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Beware of common rallying cry for more state land buying

June 22, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. more »»

 
 
 
Postal News: U.S. Postal Service to host passport fair on Saturday in Fort Myers

June 22, 2016 The Postal Service is holding a passport fair at Fort Myers Page Field Post Office, at 2655 N. Airport Road, Fort Myers, on June 25 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. more »»

Medicare Part B reimbursement cuts are backdoor rationing

June 15, 2016 Imagine being denied treatment for cancer because Washington bureaucrats decided that a cutting-edge new therapy that could cure you just wasn’t “cost effective. more »»

U.S. Sugar’s advertising ignores missing piece of puzzle

June 8, 2016 U.S. Sugar has placed several full-page newspaper advertisements reporting the “facts” about moving Lake Okeechobee water south. more »»

Representative intends to stick with Florida House

June 1, 2016 When Congressman Clawson announced he would not run for re-election for District 19, I was urged by a number of constituents and community leaders about the opportunity to represent Southwest Florid... more »»

State, feds working on C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir

June 1, 2016 As a South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member, I heard loud and clear when residents of the Southwest Florida said completing a reservoir to store and deliver water to the... more »»

Congressman not ‘fixin’ water woes as previously stated

May 25, 2016 In his recent opinion “Real Progress Made In Reducing Water Pollutants,” Congressman Tom Rooney suggests that this year’s wettest dry season, since 1932, has magnified a long standing grievance with... more »»

Environmental critics muddying waters with misinformation

May 18, 2016 Throughout the year, Floridians have watched with concern as the U.. more »»

Benefits of C-43 reservoir project for Caloosahatchee estuary

May 11, 2016 As a South Florida Water Management District Governing Board member, I heard loud and clear when residents of the Southwest Florida said completing a reservoir to store and deliver water to the... more »»

Postal News: U.S. Postal Service letter carriers’ single-day food drive set for May 14

May 11, 2016 On Saturday, May 14, as letter carriers deliver mail, they will pick up non-perishable food donations left at customers’ mailboxes. The food will be collected and delivered to local food banks. more »»

U.S. Sugar committed to sustainable farming, conservation

May 4, 2016 As people all over the world joined together in celebrating Earth Day, U.S. more »»

Green activists shut down fracking with fear

April 27, 2016 Fear just secured another victor. more »»

Voter-approved sales tax referendum is a viable option

April 13, 2016 The School District of Lee County is, indeed, a large organization. We are, depending on when you look, either the first or second largest employer in Lee County along with Lee Memorial Health System. more »»

Postal News: USPS ready for last-minute tax filers; local branches open late

April 13, 2016 The 2016 tax filing deadline is fast approaching and post offices are ready for last minute tax filers on April 18. The IRS accepts the First-Class postmark as proof of filing by April 1. more »»

Threats to manatees, habitat on rise: Help protect future

April 6, 2016 Throughout my 40 years as a professional aquatic biologist and most of my years as a student to become one, I have appreciated just how important manatees are to the health and welfare of our aquati... more »»

Honoring Vietnam vets, their families

March 30, 2016 In 2008, the Secretary of Defense was authorized by law to conduct a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. more »»

Taxpayer cleanup tab column disputed

March 9, 2016 A recent column by Ray Judah entitled “Taxpayers continue to pick up the clean-up tab” is littered with factual inaccuracies and completely misrepresents portions of the comprehensive water bill... more »»

Update: Processing of rape kits, life insurance payouts

February 17, 2016 With next week’s conclusion, we are three weeks away from the end of the legislative session. more »»

‘Water Policy Bill’ undermines water resource protection

February 10, 2016 During the 2016 State legislative session, Representative Matt Caldwell (R) sponsored a new ‘Water Policy Bill’, recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, that undermines water resource protection fro... more »»

 
 

ReptiDay Ft Myers Reptile Show June 25, 2016

ReptiDay Ft Myers is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. more »

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Beware of those deep potholes

June 7, 2013 Being from the north 17 years ago this year, the meaning of “potholes” has certainly changed my mind. more »

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