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UPDATE: Facility to reopen Wednesday without some classes

July 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center will reopen on July 18 at 6:30 a.m.; land fitness classes will be held as scheduled. more »»

 
 
 

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UPDATE: Facility to reopen Wednesday without some classes

July 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center will reopen on July 18 at 6:30 a.m.; land fitness classes will be held as scheduled. more »»

Marine worms, rollin’ tarpon and expeditions for teens

July 17, 2018 Campers at the Sanibel Sea School enjoyed Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tarpon Week at the organization’s Sanibel campus last week, while others studied the fascinating world of marine worms at Canterbury... more »»

Driving Miss Crazy takes first place in Sanibel-Captiva Road Rally

July 17, 2018 The winners of the 39th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Road Rally on July 4 were recently announced. more »»

Lily & Co. to feature Italian designer at summer showcase

July 17, 2018 Lily & Co. Jewelers will host a summer showcase with Roberto Demeglio on July 26-27. more »»

Refuge, partners to implement prescribed burn at Botanical Site

July 16, 2018 Based on current weather forecasts, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and its partners will implement a prescribed burn of the Botanical Site on Sanibel on July 1. more »»

News from around the region

County DOT to eliminate left-hand turns at Del Prado/Southeast 2nd Street intersection

July 16, 2018   The Lee County Department of Transportation is asking motorists to use caution in the area of Del Prado Boulevard and Southeast 2nd Street on Tuesday, July 24. more »»

Concerned communities converge in Clewiston

July 14, 2018 County Road 74 spans 42 miles from Punta Gorda into the sprawling wide open of central Florida. It's not often heavily trafficked. more »»

Diplomat Parkway closed due to crash

July 13, 2018 The Cape Coral Police Department reported at 3:23 p.m. that it is on scene of a major crash investigation at the 1300 block of Diplomat Parkway, West. more »»

Cat Fanciers show set for July 21, 22

July 12, 2018 The Platinum Coast Cat Fanciers is gearing up for its annual CFA Allbreed Championship & Household Pet Cat Show. The Fur N’ Feathers show is set for Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, from 9 a.m. more »»

Lake O water discharges to resume

July 12, 2018 Southwest Florida got some good news and some bad on the water quality front this week. The good? In the wake of blue-green algal blooms in the Caloosahatchee, Gov. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

UPDATE: Facility to reopen Wednesday without some classes

July 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center will reopen on July 18 at 6:30 a.m.; land fitness classes will be held as scheduled. more »»

Marine worms, rollin’ tarpon and expeditions for teens

July 17, 2018 Campers at the Sanibel Sea School enjoyed Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tarpon Week at the organization’s Sanibel campus last week, while others studied the fascinating world of marine worms at Canterbury... more »»

Driving Miss Crazy takes first place in Sanibel-Captiva Road Rally

July 17, 2018 The winners of the 39th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Road Rally on July 4 were recently announced. more »»

Lee County to offer free parking, swimming

July 16, 2018 In recognition of National Park and Recreation Month, the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department will offer free pool admission and free parking on July 28-29. more »»

Noah’s Ark to host annual Bag Day for shoppers looking for great deals

July 16, 2018 Noah’s Ark, an island thrift shop at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, will host its annual Bag Day event on Aug. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Business

UPDATE: Facility to reopen Wednesday without some classes

July 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center will reopen on July 18 at 6:30 a.m.; land fitness classes will be held as scheduled. more »»

Marine worms, rollin’ tarpon and expeditions for teens

July 17, 2018 Campers at the Sanibel Sea School enjoyed Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tarpon Week at the organization’s Sanibel campus last week, while others studied the fascinating world of marine worms at Canterbury... more »»

Driving Miss Crazy takes first place in Sanibel-Captiva Road Rally

July 17, 2018 The winners of the 39th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Road Rally on July 4 were recently announced. more »»

Lily & Co. to feature Italian designer at summer showcase

July 17, 2018 Lily & Co. Jewelers will host a summer showcase with Roberto Demeglio on July 26-27. more »»

Refuge, partners to implement prescribed burn at Botanical Site

July 16, 2018 Based on current weather forecasts, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and its partners will implement a prescribed burn of the Botanical Site on Sanibel on July 1. more »»

Obituaries

Roine Paige Carlson

June 21, 2018 Roine Paige Carlson, 70, passed away suddenly on May 15, 2018. In the last year he split his time between Ft. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

The continuing saga of the 'Shell Love Bug'

July 11, 2018 The trouble began when, according to Sanibel artist Pam Rambo, she was told that in exchange for her professional assistance in creating the Shell Bug, and after it being used for a time by Lee... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Consider joining island Rotary for something exciting and rewarding

July 11, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club is a growing organization with over 70 members, of which 10 are new members that have joined this yea. more »»

Faces on Faith: 'I was a stranger and you welcomed me' — Matthew 25:35

July 11, 2018 On July 1, there were demonstrations around the country protesting the policy of this administration in regard to illegal immigration, particularly the so called “zero tolerance” policy which means... more »»

Safe at Sea: Paddle sports require paddle smarts

July 11, 2018 Paddlesports are the fastest growing recreational watercraft. more »»

On the Water: Be prepared for July heat, humidity

July 11, 2018 Summer is in full swing bringing hot, humid days and the possibility of thunderstorms almost every afternoon. That does not mean fishing is poor, it can be very good if you plan accordingl. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Open rec center on holidays

July 11, 2018 To the editor: President Trump cannot truly “Make America Great Again” until he gets the Sanibel Recreation Center to stay open on the holidays. Go for it, Mr. President. more »»

Support petition to reopen Lee County Extension building

June 27, 2018 To the editor: I am a former (20-year) Sanibel resident and a current Master Gardener with Lee County Cooperative Extension. more »»

It is time for new blood

June 20, 2018 To the editor: My wife and I have owned three different homes on Sanibel since the 1980s. We moved full-time to our current home on Sanibel in 2013. more »»

Help save the Everglades, coastal estuaries

June 20, 2018 To the editor: The Everglades and coastal estuaries need our help. “Send it south” has been the slogan for countless NGOs and $1,000 a plate fundraisers. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

UPDATE: Facility to reopen Wednesday without some classes

July 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center will reopen on July 18 at 6:30 a.m.; land fitness classes will be held as scheduled. more »»

Lee County to offer free parking, swimming

July 16, 2018 In recognition of National Park and Recreation Month, the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department will offer free pool admission and free parking on July 28-29. more »»

3-on-3 Basketball League

July 11, 2018 The 3-on-3 Basketball League will hold the following games on July 12: Court 1 - Island Ballers vs. Nothin But Net at 5:50 p.m - Next Level Church vs. J.R. Smith’s Pre Game at 6:25 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

July 11, 2018 TODAY, JULY 11 Reading in the Refuge Hear an exciting wildlife-themed story from a naturalist and make a craft about an animal from the estuarine ecosystem at 10 a.m. more »»

Submarine snails, fishing at Sanibel Sea School camp

July 10, 2018 Campers at the Sanibel Sea School recently spent a week learning about lettered olives and other super submarine snails. more »»

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