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Island club set to host annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

February 19, 2019 This weekend, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will cook up and serve thousands of meatballs, hundreds of pounds of spaghetti and dozens of gallons of marinara sauce in a long-standing tradition. more »»

 
 
 

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Island club set to host annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

February 19, 2019 This weekend, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will cook up and serve thousands of meatballs, hundreds of pounds of spaghetti and dozens of gallons of marinara sauce in a long-standing tradition. more »»

SCCF to get fire district's old pick-up

February 19, 2019 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission approved donating a surplus truck to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at its meeting, as well as requested a report on response time. more »»

Refuge plans tour, more for National Wildlife Day

February 19, 2019 Adding to its list of recognized days like National Public Lands Day and World Oceans Day, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will mark another day with activities for the public. more »»

Fire district updates health insurance to address retirees' spouses

February 19, 2019 The Captiva Island Fire Control District's commissioners approved a clarification to the department's health insurance policy relating to retired employees and their spouses during its recent meeting. more »»

SCUCC to host annual Almost Spring Bazaar this weekend

February 19, 2019 An island church is set for its annual seasonal sale, and the public is encouraged to stop by. The Almost Spring Bazaar will be held on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.. more »»

News from around the region

Former Cape teacher sentenced to prison for sexual activity with student

February 18, 2019 A former basketball coach and teacher at Mariner High School has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for having sex with a student. more »»

Cape Coral UEP road closures, week of Feb. 18:

February 18, 2019 City of Cape Coral Utilities Extension Project road closures for the week of Fe. more »»

CCPD: Man violates injunction for stalking to wish woman a happy Valentine's Day

February 15, 2019 A North Fort Myers man remained in the Lee County Jail Friday afternoon after police say he violated an injunction for stalking by breaking into a woman's home in the dead of night to wish her a... more »»

CCPD to seek threat-related costs

February 14, 2019 Despite the numerous public service announcements throughout the county and in all schools encompassing the District of Lee County, students continue to make “fake threats” against peers and... more »»

Merchant Marine memorial coming to Eco Park

February 14, 2019 Eco Park in Cape Coral is slated to welcome a new edition to its veteran monuments dedicated to branches of the military and times of war. more »»

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Island club set to host annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

February 19, 2019 This weekend, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will cook up and serve thousands of meatballs, hundreds of pounds of spaghetti and dozens of gallons of marinara sauce in a long-standing tradition. more »»

Refuge plans tour, more for National Wildlife Day

February 19, 2019 Adding to its list of recognized days like National Public Lands Day and World Oceans Day, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will mark another day with activities for the public. more »»

SCUCC to host annual Almost Spring Bazaar this weekend

February 19, 2019 An island church is set for its annual seasonal sale, and the public is encouraged to stop by. The Almost Spring Bazaar will be held on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.. more »»

The American Legion

February 19, 2019 The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Feb. 21: Open Mic Night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Feb. 17: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

February 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

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Island club set to host annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner

February 19, 2019 This weekend, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will cook up and serve thousands of meatballs, hundreds of pounds of spaghetti and dozens of gallons of marinara sauce in a long-standing tradition. more »»

SCCF to get fire district's old pick-up

February 19, 2019 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission approved donating a surplus truck to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at its meeting, as well as requested a report on response time. more »»

Refuge plans tour, more for National Wildlife Day

February 19, 2019 Adding to its list of recognized days like National Public Lands Day and World Oceans Day, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will mark another day with activities for the public. more »»

Fire district updates health insurance to address retirees' spouses

February 19, 2019 The Captiva Island Fire Control District's commissioners approved a clarification to the department's health insurance policy relating to retired employees and their spouses during its recent meeting. more »»

SCUCC to host annual Almost Spring Bazaar this weekend

February 19, 2019 An island church is set for its annual seasonal sale, and the public is encouraged to stop by. The Almost Spring Bazaar will be held on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.. more »»

Obituaries

William Edward Klier Jr

February 19, 2019 William Edward Klier, Jr., 77, of Sanibel FL, passed away February 18, 2019.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are assisting with the arrangements. more »»

Suzanne Patterson Buhrman

February 15, 2019 Suzanne Patterson Buhrman, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI, Mullett Lake, MI, and Sanibel, FL, died January 4, 2019 in Holland, MI. more »»

Mary Starkweather Cramer

February 13, 2019 Cramer, Mary Starkweather, Age 88, a resident of Fort Myers, Florida, died peacefully on December 2, 2018 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Preceded in death by husband of 60 years Arthur A. Cramer, Jr. more »»

Armen Gederian

February 6, 2019 Armen Gederian, 87, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Sanibel FL., passed away on February 2, 2019. Arrangements under the direction of National Cremation and Burial, visit www.nationalcremation. more »»

Barry Litofsky

February 1, 2019 Barry Litofsky, a 20+ year resident of Sanibel, passed away on January 30, 2019 at the age of 77. Mr. more »»

Local Columns

LOSOM is an important tool for near-term relief to coastal estuaries

February 19, 2019 The relationship between water quality and Florida’s economy has never been more apparent than it is toda. more »»

Why the state of the Caloosahatchee matters to the refuge

February 19, 2019 Lake Okeechobee is often criticized as a source of the pollution that periodically surrounds the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Annual Arts, Crafts Festival comes and goes

February 19, 2019 Our major fundraiser — the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Festival — has come and gone. more »»

Faces on Faith: Bidden or unbidden, God is here

February 19, 2019 A recent gathering of two of my siblings, brothers I hadn’t seen in years, resulted in a fascinating discussion around the dinner table. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week on the water

February 19, 2019 Other than a couple foggy mornings and afternoons, the weather was decent all week. Up to the weekend light winds allowed boats big and small to venture offshore into Gulf waters. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Shell Love Bug issue is still unresolved

February 19, 2019 To the editor: An article on Feb. 5, 2019, in a local publication gave the misleading impression that the issue of ownership of the Shell love Bug has been resolved in the favor of Lee Count. more »»

Recipe for island's rabbit problem

February 19, 2019 To the editor: The island overrun by rabbits? Well, it has spread to The Islander. Rabbits on four pages before you even get to the rabbit sharing a page with the rabbi. more »»

Put support behind governor's programs

February 13, 2019 To the editor: Upon taking office, Gov. DeSantis laid out a plan to improve the water quality. more »»

Spectacular accomplishments from Trump

February 6, 2019 To the editor: There continues to be much noise in Congress about the possible impeachment of President Donald Trum. more »»

Rabbits taking over the island

February 6, 2019 To the editor: Parts of the island are currently being invaded by swarms of rabbits. They are destroying much of the vegetation. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Refuge plans tour, more for National Wildlife Day

February 19, 2019 Adding to its list of recognized days like National Public Lands Day and World Oceans Day, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will mark another day with activities for the public. more »»

Let's go

February 19, 2019 The Sanibel Health Fair will be held Feb. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Center 4 Life. more »»

Island Calendar

February 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Triple tail catch, release

February 18, 2019 Ron Kenoyer, general manager of Shell Island Beach Club on Sanibel, recently caught and released a triple tail while on a Sea Reed Charter. more »»

Let's go

February 13, 2019 The city of Sanibel and Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host an open house on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 02-20

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings offers 90-minute walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.Cost is $5 per person, plus tax; check in at the front office.Reservations required at 239-472-4119. more »


 
 
 
 
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