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EDITORIAL: Paradise just ain’t what it used to be

September 7, 2023
If a hurricane doesn’t leave you dead It will make you strong. Don’t try to explain it, just nod your head, Breathe in, breathe out, move on. Those words went through my head a time or…


August 31, 2023

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gulf Coast Community Foundation awards $30,000 to Conservation Foundation

August 24, 2023
To the Editor:  The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast recently received two $15,000 grants from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. These grants were made possible through the Katheri…

EDITORIAL: We are all ‘somebody’ in the history of Gasparilla Island … for better, or for worse

August 17, 2023
There’s so much that has changed in our community in the last year or two. It’s difficult sometimes to wrap our minds around what has happened just since last September, much less the other change…


August 3, 2023

EDITORIAL: This dead parrot is a lawsuit waiting to happen … please, Lee County, let us take down the Bakery Building

July 27, 2023
It took 15 days to complete the Sanibel Causeway after Hurricane Ian crunched it. It took two-and-a-half months for the severely damaged Gasparilla Inn & Club to open up again. But we still do…

EDITORIAL: Will the people still come when the service workers can’t stay?

June 29, 2023
Retirees and investors may still be flocking to Florida to find that “perfect life” or great investment opportunity, but unless more insurance regulation bills are written and passed, or more insu…

EDITORIAL: A wondrous little school, a rare opportunity for our children

June 1, 2023
This week is one I have been dreading and looking forward to all at the same time. The youngest of my five children will be graduating from The Island School and moving on to bigger things. This w…

ECOWATCH: The North Atlantic Right Whale extinction bound

February 23, 2023
“Most whales and dolphins will be subjected to 3.5 million instances of temporary and/or permanent hearing loss. For species that depend on hearing for survival, to find food, migrate an…

GUEST EDITORIAL: FWC makes several announcements after meetings

February 23, 2023
SUBMITTED BY THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION Commissioners with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to take bold steps to protect Fl…