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Cape angler lands 552-pound grouper

May 28, 2015 Jon Black would need longer arms to stretch his whopper of a fishing tale. more »»

Love that Dress!

May 27, 2015 Sandy Stilwell is connected to dozens of good works and charitable causes. Giving time and funds is at the heart of her values. more »»

The island’s street names tell of a rich history

May 27, 2015 There is a common site in any community which can tell one of its character, history and natural attractions — and it’s literally on every street corner. more »»

Window costs likely to spike after June

May 27, 2015 The Fifth Edition Florida Energy Code is a title not known by many, but it is something which will affect anyone with a house or business come June 30. more »»

Affordable CHR housing offers new chances in life

May 27, 2015 When Allen Dunham came to Sanibel for work around 15 years ago, his fortunes had taken a downturn and he was looking for a new lease on life. more »»

News from around the region

State of the Schools: Lee students rising to the challenges faced today

May 29, 2015 Although students today are faced with rigorous expectations to prepare them for a competitive workforce, School District Superintendent Dr. more »»

Updated: Entangled manatee released

May 29, 2015 Update: A manatee that looked to be in distress Friday morning swam down the canal unharmed after the police marina unit provided it with some assistance. more »»

Amendment 1: ‘Finish The Job’:Rally to urge sugar land purchase

May 29, 2015 Florida legislators are being asked to do something that more than 4. more »»

Class of 2015: Graduations step off this weekend

May 29, 2015 The Class of 2015 will close a chapter in their life this weekend as they accept their diplomas. more »»

Be prepared: Hurricane season opens June 1

May 29, 2015 Residents are urged to prepare as Monday kicks off the start of the 2015 hurricane season. The city of Cape Coral will host its annual Hurricane Seminar on June 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Cape angler lands 552-pound grouper

May 28, 2015 Jon Black would need longer arms to stretch his whopper of a fishing tale. more »»

Former islanders scripting early days of BIGARTS

May 27, 2015 Donna Kreager's tedious work may soon tell a deeper story. more »»

Summer’s almost here

May 20, 2015 Just like that, summer break is around the corner. more »»

Autos, sidewalk sale headline Periwinkle Place Memorial weekend

May 14, 2015 Car lovers and bargain shoppers have a big Memorial weekend lined up. more »»

Today show to feature Sanibel trivia segment

May 7, 2015 We knew it. The rest of America is on a learning curve. NBC’s Today show on May 7 will broadcast a sidebar featuring Sanibel, with the show’s hosts answering trivia about the island. more »»

Business

Love that Dress!

May 27, 2015 Sandy Stilwell is connected to dozens of good works and charitable causes. Giving time and funds is at the heart of her values. more »»

Window costs likely to spike after June

May 27, 2015 The Fifth Edition Florida Energy Code is a title not known by many, but it is something which will affect anyone with a house or business come June 30. more »»

Autos, sidewalk sale headline Periwinkle Place Memorial weekend

May 14, 2015 Car lovers and bargain shoppers have a big Memorial weekend lined up. more »»

Council approves Local Roots’ lease renewal

May 13, 2015 The Sanibel City Council approved unanimously the lease agreement between the city and Local Roots, the organization which runs the farmer’s market on the island on City Hall property on Sundays fro... more »»

City backs ‘Clear Your Gear’

May 13, 2015 A collaborative effort by several Sanibel non-profit organizations is focusing on the non-target animal victims resulting from leftover fishing gear, which has been on the rise over the last several... more »»

Obituaries

Kenneth R. Karasin

May 1, 2015 Kenneth R. Karasin, a loving brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend died peacefully in his sleep Saturday April 25th, 2015 in his home in Sanibel, Florida. more »»

Patricia Ann Clemons

April 29, 2015 Patricia Ann Clemons, 86, of Sanibel passed away on April 16, 2015. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

John B. Biscello

April 28, 2015 John B. Biscello 89 of Fort Myers passed away on April 23, 2015.  Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave a condolence. more »»

Loren Richard Yeakley

April 28, 2015 Loren Richard Yeakley 83 of Newark, OH passed away on April 21, 2015.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services.  Please visit www.harvey-engelhard. more »»

Elsie F. Grieger

April 28, 2015 Elsie F. Grieger 102 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on April 23, 2015.  Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave a condolence. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: A Rotary road trip

May 27, 2015 Road trip for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary last Friday morning.  Oh, we didn’t go far. more »»

Faces on Faith: An anti-aging pill

May 27, 2015 The February 23rd cover of Time magazine featured a baby with the headline: THIS BABY COULD LIVE TO BE l43 YEARS OLD. more »»

On the Water: An up and down week of fishing

May 27, 2015 With fishing, you just never know from day to day — some days the bite is good and others not so much. more »»

Shell Shocked: Standing up for the standing O

May 27, 2015 Doesn’t it send a chill up and down your spine when you are one of hundreds in an audience who rewards a performer or a speaker with a standing ovation? It’s a reward for jolting you into a level of... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Apple blossom Cassia (Cassia javanica)

May 27, 2015 First impression: Super long flower clusters bursting with bubble gum pink, dark rosy pink, and cream colored flowers. They can be seen at the top of the canopy sticking out like wild hairs. more »»

Letters to the Editor

The other challenges from rising seas

May 27, 2015 To the editor: Launch into a discussion about sea level rise, and the first thing that comes into focus is flooding. more »»

Where was SCCF during Doc Ford’s controversy?

May 20, 2015 To the editor: By this time next year, we will have another new restaurant on Sanibel as Doc Ford’s will re-locate to the Island Inn-Tarpon Bay Road complex (and there will most likely be another... more »»

Some clarification

May 13, 2015 To the editor: In a letter to the editor in the May 6 issue of the Island Reporter, Harold E. Johnstone. M.D. more »»

Doc Fords and proposed location

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Increased congestion, noise and restaurant back-end odors will not be limited to restaurant’s meal times based on my observation at Doc Fords adjacent to the Rabbit Road multi-use path. more »»

Traffic study remains at issue

May 13, 2015 To the editor: I share the disappointment and frustration of many Islanders with the decision made by the Planning Commission to allow Doc Ford’s relocation to  Periwinkle/Tarpon Bay Roads to move... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: An up and down week of fishing

May 27, 2015 With fishing, you just never know from day to day — some days the bite is good and others not so much. more »»

Islander survives raft challenge, will spend summer tuna fishing

May 20, 2015 Elliot Sudal has toppled another challenge. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon season is in full swing

May 20, 2015 Wow! What a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend in Southwest Florida. With calm seas, blue skies and low humidity, I hope every got a chance to get on the water and enjoy it. more »»

On the Water: A cool start to the month

May 13, 2015 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May. However, that’s just what we got to begin the month as north winds stirred up the waters along with lower temperatures. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ending as tarpon season begins

May 6, 2015 As we close out the month of April, it brings an end to snook season and the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

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American Legion features meals 05-31

Besides our daily menu, back by popular demand, we will be serving home cooked meals again.Tuesdays we will have baked chicken, Wednesdays, pork and kraut over mashed potatoes and on Thursdays we will be having homemade meatloaf dinner. more »


 
 
 
 
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