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‘Art by the disABLED’ exhibit returns to BIG ARTS

April 26, 2017 After a successful exhibit last year at BIG ARTS, “Art by the disABLED” will return May 3. The exhibit will run throughout the whole month at BIG ARTS’ Phillips Art Galler. more »»

 
 
 

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‘Art by the disABLED’ exhibit returns to BIG ARTS

April 26, 2017 After a successful exhibit last year at BIG ARTS, “Art by the disABLED” will return May 3. The exhibit will run throughout the whole month at BIG ARTS’ Phillips Art Galler. more »»

BIG ARTS offers art-filled summer camp for kids and teens

April 26, 2017 As season is winding down, summer is coming into full-swing. Beginning June 5, BIG ARTS will offer its annual summer camp for elementary, middle and high school students. more »»

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa unveils new pickleball facility

April 26, 2017 Earlier this month, Sundial Resort & Spa opened its new 12-court pickleball facility, which is accessible to both resort guests and the public. more »»

Annual seminar gives residents hurricane insight

April 26, 2017 Every year, the Captiva Hurricane Response and Preparedness Committee holds an annual seminar to educate island residents on hurricane safety. more »»

Tom Uhler to teach course at Community House

April 26, 2017 Forty years ago Tom Uhler decided to purchase his first bottles of wine, which were taken to a friend’s house, so they would develop a palate of their tastes. more »»

News from around the region

Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration Friday

April 25, 2017 Cape Coral will become a little greener on Friday with the dedication of several trees. more »»

Cape mayor storms out of Council meeting

April 25, 2017 The Cape Coral City Council and the Cape Coral Charter School Authority met Monday in an attempt to bridge differences and improve what has been, since late last year, a contentious relationship. more »»

Woman injured in recent accident remains hospitalized

April 25, 2017 One person has been released from a local hospital following a recent traffic accident. As of Tuesday, Timothy Brian Gravitt, 37, of 4785 Barkley Circle, Ap. more »»

Cape council mulls direct control of city charter schools

April 25, 2017 Issues the city of Cape Coral has within its municipal charter school system might be best resolved by assuming direct control, according to a proposal discussed by City Council Monday. more »»

Bus driver from Cape cited after crash

April 25, 2017 A school bus driver from Cape Coral has been cited in a traffic crash involving students. Silverio Oliva Funez, 58, was cited for careless driving in the Monday accident. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘Art by the disABLED’ exhibit returns to BIG ARTS

April 26, 2017 After a successful exhibit last year at BIG ARTS, “Art by the disABLED” will return May 3. The exhibit will run throughout the whole month at BIG ARTS’ Phillips Art Galler. more »»

BIG ARTS offers art-filled summer camp for kids and teens

April 26, 2017 As season is winding down, summer is coming into full-swing. Beginning June 5, BIG ARTS will offer its annual summer camp for elementary, middle and high school students. more »»

Tom Uhler to teach course at Community House

April 26, 2017 Forty years ago Tom Uhler decided to purchase his first bottles of wine, which were taken to a friend’s house, so they would develop a palate of their tastes. more »»

Conservation photography tips given during SCCF presentation

April 26, 2017 Best practices for photographing wildlife and landscapes was the subject of a special presentation given last week at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. more »»

Peter Zell’s artwork hangs at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

April 19, 2017 For the last 18 years, Peter Zell, who was a lawyer in California before retirement, has been dabbling in art. “My wife suggested that I take art classes at night as a stress reliever. more »»

Business

University of Sanibel unleashes new products

March 22, 2017 In lieu of pickleball's growing popularity, the University of Sanibel has released hats commemorating the sport. more »»

Qwik Pack & Ship under new ownership

March 15, 2017 Last October, Robert Wright and his mother, Kathy, took over Qwik Pack & Ship on Periwinkle Way. Robert and Kathy purchased the business from John Thomas who owned it for the last 14 years. more »»

Bleu Rendez-Vous offers ‘Stew-thirty’

February 15, 2017 For those on the go, Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro began offering four of its stews at half the price this month. more »»

Island Homes explores the benefits of ICF

February 13, 2017 Jonathan Tongyai, president of Island Homes, is taking a different approach to building energy efficient houses on the island. more »»

The Gavin family’s roots run deep

February 13, 2017 Irving Gavin’s family has quite a rich history on Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

Harry Kotses

April 6, 2017 Ohio University Emeritus Professor Harry Kotses, husband of Kandee S. Grossman, died at his home in Sanibel, Florida, on March 7, 2017, at the age of 78 with Kandee at his side. more »»

David Odell MacKenzie

April 5, 2017 David Odell MacKenzie, a lifelong resident of Lake Forest, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children in his beloved Captiva Island, Florida home on March 11. more »»

Meri S Rhodes

March 29, 2017 Meri S. Rhodes was born on June 8, 1949 in Ottawa, IL to her parents Wesley and Betty Tendall.  She passed away on March 27, 2017 in Ft. Myers, FL at the age of 67 following a long battle with cancer. more »»

Ethel Rita Sinow

March 28, 2017 SANIBEL FLORIDA--Ethel Rita Sinow, of Sanibel, Fl., formerly of Dixon, Illinois, died March 26, 2017. Mrs. Sinow was born April 15, 1924, in Chicago, a daughter of Samuel and Rose Price. more »»

Joan Leffel

March 22, 2017 Joan Leffel's life moved peacefully to its close in the presence of family on March 12, in Fort Myers, Florida. Mrs. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: The fake in fake news

April 26, 2017 The Trump campaign and administration have forced all of us to take a hard look at what is truth and what is fake news. more »»

Living Sanibel: No-see-ums

April 26, 2017 There are more than 4,000 species of biting midges worldwide. In Florida alone, there are 47 different species. more »»

In the Garden: Mexican flame vine – ole!

April 26, 2017 The Mexican flame vine (Senecio confuses) is a prolific bloomer and quite the rambler. more »»

Poetic License: An April fool for poetry

April 26, 2017 An April Fool was I for poetry, For jests and tricks and play with irony, Fooling the Muse with rhyme tomfoolery --- Every verse footloose, every fancy free. more »»

Theater Notes: Disarmingly hilarious yet dealing with real issues

April 26, 2017 “Last Night At Ballyhoo,” a 1997 Academy Award winning play, is on the boards at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. more »»

Letters to the Editor

We must be mindful of how our actions affect the environment

April 26, 2017 To the editor: I am responding to M. more »»

Is there a second planet earth?

April 26, 2017 To the editor: Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Without question this is the worst Earth Day in history. more »»

Plastic bags do have uses

April 19, 2017 To the editor: In a recent article, a writer advocated a ban on plastic bags, on the basis that they can be swallowed by whales and other marine and land mammals. more »»

A card of thanks

April 19, 2017 To the editor: Sanibel Uncorked! The 2017 Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success held by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club at Lily & Co., Jewelers. more »»

Concerned for biker safety

April 19, 2017 To the editor: I have tried for several years to get the intersection of Rabbit Road and West Gulf improved for safety with trips in person and by phone with the City of Sanibel’s Public Works... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa unveils new pickleball facility

April 26, 2017 Earlier this month, Sundial Resort & Spa opened its new 12-court pickleball facility, which is accessible to both resort guests and the public. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is good inshore and offshore

April 26, 2017 Over the week good reports came in from both offshore and inshore, plus tarpon season is winding up as sightings and hook-ups are happening throughout our waters. more »»

On the Water: Finally, spring arrives — let’s hope fishing improves

March 29, 2017 Consistently inconsistent I guess would be the proper way to describe fishing over the last full week of winter. more »»

On the Water: Full moon rising brings good fishing reports

March 22, 2017 A full moon and warm weather brought days with good fishing and a wide variety of fish. On the water it really felt like the change of seasons and spring arrived early. more »»

On the Water: Strong winds stall a good week of fishing

March 15, 2017 With a stretch of warm weather, fishing was heating up and the bite was getting good, and then the winds came. more »»

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Cooking with Loretta Paganini: Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken

April 25, 2017 Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken: Serves 8 One of my family favorite salads. I serve it with crusty Italian bread and a bowl of ice cream for dessert. more »

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Year-round triathlon swim program 04-28

Calling all Sanibel triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to improve your swim time? SWAT Swim Coach and former triathlete, Curt McIntyre will be running a year-round swim program tailored just for the triathlete. more »


 
 
 
 
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