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April 19, 2017 To the editor: Sanibel Uncorked! The 2017 Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success held by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club at Lily & Co., Jewelers. more »»

Concerned for biker safety

April 19, 2017 To the editor: I have tried for several years to get the intersection of Rabbit Road and West Gulf improved for safety with trips in person and by phone with the City of Sanibel’s Public Works... more »»

Volunteer for charter review

April 19, 2017 To the editor: During the March Council meeting, Mayor Ruane admitted that a full charter review, required in even decade years by 7.03 Legislation Review in our Municipal Code, had not been done. more »»

Guest Commentary: Reminder: Fair housing equals opportunity

April 13, 2017 Forty-nine years ago this month, on April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housin... more »»

Take a moment, be a life saver

April 13, 2017 To the editor: Would you spare three minutes of your time to save lives? That’s all it takes — and more than 118,000 people in the United States, including approximately 5,600 Floridians, are... more »»

Our political system is broken

April 13, 2017 To the editor: Finally! On Friday, March 24, the efforts to pass a new health care bill failed in the House of Representatives. This bill was drafted with no Democratic inpu. more »»

Guest Commentary: Making every day count

April 13, 2017 Editor’s Note: National Health Care Decisions Day is a weeklong event from April 16 to 22. more »»

Guest Commentary: Intervention can be a lifesaver

April 13, 2017 Interventions can be the difference between life and death for a drug addict or an alcoholic. more »»

Votes take refuge out of national wildlife refuges

April 5, 2017 To the editor: I want to make the residents of Sanibel, who generally like to think of themselves as conservation-minded, aware of the recent votes of our new congressman, Francis Rooney and our... more »»

Stay in the Sunshine

April 5, 2017 To the editor: I celebrate your brilliant editorial, “Shadow Government II.” It was a much needed “wake up call” to all voters. You are right on target. more »»

Sanibel should get creative with its bike racks

April 5, 2017 To the editor: Sanibel is a cycling hub, a smaller version of Boulder, Colorado or Portland, Oregon. more »»

Guest Commentary: Lee County dedicated to Conservation 20/20 program

April 5, 2017 There have been some great things happening recently with Lee County’s Conservation 20/20 program. more »»

Tourism works for Lee County

March 29, 2017 To the editor: Like many resorts in Florida, we see a lot of snowbirds. more »»

Panther road kill carnage

March 29, 2017 To the editor: I, too, am angered and upset when I see another death of a panther due to road kill. more »»

Guest Commentary: Listen to water experts in Lake Okeechobee debate

March 29, 2017 In my previous role as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, it wasn’t often I would find consensus on issues involving local water management districts, the state, and federal... more »»

Always look twice

March 15, 2017 To the editor: This is a true story. A few months ago, I almost died while biking the shared use path on Sanibel. Some readers will think I am exaggerating because there was no accident. more »»

Many thanks

March 8, 2017 To the editor: After a beautiful month on Sanibel, we decided to enjoy one last meal before leaving for the airport. On our way, our car broke down at Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay Road. more »»

Say no to roundabout

March 8, 2017 To the editor: The regional daily ran an article recently that stated that the Sanibel intersection of Periwinkle Way and the causeway exit is number one on the list of intersections being considere... more »»

A river of questions

March 8, 2017 To the editor: I want to make it very clear. I strongly support the City of Sanibel and the conservation community when it comes to promoting clean water in general. more »»

Vote Maughan

March 1, 2017 To the editor: Water quality is paramount to the future of our community, so Jason (Maughan) has put his time and money into fighting the industrial agricultural polluters others would cozy up to. more »»



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