Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Columnsen-usWed, 20 Feb 2019 18:18:17 EDTWed, 20 Feb 2019 18:18:17 EDT is an important tool for near-term relief to coastal estuaries relationship between water quality and Florida's economy has never been more apparent than it is today. The lost summers of 2013, 2016 and 2018 were beyond challenging for the coastal communities situated along the St.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDTWhy the state of the Caloosahatchee matters to the refuge Okeechobee is often criticized as a source of the pollution that periodically surrounds the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDTRotary Happenings: Annual Arts, Crafts Festival comes and goes major fundraiser - the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Festival - has come and gone. Our brilliant hard-working festival committee was hard at work for over nine months; yes, it's like birthing a baby.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDTFaces on Faith: Bidden or unbidden, God is here recent gathering of two of my siblings, brothers I hadn't seen in years, resulted in a fascinating discussion around the dinner table.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDTOn the Water: An up and down week on the water than a couple foggy mornings and afternoons, the weather was decent all week. Up to the weekend light winds allowed boats big and small to venture offshore into Gulf waters.Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EDT