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Practicing kindness on Captiva

To the editor: Our family vacation in Captiva was magnificent! Not only from the beauty of the scenery, the relaxing atmosphere and wonderful food, but the kindness of one certain good Samaritan. After we had enjoyed a very nice dinner in one of the local restaurants, we asked for the check ...

New Center4Life facility unnecessary

To the editor: Is a new public facility like The Community House or Sanibel Recreation Center a real need? A simple question with a complex answer. Decisions should be founded on the greatest need for the most stakeholders. All city expenditures impact every resident and taxpayer living on ...

We need the Center 4 Life back again

To the editor: As a member of Island Seniors for 15 years, I have been involved in this wonderful organization in many ways … through exercise classes, serving on the board, attending shows, concerts and Florida attractions to enjoy and learn more about what our state and island ...

Center 4 Life plays an important role

To the editor: The Center 4 Life has been an integral part of my life on Sanibel and the lives of many other seniors on the island. It has always embraced all of us — from age 50 to 90-plus without exception and we have counted on its consistent and familiar atmosphere week after week. It ...

Contact city in support of community gem

To the editor: We are concerned about a proposal that may come before Sanibel City Council on May 4. This proposal intends to ask the city council to shift dedicated funding from the Center for Life, at 2401 Library Way, to an alternate use, potentially upgrading Sanibel police office ...

Urge city to stick to original Center 4 Life plan

To the editor: I have lived on Sanibel for 32 years, and quickly joined the Island Seniors/Center 4 Life — first established in 1977 — after discovering the wonderful array of offerings they had for citizens over 50 at a nominal fee. With help from our city council, a central space at the ...

Demise of Island Seniors feared

To the editor: When Eileen Kehoe and I were first married in 2006, she was reluctant to spend six months on Sanibel. Then she joined Island Seniors Inc. and her concerns were gone. Now Island Seniors is in jeopardy. Fortunately, our marriage isn't. Island Seniors was created in 1977 from a ...

Center 4 Life should be reopened

To the editor: We are writing to express our concern for the senior citizens and members of Island Seniors Inc. We have been without the services of the Center 4 Life now for over one year and we are being informed by the city, which operated the center on Library Road, that the center is not ...

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 ...