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Higher manatee count means more to protect

April 1, 2015 Florida’s manatees are at a crossroads. Well, actually, the agencies that protect manatees are at a crossroads, and manatees themselves are in the crosshairs. The U.S. more »»

The Heroes are coming, The Heros are coming

April 1, 2015 To the editor The FMB Film Festival needs your help starting today to spread the word! Please join in a most important role to distribute Posters and Flyers throughout the area. more »»

I stand corrected?

April 1, 2015 To the editor: ? Neighbor Lois thinks the first million to buy the bank building made financial sense as opposed to $150,000 a year for rent. Maybe. more »»

Wonder Gardens owes thanks to Bonita Springs

April 1, 2015 To the editor: I just wanted to thank the City of Bonita Springs for supporting a loan to the Everglades Wonder Gardens. more »»

Time to act is now for waterways

March 25, 2015 With the beginning of a new legislative session, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and conservation partners are urging legislators to take advantage of a historic opportunity to buy land in... more »»

Thank You

March 25, 2015 To the editor: The 57th annual Lions Shrimp Festival was fantastic! Judging by the revelry of the day and the sadness in the voices of those who were not in attendance, the Shrimp Fest is a true... more »»

"Call The Fool"

March 25, 2015 To the editor: Gov. Rick Scott holds the keys to unlocking or locking the gates of hell which are the Lake Okeechobee discharges. He also holds Amendment 1 on his desk. more »»

Gulf Reef Fish Survey becomes mandatory April 1

March 25, 2015 To the editor: Attention Gulf reef fish anglers: You’ve asked for better data and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has listened and taken action. Now the FWC needs your help. more »»

Charter Review Commission completes work

March 18, 2015 This is the final installment of the series about the Charter Review Commission’s work. The report has gone to the Council and the ball is now in their court to do with it what they will. more »»

Beach stewards are out there to educate

March 18, 2015 I’m so very excited about our Marine Resources Task Force “Adopt a Beach” program that began about three weeks ago. Thank you to everyone who is participating. more »»

Arts and environmental stars

March 18, 2015 To the editor: What great examples Jo List and Park Lewis are for the cultural vision and the environmental vision on Fort Myers Beach! The Jo List and Friends presentation, sponsored by the Arts... more »»

Shrimp Queen Pageant thanks

March 18, 2015 To the editor: What an amazing parade and festival the Fort Myers Beach Lion's Club put on for the 57th year in a row, the island's biggest event of the year, celebrating our treasured local... more »»

A great day in the Preserve

March 18, 2015 To the editor: About 150 time travelers went back in time with guided walks on March 7 to see the Calusa, Spanish, Pirate, Homesteaders, Koreshans and Pioneers. more »»

Flowering trees a true gift from God

March 18, 2015 To the editor: How in the world can you ignore the fact that we on this island can plant propagate and enjoy the most beautiful trees in the world right here in our own yards? How lucky is that. more »»

Picture Perfect

March 18, 2015 To the editor: Recently, I had one of the most perfect evenings one could have in a setting that was Picture Perfect. Picture a golden moon rising slowly from the mangroves across the ba. more »»

Land buy critical for Everglades restoration

March 11, 2015 During the 2015 Florida legislative session, the legislature has a unique and unprecedented opportunity to restore the Florida Everglades and coastal estuaries on the west and east coast of south... more »»

Charter Review proposes substantial changes

March 11, 2015 The final report of the Charter Review Commission will propose 18 “substantive changes” to the town charter, which will actually modify the way the town operates. more »»

Arts and environmental stars

March 11, 2015 To the editor: What great examples Jo List and Park Lewis are for the cultural vision and the environmental vision on Fort Myers Beach! The Jo List and Friends presentation, sponsored by the Arts... more »»

The war with the sugar industry

March 11, 2015 To the editor: On the ballot this past election was something to vote on called Amendment 1, which passed with more than 75 percent of Floridians having their voices heard to allocate funding for... more »»

Taxes and change

March 11, 2015 To the editor: Recently, the Mayor started telling us that we need more change and that the town needs more money --needs higher taxes so they can spend more. Sorry Mayo. more »»

 
 

 

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