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Sanibel remaining a clean island

December 2, 2015 To the editor: As a recent “Florida” permanent resident, I was excited to be a part of this year’s Coastal Cleanup on Sanibel-Captiva Island. more »»

Guest Commentary: The facts about water quality

December 2, 2015 It is not difficult to argue that the beaches of Lee County are one of our most valuable assets. Tourism in Lee County generates almost $3 billion annually. more »»

The deluge is yet to come

November 25, 2015 To the editor:? The tourism industry has great plans for Sanibel. Traffic and crowding can only get wors. more »»

Guest Commentary: Whatever happened to Amendment 1?

November 25, 2015 Remember Amendment 1? That was the citizen-initiated Florida Land and Water Conservation Amendment to the Florida Constitution that was adopted by an overwhelming 75 percent of the votes cast in las... more »»

Hearts & Homes for Veterans thanks Noah’s Ark

November 18, 2015 To the editor: Hearts & Homes for Veterans, Inc. (HHV), a 501 3 nonprofit corporation, thanks the Noah’s Ark Thrift Shop for its very generous $500. more »»

Keep Sanibel, Sanibel!

November 18, 2015 To the editor: That was the motto of former Mayor of Sanibel and my mother, Carla B. Johnston. more »»

Common sense on dark skies

November 18, 2015 To the editor: Thank you Mr. Harrity for objecting to spending the taxpayers’ money on educating the public about dark skies. For a change, the comedians in city hall have shown some common sense. more »»

Good support for solar energy

November 18, 2015 To the editor: What a pleasure to see the large turnout for the San-Cap Solar Connect informational meeting sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society last wee. more »»

A solution to the traffic problem

November 11, 2015 To the editor: The beach closure at Blind Pass due to contamination by fecal bacteria and encroaching red tide provides the perfect solution to Sanibel’s intractable traffic. more »»

Keep Sanibel Sanibel

November 11, 2015 To the editor: Should John Raffensperger be the only one to shout out that the emperor has no clothes? Beginning with the Doc Ford hearing, he has not hesitated to do so. more »»

Making a plea to the readers on Sanibel

November 11, 2015 To the editor: To Whom It May Concern: I’ve had 2 Foreclosure cases a couple years apart Essentially, I bought my home in 2007 via my parents’ company which went out of business. more »»

Water quality awareness event planned for Nov. 8

November 4, 2015 To the editor: People have been standing on top of the FMB bridge everyday for 50 days straight now as a stand for clean water as a basic human right and to raise awareness about the harmful Lake... more »»

More guns mean more violence

November 4, 2015 To the editor: Good people do not need guns. Peace loving people are begging that we stop this now. more »»

A swimming party

October 28, 2015 To the editor: When the two red Sanibel fire trucks pulled in to the parking lot on Wednesday noon [October 14, 12:30 PM], I assumed the Rec Center was on fire. There was no fire. more »»

Guest Commentary: ‘Fracking’ benefits not worth costs

October 28, 2015 High pressure well stimulation is most commonly known as “Frackin. more »»

Is the Chamber of Commerce good for your health?

October 22, 2015 To the editor: Thomas Donohue, Chief Executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is an aggressive advocate for big tobacco. . more »»

Guest Commentary: Budget paves the way for a positive Lee County

October 14, 2015 I would like to congratulate the Lee County taxpayers and business owners for living in the best county in the State of Florida! When I was first elected in 2012, Lee County was faced with a $28... more »»

City Council takes on poop

September 30, 2015 The Sanibel City Council approved $15,000 to study coyote scat, a biologist’s jargon for poop. more »»

Captiva Tri a team effort

September 30, 2015 A fellow race director once told me that the reason he began producing triathlons is because almost everyone is a winner. That was never more true than the weekend of Sept. more »»

Guest Commentary: Coastal Cleanup a big help in international pollution problem

September 30, 2015 By Trish Fancher My first International Coastal Cleanup experience as Executive Director of Keep Lee County Beautiful this past Saturday was both inspiring and sad. more »»



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