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Virtual Candidate Forums now available online

July 15, 2020 In partnership with the Alliance for the Arts, the League of Women Voters of Lee County announced the presentation of its Virtual Candidate Forum. more »»

 
 
 

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Virtual Candidate Forums now available online

July 15, 2020 In partnership with the Alliance for the Arts, the League of Women Voters of Lee County announced the presentation of its Virtual Candidate Forum. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

July 15, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibe. more »»

SCCF: Over 3,000 sea turtle hatchlings emerge safely

July 15, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan reported that hatching season is well underway, with 3,063 hatchlings emerging from the islands' beaches already this... more »»

Sanibel library kicks off popular 'Fill-A-Bag' sale

July 15, 2020 The popular “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale is back at the Sanibel Public Library. The book sale has started and will continue until inventory is deplete. more »»

Bat Yam Temple presents Summer Speaker Series

July 15, 2020 July marks the month for the Bat Yam Temple of the Islands' annual Summer Speaker Series. more »»

News from around the region

Annexing Paradise Isle into Cape?

July 14, 2020 The Paradise Isle development project in North Fort Myers promises to be a game changer. more »»

As coronavirus cases surge, Lee Health responds to tough environment

July 14, 2020 Florida experienced one of its most deadly reporting days for COVID-19 on July 14 when 132 new deaths tied to the coronavirus were reported statewid. more »»

School board again weighs graduation options

July 14, 2020 Seniors and their families are not alone in their disappointment about graduations this year -- the Lee County School Board still isn’t happy with suggested options for the pomp and circumstance... more »»

Margaritaville project faces new lawsuit

July 14, 2020 Within a span of 24 hours, those in favor of the Margaritaville project on Fort Myers Beach went from jubilation to frustration as a July 8 appellate court ruling in favor of the town over... more »»

Santa Claus makes early appearance at Shell Factory

July 14, 2020 Christmas in July at the Shell Factory & Nature Park has always been a popular promotion. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sanibel library kicks off popular 'Fill-A-Bag' sale

July 15, 2020 The popular “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale is back at the Sanibel Public Library. The book sale has started and will continue until inventory is deplete. more »»

DDWS, refuge to kick off annual amateur photography contest

July 14, 2020 The submission process is officially set to open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy capturing shots of nature and wildlife. more »»

Virtual programming available for all ages

July 14, 2020 While the Captiva Memorial Library remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, patrons missing those in-person activities only need to hop online to find something of interest. more »»

Library system features e-books, audiobooks

July 14, 2020 Lee County residents can access a wide selection of digital e-books and audiobooks from the Lee County Library System. Library cardholders can borrow from the digital collection by visiting lcls. more »»

The Community House

July 14, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Current Events Current Events will meet on July 16 at 1 p.m. Moderated by Tommy Williams. more »»

Business

CROW receives grant to enhance sea turtle care

July 15, 2020 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife recently received a grant for $10,258 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, which is funded by the sales of the sea turtle specialty license plat. more »»

Pace Center for Girls to host annual Love That Dress!

July 15, 2020 The Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host its Love That Dress! event on Sept. 30 starting at 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero. more »»

LCEC resumes normal collection activities for customers

July 15, 2020 The Lee County Electric Cooperative began normal collection activities in July. more »»

TCH to provide chance to get rid of documents securely

July 14, 2020 The Community House will hold a Community Shredding Day this weekend for the islands. On July 18, the venue will host its first event for 2020 from 9 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

July 14, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - July 15: Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at Station 171, at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

Katheryn M Boatman

July 9, 2020 Katheryn M. Boatman, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 4, 2020 after a long illness. She was born January 3, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward E. more »»

Dr Carol McDonald Connor

June 17, 2020 Dr. Carol McDonald Connor was a Chancellor’s Professor of Education at the University of California ­ Irvine School of Education. more »»

Virginia S (Van Horn) Taub

May 28, 2020 COTUIT, MA /SANIBEL ISLAND, FL ­ Virginia S. (Van Horn) Taub, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. more »»

John L Rushworth Sr

May 22, 2020 John (Jack) L. Rushworth Sr. passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers. Born in Porthcawl, Wales, Jack joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. more »»

Rodney "Roddy" Mott West

May 13, 2020 Rodney "Roddy" Mott West, 72, a resident of Sanibel Island and Minneapolis died Sunday, May 10, 2020.   Roddy grew up in Excelsior, MN, attended The Blake School and the University of Minnesota. more »»

Local Columns

Governor's $9B budget includes wins, losses for environment

July 14, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered a $92.2 billion budget and a $1 billion veto list two weeks ago, one day before the beginning of the fiscal year which started on July 1. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear about the Declaration of Independence

July 14, 2020 Recently, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club welcomed its new president, Richard Green. more »»

Safe at Sea: Get your 'boating fix' online

July 14, 2020 Life has reshaped itself over the past months for everyone. For boaters, this is equally true. more »»

Faces on Faith: What legacy will you leave?

July 14, 2020 I received an e-mail a while back from a not-for-profit organization I have done business with in the past. The subject line posed a question which was repeated in the body of the e-mail itself. more »»

Shell Shocked: New Year’s Day to be celebrated in February

July 14, 2020 Dates are being changed across the board for events and happenings because of the coronavirus. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Adding fuel to hatred, separation

July 14, 2020 To the editor: I was troubled by a letter to the editor I read from Mr. Mike DiCorpo published in the June 8, 2020, issue of the Island Reporter. more »»

Thank you for voting to require face masks

July 7, 2020 To the editor: The Sanibel City Council recently voted 3-1 to require face masks in public spaces on Sanibe. more »»

To mask or not to mask, that is the question

July 7, 2020 To the editor: I go for a morning exercise walk and at least 97 percent of the people I see do not wear a mask. I wear a mask to protect you and wonder why you can’t extend the same courtesy. more »»

A community stronger than COVID

July 7, 2020 To the editor: On June 13, I had the honor to present former Congressman Carlos Curbelo, founder of the first bipartisan climate solutions caucus in the U.S. more »»

Appreciate the Islander

July 7, 2020 To the editor: As a 20-plus year resident, full time on Sanibel, I have looked through many Islander papers. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and J.. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

July 15, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibe. more »»

Mote's annual Run for the Turtles goes all-virtual

July 15, 2020 Mote Marine Laboratory is bringing its 34th annual Run for the Turtles from its original home on Siesta Beach to you — wherever you are — with the first-ever all-virtual Run for the Turtles. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

July 15, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

July 14, 2020 The rays from the sun are at their harshest in the middle of the day, so it is a good idea to avoid or minimize time on the water between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. more »»

FWC opens registration for Lionfish Challenge

July 8, 2020 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Foundation reported that registration is open for the 2020 Lionfish Challenge. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 07-15

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings offers 90-minute walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.Cost is $5 per person, plus tax; check in at the front office.Reservations required at 239-472-4119. more »


 
 
 
 
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