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EDITORIAL: Be prepared this hurricane season

June 2, 2010 As many as 23 named storms are predicted for hurricane season this year, as officials predict a higher-than-average season some are likening to the year that brought us Katrin. more »»

Sea grass damage vs. boat dock ban

May 27, 2010 On June 8, the Planning Commission will consider approving an ordinance that will end the 17-year-old ban on boat docks located in the Beach Bay Zone, despite the statement from the... more »»

Finding a solution to Lake O releases

May 19, 2010 Last Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District started a 10-day series of scheduled water releases from Lake Okeechobe. more »»

Stretching a schedule too far

May 12, 2010 At last week's meeting of the City Council, Planning Commission chairman Michael Valiquette submitted a proposed schedule of session dates and topics to be covered during the... more »»

EDITORIAL: Is BIG ARTS/Schoolhouse merger a good thing?

April 22, 2010 On Tuesday, representatives from the board of directors at both BIG ARTS and The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater — who together are responsible for bringing to the island some of the... more »»

Help your community in less than 10 minutes

March 31, 2010 For the past month or so, the United States government — namely the U.S. more »»

Restauranteurs asked to extend smoking ban

March 11, 2010 During Tuesday's Land Development Code subcommittee meeting, the issue of granting restaurants located outside of Sanibel's commercial district permission to apply for an outdoor dining... more »»

Keeping an eye on causeway counts

March 4, 2010 During Tuesday's City Council session, City Manager Judie Zimomra presented the end-of-year report for the 2009 Sanibel Causeway Count, which included statistical records of vehicular... more »»

EDITORIAL: Cutbacks may mean double duty

February 26, 2010 Like it or not, times have changed. more »»

Lock your car doors, for safety's sake

February 18, 2010 For the fourth consecutive year, the number of federally reportable crimes (UCR) have risen on Sanibel, jumping four percent in 2009 over the previous year. more »»

Open government, open records records

February 10, 2010 A group of parents at The Sanibel School is taking its allegations of bullying and intimidation by the public school's administration to the state's Bureau of Exceptional Education and... more »»

Crocodile tears are real

February 4, 2010 It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of Sanibel's most famous — and certainly most popular — year-round resident, the rare American crocodile known as "Wilma. more »»

County opts to let us be

January 29, 2010 Last week, island residents learned that they can rest a little bit easier after officials from Lee County confirmed with local leaders that they would not be meddling any longer in a... more »»

Support quake relief efforts

January 20, 2010 As Haitians begin burying their dead, an on-going relief effort is working to support the living. more »»

EDITORIAL: Pass (on) the stuffing, please

December 23, 2009 Christmas has finally arrived, and all of us here at the Island Reporter would like to wish our readers a safe, fun and festive holiday. more »»

Accident a sobering reminder to stay alert

December 16, 2009 While almost everybody these days seems to be wrapped up in the holiday hustle and bustle, anxiously looking forward to the upcoming Christmas and New Year's celebrations, often there... more »»

Meeting of the minds proposed

December 10, 2009 At Tuesday's Planning Commission session, Mayor Mick Denham — acting as City Council liaison for the meeting — delivered the standard legislative update, keeping the commissioners... more »»

County survey asks for input

December 2, 2009 One month into its new strategic planning process for the 2011 budget, Lee County officials are reaching out for public input. more »»

Delay may be a good thing

November 19, 2009 There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel just got a little longer. more »»

Pray for the dead, and honor the living

November 11, 2009 Today we are a country in mourning. And Veteran's Day this year will dawn in the haze of tragedy that surrounds senseless death. more »»



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