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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum thanks sponsors for ‘Under the Sea’ Gala

January 13, 2016 To the editor: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is ramping up for its biggest fundraiser of the year, it’s “Under the Sea Gala on January 30th,” and we would like to give a large molluscan... more »»

Redskins vs Cultural Communism

January 13, 2016 To the editor: Cultural Communism is really the forerunner of political correctness. more »»

‘Magic Under the Mangroves’ supports a worthy cause

January 6, 2016 To the editor: I believe that when you love something it is your responsibility to protect i. more »»

A nation in decline

January 6, 2016 To the editor: We are a nation in decline. Our citizens do not seem to know this. They are busy running in stampede mode. Many have their ears plugged and their eyes fixed on a scree. more »»

Income inequality – Social justice

December 30, 2015 To the editor: There’s been a good bit of discussion lately about the inequality of incomes generated in our mostly free market economic system. more »»

The Ugliest American

December 30, 2015 To the editor: With his outrageous proposals to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. more »»

The past is what forged the present

December 30, 2015 To the editor: “New Orleans considers removing confederate monuments”... and so the headline reads. On the surface one would think that in this politically correct world that seems to be a good ide. more »»

Confused legislators?

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 »»



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