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Florida — Sunshine State or dark clouds?

To the editor: Our governor, Ronnie De, came out really early refusing to accept CDC guidelines and data gathered by our highly educated scientific community. In spite of the governor, we wore marks, got vaccinated, avoided crowds and tried to maintain the 6-foot distance. And we were ...

Policy conflicts reek of hypocrisy

To the editor: The Biden administration seems to be obsessively concerned with getting the nation vaccinated, even suggesting going door to door to get their message across. One has to wonder why the same concern is not being directed to the hundreds of people killed in cities such as ...

United we must stand

To say the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan of choice to manage Lake Okeechobee over the next decade or so was greeted with mixed reviews this week might be the PC understatement of the year. The Corps’ selection of Alternative CC —aka Balanced Alternative CC— over five other options for ...

Summer giving

Summer in Southwest Florida has lots going for it for those of us who embrace the sunshine or love nothing better than the sound of a late-afternoon thunder-boomer. Less crowded beaches. Shorter lines, if any, at our favorite spots to grab a bite or sit and linger. More time for, well, most ...

Step in the right direction

While Florida’s politicized Parent’s Bill of Rights bill grabbed headlines and split mostly along party lines, another parental rights bill long in the works finally — finally and unanimously — was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis. SB 590, aka the School Safety bill, went ...

Community Connection

The North Fort Myers Civic Association. Who are we and what do we do? I'm asked this all the time, so I will try to answer these questions and give out other important information. The North Fort Myers Civic Association was developed 20 years ago as an advocate to help with problems, ...

The Pulse

I remember the first time I rode a rollercoaster. I was nervous. We buckled in and headed out of the gate, and the ride was… slow. We didn’t shoot off like a rocket, in fact it started by slowly climbing a hill. Click after click we made our way towards the top. Sure we were making ...

At The Library

The Lee County Library System is hosting free virtual programs for all ages during June and July. Registration is required for some programs. For more information on each event, visit the library calendar of events at www.leelibrary.net/event. Adult Programs Virtual Craft Club for Adults 2 ...