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State finds use of force justified in Sanibel officer-involved shooting

January 22, 2018 The State Attorney's Office has found the use of deadly force by two Sanibel police officers and a deputy sheriff justified in the 2016 officer-involved shooting on Sanibel. more »»

 
 
 

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State finds use of force justified in Sanibel officer-involved shooting

January 22, 2018 The State Attorney's Office has found the use of deadly force by two Sanibel police officers and a deputy sheriff justified in the 2016 officer-involved shooting on Sanibel. more »»

'Ding' Darling reports on impact of government shutdown

January 22, 2018 With guidance from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island announced on Jan. more »»

Sanibel Public Library to close in preparation for continuing renovation

January 19, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported today that the Sanibel Public Library is embarking on Phase II of the Your Library Reimagined project. more »»

Island Inn Road reopens to pedestrian, bicycle traffic

January 19, 2018 The city of Sanibel announced today that that the stretch of Island Inn Road immediately west of Tarpon Bay Road has been reopened for pedestrian and bicycle use only. more »»

Island vacationer hopes to find her mother's lost wedding band

January 18, 2018 A woman who recently visited Sanibel and Captiva is asking for the community's help to hopefully locate her mother's wedding band that she lost during the trip. Karen Horetsky, from Middleton, Pa. more »»

News from around the region

Groundbreaking for Southeast 47th Terrace

January 18, 2018 The city of Cape Coral’s goal of making Southeast 47th Terrace a destination for people looking to dine, drink, shop and have fun came a step closer Thursda. more »»

Cape seeks state funding for reservoir pipeline

January 18, 2018 Last year’s drought was a real eye opener for Cape Coral officials struggling to keep enough water in city canals to be able to fight fires and for residents to water their lawns. more »»

Driver fatally injured after crashing into school building identifed as a Fort Myers teen

January 18, 2018 A driver who was fatally injured after he crashed into a Fort Myers school late Wednesday afternoon has been identified as a Fort Myers teen. more »»

School District to consider half cent sales tax plan

January 18, 2018 The Lee County School District is expected to consider a sales tax initiative on Tuesday. more »»

Cape Coral Construction Industry Association’s annual exhibit starts this weekend

January 18, 2018 Every year, the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association highlights new homes at every price point, from starters to those in the seven-figure range. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sanibel Public Library to close in preparation for continuing renovation

January 19, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported today that the Sanibel Public Library is embarking on Phase II of the Your Library Reimagined project. more »»

Sanibel Community House Fine Art Festival to feature over 50 artists

January 17, 2018 Dozens of artists will have their work on display during an annual festival set for Jan. 19-20. more »»

Lunch and design ideas offered during workshops at Community House

January 17, 2018 Join Decorating Den Interiors once a month through April for a special afternoon luncheon and workshop at The Community House. more »»

Harry Maurer to provide comedy, magic at Community House event

January 17, 2018 An interest in becoming an architect slowly shifted when the would-be designer discovered that magic opportunities were always present and so much more fun. more »»

Tower Gallery holds art show to benefit Zonta

January 10, 2018 To help raise money for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Tower Gallery will hold its Tower Gives Back event Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 9 p.. more »»

Business

'Ding' Darling reports on impact of government shutdown

January 22, 2018 With guidance from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island announced on Jan. more »»

Sanibel Public Library to close in preparation for continuing renovation

January 19, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported today that the Sanibel Public Library is embarking on Phase II of the Your Library Reimagined project. more »»

Island Inn Road reopens to pedestrian, bicycle traffic

January 19, 2018 The city of Sanibel announced today that that the stretch of Island Inn Road immediately west of Tarpon Bay Road has been reopened for pedestrian and bicycle use only. more »»

Smith keeps seat on council; no special election required

January 16, 2018 One Sanibel City Council member will not have to vie to retain her seat in a special election. The city of Sanibel held a one-week qualifying period from Jan. 8 to Jan. more »»

Mobile Mammo Coach taking appointments

January 9, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Center's Mobile Mammo Coach on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

Donald H Wall

January 12, 2018 Wall, Donald H. Age 76, of Sanibel Island and Lemont Illinois, at rest January 7, 2018, at his home in Lemont surrounded by his loving family. more »»

Mary S Reed

January 8, 2018 Mary S Reed, known as Sally (nee Schell) age 91 died peacefully with her family by her side on December 20th 2017. more »»

Burton E Sorensen

January 3, 2018 Burton E. Sorensen, former General Partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., passed away on December 30, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was 88 years old. more »»

Reverend Montague G Burnsed Jr

December 20, 2017 The Rev. Montague G. Burnsed, Jr. , "M.G.", went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 201. more »»

Bernice Kupsaw

December 14, 2017 Bernice Kupsaw died peacefully at age 93 on December 28, 2016 in her Shell Point Arbor apartment with family at her side. more »»

Local Columns

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 »»

In the Garden: Magnolia, the Southern Beauty

January 17, 2018 The Southern Magnolia is an evergreen tree that grows naturally throughout much of the southeastern United States and can be found from eastern North Carolina, all the way west to easternmost Texas. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Sanibel traffic problems, delays

January 17, 2018 To the editor: Let’s all get serious about an important issue for all Sanibelians, full time, part time, day trippers and tourists. more »»

Guest Commentary: Great news: Heart healthy meals have arrived

January 17, 2018 The few times I’ve been in a local hospital, I have been dismayed to find that many of the meals on hospital menus read like a list of “what not to eat. more »»

Kindness

January 17, 2018 To the editor: As the season is here, let’s celebrate it by what we can do to spread more kindness on our Island. I see two places where kindness is needed. more »»

Guest Commentary: Much accomplished in 2017; much work ahead in the new year

January 10, 2018 As we begin the new year, it is a time to reflect upon past accomplishments and look ahead to 2018 goal. more »»

America is better today

January 10, 2018 To the editor: After a year in office, President Trump has succeeded in making America great again. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Co-Ed Softball Tournament winner named

January 17, 2018 The City of Sanibel Recreation Center’s Co-Ed Softball recently finished its fall season. Gator Bites was named the 2017 fall champion after the Jan. 10 tournament. more »»

On the Water: A nice warm week to end the year

January 3, 2018 Christmas week brought us daytime temperatures well into the 80s and it looks like we will close out the year with well above average temperatures. more »»

On the Water: Beautiful weather on the water

December 27, 2017 Weather around Southwest Florida rebounded nicely after our first cold front of the season. Heading into the weekend, anglers found calm seas, blues skies and air temperatures climbing each day. more »»

On the Water: Fishing ahead of the cool down

December 20, 2017 After weeks and weeks of uninterrupted mild weather, the first real cold front of the season arrived in Southwest Florida over the weekend. more »»

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