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Annual 'Bourse' to showcase shells, more

June 18, 2019 Shells from all over the country and world will be on display — and available for sale — during the Conchologists of America's Shell Market set for this weekend, part of its 48th annual convention. more »»

 
 
 

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Annual 'Bourse' to showcase shells, more

June 18, 2019 Shells from all over the country and world will be on display — and available for sale — during the Conchologists of America's Shell Market set for this weekend, part of its 48th annual convention. more »»

Seminar covers before, during and after a storm

June 18, 2019 The city's annual Hurricane Seminar and its panel of experts drew a packed house last week. more »»

CEPD proceeds with sand search of Redfish Pass

June 18, 2019 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's commission green-lighted a project to examine and evaluate Redfish Pass as a possible sand borrow area, as well as approved a draft budget for the coming... more »»

F.I.S.H. plans storm seminar

June 18, 2019 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will hold its second annual Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on June 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

CCP throws its support behind two initiatives

June 18, 2019 The Captiva Community Panel's board moved forward in support of a proposal to clean up the Andy Rosse Lane beach entrance and agreed to work on prohibiting fishing on the Blind Pass Bridge. more »»

News from around the region

Cape man arrested in stabbing death

June 17, 2019 A Cape Coral man was charged with second degree murder after his car, shorts and wallet were found at a stabbing victim's home and a witness told police they saw him fleeing her apartment Sunday... more »»

FMPD searching for missing father and daughter

June 17, 2019 The Fort Myers Police Department needs the public's help in locating a father and daughter in reference to a death investigation. more »»

Advocating recovery: Symposium stresses support

June 16, 2019 “Addiction is a problem that is very obvious, but the better thing to advocate is recovery,” Ginny Larue, speaker associated with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, and self-proclaimed... more »»

North Fort Myers convenience store robbed at gunpoint

June 14, 2019   Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an armed suspect who robbed a North Fort Myers 7-Eleven early this morning. Just after 2 a.m. more »»

Bus stop safety initiative to begin this weekend

June 13, 2019 Installation of 200 school bus “safe zones” will begin this weekend. more »»

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Annual 'Bourse' to showcase shells, more

June 18, 2019 Shells from all over the country and world will be on display — and available for sale — during the Conchologists of America's Shell Market set for this weekend, part of its 48th annual convention. more »»

American Legion

June 18, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - June 20: Open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. - June 23: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

June 18, 2019 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 A Universe of Stories Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. more »»

CROW Calendar of Events

June 18, 2019 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 - Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.. more »»

The Community House

June 18, 2019 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following: Community Social A Community Social will take place on July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. with theme of “Rib Night. more »»

Business

Seminar covers before, during and after a storm

June 18, 2019 The city's annual Hurricane Seminar and its panel of experts drew a packed house last week. more »»

CEPD proceeds with sand search of Redfish Pass

June 18, 2019 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's commission green-lighted a project to examine and evaluate Redfish Pass as a possible sand borrow area, as well as approved a draft budget for the coming... more »»

F.I.S.H. plans storm seminar

June 18, 2019 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will hold its second annual Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on June 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

CCP throws its support behind two initiatives

June 18, 2019 The Captiva Community Panel's board moved forward in support of a proposal to clean up the Andy Rosse Lane beach entrance and agreed to work on prohibiting fishing on the Blind Pass Bridge. more »»

Fire chief lays out options for new cancer bill

June 18, 2019 The Captiva Island Fire Control District's commission discussed ways to financially address the recently passed firefighter cancer bill, as well as covered the early property tax valuations. more »»

Obituaries

Hamlet Brosius D’Arcy

June 13, 2019 He lived to the fullest. He loved completely. He was loved by many. And, he never minced words! Hamlet Brosius D’Arcy, known all his life as Bro, never left his roots. Born on a farm near Ft. more »»

James Michael Griffith

May 7, 2019 James Michael Griffith ("Jim") of Sanibel, Florida, passed away on April 26, 2019 in his home. He was 83 years old. more »»

James Michael Griffith

April 26, 2019 James Michael Griffith, 83, of Sanibel, FL passed April 26, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

James Lawlor

April 22, 2019 James Lawlor, 75, of Sanibel, passed away on April 13, 2019. more »»

Louise Malia Johnson

April 18, 2019 Louise Malia Johnson, a longtime resident and environmental activist on Sanibel, died in November after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. more »»

Local Columns

It is a busy time for water issues

June 18, 2019 Because the Florida Legislative session has ended and the rainy season hasn’t yet begun, it would be easy to think that we are in the doldrums relative to water issues. more »»

Rotary Happenings: SCCF chief executive officer speaks to Rotarians

June 18, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently had the pleasure of meeting the new Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Chief Executive Officer Ryan Orgera. more »»

Safe at Sea: International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

June 18, 2019 Front-page headlines on June 8, 2019, read: “U.S., Russia Blame Each Other as Ships Nearly Collide.” The articles went on to explain how a U.S. more »»

On the Water: June fishing in the summer-like heat

June 18, 2019 As we progress into the heat of summer, fishing both inshore and offshore can still be very good, just prepare for hot days and keep an eye on the weather. more »»

In The Garden: Staghorn fern is vegetated art

June 18, 2019 The Staghorn Fern is a tropical plant native to the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Madagascar, Africa and Americ. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Road safety concern in neighborhood

June 18, 2019 To the editor: We have an interesting problem in The Dunes. Our main street, Sand Castle Road, has a 90-degree turn on its 2.8 mile loop. more »»

Thank you for supporting e-bikes

June 18, 2019 To the editor: Thank you Dr. Gerald T. more »»

Thank you for the support

June 11, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held their annual “End of Season” golf outing, party, and auction on May 8. more »»

Alternate view on electric bicycles

June 11, 2019 To the editor: I am writing to offer an opinion on the proposed ban on electric bicycles (e-bikes) on Sanibel's shared paths. more »»

City ignoring real problems

May 7, 2019 To the editor: A few weeks ago, the Island Reporter ran an article about the city changing all the words in all their manuals, etc., to read chairperson, police person, etc. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Adult 3-on-3 Basketball League

June 18, 2019 The Adult 3-on-3 Basketball League will hold the following games on June 20: COURT 1 - Fuego vs. Tropics at 5:50 p.m - Everybody Loves Draymond vs. M.T.X.E. at 6:25 p.m. - Sanibel Clippers vs. more »»

American Legion

June 18, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - June 20: Open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. - June 23: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

June 18, 2019 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 A Universe of Stories Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel

June 12, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the followings areas will be treated today, June 12, from between sunset and 2 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Sea School’s first week of camp a success

June 12, 2019 Participants in the Sanibel Sea School’s first summer camp session at the organization’s flagship campus learned about the stargazer fish, a bottom-dwelling fish with eyes facing the sky that can... more »»

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