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Islander won't vote for Putnam

June 13, 2018 To the editor: There is no way in the world I could vote for Adam Putnam. more »»

H.E. ain’t it fun or what’s up with my washer

June 13, 2018 To the editor: Well, it finally happened (again), the old top-loading washing machine stopped working and rather than incur a possibly large repair bill, we decided to replace i. more »»

Guest Comment: A needs-based tax even conservatives can embrace

June 6, 2018 My family and I moved to Lee County from upstate New York about six years ago. We moved for several reasons. more »»

Support our neighbors

June 6, 2018 To the editor: I am very worried about our neighbors — the ones who pick our fruit, cut our lawns, care for our parents and fix our roofs. I am speaking of the immigrant laborers. more »»

An attack on women

June 6, 2018 To the editor: There is an attack on the women of this country, all colors and all ages, that is called the gag-rul. more »»

Stand for the national anthem

June 6, 2018 To the editor: Outrageous, sickening and absolutely disgusting — not standing for the national anthem is beyond the behavior expected from any sane American! Let’s be clear: Football players are not... more »»

The battle for equality is far from over

June 6, 2018 To the editor: Two non-Florida residents visiting Sanibel wrote in a letter to the editor in another paper that “the Civil War is over, get over it.” They are thinking about becoming resident. more »»

Cost of programs for public good are intended to be shared by all

May 30, 2018 To the editor: My letter is in response to Mr. Roger Johnson’s letter published May 18. His letter related to the proposed school district tax increase and who should be required to pay of it. more »»

Publicly funded education

May 30, 2018 To the editor: I am writing in response to a letter last week suggesting that only those people with children in public schools should have to pay to properly fund the schools. more »»

The buzzing sound you hear isn't a mosquito

May 30, 2018 To the editor: The buzzing sound you hear isn't from mosquitoes but the sounds of the Independent Special District called the Lee County Mosquito Control District and it’s coming from staff meetings... more »»

Pine Island resident salutes a true heroine!

May 23, 2018 To the editor: Last Friday, a boy was savagely attacked by a dog in the Winn-Dixie parking lot. Several people stopped to offer assistance but one person in particular really helped save the da. more »»

Let those who benefit pay for schools’ tax increase

May 23, 2018 To the editor: A recent headline “School district touts proposed sales tax” immediately caught my attentio. more »»

Non-secular nature of public schools must be preserved

May 23, 2018 To the editor: A friend posted an article on a Florida group suing Collier County schools over “unbalanced” science books as a reminder that our local school board elections are really important and... more »»

Pine Island Elementary Springfest 2018 a success

May 17, 2018 To the editor: Pine Island Elementary School held its annual Springfest on Thursday, March 29. more »»

Meemer's is closed

May 17, 2018 To the editor Unfortunately, Meemer's LLC, located at the old Dairy Queen (10493 Stringfellow Road), has closed effective May 12. more »»

Online voter registration site has issues

May 17, 2018 To the editor: I registered to vote at DMV and got a copy of my info. I received the brochure from Lee County Election Board with an application for a mail-in ballo. more »»

Gun violence or human violence?

May 17, 2018 To the editor: With all this interest once again concerning gun laws I “researched” to see how many gun laws are already on the books. more »»

Thank you to all my Pine Island angels

May 9, 2018 To the editor: Thank you from the bottom of my broken heart to three Pine Island angels: Melinda Plumstead, Melissa Bradford and Faith Sorrenson. more »»

Resident questions Stringfellow paving project

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I drove on Stringfellow Road yesterday and could not believe my eyes or what I was driving through. more »»

Matlacha recognition well-deserved

May 9, 2018 To the editor: How pleasing to read the April edition of my “Southern Living” magazine and find Matlacha mentioned! They listed Matlacha fourth in a list of the 10 best tiny towns in the South! ... more »»

A thank you note for From Our Hearts

May 9, 2018 To the editor: After coming to Pine Island for decades, we moved here full time in 2000. more »»



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2015 Hess Select Chardonnay

June 15, 2018 #23-18-PIE One of my favorite Chardonnay's during the last decade has been the Hess Select from Monterey, Californi. more »

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