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Letters to the Editor

Thank you for the support

To the editor:The Shell Islands Garden Club would like to thank our island community and garden club members for making the biennial auction, "Going, Going, Gone," on Jan. 14 such a successful event.Because of the generosity of those who participated, the club raised over $5,000 to help island ...

Focus on local activities, news

To the editor:I feel that the Jan. 15, 2020, "Word on the Island" was very inappropriate, unnecessary and out of place. The question was "What do you think of the president's recent actions related to Iran?" Most of us islanders read your weekly newspaper to learn about local activities and ...

Rethinking Everglades restoration

To the editor:It is not a secret that in Florida, our environment is our economy and is for this reason that after the red tide and algae blooms ecological disaster in 2018, Floridians and elected officials, including Gov. Ron DeSantis have done all in their power to tackle this crisis. The ...

Time to take action on coyotes

To the editor:As coyotes begin to populate our island it seems everyone is suddenly an expert on coyote behavior. I wonder how much real experience they have with coyotes or have they just read about coyote behavior in books. Having lived in a wilderness area in the western U.S. for many years, ...

No dogs at Farmer’s Market

To the editor:We have been visiting Sanibel for many years. One of the reasons we come to Sanibel is that our dog is welcome in many places on the island. We also enjoy going to the Farmers Market with him on Sunday morning, where we shop for the week's groceries and socialize with other ...

Thank you to all involved

To the editor:As we come to the end of 2019, we are very thankful for the many people that helped our effort over the last year, especially all of our contributors and adopters. We're also thrilled that the hurricanes left us alone and we had no major storms!In 2019, PAWS (Protection of Animal ...

Thank you to those involved

To the editor:The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following performers, sponsors and supporters for their generous donations of funds and time provided for the very successful presentation of this year's Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest held on Nov. 3.The wonderful performers who made the ...

Cannot afford to destroy delicate ecosystem

To the editor:Lee County faces a decision to allow development and elimination of mangrove wetlands for new houses along Shell Pointe Boulevard. Mangrove wetlands in Florida and our region are critical in supporting native marine fisheries and wildlife, protecting our coastline and serve as an ...

Not meddling in an election

To the editor:I for one do not see what this "Trumped Up" fervor is all about. I mean really people the president is the chief law enforcement officer of this country, as well as the commander-in-chief of this country. Why is it that the Bidens can go to a country and threaten the leaders of ...

Pendergrass would be good choice to follow in Rooney’s footsteps

To the editor:As the search begins for a replacement to run for Congressman Francis Rooney's Congressional seat when he retires next year, it's important that we choose a person who has demonstrated the qualities necessary to fight for what's right.This individual, as I see it, should be a ...