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Water district nixes request for higher dry season flows

September 21, 2018 Lee County estuaries still may not get enough fresh water when it is needed and, perhaps worse, may continue to get way too much of it when it rains. more »»

 
 
 

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Water district nixes request for higher dry season flows

September 21, 2018 Lee County estuaries still may not get enough fresh water when it is needed and, perhaps worse, may continue to get way too much of it when it rains. more »»

Chamber, SCCF to take part in red tide briefing panel

September 21, 2018 Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce President John Lai has been chosen as a panelist for a red tide briefing on Sept. 27, hosted by the Ocean Conservancy and Citizens' Climate Lobby. more »»

Causeway tolls lifted for part of the weekend thanks to donation

September 21, 2018 Sanibel Causeway motorists will not have to pay a toll on Sept. 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

CROW meets challenge for endowment fund

September 21, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife recently announce that the challenge to raise $50,000 to match a gift to CROW’s Endowment Fund, made anonymously in January, has been met. more »»

Birding tram, ranger tours to highlight opening of ‘Ding’ Days

September 21, 2018 The “Let’s Get Outside Day” will kick off this year’s weekend-long “Ding” Darling Days on Oct. 12 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

Ecological Labs holds presentation on canal test project

September 21, 2018 Ecological Laboratories Inc. (ELI) held an in-depth presentation on their Cabot Canal test project for the public at the VFW Post 8463 Thursday night. more »»

Governor appoints Marceno Lee County Sheriff

September 21, 2018 Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Carmine Marceno Jr. as sheriff in the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff Mike Scott on Sept. 24. more »»

LCEC greenlights Cape franchise agreement

September 20, 2018 A new franchise agreement between the city of Cape Coral and its utility services provider got the first of two required approvals Thursday. more »»

Motorists won’t have to pay Sanibel Causeway toll 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

September 20, 2018 Motorists who cross the Sanibel Causeway between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, will not have to pay a toll. more »»

Water district nixes mayors’ new Lake O discharges bid

September 20, 2018 Lee County estuaries still may not get enough fresh water when it is needed and, perhaps worse, will continue to get way too much when it rains. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Causeway tolls lifted for part of the weekend thanks to donation

September 21, 2018 Sanibel Causeway motorists will not have to pay a toll on Sept. 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Birding tram, ranger tours to highlight opening of ‘Ding’ Days

September 21, 2018 The “Let’s Get Outside Day” will kick off this year’s weekend-long “Ding” Darling Days on Oct. 12 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Songwriter fest starts on-island, ends on Fort Myers Beach

September 19, 2018 More than 100 songwriters will participate in the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, “Cheers to Five Years,” that opens this weekend including artists Midland and LOCASH. more »»

More than one way to support museum through annual Celebrity Island Dinner

September 19, 2018 While tickets to the annual Celebrity Island Dinner to benefit the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum may be close to sold out, there is still a chance for the community to offer its support. more »»

Library to host musicians during Island Hopper festival

September 19, 2018 Join three singer-songwriters at the Captiva Memorial Library for the upcoming Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. more »»

Business

Water district nixes request for higher dry season flows

September 21, 2018 Lee County estuaries still may not get enough fresh water when it is needed and, perhaps worse, may continue to get way too much of it when it rains. more »»

Chamber, SCCF to take part in red tide briefing panel

September 21, 2018 Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce President John Lai has been chosen as a panelist for a red tide briefing on Sept. 27, hosted by the Ocean Conservancy and Citizens' Climate Lobby. more »»

Causeway tolls lifted for part of the weekend thanks to donation

September 21, 2018 Sanibel Causeway motorists will not have to pay a toll on Sept. 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

CROW meets challenge for endowment fund

September 21, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife recently announce that the challenge to raise $50,000 to match a gift to CROW’s Endowment Fund, made anonymously in January, has been met. more »»

Birding tram, ranger tours to highlight opening of ‘Ding’ Days

September 21, 2018 The “Let’s Get Outside Day” will kick off this year’s weekend-long “Ding” Darling Days on Oct. 12 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

Walter S. Thompson

September 21, 2018 HARWICH - Walter S. Thompson, 79, of Harwich, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, September 17, surrounded by his family, due to complications of Parkinson’s diseas. more »»

Sherry L. Anderson

September 21, 2018 September 19, 2018 was another remarkable day in the Life of Sherry L. Anderson--Mother, great friend, Community Leader, Master Gardener, Triathlete, Survivor. more »»

Bonnee Luann Cassedy

September 7, 2018 Bonnee Luann Cassedy of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 63.  Bonnee was born in Muscatine, Iowa on August 29, 1955.  Her parents were Edward K. more »»

Joseph Walker Huff Jr

August 30, 2018 Joseph Walker Huff, Jr, 80, a Ft. Myers, FL resident since 1979, formerly of Georgia passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Ft. Myers, F. more »»

Stanley LaVere Smith

August 24, 2018 Stanley LaVere Smith December 29, 1947 - June 23, 2018 "Flown to a new destination" Stanley LaVere Smith, 70, of Sanibel Island, Florida passed away in Nice, France, surrounded by family and... more »»

Local Columns

Sea-level rise must be taken seriously

September 19, 2018 We, a United States Representative and a scientist from our regional state university, have come together to acknowledge that sea-level rise is an urgent problem for our community, but one that we... more »»

Rotary Happenings: FGCU athletic department big on talent, education and community

September 19, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club was honored to have Florida Gulf Coast University Athletic Director Kenneth Kavanagh as our recent Friday morning guest speaker. more »»

Faces on Faith: Transforming hearts to heal creation

September 19, 2018 September — the month that began as seventh in the monthly sequence of the original Roman calendar — that is until a king named Pompilius (somewhere around 700 BCE) decided to add the two months of... more »»

Shell Shocked: A man’s place is not at Costco

September 19, 2018 There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to take stock of himself and ask the perennial question: “Who am I and what am I doing here?” Don’t get itchy. more »»

In The Garden: Pygmy date is a small palm with big appeal

September 19, 2018 The pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is considered one of the most popular palms seen in the residential landscape. It is hard not to admire this palm as it stands out in the landscape. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Shell Love Bug lawsuit struggles on

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Instead of making an earnest effort to resolve the dispute over the Shell Love Bug, Lee County’s attorneys continue to confuse and complicate the issue, resulting in more delay and... more »»

No action being taken, just talk

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Sanibel used to be my happy place. For many months now I have watched our air and water become more and more toxic. more »»

Local marketing, PR effort might not be enough

September 12, 2018 To the editor: I would like to commend the Sanibel Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Florida marketing and public relations professionals who have launched a campaign to “share positive aspects... more »»

Many thanks

September 6, 2018 To the editor: As I begin this message, I want to offer my sincere thanks to the community who supported my re-election to the District 1 seat on the Lee County School Board! I am honored and humble... more »»

Dunes repaving project an eyesore

September 6, 2018 To the editor: My wife and I have owned homes on Sanibel since the mid 1980s. We moved full time to our current residence in the Dunes in 2013 after residing 20 years in Miami Beach. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Causeway tolls lifted for part of the weekend thanks to donation

September 21, 2018 Sanibel Causeway motorists will not have to pay a toll on Sept. 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Birding tram, ranger tours to highlight opening of ‘Ding’ Days

September 21, 2018 The “Let’s Get Outside Day” will kick off this year’s weekend-long “Ding” Darling Days on Oct. 12 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Let's Go

September 19, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to Wildlife Drive, discounts at Tarpon Bay Explorers and special activities on Sept. . more »»

CROW Calendar of Events

September 19, 2018 TODAY, SEPT. 19 - Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

September 19, 2018 TODAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

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