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Sanibel Captiva Lions 'Recycle for Sight'

October 22, 2016 As fall cleaning gets under way, the Sanibel Captiva Lions are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program. more »»

5th Annual Military Appreciation Day Set for Nov. 5

October 20, 2016 Veterans and current members of the military and their families can get a haircut, new clothes and apply for a job at the 5th Annual Military Appreciation Day. more »»

Water/Ways exhibit makes its way to ‘Ding’ Darling Oct. 28

October 19, 2016 “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is one of the only six locations in Florida to host the traveling Water/Ways exhibit. more »»

New restaurant opening in The Village Shops

October 19, 2016 Pasture & Pearl, the newest endeavor of husband and wife team, Elaine Dammeyer and Christian Jego is set to open this coming January. more »»

News from around the region

Early voting begins Monday

October 21, 2016 Voters looking to beat the Election Day lines can cast their ballot early starting Monday. Early voting for the Nov. more »»

Conservation 20/20: Lee County referendum among ballot decisions

October 21, 2016 Up off Del Prado Boulevard, roughly across from Coral Lakes, lies a trail through some of Cape Coral’s all-but-gone pine flatlands habitat. The 2. more »»

District 19 Congressional district to get new rep

October 21, 2016 With Congressman Curt Clawson deciding not to run for another term, four candidates have lined up for the Nov. 8 ballot to see who will fill his seat in District 19. more »»

Supervisor of Elections: Harrington, Doyle in non partisan runoff

October 21, 2016 Incumbent Sharon Harrington is seeking her third full term as Lee County Supervisor of Elections and is being challenged by Fort Myers businessman Tommy Doyle. more »»

Two new ‘at-large’ school board seats on Nov. 8 ballot

October 21, 2016 Since Lee County voters approved the expansion of the school board from five to seven members in 2014, they will have the opportunity in the November election to elect two of four individuals to fil... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Mixed media artist Toni Ory dabbles in a little bit of everything

October 19, 2016 Multifaceted artist Toni Ory has explored almost any medium you can think of. Some of her mediums of choice are watercolors, glass and mixed media. more »»

BIG ARTS seeking volunteers

October 19, 2016 Fifteen years ago, Irene Nolan was asked by friends to help with a BIG ARTS art reception, which turned into a love of volunteering for the organization. “We have such a good time. more »»

CHR holds volunteer meeting for 5th annual Mardi Gras event

October 12, 2016 Sanibel Community Housing Resources will hold its second meeting of the season Thursday Oct. 13 at The Dunes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. more »»

Sanibel Captiva Art League paint outs begin new season Oct. 13

October 12, 2016 Sanibel and Captiva are truly a plein air artist’s paradise. Every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Oct. more »»

Myra continues to educate through her paintings

September 28, 2016 A Sanibel artist who was a special education teacher for many years continues to educate the public through her artwor. more »»


New restaurant opening in The Village Shops

October 19, 2016 Pasture & Pearl, the newest endeavor of husband and wife team, Elaine Dammeyer and Christian Jego is set to open this coming January. more »»

Discussions about formula retail store definition, square footage began last week

October 19, 2016 The Land Development Code Review Subcommittee started conversations last week about the definition of formula retail stores and whether the planning commission should be empowered to have complete... more »»

Island business owner nominated for BB&T’s Blue Chip Business Award

October 12, 2016 An island business was nominated, and is in the top five, for the BB&T’s Blue Chip Business Award for overcoming challenges while prospering and continuously moving forward. more »»

Island Paws to hold 12th annual Howl-O-Ween Party

October 12, 2016 What originally started as a customer appreciation event has turned into a yearly party. On Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. more »»

Summerlin Jake’s grand opening today

October 5, 2016 Summerlin Jake’s Seafood and Steaks, previously known as SS Hookers, is holding its grand opening today with a jammed pack menu of fresh products. more »»


Paul M Smart

October 21, 2016 Paul M. Smart passed away on October 9, 2016 in Ft. Myers. He was born on January 6, 1929 to Paul and Frances Smart in Middleport, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U. S. more »»

Suzanne Marie Dubuc

October 18, 2016 Suzanne Marie Dubuc, 69, of Narragansett and Sanibel, FL, passed away at her Rhode Island home on October 15 after a sixteen-month battle with lymphoma. more »»

Dennis Dintino Jr

October 17, 2016 Dennis Dintino Jr, 68, of Sanibel passed away Thursday, 10/06/16. Arrangements by Greco Funeral Home. Share condolences at more »»

Susan Seeley Marks

October 14, 2016 Susan Seeley Marks passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and supported by Hope Home Hospice on October 12, 2016 after a 3.5 year battle with lymphoma. more »»

Mary Carol Buckley

October 14, 2016 Mary Carol Buckley, known as Carol, died with her family at her side on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: Fishing during and after the storm

October 19, 2016 As Hurricane Matthew ripped up the east coast of Florida, we were lucky on our side of the state. With the exception of a couple breezy days, we were pretty much unaffected. more »»

Shell Shocked: A man for all seasons

October 19, 2016 “Hi, Art. How are things in Sanibel?” a friend asks. “I don’t know. I’m not there at the moment.” “But I thought you lived in Sanibel.” “I live there during the winter months only. more »»

Living Sanibel: Black-and-white warbler and white-eyed vireo

October 19, 2016 Black-and-white warbler (Mniotilta varia) An absolutely stunning black-and-white pattern greets the lucky birder who happens upon one of these warblers. more »»

Poetic License: Mama Carmen suite

October 19, 2016 (continued) III Language (Lenguaje) She was less than five feet tall and couldn’t read or write and never learned more than a few words in English but she put me and my cousins to sleep every... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club welcomes new members

October 19, 2016 First on the agenda, last Friday morning, was the induction of three new club members. Club President Charlie Emerson; Membership Chair Eldon Bohrofen, and new member sponsors, Rotarians E. J. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Vote yes on Conservation 20/20

October 19, 2016 To the editor: I am writing on behalf of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) on Sanibel Islan. more »»

Vote for Patrick Murphy

October 19, 2016 To the editor: All politics are local, yet in this election year most of our politicians speak on national issues, presenting highly divisive solutions. more »»

Vote ‘yes’ for filthy water

October 12, 2016 To the editor: Election day is just around the corner and I would like to take a moment to remind everyone to vote “yes” for another decade of polluted water coming down the Caloosahatchee and... more »»

Clean as you go

October 12, 2016 To the editor: It would be nice if people walking the beaches looking for that perfect sea shell, would pick up a piece of plastic, or fishing line along with their seashells. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Fishing during and after the storm

October 19, 2016 As Hurricane Matthew ripped up the east coast of Florida, we were lucky on our side of the state. With the exception of a couple breezy days, we were pretty much unaffected. more »»

CROW Classic Golf Tournament hole-in-one offers chance to win motorcycle

October 12, 2016 This year’s annual CROW Classic Golf Tournament is featuring the opportunity to win a Harley-Davidson 2016 Dyna Street Bob black den if a “hog-in-one” is made on The Sanctuary Golf Club course. more »»

Tennis tournament to benefit Ronald McDonald House

October 12, 2016 “Playing to Keep Families Close,” a round robin tennis tournament, will be held at Beachview Tennis Club to benefit the Ronald McDonald House next month. The tournament, scheduled Saturday, No. more »»

On the Water: October is a great month for fishing

October 12, 2016 This is a refreshing time for anglers around South-west Florida. After a long hot summer, we will finally see some relief with cooler days and a drop in humidit. more »»

On the Water: Goodbye summer — fall fishing begins

September 28, 2016 With waters cooling down ever so slightly, fish are becoming more active throughout the day. more »»

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