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Community mourns loss of Paul McCarthy

August 25, 2016 Paul McCarthy, owner of Captiva Cruises and McCarthy’s Marina, died Wednesday morning. He was 63. more »»

 
 
 

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Community mourns loss of Paul McCarthy

August 25, 2016 Paul McCarthy, owner of Captiva Cruises and McCarthy’s Marina, died Wednesday morning. He was 63. more »»

Early voting continues thru Aug. 27

August 24, 2016 With early voting wrapping up this weekend, the primary election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 30. Early voting kicked off on Aug. 20 and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 2. more »»

National Shell Museum ambassadors to help beach-goers enjoy the Sanibel experience

August 24, 2016 Soon Sanibel beach-goers will have personal educational guides to ask questions and learn first hand about Florida shelling laws, as well as some factual tips about what kinds of treasures which was... more »»

CROW releases E8 back into the wild after three months of rehab

August 24, 2016 E8 was released back into the wild near its nest in North Fort Myers on Thursday. Hospital Director Heather Barron said the release went “smooth as silk.” “It went very well. more »»

CROW kicks off annual golf classic

August 24, 2016 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation for Wildlife is seeking sponsorships and foursomes for their annual golf classic that is held at the Sanctuary Golf Club, Saturday, Oc. more »»

News from around the region

Three arrested in Cape homicide

August 25, 2016 Three men are accused of fatally shooting a Cape Coral resident early Monday morning. Mariano St. more »»

Community mourns loss of Paul McCarthy

August 25, 2016 Paul McCarthy, owner of Captiva Cruises and McCarthy’s Marina, died Wednesday morning. He was 63. more »»

Water quality advisory issued for North Shore Park

August 25, 2016 The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is advising the public not to enter the water at North Shore Park due to high levels of bacteria identified in routine testing. more »»

No consensus from council on Seven Islands; project manager to be hired for Bimini Basin

August 23, 2016 Cape Coral City Council members could not come to an agreement Monday night in selecting a concept for the Seven Islands project that has taken a year to assemble. more »»

Newlan named city police chief

August 23, 2016 Not surprisingly, Cape Coral did not have to look outside of its own house to choose a new chief of police. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Local blues band won People’s Choice Award for the ‘Road to Memphis IBC Challenge’

August 24, 2016 The Marty Stokes Band was presented with the People’s Choice Award for the “Road to Memphis International Blues Challenge” on Aug. 7. more »»

Southwest Florida Symphony fills in summer doldrums

August 17, 2016 With the summer doldrums steadfastly upon the area, the Southwest Florida Symphony has just the thing to fill in the down time. more »»

‘Ding’ Days photo contest accepting submissions through Sept. 15

August 3, 2016 The annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest has kicked off its 29th year. The contest is open to residents and visitors alik. more »»

Wild Coffee Duo Announces Selections for July Concerts

July 21, 2016 The musicians of the Wild Coffee Duo (Susie Kelly, cello, and Abbey Allison, piano) have announced the selections they’ll play during their concert, "A Trip to the Zoo. more »»

Author DiVitto Kelly visits the Captiva Memorial Library to discuss new horror novel

July 20, 2016 DiVitto Kelly describes his first novel, “Seal Cove,” as a throwback horror story with just the right mix of humor, smarts and monster gore. more »»

Business

Bailey’s among finalists for the 25th annual Industry Appreciation Awards

August 24, 2016 Bailey’s General Store was named one of the finalists for the LocalLEE Grown Business Award. more »»

Select Vacation Properties welcomes new office manager

August 24, 2016 Christopher Reublin became Select Vacation Properties new office manager in April. The company, which is owned by Reublin’s mother, was established in 200. more »»

Businesses investing in solar could get tax break

August 17, 2016 If a constitutional amendment on the Aug. more »»

Nader has brought a ‘Steel City’ flavor to Sanibel for the last 12 years

August 10, 2016 Despite being located off the beaten path of Periwinkle Way, Pittsburgh native John Nader’s business venture 12 years ago in the form of the Great White Grill has prospered. more »»

Island Therapy Center helps get patients back on their feet again

August 3, 2016 Rachel Tritaik, owner of Island Therapy Center, wants to let residents of Sanibel know that they do not have to go far to get a variety of therapy sessions. more »»

Obituaries

Robert Sabatino

August 25, 2016 SABATINO, Robert, 80, of Sanibel passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. more »»

Georgene (Koessler) Knight

August 23, 2016 Georgene (Koessler) Knight, 78, of Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on August 17, 2016 at the Lodge at Cypress Cove, Fort Myers after a brief illness. more »»

John "Jack" Weston

August 12, 2016 John "Jack" Weston passed away on August 8, 2016, in Minneapolis. He was 84. Jack was a fun-loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle who enjoyed life to the fullest. more »»

Martin Edward "Marty" Roepstorff

July 13, 2016 Martin Edward âMartyã Roepstorff passed away peacefully under the gentle care of Good Shepherd Hospice on Monday, July 11, 201. more »»

Herbert E. Becke Jr

June 30, 2016 Herbert E. Becke Jr.  passed away on June 7th, 2016, just a few hrs. after the  75th anniversary of D day. Herb was involved in the 2nd wave of Army infantry that landed in Normand. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: Trust continues to fund charitable projects near and far

August 24, 2016 Our Rotary Club meeting this week focused on our Rotary of Sanibel-Captiva Trust giving; Rotary of Sanibel-Captiva Trust is the giving arm of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. more »»

Faces on Faith: Sick dogs and muddy hogs

August 24, 2016 I love how the Bible is so practical and so honest. It tells it like it is. more »»

Faces on Faith: The roads we travel together

August 24, 2016 It seems like we’re always saying good-bye or welcome home to each other throughout the year on these islands. more »»

On the Water: Rainy days spark some better fishing

August 24, 2016 Over the week we experienced some days with typical summer heat, but also a good amount of rain, including a day or two with rain and no sunshine most of the day. more »»

On the Water: Unsettled weather brings mixed results

August 17, 2016 Unstable weather brought rain and thunderstorms throughout the past week often making unsafe and difficult fishing conditions. Anglers that fished ahead or around the storms reported decent fishing. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Vote Carmen Salome for Supervisor of Elections

August 24, 2016 To the editor: I have known Carmen Salome for several years. As a citizen and taxpayer I feel enormously appreciative she is running for the position of Lee County Supervisor of Elections. more »»

Vote Pam Keith for U.S. Senate in the Democratic Primary

August 24, 2016 To the editor: I would like to remind your readers that there are five Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate running in Florida. Pam Keith is often not included. more »»

Goss: Our best and brightest hope

August 17, 2016 To the editor: I’ve lived in Southwest Florida for 44-years — first as a fishing guide, now the author of many Florida-based novels, and I urge you to consider a man who is among the smartest, most... more »»

Speed bumps

August 17, 2016 To the editor: For years, we have all been saying that we will have to do something about the traffic problem on Periwinkle. The good news is that we will be doing somethin. more »»

Divert polluted Okeechobee water away from our rivers

August 10, 2016 To the editor: The pollution of our River and Beaches is a crisis which demands actio. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Rainy days spark some better fishing

August 24, 2016 Over the week we experienced some days with typical summer heat, but also a good amount of rain, including a day or two with rain and no sunshine most of the day. more »»

On the Water: Unsettled weather brings mixed results

August 17, 2016 Unstable weather brought rain and thunderstorms throughout the past week often making unsafe and difficult fishing conditions. Anglers that fished ahead or around the storms reported decent fishing. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during the dog days of August

August 10, 2016 August in Southwest Florida means hot sticky days, plenty of rain and often thunderstorms. If you don’t mind working around the weather, the fishing is often pretty good and competition is scarce. more »»

Captiva Island Yacht Club Junior Sailing Camp helps kids learn the ropes of sailing

August 3, 2016 The Captiva Island Yacht Club established its junior sailing program seven years ago. The two-week program, which runs July 25 to Aug. more »»

On the Water: Shallow water snapper — fun to catch, great to eat

August 3, 2016 When we think summer inshore fishing around Southwest Florida, we generally think tarpon, snook, redfish, but seldom mangrove snapper. more »»

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