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Time to give pause following Orlando shooting

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 »»

 
 
 
Be prepared with 12 named storms predicted

June 8, 2016 Forecasters are predicting an “average” hurricane season this year but we offer one salient reminder: It only takes one storm — and not a particularly bad one — to wreak havoc and impact our lives. more »»

Recognizing Lee County’s ‘hands-on’ heroes

May 25, 2016 More than 100 local heroes were honored last week by the Lee County Department of Public Safety. Many were first responders — paramedics, EMTs and polic. 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 as of last Thursday. more »»

Flu shots make sense

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 »»

Presidential preference? Florida’s turn approaching

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

Facing the Syrian refugee crisis, ‘no Syrians’ argument

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

Preserving paradise in Lee

September 2, 2015 Lee County has an abundance of preservation and conservation properties. more »»

Take care; schools now open

August 26, 2015 Public schools opened Monday across Lee County and we would like to repeat our annual “take care, be aware” advisory for parents and motorists: An estimated 87,000 students, ranging from kindergarte... more »»

Authorities: Vaccinate your pets

August 5, 2015 The Florida Department of Health Lee County has issued a rabies alert in the wake of a confirmed case of the disease in a cat in Lehigh Acres last wee. more »»

Nuclear accord 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 »»

Down for the count, but not out

July 15, 2015 Despite a deeply disappointing legislative session, local environmentalists have not given up their quest for improved water quality. more »»

Best of 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: Buy lands under option

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 »»

‘Kitten season’: Be part of solution

April 15, 2015 Lee County Animal Services is already gearing up for a time of the year that stresses staffers and animal lovers alike — “kitten season. more »»

Passover, Easter: Season of hope

April 8, 2015 The signs of spring have been subtle again this year. more »»

Cape Coral-Fort Myers on the mend

April 1, 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau issued a release Thursday announcing the fastest-growing “metros” in the country. Cape Coral-Fort Myers came in at N. more »»

Continue to let the Sunshine in

March 18, 2015 “A popular government without popular information, or means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps bot. more »»

Support president’s request for war power authority

February 18, 2015 Count us among those weary of war, tired of conflict, torn by an American military death count that has hit 6,839 in the War on Terror, mostly young service personnel 18 to 24. more »»

Noble idea, maybe; abusive execution

February 4, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. 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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