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Slane's employment terminated by City of Sanibel; files lawsuit

April 24, 2015 City of Sanibel accounts payable supervisor Frances Slane was terminated from her job  on April 17 after she received a letter of notice of termination earlier in the week citing several alleged... more »»

 
 
 

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Slane's employment terminated by City of Sanibel; files lawsuit

April 24, 2015 City of Sanibel accounts payable supervisor Frances Slane was terminated from her job  on April 17 after she received a letter of notice of termination earlier in the week citing several alleged... more »»

CROW Update: Osprey succumbs to injuries

April 24, 2015 (This article has been updated on Monday, April 27) Two new patients arrived in "grave" condition at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation for Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel during the week of April 20-. more »»

Sanibel Sea School seeking crowd funding to add paddle boards to arsenal of fun

April 23, 2015 Once a youth is introduced to the Sanibel Sea School and the fun it offers, they are hooked for a long time. more »»

Birthday bash honors pets, proceeds to benefit Fort Myers shelter

April 22, 2015 It began with an anonymous donation handed out of a car window. Eleven years later the Lily & Co. more »»

Foodie event to benefit homeless

April 22, 2015 An April 25 benefit in Sanibel will help feed the homeless in Fort Myers. more »»

News from around the region

Police urge 'stranger danger' conversations

April 27, 2015 Local police are urging parents to have a "stranger danger" conversation with their children after a man reportedly tried to lure a young teen into his car. more »»

FGCU professor to speak on gopher tortoise research project at Friends of Wildlife meeting

April 27, 2015 Dr. John Herman, a biology faculty member at Florida Gulf Coast University, will speak at the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. more »»

FWC accepting applications for alligator hunting permits

April 26, 2015 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now accepting applications for a chance to participate in this year’s recreational alligator hunting season. more »»

Sheriff's Office: Large cocaine enterprise blown open

April 25, 2015 A large scale cocaine distribution ring stemming from Puerto Rico to Lee County has been shut down, Lee County Sheriff's Office officials said Friday. more »»

LeeTran announces seasonal schedule changes

April 24, 2015 Four bus routes will return to their off-season schedules on April 30, affecting service on Fort Myers Beach, in Bonita Springs, downtown Fort Myers and service to Southwest Florida International... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Film will pay tribute to island’s individuality

April 8, 2015 A short film on Captiva will premiere April 13. The five-minute video shown at the South Seas Island Resort details the island’s physical beauty, a handful of its residents, its history. more »»

Annual art show features local work — on clotheslines

March 10, 2015 Much of the work reflects the outdoors. So why not hang the final product in the same place? The popular Sanibel Captiva Art League Clothesline Show is back March 15. more »»

Shell blogger’s photography to complement jewelry collection

March 10, 2015 Shell commerce continues to evolve. Popular Sanibel blogger Pam Rambo will debut her “Shellography Photography” at the Congress Jewelers shop starting March 16. more »»

As hobbies shift, island carving group endures

February 25, 2015 An art exhibit by an island group at the Sanibel library ends this month. more »»

Write turn

February 25, 2015 Small in geography and population, Sanibel Island packs a powerful punch in modern literature. more »»

Business

Birthday bash honors pets, proceeds to benefit Fort Myers shelter

April 22, 2015 It began with an anonymous donation handed out of a car window. Eleven years later the Lily & Co. more »»

Foodie event to benefit homeless

April 22, 2015 An April 25 benefit in Sanibel will help feed the homeless in Fort Myers. more »»

Record cold in north drives boom here

April 22, 2015 After another winter which blasted snowfall and windchill records, not everyone is feeling the misery of what such weather can bring. In fact, there are quite a few in the category of “very happy. more »»

Public hearing on city’s docket

April 22, 2015 Sanibel has scheduled an April 28 public hearing for conditional use applications from a couple of merchants in the city, including a popular bath and body care fir. more »»

Ruane elected Mayor again, Denham Vice Mayor

April 15, 2015 The Sanibel City Council held its Mayor and Vice Mayor elections in its Tuesday’s (April 7) meeting, with Kevin Ruane taking on another term as Mayor and Mick Denham replacing Doug Congress as the... more »»

Obituaries

Melissa Rae Godfrey

April 22, 2015 Melissa Rae Godfrey was born on March 12, 1980 in Coupeville, WA. She went peacefully to be with the angels on April 19, 2015 in Fort Myers, FL.  She was 35 years old. more »»

Judy Michie

April 22, 2015 Judy Michie was born December 12, 1938 in Kansas City to Stanley and Arleta Hamilton.  She attended Kansas State, majoring in Journalism. more »»

Michael Alteri

April 17, 2015 Michael Alteri of Wolcott, New York died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 8, 2015. more »»

Mary Cudahy Keogh-Stringer

April 15, 2015 Mary Cudahy Keogh-Stringer was born on November 11, 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her parents were the Honorable John Cudahy and Katherine Reed Cudahy of Milwauke. more »»

William Francis Olinger, Esq.

April 15, 2015 William Francis Olinger, Esq., 76, of Sanibel, FL died Feb. 25, 2015 at Health Park Memorial Center, Fort Myers, FL after a short battle with lung cancer. more »»

Local Columns

Living Sanibel: Crying uncle with ants

April 22, 2015 Sugar Ants While there may well be a species that goes by the common name, sugar ant, I find little reason to search for it. more »»

Poetic License: Mami, I’m living your dream

April 22, 2015 Mami, I sold the lots But I kept the dream. For five hundred down And fifty a month forever A piece of treeless swamp — Mami, I sold the lots. more »»

Theater Notes: Homage to Anne Frank, reflection on the season

April 22, 2015 One of my favorite directors, Annette Trossbach at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, has brought to southwest Florida so many fine productions. more »»

At the Library: Find new perspectives in fiction at the Captiva Memorial Library

April 22, 2015 “The Trace” by Forrest Gander “‘The Trace’ is a masterful, poetic novel about a journey through Mexico taken by a couple recovering from a world shattere. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Templin’s ‘Unsinkable Women’ coming to Sanibel

April 22, 2015 Here’s a story you’ve heard before, a man walks into a bar in New York City.  There’s only one seat open at the bar and that is where he is destined to sit. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: How to look past the market volatility to find out what is happening

April 22, 2015 By Dan Perkins I have been an independent money manager for over 40 years, and clients have told me, “ I can’t follow the markets, I don’t understand the volatility, do you have some simple keys tha... more »»

Happy islander says thank you

April 22, 2015 To the editor: I am writing to commend the letters to the editor written by John Raffensperger on March 25 (Traffic Tops Islander’s Concerns) and April 1 (Sanibel’s Sacred Cows). more »»

‘Tis the season for mosquitoes

April 22, 2015 To the editor: Yep, it’s that time once again to fire up the foggers, the bombs and the misting systems. more »»

Time to ask why leadership isn't performing

April 15, 2015 To the editor: Water quality is a major industry in southwest Florida. more »»

Air potato hunting helps rid island of invasive specie

April 8, 2015 To the editor: I wanted to let everyone know that the kids of Island Woods went hunting today.  Hunting…. for air potatoes that is. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Big fish are moving into area waters

April 22, 2015 Inshore, anglers noted an increase in tarpon and blacktip shark hook-ups in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. more »»

On the Water: Easter weekend brought good fishing

April 15, 2015 Fishing gained momentum with each passing day over the week while rebounding from a recent cold front that blew through, dropping temperatures and bring plenty of wind  As Easter weekend approached,... more »»

Bob Janes Memorial Golf Tournament turns two after successful first outing

April 1, 2015 After a very prosperous Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing debut last year, the MOAA club is hoping to one up their efforts from 2014. more »»

Former Red Sox Player, John Trautwein to address the issue of Teen Suicide

March 26, 2015 On Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m., Sanibel Community Church will feature John Trautwein, former professional baseball player with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox. more »»

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