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May 24, 2018 The city of Sanibel welcomes summer interns Sydney Hummel and Connor Tomlinson. more »»

 
 
 

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City of Sanibel welcomes onboard two interns for the summer

May 24, 2018 The city of Sanibel welcomes summer interns Sydney Hummel and Connor Tomlinson. more »»

Young scholars from Veterans Park Academy go birding at Tarpon Bay

May 24, 2018 Students from the Veterans Park Academy for the Arts recently ventured to Tarpon Bay Explorers with hopes of checking birds off of their life list and expanding upon their Junior Bird Certificati. more »»

Baby screech owl learning to fly and hunt in backyard

May 24, 2018 The baby screech owl has fledged from the backyard nesting box — the only one this year. Last year there were two. One night I heard the adults making a very unusual call — all night. more »»

Library to host Kick-Off Party for summer reading program

May 23, 2018 Teens, children and little ones are invited to stop by the Sanibel Public Library this weekend to celebrate the start of the annual summer reading program and sign up for i. more »»

Love Boat Ice Cream to provide sweet finish to monthly potlucks

May 23, 2018 A local handmade dessert is the topic of the last Community Potluck at The Community House. more »»

News from around the region

Teen bicyclist suffers serious injuries in collision with pickup truck

May 24, 2018 A 13-year-old Cape Coral bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a traffic crash with a pickup truck early this morning. more »»

CCPD seeks public's help finding missing teen

May 24, 2018 At 3:41 this morning, the Cape Coral Police Department issued an alert about a missing teen from Cape Coral. more »»

Council reaches consensus on charter schools

May 23, 2018 The Cape Coral City Council reached a consensus on a pair of issues regarding the city’s beleaguered charter school system Tuesday during its Committee of the Whole meeting at City Hall. more »»

Additional help sought for CCPD volunteer unit

May 23, 2018 The Cape Coral Police Depart-ment is in search of volunteers to work in administrative positions in the lobbies of the police department as well as City Hall. more »»

Class of 2018

May 23, 2018 “Your future awaits yo. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Library to host Kick-Off Party for summer reading program

May 23, 2018 Teens, children and little ones are invited to stop by the Sanibel Public Library this weekend to celebrate the start of the annual summer reading program and sign up for i. more »»

Love Boat Ice Cream to provide sweet finish to monthly potlucks

May 23, 2018 A local handmade dessert is the topic of the last Community Potluck at The Community House. more »»

Prizes up for grabs in Book Bingo for Adults

May 23, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library is set to kick off its summer reading program for adults, with participants having the opportunity to win free books, a canvas tote and even a tablet. more »»

Youth Bike Safety Course, Rodeo canceled

May 23, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported today that the Youth Bike Safety Course and Rodeo, which was rescheduled for May 24 from May 17, has been canceled. more »»

Let's Go

May 23, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host an informational program on shorebirds. SCCF biologists will present “Shorebirds of Sanibel and Captiva” on May 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. more »»

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City of Sanibel welcomes onboard two interns for the summer

May 24, 2018 The city of Sanibel welcomes summer interns Sydney Hummel and Connor Tomlinson. more »»

Young scholars from Veterans Park Academy go birding at Tarpon Bay

May 24, 2018 Students from the Veterans Park Academy for the Arts recently ventured to Tarpon Bay Explorers with hopes of checking birds off of their life list and expanding upon their Junior Bird Certificati. more »»

The Sanibel School

May 23, 2018 Citizens of the Week Kindergarteners and first-grade students earn Sea Horse tickets for good behavior, a helpful attitude and an eagerness to learn. more »»

Youth Bike Safety Course, Rodeo canceled

May 23, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported today that the Youth Bike Safety Course and Rodeo, which was rescheduled for May 24 from May 17, has been canceled. more »»

Island Calendar

May 23, 2018 TODAY, MAY 23 Art by the disABLEd Art by the disABLEd is on display in the Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Joan Elizabeth Karsten

March 8, 2018 Joan Elizabeth (nee Hesse) Karsten. We are honored to share the life of our incredible mother, Joan. more »»

Dr Richard "Dick" J Schilling

March 5, 2018 Dr. Richard "Dick" J. Schilling, 90, a humble servant of Jesus Christ and a dear, dear friend to many, went home to be with his Lord, family by his side, on February 26, 201. more »»

Marilyn Adams West

March 1, 2018 Marilyn Adams West was born in Miami, Florida on June 8, 1935 and died in Memphis, TN on February 27, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Louise Knight Adams. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: 37 students take part in annual Rotary Four-Way Test Essay

May 23, 2018 Just had a great meeting last Friday morning. It was remarkably inspiring. more »»

Commission should reject 'low speed vehicles' application for multiple reasons

May 23, 2018 The May 22 meeting of the Sanibel Planning Commission is scheduled to include consideration of an application for a conditional use permit to allow the establishment on Sanibel of a business that... more »»

Safe at Sea: The perfect ditch bag

May 23, 2018 (Editor’s Note: This is part III in a three-part series for the column. Part I ran in the May 9, 2018, issue and Part II ran in the May 16, 2018 issue of the Island Reporte. more »»

Faces on Faith: Ageless body and timeless mind

May 23, 2018 Deepak Chopra’s book “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind,” published in l993, offers the quantum alternative to growing old. Chopra is an M.D. more »»

Shell Shocked: Oh, Sanibel, My Sanibel!

May 23, 2018 Do you think it’s easy being a snowbird? As I write this it’s Sunday, May 13th (Happy Mother’s Day) and it’s 52 degrees and raining in my northern outpost. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Bailey Tract facts

May 23, 2018 To the editor: Although I have not followed the issues closely, and I have had no input into refuge planning for over 28 years, I did catch the letters to the editor in the May 9, 2018, edition of... more »»

Sales tax increase bad alternative

May 16, 2018 To the editor: The proposed half-cent sales tax increase, to aid Lee County schools, discussed in the May 8 edition, is a bad alternative. A sales tax is a retrogressive tax. more »»

Sustainability

May 16, 2018 To the editor: For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading articles and letters concerning the work in progress at the Bailey tract, and it got me to thinking about sustainability in general. more »»

Opposed to rezoning near Shell Point

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I am writing to let you know about a potential real estate development in the South Fort Myers area. more »»

Thank you for the support

May 9, 2018 To the editor: The Dunes Women’s Golf Association held our annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, and raised $25,000-plus for the Breast Cancer Research Foundatio. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel All-Stars prevail in annual 'Duel of the Islands'

May 23, 2018 The Greater Pine Island Little League held its 7th annual “Duel of the Islands” on May 20, pitting the Sanibel All-Stars against the Pine Island All-Stars. more »»

Youth Bike Safety Course, Rodeo canceled

May 23, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported today that the Youth Bike Safety Course and Rodeo, which was rescheduled for May 24 from May 17, has been canceled. more »»

Sanibel team wins SW Florida CISMA Non-Native Fish tourney

May 23, 2018 On May 5, an all-Sanibel team composed of three 8-year-olds and an adult won the SW Florida CISMA Non-Native Fish Roundup after weighing in with nearly 50 pounds of invasive fis. more »»

Adults, youth take part in Annual Fishin' With A Mission at South Seas

May 23, 2018 Saint Michael Lutheran School held its 5th Annual Fishin' With A Mission tournament on May 19 at the South Seas Island Resort. more »»

Island Calendar

May 23, 2018 TODAY, MAY 23 Art by the disABLEd Art by the disABLEd is on display in the Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

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