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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 »»

Radicalism by any name is a threat to human freedom

March 29, 2017 To the editor: Sadly hiding behind the guise of political correctness in our nation today, as throughout the world, there is this movement of radical Islamic culture that does nothing more than teac... more »»

Steering Committee will keep residents informed concerning island incorporation

March 22, 2017 To the editor: Recent events on our Island have led to discussions concerning our future. more »»

I want my money back!

March 22, 2017 To the editor: The Greater Pine Island Civic Association wants to incorporate Pine Island, but do the residents? They are paying Joe Mazurkiewicz for a study, and have decided to pay him even more... more »»

Addressing several issues related to recent ‘Lifeline’ editorial

March 22, 2017 To the editor: I’d like to talk a little about the issues related to your article in the March 8 edition of the Pine Island Eagle: “Its time again to toss Lifeline a Lifelin. more »»

Calusa Land Trust thanks Pine Island community for the successful 2017 Rubber Duck Race

March 22, 2017 To the editor: A round of applause for all the 60-plus volunteers who worked so diligently and the 100-plus business and individual donors who contributed so generously to make this year’s Great... more »»

Future of Bright Futures is in our legislators’ hands

March 22, 2017 To the editor: One week ago the Florida Senate passed in a 35-1 vote the “Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2017. more »»

Mel Meo helps members of Girl Scout Troop 49 earn their art badge

March 22, 2017 To the editor: My girls were working on their art badge so we brought them to Mel Meo to have her discuss art. The girls had a ball. They enjoyed the painting of a hibiscus flower. more »»

Resident supports Winn-DIxie

March 15, 2017 To the editor: I beg to differ with Joanne Salmon (Word on the Island, 3-8-17 Eagle) who thinks Pine Island needs a better grocery store. more »»



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