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Good support for solar energy

November 18, 2015 Good support for solar energy To the editor: What a pleasure to see the large turnout for the San-Cap Solar Connect informational meeting sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society last week. more »»

Crony capitalism

November 18, 2015 Crony capitalism To the editor: Don’t tell me that the Lee County Commission wants to create new middle class employment here. more »»

Local OOA story may aid in highest medal

November 5, 2015 To the editor: From 19 April 2005 to this day, it was a pleasure to communicate stories of our troop returning from combat and foreign duty stations from around the world. more »»

Discover Bay Oaks

November 5, 2015 To the editor: Studies, statistics, research and clinical trials tell us the importance of exercise and social interaction for children, adults and seniors. more »»

Do not take live shells

November 5, 2015 To the editor: Each year as the tourist season starts, I see people throwing live shells into water, and collecting live sand dollars or shells with sea animals in them on my daily beach walks! When... more »»

Fracking bills should not go through

November 5, 2015 To the editor: We, in the State of Florida, sit on a thin patch of earth covering massive accumulations of porous limestone. more »»

Off-leash dogs need leashing

October 28, 2015 There seems to be lots of dogs off leash on the beach these days. more »»

Membership fee needed back at Bay Oaks

October 28, 2015 To the editor: I am a full time resident of Fort Myers Beach. When I read that the “powers that be” are considering closing Bay Oaks Recreation Center, I was appalle. more »»

Mayor sends best wishes

October 28, 2015 To the editor: The town of Fort Myers Beach is losing a tremendous asset as reporter Bob Petcher of the Observer moves on to the next chapter in his life. more »»

Water quality awareness event planned for Nov. 8

October 28, 2015 To the editor: People have been standing on top of the FMB bridge everyday for 50 days straight now as a stand for clean water as a basic human right and to raise awareness about the harmful Lake... more »»

Don’t murder the bears

October 28, 2015 To the editor: Let me start by saying that I'm not a card carrying tree hugger or a poster-flashing, stand-on-a-corner-all-day-long promoting my point of view. God bless those who d. more »»

More guns mean more violence

October 28, 2015 To the editor: Good people do not need guns. Peace loving people are begging that we stop this now. more »»

'Fracking' benefits not worth costs

October 21, 2015 High pressure well stimulation is most commonly known as “Fracking. more »»

Bay Oaks is a needed commodity

October 21, 2015 To the editor: The recent budget cut of nearly 20 percent to the Bay Oaks Recreation Center budget by the Town of Fort Myers Beach is, to say the least, extreme, not to mention counterproductive. more »»

FMB Woman's Club announces schedule

October 21, 2015 To the editor: The dates of our three major fund raisers for the coming season have been announced by FMB Woman's Club President Joyce Hopkins. Our Style Show/luncheon will be on Jan. 2. more »»

Mental illness bill needs House vote

October 21, 2015 To the editor: After the shooting in Oregon last week, Dottie Pacharis wrote an Op-Ed that appeared in the Ft. more »»

Mass shooting problem is mental health, not guns

October 14, 2015 Yet another shooting, this time in Roseburg, Ore., where 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer opened fire at Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and wounding others. more »»

Support Bay Oaks and Pool

October 14, 2015 To the editor: I have lived on Fort Myers Beach since the 1970s. I have seen a lot of changes, especially Town managers. I became a widow in 1989. more »»

Operation No More Excuses

October 14, 2015 To the editor: Refusing to share information regarding the rampant violence directly and indirectly tied to the Dunbar Community is unacceptable. more »»

Someone to Remember

October 14, 2015 I hardly knew her, but I knew her name. I knew she was walking over bridges I hope to never cross. All just a matter of time, and then one day, there was no more time. more »»



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