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SWFL Stronger Together

April 1, 2020 State, county and local officials continue to stress the need for all of us to stay home to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-1. more »»

Facts, not fear: Monitoring coronavirus disease

March 4, 2020 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued some advice regarding the new coronavirus disease formally dubbed COVID-19: Share the Facts, Stop Fear. more »»

Tallahassee fog -- You can barely see the Sunshine

February 19, 2020 A bid to “save money” at the expense of government transparency is being proffered yet again in Tallahassee in the hope it will slip by a gullible or unwary public. more »»

The ‘mighty political experiment’ turns 100

February 6, 2020 The League of Women Voters marks a landmark anniversary this year: The organization founded from a decades-long effort to give women the right to vote turns 100. more »»

Lee Homeless Coalition message: You Count!

January 29, 2020 Temperatures dipping to the high 30s had longtime and thin-blooded residents digging out the sweaters and coats last week. more »»

Have a happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019 For some of us, the whole “pumpkin spice” thing is as old as childhood. more »»

Public records solar eclipse

November 20, 2019 If you’re looking to check the employment history or educational background of your child’s teacher and think a public records request might shed some light, you might want to strap on some... more »»

Veterans need more than a ‘thank you for your service’

November 13, 2019 North Lee County marked Veterans Day this year with a parade along Cape Coral Parkway, a luncheon at the Military Museum & Library, and a nighttime run over the Midpoint Bridge. more »»

In the wake of Rooney’s announcement: Interesting times ahead

October 30, 2019 Congressman Francis Rooney surprised a lot of people last week when he announced that he will retire at the end of his second term, thus opening the District 19 House seat for a new rep to be electe... more »»

Hold course on water quality commitments

September 25, 2019 Not all of the news was new but all of the news was good when Gov. more »»

Dorian relief efforts: Give, but give wisely

September 11, 2019 As a weakened but still powerful Hurricane Dorian made its sixth landfall, over Nova Scotia over the weekend, those on the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands are dealing with a rising death toll and... more »»

Conservation 20/20 produces tangible results

September 4, 2019 Taxpayers who support Lee County’s 20/20 Conservation program — and that, literally, is most of us— are seeing some substantial bang for our buck again this yea. more »»

District test scores: Good - or even good enough?

July 10, 2019 The School District of Lee County reported some good news this week: Student scores on the 2019 Spring Florida Standards Assessment saw bumps almost across the board this year over last. more »»

D-Day: In memory, in gratitude

June 12, 2019 More than 5,300 ships. More than 11,000 aircraft. More than 160,000 troops. And more courage than the world had ever seen. more »»

Go green: Don’t fertilize this summer

June 5, 2019 It is time for Southwest Floridians who have been demanding action to improve water quality in our canals, river and gulf to step up and take part. Literally. more »»

Yes, here in paradise

May 7, 2019 Sunshine. Beautiful beaches. A booming economy. And yet, hunger. more »»

Firefighter cancer presumption bill — Success at last?

May 1, 2019 The facts as presented apparently —?and finally — spoke for themselves this year: According to firefighter cancer studies shared with state legislators as part of a plea for cancer presumption... more »»

Legal notices legislation clouds public notification

April 17, 2019 Like a slick counterfeit twenty, a proposal to “save money” at the expense of government transparency is being proffered again in Tallahassee in the hope it will slip by a gullible or unwary publi. more »»

Communities come together

April 10, 2019 Neighboring Cape Coral has its controversies. Cape Coral has its share of divisiveness. more »»

Thank you for your service, thank you for your sacrifice

April 3, 2019 The son of an Army staff sergeant who threw himself on a suicide bomber in Iraq to save the lives of three fellow soldiers accepted, on behalf of the dad he lost at age 11, our country’s highest... more »»

 
 

 

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