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Sanibel Sea School provides update on hurricane relief

February 28, 2020 The Sanibel Sea School was quick to answer the call after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on Sept. more »»


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Sanibel Sea School provides update on hurricane relief

February 28, 2020 The Sanibel Sea School was quick to answer the call after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on Sept. more »»

Noted refuge lecturer to spotlight owls, woodpeckers

February 28, 2020 Award-winning author and wildlife photographer Paul Bannick will present programs on March 6 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the J.N. more »»

SCAL member's work on display

February 28, 2020 During the month of March, Sanibel Captiva Art League member Carol Rosenberg is exhibiting her work at the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, at 2475 Library Way, Sanibel. more »»

F.I.S.H., San-Cap Wellness to host anti-aging program

February 28, 2020 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and D. more »»

TIOF to hold annual meeting

February 28, 2020 The International Osprey Foundation will hold its annual meeting on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

Cape to consider 3 community park designs

February 27, 2020 Cape Coral City Council on Monday will consider the design of three community parks to be developed as part of the city’s $60 million Parks Master Plan. more »»

Pine Island Village under way

February 27, 2020 After nearly two years of planning, Pine Island Village broke ground Wednesday mornin. more »»

Burrowing Owl Festival is Saturday

February 27, 2020 This Saturday, the 18th annual Burrowing Owl Festival Wildlife and Environmental Exposition takes place at Rotary Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Fair opens: Sneak Peek kicks off event’s 96th year

February 27, 2020 The 96th Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair kicked off on Thursday with its Sneak Peek, and the order of the day was light jackets and sweaters. more »»

Cape High chorale members to perform in Carnegie Hall

February 27, 2020 Select students of Cape Coral High School will have a rare opportunity next month to perform in a legendary New York City venue. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

SCAL member's work on display

February 28, 2020 During the month of March, Sanibel Captiva Art League member Carol Rosenberg is exhibiting her work at the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, at 2475 Library Way, Sanibel. more »»

Big Sam's Funky Nation to headline Beer in the Bushes

February 26, 2020 It is just about time to tip your hat to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's annual Beer in the Bushes — the unofficial end-of-season party for the islands — set for April 11 from 6 to 10 p. more »»

Rotary announces winners of Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

February 26, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club announced the judging results from the 37th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, with winners selected in the two-dimensional, three-dimensional and crafts categories. more »»

Island Writers to perform works

February 26, 2020 Prose and poetry — funny stories, remembrances, tear-jerkers, wry and wise observances — will take center stage on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. more »»

CIHS to premiere new documentary about erosion

February 25, 2020 Tickets are on sale for the screen debut of the Captiva Island Historical Society's newest film. The “Sands of Time” Documentary Premiere will take place on March 3 starting at 7 p.m. more »»


City council to recognize Sanibel deputy police chief

February 26, 2020 Sanibel Deputy Police Chief Anthony Thompson will be recognized by the Sanibel City Council on March 3 at 9 a.m. at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, for earning his doctorate degree. more »»

Lily & Co. to host designer for three-day show

February 26, 2020 Lily & Co. Jewelers on Sanibel will mark the return of New York City jewelry designer Charles Krypell to the islands with a show on March 6-8, featuring of his finest craftsmanshi. more »»

Randy Wayne White to release youth novel

February 26, 2020 Randy Wayne White, the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Doc Ford series, has written his first middle-grade novel. more »»

City to host New Resident Reception

February 26, 2020 Each March, the Sanibel City Council hosts a “New Resident Reception.” This year's event will take place on March 4 at 9 a.m. at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

February 25, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - March 3: Sanibel City Council's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»


Gail McGinnis Weiss

February 26, 2020 SANIBEL- Gail McGinnis Weiss died in Sanibel, Florida on February 22, 2020 at the age of 82 with her husband by her side. Gail was born in Binghamton, New York on March 9, 1937 to Raymond C. more »»

Nancy Newcomet Clow Oden

January 29, 2020 Nancy Newcomet Clow Oden passed away on December 13, 2019 at Hope Hospice, Ft. Myers, FL, at the age of 87 after a long battle with COPD, surrounded by family and friends. more »»

Carolyn Dill Foster

January 10, 2020 Carolyn Dill Foster, age 99, passed away peacefully in Fort Myers on New Years Eve 2019.  Carolyn is predeceased by her Mother, Clara G. Dill, Father, William L. Dill, and her seven siblings. more »»

Patrick J Lovetro

January 9, 2020 Fort Myers, FL.  Patrick J. Lovetro (Capt. Pat) passed away December 11, 2019.  Born in Rochester NY November 6, 1939 to Patrick and Ann Lovetro. more »»

Nancy C Oden

December 20, 2019 Nancy C. Oden, 87, of Captiva, FL passed away on December 13, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Safe at Sea: Personal Flotation Devices — are you missing any?

February 25, 2020 The last two weeks' Safe At Sea columns have focused on visual distress signals and sound-producing devices. This will address the U.S. more »»

Faces on Faith: A case for moral standards

February 25, 2020 The normal reaction of older adults to younger ones is to either be too alarmist or too complacent. And neither of those is pruden. more »»

Shell Shocked: A noise far worse than leaf blowers

February 25, 2020 There's a raging issue in Sanibel that threatens to erupt into civil war. It's the issue of noise. To some the sound of ear-piercing leaf blowers is the last straw in the quest for peace and quiet. more »»

In The Garden: A berry interesting one

February 25, 2020 Look out for the fruitful inkberry (Scaevola plumieri), a Florida native, as it grows its way throughout the sandy beaches. more »»

Center Stage: Concert, open mic and theater all in one

February 25, 2020 It's that time of year again, when there is so much to see and do in the theater world that I must make a three-decker review performance sandwich. more »»

Letters to the Editor

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February 18, 2020 To the editor: One of the special pleasures of Sanibel is the winter-spring Sunday, open-air jazz concerts at BIG ARTS by the Island Jazz Ban. more »»

Sanibel's elephant in the room

February 18, 2020 Most people are familiar with the story of the “elephant in the room.” Let's assume that there is a group of intelligent people gathered in a meeting. more »»

Romney's decision commendable

February 18, 2020 To the editor: Much has been written about Sen. more »»

Thank you to Sanibel, surrounding communities

February 11, 2020 To the editor: With cooperation from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare system, Songs and Stories for Soldiers — a local foundation — conducted its third annual campaign to obtain shoes and socks for... more »»

Animal shack needs addressing

February 4, 2020 To the editor: Would someone at the city please take action on the shack being used to house stray animals on Wooster Lane? Surely a better facility, with a window and some comforts, could be located. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel FlyFishers to hold meeting

February 28, 2020 The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold its monthly meeting on March 5 at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, with the doors opening at 5:30 p.. more »»

DWGA holds Sweetheart Tournament

February 26, 2020 The Dunes Women's Golf Association revived an old tradition, called the Sweetheart Tournament, on Feb. 14 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. more »»

Club to host afternoon paddle

February 26, 2020 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. more »»

Final talk in Calusa Blueway Speaker Series announced

February 26, 2020 Adventurer Victoria Burgess will recount her voyage, “Cuba to Key West on a Standup Paddleboard,” on March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, at 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. more »»

American Legion

February 25, 2020 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - March 1: Meatloaf from noon to 8 p.m. - March 3: Ladies Auxiliary meeting at 6 p.. more »»

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