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On the Beach: Annual Octifest to raise funds for youth outreach, programming

February 21, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School is getting ready for its major fundraiser, which supports outreach programs for at-risk landlocked youth, a scholarship program and its newest addition — free camps on holidays. more »»

 
 
 

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On the Beach: Annual Octifest to raise funds for youth outreach, programming

February 21, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School is getting ready for its major fundraiser, which supports outreach programs for at-risk landlocked youth, a scholarship program and its newest addition — free camps on holidays. more »»

Super Slam is first sanctioned island tourney

February 21, 2018 Called the fastest-growing sport in America, pickleball is spreading like wildfire from community to community and islanders have an opportunity to check out an official tournament this weeken. more »»

San-Cap America’s Boating Club honored for civic service

February 21, 2018 A Sanibel-Captiva organization has been named as one of 10 recipients for a national award. more »»

Kiwanis Club to host 38th annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday

February 21, 2018 This weekend, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will cook up and serve over 3,500 meatballs, more than 250 pounds of spaghetti and about 80 gallons of marinara sauce in a long-standing traditio. more »»

Fundraiser to feature tour of four island homes

February 16, 2018 An older remodel, and a new construction; within proximity of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and across from the Gulf of Mexico. Four island homes — each one special. more »»

News from around the region

Cape Coral Arts Studio to re-open

February 22, 2018 The Cape Coral Arts Studio was one of many places damaged by Hurricane Irma in September. Since then, they have been forced to improvise in the way they operated and held classes. more »»

Amber alert issued for Cape child abducted from school

February 22, 2018 An Amber Alert has been issued for an 8-year-old girl police say was abducted from Oasis Elementary School by a man claiming to be her father. more »»

Sister Act: Show to Raise funds for Mayors Schoalrship Fund

February 22, 2018 A fun filled evening complete with cocktails, dinner and a show will take place Thursday, March 8, to raise funds for the Cape Coral Mayors Scholarship Fund. more »»

1960s Decade Party to benefit Animal Shelter

February 22, 2018 A Decades Party will be held for the fourth year to help support the Cape Coral Animal Shelter at the Wicked Dolphin Distiller. more »»

Cape Coral Police Department honors volunteers

February 22, 2018 Do you ever wonder how the police get so much done? With a large team of volunteers backing up its world-class local law enforcement agency, it’s no wonder Cape Coral is the second safest city in... more »»

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On the Beach: Annual Octifest to raise funds for youth outreach, programming

February 21, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School is getting ready for its major fundraiser, which supports outreach programs for at-risk landlocked youth, a scholarship program and its newest addition — free camps on holidays. more »»

Super Slam is first sanctioned island tourney

February 21, 2018 Called the fastest-growing sport in America, pickleball is spreading like wildfire from community to community and islanders have an opportunity to check out an official tournament this weeken. more »»

Kiwanis Club to host 38th annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday

February 21, 2018 This weekend, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will cook up and serve over 3,500 meatballs, more than 250 pounds of spaghetti and about 80 gallons of marinara sauce in a long-standing traditio. more »»

Fundraiser to feature tour of four island homes

February 16, 2018 An older remodel, and a new construction; within proximity of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and across from the Gulf of Mexico. Four island homes — each one special. more »»

San-Cap Rotary Club to host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair this weekend

February 16, 2018 Marking its 35th year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will bring more than 100 top-notch artists and crafters to the islands to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind... more »»

Business

On the Beach: Annual Octifest to raise funds for youth outreach, programming

February 21, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School is getting ready for its major fundraiser, which supports outreach programs for at-risk landlocked youth, a scholarship program and its newest addition — free camps on holidays. more »»

Super Slam is first sanctioned island tourney

February 21, 2018 Called the fastest-growing sport in America, pickleball is spreading like wildfire from community to community and islanders have an opportunity to check out an official tournament this weeken. more »»

San-Cap America’s Boating Club honored for civic service

February 21, 2018 A Sanibel-Captiva organization has been named as one of 10 recipients for a national award. more »»

Kiwanis Club to host 38th annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday

February 21, 2018 This weekend, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will cook up and serve over 3,500 meatballs, more than 250 pounds of spaghetti and about 80 gallons of marinara sauce in a long-standing traditio. more »»

Fundraiser to feature tour of four island homes

February 16, 2018 An older remodel, and a new construction; within proximity of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and across from the Gulf of Mexico. Four island homes — each one special. more »»

Obituaries

Richard J Chocol

February 14, 2018 Richard J. Chocol peacefully passed November 27th, 201. more »»

Caleb Brown Hurtt

February 13, 2018 Caleb Brown Hurtt of Naples, Florida and Vail, Colorado passed away on February 9, 2018. He was 86 years old. Caleb was born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1931. more »»

Thomas Martin Heike Ehlers

February 1, 2018 Thomas Martin Heike Ehlers died in Fort Myers, Florida, on June 8th, 2017. Tom was born on February 5th, 1937 in Worthington, Minnesota, to Genevieve and Martin Ehler. more »»

Alfred W Roepstorff

January 25, 2018 Alfred W. Roepstorff (Al) peacefully passed away on January 19, 2018 and was welcomed into Heaven by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. more »»

Patricia Norwood Trowbridge Ericksen

January 25, 2018 ESTERO, FL ­ Patricia Norwood Trowbridge Ericksen, 80, of Estero, Florida passed away on January 16, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida. more »»

Local Columns

Center 4 Life options: Some thoughts and questions

January 26, 2018 A casualty of Hurricane Irma was the cancellation of a city council public workshop to discuss options for the deteriorating Center 4 Life facility, previously known as the Sanibel Senior Center. more »»

On the Water: A very cold start to the new year

January 17, 2018 For the better part of the past week cold, weather shut down fishing. Strong north winds delivering the coldest temperatures we have seen in a few years made it pretty miserable on the water. more »»

Rotary Happenings: San-Cap Rotary helping to support neighborhood revitalization

January 17, 2018 There was a lot of energy in the room at the last Rotary Club meeting — don’t know if it was the weather outside or the blast of snowbird Rotarians returning for season. more »»

Faces on Faith: GOD’S mothering love

January 17, 2018 In l888, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, first used the term Father-Mother to describe God. more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

January 17, 2018 Now that we’re into 2018, isn’t it time you reviewed all the New Year’s resolutions you made during your inebriated state on New Year’s Eve? Weren’t some of them a bit too ambitious and truly out of... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Action, not sentiment, needed

February 21, 2018 To the editor: Congressman Rooney’s early response to the Parkland school massacre in which 17 students and staff lost their lives, was a sentiment-free meme on Facebook that parroted the overworked... more »»

Thank you for the support

February 16, 2018 To the editor: A big thank you to all who attended the 2018 Sanibel/Captiva Heart Walk! Together, we raised over $30,000 to support the lifesaving work and research of the American Heart... more »»

America schools are failing our children

February 16, 2018 To the editor: In a December issue of the Reporter-Islander, I saw a negative comment about Betsy DeVos, our education secretary. Teachers and their unions are very opposed to charter schools. more »»

Thank you, Community House

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Folks do things well on Sanibel. Ranking high on the list is the rehab of our historic Community Hous. more »»

Enough asphalt in paradise

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Anybody else remember Joni Mitchell’s song, “Pave Paradise, put up a Parking Lot”? When does it end … now we have a preponderance of asphalt, both on bike trails and parking lots. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Super Slam is first sanctioned island tourney

February 21, 2018 Called the fastest-growing sport in America, pickleball is spreading like wildfire from community to community and islanders have an opportunity to check out an official tournament this weeken. more »»

Charter fishing for families during cooler months

February 16, 2018 While the winter months may not seem like the perfect time for fishing the Pine Island Sound to the east of Captiva Island, it may be the ideal situation for families looking for fun and relaxation. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling gets a spot in nationwide documentary project

February 8, 2018 A National Geographic journalist and photographer recently made stops at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Cayo Costa and more as part of a five-year documentary project. Dr. more »»

Sanibel Sea School set to register youths for summer programs

February 8, 2018 Registration for the Sanibel Sea School’s summer camps is scheduled to open this weekend. On Feb. more »»

‘101 Things to Do’ author to speak at Captiva Memorial Library

January 31, 2018 A recently published book on the dozens of known and not-so-known things to do on Captiva and Sanibel, as well as the surrounding areas, will be highlighted at the Captiva Memorial Library. more »»

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