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Happy islander says thank you

April 22, 2015 To the editor: I am writing to commend the letters to the editor written by John Raffensperger on March 25 (Traffic Tops Islander’s Concerns) and April 1 (Sanibel’s Sacred Cows). more »»

‘Tis the season for mosquitoes

April 22, 2015 To the editor: Yep, it’s that time once again to fire up the foggers, the bombs and the misting systems. more »»

Time to ask why leadership isn't performing

April 15, 2015 To the editor: Water quality is a major industry in southwest Florida. more »»

Air potato hunting helps rid island of invasive specie

April 8, 2015 To the editor: I wanted to let everyone know that the kids of Island Woods went hunting today.  Hunting…. for air potatoes that is. more »»

Sanibel’s sacred cows

April 1, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel plan is dead. Our vision statement says, “Auto-urban development influences will be avoided. more »»

Action urged on land purchase

April 1, 2015 To the editor: We don’t understand why the Sanibel city council and especially Mayor Ruane have been silent on the push for land acquisition south of Lake Okeechobee to accomplish a huge step in tru... more »»

Traffic woes continue on the island

April 1, 2015 To the editor: We have experienced unusually large traffic flows this season. more »»

Guest Commentary: Higher manatee count simply means we have more to protect

April 1, 2015 Florida’s manatees are at a crossroads.  Well, actually, the agencies that protect manatees are at a crossroads, and manatees themselves are in the crosshairs.  The U.S. more »»

Traffic tops islander’s concerns

March 25, 2015 To the editor: City Hall has finally noticed the long line of idling autos on Periwinkle. more »»

Heart care excellence: A vision for HealthPark

March 25, 2015 To the editor: Every time I hear an ambulance racing down Periwinkle, sirens sounding, I wonder about the person inside. more »»

Dangerous concerns on bike trails (tinkerbells)

March 25, 2015 To the editor: The trail rules and common sense require that an audible warning is given before passing someone. (A startled trail user can result in an accident). more »»

Guest Commentary: Action is needed now to save the Caloosahatchee and Everglades

March 25, 2015 With the beginning of a new legislative session, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and conservation partners are urging legislators to take advantage of a historic opportunity to buy land in the... more »»

Shell Festival volunteers stepped up

March 18, 2015 To the editor: The Community House, home of the Sanibel Community Association, has been fortunate to once again benefit from our island volunteers! Over 500 volunteers helped to make the 78th... more »»

Thanks for your support

March 18, 2015 To the editor: My fellow citizens of Sanibel, I am very grateful to the Sanibel community for returning me to our City Council for a forth term. more »»

A blunder

March 10, 2015 To the editor: Last week I blundered into a panel discussion on the problems and challenges facing Sanibel. After the meeting started, I realized it was a woman’s club program. more »»

Guest Opinion: Child costs keep rising

March 10, 2015  Each year, The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the costs of raising a child from birth to the age of 1. more »»

Do your job

March 4, 2015 To the editor: Institutions, like people, become senile with old age and tend to eulogize our past accomplishments. more »»

Jobs for terrorists?

March 4, 2015 To the editor: What is wrong with our President? One of his staff recently stated that giving these terrorist jobs will help stop terrorism. He refuses to say the evil words of “Islamic Terrorism. more »»

Appalling, errant and self-serving acts?

February 25, 2015 To the editor: Annual Performance Evaluation of Government Personnel is the foremost measure used by Government Officials such as Elected Officials or Appointed Government Managers i.e. more »»

Sanibel harmony

February 25, 2015 To the editor: We have a city council election on March 3 wherein we have three candidates vying for two council seats. more »»



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