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For the good of Sanibel

June 7, 2017 To the editor: A few excerpts from Sanibel’s vision statement, which the City Council is elected to uphold. more »»

Parents, help prepare your children for future earning success

June 7, 2017 To the editor: I wish all parents and caregivers of young children understood that they are their child’s first and, most important, teacher for life. more »»

A modest proposal

May 31, 2017 To the editor: The City Council is up against a serious problem. The tourist entertainment center failed for lack of community support. more »»

Health care confusion

May 31, 2017 To the editor: I don’t recall ever seeing so much confusion and contrary statements as we see now with the House passed health bill. more »»

Paradise lost

May 25, 2017 To the editor: I’ve lived on Sanibel almost 20 years, but times are a changing. more »»

For the good of Sanibel

May 25, 2017 To the editor: After the last big hurricane, Sanibel instantly wiped out its beloved “Australian Pines” because they were not an “indigenous specie!” For that same reason, plus public safety, Sanibe... more »»

Guest Commentary: Volunteers, teachers inspire Junior Achievement students to succeed

May 25, 2017 It is undeniable that there are many exceptional students in our community that are at risk of being overlooked by society. more »»

Guest Commentary: What’s all the fuss these days about ‘formula retail’

May 25, 2017 We’ve all seen them and shopped in them. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sanibel Captiva Trust provides current economic outlook

May 3, 2017 Just as we were getting comfortable with a “new normal” of lower growth potential following the “great recession” of 2008-2009 and an interest rate environment of “lower for longer,” along comes the... more »»

We must be mindful of how our actions affect the environment

April 26, 2017 To the editor: I am responding to M. more »»

Is there a second planet earth?

April 26, 2017 To the editor: Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Without question this is the worst Earth Day in history. more »»

Plastic bags do have uses

April 19, 2017 To the editor: In a recent article, a writer advocated a ban on plastic bags, on the basis that they can be swallowed by whales and other marine and land mammals. more »»

A card of thanks

April 19, 2017 To the editor: Sanibel Uncorked! The 2017 Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success held by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club at Lily & Co., Jewelers. more »»

Concerned for biker safety

April 19, 2017 To the editor: I have tried for several years to get the intersection of Rabbit Road and West Gulf improved for safety with trips in person and by phone with the City of Sanibel’s Public Works... more »»

Volunteer for charter review

April 19, 2017 To the editor: During the March Council meeting, Mayor Ruane admitted that a full charter review, required in even decade years by 7.03 Legislation Review in our Municipal Code, had not been done. more »»

Guest Commentary: Reminder: Fair housing equals opportunity

April 13, 2017 Forty-nine years ago this month, on April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housin... more »»

Take a moment, be a life saver

April 13, 2017 To the editor: Would you spare three minutes of your time to save lives? That’s all it takes — and more than 118,000 people in the United States, including approximately 5,600 Floridians, are... more »»

Our political system is broken

April 13, 2017 To the editor: Finally! On Friday, March 24, the efforts to pass a new health care bill failed in the House of Representatives. This bill was drafted with no Democratic inpu. more »»

Guest Commentary: Making every day count

April 13, 2017 Editor’s Note: National Health Care Decisions Day is a weeklong event from April 16 to 22. more »»

Guest Commentary: Intervention can be a lifesaver

April 13, 2017 Interventions can be the difference between life and death for a drug addict or an alcoholic. more »»



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