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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 ...

SCCF provides legislative update on Week 8

The Joint Budget Conference Committee Chairs met on April 23 to continue their budget negotiations. As of then, there were just four days remaining before the state budget had to be presented to the full legislature. Once the state budget is submitted to the legislature, a 72-hour waiting ...

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 ...

Safe at Sea: 2020: Year of the ‘Yak’

Just as the sale of recreational boats has skyrocketed during the pandemic, so has the sale of kayaks — thus, 2020 is the Year of the Yak! There is practically a laundry list of reasons why their popularity has boomed again: - Excellent way to get exercise. (Check.) - Experience close-up ...

Faces on Faith: Silence and the portable soul

Throughout the ages many wise persons have taught that having a relationship with God was found in silence. The key to knowing the Holy One, they have noted, is taking the time to be still, to be silent, to simply say, “I’m here,” and then to listen. For most of us that is far easier ...

Shell Shocked: Two days of hell

This is a true story although the name of the protagonist has not been changed to protect the innocent. The protagonist was moi. It started innocently enough. As a natural born snowbird, I had some personal business to attend to up north and decided to pack them into a four-day trip to New ...

In The Garden: Fishtail palm is perfect for island living

The fishtail palm (Caryota mitis) is originally from Southeast Asia and does well in our warm climate and it will even withstand some of the cold snaps that occur in Southwest Florida. It is an easy care palm, versatile and pretty popular in tropical landscapes either as a specimen or to create ...