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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 ...

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 ...