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Guest Comment: Lions to auction items at children’s park in St. James City

April 17, 2019 Attention: Greater Pine Island Lions Club is holding the Biggest Silent Auction Pine Island has ever experienced! We need your help! In this article today and again next week, we are offering items... more »»

Guest Comment: Beacon of HOPE new bus service: Pine Island Transit

April 17, 2019 Pine Island Transit brings you the very first free bus service transportation on and off Pine Island. more »»

Elect Dreikorn to County Commission

April 17, 2019 To the editor: For the first time in history, the islanders of Matlacha, Pine Island, Bokeelia, St. more »»

Politically enlightened instead of politically correct

April 17, 2019 To the editor: I read Mr. Kaemmer’s letter to the editor, in the April 10 issue, and was tempted to call him a name. I decided I didn’t want to insult any sausages or persons from Vienna. more »»

Spoken like a true Democrat

April 17, 2019 To the editor: In response to last week’s “Letter to the Editor,” I only have one response to Art Kaemmer — spoken like a true Democrat. more »»

Thank you for supporting Helping Paws dinner/auction

April 17, 2019 To the editor: Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary’s volunteers, cats and kittens want to thank you for attending our dinner/auction. We hope you enjoyed it. more »»

Asking the U.S. Army Corps for help

April 17, 2019 To the editor: Dear Dr. Hodgson, as the U.S. more »»

What is in the water here in Southwest Florida?

April 17, 2019 To the editor: We appear to live in a fact-free world where, despite not one complete sentence being released from the Mueller report, people are writing letters to the editor asserting that... more »»

Guest Comment: Your community hospitals need your help!

April 10, 2019 The Lee Health Bloodmobile will be visiting the Pine Island Moose Lodge at 8903 Stringfellow Road in St .James City on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to noo. more »»

Guest Opinion: Your voice is needed to reduce future discharges from Lake Okeechobee

April 10, 2019 We have an opportunity to reduce future harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries. Your comments are needed by April 22 to improve how the lake is managed. more »»

Better editing, please

April 10, 2019 To the editor: I can appreciate the difficulty in journalism of keeping what gets into print free of offensive language but I also feel that better copy editing would have removed (or re-worded) the... more »»

Guest Opinion: County Commission’s actions are legal

April 3, 2019 On March 8, while reading the latest edition of the regional daily, I was surprised to see an article by Commissioner Frank Mann titled, “Eslick bridge removal is a Lee Commission’s rules violatio. more »»

Anti-American cowards

April 3, 2019 To the editor: The Green New Deal went down to defeat in the Senate as Democrats that supported it in the mainstream media didn’t even show up to vote on it. more »»

Thanks for supporting Kiwanis Scholarship Fund fundraiser

April 3, 2019 To the editor: Thank you to all those who supported the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund fundraiser. more »»

Bill would help save lives

April 3, 2019 To the editor: Would you give someone a ride to save their life? Most people would. That’s what Rep. more »»

Pine Island Food Pantry thanks Century 21 for 'Shred Day'

April 3, 2019 To the editor: The Pine Island Food Panty is most grateful to Century 21 for their sponsorship of "Shred Day." This year 390 pounds of food was collected and over $1,100.00 donate. more »»

Paradise Permanent Cosmetics closing; owner says thanks to all for support

April 3, 2019 To the editor: On March 31st, with gratitude and a little bit of sadness, I will be closing my shop, Paradise Permanent Cosmetics, in the Tropical Hair Gallery after four years of being blessed with... more »»

SFWMD must address key issues for long-term solution to water woes

April 3, 2019 To the editor: Following Tuesday’s meeting in Cape Coral at which the U.S. more »»

Political power struggle will be the demise of our nation

April 3, 2019 To the editor: The right and the left have completely different views of how the nation should be operated — economically, politically and socially: These views are fundamentally incompatible, both... more »»

Why pack the Supreme Court?

March 27, 2019 To the editor: Always interesting to see how Democrats and their supporting networks handle things. Right, I didn’t say fake news. more »»

Sowing seeds of hate

March 27, 2019 To the editor: While the president did not pull the trigger, his language and political tactics created a culture to encourage such acts. more »»



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2017 Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon

April 12, 2019 #15-19-PIE A Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon with a Bordeaux influence, imparted by it's partial ownership by Chateau Lafite Rothschild, and its heritage of Bordeaux grape vines, brought to Chile... more »

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