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Proposed 2021-22 state budget: Environmental priorities

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ budget and its priorities will be the focal point of the legislative session that starts on March 2. The proposed budget is $96.6 billion — a $4.3 billion increase over last year’s adopted budget of $92.3 billion. It includes $625 million for Everglades ...

Note of thanks from board chair for F.I.S.H.

As F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva was turning the page on 2019, we reflected on a very positive and “normal” year. We saw a remodeled multi-dimensional food pantry, growth in our programs, and an increase in services which provided our clients pathways to self-sufficiency. Then came ...

The gift of life

Lee Health recently issued an urgent call to our community: The need for blood donations is critical. To supply the needs of the health care system's four acute care hospitals — Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital — and its ...

Supporting Miller for city council

To the editor: We are fortunate to have a number of excellent candidates for the Sanibel City Council this year. We are especially fortunate to have among them a candidate who has extensive experience and special expertise in all the areas critical to the growth of Sanibel and our quality of ...

Without public input, FWC will lift moratorium on three species

At a meeting last week on Pine Island, the Florida Fish and WildlifeConservation Commission commissioners expressed their intent to move forward with removing the restrictions on keeping sea trout, redfish and snook. If they act as promised, this means that beginning May 31, trout and redfish ...

Miller uniquely suited to help lead

To the editor: I am writing to endorse Mike Miller for Sanibel City Council. I have known him for 20 years, since he retired as vice president and treasurer of Owens-Corning in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Sanibel. Soon after he moved and established his elder law practice, I became aware of ...

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear about Rauschenberg Residency

The Rauchenberg legacy has long been an intriguing and mysterious concept. We know of its existence, but not much else. At a recent meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club, Ann Brady — director of the Rauschenberg Residency program on Captiva on behalf of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation ...

Support these three candidates

To the editor: In this upcoming city council election, Sanibel voters have the opportunity to form a council that can strengthen our communities most important tenet, “Sanctuary Island.” Currently we have in place two excellent leaders who bolster that core value in Vice Mayor Holly Smith ...

Safe at Sea: The Mayflower 400

This spring marks the 400th anniversary of the crossing of the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, to the “New World.” That voyage, which was thought to take two to three weeks, took more than two months — 66 days. In fact, it is amazing that in 1620, Capt. Christopher Jones got the ...

Vote for Crater

To the editor: I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Scott Crater for Sanibel City Council. Crater is one of the first people I met when I moved to Sanibel 13 years ago and have come to know him as genuine and grounded, focused on his family and community. Like my wife and myself, the Craters chose ...