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Island school fundraiser to offer live entertainment, food trucks and more

March 26, 2019 Marking its 26th year, the Annual Seahorse Festival is shaking things up with a few changes. Organized by The Sanibel School PTA, it will take place on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Island school fundraiser to offer live entertainment, food trucks and more

March 26, 2019 Marking its 26th year, the Annual Seahorse Festival is shaking things up with a few changes. Organized by The Sanibel School PTA, it will take place on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Fire district examining call times

March 26, 2019 After hearing about the longer response times to calls for service on the island's east end, the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission directed staff to gather more information and report... more »»

Monday After The Masters taking teams

March 26, 2019 There are still openings for foursomes interested in registering for the Monday After The Masters. more »»

Committee given status update on SUP project

March 26, 2019 Hundreds of people so far have provided feedback on the city of Sanibel's Shared Use Path system through in-person and online surveys, according to the firm overseeing the update to the Master Pl. more »»

CCA's Spring Social open to the community

March 26, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association is closing in on the end of season with a friendly gathering for all. Open to members and non-members, the annual Spring Social will take place on April 2 from 5 to 7 p. more »»

News from around the region

Update: Name of child fatally injured in hit and run released

March 25, 2019 Update: The name of the child who died Monday morning after she was struck be a vehicle has been released. more »»

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 »»

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Island school fundraiser to offer live entertainment, food trucks and more

March 26, 2019 Marking its 26th year, the Annual Seahorse Festival is shaking things up with a few changes. Organized by The Sanibel School PTA, it will take place on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

CCA's Spring Social open to the community

March 26, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association is closing in on the end of season with a friendly gathering for all. Open to members and non-members, the annual Spring Social will take place on April 2 from 5 to 7 p. more »»

CIHS event a hit for crowd, participants

March 26, 2019 The audience arrived long before the doors opened on March 18 for the second annual game show, “What Do You Know II,” hosted by the Captiva Island Historical Society at the Captiva Civic Center. more »»

American Legion

March 26, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - March 31: Fish and shrimp fry from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

Let's go

March 26, 2019 Organized by the Sanibel Community Association, the monthly Community Social will take place on March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibel. The theme for the dinner is “Curry Buffet. more »»

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Island school fundraiser to offer live entertainment, food trucks and more

March 26, 2019 Marking its 26th year, the Annual Seahorse Festival is shaking things up with a few changes. Organized by The Sanibel School PTA, it will take place on March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Fire district examining call times

March 26, 2019 After hearing about the longer response times to calls for service on the island's east end, the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission directed staff to gather more information and report... more »»

Monday After The Masters taking teams

March 26, 2019 There are still openings for foursomes interested in registering for the Monday After The Masters. more »»

Committee given status update on SUP project

March 26, 2019 Hundreds of people so far have provided feedback on the city of Sanibel's Shared Use Path system through in-person and online surveys, according to the firm overseeing the update to the Master Pl. more »»

CCA's Spring Social open to the community

March 26, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association is closing in on the end of season with a friendly gathering for all. Open to members and non-members, the annual Spring Social will take place on April 2 from 5 to 7 p. 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

Tell the Army Corps what the refuge needs from Lake Okeechobee

March 26, 2019 One of the primary determinants of the water level in the Caloosahatchee is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ water control plan, referred to as the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule or LORS. more »»

Think twice about calls from the IRS

March 26, 2019 Tax season is underway, and unfortunately that means that phone scam season is also in full swing. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Guest speaker talks about Rotary's Wheelchair Foundation

March 26, 2019 As Americans, we live in a somewhat mobile society. Always rushing off to somewhere and constantly on the move. more »»

Faces on Faith: What is your number?

March 26, 2019 Almost immediately upon arrival on this earth, we’re assigned a numbe. more »»

Shell Shocked: A life without TV sports

March 26, 2019 There is a threat emerging in this country that is even more frightening than the situation in Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq. It’s the threat of American men with time on their hand. 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

Monday After The Masters taking teams

March 26, 2019 There are still openings for foursomes interested in registering for the Monday After The Masters. more »»

Committee given status update on SUP project

March 26, 2019 Hundreds of people so far have provided feedback on the city of Sanibel's Shared Use Path system through in-person and online surveys, according to the firm overseeing the update to the Master Pl. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

March 26, 2019 When paddling, give wildlife the same level of personal space that you might desire for yourself. more »»

Co-Ed Softball League

March 26, 2019 The spring Co-Ed Softball League has the following games set for on March 27: - Sea Dogs vs. Bailey's at 6:20 p.m. - Knuckleheads vs. Sea Dogs at 7:30 p.m. - Whitney's vs. Knuckleheads at 8:40 p. more »»

Island Calendar

March 26, 2019 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

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