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USACE to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

June 21, 2018 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the west and the east over the weeken. more »»

 
 
 

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USACE to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

June 21, 2018 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the west and the east over the weeken. more »»

Recent sea trash storm on Sanibel shores highlights impact of plastics

June 21, 2018 Instead of being greeted by seashells and turtle tracks along the shores, early morning beach walkers were recently struck by the sight of plastic bottles and styrofoam chucks littering the high tid... more »»

F.I.S.H. hurricane seminar to provide more 'hands-on' information

June 20, 2018 At the request of the community, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will host its first-ever storm semina. more »»

'Not if ... but when'

June 20, 2018 What may be the most pressing topic in the country right now was discussed on June 16 as the Lee County Sheriff's Office presented "A Response to Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Events. more »»

Agency acts following investigation into handling of hammerhead on Sanibel

June 20, 2018 A local man who received national attention for catching a 12-foot hammerhead shark last month on Sanibel has been advised on proper animal handling practices by at least one agency. more »»

News from around the region

Cape gears up for $60 million parks referendum

June 21, 2018 The playground at Paul Sanborn Park attracted a range of families late Wednesday afternoon. A pair of toddlers, under the watchful eye of a couple of dads, scrambled up the “big kids” jungle gym. more »»

Lee County enters Guinness Book of World Records

June 21, 2018 One thousand ninety-three is now the world record to beat. more »»

Cape Rotarian looks to raise funds via canoe paddle

June 21, 2018 A childhood dream will be realized for one Cape resident over the next three months with a philanthropic twist. Erik Elsea, a Realtor with Jones & Co. more »»

Update on roundabout provided

June 21, 2018 With a roundabout set to be built at the intersection of Southeast 47th Terrace and Vincennes Boulevard, residents and South Cape business owners had one last chance to see what it will look like... more »»

‘Mini reefs’ come to the Cape

June 21, 2018 A remedy for Southwest Florida waters may have arrived via an artificial reef system developed by Ocean Habitats Inc. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

'Smoke on the Island' to feature tasty menu, contest for children

June 20, 2018 The Community House is offering the islands an opportunity to kick off the Fourth of July holiday early with a special barbecue that is open to residents and visitors. more »»

Shell museum’s Mollusks on the Move van visits Golisano Children’s Hospital

June 20, 2018 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum’s Mollusks on the Move van has been making waves recently throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Sanibel Sea School campers celebrate nudibranchs, plovers

June 20, 2018 Campers at the Sanibel Sea School spent the second week of summer camp learning about nudibranchs and plovers — two exciting, marine science topics. more »»

Monthly Boat Talk meetings wrap up until the fall

June 20, 2018 All Salts with America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva met off-island this past week, peppering each other some edgy sea stories and fond remembrances of their times on the water. more »»

Sanibel Rec Center holding barre fitness sessions over summer

June 20, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center is offering the following barre fitness sessions: - July 9, July 16 and July 23 at 8:30 a.m. - July 10, July 17 and July 24 at 7 a.m. more »»

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USACE to reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

June 21, 2018 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee to the west and the east over the weeken. more »»

Recent sea trash storm on Sanibel shores highlights impact of plastics

June 21, 2018 Instead of being greeted by seashells and turtle tracks along the shores, early morning beach walkers were recently struck by the sight of plastic bottles and styrofoam chucks littering the high tid... more »»

F.I.S.H. hurricane seminar to provide more 'hands-on' information

June 20, 2018 At the request of the community, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will host its first-ever storm semina. more »»

'Not if ... but when'

June 20, 2018 What may be the most pressing topic in the country right now was discussed on June 16 as the Lee County Sheriff's Office presented "A Response to Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Events. more »»

'Smoke on the Island' to feature tasty menu, contest for children

June 20, 2018 The Community House is offering the islands an opportunity to kick off the Fourth of July holiday early with a special barbecue that is open to residents and visitors. more »»

Obituaries

Roine Paige Carlson

June 21, 2018 Roine Paige Carlson, 70, passed away suddenly on May 15, 2018. In the last year he split his time between Ft. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Make you voice heard to help protect the refuge, islands from harmful discharges

June 20, 2018 As a result of recent rains, massive discharges have come down the Caloosahatchee River from Lake Okeechobee. more »»

Contact water managers about Caloosahatchee estuary conditions

June 20, 2018 Record-setting rainfall the last two weeks of May flooded the entire Greater Everglades region. To manage lake water levels, the U.. more »»

Faces on Faith: Not such a bad dad

June 20, 2018 Father’s Day has passed, and with it a flood of memories and reflections. I am one of those people who can say that when my dad passed away, I lost one of my best friends. We had a great relationship. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Pine Manor Improvement Association hosts open house for gardens

June 20, 2018 Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians were fortunate this past week to be invited to attend the Pine Manor Improvement Association's open house for its Community Gardens. more »»

Safe at Sea: Hazards can be found on boat docks, but also avoided

June 20, 2018 Docks are such inviting places, and our surrounding waters offer so many docks to enjoy. We moor boats to the docks, and we swim or fish from the dock. more »»

Letters to the Editor

It is time for new blood

June 20, 2018 To the editor: My wife and I have owned three different homes on Sanibel since the 1980s. We moved full-time to our current home on Sanibel in 2013. more »»

Help save the Everglades, coastal estuaries

June 20, 2018 To the editor: The Everglades and coastal estuaries need our help. “Send it south” has been the slogan for countless NGOs and $1,000 a plate fundraisers. more »»

Vote yes on half-penny sales tax

June 6, 2018 To the editor: If these were ordinary times, I would be opposed to an increase in the sales tax as regressive tax policy. These times, however, as Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “are not ordinary times. more »»

Sanibel’s new Heritage Trail

May 30, 2018 To the editor: If you looked through the materials that came with the city’s utility bill last week, you may have noticed a flyer on Sanibel’s new Heritage Trail. more »»

Bailey Tract facts

May 23, 2018 To the editor: Although I have not followed the issues closely, and I have had no input into refuge planning for over 28 years, I did catch the letters to the editor in the May 9, 2018, edition of... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Agency acts following investigation into handling of hammerhead on Sanibel

June 20, 2018 A local man who received national attention for catching a 12-foot hammerhead shark last month on Sanibel has been advised on proper animal handling practices by at least one agency. more »»

Monthly Boat Talk meetings wrap up until the fall

June 20, 2018 All Salts with America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva met off-island this past week, peppering each other some edgy sea stories and fond remembrances of their times on the water. more »»

Sanibel Rec Center holding barre fitness sessions over summer

June 20, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center is offering the following barre fitness sessions: - July 9, July 16 and July 23 at 8:30 a.m. - July 10, July 17 and July 24 at 7 a.m. more »»

3-on-3 Basketball League

June 20, 2018 The city's 3-on-3 Basketball League will hold the following games on June 21: Court 1 - Nothin But Net vs. Joeys Custard at 5:50 p.m - Fuego vs. Next Level Church 6:25 p.m. - The Chee-Pointers vs. more »»

Island Calendar

June 20, 2018 TODAY, JUNE 20 Storytime Rocks! Family Storytime will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

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