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December 16, 2015 To the editor: Mayor Ruane, in his guest commentary, [Island Reporter, Dec. 2, 2015] opened by discussing the importance of clean water to the tourist industry. more »»

Thank you to all the luminary sponsors and volunteers

December 16, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 31st Annual Luminary Festival a huge succes. more »»

Huxter’s new sign doesn’t convey good ole’ times

December 16, 2015 To the editor: I am writing in appreciation of Michael Wardroper’s letter of last week expressing disappointment with Huxter’s new sig. more »»

Guest Commentary: Challenge the status quo

December 16, 2015 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane’s recent commentary “The Facts about Water Quality” issued a challenge to “any advocate to come to the table and propose an alternative approach that addresses both the... more »»

Guest Commentary: Traffic will once again be hot topic in 2016

December 16, 2015 There is widespread agreement that traffic congestion on Sanibel in the 2015 season caused much discontent. more »»

Religious test for refugees debate goes on

December 9, 2015 To the editor: Currently, here is considerable debate over the use of a religious test to allow people fleeing Syria to be admitted to the US as refugees. more »»

CHR’s Mardi Gras an important fundraiser

December 9, 2015 To the editor: Having lived, worked and played on Sanibel for over 20 years, I have always been amazed at the generosity of businesses and individuals on Sanibel. more »»

Old-fashion Huxters look is no more

December 9, 2015 To the editor, Not sure if you can use this in you letters section but I know that I am not alone in this view! “Huxters — where are you? The old-fashioned quirky top-hatted Huxter sign which in... more »»

Giving props to June Sieber

December 2, 2015 To the editor: I’ve never sent a “letter to the editor” before, but I felt compelled to do so after reading June Sieber’ “Faces of Faith” column in The Islander issue, week of Nov. 25. more »»

Sanibel remaining a clean island

December 2, 2015 To the editor: As a recent “Florida” permanent resident, I was excited to be a part of this year’s Coastal Cleanup on Sanibel-Captiva Island. more »»

Guest Commentary: The facts about water quality

December 2, 2015 It is not difficult to argue that the beaches of Lee County are one of our most valuable assets. Tourism in Lee County generates almost $3 billion annually. more »»

The deluge is yet to come

November 25, 2015 To the editor:? The tourism industry has great plans for Sanibel. Traffic and crowding can only get wors. more »»

Guest Commentary: Whatever happened to Amendment 1?

November 25, 2015 Remember Amendment 1? That was the citizen-initiated Florida Land and Water Conservation Amendment to the Florida Constitution that was adopted by an overwhelming 75 percent of the votes cast in las... more »»

Hearts & Homes for Veterans thanks Noah’s Ark

November 18, 2015 To the editor: Hearts & Homes for Veterans, Inc. (HHV), a 501 3 nonprofit corporation, thanks the Noah’s Ark Thrift Shop for its very generous $500. more »»

Keep Sanibel, Sanibel!

November 18, 2015 To the editor: That was the motto of former Mayor of Sanibel and my mother, Carla B. Johnston. more »»

Common sense on dark skies

November 18, 2015 To the editor: Thank you Mr. Harrity for objecting to spending the taxpayers’ money on educating the public about dark skies. For a change, the comedians in city hall have shown some common sense. more »»

Good support for solar energy

November 18, 2015 To the editor: What a pleasure to see the large turnout for the San-Cap Solar Connect informational meeting sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society last wee. more »»

A solution to the traffic problem

November 11, 2015 To the editor: The beach closure at Blind Pass due to contamination by fecal bacteria and encroaching red tide provides the perfect solution to Sanibel’s intractable traffic. more »»

Keep Sanibel Sanibel

November 11, 2015 To the editor: Should John Raffensperger be the only one to shout out that the emperor has no clothes? Beginning with the Doc Ford hearing, he has not hesitated to do so. more »»



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