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Smith keeps seat on council; no special election required

January 16, 2018 One Sanibel City Council member will not have to vie to retain her seat in a special election. The city of Sanibel held a one-week qualifying period from Jan. 8 to Jan. more »»

 
 
 

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Smith keeps seat on council; no special election required

January 16, 2018 One Sanibel City Council member will not have to vie to retain her seat in a special election. The city of Sanibel held a one-week qualifying period from Jan. 8 to Jan. more »»

Sanibel Health Club offers free class demos and more at annual Community Fitness & Health Fair

January 10, 2018 To kick off the new year, the Sanibel Health Club will hold its 5th annual Community Fitness & Health Fair Saturday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Tower Gallery holds art show to benefit Zonta

January 10, 2018 To help raise money for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Tower Gallery will hold its Tower Gives Back event Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 9 p.. more »»

CROW celebrates golden anniversary

January 10, 2018 Like many nonprofit organizations, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, formed out of a necessity after one individual wanted to help an injured bird, but had no place to take i. more »»

Garden Grow series offered at Community House

January 10, 2018 A new series, “How Does your Garden Grow,” — designed to explain and demonstrate commitment to farm to table cooking — is set to kick off next week at the Sanibel Community House. more »»

News from around the region

Charter schools celebrate MLK’s memory

January 16, 2018 Schools may have been closed Monday, but the city of Cape Coral and the Cape Coral Charter School Authority teamed up to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King J. more »»

Cape Coral seeks state funding for Reservoir Pipeline Project

January 16, 2018 State Rep. Dane Eagle has filed an appropriations bill requesting $1,115,000 in state funds for the City of Cape Coral to engineer, design and permit a 3. more »»

Woman charged in hit-and-run

January 16, 2018 Cape Coral Police have made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash that sent an 8-year-old boy to the hospital Monday. Laura A. more »»

From soldier to quilter

January 16, 2018 Wounded vet overcomes adversity, gets a little help to start own business U.S. more »»

Fort Myers Police, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, recover $250,000 in stolen merchandise, arrest three after burglary

January 16, 2018 Fort Myers police and Collier County deputies recovered $250,000 in electronics stolen from a Lee County Verizon Wireless store, apprehending three men in the process. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Tower Gallery holds art show to benefit Zonta

January 10, 2018 To help raise money for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Tower Gallery will hold its Tower Gives Back event Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 9 p.. more »»

‘Natives in Paradise’ exhibit on display at ‘Ding’ Darling

January 3, 2018 Botanical artists Pauline Goldsmith and Cynthia Rice, who both hail from South Florida, are paying homage to native Florida plants and butterflies during their "Natives in Paradise" exhibit at J.N. more »»

Giving and love topic of new children’s book

December 27, 2017 When one Sanibel resident went to grab a pencil at church one Sunday afternoon, she noticed they were all broken, keeping her from jotting notes during service. more »»

Investing in the arts

December 20, 2017 The arts have a lot to offer to Lee County. more »»

CROW Speaker Series kicks off in January

December 20, 2017 To coincide with the breeding season of ospreys, and the public’s interest of the birds, the CROW Speaker Series will kick off with “The Story of Ospreys,” next month. more »»

Business

Smith keeps seat on council; no special election required

January 16, 2018 One Sanibel City Council member will not have to vie to retain her seat in a special election. The city of Sanibel held a one-week qualifying period from Jan. 8 to Jan. more »»

Mobile Mammo Coach taking appointments

January 9, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Center's Mobile Mammo Coach on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Sanibel reminds community of holiday decoration regulations

January 9, 2018 As a reminder to Sanibel homeowners and businesses, holiday decorations, lighting and displays which are clearly incidental, customary and commonly associated with any national, local or religious... more »»

Holiday operation hours, refuse collection schedule for Sanibel

January 9, 2018 The City of Sanibel Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15 and will resume regular operating hours on Jan. 16. more »»

Dinner and wine pairing offered at Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

January 3, 2018 Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant will offer a special dinner and wine pairing limited to 30 people on Friday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

Donald H Wall

January 12, 2018 Wall, Donald H. Age 76, of Sanibel Island and Lemont Illinois, at rest January 7, 2018, at his home in Lemont surrounded by his loving family. more »»

Mary S Reed

January 8, 2018 Mary S Reed, known as Sally (nee Schell) age 91 died peacefully with her family by her side on December 20th 2017. more »»

Burton E Sorensen

January 3, 2018 Burton E. Sorensen, former General Partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., passed away on December 30, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was 88 years old. more »»

Reverend Montague G Burnsed Jr

December 20, 2017 The Rev. Montague G. Burnsed, Jr. , "M.G.", went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 201. more »»

Bernice Kupsaw

December 14, 2017 Bernice Kupsaw died peacefully at age 93 on December 28, 2016 in her Shell Point Arbor apartment with family at her side. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: A brand new game

January 10, 2018 (Editor’s note: This column ran in a previous issue of the Islander.) The American public worships our national sports: football, baseball, golf and basketball. more »»

In the Garden: The rattlesnake plant

January 10, 2018 Calathea lancifolia (rattlesnake plant) is a species of plant in the Marantaceae family and is a native to Brazi. more »»

Poetic License: Cold winter morn on Sanibel

January 10, 2018 For blood grown thin forty Fahrenheit is Siberia; breezes suddenly blue and brittle shiver through citrus leaves; a birdsong bleak and off-key chills our sense; sunlight, pale and tentative,... more »»

Living Sanibel: Great blue heron

January 10, 2018 The great blue heron is the largest and most widespread heron in North America. A magnificent bird to watch, this skilled hunter can be found throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Rotary Happenings: 2018 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair Feb. 17 - 18

January 10, 2018 Although the big countdown of the year at midnight on Dec. 31, 2017 brought us to our new year 2018, this is pretty much old news. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Much accomplished in 2017; much work ahead in the new year

January 10, 2018 As we begin the new year, it is a time to reflect upon past accomplishments and look ahead to 2018 goal. more »»

America is better today

January 10, 2018 To the editor: After a year in office, President Trump has succeeded in making America great again. more »»

Guest Commentary: Affordable housing unattainable in Florida

January 10, 2018 Florida is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. Unfortunately, our governor and state lawmakers are only making matters worse. more »»

Talking points

January 10, 2018 To the editor: Letters to you from Gloria Garber and David Fetzer in the Jan. 3, Reporter caught my attention. more »»

Marine litter kills

January 10, 2018 To the editor: Marine litter, or marine debris, is a huge environmental issue. Marine litter is waste materials, like plastic and such, that end up in our oceans, lakes, or waterways. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: A nice warm week to end the year

January 3, 2018 Christmas week brought us daytime temperatures well into the 80s and it looks like we will close out the year with well above average temperatures. more »»

On the Water: Beautiful weather on the water

December 27, 2017 Weather around Southwest Florida rebounded nicely after our first cold front of the season. Heading into the weekend, anglers found calm seas, blues skies and air temperatures climbing each day. more »»

On the Water: Fishing ahead of the cool down

December 20, 2017 After weeks and weeks of uninterrupted mild weather, the first real cold front of the season arrived in Southwest Florida over the weekend. more »»

On the Water: With cooler weather, shrimp becomes the best bait

December 13, 2017 There are two times I look forward to each year fishing: first, when the water warms after winter and bait fish return to our waters, and second, when the water cools to the point as we approach the... more »»

On the Water: Fishing up and down over the holiday week

December 6, 2017 All in all it wasn’t too bad of a week on the water. more »»

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The Tropical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings Resort is overflowing with many unusual, exotic, and native tropical plants. Join our master gardener, Anita Marshall for a two hour walking tour open to the public. This is a must see for plant lovers and garden club. more »


 
 
 
 
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