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$5.3M grant awarded toward Wulfert Bayous restoration

November 15, 2019 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced on Nov. 12 its award of $5,309,000 to the J.N. more »»


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$5.3M grant awarded toward Wulfert Bayous restoration

November 15, 2019 The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced on Nov. 12 its award of $5,309,000 to the J.N. more »»

CROW treating eagle with injured wing, more

November 15, 2019 An adult bald eagle with injuries was admitted to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel for treatment recently after it was rescued near a construction site in Estero. On Nov. more »»

Corps to maintain current flow from Lake Okeechobee

November 15, 2019 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District will maintain the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary on the current schedule, officials reported today. more »»

Taste of the Islands winners announced

November 15, 2019 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife announced the winners of the 38th Taste of the Islands to a full Sanibel Community Park on Nov. 10. more »»

Everglades Coalition Conference set for January

November 15, 2019 Registration is open for the 35th annual Everglades Coalition Conference, which will take place on Jan. more »»

News from around the region

Pine Island Road fast becoming dealership row

November 14, 2019 Pine Island Road is set to add another dealership to the list of available brands of vehicles you can purchase on the booming Cape Coral street. more »»

Fort Myers Boat Show to return for 47th year

November 14, 2019 Hundreds of boats, both new and used, as well as boating accessories, will be on display during the Fort Myers Boat Show next week in Downtown Fort Myer. more »»

Helping Hands for the Holidays set for Nov. 25

November 14, 2019 It’s nearing that time of year again when the community gathers at the Team Aubuchon Corporate Office for its annual gathering to support three local charities in time for the holiday season. more »»

Cape Coral’s Palmetto-Pine Country Club is set to celebrate its golden anniversary

November 14, 2019 A Cape Coral gem with deep roots in the community is celebrating its 50th year of providing top-notch golf play and recreational services to residents of the city. more »»

Cape Coral’s Palmetto-Pine Country Club is set to celebrate its golden anniversary

November 14, 2019 A Cape Coral gem with deep roots in the community is celebrating its 50th year of providing top-notch golf play and recreational services to residents of the city. more »»

Tickets available for Calusa Culture Night

November 14, 2019 The Calusa Waterkeeper is hosting a culture night next week to bring the community together to celebrate the culture of water. Calusa Culture Night will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

CCA, SCAL taking entries for 'Destination Captiva' exhibit

November 15, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association will kick off its 2019-2020 art exhibition season on Dec. 5 with an opening reception at 5 p.m. at the Captiva Civic Center. more »»

BIG ARTS committee shares passion for art with island

November 14, 2019 BIG ARTS was founded by a small group of artists who wanted to share their love for the arts with the community. more »»

SCUCC presents monthly artist on display

November 14, 2019 During November, artwork by Ellen Feingold will be on display in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Youth in need of containers for project

November 14, 2019 The city of Sanibel needs the community's help collecting one-gallon, clear plastic containers — preferably with caps — for an after-school art upcycling project at the Sanibel Recreation Center. more »»

Duo Beaux Arts to perform at Shell Point

November 14, 2019 The Shell Point Retirement Community will continue its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by Duo Beaux Arts on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. more »»


Historical village to participate in global annual event

November 15, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will take part in the third annual “Museum Store Sunday” on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the village, sponsored by the Museum Store Associatio. more »»

Historical Village spotlights some of its volunteers

November 15, 2019 At the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, the duties of the volunteers run the gamut, from greeting guests at the door, to working in the store and giving tours, to farming the pioneer garden. more »»

TBE, George & Wendy’s co-owner to speak at ABWA meeting

November 14, 2019 The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its monthly luncheon on Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. more »»

Dog licenses go on sale for Sanibel

November 14, 2019 Sanibel dog licenses went on sale on Nov. 4 at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Sanibel. The cost is $10; proof of current rabies inoculation is required. more »»

Frank's funding fumble

November 14, 2019 We all know someone like “Captain Frank.” A combat engineer and war hero, Frank landed with Gen. Douglas MacArthur on the shores of Korea in September of 1950. more »»


Joseph Hector Letourneau III

November 13, 2019 Joseph Hector Letourneau III, 74, of Sanibel, FL died on November 8, 2019, at Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. more »»

Margaret Belsley Lee

November 12, 2019 Surrounded by her loving family, Margie completed this part of life on Saturday, November 2. more »»

John N Kramer Jr

November 5, 2019 From small town Wisconsin to a citizen of the world, John N Kramer Jr. lived life to the fullest. more »»

George Horning Lowden

November 1, 2019 George Horning Lowden (98) passed away at his home in Fort Myers, FL on October 7, 2019 He had a fabulous life, was greatly loved, and will be missed deeply by all his family and friends. more »»

Martha Jo Siders

October 18, 2019 Martha Jo Siders, 75, of Fort Myers/Sanibel Island, Florida, passed away suddenly on Saturday October 12, 2019. Martha was born and raised in Flint, Michigan by her mother Josephine Heltma. more »»

Local Columns

Guardian ad Litem Foundation helps give childhood back to SWFL youth

November 13, 2019 Imagine if your birthday was just another day — no party, no gifts, no cake, no extra attention. You certainly wouldn’t feel special. more »»

Rotary Happenings: SFWMD chair speaks at Rotary Club meeting

November 13, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club was delighted to have Chauncey Goss, longtime Sanibelian and almost native son, as our guest speaker on Nov. 1. more »»

Faces on Faith: A memory from a wonderful visit

November 13, 2019 Recently I returned to Columbia, Maryland, where I served Temple Isaiah there as its first full-time rabb. more »»

On the Water: Red tide is still present across local waters

November 13, 2019 Again, anglers reported signs of red tide across Pine Island Sound and the Gulf beaches over the past week. Most fish kills reported included small bait fish, mullet and catfish, with a few game fish. more »»

Shell Shocked: Another airline horror story

November 13, 2019 Flying today is not what it used to be. Commercial airlines once offered pleasant flying experiences — food, booze, leg room — and even on time departures. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Not meddling in an election

November 13, 2019 To the editor: I for one do not see what this “Trumped Up” fervor is all about. more »»

Pendergrass would be good choice to follow in Rooney’s footsteps

October 29, 2019 To the editor: As the search begins for a replacement to run for Congressman Francis Rooney’s Congressional seat when he retires next year, it’s important that we choose a person who has demonstrate... more »»

Thank you, Congressman Rooney, for having an open mind

October 29, 2019 To the editor: I heard Rep. Rooney’s remarks that he will consider being open to the impeachment inquiry. I thank him. more »»

How are those 'great' foreign policies working out?

October 29, 2019 To the editor: About six months ago a new Cabinet appointee to the Trump Administration said he was excited to be a part of the team doing so many great things in foreign polic. more »»

Stop asking public's view on political issues

October 22, 2019 To the editor: I have enjoyed reading your paper since 1998 and look forward to every word. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Players sought for SCCF's annual tennis tourney

November 15, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is seeking doubles teams and sponsors for its 28th Annual Tennis Tournament to be held on Dec. 7-8 at the Beachview Tennis Club on Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel beach parking permits go on sale

November 14, 2019 The 2020 Sanibel Beach Parking Permits went on sale on Nov. 4 for Sanibel residents and property owners at the Sanibel Recreation Center; they are no longer sold through the police department. more »»

On-the-water training now an option with boating course

November 14, 2019 After years of development, America’s Boating Club has redesigned its America’s Boating Course to include a two-hour training session on the water, according to the organization's island chapter. more »»

Club to host morning mangrove paddle

November 14, 2019 The Ocean Tribe Paddling Club hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. The next one will be held on Nov. more »»

Pick-up softball games at Sanibel Recreation Center

November 14, 2019 The Sanibel Recreation Center hosts causal, pick-up softball games on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Ball Fields, weather permitting. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 11-20

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