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Guest Commentary: FEMA assistance; how to access the help you may need

September 20, 2017 In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, it is important for our community to take action to start rebuilding. Here are some helpful tips in getting started. more »»

A++ hurricane preparedness and recovery

September 20, 2017 To the editor: We would like to commend City of Sanibel leaders Kevin Ruane, Judie Zimomra, Bill Dalton and Keith Williams plus dedicated city staff as well as partners Lee County Electrical Coop an... more »»

Lee history saved again

September 20, 2017 To the editor: Great news! The Lee County Commission in Fort Myers at this time has decided not to change the portrait of General Robert E. more »»

Intervention can save a life

September 20, 2017 To the editor: Interventions can be the difference between life and death for a drug addict or an alcoholic. more »»

Bring back the draft

September 20, 2017 To the editor: The all voluntary military began as a discriminatory practice excluding the rich and educated, while targeting the middle class, poor ,and minorities to serve. more »»

Proposed restriction of off-island advertising for special events on Sanibel

September 12, 2017 To the editor: As co-chairpersons of the 2018 Sanibel Shell Festival, we are very concerned about the possibility of restrictions being put on the off-island advertising for the Sanibel Shell... more »»

Clean water is a basic human right

September 12, 2017 To the editor: There has been an ongoing push by the SWFL Clean Water Movement to demand that our very own Fort Myers Beach town council to provide information to be provided about our troubled loca... more »»

Let us get on with it

September 12, 2017 To the editor: I must admit I have guilt feelings. I know that we should have had this discussion about race long ago. Many like me have been waiting for someone else to start. more »»

Science vs Opinion vs Faith -- vs Politics & Money

September 12, 2017 To the editor: We live in a highly technical age based on the practice and on the careful and generally responsible and fair implementation of the Physical Sciences. more »»

Trouble in paradise

September 6, 2017 To the editor: Few residents are aware that fellow Sanibel resident Derek Fell saved others thousands of dollars when he fought the city over a code violation and won at a hearing on Feb.16, 201. more »»

Guest Commentary: Preserving constitutional authority

August 30, 2017 The Florida Constitution is adopted and amended by a vote of the electorat. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sanibel’s special events: time for some limits?

August 30, 2017 During the winter season, traffic congestion on Periwinkle Way can be a nightmare. Much of the problem is caused by the sheer number of vehicles coming to and leaving Sanibel each day. more »»

Message for Trump: RESIGN

August 30, 2017 To the editor: After the events in Charlottesville and the subsequent response by the president of the United States, I am left to wonder: “how low can he go?” I don’t think we’ll ever know, since... more »»

Fanfare for the common man

August 30, 2017 To the editor: The removal of Confederate statues seems to be gathering steam and pretty soon we will have hundreds of statue bases with no statue on the base. more »»

It's time

August 23, 2017 To the editor: President Trump and Kim Jong Un should meet each other privately. It's time for both men to set their egos aside and become true leaders of their countries. more »»

It is time to think

August 23, 2017 To the editor: It was an overwhelming majority of the states that Donald Trump became President, and yet he, as well as his followers, is constantly barraged by hateful comments and hopes for... more »»

Guest Commentary: Focusing on Southwest Florida

August 17, 2017 There has been a lot of noise created by opponents of the conservative agenda about what the House of Representatives has been able to accomplish it the first six months of the 115th Congress. more »»

Guest Commentary: For Scott and Republicans HB 7069 and Constitution Revision Commission go hand in hand

August 9, 2017 A recent editorial in the Tampa Bay Times made some illuminating and concerning points regarding the creation of HB 7069, the so-called “education” bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June. more »»

Let your views be known

August 9, 2017 To the editor: The Democrats in Washington should be more aggressive, seeking to satisfy the needs of this nation. more »»

Thank you

August 2, 2017 To the editor: Dear Ms. Zimomra, During my vacation on Sanibel Island on June 4, 2017, my life was saved by the actions of Officer John Eicher, who responded to a 911 cal. more »»



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