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A bad idea

August 17, 2011 To the editor, I thought I lived where you could worship — or not — at a place and time of your choice. Not on Captiva on Sept. 18. The island will be closed down from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. more »»

What to expect when your beach is nourished

August 10, 2011 Reaction to a new beach nourishment project can be mixed, as residents and visitors welcome the new wide beach but are concerned about rapid changes of the newly placed san. more »»

Awaiting the results

August 10, 2011 To the editor, The guest commentary by Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director, (July 27 edition of the Island Reporter) covered "Facts & Fiction: Numeric nutrient criteria and water... more »»

Facts & Fiction: Numeric nutrient criteria and water quality

July 27, 2011 Residents and businesses in Southwest Florida know the truth about nutrient pollution first hand. We live with the truth in our backyard. more »»

Why a beach's economic power matters to you

July 27, 2011 Last time, we asked: What's the economic value to your community of having a beach? The answer, while not as easy as it may appear, is still worth pursuit — because many things flow fro... more »»

Eat vegetarian for animal's sake

July 27, 2011 To the editor, Last Sunday, I was walking along the beach in Naples, and lobsters ? about 15 of them over a mile-long stretch ? were coming into the shallow... more »»

Acknowledging the problem

July 21, 2011 To the editor, Kudos to the City of Sanibel and to Judie Zimomra and her staff for acknowledging and dealing realistically with the transformation of the Sanibe... more »»

'Proof is in the pudding'

July 21, 2011 To the editor, The July 6, 2011 guest commentary, written by Larry Schopp of COTI, states the citizens of Sanibel have made “a movement to the center. more »»

Water management impacts on the Caloosahatchee Condition

July 13, 2011 The toxic bluegreen algae and phytoplankton blooms that have turned the river and estuary toxic, killed fish, shellfish and decimated critical habitat for manatee, fish, crabs and... more »»

Not guilty or innocent, that is the question

July 13, 2011 A murder trial in our area that gained international attention involved a young woman accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter. more »»

Thanks to San-Cap Zontians

July 13, 2011 To the editor, Four Mayan women and I met for three days in mid-June in Panajachel, Guatemala to create a pictorial rendition of Lucía’s Letter, about the... more »»

Resort redevelopment: The system worked

July 6, 2011 In case you hadn't noticed, Sanibel has a new ordinance on the books that tells resort property owners what they may and may not do when they redevelop their aging, outmoded properties. more »»

'In your face' protests needed

July 6, 2011 To the editor, Today's SCCF newsletter is about the most discouraging thing I have read in a long time. more »»

No problem with 'tabloid journalism'

July 6, 2011 To the editor, Recently, the Island Reporter ran a front page story and picture about the arrest of a son of a good friend of mine, Rookie, a solid, reliable... more »»

Rally around the flag

June 29, 2011 To the editor, Once again, I am compelled to address the desecration of our flag by those who do not comprehend the meaning of the U.S. flag. more »»

Thanks for our freedoms

June 29, 2011 To the editor, As Independence Day approaches, I urge all to consider what freedom is and why it’s so important to fight for it. more »»

Mangroves: Holding the island together

June 29, 2011 Just recently, nine homeowners on Clam Bayou came before City Council seeking permission to trim 1,725 mangrove trees and 175 buttonwoods to a height of six feet to improve the view of... more »»

Do you know what storm surge means to you?

June 29, 2011 Another hurricane season is upon us and, for coastal residents, that means the usual: 1) The annual predictions of how many storms forecasters prognosticate wil... more »»

On pledging my allegiance

June 29, 2011 The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly just finished supper and we were resting in the living room watching the TV news. more »»

Re: 'Islander arrested... "

June 29, 2011 To the editor, I am writing in response to Jeff Lysiak’s June 22nd article entitled “Islander arrested, charged in lewd behavior act with minor. more »»



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