Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander to the Editoren-usThu, 22 Feb 2018 01:33:24 EDTThu, 22 Feb 2018 01:33:24 EDT, not sentiment, needed the editor: Congressman Rooney's early response to the Parkland school massacre in which 17 students and staff lost their lives, was a sentiment-free meme on Facebook that parroted the overworked "thoughts and prayers" response by which the NRA...Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDTThank you for the support the editor: A big thank you to all who attended the 2018 Sanibel/Captiva Heart Walk! Together, we raised over $30,000 to support the lifesaving work and research of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associatio.Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDTAmerica schools are failing our children the editor: In a December issue of the Reporter-Islander, I saw a negative comment about Betsy DeVos, our education secretary. Teachers and their unions are very opposed to charter schools.Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDTThank you, Community House the editor: Folks do things well on Sanibel. Ranking high on the list is the rehab of our historic Community House. In redesigning the exterior, they captured the old Island style with a beautiful pillared, canopied walkway to the entranc.Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDTEnough asphalt in paradise the editor: Anybody else remember Joni Mitchell's song, "Pave Paradise, put up a Parking Lot"? When does it end now we have a preponderance of asphalt, both on bike trails and parking lots.Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDT