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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 »»

Just say no to toll hike

June 10, 2009 It doesn’t take too much time for news to spread across the island, so when details regarding the Lee County Commissioners’ plan to raise tolls on three local crossings — including the... more »»

Don’t be complacent — be prepared!

June 4, 2009 Hurricane season began on Monday and officials on the national, state and local level are again united as they issue their annual call to action: Be prepared. more »»

City weighs station options

May 13, 2009 At last week’s City Council meeting, one member of the audience suggested that Sanibel’s leaders take a look at installing a new weigh station on the island. more »»

Door-to-door dilemma

May 6, 2009 Whether or not you live on Sanibel full-time or part-time, you’ve heard this scenario before: A person knocks on your door, asking if you need any landscaping work done. more »»

Fund education first

April 29, 2009 Per-student funding numbers have largely escaped the budget ax in Tallahassee this year as both the House and the Senate have passed proposals that leave levels pretty much intact. more »»

It’s not easy going green (but it’s well worth it!)

April 23, 2009 Recently, Blue Dolphin Cottages — a 47-year-old, nine-unit motel on Sanibel’s western end — joined a small but ever growing number of island accommodation that have received the Florida... more »»

A reminder of restrictions

April 16, 2009 A strange thing happened over Sanibel and Captiva on Tuesday afternoon: it rained. At first, partly cloudy skies gave way to a full blanketing of gre. more »»



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