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Haunted volunteers needed

September 24, 2014 To the editor: Bay Oaks Recreation Center is calling all ghouls and goblins to volunteer for the 24th annual Family Fright Night and Haunted House. This year’s event will take place on Friday Oct. more »»

Volunteers sought for Chamber events

September 24, 2014 To the editor: Please volunteer for the 28th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship and the 9th Annual Pirate Fest. Help is needed for many different jobs and shifts at both of these events. more »»

Clean up our canals project update

September 24, 2014 To the editor: Small strides have been taken when it comes to citizens groups working with politicians to clean our canal. more »»

Imminent snowbird arrival increases risks in Florida

September 17, 2014 Summer is winding down and that means the great snowbird exodus will soon be underway from all points north to warmer climes, with millions of sun-seekers taking to the migration routes on the way... more »»

Healthy school lunches for healthy kids

September 17, 2014 To the editor: With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. more »»

Rivers of runoff and pollution being ignored

September 17, 2014 To the editor: Did you know our canals have never been dredged since they were built??Did you know that our Beach canals are under extreme high and low tides to the point marine vessels cannot get... more »»

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 »»



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