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Candidacy announced

To the editor:This past year has been one of the most enjoyable and enlightening periods in my life. It was a little over a year ago that I began a campaign for a position on Town Council. While my first attempt at office didn't end with a spot on the Council, I was proud to have been a top ...

Much to be grateful for

For some of us, the whole "pumpkin spice" thing is as old as childhood.A can or two of Libby's pumpkin, evaporated milk, a couple of eggs, sugar and the magic combination of cinnamon, ginger and ground cloves and oh, my, the mouthwatering scent of Thanksgiving eve!Whether we still make those ...

Supporters of the arches, please hang in there

To the editor:Living as far away as I do here in Denver, I have to operate on different map and satellite mapping services. We have a few just a 5-10 minute drive away, yet my memory of the Beach Arches just has problems with a miniature version of the Archway Portal. As a photographer during ...

Public records solar eclipse

If you're looking to check the employment history or educational background of your child's teacher and think a public records request might shed some light, you might want to strap on some night-vision goggles while you wait -- and wait -- for the documents: What passes for Government in the ...

An Open Letter to the Fort Myers Beach Community

To the editor:It has been an honor to serve this wonderful community for the past 12 years on both advisory committees and as a Councilmember. It is now time to let others step up and lead while I step back, find a comfy beach chair and relax! I will not be seeking re-election to Town ...

Do nothing, nothing changes!

To the editor:As an American citizen, I have a "right" to redress my government with grievances, local or otherwise.I truly believe that FMB Town Council is un-American, overbearing regulations crazy, arbitrarily hostile to local businesses, and behaves like mafia bullies, using code ...

Veterans need more than a ‘thank you for your service’

Lee County marked Veterans Day this year with a parade along Cape Coral Parkway, a luncheon at the Military Museum & Library, and a nighttime run over the Midpoint Bridge.With Southwest Florida having more of the state's 1.5 million vets than any other area, our residents treat current ...