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Captiva Island Farmers Market opens at South Seas Island Resort next week

December 13, 2017 The Captiva Island Farmers Market will officially be open for business beginning Tuesday, Dec. 19. more »»

 
 
 

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Captiva Island Farmers Market opens at South Seas Island Resort next week

December 13, 2017 The Captiva Island Farmers Market will officially be open for business beginning Tuesday, Dec. 19. more »»

Foodie and Yogis class at the Community House

December 13, 2017 Community House Resident Chef Jarred Harris and D. more »»

Columnist Art Stevens becomes board member of Tony Award-winning theater

December 13, 2017 Longtime Islander columnist Art Stevens accepted a new role: last month — he joined Crossroads Theatre Company’s Board of Trustee. more »»

Johnny Jensen: A blues prodigy

December 13, 2017 Johnny Jensen, a 14-year-old Captiva native, discovered music at an early age. By age 4, Jensen picked up drums and began playing along with his uncle’s band, the Troublestarters. more »»

Community invited to attend SWFL Chef Invitational at Community House

December 13, 2017 A new culinary experience will grace the Community House next month as six Southwest Florida professional chefs take the stage with seven youngsters who are participating in the Culinary Education... more »»

News from around the region

National Wreaths Across America Day: Those missing, buried at sea, to be remembered

December 14, 2017 A ceremony on Saturday will honor military personnel who have been lost or buried at sea. more »»

No. 1 ‘boomtown’: Cape Coral tops national growth list

December 14, 2017 The city of Cape Coral is the No. 1 “Boomtown” in the U.S., according to an annual study done by SmartAsse. more »»

Leagues of Cities: Cape to benefit from investment

December 14, 2017 Cape Coral residents are going to get bang for their buck as the city of Cape Coral continues its efforts to become more involved in state and national issues of import to municipalities, city... more »»

Homeless Coalition: Candlelight remembrance set for Dec. 21

December 14, 2017 A tribute to Lee County's homeless who passed away this year will take place in Fort Myers. more »»

Holiday Boat-A-Long: Annual celebration at Four Freedoms on Saturday

December 14, 2017 Boats adorned with holiday lights and festive decorations will take to the water on Saturday as Cape Coral marks the season with its annual celebration. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Johnny Jensen: A blues prodigy

December 13, 2017 Johnny Jensen, a 14-year-old Captiva native, discovered music at an early age. By age 4, Jensen picked up drums and began playing along with his uncle’s band, the Troublestarters. more »»

Indulge at Art Under the Stars

December 6, 2017 The Tower Gallery will be pairing up with Hirdie Girdie Gallery and Suncatchers’ Dream to host their Art Under the Stars event Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. more »»

‘Elf Jr. the Musical’ to take stage Thursday

November 29, 2017 Young actors and actresses will take the stage again at the Sanibel Community House for their performance of “Elf Jr. the Musical,” starting Thursday. more »»

ARTREACH releases first book

November 15, 2017 Last week, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships announced their first ever book, “ARTREACH. more »»

Sanibel resident releases first book

November 8, 2017 The power of positive reinforcement during a Sanibel Writers Conference encouraged Terry John Malik, a retired lawyer, to try his hand at writing his first novel, which was published at the end of... more »»

Business

Captiva Island Farmers Market opens at South Seas Island Resort next week

December 13, 2017 The Captiva Island Farmers Market will officially be open for business beginning Tuesday, Dec. 19. more »»

Sgt. Ciccone named Employee of the Year

December 13, 2017 Sgt. Jared Ciccone was named the Employee of the Year during the Tuesday City Council meeting, resulting in a standing ovation from those in attendance. more »»

Local Roots receives Blue Zone Certification

December 13, 2017 Local Roots, LLC has become the first Farmers Market in the United States to become Blue Zone Certified. more »»

Another barn owl nesting box installed

December 13, 2017 Another barn owl nesting box was installed on the island, this time at Sanibel Island Golf Club. “We are trying to help out SCCF anywhere we can,” Sanibel Island Golf Club Owner Drew Donnelly sa. more »»

Breeze Newspapers launches new job board with revolutionary job matching technology

December 13, 2017 The Breeze Newspapers, publisher of the Island Reporter, the Cape Coral Breeze, and six sister weekly newspapers and Web sites, has launched a new online employment feature, jobs.breezenewspapers. more »»

Obituaries

Bernice Kupsaw

December 14, 2017 Bernice Kupsaw died peacefully at age 93 on December 28, 2016 in her Shell Point Arbor apartment with family at her side. more »»

Joni Duncan

December 8, 2017 Josephine Maria Palermo was born on January 24th, 1926, in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. more »»

Richard Kareth Kruse Jr

December 7, 2017 Richard Kareth Kruse, Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 3, 1938. more »»

William A Hickey

December 4, 2017 William A. Hickey passed away on November 28, 2017 in the loving care of Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, four children and nine grandchildren. more »»

Richard K Kruse Jr

December 4, 2017 Richard K. Kruse, Jr. 78, of Sanibel passed away on 11/30/2017. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service are in charge of the arrangements. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: A look into the Rotary Youth Exchange program

December 13, 2017 Each year 9,000 high school/post-high school students-ages 15 to 19 years old-participate in Rotary’s Youth Exchange (RYE) Program around the globe. more »»

On the Water: With cooler weather, shrimp becomes the best bait

December 13, 2017 There are two times I look forward to each year fishing: first, when the water warms after winter and bait fish return to our waters, and second, when the water cools to the point as we approach the... more »»

Shell Shocked: Old timer, my eye

December 13, 2017 Why can’t young people treat senior citizens with respect and civility? We may not be young anymore but we’re hardly relics. more »»

Living Sanibel: Ornate diamondback terrapin

December 13, 2017 (Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota) In all four coastal counties of Southwest Florida the ornate diamondback terrapin spends most of its life in and around the mangroves where it forages on carrion,... more »»

In the Garden: Our native sunflower loves the beach

December 13, 2017 Southern Florida is bringing the sun to you with this native bloomer, the dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis), which owns a bright flare of yellow and spreads like a wild fire! But don’t be alarmed,... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank God for good old newspapers

December 13, 2017 To the editor: MSNBS is doing 24/7 coverage of whether or not senator x put his hand on Jane Smith’s butt. Fox News does nonstop reporting of senator y’s unwanted kiss with his intern. more »»

Many thanks

December 13, 2017 To the editor: On Sunday morning Dec. 3, we were heading east on Periwinkle. A bunch of palm fronds probably fallen from a truck was blocking traffic in the westbound lane. more »»

Maybe next year

December 13, 2017 To the editor: As seasonal residents on Sanibel, we were so happy to read in the recent Islander that Sanibel will be having its own Boat Parade of Lights. more »»

In the best interests of the employees and the taxpayers

December 13, 2017 To the editor: Recently the regional daily newspaper reported that two of the Lee County Commissioners gave 5 percent retroactive pay raises to the county manager and county attorney, both of which... more »»

The Dunes Women’s Golf Association donates more than $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

December 6, 2017 To the editor: How many of us have been touched by this disease - a loved one, friend, acquaintance, yourself?  Too many for sure! This is why the members of DWGA continue their efforts to help fund... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: With cooler weather, shrimp becomes the best bait

December 13, 2017 There are two times I look forward to each year fishing: first, when the water warms after winter and bait fish return to our waters, and second, when the water cools to the point as we approach the... more »»

On the Water: Fishing up and down over the holiday week

December 6, 2017 All in all it wasn’t too bad of a week on the water. more »»

On the Water: Local anglers enjoy another warm week

November 29, 2017 Despite a northeasterly breeze, the weather was pleasant and sunny over most days this past week. more »»

Sanibel Bike Club kicks off another season

November 22, 2017 At the beginning of the month the Sanibel Bike Club kicked off another cycling season with their annual Welcome Back fall picnic at Bowman's Beach. more »»

On the Water: Warm days results in some good fishing

November 22, 2017 Warm weather continued through the week bringing anglers good fishing opportunities despite weekend winds that roughed up the waters. more »»

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Year-round triathlon swim program 12-18

Calling all Sanibel triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to improve your swim time? SWAT Swim Coach and former triathlete, Curt McIntyre will be running a year-round swim program tailored just for the triathlete. more »


 
 
 
 
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