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Guest Commentary: Southwest Florida Regional Summit takes on issues

February 25, 2015 Buzz words come and go, sometimes with great meaning attached. Other times, a buzz word’s use simply prompts trendy conversations. The word “regionalism” comes to mind as a term that’s used by many. more »»

Thoughts on candidate forum

February 18, 2015 To the editor: The candidates for city council at last night’s League of Woman voters forum for the most part ducked the issues and deferred their decisions to “experts.” Mr. more »»

Traffic study flawed

February 18, 2015 To the editor: The latest study from JMB Engineering is simply an expansion of their first two efforts with the addition of three more Institute of Traffic Engineers Land Use Codes inserted in the... more »»

Island refuge asks respect for wildlife

February 11, 2015 To the editor: At the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, we encourage visitors to respectfully enjoy wildlife at a safe distanc. more »»

Shell-a-brating time in Sanibel

February 11, 2015 To the editor: Forty years ago I came to Sanibel to vacation with my parents and grandparents. A wide-eyed child who didn’t know what lied ahead. more »»

Go reusable

February 11, 2015 To the editor: Plastic shopping bags. more »»

Support for a teacher

February 3, 2015 To the editor: The whole Island knows Joe Angelo, music and theater teacher at The Sanibel School. He has left his thumb print on Public School Theater like no one else I know. more »»

Islands as a microcosm of the world

February 3, 2015 To the editor: We were four days out of Gibraltar, sailing to the Caribbean, when I glanced up from the compass to see in the distance Porto Santo, an island in the Madeira archipelago. more »»

Tips for finding the right school

January 21, 2015 To the editor: If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options. more »»

Kindness on Periwinkle Way

January 14, 2015 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 KINDNESS. more »»

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

January 14, 2015 To the editor: The most popular thing on the entire statewide ballot in 2014 -- more popular than any candidate or issue -- was the Land Acquisition Amendment to our state Constitution. more »»

COTI story read more like PR than reporting

January 7, 2015 To the editor: The Dec. 3 issue of The Island Reporter featured an article on the Committee of the Islands (COTI). The reporter, Brian Wierima, has many quotes from COTI official. more »»

A card of thanks

January 7, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following businesses for donating exceptional dining certificates to our annual Island Temptations raffle and drawing held recently. more »»

Guest Commentary: Lee County has benefitted from conservation fund

December 31, 2014 Abundant energy can lead to a pristine environment. As we take time to reflect during this holiday season, what better time to truly appreciate our beautiful state and quality of life. more »»

Rebuts immigration remarks

December 31, 2014 To the editor: This is a rebuttal to Jack Mattachione who attempted to ridicule my letter about Illegal Immigration. I wonder if we met, could we ever come to agree about anything. more »»

Facts, not defamation

December 31, 2014 To the editor: Responses to my letter to the editor do nothing to refute my claims. Here are some facts: Illegal immigrants are thought to make up about 5 percent of the U.S. population. more »»

Missing Old Glory

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Last year, we were all so thrilled to see the American Flag flying high over our island. more »»

The holidays: Live it or lose it

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Imagine you are riding your bike down Periwinkle and crossing your path is a raccoon dressed with flashing ornament earrings. more »»

Immigration debate should be fact-based

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Power of myths or rhetoric stories project perceptions on others to follow fallacies of political thoughts. more »»

PAWS to say thank you

December 24, 2014 To the editor: The Protection of Animal Welfare Society, Inc. more »»



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