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Two city council members, officers sworn in

March 21, 2019 The Sanibel City Council has a new face and a returning one following the recent election cycle. more »»

 
 
 

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Two city council members, officers sworn in

March 21, 2019 The Sanibel City Council has a new face and a returning one following the recent election cycle. more »»

Zontians to collect donations for local non-profits

March 21, 2019 The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva will host the 4th annual Community Collection Day on March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. more »»

CFI announces expansion plans for greater community service

March 21, 2019 Chip Roach, chairman of the board of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, announced that the non-profit organization serving the islands is expanding its service to the non-profit communit. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling lecture aims to turn tide on plastic pollution

March 21, 2019 Marine scientist Lauren Blickley will present a special presentation, “Drastic Plastic — Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution,” on March 29 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the J.N. more »»

Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for April

March 21, 2019 The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and youth during the month of April: ADULT PROGRAMS - April 3 at 3 p.m. more »»

News from around the region

Update: Missing child found

March 22, 2019 Update: Brodi has been safely located. more »»

Citrus canker reimbursement proposed in House budget

March 21, 2019 Still waiting for compensation for the removal of citrus trees on your property? After nearly two decades, it may be coming. more »»

Casino in the Cape: Tickets on sale now for charity event

March 21, 2019 Cape Coral charities will benefit from this year’s annual Casino in the Cape, presented by the Class of 2018 Leadership Cape Cora. more »»

Parks projects to get under way

March 21, 2019 On Monday, Cape Coral City Council gave the go-ahead for $10.2 million in General Obligation Bonds to finance the first component of the $60 million Parks Master Plan. more »»

Army Corps to present info session

March 21, 2019 Cape Coral residents will have the chance to be informed on the latest information when it comes to water quality next week directly from the sourc. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for April

March 21, 2019 The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and youth during the month of April: ADULT PROGRAMS - April 3 at 3 p.m. more »»

Island artist to put on retrospective exhibit

March 21, 2019 Sanibel artist Sissi Janku will offer a retrospective exhibition of her paintings from April 3 through June 3 at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Catholic group hosts holiday potluck

March 21, 2019 The Sanibel Catholic Women and Men hosted a capacity crowd of approximately 80 guests at their recent St. Patrick's Day Pot Luc. more »»

Sanibel Sea School unveils Octifest live auction items

March 20, 2019 The Sanibel Sea School’s annual fundraiser, Octifest on the Beach, is set for April 13 at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Island bridge games to benefit local couple in need

March 20, 2019 The Willoughby Fund Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge Game and the Non-Sanctioned Bridge Game will take place on March 28 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibe. more »»

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Two city council members, officers sworn in

March 21, 2019 The Sanibel City Council has a new face and a returning one following the recent election cycle. more »»

Zontians to collect donations for local non-profits

March 21, 2019 The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva will host the 4th annual Community Collection Day on March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. more »»

CFI announces expansion plans for greater community service

March 21, 2019 Chip Roach, chairman of the board of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, announced that the non-profit organization serving the islands is expanding its service to the non-profit communit. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling lecture aims to turn tide on plastic pollution

March 21, 2019 Marine scientist Lauren Blickley will present a special presentation, “Drastic Plastic — Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution,” on March 29 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the J.N. more »»

Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for April

March 21, 2019 The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and youth during the month of April: ADULT PROGRAMS - April 3 at 3 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

John Robey Clark

March 18, 2019 A Celebration of Life Service for John Robey Clark will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 2 p.m. at Sanibel United Church of Christ 2050 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL. more »»

Shirlene Grasgreen

March 15, 2019 Shirlene Grasgreen, 91, a beloved member of the Sanibel community for more than 40 years died Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She leaves behind her loving son Ira, family and many friends. more »»

Onalee Joyce Anderson

March 13, 2019 Onalee Joyce Anderson, 84, of Sanibel Island, Florida died March 9, 2019.  Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Louise Carr Tuttle

March 1, 2019 Louise Carr Tuttle of Captiva and Sanibel Islands died peacefully in Ft. Myers on February 25, 2019 at the age of 9. more »»

Michael James DeWitt

February 21, 2019 Michael James DeWitt, 65, of Sanibel, FL, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Sanibel. He was born to Charles and Barbara DeWitt on July 28, 195. more »»

Local Columns

New day, new opportunities for managing water

March 19, 2019 It was a refreshingly optimistic day at the South Florida Water Management District last week as seven new appointees were sworn in to serve as the Governing Boar. more »»

Would dispersed water management help the refuge?

March 19, 2019 According to a University of Florida report, about 1. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary to host cycling fundraiser for Wheelchair Foundation

March 19, 2019 On March 23, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club will hold an in-house fundraiser called “Wheels for Wheels” a Cycling Challenge. The event is being held to raise funds for the Wheelchair Foundatio. more »»

Faces on Faith: Day-old bagels

March 19, 2019 A couple of years ago my wife, Linda, got held up by TSA as she was going through security at Newark Airpor. more »»

On the Water: A cold and warm week of fishing

March 19, 2019 A cold front blew through early last week dropping the thermometer along with gusty north winds, However, in typical Florida fashion, a couple days later we rebounded nicely with temperature climbin... more »»

Letters to the Editor

In-season traffic remains issue on Sanibel

March 19, 2019 To the editor: When is enough enough? Like too many other Sanibelians, we are trapped in our homes too many hours a day too many days a week throughout the tourist season — about one-third of the... more »»

Actions of citizens also impact water quality

February 26, 2019 To the editor: A young friend was visiting me several months ago and asked me what the ongoing construction project on Casa Ybel was? I did not know at the time, so when the Sanibel papers published... more »»

Support proposed EICDA

February 26, 2019 To the editor: As a seasonal visitor who loves Sanibel, I read with interest the story about the presentation to city council on the island’s vulnerability to sea-level rise and storms. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

SIGC announces winners, hole-in-one

March 21, 2019 At the Sanibel Island Golf Club, the Men’s League team of Jerry Mader, Chuck Bennett, Roger Cogswell and Roger Triftshauser finished first in the March 16 event, Ones and Two. more »»

SUP Master Plan committee to hold second meeting

March 20, 2019 The Project Advisory Committee for the Shared Use Path Master Plan update will meet on March 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Pelican Room at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

Sanibel Sea School, On Island Sanibel launch collaboration

March 20, 2019 The Sanibel Sea School’s Ocean Tribe Outfitters retail shop has partnered with On Island Sanibel to offer a new line of branded apparel and accessories. more »»

FWC provides update on Gulf red snapper fishery

March 20, 2019 At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set the popular and economically important 2019 Gulf red snapper recreational season to open June 11... more »»

Sanibel FlyFishers to meet, host fly tying session

March 20, 2019 The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold its monthly club luncheon on March 21 at 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Restaurant, at 14301 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myer. more »»

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