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Annual ride draws new faces, repeat cyclists to honor those injured, killed

May 18, 2018 Following safety checks and an introduction, an estimated 40 bicyclists headed out of Matzaluna's parking lot on May 16, riding quietly and in single file, for the 10th annual Ride of Silence. more »»

 
 
 

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Annual ride draws new faces, repeat cyclists to honor those injured, killed

May 18, 2018 Following safety checks and an introduction, an estimated 40 bicyclists headed out of Matzaluna's parking lot on May 16, riding quietly and in single file, for the 10th annual Ride of Silence. more »»

Sanibel's history comes alive for island fourth-graders during annual tour

May 18, 2018 The Sanibel School's fourth-graders recently had an opportunity to learn about the island's history firsthand by taking part in a docent-led tour of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Villag. more »»

Hearing for Eden Oak postponed until September

May 18, 2018 A developer on Shell Point Boulevard was granted a continuance request today after receiving a negative staff review. more »»

Strawless on Sanibel welcomes new partners

May 18, 2018 Coastal Keepers’ newest initiative is called Strawless on Sanibel, a campaign designed to reduce the use of disposable plastic straws on the islands and educate the public about the harm single-use... more »»

Center 4 Life to close for scheduled facility maintenance

May 18, 2018 The Center 4 Life will be closed from June 4-8 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. The center will reopen on June 11. more »»

News from around the region

Council expected to discuss proposed 'Oasis Sports Park' Tuesday

May 18, 2018 Update: Cape Coral City Council's upcoming meeting schedule has been modified. — The Cape Coral City Council Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, at 4 p.m. has been canceled. more »»

Lamb named Cape Coral fire chief

May 18, 2018 Ryan Lamb can drive around the Cape, look at a place, and tell you what emergency happened there. more »»

Rains welcome prelude to official rainy season

May 17, 2018 Despite the awfully wet conditions in Cape Coral and Southwest Florida, rainy season has not officially started yet, according to some weather officials. more »»

Graduations step off this weekend

May 17, 2018 Thousands of seniors will walk the stage this weekend to receive their high school diplomas. The class of 2018 is a great graduating class, officials said. more »»

CCPD gets crime tool program

May 17, 2018 Staying up to date on crime in Cape Coral is now as easy as opening an app on your smart phone. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sanibel Sea School to take teen campers to Belize

May 17, 2018 After a successful expedition in 2017, the Sanibel Sea School will once again offer an educational, biology-focused trip to Belize for teens over the summer. more »»

Sanibel Sea School hosts marine science field trips

May 17, 2018 In April and May, the Sanibel Sea School hosted groups of students from eight local schools for marine biology centered field trips. more »»

CROW Calendar of Events

May 16, 2018 TODAY, MAY 16 - Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more »»

The Community House

May 16, 2018 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following: Chef Jarred Cooking Demo Resident Chef Jarred Harris will teach healthy Asian cooking techniques on May 22 from 4 to 6 p. more »»

Libraries Rock! summer reading with the Lee County Library

May 16, 2018 The Lee County Library System’s summer reading program, Libraries Rock!, will celebrate the joy of reading from May 29 to Aug. more »»

Business

Hearing for Eden Oak postponed until September

May 18, 2018 A developer on Shell Point Boulevard was granted a continuance request today after receiving a negative staff review. more »»

Strawless on Sanibel welcomes new partners

May 18, 2018 Coastal Keepers’ newest initiative is called Strawless on Sanibel, a campaign designed to reduce the use of disposable plastic straws on the islands and educate the public about the harm single-use... more »»

Center 4 Life to close for scheduled facility maintenance

May 18, 2018 The Center 4 Life will be closed from June 4-8 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. The center will reopen on June 11. more »»

UPDATE: Lap pool reopens at Sanibel Recreation Center

May 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center lap pool leak has been repaired. The pool reopened today at 6:30 a.m., according to the city of Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel Sea School to take teen campers to Belize

May 17, 2018 After a successful expedition in 2017, the Sanibel Sea School will once again offer an educational, biology-focused trip to Belize for teens over the summer. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Marilyn Adams West

March 1, 2018 Marilyn Adams West was born in Miami, Florida on June 8, 1935 and died in Memphis, TN on February 27, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Louise Knight Adams. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: Fort Myers golf course superintendent discusses renovation

May 16, 2018 Mark Thomas, golf course superintendent at Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers, was the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s guest speaker on May . more »»

Faces on Faith: Bringing the mystery down to Earth

May 16, 2018 The psalms have always been one of my favorite places to go in Holy Scripture. There seems to be a place for every lament, every thanksgiving, every tear, and every cry for help. more »»

Safe at Sea: Next is the 'boating bag'

May 16, 2018 (Editor’s Note: This is part II in a three-part series. Part I ran in the May 9, 2018, issue of the Island Reporter and can be found online at www.captivasanibel. more »»

On the Water: A windy start to the month of May

May 16, 2018 Like much of April, the first week of May continued with more windy days. There were a couple nice days mixed in, but often north or east winds hampered anglers. more »»

Shell Shocked: An early bird bucket list

May 16, 2018 My primary care physician finally entered the examination room. As I put my shirt back on, he asked me to be seated. “I don’t have good news for you,” he said. I took a deep breath. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Sales tax increase bad alternative

May 16, 2018 To the editor: The proposed half-cent sales tax increase, to aid Lee County schools, discussed in the May 8 edition, is a bad alternative. A sales tax is a retrogressive tax. more »»

Sustainability

May 16, 2018 To the editor: For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading articles and letters concerning the work in progress at the Bailey tract, and it got me to thinking about sustainability in general. more »»

Opposed to rezoning near Shell Point

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I am writing to let you know about a potential real estate development in the South Fort Myers area. more »»

Thank you for the support

May 9, 2018 To the editor: The Dunes Women’s Golf Association held our annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, and raised $25,000-plus for the Breast Cancer Research Foundatio. more »»

Support restoration plan for Ani Pond

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I am responding to the “Not happy with plans for Bailey Tract's Ani Pond” letter. The author made three points. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Center 4 Life to close for scheduled facility maintenance

May 18, 2018 The Center 4 Life will be closed from June 4-8 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. The center will reopen on June 11. more »»

UPDATE: Lap pool reopens at Sanibel Recreation Center

May 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center lap pool leak has been repaired. The pool reopened today at 6:30 a.m., according to the city of Sanibel. more »»

UPDATE: Youth Bike Safety Course, Rodeo rescheduled

May 16, 2018 UPDATE: The city of Sanibel reported that the Youth Bike Safety Course and Rodeo set for May 17 has been rescheduled to May 24 due to forecasted inclement weather. ..... more »»

Boating safety spotlighted with approach of nationally-recognized week

May 16, 2018 As National Safe Boating Week marks its 60th anniversary, and leads into the Memorial Day weekend, island authorities highlighted the importance of safety on the water and offered up some basic tip. more »»

Annual ‘Ding’ Darling tarpon tourney breaks records with $120K

May 16, 2018 The seventh annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on May 11 topped previous years’ fundraising efforts by netting $120,000. more »»

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