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VFW Post 4174: Why a poppy?

When you enter our dining room at the Lehigh Acres VFW Post 4174, you will see a canister on each table sporting some pretty red flowers. The flowers are poppies, which are the official flower to honor the fallen and support the living. The focus on the poppy began after the death and ...

Big Brother is watching us

To the editor: As our governments at every level seem to be clamoring at finding and implementing more ways to track our citizens’ every move it is highly disappointing that Lee County has decided to permanently keep the bridge electronic toll collection process that was implemented due to ...

It’s about time

To the editor: Women For a Better Lee is glad to see Lee Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Ruane reclaiming the water policy advocate role that former County Commissioner Ray Judah held for so many years. We are curious about why it has taken so long for Lee County commissioners to ...

Turning neighbor against neighbor

To the editor: President Joe Biden’s administration announced its plans to create a way for Americans to report “radicalized” friends and family members to the government, in what they say is an effort to fight domestic terrorism. This is National Socialism plain and simple. This ...

The benefits of outdoor play

To the editor: Outdoor play is essential for children. The time children spend outside can have a profound effect on their brain for time spent inside. Nature has ways of capturing our attention—a cool breeze blowing across our face. This type of attention is called involuntary ...

VFW Post 4174: A cavalcade of riders

When many of us older people see a cavalcade of motorcyclists, our thoughts turn back to the ’60s, when groups like the Hells Angels ruled the streets. We didn’t approve or appreciate the things they did. Back then, we learned to run to the nearest safety zone and hope they would just keep ...

Sometimes, cash is king

Count us among those who believe that good, and affordable, insurance is the path to better health. Count us, too, among those who sometimes find sorting though the benefits provided confusing. Case in point: One of our team members, whose insurance package includes Medicare, supplemental ...

VFW Post 4174: Long may it wave!

When General Washington was leading his troops in battle, he wanted them to feel they were fighting for a cause, and knew that troops would follow a banner or flag, just as troops had been doing since the earliest times of war. He asked a young lady to sew a flag which would represent the 13 ...