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Guest Commentary: Three ways to help children in foster care this summer

Across Florida, thousands of children enter the state’s child welfare system each year. The hope is it’s just a temporary placement and children will eventually be reunited at home with their biological parents. Unfortunately, a permanent solution is often needed. In either case, these ...

Saying it’s so does not make it so

To the editor: My Next Door account was recently suspended for the following statement: The Chinese virus should have nothing to do with politics and yet it does! Someone called me a racist for the above comment and I responded with the following: “I take great offense to the individual ...

Some things to remember as summer begins

To the editor: Roses are red; there is love for the manatees and the turtles swimmin’ in the seas; alligators too are frisky with mating season. Please enjoy the waterways safely, if you are boating, slow down so you can avoid injury. If you are a year-round resident you want to stop ...

Guest Commentary: Keep calm and share your beach pictures

This Memorial Day, many local businesses are looking forward to a busy holiday weekend to support their financial recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As hotels, restaurants and attractions gear up for one last opportunity to bring in tourists before summer, it is extremely disheartening to see ...

Let us honor our true heroes

To the editor: Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, a Dignity Memorial provider in Cape Coral, will host our 40th Annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m., Monday, May 31, in the Veterans Honor Garden located at 950 Chiquita Blvd S. The event is free and open to the public, with live ...

This Memorial Day, please remember

To the editor: Memorial Day is, and always should be, about remembering members of the Armed Forces who were willing to risk all so that our country might dwell in peace and safety. It’s not about patriotism, it’s not a time for fireworks and celebrations; it’s a time of remembrance. ...

The time is now

To the editor: Any parent who has known the stabbing heartache of seeing their child picked last for the team, or worse, not picked at all; should be ashamed of the state legislature in Florida. In yet another GOP assault on women and girls, the party has legislated that, since the ...

Guest Commentary: Much has been accomplished this school year

As we near the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year, there are many things to be thankful for. Senior celebrations have already taken place, including proms and award ceremonies. Now we look forward to congratulating our seniors in person during our high school graduations. All events have ...