Letters to the Editor


Suncoast Humane Society offering a variety of classes for you and your pet in January

December 9, 2016
To the Editor:      Help your dog or dogs be the best they can be by teaching them basic commands, completing a training course with them or training them to become part of a certified pet therapy …

Local project celebrates collection of gifts for children in need

December 9, 2016
To the Editor: Volunteers from Boca Grande and surrounding cities – making up a multicounty area team – have collected enough gift-filled shoeboxes to reach more than 31,400 children in need throug…

Range Light commentary needed from Coast Guard

December 2, 2016
To the Editor: The Coast Guard is seeking comments on the usefulness of the Gasparilla Light as a tool for safe navigation. Factors to consider are whether its close proximity to the Boca Grande Li…

Captains for Clean Water fighting nutrient runoff from Lake O

December 2, 2016
To the Editor: Our Thanksgiving arrival brought a change I had feared since my first visit to the Everglades some 30+ years ago: The high-nutrient waters being released at Lake Okeechobee from the …

Mote thanks supporters for making history at annual Oceanic Evening, announces final amount raised for campaign

November 25, 2016
To the Editor:      This year, Mote Marine Laboratory celebrated the success of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, Oceans of Opportunity, and the extraordinary generosity of its sup…

Thanks to all for making the book sale a big success

November 18, 2016
To the Editor: A huge “Thank you” to our community and our Library Foundation volunteers • JF Library Foundation book sale volunteers – You were helpful, hardworking, cheerful and wonderful! • Boca…

Free resources for Manatee Awareness Month

November 11, 2016
To the Editor: The month of November is designated as Manatee Awareness Month and is an opportunity to call attention to this endangered species, which is Florida’s official state marine mammal. Ar…

Local CHEC to conduct free programs in November

November 11, 2016
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…

Letter to the Editor: Last call to get early ballots dropped off in Lee County

November 4, 2016
To the Editor: The deadline to request to vote by mail has now expired. You can still drop your ballot off in person, however. Voted ballots must be physically returned (not just postmarked) to the…

Letter to the Editor: Recent net pull at preserve a great success

October 28, 2016
To the Editor: Just a letter of thanks to local resident and Marine Dock & Seawall contractor Jim Bennett, who donated his time, truck and four of his strong young water-experienced staff to he…