Editorial


No one wants to wake up in the morgue

December 6, 2019
■ BY MARCY SHORTUSE As many of you know, we had a rather unusual situation at the north end of the island at the end of October, relating to a deceased woman found on the beach. It is always sad wh…

A Thanksgiving ‘thanks’ for the grub

December 6, 2019
To the Editor: Many thanks to the iguana trapper, George Cera, and his family for providing a delicious meal to the on-duty Boca Grande Park Ranger on Thanksgiving Day. This was an unexpected treat…

Red tide report …

November 29, 2019
In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to medium concentrations in Sarasota County, low to high concentrations in Charlotte County, very low to high concentra…

Happy tarpon news from Englewood

November 29, 2019
To the Editor: Last Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:45 a.m. it was a beautiful, crisp and sunny morning at Lemon Bay Conservancy’s renowned Wildflower Preserve. While most folks were sleeping in or enjoying…

Beware of holiday scams

November 22, 2019
To the Editor: As online shopping activity increases in anticipation of the holiday season, thefts of packages from front porches unfortunately increase as well. These thieves, also known as “porch…

Is blockage of the Promenade a sign of sociopolitical entropy? It appears to be so.

November 22, 2019
To the Editor: If no permit is required to place rocks on the Promenade, is it fair to assume that no permit is required to rearrange said rocks? Perhaps in a way which makes it easier for people t…

Red tide report

November 22, 2019
In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to high concentrations in Sarasota County, very low to high concentrations in and/or offshore of Charlotte County, back…

K. brevis found in his concentrations in Charlotte, Lee counties

November 15, 2019
In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to high concentrations in Sarasota County, medium to high concentrations in Charlotte County, background to high concen…

Many thanks to those who made our book sale a success

November 15, 2019
To the Editor: Each spring and fall, the Johann Fust Library Foundation conducts a used book sale in the library loggia. Island residents turn out in the hundreds to shop for books. The proceeds fr…

Thank you, Lee County, for cleaning the beaches

November 15, 2019
To the Editor: I would like to thank Director Jesse Lavender, Lee County Parks and Recreation, Joe Weir, Lee County Parks and Recreation, and our Rangers Jesse Kanuch and Dan Kacynski for the amazi…