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Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club to host blues, jazz concert

October 15, 2019 The 4th annual Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest on the islands is back, and tickets are on sale. Hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, the festival will take place on Nov. 3 from noon to 7 p.. more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club to host blues, jazz concert

October 15, 2019 The 4th annual Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest on the islands is back, and tickets are on sale. Hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, the festival will take place on Nov. 3 from noon to 7 p.. more »»

Sanibel fire proceeds on new vessel

October 15, 2019 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission signed off on moving forward with the grant process and purchase of a new fire boat to replace the district's existing Marine 171 vessel. At the Oct. more »»

CCP gets updates on wastewater, iguanas and more

October 15, 2019 The Captiva Community Panel was provided an update on the near-completion of the supplemental wastewater research project, plus received information about the island's iguana control servic. more »»

Sanibel art gallery to offer great deals during annual sale

October 15, 2019 The Tower Gallery on Sanibel is ready to go for its 13th annual Attic Sale on Oct. 18-19. more »»

News from around the region

Applicants for vacant council seat up to 11

October 14, 2019 Applications for the open District 5 Cape Coral City Council seat were due by Friday at 3 p.m. more »»

Margaritaville challenge continues to Court of Appeal

October 14, 2019 A Fort Myers Beach resident is taking her challenge of the Margaritaville Fort Myers Beach Resort to Second District Court of Appeal. more »»

CCPD: Body identified as Ruiz

October 12, 2019 Friday afternoon, the Cape Coral Police Department reported that it had positively identified the body found Thursday in the northwest section of the Cape as Diane Ruiz. more »»

CCPD: Person of interest in Ruiz, Melton investigations remains in custody

October 12, 2019 The Cape Coral Police Department has identified the person of interest in the Diane Ruiz case, as well as death investigation of Kristine Ann Melton, 35, who was found dead at her home on Oc. more »»

Update: LCSO reports kidnapping did not occur

October 12, 2019 In continuing the investigation of a reported kidnapping earlier this week, Lee County Sheriff's Office detectives discovered the reported kidnapping did not occur as it was originally reported by... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club to host blues, jazz concert

October 15, 2019 The 4th annual Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest on the islands is back, and tickets are on sale. Hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, the festival will take place on Nov. 3 from noon to 7 p.. more »»

Sanibel art gallery to offer great deals during annual sale

October 15, 2019 The Tower Gallery on Sanibel is ready to go for its 13th annual Attic Sale on Oct. 18-19. more »»

American Legion

October 15, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Oct. 17: Open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Oct. 20: Ham dinner from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Let's Go

October 15, 2019 As the 75th anniversary celebration at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel kicks in, staff has planned a “Ding” Darling Day for Oct. more »»

Business

Sanibel fire proceeds on new vessel

October 15, 2019 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission signed off on moving forward with the grant process and purchase of a new fire boat to replace the district's existing Marine 171 vessel. At the Oct. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

October 15, 2019 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - Oct. 22: Sanibel Planning Commission meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

Local business giving back

October 15, 2019 Community Housing and Resources hosts a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations, with the location donating a percentage of its daily sales to CHR. more »»

Business Notes

October 15, 2019 Sanibel Outlets hosting Shop Pink In support of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sanibel Outlets is hosting Shop Pink. more »»

Refuge welcomes new intern

October 11, 2019 Intern April Arthur recently arrived to help the J.N. more »»

Obituaries

Derek J. Fell

October 15, 2019 Derek Fell, the acclaimed author of over 100 books dealing with art, gardens, and adventure travel, died at his Bucks County PA home on July 18, 2019, due to complications from colon cance. more »»

Thomas Arthur Rathbone

October 8, 2019 We’ve lost a bright, inquisitive, thoughtful and unique man. Thomas Arthur Rathbone of Captiva Island, Florida, died on Saturday, September 21, 2019, after a 4-month valiant battle with cance. more »»

Marjorie Jane Bauer

October 1, 2019 Marjorie Jane Bauer, 92, of Sanibel, Florida, died September 19, 2019.  Lee County Cremation Services-Fort Myers has been entrusted with her final care. more »»

John “Jack” E Luke D.D.S

September 20, 2019 John “Jack” E. Luke, D.D.S, 91, of Sanibel, FL passed away on September 18, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Julia Lee (Ashcraft) Armstrong

August 26, 2019 Julia Lee (Ashcraft) Armstrong, age 93, died on August 24, 2019 at the Kobacker House, after a brief illness. Julia was born in Mt. more »»

Local Columns

The synergy between cattle ranches, conservation

October 15, 2019 In our recent guest commentary, we discussed the fact Florida Forever is Florida’s premier conservation and recreation lands acquisition program. more »»

Faces on Faith: Opening and closing doors

October 15, 2019 Have you ever stopped to consider how many times each day you open or close a door? I’ve never counted, but I know I open and close the refrigerator door more often than I should! What other doors... more »»

On the Water: October fishing is off to a good start

October 15, 2019 Despite days with extreme high tides and a brisk breeze, fishing reports were still good on the waters around Southwest Florid. more »»

Shell Shocked: On Line Dating

October 15, 2019 If love is blind and marriage is an institution then shouldn’t everyone who gets married live in an institution for the blind? I said this joke to the latest online date I was having cocktails with... more »»

In The Garden: Hurricane palm — a true survivor

October 15, 2019 The hurricane palm (Dictyosperma) is a superior survivor in the face of high winds and punishing hurricane conditions, which earned it its nicknam. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Upping the ante to protect Southwest Florida

September 11, 2019 Last year’s toxic algae crisis has been rightly crowned a historic turning point for our region. more »»

Restrict only some micro-mobility devices

August 27, 2019 To the editor: I have been a full-time resident on Sanibel for 15 years and like most residents have enjoyed the many attractions of our great city island. more »»

Possible solution to empty storefronts

August 27, 2019 To the editor: Increasingly Sanibel has a problem with a lot of empty storefronts all over the island. more »»

More than mental illness needs addressing

August 20, 2019 To the editor: I agree that mental illness is a huge factor in the gun violence in our country, but on the other hand you have to have a mental problem to want to kill or cause bodily harm to anothe... more »»

Our Faustian bargain

August 6, 2019 To the editor: If there is one unforgettable lesson all of us took away from the horrific red tide event on Sanibel last summer and fall it is that paradise is vulnerable. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

The Sanibel School

October 15, 2019 The Sanibel School, at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: Students of the Month The following youths were selected by their teachers as the Student of the Month: Blake... more »»

American Legion

October 15, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Oct. 17: Open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Oct. 20: Ham dinner from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

October 15, 2019 If you cannot safely paddle back to your vehicle or seek shelter in a building during a thunderstorm, try to exit the water anywhere you can. more »»

Let's Go

October 15, 2019 As the 75th anniversary celebration at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel kicks in, staff has planned a “Ding” Darling Day for Oct. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 10-16

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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