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The Launch to raise funds for island conservation initiatives

November 15, 2018 With its Strawless on Sanibel campaign coming to fruition with the city's recent passing of a ban on plastic straws, Coastal Keepers will its unveil new planned initiatives at an upcoming fundraise. more »»

 
 
 

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The Launch to raise funds for island conservation initiatives

November 15, 2018 With its Strawless on Sanibel campaign coming to fruition with the city's recent passing of a ban on plastic straws, Coastal Keepers will its unveil new planned initiatives at an upcoming fundraise. more »»

Annual holiday celebration to feature fun, fellowship

November 15, 2018 For nearly three decades, island residents and visitors have come together on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to mark the approaching holiday with some music, fellowship and fun. more »»

Gallery to showcase lifelong work of Hollis Garland Jeffcoat

November 15, 2018 The first exhibit to open the new season at the Watson MacRae Gallery on Sanibel will showcase the lifelong work of abstract expressionist painter Hollis Garland Jeffcoat, who passed away in April. more »»

Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Indian mound excursion to resume

November 15, 2018 Captiva Cruises' tour focused on the centuries of local fishing cultures is returning for season. Running from Nov. more »»

PAWS Pets of the Weel

November 15, 2018 Brava Brava, sister to Lucy, is a dilute tortoiseshell. She is about 4-5 months old. more »»

News from around the region

Cape cops pitch in

November 14, 2018 For the seventh consecutive year, the Cape Coral Police Department has partnered with local Walmart's to present the “Holiday Heroes Food Drive,” with donations going to the Harry Chapin Food Bank o... more »»

Low levels of red tide still lurking off shore

November 14, 2018 Southwest Florida may have gotten a reprieve from red tide, but recent data shows Karenia brevis is still present in Lee County in low to medium concentrations. more »»

ECHO conference to mark 25 years

November 14, 2018 It is a much different world now than it was in 1994 when ECHO started to hold its annual International Agricultural Confer-ence. more »»

Sandsculpting competition returns to Fort Myers Beach

November 14, 2018 A world famous art competition will return to Fort Myers Beach this weekend for its 32nd year. The medium? San. more »»

City, Waste Pro to hold ‘Bulk Item Drop Off Day’ Saturday

November 14, 2018 The city is partnering with Waste Pro and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to offer Cape Coral residents a free “Bulk Item Drop Off Day” this Saturday, Nov. 17. more »»

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The Launch to raise funds for island conservation initiatives

November 15, 2018 With its Strawless on Sanibel campaign coming to fruition with the city's recent passing of a ban on plastic straws, Coastal Keepers will its unveil new planned initiatives at an upcoming fundraise. more »»

Annual holiday celebration to feature fun, fellowship

November 15, 2018 For nearly three decades, island residents and visitors have come together on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to mark the approaching holiday with some music, fellowship and fun. more »»

Gallery to showcase lifelong work of Hollis Garland Jeffcoat

November 15, 2018 The first exhibit to open the new season at the Watson MacRae Gallery on Sanibel will showcase the lifelong work of abstract expressionist painter Hollis Garland Jeffcoat, who passed away in April. more »»

Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Indian mound excursion to resume

November 15, 2018 Captiva Cruises' tour focused on the centuries of local fishing cultures is returning for season. Running from Nov. more »»

Island Calendar

November 15, 2018 TODAY, NOVEMBER 14 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Business

The Launch to raise funds for island conservation initiatives

November 15, 2018 With its Strawless on Sanibel campaign coming to fruition with the city's recent passing of a ban on plastic straws, Coastal Keepers will its unveil new planned initiatives at an upcoming fundraise. more »»

Gallery to showcase lifelong work of Hollis Garland Jeffcoat

November 15, 2018 The first exhibit to open the new season at the Watson MacRae Gallery on Sanibel will showcase the lifelong work of abstract expressionist painter Hollis Garland Jeffcoat, who passed away in April. more »»

Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Indian mound excursion to resume

November 15, 2018 Captiva Cruises' tour focused on the centuries of local fishing cultures is returning for season. Running from Nov. more »»

Let's Go

November 15, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host “Evenings at the Homestead: The Water Crisis of 2018” on Nov. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the pavilion at the Bailey Homestead Preserv. more »»

CROW announces Taste of the Islands winners

November 12, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife named the winners of the 37th Taste of the Islands. This year’s event featured 13 restaurants from Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Obituaries

Gregory A. O’Neill

November 7, 2018 Gregory A. O’Neill, 96, of Sanibel died 11-4-18.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Raymond Joseph Vazquez

October 17, 2018 Raymond Joseph Vazquez, 88, of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

William Burks

October 2, 2018 William Burks died on July 29, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 91. He was born in Saltillo, Mississippi and eventually made his way to Akron, Ohio where he graduated from high school. more »»

Walter S. Thompson

September 21, 2018 HARWICH - Walter S. Thompson, 79, of Harwich, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, September 17, surrounded by his family, due to complications of Parkinson’s diseas. more »»

Sherry L. Anderson

September 21, 2018 September 19, 2018 was another remarkable day in the Life of Sherry L. Anderson--Mother, great friend, Community Leader, Master Gardener, Triathlete, Survivor. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: Farewell Sanibel — with great Thanksgiving

November 15, 2018 A little over 17 years ago, the Donovan family was privileged to be called to serve at the Sanibel Community Church. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel Sea School speaker covers red tide, blue-green algae

November 15, 2018 Although the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust has just closed its fall grant cycle and all applications have been processed, our trust board will not announce the grant recipients’ names until all have... more »»

Island club kicks off boating season monthly Cruise and Rendezvous

November 15, 2018 With many of members of the America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva contingent having freshly returned from their summer sojourn north, the scheduled October Cruise and Rendezvous turned out to be... more »»

In The Garden: Jatropha is a little red beauty

November 15, 2018 Jatropha integerrima is a welcome addition for a sunny spot in any size South Florida landscape. Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the Euphorbiaceae family. more »»

Poetic License: 'Don't Blow It, Poet'

November 15, 2018 (Diptych) Ars Poetica I Don’t blow it, poet, Don’t abuse your muse, If you want to rhyme Then take the time To pay your due. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Clean water was a key local issue

November 15, 2018 To the editor: The headline on your recent editorial was “Battle won, fight goes on. more »»

Time to start thinking P.I.N.K. again

November 15, 2018 To the editor: The Dunes Women’s Golf Association is beginning to make plans for its annual Play for P.I.N.. more »»

Vote on facts and past action, not party

October 31, 2018 To the editor: As a registered Independent, I appreciate the unifying message of recent signs suggesting water quality is important for Republicans and Democrats alike. more »»

Dangerous curve at Blind Pass

October 31, 2018 To the editor: The residents of Del Sega are facing a worsening situation with the cars speeding through a 25 mph zone at Blind Pass. I have been a property owner since the late 1970. more »»

Tourism is bigger economic value to Florida

October 24, 2018 To the editor: I noticed from the map by the Sugar Farmers — published in the Islander — that they claim 30 percent of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee is directed along the Caloosahatchee River... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Island Calendar

November 15, 2018 TODAY, NOVEMBER 14 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

LCSO: Body of missing boater found near Punta Rassa boat ramp

November 12, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that it has recovered the body of a missing boater. At 9:50 a.m. more »»

City presents holiday operation hours, refuse collection schedule

November 9, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported that refuse, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal will have no changes in their pick-up schedule. For more information, call 239-334-1224. more »»

Monthly photo contest resumes

November 9, 2018 R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces the return of its monthly photos contest to showcase Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Dunes association holds opening game, luncheon

November 9, 2018 The Dunes Women's Golf Association held its opening game and luncheon today, Nov. 9, which was attended by 38 women. The game was team play with two best balls of four net. more »»

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SCCF teaches human uses of native plants 11-20

Did you know that Henry Ford stuffed the seats of his cars with the air plant, Spanish moss, or that Thomas Edison used the giant native Seaside Goldenrod for electrical conductivity experiments? Calusa fishermen of the past used the poisonous saponins in certain native plants to harvest their fish. more »


 
 
 
 
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