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Annual 'Art Under the Stars' planned

December 10, 2019 An upcoming art walk for the islands is the collaboration of three creative spaces on Sanibel. more »»

 
 
 

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Annual 'Art Under the Stars' planned

December 10, 2019 An upcoming art walk for the islands is the collaboration of three creative spaces on Sanibel. more »»

HEX hears from opponents of Eden Oak project

December 10, 2019 The Lee County Hearing Examiner on De. more »»

Chapel to host Community Carol Sing

December 10, 2019 The community is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of holiday music on the island. The historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea will host its 10th Annual Captiva Community Carol Sing on Dec. more »»

Cielo reopens after renovations with fresh look, taste

December 10, 2019 The renamed Cielo opened on Sanibel last week with more than just a few structural changes. more »»

Tickets still available for Blues on the Beach concert

December 10, 2019 Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts and the 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa will host the first-ever concert on Captiva's beaches, featuring next generation blues phenoms David Julia, Trey Wanvig and... more »»

News from around the region

Cape Coral Outdoor Expo and Boat Show under way

December 6, 2019 The 4th annual Cape Coral Outdoor Expo and Boat Show is in full swing at Sun Splash Family Waterpark, where a boat-enthusiasts dream awaits amongs a myriad of brands, vendors, vessels, outdoor... more »»

Annexation opponents ask Cape Council to postpone hearing

December 6, 2019 A Matlacha resident instrumental in the challenge of Cape Coral's efforts to annex six lots the city owns at the entrance of the island last go around is asking the city to postpone Monday's... more »»

Cape to reconsider Matlacha parcels annexation

December 5, 2019 The first city mention of the Matlacha lots on which the D&D Bait and Tackle Shop is located took place when John Sullivan was mayor and the controversy wasn’t about the property being incorporated... more »»

Back on the table: Cape to consider new noise ordinance

December 5, 2019 The city of Cape Coral’s long -- and much -- discussed noise ordinance will come back to City Council Monday. more »»

CenturyLink Holiday Festival of Lights set for Saturday

December 5, 2019 A beloved tradition in Cape Coral, the CenturyLink Holiday Festival of Lights, will once again return to Cape Coral Parkway for another year of bringing Christmas festivities to Southwest Florida. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual 'Art Under the Stars' planned

December 10, 2019 An upcoming art walk for the islands is the collaboration of three creative spaces on Sanibel. more »»

Chapel to host Community Carol Sing

December 10, 2019 The community is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of holiday music on the island. The historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea will host its 10th Annual Captiva Community Carol Sing on Dec. more »»

Tickets still available for Blues on the Beach concert

December 10, 2019 Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts and the 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa will host the first-ever concert on Captiva's beaches, featuring next generation blues phenoms David Julia, Trey Wanvig and... more »»

Youth to perform at 'December Nights, December Lights'

December 10, 2019 The Sanibel School's Music Department will host an evening of seasonal songs and lights. Free and open to the public, this year's holiday program will take place on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

December 10, 2019 WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 F.I.S.H. Workshop F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will offer “Don’t Forget Our Children — Mental Health Series Part III” from 10 a.. more »»

Business

HEX hears from opponents of Eden Oak project

December 10, 2019 The Lee County Hearing Examiner on De. more »»

Cielo reopens after renovations with fresh look, taste

December 10, 2019 The renamed Cielo opened on Sanibel last week with more than just a few structural changes. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

December 10, 2019 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - Dec. 11: Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at Station 171, at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. more »»

Local business giving back

December 10, 2019 Community Housing and Resources hosts a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations, with the location donating a percentage of its daily sales to CHR. more »»

Business Notes

December 10, 2019 San-Cap Wellness offers at-home appointments Dr. more »»

Obituaries

Judith Jean Harding

December 4, 2019 Judith Jean Harding passed away in Woodstock, IL, on November 20, 2019 surrounded by her family following a short illness. more »»

Bruce T Sprinkle

December 2, 2019 Bruce T. Sprinkle, 91, passed away on November 21, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. more »»

Mark Douglas Weekley

November 19, 2019 Mark Douglas Weekley, 59, of Sanibel, FL formerly of Ohio, passed away on November 4th. Mark was born on June 29th, 1960 in Ohio to James & Hazel Weekley. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio. 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 »»

Local Columns

Safe at Sea: Hypothermia — the cold killer

December 10, 2019 December always brings a dramatic change in temperature in southern Florida. Certainly, the low 50s we have just experienced are a reminder that winter has set in here. more »»

Faces on Faith: Capsule version of what Advent is about

December 10, 2019 The season of Advent has arrived, but except for those churches which observe the liturgical year, it seems to be an unfamiliar time. more »»

Shell Shocked: Putin tells all

December 10, 2019 The studio was so still that you could hear heart palpitations bounce off the wall. more »»

In The Garden: Desert rose thrives in hot, dry sunny conditions

December 10, 2019 Are you looking for a dramatic, low-water succulent plant? Try a desert rose. The desert rose (Adenium obesum) is the star of any succulent garden, which thrives in hot, dry sunny condition. more »»

Center Stage: Two holiday hits headlining at the Broadway Palm

December 10, 2019 Broadway Palm swings into the holiday season with not one but two offerings, celebrating that “special time of yea. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to those involved

December 3, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following performers, sponsors and supporters for their generous donations of funds and time provided for the very successful presentation... more »»

Cannot afford to destroy delicate ecosystem

December 3, 2019 To the editor: Lee County faces a decision to allow development and elimination of mangrove wetlands for new houses along Shell Pointe Boulevard. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

American Legion

December 10, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Dec. 15: Fish fry from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

December 10, 2019 File a float plan: a simple text or call to someone you trust saying who you are paddling with; where you are paddling and when you plan on being back could save your life if you find yourself in a... more »»

Island Calendar

December 10, 2019 WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 F.I.S.H. Workshop F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will offer “Don’t Forget Our Children — Mental Health Series Part III” from 10 a.. more »»

The Community House

December 10, 2019 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Painting with Friends Painting with Friends will take place on Dec. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. more »»

Club to host morning paddling trip

December 9, 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 Dec. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 12-11

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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