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OP-ED: Putting science back into flood insurance

January 13, 2014 The recent uproar over the Biggert-Waters Act – more commonly recognized as the bill which attempted to fix certain issues with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) – brought everyone’s... more »»

Gratitude to the traffic policemen

January 13, 2014 To the editor: I’ve heard you grumbling about the traffic. Even worrying that the Island might sink with all those cars on it. more »»

Guest editorial: Trey Radel

January 13, 2014 First and foremost, thank you. Your prayers, support and encouragement remind me just how much I love our community. While I am thankful, I am still remorseful. I let you down. more »»

Chain of fools

January 2, 2014 To the editor: In the last 12 months, Lee County has seen a totally incompetent Board of Elections supervisor who refused to resign (thanks for the six hour wait standing in line, Sharon), a crimina... more »»

The Sanibel Slough

December 24, 2013 To the editor: I offer kudos to the City of Sanibel and the Sanibel conservation community for finally accepting the fact that the Sanibel River, as we once knew it, is a part of histor. more »»

Obama petition on Tarpon Bay Road

December 24, 2013 To the editor: While driving past Bailey's store on Tarpon Bay Road I noticed a table beside the road with a sign that read, "Impeach Obama. more »»

A present for mom

December 24, 2013 To the editor: I hope every dad will consider giving his wife a special present this season. Not a bad idea for a grandfather to give one to his daughter, as well. Give her a bicycle helmet. more »»

National Flood Insurance Program

December 17, 2013 Dear Editor, I am amazed at the amount of misinformation the media is spreading regarding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). more »»

What does 'being open for business' on Sanibel mean?

December 12, 2013 To the editor: The Sanibel City Council is to be applauded for its efforts to prohibit buses that bring large numbers of people to our beaches. more »»

PAWS thanks the community for its help

December 6, 2013 As 2013 approaches it's end, the Protection of Animal Welfare Society, Inc. more »»

Nostalgic night turns modern

November 14, 2013 Dear Editor, I had a most interesting time travel experience at the Community House last Friday, Nov. 8. The Community House advertised a World War II swing dance party. more »»

Extending thanks for triathlon support

October 3, 2013 To the editor We want to thank the people of Captiva who shared their island and their generosity in support of the Galloway Captiva Triathlon and its charity, CCMI, Sept. 14-15. more »»

Florida needs credible info on casinos

October 3, 2013 Once people examine the impact of casinos, they understand this is bad, insidious business enabled by the government. What Floridians need is credible and objective information. more »»

Betrayal of public trust

September 26, 2013 Dear Editor, On September 18, 2013, at their final budget hearing, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners betrayed the public trus. more »»

Guest opinion: Lee County has opportunity to balance its budget

August 30, 2013 This is the first opportunity Lee County government has had in four years to balance the budget. Between now and when the new fiscal year begins Oct. more »»

Lake O releases confronted before

August 22, 2013 Dear Editor, As the Sanibel City Council discusses what to do about the releases from Lake O that threaten the environment, tourism, and economy of Sanibel and other communities along the Gulf, the... more »»

Operation Open Arms needs our help

August 8, 2013 To the Editor, As Commander of the Lexington Veterans Association, I have worked with a unique, very impressive local charity supporting combat troops nationwide: Operation Open Arms(OOA). more »»

'New Disneyland,' really?

April 25, 2013 Dear Editor, Having lived on this Island for over 37 years I have never written a "letter to the editor" before today. In Dr. Raffensperger's letter I found some statements that just aren't tru. more »»

Enriching Library services

April 18, 2013 Dear Editor, The Sanibel Public Library Foundation would like to thank all of those who helped to make its annual Lunch with the Author fundraiser, this year featuring Lisa Jackson, a success. more »»

Other side of the dock story

April 8, 2013 Dear Editor, Sometimes when I read a story I wonder — what is the other side of the story? This response is the other side of the dock story. more »»



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