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Hooked loggerhead turtle released on Sanibel

August 3, 2020 An adult female loggerhead sea turtle — the largest of the hard-shelled turtles and frequent nester on Southwest Florida beaches — was released from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife... more »»

COVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel

August 3, 2020 Lee County has 15,799 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 15,518 Florida residents and 281 non-residents — including 40 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

Planning commission OKs permit applications

August 3, 2020 The Sanibel Planning Commission recently approved permits to allow for dredging at two homes, as well as heard about the process it will undergo for evaluating the city’s codes relative to seawal. more »»

Lee Health: Last seven days ‘incredibly promising’

August 3, 2020 Health officials on July 31 called the last seven days “incredibly promising” when it comes to the spread of COVID-19 in Lee County and reported the lowest amount of hospitalizations since June. more »»

City announces adjusted hours for recreation center

August 3, 2020 The city reported that due to the economic impacts of the pandemic, the August hours of operation for the Sanibel Recreation Center will be further reduced to Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p. more »»

News from around the region

Health leaders ask for mandatory masks in Lee

July 28, 2020 Members of the Lee Health Facility Medical Executive Committee has sent a letter to Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chair Brian Hamman, requesting a countywide mask mandate “in public place... more »»

Cape Council talks taxes

July 28, 2020 Cape Coral City Council made significant changes to the city's mowing program Monday, changing the number of mows on each empty lot and so raising the annual assessment. more »»

Cape cancels anniversary celebration

July 28, 2020 After moving the traditional July 4th celebration to Labor Day weekend in recognition of the city of Cape Coral's 50th anniversary, officials on Monday cancelled the event, citing the coronavirus... more »»

COVID cases near 442,000 mark

July 28, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 441,977 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 9,230 since FDOH's last update Monday morning. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

BIG ARTS call to artists

August 3, 2020 BIG ARTS invites artists to submit their work for its first-ever juried exhibition in the new Dunham Family Gallery. more »»

'H2O Exhibit' call for artists

July 30, 2020 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and the Alliance for the Arts are partnering to create an exhibition focused on water. more »»

Monthly exhibit at TCH

July 29, 2020 During the month of August, local artists and Sanibel-Captiva Art League members Joe Caulfield and Brad Goldman will exhibit their work at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

The Community House

July 28, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Current Events Current Events will meet on July 30 at 1 p.m. more »»

Sanibel library offers book sale, youth craft kits

July 22, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library’s “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale is continuing until the inventory is depleted. Located in the library’s puzzle area and main entrances, the books are restocked dail. more »»

Business

Contact centers experiencing unprecedented call volume

July 29, 2020 Lee Health contact centers are experiencing an influx of callers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

Maximize estate benefits as asset values fluctuate

July 29, 2020 While it is always a good idea to periodically review one’s estate plans, the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) provided increased opportunities for estate planning. more »»

Second quarter report

July 29, 2020 The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors released the second quarter market report for the islands for 2020. The figures are based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as of July 14. more »»

Refuge welcomes education intern

July 29, 2020 On Aug. 3, after a two-week quarantine, education intern Patrick Carney will join the team at the J.N. more »»

Sanibel Sea School welcomes interns for summer

July 29, 2020 The Sanibel Sea School is excited to welcome two seasonal interns to help with educational programming and administrative work. more »»

Obituaries

Joseph Ross Interbartolo

July 20, 2020 Interbartolo, Joseph Ross age 81 formerly of East Boston, MA, Ft. Myers, and Cape Coral, FL. passed away on Sunday, July 12, 202. more »»

Katheryn M Boatman

July 9, 2020 Katheryn M. Boatman, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 4, 2020 after a long illness. She was born January 3, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward E. more »»

Dr Carol McDonald Connor

June 17, 2020 Dr. Carol McDonald Connor was a Chancellor’s Professor of Education at the University of California ­ Irvine School of Education. more »»

Virginia S (Van Horn) Taub

May 28, 2020 COTUIT, MA /SANIBEL ISLAND, FL ­ Virginia S. (Van Horn) Taub, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. more »»

John L Rushworth Sr

May 22, 2020 John (Jack) L. Rushworth Sr. passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers. Born in Porthcawl, Wales, Jack joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. more »»

Local Columns

SCCF call to action on damaged sea turtle nests

July 28, 2020 I am saddened and angered by the recent events on Captiva. In case you have not heard, someone drove a vehicle over six of our sea turtle nests — and by ours I mean yours and mine. more »»

Rotary Happenings: COVID-19 truths, best practices topic of meeting

July 28, 2020 The guest speaker for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's recent meeting was Dr. Julie Rosenberg, who spoke about “COVID-19: Truths and Best Practices. more »»

An easy roadmap to a native garden

July 28, 2020 This is the second in a two-part series that discusses how using native plants improves the quantity and quality of local water resources. more »»

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

July 28, 2020 A few years ago, 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 »»

Faces on Faith: Spiritual revolutionaries

July 28, 2020 On July 4, l776, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, written largely by Thomas Jefferson. Those early signers, along with Jefferson, were brave revolutionarie. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Adding fuel to hatred, separation

July 14, 2020 To the editor: I was troubled by a letter to the editor I read from Mr. Mike DiCorpo published in the June 8, 2020, issue of the Island Reporter. more »»

Thank you for voting to require face masks

July 7, 2020 To the editor: The Sanibel City Council recently voted 3-1 to require face masks in public spaces on Sanibe. more »»

To mask or not to mask, that is the question

July 7, 2020 To the editor: I go for a morning exercise walk and at least 97 percent of the people I see do not wear a mask. I wear a mask to protect you and wonder why you can’t extend the same courtesy. more »»

A community stronger than COVID

July 7, 2020 To the editor: On June 13, I had the honor to present former Congressman Carlos Curbelo, founder of the first bipartisan climate solutions caucus in the U.S. more »»

Appreciate the Islander

July 7, 2020 To the editor: As a 20-plus year resident, full time on Sanibel, I have looked through many Islander papers. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and J.. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Hooked loggerhead turtle released on Sanibel

August 3, 2020 An adult female loggerhead sea turtle — the largest of the hard-shelled turtles and frequent nester on Southwest Florida beaches — was released from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife... more »»

City announces adjusted hours for recreation center

August 3, 2020 The city reported that due to the economic impacts of the pandemic, the August hours of operation for the Sanibel Recreation Center will be further reduced to Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

July 31, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibe. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

July 30, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibe. more »»

Greater amberjack to reopen to recreational harvest in Gulf

July 30, 2020 The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will reopen in Gulf state and federal waters on Aug. 1. The season is scheduled to remain open through Oct. 31. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 08-05

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings offers 90-minute walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.Cost is $5 per person, plus tax; check in at the front office.Reservations required at 239-472-4119. more »


 
 
 
 
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