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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

January 14, 2015 To the editor: The most popular thing on the entire statewide ballot in 2014 -- more popular than any candidate or issue -- was the Land Acquisition Amendment to our state Constitution. more »»

COTI story read more like PR than reporting

January 7, 2015 To the editor: The Dec. 3 issue of The Island Reporter featured an article on the Committee of the Islands (COTI). The reporter, Brian Wierima, has many quotes from COTI official. more »»

A card of thanks

January 7, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following businesses for donating exceptional dining certificates to our annual Island Temptations raffle and drawing held recently. more »»

Guest Commentary: Lee County has benefitted from conservation fund

December 31, 2014 Abundant energy can lead to a pristine environment. As we take time to reflect during this holiday season, what better time to truly appreciate our beautiful state and quality of life. more »»

Rebuts immigration remarks

December 31, 2014 To the editor: This is a rebuttal to Jack Mattachione who attempted to ridicule my letter about Illegal Immigration. I wonder if we met, could we ever come to agree about anything. more »»

Facts, not defamation

December 31, 2014 To the editor: Responses to my letter to the editor do nothing to refute my claims. Here are some facts: Illegal immigrants are thought to make up about 5 percent of the U.S. population. more »»

Missing Old Glory

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Last year, we were all so thrilled to see the American Flag flying high over our island. more »»

The holidays: Live it or lose it

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Imagine you are riding your bike down Periwinkle and crossing your path is a raccoon dressed with flashing ornament earrings. more »»

Immigration debate should be fact-based

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Power of myths or rhetoric stories project perceptions on others to follow fallacies of political thoughts. more »»

PAWS to say thank you

December 24, 2014 To the editor: The Protection of Animal Welfare Society, Inc. more »»

Thank you!

December 24, 2014 To the editor: Island Seniors, Inc. would like to thank everyone in the community who generously donated items to our Trash & Treasure Sale. The event took place Saturday, Nov. more »»

Thank you parade participants

December 24, 2014 To the editor: I would just like to send a HUGE Thank YOU to all who participated in and supported the 5th annual CHV Golf Cart Parade!   Thanks to our Title Sponsor: ? The Royal Shell Companies ?... more »»

Thank you to Luminary sponsors and volunteers

December 17, 2014 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 30th annual Luminary Festival a huge success. more »»

Another restaurant would be problematic

December 17, 2014 To the editor: (From the Sanibel Vision Statement) “Sanibel is and shall remain a barrier island sanctuary, one in which a diverse population lives in harmony with the island's wildlife and natural... more »»

Facts and myths about immigrants

December 17, 2014 To the editor: I found it difficult to read Kathy Jones' letter to the editor regarding "Emperor Obama" and illegals. more »»

Thank you for a great Cracker Fest

December 10, 2014 To the editor: The 2014 Cracker Fest, hosted by the Sanibel/Captiva Chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Inc. more »»

Free speech, yes. Defamation, no.

December 10, 2014 To the editor: A letter in the Dec 3, paper that starts with, “Emperor Obama...” made me suspicious. more »»

Check preservation possibilities

December 3, 2014 To the editor: To Mayor Ruane: Please be in touch with the Historic Preservation Foundation of Southwest Florida and others for information to get grant status landmark designation. more »»

Common courtesy lacking on Shared Use Path

December 3, 2014 To the editor: A typical morning’s walk on Sanibel’s Shared Use Path: “racing” bicyclists buzzing past, cruisers, sometimes in columns, often two abreast, suddenly alongside, all with no warning. more »»

What about American families?

December 3, 2014 To the editor: Emperor Obama has declared that his illegal, unconstitutional executive order, which basically gives amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, is all about compassion for the... more »»



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