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May 4, 2016 An annual event celebrating four-legged friends and the Animal Refuge Center will return to Lily & Co. Jewelers this weekend with an array of activitie. more »»

 
 
 

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Birthday bash celebrating four-legged friends to be held this weekend

May 4, 2016 An annual event celebrating four-legged friends and the Animal Refuge Center will return to Lily & Co. Jewelers this weekend with an array of activitie. more »»

'Tween Waters Inn ranks No. 1 on TripAdvisor.com

May 4, 2016 ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa now ranks as the number one lodging choice on Captiva Island, amongTripAdvisor.com reviewers. 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 »»

Planning approves Cooper House fix

May 4, 2016 The City of Sanibel Planning Commission unanimously approved the mechanism needed for a variety of improvements to the Cooper House. more »»

Sea School first island business to install solar panels

May 4, 2016 The first commercial installation of a photovoltaic solar system is nearing completion at the east end of Sanibel at a flagship campus located on Periwinkle Way. more »»

News from around the region

Venture Church expansion plans OK’d

May 3, 2016 Venture Church on Del Prado Boulevard won unanimous approval for its expansion plans from City Council at Monday night's meeting. more »»

Arts Council honors local icon

May 3, 2016 Whenever June Sommerfield wanted someone to do something to benefit local arts, refusal was not an option. That is why the arts community in Cape Coral is as strong as ever. more »»

Mother’s Day at Sun Splash - Free admission for moms

May 3, 2016 Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering free admission to moms during Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8, with the purchase of a regular priced child or teen ticket. more »»

City's Future Land Use map amended with Downtown Mixed use classification

May 3, 2016 City Council laid the groundwork for future development associated with the Bimini Basin Project on Monday night by amending the city's Future Land Use map to a Downtown Mixed use classificatio. more »»

National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2016 Two events are set for Thursday in Cape Coral in recognition of the National Day of Prayer. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘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 »»

2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp judging to be held at ‘Ding’

April 20, 2016 In celebration of Earth Day, Friday, April 22, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the 2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp judging in the Visitor & Education Center. more »»

Business

Sea School first island business to install solar panels

May 4, 2016 The first commercial installation of a photovoltaic solar system is nearing completion at the east end of Sanibel at a flagship campus located on Periwinkle Way. more »»

Multiple awards presented during Chamber's annual meeting

April 27, 2016 Many thanks were shared, as well as awards presented, during the annual meeting of the Islands of Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa last wee. more »»

Tower Gallery features 24 local artists

March 30, 2016 After spending its first 10 years at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, Tower Gallery moved to the island providing a cooperative gallery, now featuring 24 artists in an old house located on Tarpon Bay... more »»

New author stops at MacIntosh Books

March 30, 2016 The love that blossomed from an internship initially created a writing bug for one North Carolina resident, eventually resulting in her first published book last May. more »»

Working out the body and mind

March 23, 2016 The best workout an individual can do is one in which addresses each mind, body and sou. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Dr. D. Ray Hostetter

February 17, 2016 Dr. D. Ray Hostetter, lifetime Christian Educator and beloved husband and father died on February 12th at the age of 88 at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida. more »»

Stanley H. Goldmann

February 4, 2016 Stanley H. Goldmann 84, of Sanibel, FL passed away on February 3, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: A doppelganger in Sanibel

May 4, 2016 Have you had your identity stolen as yet? Just wait. Your turn may be coming. I had a dream last week that a doppelganger was making the rounds in Sanibel using my credit cards. more »»

Living Sanibel: Alligator Creek Preserve offers true Florida experience

May 4, 2016 Located on Burnt Store Road in Punta Gorda, the Alligator Creek Preserve is the most well-known and visited park of the nonprofit Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC), which provides... more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Sea Grapes a treasure for the garden

May 4, 2016 Plant Subject: Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera) First impression: Jumbo, ping pong paddle shaped, stiff green leaves. Cascades of chartreuse peas in the draping form resembling grapes. more »»

Poetic License: Where were you on May 6, 1937?

May 4, 2016 (Broadcast on NPR Morning Edition 2007) In the late afternoon pounding the pink “Spaldeen” ball between the screened windows of the Telephone Building on 13th Street in our slum version of... more »»

‘James and the Giant Peach’ playing at Broadway Palm

May 4, 2016 “James and the Giant Peach,” by Roald Dahl, started as a classic children’s boo. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: U.S. Sugar farmers tout commitment to sustainable farming practices, conservation for Earth Day

May 4, 2016 As people all over the world joined together in celebrating Earth Day, U.S. more »»

Tourist entertainment center?

May 4, 2016 To the editor: Mark Antony, in his oration over the body of Julius Caesar recited the perfidy of Brutus who was one of the conspirators who murdered Caesar. more »»

Blind Pass matter could have serious impact

May 4, 2016 To the editor: I’ve written the following to our Lee County commissioners: I’d like to point out the County has a 25 year agreement with Ding Darling over Wulfert Flats that will be nullified if... more »»

Repercussions of Ceitus Barrier removal will continue to plague water conditions and Cape Coral development

May 4, 2016 To the editor: Cape Coral continues to plunge ahead with very ambitious plans for possible high-rise condos, big commercial projects, marinas, gated communities, etc., etc. more »»

President needs our help

May 4, 2016 To the editor: It is nice to have a president who thinks, feels, adds human qualities to the job and get things done. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

On the Water: Tarpon are moving into area waters

April 27, 2016 For the most part, the week brought us decent weather allowing anglers to go after a host of species both inshore and off. We had a few windy days but also days with calm seas and plenty of sunshin. more »»

On the Water: It was a mixed week out on the water

April 20, 2016 Over the past week, anglers encountered some great days of fishing along with a few difficult day. more »»

On the Water: Big trout inshore and grouper offshore

April 13, 2016 The first week of April rolled through with warm weather that included windy days and days with calm seas. Anglers had good opportunities for inshore fishing and a few good days offshore. more »»

On the Water: April is a great month for fishing

April 6, 2016 April, what a great month to enjoy the waters around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. The windy days of March will hopefully give way to sunny, mild days (not too hot, not too cold). more »»

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10,000 Questions is back by popular demand 05-04

Pastor Daryl Donovan, senior pastor of Sanibel Community Church will be at the Carpenter’s Cafe and Bookstore at 6 p.m. May 4 and May 11 to field all kinds of questions about politics, social issues, theology and the Bible.The Café opens at 5:30 p.m. more »


 
 
 
 
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