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Planned community or tourist destination?

August 10, 2012 Dear Editor, The Sanibel Planning Commission introduced July 24, 2012 (36 years since the City's historic adoption of the Sanibel Plan) a proposal for increasing short-form development applications,... more »»

Forum excludes Democrat candidate

August 10, 2012 To the Editor: The recent SECOND snubbing and exclusion of a Democrat at a congressional debate forum sponsored by the (supposedly) non-partisan Chamber of Commerce (this one in North Fort Myers) wa... more »»

Backing Goss for Congress

August 3, 2012 Dear Editor, Southwest Florida is a national treasure, and also a personal treasure to every voting adult who is smart enough, and lucky enough to live here. more »»

Parade spray apology

August 3, 2012 Dear Editor, The Sanibel Fire Rescue District has been informed that some spectators at this year’s Fourth of July Parade were upset with the use of water spray during the even. more »»

Mistaken identity

August 3, 2012 It has come to my attention that some members of the public apparently think that I, Marilyn . more »»

Lost treasure

July 6, 2012 Dear editor, For years, I have been trying, through letters like this, and meetings and phone calls, to discretely, encourage the City of Sanibel and the conservation community to acknowledge the... more »»

Against removing boat dock ban

June 15, 2012 Letter to the Editor, At the present time Jerry, of Jerry's Foods, is a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the city of Sanibel. more »»

Trouble in bike paradise

June 15, 2012 Dear Editor,  Sanibel shared path usage figures are interesting in what they tell us and what they don’t. more »»

COTI should just cool it

May 18, 2012 Dear Editor, Committee of the Island (COTI) have voiced their disapproval of the recent appointment of a member to the Planning Commission. more »»

Please don't pave paradise in 2013

May 4, 2012 Dear Editor,   Ding Darling has been dead for 50 years so I ask what he would think about the plan in 2013 to lay asphalt down and pave what Charles LeBuff calls "The Dyke" but was named "Wildlife... more »»

Naming Southwest Florida's best tourist attraction

April 27, 2012 The "best tourist attraction" reportedly is the entire Sanibel barrier island conservation-zoned beaches on the Gulf of Mexico seaward of the Lee County Coastal Construction Setback Line (CCSL);... more »»

Hybrid Petition Drive for election of county commissioners

April 27, 2012 Originally the State of Florida followed the procedure of other states and elected county commissioners by district. The same procedure was probably followed in your home county as well. more »»

In Appreciation

December 14, 2011 Thank you for your excellent feature article and photographs publicizing our Annual Fossil Show.  It was the best article of all the newspapers in the three counties that featured our event. more »»

Ho, Ho, Ho

December 14, 2011 On December 2, 2011, Mrs. Claus and I had the distinct pleasure of talking with over 100 students from The Sanibel School on a one-to-one basis. more »»

A huge 'Thank You' from F.I.S.H.

October 28, 2011 The Board of F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) would like to thank everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual 10K RACE 4 F.I.S.H. more »»

Invest in solar energy

October 12, 2011 To the editor, Solar energy is one of the best ways to create the jobs we need, and there is no question we need jobs now. more »»

Reduce our carbon footprint

October 12, 2011 To the editor, My goodness, Martha, we sure have lots of sunshine down here in Florida... and they say we pay for it! Must be why our electrical bills are through the roof. more »»

Marine life is suffering

October 12, 2011 To the editor, The two recent shark attacks in Anna Maria Island — one man was bitten while spear fishing and the other was wounded after he dumped his bait in the water while wade fishing — have... more »»

Congratulated for common sense

October 5, 2011 To the editor, Just when it appeared we might be given a little respite from a new way of reducing Sanibel property owners' rights, we are broached by a suggestion from a member of the Planning... more »»

October is Residents’ Rights Month

October 5, 2011 To the editor, Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program joins Governor Rick Scott in celebrating Residents’ Rights Month this October. more »»



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