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SCAL to present Annual Art Fair

February 21, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Art League will host its Annual Art Fair — formerly known as the Clothesline Sale — on March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

 
 
 

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SCAL to present Annual Art Fair

February 21, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Art League will host its Annual Art Fair — formerly known as the Clothesline Sale — on March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Ralph Woodring speaks to historical village volunteers

February 21, 2019 Every month, the Sanibel Historical Village holds an event for its volunteers. The aim is to help broaden their knowledge of the history of Sanibel and to meet and mingle with fellow volunteers. more »»

Monthly photo contest winner announced

February 21, 2019 The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s February photo contest is Laurie Hafener, who submitted a photo of the perfect place for a time out — Sanibel’s mangroves. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling lecture debunks wildlife myths

February 21, 2019 Myth: Beavers can fell trees in the direction that they desire. Fact: Beavers simply gnaw around a tree until it falls, and occasionally a beaver is killed when a tree falls on it. more »»

Ocean Tribe Paddlers to explore Fisherman’s Key

February 21, 2019 Ocean Tribe Paddlers, with the Sanibel Sea School, organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. more »»

News from around the region

Survey: 71 percent of Southwest Florida residents concerned about climate change

February 20, 2019 A majority of Southwest Florida residents believe that climate change will personally affect their health and homes, and they want the government to do something about it. more »»

Ground broken for Merchant Marine memorial

February 20, 2019 Ground was broken at Eco Park in Cape Coral Tuesday afternoon for the newest addition to the array of military monuments along Veterans Memorial Parkway. more »»

Fishing for silver kings

February 20, 2019 Fishing enthusiasts across Southwest Florida who haven't experienced tarpon fishing, or are looking to gain further insight on one of the area's most sought-after fish, can do so via a club that's... more »»

Yellow Fever Creek/Gator Slough project OK’d

February 20, 2019 The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement with the city of Cape Coral for the design and construction of a system to connect Yellow Fever Creek and Gator Slough Canal in... more »»

Time for a change

February 20, 2019 Eddie Barnhill, a third generation Pine Island fisherman, has sold his boats and traps and started a new business, Got Ice, Inc. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

SCAL to present Annual Art Fair

February 21, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Art League will host its Annual Art Fair — formerly known as the Clothesline Sale — on March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Monthly photo contest winner announced

February 21, 2019 The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s February photo contest is Laurie Hafener, who submitted a photo of the perfect place for a time out — Sanibel’s mangroves. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling lecture debunks wildlife myths

February 21, 2019 Myth: Beavers can fell trees in the direction that they desire. Fact: Beavers simply gnaw around a tree until it falls, and occasionally a beaver is killed when a tree falls on it. more »»

Sanibel FlyFishers raise funds for water quality

February 21, 2019 The Sanibel FlyFishers hosted the first Southwest Florida showing of the “Fly Fishing Film Tour,” an international collection of fly fishing short films in its 12th year, on Feb. more »»

SCAL on display at The Community House

February 21, 2019 During the month of March, Sanibel Captiva Art League member Jeanne Raimondi is exhibiting her work at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The public can view her work from 9 a.m. more »»

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SCAL to present Annual Art Fair

February 21, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Art League will host its Annual Art Fair — formerly known as the Clothesline Sale — on March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Ralph Woodring speaks to historical village volunteers

February 21, 2019 Every month, the Sanibel Historical Village holds an event for its volunteers. The aim is to help broaden their knowledge of the history of Sanibel and to meet and mingle with fellow volunteers. more »»

Monthly photo contest winner announced

February 21, 2019 The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s February photo contest is Laurie Hafener, who submitted a photo of the perfect place for a time out — Sanibel’s mangroves. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling lecture debunks wildlife myths

February 21, 2019 Myth: Beavers can fell trees in the direction that they desire. Fact: Beavers simply gnaw around a tree until it falls, and occasionally a beaver is killed when a tree falls on it. more »»

Course on basic boat operation, safety taking signups

February 21, 2019 The America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva will offer to the public its America's Boating Course during two sessions in March at the Sanibel Public Librar. more »»

Obituaries

Michael James DeWitt

February 20, 2019 Michael James DeWitt, 65, of Sanibel, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. more »»

William Edward Klier Jr

February 19, 2019 William Edward Klier, Jr., 77, of Sanibel FL, passed away February 18, 2019.  Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services are assisting with the arrangements. more »»

Suzanne Patterson Buhrman

February 15, 2019 Suzanne Patterson Buhrman, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI, Mullett Lake, MI, and Sanibel, FL, died January 4, 2019 in Holland, MI. more »»

Mary Starkweather Cramer

February 13, 2019 Cramer, Mary Starkweather, Age 88, a resident of Fort Myers, Florida, died peacefully on December 2, 2018 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Preceded in death by husband of 60 years Arthur A. Cramer, Jr. more »»

Armen Gederian

February 6, 2019 Armen Gederian, 87, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Sanibel FL., passed away on February 2, 2019. Arrangements under the direction of National Cremation and Burial, visit www.nationalcremation. more »»

Local Columns

LOSOM is an important tool for near-term relief to coastal estuaries

February 19, 2019 The relationship between water quality and Florida’s economy has never been more apparent than it is toda. more »»

Why the state of the Caloosahatchee matters to the refuge

February 19, 2019 Lake Okeechobee is often criticized as a source of the pollution that periodically surrounds the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Annual Arts, Crafts Festival comes and goes

February 19, 2019 Our major fundraiser — the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Festival — has come and gone. more »»

Faces on Faith: Bidden or unbidden, God is here

February 19, 2019 A recent gathering of two of my siblings, brothers I hadn’t seen in years, resulted in a fascinating discussion around the dinner table. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week on the water

February 19, 2019 Other 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. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Shell Love Bug issue is still unresolved

February 19, 2019 To the editor: An article on Feb. 5, 2019, in a local publication gave the misleading impression that the issue of ownership of the Shell love Bug has been resolved in the favor of Lee Count. more »»

Recipe for island's rabbit problem

February 19, 2019 To the editor: The island overrun by rabbits? Well, it has spread to The Islander. Rabbits on four pages before you even get to the rabbit sharing a page with the rabbi. more »»

Put support behind governor's programs

February 13, 2019 To the editor: Upon taking office, Gov. DeSantis laid out a plan to improve the water quality. more »»

Spectacular accomplishments from Trump

February 6, 2019 To the editor: There continues to be much noise in Congress about the possible impeachment of President Donald Trum. more »»

Rabbits taking over the island

February 6, 2019 To the editor: Parts of the island are currently being invaded by swarms of rabbits. They are destroying much of the vegetation. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Ocean Tribe Paddlers to explore Fisherman’s Key

February 21, 2019 Ocean Tribe Paddlers, with the Sanibel Sea School, organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. more »»

Sanibel FlyFishers raise funds for water quality

February 21, 2019 The Sanibel FlyFishers hosted the first Southwest Florida showing of the “Fly Fishing Film Tour,” an international collection of fly fishing short films in its 12th year, on Feb. more »»

Three-on three-basketball tournament taking registrations

February 20, 2019 In recognition of Healthy Heart Month, the city of Sanibel will host a three-versus-three basketball tournament on Feb. 24 at noon at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel Captiva Roa. more »»

Winners announced for SIGC event

February 20, 2019 Mick Denham recently shot his age during the men’s league event at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. His fine play helped his partners, Tom Bolon amd Dr. Dick Briggs, earn a third place finish. more »»

Co-Ed Softball League

February 20, 2019 The following games are set for today, Feb. 20: - Knuckleheads vs. Swingers at 6:20 p.m. - Swingers vs. Sea Dogs at 7:30 p.m. - Bailey’s vs. Whitney's at 8:40 p.m. more »»

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