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May 24, 2019 At its recent meeting, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a proposed settlement agreement in the litigation involving the well-known Shell Love Bug. more »»

 
 
 

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BOCC votes to sell shell car to Rambo

May 24, 2019 At its recent meeting, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a proposed settlement agreement in the litigation involving the well-known Shell Love Bug. more »»

North American river otter released after four-month recovery

May 24, 2019 A male North American river otter was recently released from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife following a nearly four-month recovery for a broken leg. more »»

Sea Dogs take spring softball league championship

May 24, 2019 The team Doc Ford Sea Dogs won the 2019 spring Co-Ed Softball League tournament. On May 22, the season-ending tournament was played at the Sanibel Ball Fields. more »»

Aquarium dream becoming a reality

May 24, 2019 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently provided an update on its renovation project. more »»

'Big pour' at BIG ARTS

May 24, 2019 BIG ARTS provided an update on its “Continue the DREAM” construction project. More than 20 workers and 18 huge cement trucks converged upon the construction site on May 23 at 4 a.. more »»

News from around the region

Arrest made in fatal bus stop hit-and-run

May 23, 2019 An arrest has been made in a fatal hit-and-run that resulted in the death of an 8-year-old child waiting for her school bus. Logan Tyler Hetherington, 19, of 537 S.E. 35th St. more »»

Cape man seriously injured when car pins him against wall in his garage

May 23, 2019 Cape Coral Police are continuing to investigate a crash that sent a 74-year-old Cape man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.   Wednesday, May 22, at around 6:39 a.m. more »»

SUN Trail grant not a done deal

May 23, 2019 A proposed $10 million multi-use trail in the north Cape would cost the city very little money, as much of it would be paid for by grants. more »»

CCPD seeks public's help finding missing woman

May 23, 2019 Cape Coral Police have asked for the public's help locating a missing endangered adult. Helen Fernandez, 36, of Cape Coral was reported early this morning as missing/endangered. more »»

Honoring those who have given all: Many ways to pay tribute to veterans who have fallen

May 23, 2019 While Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, the day is designated to remember all who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their country. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

'Big pour' at BIG ARTS

May 24, 2019 BIG ARTS provided an update on its “Continue the DREAM” construction project. More than 20 workers and 18 huge cement trucks converged upon the construction site on May 23 at 4 a.. more »»

Refuge artist program features free pop-up studios, art journal walks

May 22, 2019 Working from his studio at Blind Pass on Sanibel, wildlife artist Ed Anderson, from Boise, Idaho, is conducting an eight-week artist “in residence” educational program at the J.N. more »»

Earth Day contest winners announced

May 22, 2019 The celebration and presentation of awards for the Earth Day song, poem and coloring contests took place on May 10 at The Sanibel School, where four of the five winners are students. more »»

Free summer programs at refuge to begin in June

May 22, 2019 Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks and nature crafts will highlight the free summer programs running June 5 through Aug. 3 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel Recreation Center registering youth for Fun Days

May 22, 2019 Registration is open for Half Day Fun Days on May 28-30 from noon to 5:30 p.m. and a Full Day Fun Day on May 31 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. more »»

Business

BOCC votes to sell shell car to Rambo

May 24, 2019 At its recent meeting, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a proposed settlement agreement in the litigation involving the well-known Shell Love Bug. more »»

North American river otter released after four-month recovery

May 24, 2019 A male North American river otter was recently released from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife following a nearly four-month recovery for a broken leg. more »»

Aquarium dream becoming a reality

May 24, 2019 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently provided an update on its renovation project. more »»

'Big pour' at BIG ARTS

May 24, 2019 BIG ARTS provided an update on its “Continue the DREAM” construction project. More than 20 workers and 18 huge cement trucks converged upon the construction site on May 23 at 4 a.. more »»

Zonta presents 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

May 23, 2019 On May 1, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva honored Abigail Fletcher with the 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award, which recognizes superior leadership skills and a commitment to public servic. more »»

Obituaries

James Michael Griffith

May 7, 2019 James Michael Griffith ("Jim") of Sanibel, Florida, passed away on April 26, 2019 in his home. He was 83 years old. more »»

James Michael Griffith

April 26, 2019 James Michael Griffith, 83, of Sanibel, FL passed April 26, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

James Lawlor

April 22, 2019 James Lawlor, 75, of Sanibel, passed away on April 13, 2019. more »»

Louise Malia Johnson

April 18, 2019 Louise Malia Johnson, a longtime resident and environmental activist on Sanibel, died in November after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. more »»

Richard (Dick) H Hulit

April 12, 2019 Fort Myers, FL - Richard (Dick) H. Hulit, 87, died Sunday, April 7th at his home in Shell Point Fort Myers F. more »»

Local Columns

SCCF decries signing of 'Toll Roads to Nowhere' bill

May 23, 2019 On May 17, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law SB 7068 — Mid State Toll Expressways. more »»

The Rooney roundtable — a view from the outside

May 23, 2019 The roundtable convened by Rep. Francis Rooney with federal, state and local officials about the public health consequences of harmful algae blooms (HABs) left many scratching their heads. more »»

Season's end: Status update on water quality initiatives

May 21, 2019 As the tourist and Florida legislative seasons end, there are reasons for optimism relative to some of the recent initiatives to improve the quality of the water that surrounds the J.N. more »»

Safe at Sea: Top 10 reasons to schedule a vessel safety check

May 21, 2019 America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva offers vessel safety checks — for free — to boat owners. The program provides boaters the opportunity to have their vessel examined, documenting its safet. more »»

Faces on Faith: Rickets, airstrikes and ceramic tiles

May 21, 2019 Earlier this month I co-led an interfaith trip to Israel with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Bat Yam — Temple of the Island. more »»

Letters to the Editor

City ignoring real problems

May 7, 2019 To the editor: A few weeks ago, the Island Reporter ran an article about the city changing all the words in all their manuals, etc., to read chairperson, police person, etc. more »»

City council needs to address traffic

April 23, 2019 To the editor: A lot of us Sanibel residents are waiting for the city council to do something about the Periwinkle Way traffic problems before the next tourist season. more »»

For shame

April 23, 2019 To the editor: Attendance at the Lee County Commissioners' meeting on April 17 was record breaking and described as a “painful” day. more »»

Thank you for the support

April 16, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following organizations, businesses and people who contributed to another successful “Sanibel Uncorked” Food and Wine Fest: Bailey's... more »»

Thank you for the support

April 9, 2019 To the editor: The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club held its annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Feb. 9 and raised over $31,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sea Dogs take spring softball league championship

May 24, 2019 The team Doc Ford Sea Dogs won the 2019 spring Co-Ed Softball League tournament. On May 22, the season-ending tournament was played at the Sanibel Ball Fields. more »»

Ocean Tribe Paddlers to explore Bowman's mangroves

May 23, 2019 Ocean Tribe Paddlers, which is affiliated with the Sanibel Sea School, hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. more »»

Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel, Captiva

May 22, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for the islands. more »»

Fishing tourney benefits SCCF, Captains for Clean Water

May 22, 2019 The R.S. Walsh Landscaping team held its 5th Annual Sanibel Causeway Fishing Tournament on May 4, with approximately 100 employees and family members attending the event. more »»

Billy's recognizes staff, their years of service

May 22, 2019 Billy's Rentals and Billy's Bike Shop on Sanibel recently held an employee appreciation dinner. more »»

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