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Fundraiser to feature tour of four island homes

February 16, 2018 An older remodel, and a new construction; within proximity of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and across from the Gulf of Mexico. Four island homes — each one special. more »»

 
 
 

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Fundraiser to feature tour of four island homes

February 16, 2018 An older remodel, and a new construction; within proximity of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and across from the Gulf of Mexico. Four island homes — each one special. more »»

Several submit applications for open seat on Sanibel Planning Commission

February 16, 2018 Nine people have filed applications to fill the vacancy on the Sanibel Planning Commission. more »»

Panel reviews draft survey for community as part of Captiva Code update

February 16, 2018 After announcing that the county had approved the new Captiva Community Plan, the Captiva Community Panel reviewed a proposed survey that will be used to help update the existing codes. At the Feb. more »»

Variety of beach concerns raised at first public workshop

February 16, 2018 Beach furniture left out overnight, plastic straws discarded on the sand and shark fishing scaring away tourism were just some issues brought up at the Captiva Community Panel's first public workshop. more »»

City to allow BIG ARTS, possibly others to sell alcohol

February 16, 2018 The Sanibel City Council voted to approve an ordinance that allows performing arts centers and live performance theaters to sell alcohol without also being required to sell food. more »»

News from around the region

Tom Cronin's legacy is unmistakable

February 19, 2018 To the business community, he was a genius. To friends, he was a prankster who could make you laugh at the drop of a hat. more »»

Cape man accused of firing gun in apartment

February 19, 2018 A Cape Coral man faces a pair of gun-related charges after police say he discharging a firearm inside his apartment, with a "round traveling just over the heads of his sleeping neighbors in the next... more »»

Edison Grand Parade road closures set

February 16, 2018 On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Fort Myers Police Department will close the following roads beginning at 5 p.m. more »»

FHP to conduct Wolfpack Operation this weekend

February 16, 2018 The Florida Highway Patrol will hold a DUI Wolfpack Operation beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, until 3 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18. The Wolfpack Operation will take place in Lee Count. more »»

Four community pools to be closed Saturday for staff training

February 16, 2018 Four community pools will be closed Saturday, Feb. 17, for annual staff training. The locations closed are: · North Fort Myers Community Pool, 5170 Orange Grove Blvd. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fundraiser to feature tour of four island homes

February 16, 2018 An older remodel, and a new construction; within proximity of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and across from the Gulf of Mexico. Four island homes — each one special. more »»

San-Cap Rotary Club to host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair this weekend

February 16, 2018 Marking its 35th year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will bring more than 100 top-notch artists and crafters to the islands to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind... more »»

Charlie McCullough Retrospective: Tower Gallery to reveal unprinted photos by famed photographer

February 8, 2018 A one-year project that showcases never before printed photographs by Charlie McCullough, along with ones that have not been printed in quite some time, will debut this week at Tower Gallery. more »»

San-Cap Art League’s annual show to highlight local plein air artists

February 8, 2018 Best known as the “Clothesline Sale,” the Sanibel-Captiva Art League is set to host its Annual Art Show for the 16th year, which will feature all local artists exhibiting island-inspired pieces. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling gets a spot in nationwide documentary project

February 8, 2018 A National Geographic journalist and photographer recently made stops at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Cayo Costa and more as part of a five-year documentary project. Dr. more »»

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Fundraiser to feature tour of four island homes

February 16, 2018 An older remodel, and a new construction; within proximity of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and across from the Gulf of Mexico. Four island homes — each one special. more »»

Several submit applications for open seat on Sanibel Planning Commission

February 16, 2018 Nine people have filed applications to fill the vacancy on the Sanibel Planning Commission. more »»

Panel reviews draft survey for community as part of Captiva Code update

February 16, 2018 After announcing that the county had approved the new Captiva Community Plan, the Captiva Community Panel reviewed a proposed survey that will be used to help update the existing codes. At the Feb. more »»

Variety of beach concerns raised at first public workshop

February 16, 2018 Beach furniture left out overnight, plastic straws discarded on the sand and shark fishing scaring away tourism were just some issues brought up at the Captiva Community Panel's first public workshop. more »»

City to allow BIG ARTS, possibly others to sell alcohol

February 16, 2018 The Sanibel City Council voted to approve an ordinance that allows performing arts centers and live performance theaters to sell alcohol without also being required to sell food. more »»

Obituaries

Richard J Chocol

February 14, 2018 Richard J. Chocol peacefully passed November 27th, 201. more »»

Caleb Brown Hurtt

February 13, 2018 Caleb Brown Hurtt of Naples, Florida and Vail, Colorado passed away on February 9, 2018. He was 86 years old. Caleb was born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1931. more »»

Thomas Martin Heike Ehlers

February 1, 2018 Thomas Martin Heike Ehlers died in Fort Myers, Florida, on June 8th, 2017. Tom was born on February 5th, 1937 in Worthington, Minnesota, to Genevieve and Martin Ehler. more »»

Alfred W Roepstorff

January 25, 2018 Alfred W. Roepstorff (Al) peacefully passed away on January 19, 2018 and was welcomed into Heaven by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. more »»

Patricia Norwood Trowbridge Ericksen

January 25, 2018 ESTERO, FL ­ Patricia Norwood Trowbridge Ericksen, 80, of Estero, Florida passed away on January 16, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida. more »»

Local Columns

Center 4 Life options: Some thoughts and questions

January 26, 2018 A casualty of Hurricane Irma was the cancellation of a city council public workshop to discuss options for the deteriorating Center 4 Life facility, previously known as the Sanibel Senior Center. more »»

On the Water: A very cold start to the new year

January 17, 2018 For the better part of the past week cold, weather shut down fishing. Strong north winds delivering the coldest temperatures we have seen in a few years made it pretty miserable on the water. more »»

Rotary Happenings: San-Cap Rotary helping to support neighborhood revitalization

January 17, 2018 There was a lot of energy in the room at the last Rotary Club meeting — don’t know if it was the weather outside or the blast of snowbird Rotarians returning for season. more »»

Faces on Faith: GOD’S mothering love

January 17, 2018 In l888, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, first used the term Father-Mother to describe God. more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

January 17, 2018 Now that we’re into 2018, isn’t it time you reviewed all the New Year’s resolutions you made during your inebriated state on New Year’s Eve? Weren’t some of them a bit too ambitious and truly out of... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for the support

February 16, 2018 To the editor: A big thank you to all who attended the 2018 Sanibel/Captiva Heart Walk! Together, we raised over $30,000 to support the lifesaving work and research of the American Heart... more »»

America schools are failing our children

February 16, 2018 To the editor: In a December issue of the Reporter-Islander, I saw a negative comment about Betsy DeVos, our education secretary. Teachers and their unions are very opposed to charter schools. more »»

Thank you, Community House

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Folks do things well on Sanibel. Ranking high on the list is the rehab of our historic Community Hous. more »»

Enough asphalt in paradise

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Anybody else remember Joni Mitchell’s song, “Pave Paradise, put up a Parking Lot”? When does it end … now we have a preponderance of asphalt, both on bike trails and parking lots. more »»

Lee County roller coaster ride

January 31, 2018 To the editor: Lee County School Board and County Commissioners shows us how the roller coaster ride goes up and down with their proposal to add a sales tax that will do away with that pesky problem... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Charter fishing for families during cooler months

February 16, 2018 While the winter months may not seem like the perfect time for fishing the Pine Island Sound to the east of Captiva Island, it may be the ideal situation for families looking for fun and relaxation. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling gets a spot in nationwide documentary project

February 8, 2018 A National Geographic journalist and photographer recently made stops at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Cayo Costa and more as part of a five-year documentary project. Dr. more »»

Sanibel Sea School set to register youths for summer programs

February 8, 2018 Registration for the Sanibel Sea School’s summer camps is scheduled to open this weekend. On Feb. more »»

‘101 Things to Do’ author to speak at Captiva Memorial Library

January 31, 2018 A recently published book on the dozens of known and not-so-known things to do on Captiva and Sanibel, as well as the surrounding areas, will be highlighted at the Captiva Memorial Library. more »»

On the Water: A very cold start to the new year

January 17, 2018 For the better part of the past week cold, weather shut down fishing. Strong north winds delivering the coldest temperatures we have seen in a few years made it pretty miserable on the water. more »»

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