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Scout salute

May 13, 2015 To the editor: On behalf of our eight Tiger Cub Scouts, their families, and Pack 140, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to the community of Sanibel and the many businesses and... more »»

Who is to blame for not dredging the ‘Miserable Mile’?

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Who is to blame for not operating and maintaining the miserable mile portion of the intracoastal waterway in Lee County? Is it the federal government for not granting the funding or i... more »»

Future may be bright for Cuba

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Cuba will be free of the U.S. embargo soon, and able to self govern without outside interference. I hope sooner, rather than later. more »»

Here we go again

May 6, 2015 To the editor: Shades of the drawbridge-causeway replacement flap of a few years pas. more »»

Sanctus, Sanctuarium

April 30, 2015 To the editor: The sign reads “Welcome to our Sanctuary Island,” and “Sanctuary” is written on the wall of our city council chamber. The word appears three times in the Sanibel Plan goal statem. more »»

Please, no ‘roundabouts’

April 30, 2015 To the editor: Having come to Sanibel for over 35 years, including owning a home here for 31 years, we have some experience with traffic on Sanibel. more »»

Guest Commentary: How to look past the market volatility to find out what is happening

April 22, 2015 By Dan Perkins I have been an independent money manager for over 40 years, and clients have told me, “ I can’t follow the markets, I don’t understand the volatility, do you have some simple keys tha... more »»

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 »»



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