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Letters to the Editor


Letters: Appreciation for water quality editorial 

February 29, 2024
To the Editor:  Thank you for the great editorial in the paper this week. (See Lake Okeechobee’s overflowing, Feb. 16, 2023). We’re at the apex of a life-threatening water disaster here…

Letters: Memories of a Chicago street rekindled

February 15, 2024
Response to last week’s letter from Ron Raedeke on their memories of sharing the same street in Chicago. To the Editor:  The randomness of a conversation with a stranger at th…

Letters: Cabaret, Chicago and the Crowninshield

February 9, 2024
To the Editor:  Last Friday my wife and I went to the Cabaret at the Crowninshield. Another couple sat down at our table. The usual conversation began for most people.  Where do yo…

Letters: Pickleball, Whidden’s and Chowder Fest

January 26, 2024
Island School PTO thanks community To the Editor: The Island School PTO would like to thank everyone for their hard work in making the Chowder Dinner SO successful! We would have never been …

Letters: Thank you to Capt. Jeff Corkhill

January 4, 2024
Editor’s note: Capt. Jeff Corkhill (pictured above at right) will be moving on from Boca Grande as of Monday, and Lt. Jeff Sawicki, who had been at Captiva Island, will be taking his place. Island…

Opinion: Cape Haze Publix is math education for Island School students

December 22, 2023
From Betsy F. Joiner: I had the most delightful experience a few Wednesday nights ago at Cape Haze Publix.  I went in to do my shopping and when I walked inside I saw the happy faces of…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: News from the November Lee County Commissioners’ meeting

November 9, 2023
To the Editor: The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday selected District 5 Commissioner Mike Greenwell to serve as Board Chairman for the coming year and District 1 Commissioner Kevin …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to start looking for the big blue barrels

November 9, 2023
To the Editor: The barrels are coming back!  Look for them at the post office, Crews Bank, in front of the Lighthouse United Methodist Church office and at the entrance to the church of…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 2023 Lee County tax roll is open for collection

November 2, 2023
To the Editor: They’re neither a trick nor a treat, just a reality.  Today, more than 562,000 tax bills are being mailed to property and business owners in Lee County. For those who sig…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many thanks to all supporters of the Historical Society

November 2, 2023
To the Editor: I want to take a moment to sincerely thank you for your ongoing support of Boca Grande Historical Society.  We have some great plans coming up in the near future, and we are…