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May 25, 2016 Two Sanibel residents will be featured on a Hulu episode for winning a cooking competition earlier this year that benefited The Community House restoration campaign. more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel residents to be featured on television series

May 25, 2016 Two Sanibel residents will be featured on a Hulu episode for winning a cooking competition earlier this year that benefited The Community House restoration campaign. more »»

SCCF’s turtle tagging helps protect them

May 25, 2016 SCCF began a new sea turtle tagging project this nesting season that has resulted in eight sea turtles so far this season as of the middle of last week that will help them collect additional data to... more »»

‘Beat the Butts’ campaign to launch June 1

May 25, 2016 With statistics showing that it takes anywhere from one to five years for a cigarette filter to biodegrade in the ocean and up to 10 years to biodegrade in a median, coupled with the beaches of... more »»

Realtor closes on top sales of Sanibel and Captiva homes

May 25, 2016 A real estate agent with John R Wood Properties, who has lived on the island since she was an infant, has had two record sales on Captiva and Sanibel. more »»

Islands Night continues tradition of gathering community

May 25, 2016 Now in its 23rd year, a tradition that began by Sam Bailey continues to gather the communities of Sanibel and Captiva together for a night out at Hammond Stadiu. more »»

News from around the region

Sawicki asked for, rejects, apology for comments made at Beach council meeting

May 24, 2016 Expressing embarrassment as a Cape Coral City Council member, Rana Erbrick said Mayor Marni Sawicki should extend an apology to the Fort Myers Beach City Council for her verbal exchange last week a... more »»

Goss announces congressional bid

May 23, 2016 Chauncey Goss, a Sanibel Island business man and council member, decided this past weekend he was gong to "jump in with both feet" when the Congressional District 19 Rep. more »»

UPDATED: Burglary suspect shot, wounded, by police after pointing gun

May 23, 2016 A burglary suspect recovering in the hospital after being shot by police has been identified as Tre' S. Estes-Stalnos, 15. more »»

Business, tourism celebrated at Chrysalis Awards

May 20, 2016 It is always an honor for businesses to be recognized for the work they do, and Friday, at the seventh-annual Chrysalis Awards at the Harborside Convention Center, Lee County’s best got such... more »»

Eaglet update: E8 shows signs of recovery

May 20, 2016 On Friday, eaglet E8 received its second radiograph (x-ray) since its operation last Saturday. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Island Seniors visit Chihuly Collection

May 11, 2016 Island Seniors visited St Petersburg May 3 for a whole day of arts. After a comfortable chartered bus drive, they went on a guided tour of the Chihuly Collection and its extensive collection. more »»

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens May 14 at Strauss Theater

May 4, 2016 After a man eating plant was discovered by Seymour and fame consumes him, he is faced with how to feed the plant during the Creative Theater Workshop upcoming play “Little Shop of Horrors” at Herb... more »»

Art by the disABLED to be featured at Phillips Art Gallery

May 4, 2016 A reception for a nationwide movement that links expressive art with healing art is coming to Sanibel this Friday to display works by artists who are affiliated with “Art by the disABLED. more »»

2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp winner announced at ‘Ding’

May 4, 2016 A 16-year-old young woman from Fremont, Calif., was announced as the winner of the 2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on April 22. more »»

Logue saw the world through performing

May 4, 2016 A passion discovered at a very young age took one individual around the world before he settled down at BIG ARTS as the artistic director. more »»

Business

Realtor closes on top sales of Sanibel and Captiva homes

May 25, 2016 A real estate agent with John R Wood Properties, who has lived on the island since she was an infant, has had two record sales on Captiva and Sanibel. more »»

Business, tourism celebrated at Chrysalis Awards

May 25, 2016 It is always an honor for businesses to be recognized for the work they do, and Friday, at the seventh-annual Chrysalis Awards at the Harborside Convention Center, Lee County’s best got such... more »»

R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces winner of monthly photo contest

May 18, 2016 The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s April photo contest is Jim Szabo. The theme of the April contest was “wildlife.” Submitted photos were posted on R.. more »»

‘Tween ranks No. 1 on TripAdvisor

May 18, 2016 ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa now ranks as the number one lodging choice on Captiva Island, amongTripAdvisor.com reviewer. more »»

Planning narrowly approves retail store

May 18, 2016 There is no excuse for any Sanibel business to operate without a license, but there needs to be clarity on the definition of certain businesses. more »»

Obituaries

Dale Eugene Armstrong

May 24, 2016 Dale Eugene Armstrong, Born June 15, 1927, in Windfall, Indiana, died May 12, 2016, Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Suzanne Lurie

May 23, 2016 Suzanne Lurie, 74, of Sanibel passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, www.fortmyersmemorial. more »»

Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle

April 8, 2016 Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle, journalist, poet, and World War II veteran, 95, died peacefully at her home in Los Altos, CA, on April 3, 2016, in the company of her younger daughter, Frances Dorsett... more »»

Barbara B. Johnson

February 26, 2016 Barbara B. Johnson passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 after a brief hospital stay. She was born on November 4, 1916 in Ohio, the daughter of Bertha Beckwith and Elbe Johnson. more »»

James C. Bird

February 18, 2016 James C. Bird, 74, of Sanibel, FL passed away on February 15, 2016. Service February 20, 2016 11AM at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Sanibel. more »»

Local Columns

Living Sanibel: American oystercatcher, mangrove cuckoo difficult to spot

May 25, 2016 American Oystercatcher An unmistakable bird, both for its distinctive coloration and its large red bill, the American oystercatcher can be a difficult bird to locate on Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Royal poinciana can reach 50 feet in height

May 25, 2016 Plant Subject: Royal Poinciana Tree (Delonix regia) First impression: Four vibrant, deep orange long frilly petals that remind me of fancy sugar spoons. more »»

Poetic License: Cucaracha, burning bright

May 25, 2016 Cucaracha, burning bright In the tenements of night, What primeval force or essence Doomed you to dwell in dark putrescence? From the basement of what mind Did you escape to wander blind In darknes... more »»

Rotary Happenings: District Conference highlights club accomplishments

May 25, 2016 Last Friday, May 13, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club got to take a little vacation, not really, but we did cross the causeway and take part in the Rotary #6960 District Conference at Sanibel Harbour... more »»

Faces on Faith: What would you have done?

May 25, 2016 I had the good fortune recently of taking a few days off to “change the scenery,” what many might call a short vacation. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for your support

May 25, 2016 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club wants to thank all of the island residents and businesses who have supported our fundraising activities this year. more »»

How many links in a chain?

May 25, 2016 To the editor: I commend Dr. Phillip Marks and Tom Krekel on the planning commission for voting against Fantasea, a chain store with other outlets in Florida. On the other hand, Dr. more »»

Manners are also an important part of Sanibel

May 25, 2016 To the editor: I don’t usually write letters to the newspaper, but after reading Dr. more »»

Pendergrass fitting replacement for Clawson

May 25, 2016 To the editor: Before I begin, I just want to take a moment to thank Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL) for his service to Southwest Florida. more »»

Guest Commentary: ‘The silent generation’

May 25, 2016 By Rabbi Rudin “You are all a lost generation. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Islands Night continues tradition of gathering community

May 25, 2016 Now in its 23rd year, a tradition that began by Sam Bailey continues to gather the communities of Sanibel and Captiva together for a night out at Hammond Stadiu. more »»

On the Water: Weather has been perfect for fishing

May 25, 2016 Perfect weather for pretty much the entire week gave anglers the chance to target pretty much any species they desired inshore or offshore. more »»

10th annual Blue Ribbon Golf Classic to be held this weekend

May 11, 2016 The 10 year anniversary of the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic, which supports the Sanibel School Fund, will take place this Saturday, at the Sanctuary Golf Clu. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 11, 2016 With the close of April, it brings an end to snook season and May begins the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

On the Water: Full moon brings good fishing

May 4, 2016 The full moon in April generally brings strong tides and good fishing — and that’s what occurred over the past week as anglers found fishing success for a variety of species. more »»

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