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Letters to the Editor


Summer camp kids say ‘thank you’ to Woman’s Club, community with beach access cleanup day

June 29, 2018
To the Editor: Our Boca Grande Community Center Summer Camp kids wanted to say “Thank You” to the island and especially the Boca Grande Woman’s Club for their sincere generosity in creating a fun, …

Clarification regarding last week’s story

June 29, 2018
To the Editor: Marcy, I really enjoyed your article, “Where is our clean water?” Thank you. But the assertions about the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow contradict facts I’ve gathered from ornithologist…

Englewood Community Care Clinic holds free cancer screenings

June 29, 2018
To the Editor: Thanks so much to the Board of Directors of Project Detect, Inc. for their generous contribution of $3,000 that will fund cancer screenings for patients at the Englewood Community Ca…

Participation in Gulf Reef Fish Survey improves fishery Management

June 22, 2018
■ BY MICHELLE KERR, FWC Faster access to data. Improved fisheries estimates. More-informed decision-making. We want to thank you for making the Gulf Reef Fish Survey a success. Your participation h…

July 6 – 8 hunt and taste invasive lionfish at derby

June 22, 2018
To the Editor: Join Mote Marine Laboratory for the fifth annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby, an environmentally friendly event that invites scuba divers to harvest this invasive species and allows the …

See a whale shark? Let a scientist know

June 15, 2018
To the Editor: Mote Marine Laboratory received a report of five whale sharks — Earth’s largest fish species — about 40 miles off Anna Maria Island last weekend, and Mote scientists are asking membe…

A little more info on school resource officers

June 15, 2018
To the Editor: Our community has proved time and again that we will stand together to face a challenge or fulfill a need. There is no more important need than the safety and security of our childre…

In response to saying goodbye to My Halo

June 8, 2018
To the Editor: This is in response to the letter to the editor regarding the recent exit of our local private-pay assistants from My Halo. Many thanks go out to Michael and Grace and their team for…

Many thanks for the support

June 8, 2018
To the Editor: I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their cards, love, and support. Thank you especially for the amazing orchids, they were Bob’s favorite. I don’t think he tr…

Recreational red snapper season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters

June 8, 2018
To the Editor: The recreational red snapper season will start June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 20, closing July 21. This year and next year are unique compared …