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Mayor delivers final chamber 'state of the city' address

January 17, 2020 After 10 years as the guest speaker at the first business luncheon of the year, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane told Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber Of Commerce members on Ja. more »»

 
 
 

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Mayor delivers final chamber 'state of the city' address

January 17, 2020 After 10 years as the guest speaker at the first business luncheon of the year, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane told Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber Of Commerce members on Ja. more »»

Community House to host annual 1927 Gala

January 17, 2020 The Community House will host its annual 1927 Gala on Jan. 31 starting at 5:30 p.m. Sanibel’s finest chefs and restaurants will come together to make it an unforgettable event. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling film series explores bee buzz

January 17, 2020 The eighth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series will continue its biweekly showings today, Jan. 22, with “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” at 1 p.m. in the J.N. more »»

Pine Island Sounds to feature Willie Watson

January 17, 2020 In partnership with Captiva Cruises, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Pine Island Sounds sunset concert series will present classic folksinger Willie Watson aboard the Lady Chadwick on... more »»

'Ding' Darling lecture series to feature Everglades talk

January 17, 2020 Dubbed “the Ansel Adams of Florida,” photographer Clyde Butcher will present two free programs on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

Jubilee Celebration to open city’s 50th anniversary calendar

January 17, 2020 The city of Cape Coral is celebrating its golden anniversary in 2020 beginning with two events to “kick-off” a year that's poised to commemorate the last 50 years of the city and look ahead to what... more »»

Expect family-oriented fun at Jammin’ In Cultural Park

January 17, 2020 Day two of the weekend celebration that kicks off Cape Coral's 50th anniversary year takes place on the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum grounds for Jammin' In Cultural Park. more »»

Breeze to publish two books commemorating city of Cape Coral’s golden anniversary

January 17, 2020 In the coming months, the public has an opportunity to help write a page of local history -- literally. more »»

50th anniversary logo projected on side of City Hall

January 17, 2020 If you drive down Cultural Park Boulevard after sunset, you'll notice something a little bit different at City Hall. more »»

Designs To a T creates commemorative T-shirt for city’s 50th

January 17, 2020 Want to celebrate Cape Coral's 50th anniversary in style? Leigh Anne Tollison of Cape business Deigns To a T has created a T-shirt that captures all of the things that make Cape Coral a destination... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Community House to host annual 1927 Gala

January 17, 2020 The Community House will host its annual 1927 Gala on Jan. 31 starting at 5:30 p.m. Sanibel’s finest chefs and restaurants will come together to make it an unforgettable event. more »»

Pine Island Sounds to feature Willie Watson

January 17, 2020 In partnership with Captiva Cruises, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Pine Island Sounds sunset concert series will present classic folksinger Willie Watson aboard the Lady Chadwick on... more »»

'Ding' Darling lecture series to feature Everglades talk

January 17, 2020 Dubbed “the Ansel Adams of Florida,” photographer Clyde Butcher will present two free programs on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Historical village planning for annual gala

January 17, 2020 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will host its 2020 Gala, “It Takes A Village,” on Feb. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

Gulfshore Opera to bring Louis Armstrong, Puccini islands

January 15, 2020 Gulfshore Opera will return to Sanibel with two concerts for its sixth season. The GO Cabaret returns to The Community House on Jan. 25 with “A Salute to Louis Armstrong.” On Fe. more »»

Business

Mayor delivers final chamber 'state of the city' address

January 17, 2020 After 10 years as the guest speaker at the first business luncheon of the year, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane told Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber Of Commerce members on Ja. more »»

DDWS scholarships' application deadline approaching

January 17, 2020 The application deadline for a number of scholarships from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge — ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 each — is scheduled for March 31. more »»

Chamber unveils new Websites

January 17, 2020 Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce members now have their own Website, plus a new improved site designed to help visitors find them more readil. more »»

Shell Club awards grant to FGCU Water School

January 17, 2020 On Jan. 7, the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club's Grants Committee awarded a $4,000 grant to Florida Gulf Coast University's Water Schoo. more »»

Kiwanis supports Special Equestrians, Scouts

January 17, 2020 The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel Captiva has provided a grant of $1,500 to Special Equestrians, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding and equine assisted activities to... more »»

Obituaries

Carolyn Dill Foster

January 10, 2020 Carolyn Dill Foster, age 99, passed away peacefully in Fort Myers on New Years Eve 2019.  Carolyn is predeceased by her Mother, Clara G. Dill, Father, William L. Dill, and her seven siblings. more »»

Patrick J Lovetro

January 9, 2020 Fort Myers, FL.  Patrick J. Lovetro (Capt. Pat) passed away December 11, 2019.  Born in Rochester NY November 6, 1939 to Patrick and Ann Lovetro. more »»

Nancy C Oden

December 20, 2019 Nancy C. Oden, 87, of Captiva, FL passed away on December 13, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert James "Bob" Brace

December 16, 2019 Robert James "Bob" Brace was born in 1942 in Superior WI to H.W. "Wid" Brace and Katharine (Link) Brace. He passed away on Dec. 10, 2019 after a brief stay at Hope Hospic. more »»

Judith Jean Harding

December 4, 2019 Judith Jean Harding passed away in Woodstock, IL, on November 20, 2019 surrounded by her family following a short illness. more »»

Local Columns

Sustainability depends on switching Sanibel to renewable energy sources

January 14, 2020 On Sanibel, we pride ourselves as leaders on environment, conservation and sustainability. And Sanibel has more to lose from the effects of climate change than almost any other place in the country. more »»

Safe at Sea: The saltwater slalom

January 14, 2020 Florida’s saltwater boating slalom is better known as cruising on the Gulf waters during stone crab season. From October to May, it becomes a challenge for all boaters — and a few boaters’ nightmar. more »»

Faces on Faith: State declares day of fasting, repentance

January 14, 2020 On this date in 1697, the people of Massachusetts observed a day of fasting and repentance for the Salem witch trials occurring in 1692. more »»

Shell Shocked: Cocktail chatter

January 14, 2020 Cocktail parties are usually fun. You get to meet old friends as well as new people. You engage in friendly conversations and are caught up in the news of the day. more »»

In The Garden: Starburst clerodendrum bursts with blooms

January 14, 2020 Starburst clerodendrum (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a beautiful, flowering ornamental shrub that brings vibrant flower clusters and colorful foliage to any garde. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Time to take action on coyotes

January 14, 2020 To the editor: As coyotes begin to populate our island it seems everyone is suddenly an expert on coyote behavior. more »»

No dogs at Farmer’s Market

January 7, 2020 To the editor: We have been visiting Sanibel for many years. One of the reasons we come to Sanibel is that our dog is welcome in many places on the island. more »»

Thank you to all involved

December 17, 2019 To the editor: As we come to the end of 2019, we are very thankful for the many people that helped our effort over the last year, especially all of our contributors and adopters. more »»

Thank you to those involved

December 3, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following performers, sponsors and supporters for their generous donations of funds and time provided for the very successful presentation... more »»

Cannot afford to destroy delicate ecosystem

December 3, 2019 To the editor: Lee County faces a decision to allow development and elimination of mangrove wetlands for new houses along Shell Pointe Boulevard. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Chamber unveils new Websites

January 17, 2020 Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce members now have their own Website, plus a new improved site designed to help visitors find them more readil. more »»

Refuge to lead free Bailey Tract bike tour

January 15, 2020 Join the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge for a free guided bike tour of its Bailey Tract trails on Jan. 18. more »»

Registration to open for middle school archery

January 15, 2020 The Sanibel Recreation Archery Team sport will run from Jan. 29 through April 8 on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the range at the Sanibel Recreation Center. more »»

Sanibel rec center offering Round Robin Tennis

January 15, 2020 The Sanibel Recreation Center is now offering Round Robin Tennis on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy tournament-style play and meet fellow tennis players in the proces. more »»

Hansers to serve as honorary chairs

January 15, 2020 The newly-created Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation has chosen Al and Sally Hanser as its inaugural honorary chairs for the 18th Annual Sanctuary Charity Classic, which will be held on Jan. 25. more »»

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