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8th Annual Beer in the Bushes to celebrate sense of community

March 19, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's annual friend-raiser. The 8th Annual Beer in the Bushes will take place on April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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8th Annual Beer in the Bushes to celebrate sense of community

March 19, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's annual friend-raiser. The 8th Annual Beer in the Bushes will take place on April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. more »»

Annual open house set for Sanibel fire district

March 19, 2019 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District is hosting its annual open house and everyone is invited. Station 171 will be open to residents and visitors on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Spoondrift Island Bowls now open at Bailey's center

March 19, 2019 With its first island restaurant still receiving rave reviews after opening a couple of months ago, the Samson family has embarked on a new endeavor that stemmed from its farmers market busines. more »»

Revised assessment figures presented to CEPD

March 19, 2019 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's board continued to discuss the proposed apportionment methodology for the island's 2020-2021 beach renourishment project at its regular meeting. more »»

Panel votes to proceed with Captiva Drive

March 19, 2019 The Captiva Community Panel recently approved funds to conduct the design work for the Captiva Drive improvement project, as well as for a staffer to assist its new Sea Level Rise Committee. more »»

News from around the region

City of Cape Coral UEP road closures, week of March 18

March 15, 2019 This weekly report, provided by the city of Cape Coral, is prepared to inform the public about upcoming road work in the City of Cape Coral North 2 Utilities Expansion Project (UEP). more »»

Water main break impacts customers in area of Northwest Cape

March 15, 2019   Update: The city of Cape Coral announced that water service has been restored to the are. more »»

$63 million for ’Glades restoration ‘not enough’

March 14, 2019 State and local leaders are grateful — but underwhelmed — with President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request for Everglades restoration. Trump’s request, made Wednesday, was for nearly $63. more »»

Development plans in for Savona Pkwy. multi-family

March 14, 2019 Plans for a proposed multi-family development project on Savona Parkway are going through the final stages with some nearby property owners wondering about community input. more »»

Matlacha Civic sets session on Chiquita lock

March 14, 2019 Members of the Matlacha Civic Association will bring their anti-lock removal arguments home Monday at an info session to be held in Cape Coral. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

8th Annual Beer in the Bushes to celebrate sense of community

March 19, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's annual friend-raiser. The 8th Annual Beer in the Bushes will take place on April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. more »»

Annual open house set for Sanibel fire district

March 19, 2019 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District is hosting its annual open house and everyone is invited. Station 171 will be open to residents and visitors on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

American Legion

March 19, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - March 21: Open Mic Night from 6 to 9 p.m. more »»

The Community House

March 19, 2019 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following: Colorful Sips Sissi Janku will host a beginners-to-advanced acrylic painting class today, March 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. more »»

CROW Calendar of Events

March 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 - Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more »»

Business

8th Annual Beer in the Bushes to celebrate sense of community

March 19, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's annual friend-raiser. The 8th Annual Beer in the Bushes will take place on April 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. more »»

Annual open house set for Sanibel fire district

March 19, 2019 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District is hosting its annual open house and everyone is invited. Station 171 will be open to residents and visitors on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Spoondrift Island Bowls now open at Bailey's center

March 19, 2019 With its first island restaurant still receiving rave reviews after opening a couple of months ago, the Samson family has embarked on a new endeavor that stemmed from its farmers market busines. more »»

Revised assessment figures presented to CEPD

March 19, 2019 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's board continued to discuss the proposed apportionment methodology for the island's 2020-2021 beach renourishment project at its regular meeting. more »»

Panel votes to proceed with Captiva Drive

March 19, 2019 The Captiva Community Panel recently approved funds to conduct the design work for the Captiva Drive improvement project, as well as for a staffer to assist its new Sea Level Rise Committee. more »»

Obituaries

John Robey Clark

March 18, 2019 A Celebration of Life Service for John Robey Clark will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 2 p.m. at Sanibel United Church of Christ 2050 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL. more »»

Shirlene Grasgreen

March 15, 2019 Shirlene Grasgreen, 91, a beloved member of the Sanibel community for more than 40 years died Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She leaves behind her loving son Ira, family and many friends. more »»

Onalee Joyce Anderson

March 13, 2019 Onalee Joyce Anderson, 84, of Sanibel Island, Florida died March 9, 2019.  Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Lee County Cremation Services. more »»

Louise Carr Tuttle

March 1, 2019 Louise Carr Tuttle of Captiva and Sanibel Islands died peacefully in Ft. Myers on February 25, 2019 at the age of 9. more »»

Michael James DeWitt

February 21, 2019 Michael James DeWitt, 65, of Sanibel, FL, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Sanibel. He was born to Charles and Barbara DeWitt on July 28, 195. more »»

Local Columns

New day, new opportunities for managing water

March 19, 2019 It was a refreshingly optimistic day at the South Florida Water Management District last week as seven new appointees were sworn in to serve as the Governing Boar. more »»

Would dispersed water management help the refuge?

March 19, 2019 According to a University of Florida report, about 1. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary to host cycling fundraiser for Wheelchair Foundation

March 19, 2019 On March 23, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club will hold an in-house fundraiser called “Wheels for Wheels” a Cycling Challenge. The event is being held to raise funds for the Wheelchair Foundatio. more »»

Faces on Faith: Day-old bagels

March 19, 2019 A couple of years ago my wife, Linda, got held up by TSA as she was going through security at Newark Airpor. more »»

On the Water: A cold and warm week of fishing

March 19, 2019 A cold front blew through early last week dropping the thermometer along with gusty north winds, However, in typical Florida fashion, a couple days later we rebounded nicely with temperature climbin... more »»

Letters to the Editor

In-season traffic remains issue on Sanibel

March 19, 2019 To the editor: When is enough enough? Like too many other Sanibelians, we are trapped in our homes too many hours a day too many days a week throughout the tourist season — about one-third of the... more »»

Actions of citizens also impact water quality

February 26, 2019 To the editor: A young friend was visiting me several months ago and asked me what the ongoing construction project on Casa Ybel was? I did not know at the time, so when the Sanibel papers published... more »»

Support proposed EICDA

February 26, 2019 To the editor: As a seasonal visitor who loves Sanibel, I read with interest the story about the presentation to city council on the island’s vulnerability to sea-level rise and storms. more »»

Shell Love Bug issue is still unresolved

February 19, 2019 To the editor: An article on Feb. 5, 2019, in a local publication gave the misleading impression that the issue of ownership of the Shell love Bug has been resolved in the favor of Lee Count. more »»

Recipe for island's rabbit problem

February 19, 2019 To the editor: The island overrun by rabbits? Well, it has spread to The Islander. Rabbits on four pages before you even get to the rabbit sharing a page with the rabbi. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Dredging begins on entrance channel to Shell Harbor

March 19, 2019 On March 15, the city began dredging the entrance channel to the Shell Harbor subdivisio. more »»

Phillips appointed director of Sanibel Recreation Department

March 19, 2019 Patricia “Trish” Phillips was appointed to serve as director of the Sanibel Recreation Department effective March 14. more »»

Co-Ed Softball League

March 19, 2019 The spring Co-Ed Softball League is off this week for spring break. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

March 19, 2019 All paddling vessels and accessories, such as paddles and leashes, should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water after paddling to avoid corrosion from saltwater. more »»

Island Calendar

March 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

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