Guest Commentary: Water quality fate in the hands of the state
March 2, 2016 There has been a great deal of press recently concerning several of our local mayors traveling to Washington D.C. more »»
Help Save SW Florida’s water, beaches and wildlife
February 24, 2016 To the editor: This is Your Call to Action! The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum encourages all of our supporters, members and friends to join us in responding to Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane’s... more »»
Guest Commentary: Why architectural design standards for Sanibel?
February 10, 2016 Almost two years ago the Sanibel City Council passed a little noticed ordinance that could have a major impact on the island, or at least the Resort Housing District, for years to come. more »»
Guest Commentary: ‘Water Policy Bill’ undermines water resource protection
February 10, 2016 During the 2016 State legislative session, Representative Matt Caldwell (R) sponsored a new ‘Water Policy Bill’, recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, that undermines water resource protection fro... more »»
Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club thanks to local restaurants which donated to 'Island Temptations'
February 6, 2016 To the editor: The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club held its annual Island Temptations drawing on Friday, December 18 at The Sanibel Grill (Timbers). more »»
Roundabouts not user-friendly for pedestrians, bicyclists
February 6, 2016 To the editor: The city council's efforts to find ways to mitigate the island's traffic woes are certainly to be lauded. more »»
Guest Commentary: Manatees’ future is far from certain
February 6, 2016 On Jan. 7, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to downlist all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act. more »»
Guest Commentary: Sanibel Traffic: Further proposals
January 20, 2016 By Mike Miller Traffic Chair, Committee of the Islands We have been pleased to note that Mayor Kevin Ruane is taking on the issue of Sanibel traffic. more »»