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Setting a healthy example

June 2, 2020 To the editor: Costco has become a guiding light in this world of fake news. You can’t enter its warehouse locations without a face covering. more »»

Freedom must overcome fear

May 26, 2020 To the editor: Freedom is the ability to do things in the present. Fear is the worry that present actions may result in a future bad event. Science is the antidote to fear. Science provides knowledge. more »»

Masks needed at island eateries

May 19, 2020 To the editor: Restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva, please protect your employees and our community … wear masks! I was shocked to see the lack of masks being worn at our restaurants. more »»

Council can still take action

May 19, 2020 To the editor: On May 12, the Sanibel City Council voted to reopen hotels and short-term rentals to visitor. more »»

Some freedoms are not absolute

May 12, 2020 To the editor: As Constitutional conservatives we consider the freedoms in our First, Fourth and Fourteenth amendments as cornerstones of our democracy. more »»

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

May 12, 2020 To the editor: What a difference four months made. A cultural tsunami crashed on everything we believed permanent, The Before Times. more »»

Always great to hear good news

April 21, 2020 To the editor: In response to the article “Local Roots Unveils Online Farming Market as Another Shopping Option” that printed in the April 8, 2020, edition of the Island Reporter. more »»

Plea for better bike path etiquette

April 21, 2020 To the editor: Please warn to pass at least 10-12 feet behind a person going the same direction, not when you are at their rear tire. Use a bell and ring it in addition to a vocal warning. more »»

AmazonSmile benefits island charities

April 21, 2020 To the editor: The coronavirus crisis has led to the cancellation of many fund-raising events of Sanibel-Captiva charities and has reduced the number of people visiting facilities run by those... more »»

Sanibel Smiles can help feed hope

April 14, 2020 To the editor: As visitors to this very special place for about five years, part of the enjoyment is the unmistakable happiness on the faces of adults and kids alike. more »»

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 »»



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