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CHR to host 7th Annual Mardi Gras Fundraising Event

January 16, 2019 Tickets are on sale for an upcoming event that will bring the best of New Orleans to the islands. more »»

 
 
 

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CHR to host 7th Annual Mardi Gras Fundraising Event

January 16, 2019 Tickets are on sale for an upcoming event that will bring the best of New Orleans to the islands. more »»

Annual golf tournament to raise funds for CFI

January 16, 2019 Formally known as The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, The Sanctuary Charity Classic is scheduled to take place on Jan. 26 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. more »»

'Winederful Evening' series to feature tastings, food pairings

January 16, 2019 For the first time this season, the Captiva Civic Association is partnering with the Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's to offer residents and visitors a series of wine education classes. more »»

Opening reception planned for CCA's newest exhibit

January 16, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association will host an opening reception on Jan. 17 for an artists’ invitational exhibition — “Art: Why We Get Up in the Morning?” — located at the Captiva Civic Center. more »»

Club to offer active shooter presentation for free

January 16, 2019 As part of its “Be Informed! Be Involved! Speaker Series,” the America's Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva will host a free “Active Shooter Presentation” on Jan. 23 for the public. more »»

News from around the region

North county 20/20 land buys approved

January 17, 2019 The latest batch of land parcels that Lee County has decided to pursue for its Conservation 20/20 program may be on the smaller side, but local experts say they're important pieces of the... more »»

Cape man killed in crash on Chiquita Boulevard

January 17, 2019 A late evening traffic crash Wednesday snarled traffic on Chiquita Boulevard, and resulted in the first Cape Coral traffic fatality of 2019. At 10:06 p.. more »»

Cape, county each approve road projects

January 17, 2019 Two road improvement projects, one in the city and another in North Fort Myers, are anticipated to make travel for motorists a little bit easier. more »»

CCCIA's Builders' Showcase of Homes starts today

January 17, 2019 When looking to buy a home in Cape Coral, finding the right design and layout of your home is paramount to a buyer’s future happiness. more »»

Inventors and Science Fairs this weekend

January 17, 2019 This weekend marks an annual fair that will bring 700 students together, competing for scholarships and awards in the largest pre-collegiate STEM competition in Southwest Florid. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

CHR to host 7th Annual Mardi Gras Fundraising Event

January 16, 2019 Tickets are on sale for an upcoming event that will bring the best of New Orleans to the islands. more »»

Annual golf tournament to raise funds for CFI

January 16, 2019 Formally known as The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, The Sanctuary Charity Classic is scheduled to take place on Jan. 26 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. more »»

'Winederful Evening' series to feature tastings, food pairings

January 16, 2019 For the first time this season, the Captiva Civic Association is partnering with the Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's to offer residents and visitors a series of wine education classes. more »»

Opening reception planned for CCA's newest exhibit

January 16, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association will host an opening reception on Jan. 17 for an artists’ invitational exhibition — “Art: Why We Get Up in the Morning?” — located at the Captiva Civic Center. more »»

Reservations open for Zonta’s 18th Annual Peek

January 16, 2019 Reservations are open for the 18th annual A Peek at the Unique, the home tour and signature fund raiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. more »»

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Club to offer active shooter presentation for free

January 16, 2019 As part of its “Be Informed! Be Involved! Speaker Series,” the America's Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva will host a free “Active Shooter Presentation” on Jan. 23 for the public. more »»

TKW to present wastewater alternatives study at public meeting

January 16, 2019 The Captiva Community Panel will host a public presentation of Captiva’s long-term wastewater alternatives on Jan. 23 starting at 7 p.m. at the Captiva Civic Center, at 11550 Chapin Lan. more »»

Local business giving back to CHR

January 16, 2019 Every other Wednesday since May, Community Housing and Resources has been hosting a Give Back Wednesday at one of its supporter’s locations. more »»

The American Legion

January 16, 2019 The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Jan. 17: Open Mic Night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Jan. 20: Meatloaf from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Business Notes

January 16, 2019 Kirschner joins Pfeifer Realty Group Pfeifer Realty Group recently welcomed Wendy Kirschner to its real estate team. more »»

Obituaries

Mark J Leonardi

December 31, 2018 Mark J. Leonardi, 49, of Sanibel, passed away December 30, 2018. Arrangements under the care of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Stephen Barwick Ham

December 28, 2018 Stephen Barwick Ham of Sanibel Island Florida, born September 23rd 1985 unexpectedly passed away on 12-20-2018. more »»

Douglas Goetze Campbell

December 18, 2018 Douglas Goetze Campbell, 90, of Sanibel, passed away December 17, 2018. Arrangements under the direction of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services. more »»

William Kish

November 16, 2018 William Kish, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, November 11 at the age of 77. Mr. Kish was the second son of the late William and Pauline (nee Daley) Kish. more »»

Gregory A. O’Neill

November 7, 2018 Gregory A. O’Neill, 96, of Sanibel died 11-4-18.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Fertilize wisely to help improve water quality

January 16, 2019 Most of the discussion about the pollutants in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge waters focuses on the role of big agricultural companies and ranches. more »»

Happy New Year!

January 16, 2019 The year 2018 was one of change, challenge, learning and accomplishments for the School District of Lee County. more »»

Rotary Happenings: San-Cap Rotary preparing for annual Arts and Crafts Festival

January 16, 2019 Just into the first week of 2019 and the hard-press is evident for all the principle players that form our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Festival Committe. more »»

Faces on Faith: Dreams in the making

January 16, 2019 What does it mean to have a dream? That’s a question we should all be asking in the week ahead. A few years back I came across two different newspaper columns that ended in a very similar manner. more »»

On the Water: Great weather kicks off new year

January 16, 2019 Southwest Florida welcomed the New Year with great weather for fishing, boating and other outdoor activities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Use of drones on Sanibel

January 16, 2019 To the editor: My wife and I were on the Gulf side beach off Seagrape Lane last Sunday, Dec. 31, and we were astonished to see someone operating a sophisticated drone from the beach. more »»

Save Sanibel

January 2, 2019 To the editor: The very slow tourist season, caused by the massive red tide, has put a deep dent in the business on the islan. more »»

Thank you city council

December 19, 2018 To the editor: I recently read an article about the Sanibel City Council calling for air quality testing as the red tide persists and wanted to say thank you to them. more »»

Festival of Wreaths is a must go

December 19, 2018 To the editor: A new twinkle has been added to Sanibel's holiday celebration. more »»

Kindness on Periwinkle Way

December 12, 2018 To the Editor: Traffic is getting heavy, and the heaviest lines on Periwinkle are coming. It is a time to turn in towards the wisdom we all know about kindness. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Annual golf tournament to raise funds for CFI

January 16, 2019 Formally known as The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, The Sanctuary Charity Classic is scheduled to take place on Jan. 26 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. more »»

Island Calendar

January 16, 2019 TODAY, JANUARY 16 Experience Virtual Reality Watch live concerts, sporting events, movies and games in VR from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel Congregational UCC joins exercise challenge

January 15, 2019 In 2017, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ participated in the Million Mile Movement Challenge, sponsored by Lee Health. more »»

SIGC Men’s League results

January 14, 2019 The Sanibel Island Golf Club Men's League recently played a four-man point total, with eight teams going after the win. more »»

SIGC reports noteworthy news

January 14, 2019 The Sanibel Island Golf Club announced that club member Jim Cooper recently aced the sixth hole. After getting blanked the previous 55 years, it is his third hole-in-one in 18 months. more »»

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