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Snook caught at Blind Pass

July 19, 2018 Friends Jack Graber, 17, from Wake Forest, North Carolina, and David Cain, 21, from Bedford, Pennsylvania, caught a roughly 40-inch snook today at Blind Pass. more »»

 
 
 

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Snook caught at Blind Pass

July 19, 2018 Friends Jack Graber, 17, from Wake Forest, North Carolina, and David Cain, 21, from Bedford, Pennsylvania, caught a roughly 40-inch snook today at Blind Pass. more »»

'Ding' Darling refuge offers thanks for successful prescribed burn

July 19, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge thanked all residents, visitors and partners for a successful prescribed burn of the Botanical Site on Sanibel on July 1. more »»

City accepting fitness instructor, personal trainer proposals

July 19, 2018 The city of Sanibel announced today that it is taking proposals for fitness instructor classes and personal training services for two facilities for fiscal year 2018-2019, which begins on Oct. 1. more »»

City receives all clear that prescribed burn is complete on Sanibel

July 18, 2018 The city of Sanibel has received notification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the prescribed burn is complete at the Botanical Site. more »»

'Ding' Darling kicks off amateur photo contest

July 18, 2018 The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy nature shots. more »»

News from around the region

Cape man attempts to flee from police but is caught and charged

July 20, 2018 Early Wednesday morning, a Cape Coral Police patrol officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign and having an equipment violation. more »»

Woman dies after being struck by car

July 20, 2018 A woman from Holiday, Fla., was struck by a vehicle and killed Thursday night on the Del Prado Extension, just east of U.S. more »»

Hiring drive on at CCPD

July 19, 2018 The Cape Coral Police Department prides itself on being the gatekeepers to one of the safest cities in Florida. more »»

Recycle Smart: Lee County Solid Waste offers recycling guidance

July 19, 2018 Picking the right container, trash or recycling, is the key message to Lee County Solid Waste Division's campaign “Recycle Smar. more »»

Raso Realty marks 45 years in Cape Coral

July 19, 2018 A pioneer family of Cape Coral is celebrating a business milestone this yea. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

'Ding' Darling kicks off amateur photo contest

July 18, 2018 The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy nature shots. more »»

The Community House

July 18, 2018 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following: Hands-on Cooking Class Resident Chef Jarred Harris will teach a hands-on cooking class on “Vegan Cooking” on July 20... more »»

Island Calendar

July 18, 2018 TODAY, JULY 18 Reading in the Refuge Hear an exciting wildlife-themed story from a naturalist and make a craft about an animal from the estuarine ecosystem at 10 a.m. more »»

UPDATE: Facility to reopen Wednesday without some classes

July 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center will reopen on July 18 at 6:30 a.m.; land fitness classes will be held as scheduled. more »»

Marine worms, rollin’ tarpon and expeditions for teens

July 17, 2018 Campers at the Sanibel Sea School enjoyed Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tarpon Week at the organization’s Sanibel campus last week, while others studied the fascinating world of marine worms at Canterbury... more »»

Business

'Ding' Darling refuge offers thanks for successful prescribed burn

July 19, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge thanked all residents, visitors and partners for a successful prescribed burn of the Botanical Site on Sanibel on July 1. more »»

City accepting fitness instructor, personal trainer proposals

July 19, 2018 The city of Sanibel announced today that it is taking proposals for fitness instructor classes and personal training services for two facilities for fiscal year 2018-2019, which begins on Oct. 1. more »»

City receives all clear that prescribed burn is complete on Sanibel

July 18, 2018 The city of Sanibel has received notification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the prescribed burn is complete at the Botanical Site. more »»

'Ding' Darling kicks off amateur photo contest

July 18, 2018 The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy nature shots. more »»

FWC seeking public's input on shore-based shark fishing

July 18, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is gathering input on shore-based shark fishing from the public. 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

Rotary Happenings: Martin steps down as club president, passing gavel to Danner

July 18, 2018 On June 30, the 2017-2018 year for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club closed with the new 2018-2018 year starting on July 1. Amazing how time flie. more »»

Faces on Faith: Talking with children about God

July 18, 2018 Grandma and saba (Hebrew for “grandfather”) were staying with Flora and Logan while mommy and daddy were out. Flora just turned 4 years old. more »»

Safe at Sea: Every boat name tells a story

July 18, 2018 ALL SALTS, a group of boaters who meet on the first Wednesday of the month to talk about all things boat-related in Sanibel, reminisced about “what’s in a name?” at their last gathering. more »»

On the Water: A mixed bag: Some good reports, some bad

July 18, 2018 Red tide continued to linger in our waters again this week, as dead fish were reported floating and washing ashore along the beaches. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel abuzz with news this month

July 18, 2018 Sanibel is abuzz with so much news during this generally sleepy July. The news runs from a mutiny over our water supply to children’s book characters showing up in Sanibel. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Demand instant federal action

July 18, 2018 To the editor: Some years ago, to create more agricultural land, the U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. more »»

Open rec center on holidays

July 11, 2018 To the editor: President Trump cannot truly “Make America Great Again” until he gets the Sanibel Recreation Center to stay open on the holidays. Go for it, Mr. President. more »»

Support petition to reopen Lee County Extension building

June 27, 2018 To the editor: I am a former (20-year) Sanibel resident and a current Master Gardener with Lee County Cooperative Extension. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Snook caught at Blind Pass

July 19, 2018 Friends Jack Graber, 17, from Wake Forest, North Carolina, and David Cain, 21, from Bedford, Pennsylvania, caught a roughly 40-inch snook today at Blind Pass. more »»

City accepting fitness instructor, personal trainer proposals

July 19, 2018 The city of Sanibel announced today that it is taking proposals for fitness instructor classes and personal training services for two facilities for fiscal year 2018-2019, which begins on Oct. 1. more »»

City receives all clear that prescribed burn is complete on Sanibel

July 18, 2018 The city of Sanibel has received notification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the prescribed burn is complete at the Botanical Site. more »»

FWC seeking public's input on shore-based shark fishing

July 18, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is gathering input on shore-based shark fishing from the public. more »»

3-on-3 Basketball League

July 18, 2018 The 3-on-3 Basketball League will hold the following games on July 19: Court 1 - Nothin But Net vs. The Chee-Pointers at 5:50 p.m - Top Notch vs. Fuego at 6:25 p.m. - J.R. Smith’s Pre Game vs. more »»

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