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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 »»

No dogs at Farmer’s Market

January 7, 2020 To the editor: We have been visiting Sanibel for many years. One of the reasons we come to Sanibel is that our dog is welcome in many places on the island. more »»

Thank you to all involved

December 17, 2019 To the editor: As we come to the end of 2019, we are very thankful for the many people that helped our effort over the last year, especially all of our contributors and adopters. more »»

Thank you to those involved

December 3, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following performers, sponsors and supporters for their generous donations of funds and time provided for the very successful presentation... more »»

Cannot afford to destroy delicate ecosystem

December 3, 2019 To the editor: Lee County faces a decision to allow development and elimination of mangrove wetlands for new houses along Shell Pointe Boulevard. more »»

Not meddling in an election

November 13, 2019 To the editor: I for one do not see what this “Trumped Up” fervor is all about. more »»

Pendergrass would be good choice to follow in Rooney’s footsteps

October 29, 2019 To the editor: As the search begins for a replacement to run for Congressman Francis Rooney’s Congressional seat when he retires next year, it’s important that we choose a person who has demonstrate... more »»

Thank you, Congressman Rooney, for having an open mind

October 29, 2019 To the editor: I heard Rep. Rooney’s remarks that he will consider being open to the impeachment inquiry. I thank him. more »»

How are those 'great' foreign policies working out?

October 29, 2019 To the editor: About six months ago a new Cabinet appointee to the Trump Administration said he was excited to be a part of the team doing so many great things in foreign polic. more »»

Stop asking public's view on political issues

October 22, 2019 To the editor: I have enjoyed reading your paper since 1998 and look forward to every word. more »»

Guest Commentary: Upping the ante to protect Southwest Florida

September 11, 2019 Last year’s toxic algae crisis has been rightly crowned a historic turning point for our region. more »»

Restrict only some micro-mobility devices

August 27, 2019 To the editor: I have been a full-time resident on Sanibel for 15 years and like most residents have enjoyed the many attractions of our great city island. more »»

Possible solution to empty storefronts

August 27, 2019 To the editor: Increasingly Sanibel has a problem with a lot of empty storefronts all over the island. more »»

More than mental illness needs addressing

August 20, 2019 To the editor: I agree that mental illness is a huge factor in the gun violence in our country, but on the other hand you have to have a mental problem to want to kill or cause bodily harm to anothe... more »»

Our Faustian bargain

August 6, 2019 To the editor: If there is one unforgettable lesson all of us took away from the horrific red tide event on Sanibel last summer and fall it is that paradise is vulnerable. more »»

Nation without borders is no longer a nation

August 6, 2019 To the editor: After reading her letter published in the July 24, 2019, edition of the Island Reporter, I am saddened by Leah Blery’s inability to comprehend the magnitude of the problem this... more »»

Speak up but with compassion, consideration

July 23, 2019 To the editor: I am writing in response to a comment shared in the Word on the Island published in the July 17, 2019, edition of the Island Reporte. more »»



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