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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 »»

Happy Anniversary, Sanibel!

November 4, 2009 When islanders awoke this morning, many of them might not have known that today — Nov. 5 — is the 35th anniversary of the City of Sanibel's incorporation. more »»

Strategic planning process makes sense

October 23, 2009 With the challenges of a particularly ugly budget year behind them, many government officials are probably taking a deep breath right now and kicking back a bi. more »»

Time for flu shots

October 8, 2009 Stock up on tissues and chicken soup, it's that time of the year again. And this flu season promises to be an unpleasant one. more »»

Increasing awareness of breast cancer

October 1, 2009 Cancer wears a personal face. When the late columnist Lisa Pierot was diagnosed at age 37 with breast cancer, she was given a 95 percent cure rate. more »»

Dream may come true

September 25, 2009 One of the most revered and respected names in the history of island is Bailey, whose family founded the Sanibel Packing Company in 1899, which today is still considered one of the... more »»

Need knows no 'off-season'

September 10, 2009 For many of us, the Labor Day holiday is an annual tradition comprised of a three-day weekend marked by beach outings and barbeques, gatherings with family and friends and a celebration... more »»

Sanibel ready for another battle vs. county

August 20, 2009 Just as islanders began to settle down following a three-month skirmish with the Lee County Department of Transportation over their proposed disbanding of the LeeWay toll discount... more »»

EDITORIAL: Reflections on Charley

August 13, 2009 Today is the fifth anniversary on what some islanders might recall as the most significant event in the history of Southwest Florida. more »»

Size matters, especially for gators

August 5, 2009 Last week, Sanibelians were given a somber reminder that we all live on a sanctuary island inhabited by creatures which date back to the prehistoric era, and that sometimes interaction... more »»

Keep your eyes and ears open

July 29, 2009 It's that time of year again. No, we're not talking about hurricane season or beating the heat or even — kids, cover your ears — preparing to go back to school. more »»

Too many children are left behind

July 23, 2009 Lee County school officials and their acolytes are again toasting district accomplishments with half-full glasses held high and checkbooks at the ready for another round of... more »»

Cap plan good, but not good enough

July 16, 2009 At Tuesday's public meeting with the Lee County Department of Transportation, the community finally heard the specifics involved with the plan to alter the LeeWay toll discount program. more »»

Toll meeting turnout should be big

July 8, 2009 Four weeks ago, an editorial entitled "Just say no to toll hike" appeared on these pages. more »»

Time for the community to embrace Operation Open Arms

July 2, 2009 For more than four years, Operation Open Arms and its various sponsors and volunteers have put their money where their mouth is when it came to thanking our troops returning from... more »»

Lightning strikes no laughing matter

June 17, 2009 In the John Candy/Dan Aykroyd 1988 comedy “The Great Outdoors,” there’s a very funny scene in which they encounter a disheveled man who claims to have been hit in the head by lightning... more »»



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