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Animal Services: Be part of the solution

September 21, 2016 This has been a stressful “season” for Lee County Domestic Animal Services. The agency has taken in 35 percent more felines this “kitten season” over last, with an intake tally of 356 from Sept. more »»

Keep that light shining

September 14, 2016 ... “Today our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. more »»

Too many empty plates across Lee County

September 7, 2016 The start of the school year brings many good things to the children of Lee County. A fresh opportunity to learn. more »»

Primary election recommendations: Vote Goss, Mann in upcoming Republican primaries

August 12, 2016 Mail ballots have gone out and early voting for the Aug. 30 Primary Election begins Aug. 20. more »»

One community

August 3, 2016 Editorials are supposed to offer answers. This one has none. Despite security — including armed security — a teen party at a club in Fort Myers turned deadly early Monday mornin. more »»

Spirit of ’45: Dinner to honor World War II vets

July 13, 2016 They’re a dying breed. Unfortunately, and literall. more »»

A time to give pause

June 22, 2016 We label them “victims.” We reduce them to statistics. And far too many of us are quick to use them as fodder to foster a political agenda of choice. more »»

Patient protection bill good legislation

March 30, 2016 A patient protection bill described by an array of proponents as a model for states across the country was pending the signature of Gov. Rick Scott at press time. more »»

Charter commission vote made good sense

March 23, 2016 A bid to add two members to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners while also changing how those representatives would be elected narrowly failed a Lee County Charter Review Commission vote... more »»

Flu shots make sense as 2016 season peaks

March 9, 2016 It’s a little late in the season but the number of reported cases has health officials again urging flu shots. more »»

Time to toss Family Lifeline a lifeline

February 24, 2016 One of Lee County’s unique, mission-driven charities will hold the first of its two primary annual fundraisers next month. more »»

Presidential preference? Florida’s turn approaching

February 10, 2016 Florida is not among the dozen-plus states that caucus. Thank goodness. more »»

Shop local — and don’t forget the reason for the season

December 9, 2015 Few people really enjoy the Christmas shopping routine of trudging from store to store, often battling crowds of others seeking the perfect gifts at good prices. more »»

Facing the Syrian refugee crisis

December 2, 2015 With Thanksgiving Day behind us and the holiday season just ahead, we have much to be thankful for here in Cape Cora. more »»

Fly high, Ozzie

October 7, 2015 We were among those shocked to hear this week that Ozzie, the patriarch of a popular eagle pair whose nesting habits have been followed worldwide, had succumbed to injuries suffered just weeks after... more »»

Nuclear pact no beacon of peace

July 22, 2015 President Barack Obama is hailing the accord reached this week between Iran and six key countries, saying the long-negotiated pact paves the way toward peace. more »»

Amendment 1 allocations a bill of goods

July 1, 2015 And so it begins. more »»

Finish the job

June 10, 2015 How can you tell a politician is lying? His lips are moving. It’s a wry joke, usually guaranteed to bring a chuckle. But this time, few among the 4. more »»

Best wishes to the Class of 2015

June 3, 2015 Seniors within the Lee County public school system marked the culmination of their high school careers this past weekend with graduation ceremonies. more »»

Demand water quality: Earmark money for U.S. Sugar lands

April 29, 2015 Voters have spoken. Amendment 1 —allowing funds to be added to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire lands, restore them and manage improvements— received 75 percent approval last November. more »»

 
 

 

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