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Seahorse Festival to be held this weekend

April 27, 2016 The annual Seahorse Festival will bring the grounds of The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club to life this weekend with an assortment of activities for children and parents. more »»

 
 
 

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Seahorse Festival to be held this weekend

April 27, 2016 The annual Seahorse Festival will bring the grounds of The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club to life this weekend with an assortment of activities for children and parents. more »»

A collaboration of four Sanibel environmentally-friendly groups brings summer camp to life

April 27, 2016 For four days, youth entering the sixth and seventh grades from Sanibel, Captiva and Cape Coral, will have the opportunity to learn to how to become environmental stewards and experience how the... more »»

Blind Pass stakeholders learn details of inlet study

April 27, 2016 The picture of the current Blind Pass inlet management study is much more clearer for the Sanibel-Captiva residents who are affected everyday by the ever-changing pas. more »»

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle release a rarity for CROW

April 27, 2016 It was a quick turnaround from red tide poisoning for a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, which was released Friday morning back into the wild at “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge. more »»

13-year-old publishes another book

April 27, 2016 A young writer, who recently had a book-signing at MacIntosh Books, finds her inspiration from all over when sitting down to write her novels. "I've been writing for as long as I can remember. more »»

News from around the region

Students earn Mayor’s Scholarship Fund awards

April 29, 2016 Know your moral compass, be kind, there is no such thing as failure, push boundaries, know what your worth, live for the present and dream bi. more »»

5th Annual Water Safety Day May 7

April 29, 2016 The Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral Fire Department and Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department have partnered with a number of companies and organizations from the community for the 5th... more »»

Oasis High among top schools in the nation

April 29, 2016 There has been a lot to brag about these days for the Cape Coral Charter School system. And on Friday, there was one more feather to be added to their cap. Oasis High School has landed at No. more »»

CCPD investigating break-in at Cape church

April 29, 2016 On April 26, 2016, the Cape Coral Police Department responded to a past-occurred burglary located at 151 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral According to a report from the CCPD, detectives made contact... more »»

Excellence in Education: Teachers, students, honored

April 29, 2016 The Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce got the best teachers and students from all the Cape Coral area schools together Monday to celebrate their accomplishments. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp judging to be held at ‘Ding’

April 20, 2016 In celebration of Earth Day, Friday, April 22, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the 2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp judging in the Visitor & Education Center. more »»

Lawrence Block shares insight on development of his characters

April 20, 2016 Author Lawrence Block humored a large crowd at the Sanibel Public Library last Tuesday during the final night of this season’s Author Series. “I was always good at putting words on paper. more »»

F.I.S.H. Benefit Concert series grand finale April 19

April 13, 2016 The F.I.S.H. Benefit Concert series will wrapping the season up in grand finale fashion April 19, at George and Wendy’s Seafood Grill from 6-7:30 p.m. more »»

BIG ARTS’ Rauschenberg Celebration featured artists’ work and life

April 13, 2016 For the three days of April 4-7, fortunate artists who signed up for BIG ARTS’ Robert Rauschenberg Celebration week were able to experience fully what the famed artist was about, both on canvas and... more »»

Unique art movement continues in Southwest Florida

April 6, 2016 The love of painting and drawing grabbed a hold of one artist, creating an adventure through school, traveling and eventually starting a company in Southwest Florida that unites artistic individuals... more »»

Business

Multiple awards presented during Chamber's annual meeting

April 27, 2016 Many thanks were shared, as well as awards presented, during the annual meeting of the Islands of Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa last wee. more »»

Tower Gallery features 24 local artists

March 30, 2016 After spending its first 10 years at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, Tower Gallery moved to the island providing a cooperative gallery, now featuring 24 artists in an old house located on Tarpon Bay... more »»

New author stops at MacIntosh Books

March 30, 2016 The love that blossomed from an internship initially created a writing bug for one North Carolina resident, eventually resulting in her first published book last May. more »»

Working out the body and mind

March 23, 2016 The best workout an individual can do is one in which addresses each mind, body and sou. more »»

Sanibel Beauty Salon celebrates 65 years

March 23, 2016 This Friday, Sanibel Beauty Salon will celebrate its 65th anniversary of “Sanibel’s first and finest to the newest and coolest” salon serving the community. more »»

Obituaries

Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle

April 8, 2016 Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle, journalist, poet, and World War II veteran, 95, died peacefully at her home in Los Altos, CA, on April 3, 2016, in the company of her younger daughter, Frances Dorsett... more »»

Barbara B. Johnson

February 26, 2016 Barbara B. Johnson passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 after a brief hospital stay. She was born on November 4, 1916 in Ohio, the daughter of Bertha Beckwith and Elbe Johnson. more »»

James C. Bird

February 18, 2016 James C. Bird, 74, of Sanibel, FL passed away on February 15, 2016. Service February 20, 2016 11AM at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Sanibel. more »»

Dr. D. Ray Hostetter

February 17, 2016 Dr. D. Ray Hostetter, lifetime Christian Educator and beloved husband and father died on February 12th at the age of 88 at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida. more »»

Stanley H. Goldmann

February 4, 2016 Stanley H. Goldmann 84, of Sanibel, FL passed away on February 3, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: The Herb Strauss Story: A Tale of Courage and Commitment

April 27, 2016 As you all know, Sanibel has a theater named after Herb  Strauss. Not too many people remember who Herb Strauss was. I remember. I’m proud to say that Herb Strauss was a friend of mine. more »»

Living Sanibel: American crow and fish crow can live to be 14 years old

April 27, 2016 American Crow The only place where the American crow is uncommon is along the coast, where it is often replaced by the fish crow, a slightly smaller, but similar species. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Ixora has more than 300 species of shrubs and trees

April 27, 2016 Plant Subject: Ixora (Ixora hybrids) First impression: Bright, lipstick red, slender tubes that end with four petals. more »»

Poetic License: *Vitreous Floater: Stranger In My Eye

April 27, 2016 (to the tune of Strangers in the Night) Stranger in my eye, Exchanging glances, Wandering side to side With floating dances, From inside my eye Across my sight you glid. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Habitat for Humanity on Rotary’s agenda

April 27, 2016 Food, Shelter, and Clothing are the basic needs of life. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Activists shut down fracking with fear

April 27, 2016 Fear just secured another victor. more »»

Does Civic Core really fit in the Sanibel Plan?

April 20, 2016 To the editor: I am wondering if anyone else caught the irony in two of the front page articles last week? The headliner... more »»

F.I.S.H. appreciative of residents and visitors on Sanibel

April 20, 2016 To the editor: Thank you Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors. Thank you Sanibel and Captiva businesses and foundations. more »»

Where kindness is needed

April 20, 2016 To the editor: I was riding my bike home from the theater. The bike light pierced the dark with authority. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sales tax referendum?

April 13, 2016 The School District of Lee County is, indeed, a large organization. We are, depending on when you look, either the first or second largest employer in Lee County along with Lee Memorial Health System. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Tarpon are moving into area waters

April 27, 2016 For the most part, the week brought us decent weather allowing anglers to go after a host of species both inshore and off. We had a few windy days but also days with calm seas and plenty of sunshin. more »»

On the Water: It was a mixed week out on the water

April 20, 2016 Over the past week, anglers encountered some great days of fishing along with a few difficult day. more »»

On the Water: Big trout inshore and grouper offshore

April 13, 2016 The first week of April rolled through with warm weather that included windy days and days with calm seas. Anglers had good opportunities for inshore fishing and a few good days offshore. more »»

On the Water: April is a great month for fishing

April 6, 2016 April, what a great month to enjoy the waters around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. The windy days of March will hopefully give way to sunny, mild days (not too hot, not too cold). more »»

On the Water: March brings a jump-start to spring fishing

March 9, 2016 The first two months of 2016 kicked off with record rainfall and some pretty cold temperatures for Southwest Florida. more »»

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