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Volume of dead sea life collected drops on island

August 13, 2018 Over the weekend, the city of Sanibel continued to report on improving conditions on its beaches following last week's drastic shift in the volume of dead sea life being clean up by crews. On Aug. more »»

 
 
 

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Volume of dead sea life collected drops on island

August 13, 2018 Over the weekend, the city of Sanibel continued to report on improving conditions on its beaches following last week's drastic shift in the volume of dead sea life being clean up by crews. On Aug. more »»

F.I.S.H. sees uptick in financial aid requests due to red tide, algae

August 13, 2018 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva has been receiving an increase in requests for financial assistance for medical conditions and work-related issues tied to the ongoing water quality situation. more »»

SCCF releases updated sea turtle nesting report for the islands

August 13, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation released an updated nesting report as of today. more »»

City provides daily update on sea life kills, beach conditions

August 11, 2018 The city of Sanibel has released today's report on the beach cleanup and conditions. At about 9:30 a.m., officials reported that the beach conditions remain similar to Aug. 10. more »»

First day of the new year a success at The Sanibel School

August 10, 2018 Nearly 300 students marked the start of the new school year on Aug. 10 at The Sanibel School. “The day went very smooth,” Principal Chuck Vilardi said. “No complaints. more »»

News from around the region

Thousands attend Caloosahatchee Death March

August 13, 2018 Wearing black, carrying signs and even a coffin, more than 3,000 people turned out Saturday to mourn the death of a river. more »»

Hundreds join 'Hands Along the Water'

August 13, 2018 Hundreds of area residents joined hands along the riverfront at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Sunday in solidarity with like-minded peaceful protestors throughout Southwest Florida, decrying the... more »»

Man accused of shooting FMPD officer indicted for first degree murder

August 10, 2018 A Fort Myers man accused of shooting a Fort Myers Police Department officer has been indicted for first degree murder. more »»

Water quality update from Lee County: Blue-green algae cleanup under way in Cape Coral

August 10, 2018 Efforts to mitigate water-quality issues throughout Lee County continue under the leadership of the Lee Board of County Commissioners with county staff, contracted vendors and several state entities... more »»

Back in session: Students return to classrooms Friday

August 9, 2018 More than 90,000 students are heading to school this morning, ready to tackle either their first, or another school yea. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual “Ding” Darling Days still taking sponsorships

August 10, 2018 Additional sponsors are still being sought for this year’s “Ding” Darling Days birding and eco-festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at the J.N. more »»

SCCF, San-Cap Art League to host art exhibit

August 10, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Sanibel-Captiva Art League are partnering for a new exhibit opening in October. more »»

Annual Bag Day coming up at Noah's Ark

August 8, 2018 Shoppers searching for a great deal – or many – will find one this week at an island thrift store. Noah’s Ark, located at S. more »»

Campers learn about gators, needlefish and algal blooms

August 8, 2018 The harmful algal blooms we are currently experiencing in our area required camp counselors at the Sanibel Sea School to improvise daily during Crocs and Gators Week and Needlefish Week. more »»

SCC to present 'I Can Only Imagine' for movie night

August 8, 2018 Sanibel Community Church will host a family movie night for free. It will present “I Can Only Imagine” on Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary. more »»

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Volume of dead sea life collected drops on island

August 13, 2018 Over the weekend, the city of Sanibel continued to report on improving conditions on its beaches following last week's drastic shift in the volume of dead sea life being clean up by crews. On Aug. more »»

F.I.S.H. sees uptick in financial aid requests due to red tide, algae

August 13, 2018 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva has been receiving an increase in requests for financial assistance for medical conditions and work-related issues tied to the ongoing water quality situation. more »»

SCCF releases updated sea turtle nesting report for the islands

August 13, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation released an updated nesting report as of today. more »»

City provides daily update on sea life kills, beach conditions

August 11, 2018 The city of Sanibel has released today's report on the beach cleanup and conditions. At about 9:30 a.m., officials reported that the beach conditions remain similar to Aug. 10. more »»

First day of the new year a success at The Sanibel School

August 10, 2018 Nearly 300 students marked the start of the new school year on Aug. 10 at The Sanibel School. “The day went very smooth,” Principal Chuck Vilardi said. “No complaints. more »»

Obituaries

William Burks

August 8, 2018 William Burks died on July 29, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 91. He was born in Saltillo, Mississippi and eventually made his way to Akron, Ohio where he graduated from high school. more »»

Max Ferdinand (Fred) Koletzke Jr

August 8, 2018 Max Ferdinand (Fred) Koletzke Jr., age 92, died on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Hope Hospice in Shell Point Retirement Community, Ft. Myers, Florida after suffering from advanced dementia. more »»

Roine Paige Carlson

June 21, 2018 Roine Paige Carlson, 70, passed away suddenly on May 15, 2018. In the last year he split his time between Ft. more »»

Susan Spector

March 27, 2018 Susan Spector, age 68, of Pittsford, NY, and Sanibel passed on March 25, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremations Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Timothy Hays Vollmer

March 16, 2018 On Thursday, March 2, 2018 Tim Vollmer of Baltimore, formerly of Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Local Columns

Algae problem is years in the making and will take years to fix

August 8, 2018 This toxic green algae in our water is making people sick. It’s killing the fish and wildlife that call these waterways home. more »»

Safe at Sea: Maritime travel destinations in the United States

August 8, 2018 (Editor's Note: This is part I of a four-part series about U.S. land destinations focusing on maritime history. more »»

Faces on Faith: A mother's cry: Thoughts about suicide

August 8, 2018 It happened many years ago now — very early in my time as an ordained minister. more »»

Shell Shocked: Remembering the Fuller Brush Man

August 8, 2018 When was the last time a Fuller Brush Man rang your doorbell and displayed his suitcase of brushes? I have fond memories of the Fuller Brush man ringing my doorbell when I was a kid and being invite... more »»

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Vegetables

August 8, 2018 In the summer months, vegetables abound in home gardens and farmer's markets. Zucchini, squash and sweet peppers are at peak flavor and at their best price of the yea. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Vote for candidates who prioritize our environment

August 1, 2018 To the editor: I first came to Sanibel in 1978 — 40 years ago. I vacationed here nearly every year after and purchased a home on the island in 2015. I now live here permanently. more »»

Easy fix to Shell Love Bug saga

August 1, 2018 To the editor: Pam Rambo has been struggling to reclaim the Shell Love Bug from Lee County for the past two years and has had to resort to hiring attorneys to reclaim her creation. more »»

Demand instant federal action

July 18, 2018 To the editor: Some years ago, to create more agricultural land, the U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. more »»

Open rec center on holidays

July 11, 2018 To the editor: President Trump cannot truly “Make America Great Again” until he gets the Sanibel Recreation Center to stay open on the holidays. Go for it, Mr. President. more »»

Support petition to reopen Lee County Extension building

June 27, 2018 To the editor: I am a former (20-year) Sanibel resident and a current Master Gardener with Lee County Cooperative Extension. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Volume of dead sea life collected drops on island

August 13, 2018 Over the weekend, the city of Sanibel continued to report on improving conditions on its beaches following last week's drastic shift in the volume of dead sea life being clean up by crews. On Aug. more »»

City provides daily update on sea life kills, beach conditions

August 11, 2018 The city of Sanibel has released today's report on the beach cleanup and conditions. At about 9:30 a.m., officials reported that the beach conditions remain similar to Aug. 10. more »»

Visitors returning to Sanibel beaches as big changes observed

August 10, 2018 Sanibel saw a vast improvement today in the volume of dead sea life found on its beaches and shorelines, as well as improved conditions within its canals and bayou. more »»

TBE earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for eighth consecutive year

August 10, 2018 Tarpon Bay Explorers’ superior customer service was recently recognized and reflected by being awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the eighth year in a row. more »»

Lower volume of sea life on Sanibel's Gulf side, east canals

August 9, 2018 The dead sea life deposits today on Sanibel are again lighter on the bayside, while yesterday marked the first reports of dead marine organisms in Dinkens Bay, Clam Bayou and the west end canals. more »»

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