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Testing: To opt out or not to opt out

September 10, 2014 The debate has finally begun in earnest. It is a debate worthy to be had and long overdue. Our State and our Nation have become obsessed with standardized testing of students in public schools. more »»

'Spirit of the Holidays' looks for support

September 10, 2014 To the editor: The Beach Kids Foundation is gearing up for their annual Spirit of the Holidays Fundraiser where they partner up with our fabulous Beach firemen and local Sheriff feputies to make... more »»

Beach chamber seeks sponsorship for Pirate Fest

September 10, 2014 To the editor: Hello business people! We only have six weeks left until the ninth annual Fort Myers Beach Piratefest! We have plenty of entertainment and activities for the 7,500 people expected... more »»

Kiwanis Dining Discounts Book still available

September 10, 2014 To the editor: The 2014 Lee County Discounts Book is still available for purchase and most restaurants honor the discounts through Nov. 15. more »»

On manatees, FWS should look at Indian River Lagoon

September 3, 2014 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the status of the Florida manatee, a species that has been listed as endangered since the federal Endangered Species Act was created. more »»

Beach vendors are full service workers

September 3, 2014 To the editor: Fort Myers Beach is a 100 percent tourism town. more »»

Reflective clothing or lighting can help save lives

September 3, 2014 To the editor: Thousands of school bound children throughout our county are at risk in darkness each class day morning. more »»

The dos and don'ts of algae strandings

August 27, 2014 The Town of Fort Myers Beach works very hard to maintain a safe and clean environment for our residents and visitors alike. more »»

'Tree Rider' reports on cycling fundraising tour

August 27, 2014 To the editor: I’ve just returned from cycling 633 miles around Wisconsin with the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund, and I’m proud to say we’ve raised nearly $550,000 for tree... more »»

The Ferguson (Mo.) debacle

August 27, 2014 To the editor: What in the world is happening in Ferguson? Looting, burning private property, threatening law-biding citizens -absolute lawlessness. more »»

Vibrio vulnificus myth busters

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Bacterial infections caused by Vibrio vulnificus are rare, estimated to affect only 1 percent of the populatio. more »»

Two sides to every story

August 20, 2014 To the editor: Regarding the road block at the Sky Bridge following Hurricane Charley. To be brief, I was the man in the orange vest and hard hat working the “desk” at the bridge. more »»

Stop by the historic cottage

August 20, 2014 To the editor: The Estero Island Historic Society and Nature Center is looking for island residents who are interested in preserving our island history and in protecting our island's resou. more »»

Vote on a Top Two nonpartisan initiative

August 20, 2014 To the editor: If our politicians can agree on one thing, it’s that they should control the election process. more »»

Beautiful FMB...

August 13, 2014 To the editor: Welcome to Fort Myers Beach, known for it's beautiful beaches and soft sugar-sand, but..... more »»

TV show looks for children during shooting

August 13, 2014 To the editor: The “Kids Can Cook” television show is on location on Fort Myers Beach at the The Beacon Beachfront Bed & Breakfast with a celebration of our Labor Day segment that highlights a... more »»

Vote Stout

August 13, 2014 To the editor: As a former Lee County School Board Member, I have been disturbed and, at times, outraged by the rapid decline in student achievement and poor decision making over the last four... more »»

Manatee review should consider all the facts

August 7, 2014 In response to a lawsuit by the Pacific Legal Foundation, the U.S. more »»

Budget process began with policy decisions

August 6, 2014 As the county finalizes its budget for next year, I want to update Lee County taxpayers on things we did differently from years past that should improve public dialogue about services and spending,... more »»

Lee County Sheriff’s Office lauded for safety record

August 6, 2014 To the editor: Traffic safety remains a hot topic issue in every community as evidenced by constant updates from television, radio and print media outlets. more »»

 
 

 

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