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A Message from COTI

July 22, 2015 To the editor: I am proud of the contributions the Committee of the Islands has made in supporting and defending the goals of the City of Sanibel written in the Sanibel Vision Statement and the... more »»

Lani Kai to host annual blood drive

July 22, 2015 To the editor: On Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lani Kai Island Resort will be holding our annual Kenny Conidaris Blood Drive/ Bone Marrow search event at 1400 Estero Blvd. more »»

Progressiveness vs Not

July 22, 2015 To the editor: A progressive sea change is undeniable. more »»

Laudato Si or ‘No’?

July 15, 2015 To the editor: Will our city council respond to the encyclical letter of the Holy Father with a ‘si’ or a ‘no’? So far, the answer appears to be ‘no’, since the council has yet to act on the traffic... more »»

Chamber thanks Fourth of July fireworks display sponsors

July 15, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 2015 fireworks display sponsors for their generous contributions. more »»

Open letter to the City of Sanibel

July 8, 2015 To the editor: I do not mean to be an alarmist, but traffic and visitor congestion is not the only safety problem that the City of Sanibel is facing, it is only a matter of time before we have a... more »»

A waste of 40 bucks

July 8, 2015 To the editor: Membership in COTI costs $40 a year. more »»

Senate lawmakers seek snapper season extension

June 24, 2015 To the editor: (U.S. more »»

Lawmakers need to honor voter mandate

June 24, 2015 To the editor: Open letter to our Legislators: How can you show your faces in Florida? We citizens voted 75 percent for Amendment 1 and in Lee County the vote was 78 percent in favor. more »»

Have pity

June 17, 2015 To the editor: You had to feel sorry for the pitiful city council during the June 1 workshop on traffic. more »»

Correcting some manatee facts

June 17, 2015 To the editor: I debated strongly with myself whether to respond to a letter from Mr. Sabatino since I don’t want to start a war here. But I would like to correct, if I may, some “facts. more »»

Not just about the environment

June 10, 2015 To the editor: Dave Waks and I attended the Saturday (May 23) Rally for Our Waters at the Alliance for the Arts. more »»

Public opinion doesn’t count in Sanibel

June 10, 2015 To the editor: Larry Schopp, a former corporate lawyer and COTI board member, described (in June 3/Island Reporter) the April 28 Planning Commission hearing on the Doc Ford’s case as a... more »»

Of cars and coyotes

June 3, 2015 To the editor: On May 22, a motorist struck and severely injured a 73-year-old man on a bicycle on Periwinkle at a crosswalk. According to the authorities, the bicyclist was at fault. more »»

Manatee refresher course

June 3, 2015 To the editor: In a recent newspaper article attributed to Mr. more »»

Guest Commentary: Should public opinion have carried the day in the Doc Ford’s case?

June 3, 2015 On April 28, the Sanibel Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a new Doc Ford’s restaurant on Tarpon Bay Road, across from Bailey’s plaza. more »»

The other challenges from rising seas

May 27, 2015 To the editor: Launch into a discussion about sea level rise, and the first thing that comes into focus is flooding. more »»

Where was SCCF during Doc Ford’s controversy?

May 20, 2015 To the editor: By this time next year, we will have another new restaurant on Sanibel as Doc Ford’s will re-locate to the Island Inn-Tarpon Bay Road complex (and there will most likely be another... more »»

Some clarification

May 13, 2015 To the editor: In a letter to the editor in the May 6 issue of the Island Reporter, Harold E. Johnstone. M.D. more »»

Doc Fords and proposed location

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Increased congestion, noise and restaurant back-end odors will not be limited to restaurant’s meal times based on my observation at Doc Fords adjacent to the Rabbit Road multi-use path. more »»



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