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2019 BIG ARTS tickets now on sale

August 15, 2018 BIG ARTS' upcoming season will feature 17 main stage performances that run the gamut — peppered in amongst art exhibits, a film series, lecture programs and more — and tickets go on sale today. more »»

 
 
 

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2019 BIG ARTS tickets now on sale

August 15, 2018 BIG ARTS' upcoming season will feature 17 main stage performances that run the gamut — peppered in amongst art exhibits, a film series, lecture programs and more — and tickets go on sale today. more »»

Local motorcycle run to benefit programs provided by ACT

August 15, 2018 An annual motorcycle run and brunch that ends on-island is taking sign-ups for bikers and riders. Hosted by Abuse Counseling and Treatment In. more »»

Early voting for primary election to kick off this weekend

August 15, 2018 Early voting for the Primary Election will begin on Aug. 18 and continue through Aug. 25. The early voting sites will be open daily, including Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.. more »»

The wisdom of Warren

August 15, 2018 At a time when the average Fortune 500 CEO is 57 years old and vulnerable to incessant challenges by shareholders and activists, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett remains the sage beyond... more »»

City continues to see improvement on sea life kills, conditions

August 15, 2018 Conditions on Sanibel's beaches and in its canals and bayous continue to show improvement. more »»

News from around the region

Congressional District 19 Democratic candiates to debate

August 15, 2018 Cape Coral Democratic Club will host a debate between Florida CD19 Democratic candidates, Todd Truax and David Holden this Saturday, Aug. 18, at 12:30 p.m. at the club's headquarters at 1216 S.W. more »»

School Board candidate charged with burglary with assault or battery

August 14, 2018 A Lee County School Board candidate was arrested Friday after a homeowner reported he entered her property without permission and then shoved a relative who asked him to leave. more »»

Scott declares state of emergency

August 14, 2018 Gov. Rick Scott has declared a seven-county state of emergency due to red tid. more »»

Council gets fresh review on parks master plan

August 14, 2018 The Cape Coral City Council gave its Parks Master Plan great reviews Monday. more »»

City, Waste Pro to host Bulk Item Drop Off Events

August 14, 2018   The city is partnering with Waste Pro to offer Cape Coral residents free Bulk Item Drop Off Events on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 17. Collection hours will be from 7-11 a.. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

2019 BIG ARTS tickets now on sale

August 15, 2018 BIG ARTS' upcoming season will feature 17 main stage performances that run the gamut — peppered in amongst art exhibits, a film series, lecture programs and more — and tickets go on sale today. more »»

City continues to see improvement on sea life kills, conditions

August 15, 2018 Conditions on Sanibel's beaches and in its canals and bayous continue to show improvement. more »»

Let's Go

August 15, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host a weekly program called “Turtle Tracks” on Aug. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. more »»

Island Calendar

August 15, 2018 TODAY, AUGUST 15 Bailey Homestead: Making the Land Work A walking tour of the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. more »»

The Community House

August 15, 2018 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following: Chef Jarred Cooking Demo Resident Chef Jarred Harris will provide a hands-on cooking demonstration on “Simple Classics”... more »»

Business

2019 BIG ARTS tickets now on sale

August 15, 2018 BIG ARTS' upcoming season will feature 17 main stage performances that run the gamut — peppered in amongst art exhibits, a film series, lecture programs and more — and tickets go on sale today. more »»

Local motorcycle run to benefit programs provided by ACT

August 15, 2018 An annual motorcycle run and brunch that ends on-island is taking sign-ups for bikers and riders. Hosted by Abuse Counseling and Treatment In. more »»

Early voting for primary election to kick off this weekend

August 15, 2018 Early voting for the Primary Election will begin on Aug. 18 and continue through Aug. 25. The early voting sites will be open daily, including Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.. more »»

The wisdom of Warren

August 15, 2018 At a time when the average Fortune 500 CEO is 57 years old and vulnerable to incessant challenges by shareholders and activists, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett remains the sage beyond... more »»

City continues to see improvement on sea life kills, conditions

August 15, 2018 Conditions on Sanibel's beaches and in its canals and bayous continue to show improvement. more »»

Obituaries

William Burks

August 8, 2018 William Burks died on July 29, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 91. He was born in Saltillo, Mississippi and eventually made his way to Akron, Ohio where he graduated from high school. more »»

Max Ferdinand (Fred) Koletzke Jr

August 8, 2018 Max Ferdinand (Fred) Koletzke Jr., age 92, died on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Hope Hospice in Shell Point Retirement Community, Ft. Myers, Florida after suffering from advanced dementia. more »»

Roine Paige Carlson

June 21, 2018 Roine Paige Carlson, 70, passed away suddenly on May 15, 2018. In the last year he split his time between Ft. more »»

Susan Spector

March 27, 2018 Susan Spector, age 68, of Pittsford, NY, and Sanibel passed on March 25, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremations Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Timothy Hays Vollmer

March 16, 2018 On Thursday, March 2, 2018 Tim Vollmer of Baltimore, formerly of Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Local Columns

Vote online for the refuge's Learning Lavatories

August 15, 2018 Have you peed at “Ding” lately? If you have, you know we have awesome and educational bathrooms! Have you heard us talking about our Learning Lavatories and that “Ding” Darling is a finalist in the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians learn about the ins, outs of drone videography

August 15, 2018 Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club were flying high this past Friday with Tressa Goorsky Cioffi, of Queen of the Drone. more »»

Safe at Sea: The Atlantic seaboard

August 15, 2018 (Editor's Note: This is part II of a four-part series about U.S. land destinations focusing on maritime history. For the previously published segments, visit online at www.captivasanibel.com. more »»

Faces on Faith: Mr. Rogers incarnated the Christian faith in his work with children

August 15, 2018 I haven’t seen the Mr. Rogers movie but a lot of people have and as yet I’ve not heard a negative thing said about it. If we’re of a certain age, we remember Mr. more »»

On the Water: What did I come home to?

August 15, 2018 Usually it's great to come back from a long vacation and catch up on the good fishing that I missed. That sure isn't the scenario I returned to this summer. more »»

Letters to the Editor

It is time for drastic action

August 15, 2018 To the editor: When Jeb Bush was governor years ago, there were howls of outrage about green algae in our water. more »»

Do more than talk — act

August 15, 2018 To the editor: I totally agree with the most recent letter by Sally J. Cooper (published in the Aug. 1, 2018, issue of the Island Reporter)! Her comments are spot on. more »»

Worry for long-time island visitors

August 15, 2018 To the editor: My family has been visiting Sanibel almost every year for 45 years. more »»

Vote for candidates who prioritize our environment

August 1, 2018 To the editor: I first came to Sanibel in 1978 — 40 years ago. I vacationed here nearly every year after and purchased a home on the island in 2015. I now live here permanently. more »»

Easy fix to Shell Love Bug saga

August 1, 2018 To the editor: Pam Rambo has been struggling to reclaim the Shell Love Bug from Lee County for the past two years and has had to resort to hiring attorneys to reclaim her creation. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

City continues to see improvement on sea life kills, conditions

August 15, 2018 Conditions on Sanibel's beaches and in its canals and bayous continue to show improvement. more »»

Sanibel Sea School raises funds to purchase life-saving AEDs

August 15, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School has successfully raised funds to equip each of the organization's vehicles and boats with life-saving automated external defibrillators, or AED. more »»

Island Calendar

August 15, 2018 TODAY, AUGUST 15 Bailey Homestead: Making the Land Work A walking tour of the Bailey Homestead Preserve from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. more »»

City: Conditions improving on Sanibel, but cleanup continues

August 14, 2018 The conditions on Sanibel's beaches and in its canals and bayous show signs of improvement. more »»

Volume of dead sea life collected drops on island

August 13, 2018 Over the weekend, the city of Sanibel continued to report on improving conditions on its beaches following last week's drastic shift in the volume of dead sea life being clean up by crews. On Aug. more »»

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