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Guest Opinion: Being helpful when you are feeling helpless

April 1, 2020 With anxiety and uncertainty, the signs of these modern times, the loss of control over the future may leave people feeling helpless or hopeless and wondering what they can do. more »»

 
 
 
Update from the GPIWA

April 1, 2020 To the editor: In the interest of keeping our customers up to date I have the following: - For customers with access to the internet, we will post any changes in GPIWA procedures on the home page. more »»

Praise for Islanders, The Eagle

April 1, 2020 To the editor: We are so lucky to be on Pine Island in the midst of this national crisis. more »»

Southwest Florida face mask crew

April 1, 2020 To the editor As you know, the COVID-19 epidemic is hitting our communities especially hard. Many have to go to food pantries or stay at home due to this virus. Still some of us cannot stay home. more »»

Clarification on Grown Up Islander story

April 1, 2020 To the editor: When the Grown Up Islander article was published, it sounded as if my grandfather had a business named Williamson & Sons and that I had replaced it with Williamson Bros. more »»

One very good thing ...

April 1, 2020 To the editor: The one very good thing to come out of the coronavirus is there is no traffic back ups going through Matlacha. more »»

An open letter to Gov. DeSantis

April 1, 2020 To the editor: Thank you for requesting that President Trump declare a Major Disaster in the State of Florida in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and taking steps to secure more personal protectiv... more »»

Pine Island Moose Lodge open for take-out meals

April 1, 2020 To the editor: As we all try to cope with the COVIID-19, our lives are all changing daily. The Pine Island Moose lodge will be offering many of your favorite lunch items and a special dinner each day. more »»

Organizers say thanks for 'One Hole Over the Pond' success

March 18, 2020 To the editor: The American Legion Auxiliary of Post 136 would like to thank the community of Pine Island for the huge support of our 11th annual "One Hole Over the Pond" on Saturday, Feb. 22. more »»

Rights of Nature laws

March 18, 2020 To the editor: Rights of nature is a global, national and now Florida statewide movement. These initiatives act to amend local municipal and county charters by inserting a Bill of Rights for Nature. more »»

Moved to reverse climate change

March 18, 2020 To the editor: We've all seen and heard things about climate change, and I wasn't paying much attention. more »»

Entitlements

March 18, 2020 To the editor: A lot of politicians and others keep referring to Social Security as an “entitlement” program, when actually it is funded by users and potential future users. more »»

CLT thanks Pine Island community for fabulous Rubber Duck Race attendance

March 18, 2020 To the editor: How many ways can we say thank you Pine Islanders! I’ll try to count them: 1) Super kudos to all the 65+ volunteers who worked tirelessly either gathering contributions, working Duck... more »»

Choice of Pence to lead coronavirus alliance wrong

March 11, 2020 To the editor: I am a constituent on Pine Island and a member of the Blue Wave Coalition and I am appalled at the choice of VP Pence as a leader of the coronavirus information alliance. more »»

Thanks to all for Toga Party success

March 11, 2020 To the editor: The Toga Party was a success we would like to thank the decorating crew Angee Romero, Kristen Petty and most of all Jane Bailey for the beautiful center piece she made for the dining... more »»

Keep the lock

March 11, 2020 To the editor: Cape Coral again promises Chiquita Lock removal with premeditated, historically-known consequences extending far beyond its boundaries to impact waters of Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach... more »»

GPICA and commission candidate support

March 11, 2020 To the editor: As a resident of Matlacha, I continue to marvel at the exploits of the Greater Pine Island Civic Associatio. more »»

What can be done?

March 11, 2020 To the editor: I am writing with regard to the sofa that has been left next to the dumpster near the Little League field next to the fire station at Pine Island Center. more »»

Rising ocean waters causing concern for local homeowners with seawalls

March 11, 2020 To the editor: Are you a property owner with a seawall? I am, too, and we need help! I am not interested in the causes or reason for the water rise, but I am interested in the fact that the water is... more »»

Guest Commentary: GPICC continues to provide valuable services for community

March 4, 2020 As we move into 2020, the main goal of the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce continues to be promoting our area and area businesses through social media, our website, community involvement,... more »»

Clear and present danger

March 4, 2020 To the editor: While the coronavirus ravages China and seriously threatens other parts of the world with contagion, the U.S. has, thus far, been well insulated from deep penetration by the new bug. more »»

 
 

 

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Norm's Tasting Notes

2017 Edna Valley Chardonnay

April 3, 2020 #14-20-PIE The Chardonnay wines from Edna Valley Vineyards have been quality and value leaders for many years, and this 2017 Central Coast entry is no exception. more »

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