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To solve climate crisis, U.S. should lead

April 14, 2020 To the editor: In a letter to the editor published in the March 25, 2020, edition of the Island Reporter, Mr. Bielfelt wrote a tired statement that just is not tru. more »»

Sewers will open door to development

April 14, 2020 To the editor: Once again there is a push for sewers on Captiva. Having been a part of Captiva for 80-plus years, I can honestly say I've seen changes for the better and changes that destroy. more »»

Student seeking letters from islands

April 14, 2020 To the editor: I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel “The Watsons Go To Birmingham. more »»

Tolerance for bicyclists on the road — please!

March 31, 2020 To the editor: I’ve been meaning to write this letter for years. Last week’s irony finally convinced me. more »»

Thankful farmers market still open

March 31, 2020 To the editor: I'm so thankful that the Sanibel Island Farmers Market remains open, albeit with limited “essential” vendors. more »»

Sanibel, Captiva workers need our help

March 31, 2020 To the editor: Many of the wonderful workers on our islands are already suffering financially in this crisis and are turning to F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva for help more than eve. more »»

Global cooperation needed on climate change

March 24, 2020 To the editor: You know, I'm very sympathetic to Ms. more »»

Thank you for the support

March 24, 2020 To the editor: The 83rd Annual Sanibel Shell Festival, co-hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club and the Sanibel Community Association, was a great success and the two organizations wish to expres... more »»

Biking at the Sanibel refuge

March 17, 2020 To the editor: My favorite bike ride in Sanibel is the eight-mile loop through the J.N. more »»

Moved to reverse climate change

March 10, 2020 To the editor: We've all seen and heard things about climate change, and I wasn't paying much attention. more »»

Coyote management or human behavior management?

March 3, 2020 To the editor: Sanibel is moving in the right direction in recommending the study for a future Coyote Management Plan; however, more paramount is the management of our own behavio. more »»

Show support by donating

February 18, 2020 To the editor: One of the special pleasures of Sanibel is the winter-spring Sunday, open-air jazz concerts at BIG ARTS by the Island Jazz Ban. more »»

Sanibel's elephant in the room

February 18, 2020 Most people are familiar with the story of the “elephant in the room.” Let's assume that there is a group of intelligent people gathered in a meeting. more »»

Romney's decision commendable

February 18, 2020 To the editor: Much has been written about Sen. more »»

Thank you to Sanibel, surrounding communities

February 11, 2020 To the editor: With cooperation from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare system, Songs and Stories for Soldiers — a local foundation — conducted its third annual campaign to obtain shoes and socks for... more »»

Animal shack needs addressing

February 4, 2020 To the editor: Would someone at the city please take action on the shack being used to house stray animals on Wooster Lane? Surely a better facility, with a window and some comforts, could be located. more »»

Thank you for the support

January 28, 2020 To the editor: The Shell Islands Garden Club would like to thank our island community and garden club members for making the biennial auction, “Going, Going, Gone,” on Jan. 14 such a successful event. more »»

Focus on local activities, news

January 28, 2020 To the editor: I feel that the Jan. 15, 2020, “Word on the Island” was very inappropriate, unnecessary and out of place. more »»

Rethinking Everglades restoration

January 28, 2020 To the editor: It is not a secret that in Florida, our environment is our economy and is for this reason that after the red tide and algae blooms ecological disaster in 2018, Floridians and elected... more »»

Time to take action on coyotes

January 14, 2020 To the editor: As coyotes begin to populate our island it seems everyone is suddenly an expert on coyote behavior. more »»



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