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F.I.S.H. food pantry seeking donations to fill its bare shelves

June 18, 2018 Food pantries are supposed to provide a safety net for those who need a helping hand, but now the F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva Food Pantry needs the community's help. more »»

 
 
 

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F.I.S.H. food pantry seeking donations to fill its bare shelves

June 18, 2018 Food pantries are supposed to provide a safety net for those who need a helping hand, but now the F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva Food Pantry needs the community's help. more »»

Coast Guard assists four adults, two children from stranded boat

June 18, 2018 The U.S. Coast Guard assisted a Cape Coral family of six, including two children, after its boat ran aground four miles southwest of Sanibel Island on June 15. At 7:36 p.. more »»

Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for July

June 18, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and children during the month of July: ADULT PROGRAMS - Book Bingo Now through Aug. more »»

CEPD commission approves not-to-exceed millage rate, resolutions on renourishment

June 15, 2018 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District adopted three resolutions — two tied to the island's future beach renourishment project — and approved its not-to-exceed millage rate for next fiscal yea. more »»

SCCF releases updated sea turtle nesting report for the islands

June 15, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation released an updated nesting report today. more »»

News from around the region

Extended detour at Southeast 47th Terrace and Vincennes Boulevard

June 18, 2018 Beginning Monday, June 25, the city of Cape Coral’s construction manager, Chris-Tel Construction, will implement a new traffic detour pattern to perform underground utility work at the intersection... more »»

New franchise agreement on the table

June 14, 2018 Update: A discussion of the LCEC franchise agreement was added to the Cape Coral City Council agenda on Friday: ADDENDUM: Unfinished Business - LCEC Franchise Agreement discussion (Brought forward... more »»

Cat Daddy Challenge: Fishing tourney to raise money for families dealing with pediatric cancer

June 14, 2018 Southwest Florida anglers looking to get out on the water this weekend for a boat-load of fun and prizes — while supporting a great charity — need not look any further than the 2018 Coastal... more »»

Council to consider $60 million parks referendum

June 14, 2018 Cape Coral City Council will decide Monday whether to place a proposed $60 million bond referendum for city parks on the November ballot. more »»

‘Active shooter’ seminar set for Saturday

June 14, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Lee County Department of Pubic Safety and Lee County Trauma District will conduct an active shooter seminar this Saturday. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for July

June 18, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and children during the month of July: ADULT PROGRAMS - Book Bingo Now through Aug. more »»

Riding the rapids on Sanibel

June 14, 2018 Sanibel Community Church to host VBS Sanibel Community Church held its Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School from June 4-8. Over 100 children and volunteers took par. more »»

Youth serve during Vacation Bible School

June 14, 2018 Sanibel Community Church’s H2O Youth Ministries students and alumni worked tirelessly volunteering in various ways during the Vacation Bible School from June 4-8. more »»

Slower season still features things to enjoy, explore at 'Ding' Darling

June 13, 2018 Residents and visitors to the islands can find several programs and activities available at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in the off-season, including a weekly beach walk. more »»

South Seas kicks off monthly events with vegan-themed dinner

June 13, 2018 South Seas Island Resort is jumpstarting a new initiative in an effort to better utilize the property's spacious grounds and to highlight the range and depth of its culinary team's skills. more »»

Business

F.I.S.H. food pantry seeking donations to fill its bare shelves

June 18, 2018 Food pantries are supposed to provide a safety net for those who need a helping hand, but now the F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva Food Pantry needs the community's help. more »»

Coast Guard assists four adults, two children from stranded boat

June 18, 2018 The U.S. Coast Guard assisted a Cape Coral family of six, including two children, after its boat ran aground four miles southwest of Sanibel Island on June 15. At 7:36 p.. more »»

Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for July

June 18, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and children during the month of July: ADULT PROGRAMS - Book Bingo Now through Aug. more »»

CEPD commission approves not-to-exceed millage rate, resolutions on renourishment

June 15, 2018 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District adopted three resolutions — two tied to the island's future beach renourishment project — and approved its not-to-exceed millage rate for next fiscal yea. more »»

SCCF releases updated sea turtle nesting report for the islands

June 15, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation released an updated nesting report today. 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

BoCC, municipalities step forward to partner with school district on safety

June 13, 2018 Our community has proved time and again that we will stand together to face a challenge or provide a need. more »»

Making sense of celebrity suicides

June 13, 2018 Celebrity suicides take our breath away, in part because we conflate recognition and happiness. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary's District 6960 picks up a Hero Level Governor's Award

June 13, 2018 I've been away from writing my Sanibel-Captiva Rotary column just a few weeks, but it seems like forever. more »»

Safe at Sea: Safe and secure anchoring

June 13, 2018 A few years ago I chartered a sailboat in the Caribbean. The first night out, I anchored near a harbor where our family planned to go scuba diving. more »»

Faces on Faith: Well, bless your heart!

June 13, 2018 My mother is a native of Vermont — as was my grandmother. Mom was raised in the southwest corner of the Green Mountain State, in Bennington. And, as is true of most Vermonters, still waters runs deep. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on half-penny sales tax

June 6, 2018 To the editor: If these were ordinary times, I would be opposed to an increase in the sales tax as regressive tax policy. These times, however, as Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “are not ordinary times. more »»

Sanibel’s new Heritage Trail

May 30, 2018 To the editor: If you looked through the materials that came with the city’s utility bill last week, you may have noticed a flyer on Sanibel’s new Heritage Trail. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Slower season still features things to enjoy, explore at 'Ding' Darling

June 13, 2018 Residents and visitors to the islands can find several programs and activities available at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in the off-season, including a weekly beach walk. more »»

Sanibel Sea School’s first week of summer camp a success

June 13, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School kicked off the summer camp season on June 4 with “Hammerhead Week” at the organization’s Sanibel flagship campus, and “Mangrove Tree Crab Week” at its Sundial Beach Resort and... more »»

Sanibel Outlets to hold charity cruise to benefit Rotary Club

June 13, 2018 Sanibel Outlets will host its 2nd Annual Hot Chili Rods Charity Cruise on June 16. Set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

June 13, 2018 TODAY, JUNE 13 Storytime Rocks! Family Storytime will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

Lee BIA holds 11th Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament on Captiva

June 8, 2018 The Lee Building Industry Association hosted its yearly fishing event on-island for the first time. more »»

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