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Clear Your Gear: Campaign to decrease hook-related injuries to pelicans

April 21, 2014 When Beverly McKee visited Sanibel Island in 2013 she had never expected to be part of a rescue operation for an injured brown pelican. more »»

 
 
 

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Sundial to move forward with retail food market

April 21, 2014 After three decades, the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa will reestablish a retail food market inside its 1,006 square-foot tennis pro shop building. more »»

CROW elects new board members, discusses 2013 at annual meeting

April 21, 2014 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife held its annual meeting on Friday, March 28 at the Visitor Education Center on Sanibel Island. more »»

Subject Area Teachers of the Year announced

April 21, 2014 The School District of Lee County has announced its outstanding Subject Area Teachers of the Year, selected for the 2013-2014 school year: * Athletic Director: David Burns from Fort Myers High *... more »»

Island Democrats to host author Claire Connor

April 21, 2014 Author Claire Connor will discuss her family’s involvement with the John Birch Society and how she came to write the book Wrapped in the Flag, at the regular meeting of the Democratic Club of the... more »»

News from around the region

Clawson cruises to victory

April 22, 2014 After weeks of heated campaigning, only one Republican was left standing Tuesday night to continue on in the race for the District 19 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. more »»

Eagle faces DUI charge; says police report is not a 'complete and accurate picture of the events'

April 22, 2014 A representative for Cape Coral in the Florida House is accused of driving under the influence. Republican Rep. more »»

Red, White & Boom lives on

April 22, 2014 Red, White & Boom will live on through the guidance of the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department. more »»

First results: Clawson in the lead

April 22, 2014 FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Curt Clawson has taken the early lead in the District 19 special Republican primary to replace a southwest Florida congressman who resigned after a cocaine arres. more »»

Updated: Rep. Dane Eagle arrested on DUI charges

April 22, 2014 Updated: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cape Coral's representative in the Florida Legislature is facing drunken driving charges after he was arrested in Tallahassee. The Tallahassee Police say Rep. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Island Cotillion welcomes new members at 'Country Hoedown'

April 21, 2014 The Island Cotillion held a Country Hoedown Dance on April 2 at the Sanctuary Golf and Country Club. It was hosted by Jo and Gene Hardy, Peggy and Chuck Hogg, and Andrea Gainer. more »»

Local artist takes 1st at 'Ding' Upcycle! Art Festival

April 18, 2014 Jonas Stirner is a heavy metal artist. Really heavy. One of his iron sculptures stands taller than a basketball player and weighs hundreds of pound. more »»

Sanibel Secrets: Joe Mondelli

April 17, 2014 In 2000, Joe Mondelli and his family wanted to make a change. He chose to leave behind his roots in Medford, NJ, and move his family to Sanibel. Now owner of John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. more »»

'Ding' Darling to talk trash for Earth Day at the Refuge

April 14, 2014 'Ding' Darling is going to do some serious, and fun, trash talking on Earth Day this year. more »»

Remodeled CCA building unveiled

April 11, 2014 Janey Symington attended the public debut of the renovated Captiva Civic Association Building at CCA's Spring Social and General Membership meeting on April 2. more »»

Business

Chamber hosts SanCap Gateway Center ribbon cutting

April 21, 2014 The Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new SanCap Gateway Center on April 2. more »»

Sundial to move forward with retail food market

April 21, 2014 After three decades, the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa will reestablish a retail food market inside its 1,006 square-foot tennis pro shop building. more »»

San-Cap Trust Company appoints Marcelli to Board

April 21, 2014 Marcelli, a resident of Gulfport, Fla., worked for Merrill Lynch in various capacities for 32 years where she was one of the first women field manager. more »»

Grande Dames Tea raises $35,575 for PACE

April 21, 2014 PACE Center for Girls of Lee County raised $35,575 at the Sixth Annual Grande Dames Tea April 4 at the Broadway Palm in Fort Myer. more »»

Tarpon Bay Explorers add new staff for busy season

April 21, 2014 With the busy tourist season extending through Easter, Tarpon Bay Explorers’ expanded employee base is meeting the challenge. As the official concessionaire for the J.N. more »»

Obituaries

Roni Jo Freer

April 21, 2014 Roni Jo Freer, 74, passed away peacefully at The Lodge at Cypress Cove on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born in Harrisville, Mich., she was a long-time resident of Sanibel Island, Fla. more »»

Ray Rizzo

April 21, 2014 Ray Rizzo, husband of Darlene Rizzo, died at Health Park Medical Center on March 31, 2014. He was born Jan. 9, 1928 in Chicago, Il. more »»

John Kenneth Wilson Slater

April 21, 2014 John Kenneth Wilson Slater passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Shell Point Hospice. He was born on Sept. 29, 1941 in Rochester, Penn. more »»

Robert Ulrich

April 21, 2014 Robert Ulrich, 95, of Estero, Fla., formerly of Sanibel, Fla., died on March 14, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. He was born on March 25, 1918 in Jersey City, N.J. more »»

William Mercer Allen II

April 11, 2014 William was born Nov. 15, 1915 in Glendale, Ohio, son of Rhoda Van Nes Allen and Stanley Woodruff Allen. The chimes at Christ Church Glendale were first rung to announce his birth. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: A Passover opportunity for all

April 21, 2014 For Jews the world over, the festival of Passover -- our celebration of the Israelite’s leaving Egypt -- began on Monday night, April 14. more »»

Rotary Happenings

April 21, 2014 Some things never go as planned. more »»

Editorial: A key primary

April 14, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahea. more »»

Faces on Faith: Why is Hollywood Preaching?

April 11, 2014 Has anyone noticed what is happening at theaters this Spring? I have never seen such a surge of films dealing with spiritual questions as we are witnessing right now. more »»

Guest Commentary: Battle of Lake 'O' backpumping over after 11 years

April 11, 2014 In a landmark ruling on March 28, U.S. District Judge Kenneth . more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: NOAA, not just a foul-weather coastal friend

April 21, 2014 Coastal residents may only know about NOAA -- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- at the worst of times, say, when the National Hurricane Center is talking about a major storm... more »»

We need to enforce rules on shared path

April 21, 2014 To the editor: When a bicyclist is on a road in Sanibel the rider must obey all vehicular laws, rules, and regulation. more »»

Helmets on my mind

April 11, 2014 To the editor: The bike path is jammed. Lots of families, in long, unruly lines. And so many with not a single helmet. more »»

The 2014 Lions Craft Fair

April 11, 2014 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Lions would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their generous support of the 2014 Lions Craft Fair silent auction and raffles. more »»

Thank you for the beautiful flag pole

April 7, 2014 To the editor: We would like to thank all of the individuals and organizations who finally erected our beautiful flag pole/cell phone tower. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Eagles take on Gators at 'Sanibel Night'

April 11, 2014 On Tuesday, April 15 is “Sanibel Night” at the Florida Gulf Coast University baseball game. Game time is 6:30 p.m. versus rival University of Florida Gators. more »»

Sanibel Fishing Club to focus on injuries to birds and animals

April 7, 2014 On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding it’s monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow to gift $10,000 for children's ultrasounds

April 7, 2014 Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is honored to announce a very special gift to benefit children in Southwest Florida who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving treatment at Golisano... more »»

White B Tennis Team wins their division

April 7, 2014 The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club’s Men’s White B Tennis Team won the Men's 50 Plus Tennis League of Lee County White B flight championship. more »»

Trailways Camp offers experiences for islanders with special needs

April 7, 2014 Sanibel resident Jeremy Flickinger recently attended a session of the Trailways Cam. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings Resorts offers garden tour 04-23

The Tropical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings Resort is overflowing with many unusual, exotic, and native tropical plants. Join our master gardener, Anita Marshall for a two hour walking tour open to the public. This is a must see for plant lovers and garden club. more »


 
 
 
 
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