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PIE principal thanks community for its support

June 12, 2019 To the editor: As another school year draws to a close, I wanted to thank the island community and the island businesses for their support of our school. more »»

 
 
 
Know what you know

June 12, 2019 To the editor: As my granddaughter graduates from college this year, I am reflecting a bit. I wish to congratulate her and all graduates in all academic programs and endeavors this year. more »»

Thanks to our sponsors

June 12, 2019 To the editor: On May 18, 2019, Pine Island Little League held a fish fry benefit for Johnny Messer’s daughter, Alissa, and her family. more »»

HHS cuts in migrant children services inhumane

June 12, 2019 To the editor: The recent announcement from HHS (U.S. more »»

Protect our wetlands, protect our groundwater

June 12, 2019 To the editor: I attended the April 17 Lee County Board of County Commissioners meeting, when they voted 3-1 to move the lime-rock mining amendments forward. M. more »»

Guest Comment: Pine Island Elks Flag Day ceremony

June 5, 2019 The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks are uniquely American and intensely patriotic. more »»

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136 earns top honors

May 29, 2019 To the editor: This past Saturday, seven of us ladies went to Punta Gorda for a Constitutional Conference. A new district president was elected - Joanne Scales-Borrowy. Awards were given to Unit 136. more »»

A fundraiser for Glenda Busscher

May 29, 2019 To the editor: We are planning a fundraiser for Glenda Busscher. She has been the School Nurse at Pine Island Elementary for many years. more »»

Lions drop boxes still available

May 29, 2019 To the editor: Wait – before you read this – there is something you should know. I am no longer president of the Greater Pine Island Lions Clu. more »»

Address the issue of unwanted pregnancies, not push to ban legal abortion

May 22, 2019 To the editor: We know what reduces abortion. Studies show that reducing or eliminating unwanted pregnancies is the key. more »»

Thanks to all who donated and participated in the Postal Carriers Food Drive

May 22, 2019 To the editor: We know Pine Island takes care of its own. And this was evident with the Postal Carriers Food Drive. Over 3 tons of food was picked up by the carriers and pantry volunteer. more »»

How much is a life worth?

May 22, 2019 To the editor: I saw on News4 that Project Lifesaver is being discontinued by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office because it is too expensive. I have to disagree with eliminating this program. more »»

Guest Opinion: Making progress on harmful algal blooms

May 15, 2019 Earlier this week I had the opportunity to host officials from the Environ-mental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric... more »»

Islander thanks community for support

May 15, 2019 To the editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all your prayers, love and support you have given me over the past weeks. more »»

Schools are the last place guns should be

May 15, 2019 To the editor: If Americans could choose only one place in their lives that guns would be banned, they would choose schools. Responding to gun violence with more guns does not work. more »»

You got what you wanted …

May 15, 2019 To the editor: Well all of you clowns got what you wanted, a truck stop. This is the most hideous looking thing and it downgrades the Island. more »»

Libraries: More timely than ever

May 15, 2019 To the editor: Have you said, or have you heard it said, “Why do we need libraries anymore”? If so, you need to check out what is currently offered by these “white elephants. more »»

U.S. should support the universal right to protection

May 15, 2019 To the editor: The stories coming from the southern border of children being ripped apart from the parents as they seek safety and stability are a tragedy for the U.S. more »»

Plastic bags kill thousands of sea creatures annually

May 15, 2019 To the editor: Yet another marine mammal—this time a dolphin calf—has been found with a stomach full of plastic. The small dolphin was found on Fort Myers Beach, far from her deep-water home. more »»

No more lies

May 8, 2019 To the editor: From Obama’s biggest lie, telling us if we liked our doctor and our Insurance plan, we could keep it, to the unending litany of lies from the current Democratic leadership, we are... more »»

Meo says thanks for 'Best Artist' votes and to Bert's Bar and Gallery

May 8, 2019 To the editor: Thank you to all who voted me “Best Artist” on Pine Island, what an honor. Thank you also for featuring me on the front page. more »»

 
 

 

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Norm's Tasting Notes

2019 Spanish Crianza Comparison

June 14, 2019 #24-19-PIE Since I just wrote an article about a Spanish Red last week, I thought that I would offer a little taste comparison between two very similar reds from Spain, one which is new to me... more »

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