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No island is an island

April 19, 2017 To the editor: There is an old saying that, “No man is an island;” implying that no one can totally isolate themselves from society, and governments cannot isolate themselves from the world. more »»

WOTM thanks all who helped make Easter Egg Hunt great

April 19, 2017 To the editor: The Women of the Moose #1843 Pine Island held our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 15. The Easter Bunny arrived with many surprises for everyon. more »»

Turn your headlights on

April 19, 2017 To the editor: I would like to know why, when it is raining, (no matter how hard and yes, even fog) will drivers NOT put their head lights on? It is plain and simple, it’s Florida state law to do... more »»

It sounds good, but what does our million bucks buy us?

April 12, 2017 To the editor: “Incorporate Greater Pine Island to save our island way. With no tax increases!” Saving something like an “island way” sounds really good! Even better if it is fre. more »»

Men's Fashion Show at Legion a huge success — thanks to all!

April 12, 2017 To the editor: The Men's Fashion Show on Saturday, April 1, was a huge success. Ann McDonald once again outdid herself on decorations. She had the room looking spectacular. more »»

Calusa Land Trust adds 28-acre parel

April 12, 2017 To the editor: The Calusa Land Trust, Pine Island's all volunteer land trust, is pleased to announce the purchase of a 28-acre parcel off of Alcorn Street consisting of 19 acres of uplands and 9... more »»

Thanks for 'Celebration of Life'

April 12, 2017 To the editor: I want to express my heartfelt thanks to American Legion Post 136 for hosting a “Celebration of Life” for my husband, Harry Campbell, and to the Honor Guard for their beautiful, movin... more »»

Take a moment, be a life saver, register to become an organ donor

April 12, 2017 To the editor: Would you spare three minutes of your time to save lives? That’s all it takes — and more than 118,000 people in the United States, including approximately 5,600 Floridians, are... more »»

Guest Comment: How the Conservation 20/20 program works

April 5, 2017 There have been some great things happening recently with Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 program. more »»

Guest Commentary: Reminder: Fair housing equals opportunity

April 5, 2017 Forty-nine years ago this month, on April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housin... more »»

Thanks to all who made Matlacha Hookers' annual wine tasting event a success

April 5, 2017 To the editor: The chairs of the 5th Annual Wine Tasting Event of the Matlacha Hookers just wanted to send out a big thank you for all of the behind-the-scenes help for our event! We would not have... more »»

A great act of kindness from Legion Post 136 Riders

April 5, 2017 To the editor: On March 18, 2017, the Port Charlotte Patriot Riders group requested Post 136 Riders to ride as escorts from Port Charlotte Funeral Home to Sarasota National Cemetery. more »»

Our political system is broken

April 5, 2017 To the editor: Finally! On Friday, March 24, the efforts to pass a new health care bill failed in the House of Representatives. This bill was drafted with no Democratic inpu. more »»

FOH issues thank you for success of Breast Fest Walk and Music Festival

April 5, 2017 To the editor: The board of From Our Hearts would like to say thank you for everyone’s support at the annual Breast Fest Walk and Music Festival held on March 11th. more »»

Springfest thank you

April 5, 2017 To the editor: Pine Island Elementary’s eighth annual Springfest was held March 24. more »»

Votes take the refuge out of nation wildlife refuges

April 5, 2017 To the editor: I want to make residents who like to think of themselves as conservation-minded, aware of the recent votes of our new congressman, Francis Rooney and our Republican senator Marco... more »»

Guest Commentary: Why incorporate the Villages of Lee Islands?

March 29, 2017 The governance of Matlacha and Pine Island by Lee County has been very good, but in the past it has been better. more »»

Guest Commentary: Listen to water experts in Lake O debate

March 29, 2017 In my previous role as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, it wasn’t often I would find consensus on issues involving local water management districts, the state, and federal... more »»

Save the pigs

March 29, 2017 To the editor: Did you know the United States Department of Agriculture is in the process of killing every pig on Cayo Costa Island? Pigs have been on Cayo Costa since 1539. Save the pigs. J. more »»

Panther road kill carnage

March 29, 2017 To the editor: I, too, am angered and upset when I see another death of a panther due to road kill. more »»



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