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‘Ding’ Darling tarpon tournament still collecting auction items

April 26, 2018 The seventh annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament is set for May 11. more »»

 
 
 

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‘Ding’ Darling tarpon tournament still collecting auction items

April 26, 2018 The seventh annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament is set for May 11. more »»

Junonia found on Sanibel

April 26, 2018 Diane Kidd, of Hancock, New Hampshire, found a junonia on April 24 along the beach near the Sanddollar on Middle Gulf Drive on Sanibel. more »»

Gator Bites takes home championship title for spring softball league

April 26, 2018 Team Gator Bites Tail and Ale won the 2018 spring Co-Ed Softball League championship. On April 25, the season-ending tournament was played at the Sanibel Ball Fields. more »»

Moderate economic growth, relatively low inflation expected for second quarter

April 26, 2018 We have now experienced nearly 18 months of the “Trump Effect” on the economy, interest rates, corporate profits, asset markets and investor psyche. more »»

Interfaith Shared Scholar Committee announces Shared Scholar

April 26, 2018 The 2019 Shared Scholar will be the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell. more »»

News from around the region

Parks and Recreation to host annual Arbor Day event 

April 25, 2018 The city Parks and Recreation Department will host an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration Friday, April 27, at the William “Bill” Austen Youth Center, 315 S.W. 2nd Ave. The event begins at 11 a.m. more »»

Council member’s code enforcement involvement angers some residents

April 24, 2018 Cape Coral resident Crystal Pescatori had her trailered boat parked along the side of her yard. City code, though, allows for backyard parking for boats onl. more »»

Grants to fund major sidewalk projects

April 24, 2018 Over the past five years, the city of Cape Coral has received more than $5 million in state and federal grants for the construction of new sidewalks. more »»

Council discusses proposed D&D boat ramp

April 24, 2018 It was one of those Committee of the Whole meetings where every time staff and consultants answered a question, two or three more questions popped up. more »»

Let's dance

April 24, 2018 For five years, Lehigh Elementary School set the gold standard in the annual “Colors of the Rainbow” team match dance competitio. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Fifth-grader at Sanibel school earns special award for Kids Tag Art entry

April 25, 2018 A student at The Sanibel School was recognized for her art submission to an annual program. more »»

Inaugural book club program to hold final meeting of season

April 25, 2018 The community has one more opportunity to take part in the island's seasonal book club. The Captiva Island Reads! All Island Book Club will meet on April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Captiva Civic Center. more »»

'Ding' Darling bird photography exhibit close to wrapping up

April 25, 2018 Bird photographer David Jeffrey is exhibiting 30 bird images now through April 30 in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Let's Go

April 25, 2018 BIG ARTS Sanibel Island has two intriguing exhibits that are close to wrapping up. more »»

Island Calendar

April 25, 2018 TODAY, APRIL 25 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:45 p.m. more »»

Business

‘Ding’ Darling tarpon tournament still collecting auction items

April 26, 2018 The seventh annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament is set for May 11. more »»

Moderate economic growth, relatively low inflation expected for second quarter

April 26, 2018 We have now experienced nearly 18 months of the “Trump Effect” on the economy, interest rates, corporate profits, asset markets and investor psyche. more »»

Interfaith Shared Scholar Committee announces Shared Scholar

April 26, 2018 The 2019 Shared Scholar will be the Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell. more »»

VIP Realty Group announces top producers for the month

April 26, 2018 VIP Realty Group announced its top agents and sales teams for the month of March. Mary Lou Bailey had the top sales. more »»

Sanibel Sea School forges new outreach partnership

April 25, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School recently expanded its outreach and scholarship programs, providing local youth with the chance to learn about and love an ocean they might not get to experience. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Marilyn Adams West

March 1, 2018 Marilyn Adams West was born in Miami, Florida on June 8, 1935 and died in Memphis, TN on February 27, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Louise Knight Adams. more »»

Local Columns

Are you ready to vote in 2018?

April 25, 2018 The League of Women Voters of Sanibel wants you to know it’s easy to register and vote, but you need to make note of these simple tip. more »»

Term limits without amending the Constitution

April 25, 2018 The idea of citizen legislators, espoused by our Founding Fathers, centers on the discussion of term limits. more »»

Community Prayer Breakfast urges Southwest Florida residents to unite

April 25, 2018 Divisiveness seems to be everywhere these days. Politics, religion, race, economics, immigration, gun control… We can’t seem to agree on anything. more »»

Faces on Faith: God is our friend, friend of the whole world

April 25, 2018 How many Facebook friends do you have? I thought I would count, but then wondered why would I do that. Some of my Facebook friends I’ve known for years; others not so long. more »»

Safe at Sea: Failing to prepare is the same as preparing to fail

April 25, 2018 Four family members in Florida were rescued 15 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico after a concerned family member called the U.S. Coast Guard when the boaters did not return on time. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Not happy with plans for Bailey Tract’s Ani Pond

April 25, 2018 To the editor: A year ago rumors began of a plan to fill in the Bailey Tract’s Ani Pond, a beloved part of the tract and an important habitat where many species of birds, as well as otters and... more »»

Rally support for Lee County CSC

April 11, 2018 To the editor: Thanks to your many letters and phone calls this last month, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners is ready to vote provisionally for placement of a referendum establishing a... more »»

Find solution to Shell Love Bug

April 11, 2018 To the editor: We are residents of Lee County. Over the past few years, we have been privileged and excited to see the Shell Love Bug at various events around the county. more »»

In support of Pam Rambo

April 4, 2018 To the editor: Pam Rambo is a very well known, highly respected, very creative and beloved artist and personality. more »»

No need for daylight saving time

April 4, 2018 To the editor: Daylight saving time was introduced in World War II. Then, for about 20 years, we only had standard time and later they came up with this nonsense again. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Gator Bites takes home championship title for spring softball league

April 26, 2018 Team Gator Bites Tail and Ale won the 2018 spring Co-Ed Softball League championship. On April 25, the season-ending tournament was played at the Sanibel Ball Fields. more »»

Co-Ed Softball League

April 25, 2018 The spring Co-Ed Softball League has finished its regular season play. more »»

Island Calendar

April 25, 2018 TODAY, APRIL 25 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:45 p.m. more »»

New spot to rest, regroup added to Sanibel’s shared use path

April 24, 2018 On April 21, the city of Sanibel joined the Sanibel Bicycle Club to officially open the newest rest area along the island's shared use path. more »»

New spot to rest, regroup added to Sanibel’s shared use path

April 24, 2018 On April 21, the city of Sanibel joined the Sanibel Bicycle Club to officially open the newest rest area along the island's shared use path. more »»

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