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Sanibel Community House Fine Art Festival to feature over 50 artists

January 17, 2018 Dozens of artists will have their work on display during an annual festival set for Jan. 19-20. more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel Community House Fine Art Festival to feature over 50 artists

January 17, 2018 Dozens of artists will have their work on display during an annual festival set for Jan. 19-20. more »»

Lunch and design ideas offered during workshops at Community House

January 17, 2018 Join Decorating Den Interiors once a month through April for a special afternoon luncheon and workshop at The Community House. more »»

Community feedback sought as panel delves into Captiva Code

January 17, 2018 The Captiva Community Panel is seeking input from the community on what issues it believes are important as the members move forward with their work of updating the Captiva Code. At its Jan. more »»

Captiva Community Panel committee provides update on wastewater study

January 17, 2018 The agenda for the Captiva Island Wastewater Alternative Study is in the hands of Lee County officials, with a workshop with the Lee County Commission tentatively to be set up in the coming months. more »»

Volunteers put in the work to make SWFL Chef Invitational top notch

January 17, 2018 The Community House is preparing to hold its first-ever SWFL Chef Invitational, and the volunteers for the organization are putting in the time and effort to ensure that it is a big success. more »»

News from around the region

From soldier to quilter

January 16, 2018 U.S. Army SSG Daniel Burgess could have done nothing else the rest of his life and still be considered a hero for what he lost while serving his country. more »»

Matlacha Civic Association annexation lawsuit against Cape dismissed

January 16, 2018 A legal challenge to the city of Cape's Coral annexation of property the city owns on Matlacha has been dismissed by a circuit court judge but may come back on appeal. more »»

Lee Clerk’s Office to extend passport acceptance hours

January 16, 2018 For the public's convenience, the Lee Clerk’s Office is expanding it passport acceptance hours the weeks of Feb. 12 and March 12. No appointment will be necessary. more »»

Charter schools celebrate MLK’s memory

January 16, 2018 Schools may have been closed Monday, but the city of Cape Coral and the Cape Coral Charter School Authority teamed up to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King J. more »»

Cape Coral seeks state funding for Reservoir Pipeline Project

January 16, 2018 State Rep. Dane Eagle has filed an appropriations bill requesting $1,115,000 in state funds for the City of Cape Coral to engineer, design and permit a 3. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sanibel Community House Fine Art Festival to feature over 50 artists

January 17, 2018 Dozens of artists will have their work on display during an annual festival set for Jan. 19-20. more »»

Lunch and design ideas offered during workshops at Community House

January 17, 2018 Join Decorating Den Interiors once a month through April for a special afternoon luncheon and workshop at The Community House. more »»

Harry Maurer to provide comedy, magic at Community House event

January 17, 2018 An interest in becoming an architect slowly shifted when the would-be designer discovered that magic opportunities were always present and so much more fun. more »»

Tower Gallery holds art show to benefit Zonta

January 10, 2018 To help raise money for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Tower Gallery will hold its Tower Gives Back event Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 9 p.. more »»

‘Natives in Paradise’ exhibit on display at ‘Ding’ Darling

January 3, 2018 Botanical artists Pauline Goldsmith and Cynthia Rice, who both hail from South Florida, are paying homage to native Florida plants and butterflies during their "Natives in Paradise" exhibit at J.N. more »»

Business

Smith keeps seat on council; no special election required

January 16, 2018 One Sanibel City Council member will not have to vie to retain her seat in a special election. The city of Sanibel held a one-week qualifying period from Jan. 8 to Jan. more »»

Mobile Mammo Coach taking appointments

January 9, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Center's Mobile Mammo Coach on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Sanibel reminds community of holiday decoration regulations

January 9, 2018 As a reminder to Sanibel homeowners and businesses, holiday decorations, lighting and displays which are clearly incidental, customary and commonly associated with any national, local or religious... more »»

Holiday operation hours, refuse collection schedule for Sanibel

January 9, 2018 The City of Sanibel Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15 and will resume regular operating hours on Jan. 16. more »»

Dinner and wine pairing offered at Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

January 3, 2018 Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant will offer a special dinner and wine pairing limited to 30 people on Friday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. more »»

Obituaries

Donald H Wall

January 12, 2018 Wall, Donald H. Age 76, of Sanibel Island and Lemont Illinois, at rest January 7, 2018, at his home in Lemont surrounded by his loving family. more »»

Mary S Reed

January 8, 2018 Mary S Reed, known as Sally (nee Schell) age 91 died peacefully with her family by her side on December 20th 2017. more »»

Burton E Sorensen

January 3, 2018 Burton E. Sorensen, former General Partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., passed away on December 30, 2017 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was 88 years old. more »»

Reverend Montague G Burnsed Jr

December 20, 2017 The Rev. Montague G. Burnsed, Jr. , "M.G.", went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 201. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

On the Water: A very cold start to the new year

January 17, 2018 For the better part of the past week cold, weather shut down fishing. Strong north winds delivering the coldest temperatures we have seen in a few years made it pretty miserable on the water. more »»

Rotary Happenings: San-Cap Rotary helping to support neighborhood revitalization

January 17, 2018 There was a lot of energy in the room at the last Rotary Club meeting — don’t know if it was the weather outside or the blast of snowbird Rotarians returning for season. more »»

Faces on Faith: GOD’S mothering love

January 17, 2018 In l888, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, first used the term Father-Mother to describe God. more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

January 17, 2018 Now that we’re into 2018, isn’t it time you reviewed all the New Year’s resolutions you made during your inebriated state on New Year’s Eve? Weren’t some of them a bit too ambitious and truly out of... more »»

In the Garden: Magnolia, the Southern Beauty

January 17, 2018 The Southern Magnolia is an evergreen tree that grows naturally throughout much of the southeastern United States and can be found from eastern North Carolina, all the way west to easternmost Texas. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Sanibel traffic problems, delays

January 17, 2018 To the editor: Let’s all get serious about an important issue for all Sanibelians, full time, part time, day trippers and tourists. more »»

Guest Commentary: Great news: Heart healthy meals have arrived

January 17, 2018 The few times I’ve been in a local hospital, I have been dismayed to find that many of the meals on hospital menus read like a list of “what not to eat. more »»

Kindness

January 17, 2018 To the editor: As the season is here, let’s celebrate it by what we can do to spread more kindness on our Island. I see two places where kindness is needed. more »»

Guest Commentary: Much accomplished in 2017; much work ahead in the new year

January 10, 2018 As we begin the new year, it is a time to reflect upon past accomplishments and look ahead to 2018 goal. more »»

America is better today

January 10, 2018 To the editor: After a year in office, President Trump has succeeded in making America great again. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: A very cold start to the new year

January 17, 2018 For the better part of the past week cold, weather shut down fishing. Strong north winds delivering the coldest temperatures we have seen in a few years made it pretty miserable on the water. more »»

Co-Ed Softball Tournament winner named

January 17, 2018 The City of Sanibel Recreation Center’s Co-Ed Softball recently finished its fall season. Gator Bites was named the 2017 fall champion after the Jan. 10 tournament. more »»

On the Water: A nice warm week to end the year

January 3, 2018 Christmas week brought us daytime temperatures well into the 80s and it looks like we will close out the year with well above average temperatures. more »»

On the Water: Beautiful weather on the water

December 27, 2017 Weather around Southwest Florida rebounded nicely after our first cold front of the season. Heading into the weekend, anglers found calm seas, blues skies and air temperatures climbing each day. more »»

On the Water: Fishing ahead of the cool down

December 20, 2017 After weeks and weeks of uninterrupted mild weather, the first real cold front of the season arrived in Southwest Florida over the weekend. more »»

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