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Roundabouts not user-friendly for pedestrians, bicyclists

February 6, 2016 To the editor: The city council's efforts to find ways to mitigate the island's traffic woes are certainly to be lauded. more »»

Manatees are not native

February 6, 2016 To the editor: I would like to comment on the article that was in the media recently by a Jennifer Kay about these so called Florida manatees. more »»

Guest Commentary: Manatees’ future is far from certain

February 6, 2016 On Jan. 7, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to downlist all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act. more »»

Kindness on Periwinkle Way

January 27, 2016 To the editor: Traffic is getting heavy, and the heaviest lines on Periwinkle are coming.  It is a time to turn in towards the wisdom we all know about KINDNES. more »»

How COTI really works

January 27, 2016 To the editor:   Recently one of your readers wrote in a letter to the editor that he was not renewing his membership in Committee of the Islands. more »»

To leave or not to leave?

January 27, 2016 To the editor: A fellow with mean Grinchy eyes approached me on the tennis court and said, “If you don’t like the traffic, tourists, the new Doc Ford’s and the city council, vote with your feet and... more »»

COTI membership renewal…a pass

January 20, 2016 To the editor: I have always renewed my COTI membership in the hope that COTI really will help protect Sanibel’s sanctuary character. This year I will save the 35 bucks. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sanibel Traffic: Further proposals

January 20, 2016 By Mike Miller Traffic Chair, Committee of the Islands We have been pleased to note that Mayor Kevin Ruane is taking on the issue of Sanibel traffic. more »»

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum thanks sponsors for ‘Under the Sea’ Gala

January 13, 2016 To the editor: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is ramping up for its biggest fundraiser of the year, it’s “Under the Sea Gala on January 30th,” and we would like to give a large molluscan... more »»

Redskins vs Cultural Communism

January 13, 2016 To the editor: Cultural Communism is really the forerunner of political correctness. more »»

‘Magic Under the Mangroves’ supports a worthy cause

January 6, 2016 To the editor: I believe that when you love something it is your responsibility to protect i. more »»

A nation in decline

January 6, 2016 To the editor: We are a nation in decline. Our citizens do not seem to know this. They are busy running in stampede mode. Many have their ears plugged and their eyes fixed on a scree. more »»

Income inequality – Social justice

December 30, 2015 To the editor: There’s been a good bit of discussion lately about the inequality of incomes generated in our mostly free market economic system. more »»

The Ugliest American

December 30, 2015 To the editor: With his outrageous proposals to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. more »»

The past is what forged the present

December 30, 2015 To the editor: “New Orleans considers removing confederate monuments”... and so the headline reads. On the surface one would think that in this politically correct world that seems to be a good ide. more »»

Confused legislators?

December 16, 2015 To the editor: Mayor Ruane, in his guest commentary, [Island Reporter, Dec. 2, 2015] opened by discussing the importance of clean water to the tourist industry. more »»

Thank you to all the luminary sponsors and volunteers

December 16, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 31st Annual Luminary Festival a huge succes. more »»

Huxter’s new sign doesn’t convey good ole’ times

December 16, 2015 To the editor: I am writing in appreciation of Michael Wardroper’s letter of last week expressing disappointment with Huxter’s new sig. more »»

Guest Commentary: Challenge the status quo

December 16, 2015 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane’s recent commentary “The Facts about Water Quality” issued a challenge to “any advocate to come to the table and propose an alternative approach that addresses both the... more »»



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