

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Saturday was a beautiful day at the Pine Island Little League field. The PI Kiwanis and Lee County Parks & Recreation held their 36th annual Jr. Olympic. more »»

Aquaculture on Pine Island — an informational update

January 31, 2018 To the editor: It is a question of location, not aquaculture on Pine Island itself. more »»

‘Who’d have thunk?’

January 24, 2018 To the editor: An era comes to a soft close this month for the Matlacha Hookers. Our founder and First Madam, Nancy Goodwin, is moving north to West, By God, Virginia for her next adventure. more »»

Give President Trump a chance?

January 24, 2018 To the editor: Both the democrats and republicans are corrupted by our campaign laws. President Trump can be untruthful. more »»

‘Thumb speak’

January 24, 2018 To the editor: This era has seen a new societal method of communication. The advent of the smart phone has given rise to what could be called “Thumb speak. more »»

Folks are going to do what they're going to do ...

January 17, 2018 To the editor: I wish to commend on the article about dog droppings left behind. I do not in any way want to diminish your verbal efforts or lengthy research that is, in fact, correct. more »»

Moose Lodge organizing Annual Bicycle Poker Run

January 17, 2018 To the editor, The Pine Island Moose 1954 has been having an Annual Bicycle Poker Run for over 20 years. The Annual Pine Island Moose 1954 Bicycle Poker Run is set for Jan. 27, 2018. more »»

 
 

 

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Letters to the Editor Poll

  1. Gun control. Period.
  2. Ban weapons that fall into the “assault rifle” category.
  3. More stringent gate-keeping. Access to school campuses needs to be strictly limited.
  4. More and better access to mental health care.
  5. There’s no single answer.
 
 
 
 

Norm's Tasting Notes

Valentine's Day Special

February 16, 2018 #07-18-PIE For Valentine's Day we decided to have dinner at the best restaurant in town, our house! Our choice for the evening was Surf and Turf, and to make things extra special we combined... more »

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