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President Joe Biden told us on Monday he faced two choices: ... either follow through on an agreement wrought between President Donald Trump and the Taliban to withdraw the remaining 2,500 or so U.S. troops in Afghanistan “or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the ...

Community Connection

August is wrapping up and it's time to get back in gear. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners started meeting again as has the Civic Association, which started meeting again on Aug. 10. We are already hard at work to help select an Air Conditioner give away recipient, schools are ...

At the library

The North Fort Myers Library offers programs for youths, tots through teens. Upcoming programs include: Children’s Programs Kids Read Down Fines 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 Children and teens can earn a $2 credit for every 15 minutes they read in the designated area for a total of $8 in ...

The rec center

The North Fort Myers Recreational Center offers a wealth of activities for youths and adults. August programs F=Front Gym B=Back Gym Free with membership unless noted with a $ Monday Pickleball 7-9:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m.(F) Pickleball 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.(B) Jazzercise 10:30-11:30 ...

Little feet hit the street: Drivers, put safety first

More than 89,000 students were back in the classroom this week as Lee County schools opened its doors to a new school year. The district’s 11th-hour mask mandate generated most of the back-to-school safety discussion as kids donned their “work clothes” and shouldered spanking-new ...

Support clean water and its advocates

To the editor: Thank you, Charlotte Newton, for an excellent guest editorial! I can’t think of a more important yet more complex issue facing Pine Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral and Fort Myers than restoring our water quality here in Southwest Florida. Kevin Ruane was a clean water ...

Purple Heart Day: Honor those who served

To the editor: This Saturday, Aug. 7, we as a nation honor and recognize the sacrifices of our combat wounded and killed in action military veterans. Although this observance may not come with fireworks and large parades, it does afford every American citizen the time to reflect on the ...

Missing a pet? Do not delay

Twenty-nine dogs. Thirty-two cats. And one black bunny. All listed Thursday among the missing pets who are waiting for their families to track them down and bring them home. Before the clock runs out. Lee County Domestic Animal Services has a number of responsibilities. It handles nuisance ...