Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander to the Editoren-usTue, 23 May 2017 18:17:20 EDTTue, 23 May 2017 18:17:20 EDT Commentary: Sanibel Captiva Trust provides current economic outlook as we were getting comfortable with a "new normal" of lower growth potential following the "great recession" of 2008-2009 and an interest rate environment of "lower for longer," along comes the surprise upset election of Donald Trump and the...Wed, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 EDTWe must be mindful of how our actions affect the environment the editor: I am responding to Mr. Dick Hasselman's letter, which was published in your April 19 issue - an alarming choice, I thought, particularly so close to Earth Day in our "Sanctuary Island" newspaper.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTIs there a second planet earth? the editor: Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Without question this is the worst Earth Day in history.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTPlastic bags do have uses the editor: In a recent article, a writer advocated a ban on plastic bags, on the basis that they can be swallowed by whales and other marine and land mammals.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDTA card of thanks the editor: Sanibel Uncorked! The 2017 Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success held by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club at Lily & Co., Jewelers.Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT