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City provides status update

August 11, 2020 Today, the city of Sanibel issued an updated “Current Status” related to COVID-19 provisions. more »»

 
 
 

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City provides status update

August 11, 2020 Today, the city of Sanibel issued an updated “Current Status” related to COVID-19 provisions. more »»

Interior work moving along at The Island Store

August 11, 2020 The interior setup of The Island Store is starting to come together as the renovations continue. more »»

State race for District 76 seat to feature Republican primary

August 11, 2020 The Florida House of Representatives District 76 race will appear on the Aug. 18 Primary Election ballot — for voters who have registered their party affiliation as Republican — and on the Nov. more »»

Health officials ask BOCC for mask mandate

August 11, 2020 Members of the Lee Health Facility Medical Executive Committee recently sent a letter to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners requesting a countywide mask mandate “in public places and insid... more »»

State Senate District 27 seat to feature Republican primary

August 11, 2020 The Florida Senate District 27 race will appear on the Aug. 18 Primary Election ballot — for voters who have registered their party affiliation as Republican — and on the Nov. more »»

News from around the region

Health leaders ask for mandatory masks in Lee

July 28, 2020 Members of the Lee Health Facility Medical Executive Committee has sent a letter to Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chair Brian Hamman, requesting a countywide mask mandate “in public place... more »»

Cape Council talks taxes

July 28, 2020 Cape Coral City Council made significant changes to the city's mowing program Monday, changing the number of mows on each empty lot and so raising the annual assessment. more »»

Cape cancels anniversary celebration

July 28, 2020 After moving the traditional July 4th celebration to Labor Day weekend in recognition of the city of Cape Coral's 50th anniversary, officials on Monday cancelled the event, citing the coronavirus... more »»

COVID cases near 442,000 mark

July 28, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 441,977 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 9,230 since FDOH's last update Monday morning. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

The Community House

August 11, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Watercolors and Shells Letting Loose With Watercolors & Shells will be held today, Aug. 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Sanibel library features Selfie Station, more

August 5, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library’s “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale is continuing until the inventory is depleted. Located in the library’s puzzle area and main entrances, the books are restocked dail. more »»

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest postponed

August 5, 2020 On July 27, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, iHeartMedia and BMI announced that they were postponing the 7th annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fes. more »»

Bestselling author joins refuge's lecture lineup

August 5, 2020 Author Kirk W. Johnson will join the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's 2021 Lecture Series for a March 19 presentation. more »»

Business

City provides status update

August 11, 2020 Today, the city of Sanibel issued an updated “Current Status” related to COVID-19 provisions. more »»

Interior work moving along at The Island Store

August 11, 2020 The interior setup of The Island Store is starting to come together as the renovations continue. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

August 11, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - Aug. 18: Sanibel City Council's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

CROW announces its new veterinary interns

August 7, 2020 Drs. Sasha Troiano and Melanie Peel have joined the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife as its new wildlife and conservation medicine interns. more »»

Sanibel library's building temporarily closes

August 6, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library has announced an immediate closure of the building to the public. On Aug. 6, officials reported that the temporary closure is due to safety concerns. more »»

Obituaries

Joseph Ross Interbartolo

July 20, 2020 Interbartolo, Joseph Ross age 81 formerly of East Boston, MA, Ft. Myers, and Cape Coral, FL. passed away on Sunday, July 12, 202. more »»

Katheryn M Boatman

July 9, 2020 Katheryn M. Boatman, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 4, 2020 after a long illness. She was born January 3, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward E. more »»

Dr Carol McDonald Connor

June 17, 2020 Dr. Carol McDonald Connor was a Chancellor’s Professor of Education at the University of California ­ Irvine School of Education. more »»

Virginia S (Van Horn) Taub

May 28, 2020 COTUIT, MA /SANIBEL ISLAND, FL ­ Virginia S. (Van Horn) Taub, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. more »»

John L Rushworth Sr

May 22, 2020 John (Jack) L. Rushworth Sr. passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers. Born in Porthcawl, Wales, Jack joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. more »»

Local Columns

County committed to LeeCARES aid effort

August 11, 2020 I want to thank Lee County’s residents for your perseverance during these difficult times. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear from veterans foundation, military museum founder

August 11, 2020 At the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Zoom meeting on July 31, members were introduced to Ralph Santillo, founder and president of the Invest in America's Veterans Foundation. more »»

Faces on Faith: Work to help the people around us

August 11, 2020 No doubt you, like me, are being inundated with news reports of COVID-19 spikes in Florida and around the country and violence in places all over the countr. more »»

Shell Shocked: The price of isolation

August 11, 2020 What crime did I commit to be placed in isolation? Why is food being left outside my front door? Why can’t I go out to the yard to exercise with my fellow inmates? At prisons throughout the country,... more »»

In The Garden: Agave attenuata is ideal for modern landscapes

August 11, 2020 Agave attenuata, from the Agavaceae family, is commonly referred to as spineless century plan. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Adding fuel to hatred, separation

July 14, 2020 To the editor: I was troubled by a letter to the editor I read from Mr. Mike DiCorpo published in the June 8, 2020, issue of the Island Reporter. more »»

Thank you for voting to require face masks

July 7, 2020 To the editor: The Sanibel City Council recently voted 3-1 to require face masks in public spaces on Sanibe. more »»

To mask or not to mask, that is the question

July 7, 2020 To the editor: I go for a morning exercise walk and at least 97 percent of the people I see do not wear a mask. I wear a mask to protect you and wonder why you can’t extend the same courtesy. more »»

A community stronger than COVID

July 7, 2020 To the editor: On June 13, I had the honor to present former Congressman Carlos Curbelo, founder of the first bipartisan climate solutions caucus in the U.S. more »»

Appreciate the Islander

July 7, 2020 To the editor: As a 20-plus year resident, full time on Sanibel, I have looked through many Islander papers. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and J.. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

City provides status update

August 11, 2020 Today, the city of Sanibel issued an updated “Current Status” related to COVID-19 provisions. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

August 11, 2020 Paddlers should always wear clothing that protects common sunburn areas such as the back, scalp, neck and ears. more »»

The Community House

August 11, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Watercolors and Shells Letting Loose With Watercolors & Shells will be held today, Aug. 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

August 6, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibe. more »»

'Ding' Darling Day postponed until December

August 6, 2020 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge staff announced that the new date for the 32nd annual “Ding” Darling Day will be Dec. 1, in conjunction with its 75th Anniversary Celebration. more »»

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