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Shout out to patient drivers

To the editor: On April 8 while driving east on West Gulf Drive, there was a dark lump in the middle of the road — a turtle. I stopped and oncoming traffic stopped, and I moved the turtle to the side of the road. No traffic moved until I was safely back in my car. The next morning as I ...

‘Pedestrian only’ signs needed

To the editor: I am a full-time resident on Sanibel, a keen walker and biker. As such, I am fully aware that our seashells and bike paths are major attractions that encourage tourism on our island. There is one safety issue however that I feel needs to be addressed. I am one of many who ...

Thank you for the support

To the editor: The Shell Islands Garden Club would like that thank our island community for its enthusiastic response to our caladium fundraiser. As a result, there will be dozens of Sanibel and Captiva gardens bursting with showy caladium colors throughout the spring and summer. Proceeds ...

Protect our ecosystem

To the editor: All of us who live here know that Sanibel is a very special place. We don’t need the Tourist Development Council of Lee County to tell us this. We don’t need the Chamber of Commerce to continually promote and advertise it. We also don’t need the editors of Southern ...

Park crew doing a great job

To the editor: I'm not one to throw around compliments willy-nilly. As a matter of fact, one of my pet peeves are people using an overabundance of platitudes. (I don't think that sullen check out girl really cares if I have a good day or not). However, because I'm so impressed, I'm ...

Gratitude

To the editor: We felt it necessary to write a “thank you” note to all the residents of Sanibel and Captiva, along with the businesses, who through their generosity helped us make our Sanibel-Captiva United Way goal this year. This will help many islanders and those who work on our ...

Biking safety, and safely, on Sanibel

To the editor: Area media have recently reported on bicycle safety, noting that helmets are legally required for cyclists under age 16 but are a good idea for everyone, and Billy's Bicycles was quoted in an article stating that state law requires ages 15 and under to wear a helmet. I have ...

Supporting Maughan for city council

To the editor: While there are many great candidates seeking election to the open Sanibel City Council seats, I would like the community to consider voting for Jason Maughan. Being on the council before, he has done great work helping address the beach erosion issues at Blind Pass. On the ...

Politics begin at local level

To the editor: It’s been said that all politics begin at the local level and that could not be more true with the upcoming Sanibel City Council election. Six candidates are vying for your vote and the opportunity to represent the interests of Sanibel taxpayers. I do not intend to discuss ...

Recommend Miller for council

To the editor: In the soon approaching election for Sanibel City Council we have a number of qualified candidates. We would like to note some of the characteristics that lead to a strong recommendation for Mike Miller as the most qualified of them. We have lived on Sanibel for nearly two ...