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Thanksgiving returns to the Community House

November 15, 2017 Three years ago the “Indians arrived on the island without their chief” for the annual Sanibel Community Thanksgiving celebration. more »»

 
 
 

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Thanksgiving returns to the Community House

November 15, 2017 Three years ago the “Indians arrived on the island without their chief” for the annual Sanibel Community Thanksgiving celebration. more »»

Proposed term limit ordinance does not move forward

November 15, 2017 A proposed ordinance concerning term limits by Councilman Jason Maughan did not receive any support from Mayor Kevin Ruane, or Councilman Chauncey Goss, the only other two councilmen in attendance... more »»

MacIntosh kicks off Sanibel Reads

November 15, 2017 MacIntosh Books and Paper recently launched a new book club, Sanibel Reads, which is open to everyone near and far, virtually through Facebook. more »»

Sanibel Sea School welcomes two new employees

November 15, 2017 Two new individuals joined the Sanibel Sea School team at the beginning of the month, bringing their passion of the outdoors and teaching others with them. more »»

Public hearings held for medical marijuana dispensary, formula retail stores

November 15, 2017 The City of Sanibel held its first reading for the prohibition of medical marijuana dispensing facilities within the city boundaries. The second reading will be held in December. more »»

News from around the region

Incoming Council ready to get to work

November 16, 2017 On Monday night, Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki will hand the gavel over to Joe Coviello, who along with three new members and one returning member will be sworn in to serve on the Cape Coral City... more »»

Looking ahead: Sawicki wants to recoup legal fees

November 16, 2017 Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki has put the city — and another outgoing member of City Council — on notice: She plans to seek attorney fees and costs should the ethics complaint filed against her las... more »»

New Council asked to revisit city charter school issues

November 16, 2017 Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki, who will leave office Monday, has left the incoming Council some words of advice regarding the city’s charter school system. more »»

Chamber honors first responders

November 16, 2017 The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral usually hold its after-hours events as a way for business members to network, have a few drinks and enjoy themselves. more »»

‘Relay for Quay’ to benefit teacher who lost home

November 16, 2017 A weekend 5K race will raise funds for a Cape Coral teacher who lost her home in a fire. The Relay for Quay will kick off on Saturday at 8 a.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

ARTREACH releases first book

November 15, 2017 Last week, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships announced their first ever book, “ARTREACH. more »»

Sanibel resident releases first book

November 8, 2017 The power of positive reinforcement during a Sanibel Writers Conference encouraged Terry John Malik, a retired lawyer, to try his hand at writing his first novel, which was published at the end of... more »»

Licht to teach miniature painting class at the Community House Nov. 10

November 8, 2017 Jenny Licht has been a miniature painter for most of career. On Friday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. more »»

A look into Dr. Louise Perry's life

October 26, 2017 Earlier this month, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge revealed a new interpretive kiosk at Perry Tract adjacent to the boardwalk at Gulfside City Park. more »»

BIG ARTS brings in art work from all over the globe

October 26, 2017 The 26th annual International Society of Experimental Artists' Juried Exhibition and Symposium which debuted at BIG ARTS earlier this month displays work from artists from as far as Japan. more »»

Business

MacIntosh kicks off Sanibel Reads

November 15, 2017 MacIntosh Books and Paper recently launched a new book club, Sanibel Reads, which is open to everyone near and far, virtually through Facebook. more »»

Sanibel Sea School welcomes two new employees

November 15, 2017 Two new individuals joined the Sanibel Sea School team at the beginning of the month, bringing their passion of the outdoors and teaching others with them. more »»

Public hearings held for medical marijuana dispensary, formula retail stores

November 15, 2017 The City of Sanibel held its first reading for the prohibition of medical marijuana dispensing facilities within the city boundaries. The second reading will be held in December. more »»

Captiva Cruises offers seasonal cruise to Pine Island

November 15, 2017 Captiva Cruises’ Historic Tarpon Lodge and Calusa Indian Mounds Cruise to Pine Island, the largest island off of Southwest Florida, gives guests an up close look at the historic fish houses of Pine... more »»

New chef at Sundial brings a fresh approach

November 15, 2017 Aaron Chavarria, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa’s newest executive chef, is focused on bringing in fresh, sustainable food. “I use whatever is in season,” Chavarria said. more »»

Obituaries

Philipp Neil Glaser

November 16, 2017 A remembrance: P. Neil Glaser, Cleveland architect, artist, family man LAKESIDE, Ohio -- He loved tennis, traveling and gardening. more »»

Patricia Kelley

November 1, 2017 Patricia Kelley, 87, of Sanibel, FL passed away on October 29, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt.com. more »»

Emilie Borgwald MacNaughton

October 26, 2017 Emilie Borgwald MacNaughton passed away peacefully at her home on Sanibel Island on Thursday, October 5, 2017, a few months shy of age 98. more »»

Charles F Skinner Sr

October 24, 2017 Charles F Skinner Sr., 83, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fort Myers, FL.  Chuck was born and raised by Chester and Clara Skinner  in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. more »»

Carolyn Swiney

October 19, 2017 Carolyn Swiney, a part-time resident of Sanibel Island, Florida, died at 5pm on Saturday June 3th, 2017 at the Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny, Co. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: Those who made a difference are still there

November 15, 2017 “This feeling of being loved and supported by the universe in general and by certain recognizable spirits in particular is bliss…The spirit of our helpers incarnates in us, making us more ourselves... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Cowboy Poetry highlight of Rotary meeting

November 15, 2017 Its been declared by our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President Holli Martin, “that this Rotary year 2017-18, San-Cap Rotarians are going to have fun. more »»

City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee: Preventative pruning keeps homes and property borders from serious damage during severe storms

November 15, 2017 Nature doesn’t usually require pruning, individuals do it to keep their yard attractive and health. more »»

Shell Shocked: Boyhood friends

November 15, 2017 Once a year I get together with two boyhood friends. These are guys I’ve known since I was five-years-old. more »»

Living Sanibel: Venice Area Audubon Society Rookery

November 15, 2017 Considered one of Venice’s best-kept secrets, the Venice Area Audubon Society’s Rookery, or VAAS Rookery, is a very small island in the middle of an equally small lak. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Dirty water and dirty politics

November 15, 2017 To the editor: Tired of dirty water and dirty politics? Join Lee Voter Freedom to restore our waterways and accountability in local government. more »»

A rising tide raises all boats

November 8, 2017 To the editor: Our federal tax system needs major reform. It is too complex, unfair and burdensome, and retards US economic growt. more »»

Free speech — now — forever

November 1, 2017 To the editor: The first ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States (Bill of Rights) were ratified effective Dec. 15, 1791. more »»

A matter of priority

November 1, 2017 To the editor: All of Lee County: “Tourism gets a boost,” Lee County Commissioners “will make the call,” Tourism council endorses $700,000 in additional spending to increase awareness of beaches, .. more »»

Guest Commentary: Valuable learning experiences within reach for Junior Achievement students

October 26, 2017 When I reflect on today’s business professionals, I think of the people and organizations who stood behind these individuals over the years, helping prepare them for future success. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Bait Box holds annual Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo

November 1, 2017 A well-known island tradition, the Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo, will return for its 24th year this weekend. more »»

University of Sanibel, Gherki Gear announce new clothing and accessories

November 1, 2017 During Sundial Beach Resort and Spa's first annual Pickleball Classic which will be held Nov. more »»

Tennis tournament to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities

November 1, 2017 It’s that time of year again to get out your tennis rackets for the annual “Playing To Keep Families Close” with Lily & Company Jewelers and Nick Bollettieri to benefit Ronald McDonald House... more »»

On your mark: Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. scheduled for this weekend

October 26, 2017 Hundreds of runners will pound the pavement for the 9th annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. which is set for Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 a.m. the Community House. more »»

On the Water: Anglers starting to get back into action

October 4, 2017 With Hurricane Irma a couple weeks in our rear view mirror, anglers are beginning to get back on the water. Despite extremely dark water from the storm run-off, many found fishing surprisingly good. more »»

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Year-round triathlon swim program 11-17

Calling all Sanibel triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to improve your swim time? SWAT Swim Coach and former triathlete, Curt McIntyre will be running a year-round swim program tailored just for the triathlete. more »


 
 
 
 
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