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Sanibel council OKs tentative budget, millage

September 14, 2016 The Sanibel budget for FY 2017 will see its millage rate and outstanding debt drop to a 10-year low, while seeing the overall budget increase by only a tick. more »»

Sanibel resident among first commercial drone operators

September 14, 2016 A retired aircraft mechanic of 22 years, who began calling Sanibel his home in 2008, is among one of the first commercial drone operators in Southwest Florida. more »»

Floodplain committee closing in on solutions

September 14, 2016 The City of Sanibel’s FloodPlain Management Planning and Mitigation Advisory Committee continued its work to reduce flood insurance rates for its residents. more »»

Stipend vote language approved by council

September 14, 2016 The Sanibel City Council on Saturday voted unanimously to instruct staff to come up with language for a referendum that would pay the mayor and councilmembers a stipend for out-of-pocket expenses... more »»

SCCF’s Sloan directly seeing benefits of sea turtle conservation

September 7, 2016 Ever since Kelly Sloan was able to experience a leatherback sea turtle nest on the beaches of Costa Rica as a volunteer, she was determined on helping conservation efforts for the endangered specie. more »»

Two new exhibits unveiled at Bailey Matthews Shell Museum

September 7, 2016 To most people who turn into shellers when visiting Sanibel and Captiva islands, there isn’t much thought when picking up one of the gorgeous shells off the beaches and putting it into their shellin... more »»

What’s next for Goss

September 7, 2016 After losing the District 19 Congressional primary to Francis Rooney Tuesday, Chauncey Goss plans to return back to his normal life which includes working at his consulting firm and serving on the... more »»

Maughan to keep up the fight on water quality

September 7, 2016 Even though Jason Maughan lost out in his quest to become state senator in Tuesday’s primary, he will continue to fly the banner in the fight to improve the water quality in Southwest Florida. more »»

Shorebird nesting season comes to a close

September 7, 2016 The shorebird nesting proved to be a little more successful this year compared to last yea. more »»

Rooney readies for general election

September 7, 2016 He may have won the Republican primary for the U.S. Rep. District 19 seat by a wide margin, but Francis Rooney isn’t taking anything for granted as he prepares for the general election in November. more »»

Benacquisto wins District 27 State Senate primary

September 7, 2016 It was a tough, nasty campaign at times, but in the end, it was the incumbent who came out ahead. Two-term State Sen. more »»

Scott wins primary for Lee County Sheriff

September 7, 2016 In a race that was essentially over before the Election Day Republican primary ballots were counted, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott won reelection in a landslide vote over challenger Stephanie Eller. more »»

Sundial Resort holds first USTA sanctioned tournament

August 31, 2016 Sundial Resort on Sanibel is gearing up to hold its first USTA sanctioned tournament for the Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships Sept. 23-25. more »»

New Doc Ford’s restaurant on Sanibel to have open house Sept. 8

August 31, 2016 By ASHLEY GOODMAN After a year and a half of planning, the new Doc Ford’s on the corner of Tarpon Bay Road, will hold a soft opening on Thursday, Sept. 8. more »»

F.I.S.H. and Zonta to bring mammogram testing to Sanibel

August 31, 2016 “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” For Sanibel and Captiva women, that ounce of prevention will be coming in the form of the Radiology Regional Center Mobile Mammogram Thursday, Sep. more »»

Sanibel summer: more business, less closures

August 31, 2016 There was a time not long ago when many businesses on Sanibel would close up shop for at least some part of the summer. more »»

National Shell Museum ambassadors to help beach-goers enjoy the Sanibel experience

August 24, 2016 Soon Sanibel beach-goers will have personal educational guides to ask questions and learn first hand about Florida shelling laws, as well as some factual tips about what kinds of treasures which was... more »»

CROW releases E8 back into the wild after three months of rehab

August 24, 2016 E8 was released back into the wild near its nest in North Fort Myers on Thursday. Hospital Director Heather Barron said the release went “smooth as silk.” “It went very well. more »»

CROW kicks off annual golf classic

August 24, 2016 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation for Wildlife is seeking sponsorships and foursomes for their annual golf classic that is held at the Sanctuary Golf Club, Saturday, Oc. more »»

Bailey’s among finalists for the 25th annual Industry Appreciation Awards

August 24, 2016 Bailey’s General Store was named one of the finalists for the LocalLEE Grown Business Award. more »»



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