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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 »»

Council more concerned with business and the tourist industry than in our islands vision statement

December 28, 2016 The Sanibel City Council is promoting a $42 million Civic Core Project that will convert 13.5 acres of wetlands east of the library into walkways, buildings and a 529 to 600-car parking lo. more »»

Kindness on Periwinkle

December 28, 2016 To the editor: Tis’ a season of kindness and love. Let’s do some on Periwinkle. Start waving and saying a “Thanks” to all the traffic guards as you pass them. It’s not a job I would relish. more »»

Shell shocked, indeed

December 21, 2016 To the editor: (Art Stevens “Shell Shocked” column, Dec. more »»

Lost in paradise

December 21, 2016 To the editor: I was staying at the Sand Castle during Thanksgiving with relatives. Alone, one evening I walked too far and lost sight of my place. more »»

The Planning Department and Code Enforcement should not play favorites

December 21, 2016 To the editor: Why is there a double standard for the owners of the gargantuan Doc Ford’s and the rest of us on Sanibel? The owners, including City Council member Marty Harrity, have installed... more »»

Play for Pink 2016

December 14, 2016 To the editor: For those who missed this fabulous fundraising effort, the Dunes Women’s Golf Association, which held its annual Play for Pink tournament last Jan. more »»

Double dipping, pure and simple

December 14, 2016 To the editor: To the city — Please explain why former police chief Tomlinson has a two-year contract with the city to provide police services at an hourly rate of $75 per hour. more »»

Keeping the Civic Core Project moving forward

December 14, 2016 To the editor: I want to congratulate our Sanibel City Council for approving the two referendum questions which the community will consider next March, concerning the Civic Core Project. more »»

 
 

 

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