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History repeats itself with Lake ‘O’ runoff

February 17, 2016 To the editor: A decade ago Sanibel and the other islands and coastal communities faced the same problems from Lake Okeechobee runoff that they do today. more »»

Pitiful pink pill for public problems

February 17, 2016 To the editor: Placebos often make people feel better, but no physician would prescribe sugar pills to treat cancer. more »»

Manatees are native

February 17, 2016 To the editor: Based on my age and experience I thought I had heard or read about all I ever would have to know about the nonhuman vertebrates living in Southwest Florida. more »»

Say thanks to the traffic officers

February 17, 2016 To the editor: I think we owe a lot of gratitude to the Officers standing out there at Casa Ybel (Jerry’s) and The Causeway. It’s not a job I would like. more »»

Why? Why not?

February 10, 2016 To the editor: The current filthy water polluting the Caloosahatchee and area beaches is a tragedy. But it is doing a perfect job in clearly demonstrating cause and effect. more »»

Flooding of Tradewinds area

February 10, 2016 To the editor: There are two issues I would like to point out (about the flooding of the Tradewinds neighborhood). The claim of cleaning existing culverts is fals. more »»

Guest Commentary: Why architectural design standards for Sanibel?

February 10, 2016 Almost two years ago the Sanibel City Council passed a little noticed ordinance that could have a major impact on the island, or at least the Resort Housing District, for years to come. more »»

Guest Commentary: ‘Water Policy Bill’ undermines water resource protection

February 10, 2016 During the 2016 State legislative session, Representative Matt Caldwell (R) sponsored a new ‘Water Policy Bill’, recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, that undermines water resource protection fro... more »»

Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club thanks to local restaurants which donated to 'Island Temptations'

February 6, 2016 To the editor: The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club held its annual Island Temptations drawing on Friday, December 18 at The Sanibel Grill (Timbers). more »»

Roundabouts not user-friendly for pedestrians, bicyclists

February 6, 2016 To the editor: The city council's efforts to find ways to mitigate the island's traffic woes are certainly to be lauded. more »»

Manatees are not native

February 6, 2016 To the editor: I would like to comment on the article that was in the media recently by a Jennifer Kay about these so called Florida manatees. more »»

Guest Commentary: Manatees’ future is far from certain

February 6, 2016 On Jan. 7, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to downlist all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act. more »»

Kindness on Periwinkle Way

January 27, 2016 To the editor: Traffic is getting heavy, and the heaviest lines on Periwinkle are coming.  It is a time to turn in towards the wisdom we all know about KINDNES. more »»

How COTI really works

January 27, 2016 To the editor:   Recently one of your readers wrote in a letter to the editor that he was not renewing his membership in Committee of the Islands. more »»

To leave or not to leave?

January 27, 2016 To the editor: A fellow with mean Grinchy eyes approached me on the tennis court and said, “If you don’t like the traffic, tourists, the new Doc Ford’s and the city council, vote with your feet and... more »»

COTI membership renewal…a pass

January 20, 2016 To the editor: I have always renewed my COTI membership in the hope that COTI really will help protect Sanibel’s sanctuary character. This year I will save the 35 bucks. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sanibel Traffic: Further proposals

January 20, 2016 By Mike Miller Traffic Chair, Committee of the Islands We have been pleased to note that Mayor Kevin Ruane is taking on the issue of Sanibel traffic. more »»

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 »»



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