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Are you ready to pull some nets at Wildflower Preserve?

September 30, 2016
To the Editor: Greetings, my Lemon Bay Conservancy Tarpon & Snook Net Pull Volunteer Team friends, I hope everyone had a great summer. It’s that time again, and I am excited to invite you all t…

GUEST EDITORIAL: Initiative to restore one million corals launched by Mote

September 16, 2016
  BY HALEY RUTGER – Mote Marine Laboratory and The Nature Conservancy are partnering on a coral conservation initiative that will enable coral restoration at unprecedented scales throughout t…

EDITORIAL: Local just back from Standing Rock explains it all

September 2, 2016
  ■  BY LEW AUSTIN HASTINGS – Water. Water is the giver of life. Mni Wiconi in Lakota. Without water life ends. So it should be no surprise that one community has chosen to defend their water…

What’s popular isn’t always what is important

August 19, 2016
■  BY MARCY SHORTUSE I watched a very interesting piece on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently regarding the fast-paced demise of print news. It’s essentially the breakdown of what we are i…

GUEST EDITORIAL: Anderson explains position in running for District 3

August 5, 2016
■  BY DICK ANDERSON I am Dick Anderson, and I am a candidate for the Lee County Commission District 3. My candidacy is motivated by the legacy we will leave to our children and grandchildren. Are w…

EDITORIAL: The parking-challenged ghosts of Boca Grande

July 22, 2016
We are now in the thick of the summer, a time when the remaining humans on the island retreat indoors, when summer storms are the norm and when iguanas are doing the happy dance. There are other t…

EDITORIAL: State your case, but educate yourself first

June 17, 2016
We were faced with another American disaster last weekend, a mass shooting that left 49 Americans dead and many more wounded. For just a little while afterward, the American people did what th…

Why does the County allow plantings to occur?

June 3, 2016
To the Editor: This past week, a new resident in our community, Pat Neal, added a very attractive curb lawn to the front of their house on Gilchrist. As a result, three public parking spots have di…

LBC supports expansion of Florida Forever Project

June 3, 2016
To the Editor: The Lemon Bay Conservancy (LBC) is a 501(c) 3 charitable land trust operating successfully in the Charlotte Harbor Watershed since 1972. LBC is pleased to provide this letter of supp…

Ladies Day committee thanks all for a great time

May 27, 2016
To the Editor: The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament had a successful outcome with a field of 36 boats and 11 total tarpon released on May 7, 2016. Bre…