Editorial


EDITORIAL: The GICIA turns 50 years old

March 13, 2021
SUBMITTED BY THE GICIA – As the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association celebrates its 50th Anniversary working to preserve island life, it is the perfect time to reflect on its …

EDITORIAL: Something to be remembered by; would you be willing to leave a legacy to the people of Placida and Boca Grande?

February 27, 2021
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Just across the little bridge by the Fishery is a 91-acre piece of land that for many of us is a piece of old Florida eye candy. You’ll recognize the parcel I mean by mention…

GUEST EDITORIAL: LBC announces opening of Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve

January 29, 2021
SUBMITTED BY THE LEMON BAY CONSERVANCY – As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, Lemon Bay Conservancy (LBC) is delighted to announce the opening of our newly restored Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve…

Part Deux of the ‘rona testing saga for two confused families

September 18, 2020
BY MARCY SHORTUSE- I wish I would report in this week and tell you that our questions have been answered about our situation with the COVID-19 testing, but I cannot. Between our house and our frien…

So many questions, so much frustration about the ‘rona- especially when it comes to our kids

September 11, 2020
BY MARCY SHORTUSE- I wanted to take this opportunity to let you in on some things we are working on for next week, and they’re pretty important things. You see, in our little school on our little i…

EDITORIAL: County Manager proud of response to COVID-19

August 7, 2020
BY ROGER DESJARLAIS – I want to thank Lee County’s residents for your perseverance during these difficult times. I also want to thank our Lee County employees who have stepped up to the challenge o…

Take a walk on the wet side with a seagrass wading adventure

June 25, 2020
To the Editor: Take a walk on the wet side! Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Inc. (CHEC) will be conducting free Seagrass Adventure Estuary wading trips at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 230…

EDITORIAL: The power of the press, the power of the people

May 8, 2020
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – If you were to go back in a time machine to February 1 and be able to talk to the person you were back then, imagine the conversation you would have. Things we never thought wer…

GUEST EDITORIAL: A different kind of Holy Week

April 3, 2020
BY I am writing this on April Fools’ Day. Yet, none of us are fools during this time. The rise of COVID-19 has given all of us time to think and process. For my spouse Joy and I, we have taken a li…

EDITORIAL: Nonprofit groups need you more than ever

March 27, 2020
BY MARCY SHORTUSE – It seems like each week we experience a new phase in the COVID-19 crisis. From a lack of groceries to a constant battle with ourselves not to touch our faces, so many every day …