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Gatherings Grove “project” — more questions than answers

December 12, 2018 To the editor: Where do I begin? The incredible explanation for “the need for simple and temporary housing” on the 25-acre property purchased by The Community in Fort Myers LLC, an affiliate of... more »»

Hello Lee County Commissioners

December 12, 2018 To the editor: This letter is in response to last week's Letter to the Editor by Leo Amos. more »»

Public hearings proper next step for Chiquita Lock

December 12, 2018 To the editor, Once again, several of us from Cape Coral, Matlacha, and Greater Pine Island appeared last night before the Cape Coral City Council to oppose removal of the Chiquita Boat Lock. more »»

Hello Lee County Commissioners

December 5, 2018 To the editor: Really with all the school kids coming into Matlacha Park you made Matlacha a dog park?   May I refresh your memory that the reason you expanded Matlacha Park and spent millions on... more »»

Use art to draw attention

December 5, 2018 To the editor: After a recent visit to the Perez Art Museum in which a documentary exhibition of Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands is on display, I realized that through art an artist can... more »»

Consent of the governed?

December 5, 2018 To the editor: Now that the midterms are over, it is clear that our nation is transgressing against the very principles upon which it was founde. more »»

PIE Eagle Book Club thanks Holloway Foundation

November 29, 2018 To the editor: The Pine Island Elementary School Eagle Book Club would like to thank the Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Foundation for the Sunshine State Jr. and Young Readers Books. more »»

Approaching 80?

November 29, 2018 To the editor: Seniors beware. If you are approaching 80, it's the worst number you will ever have in your life. Loss of memory, loss of stamina, illusion. more »»

My / your vote

November 29, 2018 To the editor: As a poll worker, I would like to thank everyone for your vote. Everyone was so orderly and involved. We were told that our district (15) had a 79 percent voting rate. more »»

Thank you for pet friendly park

November 29, 2018 To the editor: My wife and I moved to Matlacha four years ago. Love the area but our new house has no lawn. more »»

Southwest Florida water quality issues are not going away

November 21, 2018 To the editor: Southwest Florida water quality issues were front and center during the midterm election campaigns and, while election day has passed, those issues are still with us. Since Nov. more »»

Cape Coral City Council needs to call a ‘time out’ on removal of the Chiquita Lock

November 21, 2018 To the editor: An open letter to Cape Coral Councilmember John M. Carioscia, Sr. District 2: Mr. more »»

To name is a way to know

November 21, 2018 To the editor: This year, 2018, marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and, as part of the “Year of the Bird,” my husband and I both participated in several activities offered by the... more »»

Bird Bingo a success

November 21, 2018 To the editor: Pine Island is incredibly lucky to have the range of birds that we do, both our permanent residents and the migratory “snowbirds." Plus, many of them are easy to recognize, if not . more »»

Crisis by fear

November 14, 2018 To the editor: The Democratic Party has always relied on fear to gain the attention of potential voters. more »»

Nelson is the poster child for term limits

November 14, 2018 To the editor: Well, here we are two days after the election and crybaby Nelson can not accept rejection. He finally found out what the people of Florida think about him; shame it took so long. more »»

A letter of gratitude and love

November 14, 2018 (The following letter was addressed to Operation Open Arms and Capt. John “GiddyUp” Bunch and presented to The Eagle for publication.) To the editor: In my 19 years in the U.S. more »»

Thank you from Wreaths Across America

November 14, 2018 To the editor: From the families of the veterans laid to rest at Coral Ridge Cemetery, I would like to say how proud I am of all the businesses, organizations and residents of Pine Island and Cape... more »»

A veteran says thanks for Pine Island Elementary’s Veterans Day program

November 14, 2018 To the editor: As a veteran I attended the veterans salute at Pine Island Elementary School on Friday, this was my third time to be part of the salute. more »»

Crossing guard at PIE would be a good idea

November 14, 2018 (Editor's note: The author of the following letter, printed in last week's Eagle, was misidentified. The Eagle regrets the error.) To the editor: Everyone wants our school children to be safe. more »»



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  1. Yes, the project has been in the works for years.
  2. Maybe. I’d like to see the critics’ concerns addressed first.
  3. No, the device serves an environmental need and protects water quality.
  4. I’m not sure, I haven’s followed the issue.

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"Wine and Food"

December 14, 2018 #47-18-PIE First let me say MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY DINING!...To make this happen you will need to make some good choices for your holiday meal. more »

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