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Island poet strikes memories

October 29, 2014 To the editor: Joe Pacheco’s poem, “Where Was I on October 3, 1951?” (Island Reporter, Oct. more »»

Guest Commentary: Against: Amendment 2 approval would have serious consequences

October 22, 2014 It is my belief that the legalization of marijuana is a bad decision for our citizens and I stand in opposition to Amendment 2 (Medical Marijuana). more »»

Guest Commentary: For: Amendment 2 is about compassion

October 22, 2014 In life, almost every single one of us will suffer from what I call “thunder strikes,” unexpected calamities that affect us suddenly and change our lives forever. more »»

Pay for the mayor?

October 22, 2014 To the editor: There have been a couple of articles in the paper about how our elected officials are fast becoming impoverished because they spend their own money on travel for the good of us peopl. more »»

Florida’s resurgent economy

October 22, 2014 To the editor: This October will mark three years since Gov. more »»

Good news for coast in climate plan

October 22, 2014 To the editor: There’s a lot for coastal communities to like in the recently announced Climate Action Plan – not necessarily for what it does about the climate, but for what it offers to support the... more »»

Presbrey for hospital board

October 14, 2014 To the editor: The Nov. 6 ballot will include candidates for Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors. I strongly recommend candidate Tom Presbrey M.D. more »»

Ban one you must ban them all

October 14, 2014 To the editor: Another monumental issue has befallen Sanibel; noise pollution, in the form of leafblowers. It seems some people are pushing for a ban on the. more »»

Latest rally drives more interest

October 14, 2014 To the editor: 1. Thank you to all who showed up last Saturday (Oct. 4) to the San-Cap Motor Club rally. We had a great turn out and about three times as many spectator. more »»

Islander endorses flight surgeon for hospital board post

October 8, 2014 To the editor: Lee County needs Dr. Fred Schaerf on the Lee Memorial Hospital Board, filling the District 2 position! Dr. more »»

‘Political atheist’ speaks out

October 1, 2014 To the editor, By the content of the letters I read in this newspaper, it is apparent this island is a bastion of Republicans. more »»

Why coastal retreat is not the only solution

October 1, 2014 To the editor, When running through the list of solutions for coastal erosion problems, one item always needs to be retreat – the willful abandonment of the coast to the forces of nature causing the... more »»

Trust exec urges participation in celebrity even

September 24, 2014 To the editor: Please join me as  your celebrity server “Captain Cook” in raising funds for The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Don’t worry if you can’t attend. more »»

Healthy school lunches for healthy kids

September 24, 2014 To the editor: With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. more »»

Guest Commentary: Is your community ready for hurricane season?

June 6, 2014 For coastal communities in across the nation (especially those in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts), June 1 holds a special place on the calendar -- the official start of hurricane season. more »»

Guest Commentary: Do you count the beans or spend the beans?

June 6, 2014 Often times during my career in wealth management I have had clients where one spouse or partner handles all the financial matters and the other has little interest in what is going o. more »»

Join Beach Hands Across the Pier

May 22, 2014 To the editor: The local community is coming together once again to join hands in unity for the protection and love for our beaches. more »»

Guest Commentary: Market outlook from San-Cap Trust

May 16, 2014 As the Federal Reserve Board continues to throttle back its unprecedented bond buying program, it raises questions regarding the economic impact of less monetary accommodation. more »»

Safety on the island's share path system

May 16, 2014 To the editor: My wife and I have been taking three-week vacations on Sanibel once or twice yearly for the past 20 years and I own property here, so we feel like part-time residents. more »»

Beer in the Bushes a smash at SCCF

May 9, 2014 To the editor: Almost 400 partygoers reveled at SCCF’s Beer in the Bushes on Saturday, April 26, sampling craft beer provided by New Belgium Brewing (maker of the popular Fat Tire beer) and casual... more »»



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