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'Elevated pools' issue needs press coverage

June 11, 2014 To the editor: Kudos and more to hardworking Bob Petcher who this week covered the problems on Palermo that the "other" local paper failed to even mention. more »»

Aircraft consultant not needed

June 11, 2014 To the editor: At a time that deserves to become known as the age of the scandal, a group of our nimbys is obsessed with that most evil of social ills, aircraft noise. more »»

Respect the wildlife of Little Estero Island

June 4, 2014 To the editor: I have the pleasure of living on the south end of Estero Island. My building is lush with landscaped sea oats, sea grape, beach daisy and calusa. more »»

Veterans betrayed

June 4, 2014 To the editor: It's an incredible black mark on the integrity of America! The actions of the Veterans Administration, without question, demonstrate to the world that the United States of America... more »»

Waterways belong to everyone

June 4, 2014 To the editor: Like many in Southwest Florida, I enjoy a few hours a week fishing in our local waters. I enjoy wade fishing because it brings me closer to nature as I move stealthy among the fis. more »»

Beach Chamber is not in financial disarray

May 28, 2014 Upon reading his own obituary Mark Twain is said to have written “reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. more »»

Food bank thanks community for food donations

May 28, 2014 To the editor: Lee County residents donated 366,067 pounds of food during the 22nd annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 10 – a 14 percent increase over last year, when Lee residents... more »»

Fifth Third Bank collects food in drive

May 28, 2014 To the editor: Over 949,910 South Florida residents do not have consistent access to vital nutrition and food each and every day. more »»

How dementia patients can avoid unnecessary suffering

May 28, 2014 One day in April 2004, my husband of 45 years, L. Howard Moss, III, laid down for a nap, woke up, did not know who I was, and never knew again. more »»

Swamp owner looks to transfer rights

May 21, 2014 To the editor: I received a letter a few days ago from the owner of the mangrove swamp at the bay end of Chapel and Mango Street. more »»

Join Beach Hands Across the Pier

May 21, 2014 To the editor: The local community is coming together once again to join hands in unity for the protection and love for our beaches. more »»

Kiwanis thanks all for community support

May 21, 2014 To the editor: The Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club thanks all the restaurants and the purchasers of the $20 “Delicious Dining Discounts” Book that includes BOGO discounts for 51... more »»

Boat ride idea to alleviate traffic

May 21, 2014 To the editor: Has anyone ever thought of a ferry boat or water taxi service from Bunche Beach to Fort Myers Beach? By dropping off passengers at Bowditch Pointe and onto Lee Tran trolleys, it... more »»

Food drive a success

May 14, 2014 To the editor: As many of you know, Saturday, May 10, was the day of the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive conducted by the Letter Carriers of the US Postal Servic. more »»

Who’s on welfare

May 14, 2014 To the editor: It’s perversely ironic for rancher Cliven Bundy to excoriate poor people for collecting government subsidies, while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in... more »»

Open letter to U.S. Department of the Army

May 14, 2014 Dear Secretary Darcy: In recent months, the U.S. more »»

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

May 14, 2014 May is National Mental Health Awareness month. Across the U.S., nearly 60 million Americans live with mental illness which brings me one step further to the issue of suicide preventio. more »»

Councilman discusses focused action plan to better water quality

May 7, 2014 Last summer, excessive releases from Lake Okeechobee caused by an extreme rainy season, damaged our estuaries, destroyed the oyster beds and tape grasses and turned the Gulf water brown. more »»

A Beach history of aircraft noise issues

May 7, 2014 To the editor: Fort Myers Beach residents, who live under the Southwest Florida International Airport flight path, should be irate with the recent Federal Aviation Administration response to the... more »»

Red, White, and Water!

May 7, 2014 To the editor: This Memorial Day holiday is about war veterans and the honor they deserve for service. more »»

 
 

 

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