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Guest Commentary: What has the Blue-Green Algae Task Force delivered?

November 7, 2019 In January, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued executive order 19-1. more »»

Guest Commentary: Let’s shop with purpose at Dress for Success SW Florida’s ‘Shop for Success’

November 7, 2019 Financial independence is a critical part of feeling empowered and in control of our own lives. more »»

Guest Commentary: Guardian ad Litem Foundation helps give a childhood back to children of SWFL

October 30, 2019 Imagine if your birthday was just another day — no party, no gifts, no cake, no extra attention. You certainly wouldn’t feel special. more »»

Pendergrass would be good choice to follow in Rooney’s footsteps

October 30, 2019 To the editor: As the search begins for a replacement to run for Congressman Francis Rooney’s Congressional seat when he retires next year, it’s important that we choose a person who has demonstrate... more »»

Rooney should resign now

October 30, 2019 Rooney should resign now To the editor: An open letter to Rep. more »»

Thank you, Congressman Rooney, for having an open mind

October 30, 2019 To the editor: I heard Rep. Rooney’s remarks that he will consider being open to the impeachment inquiry. I thank hi. more »»

How are those ‘great’ foreign policies working out?

October 30, 2019 To the editor: About six months ago a new Cabinet appointee to the Trump Administration said he was excited to be a part of the team doing so many great things in foreign polic. more »»

Guest Commentary: Battle over water, public health returns to Tallahassee

October 23, 2019 After the last prolonged outbreak of red tide and blue-green algae it seemed every politician vowed to “do something. more »»

Guest Commentary: Blueprint for the upcoming advocacy season

October 23, 2019 By SARAH ASHTON and JIM METZLER The water surrounding the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge looks immeasurably better than it did a year ago. more »»

Water Quality Resolution 19-01

October 23, 2019 To the editor: The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce has adopted the following resolution: FORT MYERS BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESOLUTION N. more »»

Meeting potential Council candidate was a pleasure

October 23, 2019 To the editor: I had the pleasure of meeting potential Town Council candidate Jim Atterholt and his wife Brenda, just prior to his very informative interview on "Beach Talk Radio," Saturday, Oct. 1. more »»

Question authority — it makes for good governance

October 23, 2019 To the editor: Always been interesting to me how some folks who question local government decisions get themselves elected to that office and decide those who question their decisions are renegades... more »»

Guest Commentary: Lee County is doing more with less

October 16, 2019 The headlines out of Washington DC are hard to miss. Congress is talking about impeachment, investigations, continuing resolutions and perpetually campaigning. more »»

Guest Commentary: Time to face the facts on energy and climate

October 16, 2019 Energy impacts all of us – all day, every day. more »»

Guest Commentary: The synergy between cattle ranches, conservation

October 16, 2019 In our recent guest commentary, we discussed the fact Florida Forever is Florida’s premier conservation and recreation lands acquisition program. more »»

Input, please

October 16, 2019 To the editor: My name is Jim Atterholt and I am considering running for Fort Myers Beach (FMB) Town Council this Spring. more »»

Storm drains not needed along Lagoon Road

October 16, 2019 To the editor: Recently a group from Lagoon Road signed a petition not to destroy our neighborhood in order to install storm drains.  We also attended a meeting at Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 7. more »»

Digital info employee a great idea, but we can’t afford more employees

October 9, 2019 To the editor: The story last week on raising the town millage rate included an interesting disagreement at the end of the article (Town sets millage rate at .9500, FMB Observer 9/25). more »»

Compromise may be in the works for restore the arches project

October 2, 2019 To the editor: Compromise may have just been reached between Restore Fort Myers Beach Arches, Inc. and Lee County Manage. more »»

Guest Commentary: Impact of Florida Forever on refuge

October 2, 2019 Putting land into conservation helps in the battle to improve the quality of Florida’s waterbodies in multiple way. more »»



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