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Sanibel Public Library to suspend weekly activities for children

September 25, 2018 The Sanibel Public Library will temporarily suspended its weekly youth programs. The activities will be put on hold starting Oct. 4 and will resume on Oct. 1. more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel Public Library to suspend weekly activities for children

September 25, 2018 The Sanibel Public Library will temporarily suspended its weekly youth programs. The activities will be put on hold starting Oct. 4 and will resume on Oct. 1. more »»

Weight restrictions placed on Sanibel-Captiva Road culvert

September 25, 2018 The city of Sanibel has placed weight restrictions on the box culvert located at Clam Bayou and Dinkins Bayou, between mile marker 5 and 6 along Sanibel-Captiva Roa. more »»

Solve science mysteries after school at the Sanibel Sea School

September 25, 2018 Beginning Oct. 9, the Sanibel Sea School will offer a series of after-school science programs with a mystery theme for students ages 6-13 on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. more »»

F.I.S.H. celebrates 10 years for 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.

September 25, 2018 In 2009, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva held its first 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which was founded 36 years ago based on “neighbors helping neighbors. more »»

Coastal Keepers to host The Launch 2.0 in November

September 25, 2018 Coastal Keepers will hold a second rendition of its annual fundraiser, The Launch, on Nov. 17 at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

Report: April Freeman, candidate for Congress, dies

September 24, 2018 April Freeman, the Democratic candidate in the District 17 Congressional race, has died, according to posts on the Charlotte County Democrats' website. more »»

Ecological Labs holds presentation on canal test project

September 21, 2018 Ecological Laboratories Inc. (ELI) held an in-depth presentation on their Cabot Canal test project for the public at the VFW Post 8463 Thursday night. more »»

Governor appoints Marceno Lee County Sheriff

September 21, 2018 Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Carmine Marceno Jr. as sheriff in the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff Mike Scott on Sept. 24. more »»

LCEC greenlights Cape franchise agreement

September 20, 2018 A new franchise agreement between the city of Cape Coral and its utility services provider got the first of two required approvals Thursday. more »»

Motorists won’t have to pay Sanibel Causeway toll 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

September 20, 2018 Motorists who cross the Sanibel Causeway between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, will not have to pay a toll. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sanibel Public Library to suspend weekly activities for children

September 25, 2018 The Sanibel Public Library will temporarily suspended its weekly youth programs. The activities will be put on hold starting Oct. 4 and will resume on Oct. 1. more »»

Solve science mysteries after school at the Sanibel Sea School

September 25, 2018 Beginning Oct. 9, the Sanibel Sea School will offer a series of after-school science programs with a mystery theme for students ages 6-13 on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. more »»

F.I.S.H. celebrates 10 years for 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.

September 25, 2018 In 2009, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva held its first 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which was founded 36 years ago based on “neighbors helping neighbors. more »»

Coastal Keepers to host The Launch 2.0 in November

September 25, 2018 Coastal Keepers will hold a second rendition of its annual fundraiser, The Launch, on Nov. 17 at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

SCUCC presents monthly artist on display

September 25, 2018 During the month of October, paintings by Lora Lea Plummer are on view in the Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Business

Sanibel Public Library to suspend weekly activities for children

September 25, 2018 The Sanibel Public Library will temporarily suspended its weekly youth programs. The activities will be put on hold starting Oct. 4 and will resume on Oct. 1. more »»

Weight restrictions placed on Sanibel-Captiva Road culvert

September 25, 2018 The city of Sanibel has placed weight restrictions on the box culvert located at Clam Bayou and Dinkins Bayou, between mile marker 5 and 6 along Sanibel-Captiva Roa. more »»

Solve science mysteries after school at the Sanibel Sea School

September 25, 2018 Beginning Oct. 9, the Sanibel Sea School will offer a series of after-school science programs with a mystery theme for students ages 6-13 on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. more »»

F.I.S.H. celebrates 10 years for 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.

September 25, 2018 In 2009, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva held its first 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which was founded 36 years ago based on “neighbors helping neighbors. more »»

Coastal Keepers to host The Launch 2.0 in November

September 25, 2018 Coastal Keepers will hold a second rendition of its annual fundraiser, The Launch, on Nov. 17 at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

Walter S. Thompson

September 21, 2018 HARWICH - Walter S. Thompson, 79, of Harwich, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, September 17, surrounded by his family, due to complications of Parkinson’s diseas. more »»

Sherry L. Anderson

September 21, 2018 September 19, 2018 was another remarkable day in the Life of Sherry L. Anderson--Mother, great friend, Community Leader, Master Gardener, Triathlete, Survivor. more »»

Bonnee Luann Cassedy

September 7, 2018 Bonnee Luann Cassedy of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 63.  Bonnee was born in Muscatine, Iowa on August 29, 1955.  Her parents were Edward K. more »»

Joseph Walker Huff Jr

August 30, 2018 Joseph Walker Huff, Jr, 80, a Ft. Myers, FL resident since 1979, formerly of Georgia passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Ft. Myers, F. more »»

Stanley LaVere Smith

August 24, 2018 Stanley LaVere Smith December 29, 1947 - June 23, 2018 "Flown to a new destination" Stanley LaVere Smith, 70, of Sanibel Island, Florida passed away in Nice, France, surrounded by family and... more »»

Local Columns

Caloosahatchee minimum flows

September 24, 2018 On Aug. 13, the South Florida Water Management District considered amendments to the Caloosahatchee Minimum Flow and Level (MFL) Rule. more »»

Sea-level rise must be taken seriously

September 19, 2018 We, a United States Representative and a scientist from our regional state university, have come together to acknowledge that sea-level rise is an urgent problem for our community, but one that we... more »»

Rotary Happenings: FGCU athletic department big on talent, education and community

September 19, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club was honored to have Florida Gulf Coast University Athletic Director Kenneth Kavanagh as our recent Friday morning guest speaker. more »»

Faces on Faith: Transforming hearts to heal creation

September 19, 2018 September — the month that began as seventh in the monthly sequence of the original Roman calendar — that is until a king named Pompilius (somewhere around 700 BCE) decided to add the two months of... more »»

Shell Shocked: A man’s place is not at Costco

September 19, 2018 There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to take stock of himself and ask the perennial question: “Who am I and what am I doing here?” Don’t get itchy. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Shell Love Bug lawsuit struggles on

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Instead of making an earnest effort to resolve the dispute over the Shell Love Bug, Lee County’s attorneys continue to confuse and complicate the issue, resulting in more delay and... more »»

No action being taken, just talk

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Sanibel used to be my happy place. For many months now I have watched our air and water become more and more toxic. more »»

Local marketing, PR effort might not be enough

September 12, 2018 To the editor: I would like to commend the Sanibel Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Florida marketing and public relations professionals who have launched a campaign to “share positive aspects... more »»

Many thanks

September 6, 2018 To the editor: As I begin this message, I want to offer my sincere thanks to the community who supported my re-election to the District 1 seat on the Lee County School Board! I am honored and humble... more »»

Dunes repaving project an eyesore

September 6, 2018 To the editor: My wife and I have owned homes on Sanibel since the mid 1980s. We moved full time to our current residence in the Dunes in 2013 after residing 20 years in Miami Beach. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

F.I.S.H. celebrates 10 years for 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.

September 25, 2018 In 2009, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva held its first 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which was founded 36 years ago based on “neighbors helping neighbors. more »»

Offshore Sailing School offers specials, more for anniversary

September 25, 2018 The Offshore Sailing School is heading into its 55th anniversary in 2019, with course specials and events and programs planned throughout the year. more »»

Causeway tolls lifted for part of the weekend thanks to donation

September 21, 2018 Sanibel Causeway motorists will not have to pay a toll on Sept. 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Birding tram, ranger tours to highlight opening of ‘Ding’ Days

September 21, 2018 The “Let’s Get Outside Day” will kick off this year’s weekend-long “Ding” Darling Days on Oct. 12 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Let's Go

September 19, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to Wildlife Drive, discounts at Tarpon Bay Explorers and special activities on Sept. . more »»

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