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New enforcement concern?

February 15, 2017 To the editor: It seems a strange coincidence that as the Jason Maughan campaign begins displaying political signs in yards and at supporting businesses, we receive an email from the city to enforce... more »»

So what’s the alternative?

February 15, 2017 To the editor: Congressman Rooney is wrong about health care issues, offering cliches instead of solutions. more »»

Shrimp Festival parade and queen pageant March 11

February 15, 2017 To the editor: The 59th annual Fort Myers Beach Lion’s Club Shrimp Festival Parade and Pageant will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12! This is the biggest event of the year for Fort Myers... more »»

Water quality should be No. 1

February 13, 2017 To the editor: I read with interest our Congressman Francis Rooney’s guest commentary that “Repeal and replacement of Obamacare a top priority. more »»

Taxpayers ill-served by those who would overturn ACA

February 13, 2017 To the editor: We, in Southwest Florida are ill served by the likes of Francis Rooney and the Republicans in general. more »»

Incumbents have earned support

February 13, 2017 To the editor: As a long-time attendee to City Council meetings, I can attest to what a pleasure it is to have a well-functioning dedicated team working in concert with one another to solve the... more »»

Water quality matters

February 13, 2017 To the editor: I am writing my local paper to add my voice to an issue that has the potential to adversely affecour community for many years to come if not addressed now — the state of Lake... more »»

Guest Commentary: Repeal and replacement of Obamacare a top priority

February 1, 2017 The recent election proves that America wants change. The American people have spoken up loudly and clearly that Obamacare must go. more »»

Guest Commentary: Florida should learn from Flint – not copy it

February 1, 2017 For 18 months in 2014 and 2015, the children of Flint, Michigan, drank water that was poisoning them – all while the government agencies responsible for their drinking water closed their eyes,... more »»

Planned Parenthood stands strong

January 25, 2017 To the editor: When the Republican controlled Senate and House state they will “defund Planned Parenthood,” what exactly does this mean? First of all, their words are misguided. more »»

Good news?

January 25, 2017 To the editor: The city council abandoned the March election on the community core project. more »»

Vacationers won’t be coming back due to poor water quality fallout

January 25, 2017 To the editor: We have canceled travel to your area for the first time since 1968, not because of the Zika virus, but because of Florida’s continuing and growing disregard for the protection of its... more »»

Guest Commentary: BIG ARTS looks ahead

January 18, 2017 The BIG ARTS board of directors, staff and all our wonderful volunteers thank our members and supporters whose investment in BIG ARTS future will insure its vitality for many decades to come. more »»

Let’s set the record straight

January 11, 2017 To the editor: In last week’s Islander (Dec. 28, 2016) Dr. Raffensperger tried to establish the idea that the Civic and Cultural Core Project was against the Sanibel Plan and bad for the island. more »»

Is everyone out there listening?

January 11, 2017 To the editor: Loud applause to Dr. John Raffensperger for his recent timely and comprehensive article on “The Tourist Entertainment Center,” or more commonly called The Civic Core plan. more »»

Enough is enough

January 11, 2017 To the editor: The City Council of Sanibel, the sanctuary island, proposes to sacrifice a large parcel of environmentally sensitive land to build an amusement park for the entertainment of tourists... more »»

Regulation overreach?

January 11, 2017 To the editor: An innocent call to Sanibel Water to inquire about the cost of refiling my pool, which needed resurfacing, as opposed to using my perfect (tested) 45 year old well water resulted in a... more »»

Guest Commentary: COTI has new questions about Civic Core proposal

January 11, 2017 The Committee of the Islands, consistent with its mission to protect the sanctuary character of Sanibel, has raised a series of new questions about the proposed Civic and Cultural Core project. more »»

Southern hospitality?

January 4, 2017 To the editor: My wife and I vacation on the Gulf annually. We’ve enjoyed many visits to the various beaches on Sanibel and Captiva islands. more »»

Israel betrayed

January 4, 2017 To the editor: This week Obama betrayed our ally Israel and teamed up with the radical Palestinians in denouncing Israel in the United Nations Security Council. more »»



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