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Library to host Kick-Off Party for summer reading program

May 23, 2018 Teens, children and little ones are invited to stop by the Sanibel Public Library this weekend to celebrate the start of the annual summer reading program and sign up for i. more »»

 
 
 

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Library to host Kick-Off Party for summer reading program

May 23, 2018 Teens, children and little ones are invited to stop by the Sanibel Public Library this weekend to celebrate the start of the annual summer reading program and sign up for i. more »»

Love Boat Ice Cream to provide sweet finish to monthly potlucks

May 23, 2018 A local handmade dessert is the topic of the last Community Potluck at The Community House. more »»

Posting of Confederate flag opens dialogue on racism, change

May 23, 2018 A recent incident near the Rauschenberg Residency property left several visiting artists and staff in disbelief, but they are turning it into a positive by using it to encourage discussion and change. more »»

Prizes up for grabs in Book Bingo for Adults

May 23, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library is set to kick off its summer reading program for adults, with participants having the opportunity to win free books, a canvas tote and even a tablet. more »»

The Sanibel School

May 23, 2018 Citizens of the Week Kindergarteners and first-grade students earn Sea Horse tickets for good behavior, a helpful attitude and an eagerness to learn. more »»

News from around the region

Lamb named Cape Coral fire chief

May 18, 2018 Ryan Lamb can drive around the Cape, look at a place, and tell you what emergency happened there. more »»

Council expected to discuss proposed 'Oasis Sports Park' Tuesday

May 18, 2018 Update: Cape Coral City Council's upcoming meeting schedule has been modified. — The Cape Coral City Council Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, at 4 p.m. has been canceled. more »»

West Zone teacher reprimanded following Facebook posts

May 17, 2018 A West Zone teacher has received a written reprimand “due to conduct unbecoming a District employee” after posting to social media a pair of comments criticizing not only a city official but her... more »»

Rains welcome prelude to official rainy season

May 17, 2018 Despite the awfully wet conditions in Cape Coral and Southwest Florida, rainy season has not officially started yet, according to some weather officials. more »»

Graduations step off this weekend

May 17, 2018 Thousands of seniors will walk the stage this weekend to receive their high school diplomas. The class of 2018 is a great graduating class, officials said. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Library to host Kick-Off Party for summer reading program

May 23, 2018 Teens, children and little ones are invited to stop by the Sanibel Public Library this weekend to celebrate the start of the annual summer reading program and sign up for i. more »»

Love Boat Ice Cream to provide sweet finish to monthly potlucks

May 23, 2018 A local handmade dessert is the topic of the last Community Potluck at The Community House. more »»

Prizes up for grabs in Book Bingo for Adults

May 23, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library is set to kick off its summer reading program for adults, with participants having the opportunity to win free books, a canvas tote and even a tablet. more »»

Let's Go

May 23, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host an informational program on shorebirds. SCCF biologists will present “Shorebirds of Sanibel and Captiva” on May 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

May 23, 2018 TODAY, MAY 23 Art by the disABLEd Art by the disABLEd is on display in the Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

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The Sanibel School

May 23, 2018 Citizens of the Week Kindergarteners and first-grade students earn Sea Horse tickets for good behavior, a helpful attitude and an eagerness to learn. more »»

Island Calendar

May 23, 2018 TODAY, MAY 23 Art by the disABLEd Art by the disABLEd is on display in the Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

Annual golf outing, auction raises funds and awareness for water quality

May 22, 2018 On May 9, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held its annual “End of Season” Party and Water Quality Auction to support the water quality improvement and awareness efforts of the... more »»

Island residents can alert district to high number of mosquitoes

May 22, 2018 The Lee County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control for Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Captiva Hurricane Annual Seminar planned for community

May 22, 2018 The 2018 Captiva Hurricane Annual Seminar is set for June 13 at 3 p.m. at the fire statio. more »»

Obituaries

Susan Spector

March 27, 2018 Susan Spector, age 68, of Pittsford, NY, and Sanibel passed on March 25, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremations Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Timothy Hays Vollmer

March 16, 2018 On Thursday, March 2, 2018 Tim Vollmer of Baltimore, formerly of Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Joan Elizabeth Karsten

March 8, 2018 Joan Elizabeth (nee Hesse) Karsten. We are honored to share the life of our incredible mother, Joan. more »»

Dr Richard "Dick" J Schilling

March 5, 2018 Dr. Richard "Dick" J. Schilling, 90, a humble servant of Jesus Christ and a dear, dear friend to many, went home to be with his Lord, family by his side, on February 26, 201. more »»

Marilyn Adams West

March 1, 2018 Marilyn Adams West was born in Miami, Florida on June 8, 1935 and died in Memphis, TN on February 27, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Louise Knight Adams. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: 37 students take part in annual Rotary Four-Way Test Essay

May 23, 2018 Just had a great meeting last Friday morning. It was remarkably inspiring. more »»

Commission should reject 'low speed vehicles' application for multiple reasons

May 23, 2018 The May 22 meeting of the Sanibel Planning Commission is scheduled to include consideration of an application for a conditional use permit to allow the establishment on Sanibel of a business that... more »»

Safe at Sea: The perfect ditch bag

May 23, 2018 (Editor’s Note: This is part III in a three-part series for the column. Part I ran in the May 9, 2018, issue and Part II ran in the May 16, 2018 issue of the Island Reporte. more »»

Faces on Faith: Ageless body and timeless mind

May 23, 2018 Deepak Chopra’s book “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind,” published in l993, offers the quantum alternative to growing old. Chopra is an M.D. more »»

Shell Shocked: Oh, Sanibel, My Sanibel!

May 23, 2018 Do you think it’s easy being a snowbird? As I write this it’s Sunday, May 13th (Happy Mother’s Day) and it’s 52 degrees and raining in my northern outpost. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Bailey Tract facts

May 23, 2018 To the editor: Although I have not followed the issues closely, and I have had no input into refuge planning for over 28 years, I did catch the letters to the editor in the May 9, 2018, edition of... more »»

Sales tax increase bad alternative

May 16, 2018 To the editor: The proposed half-cent sales tax increase, to aid Lee County schools, discussed in the May 8 edition, is a bad alternative. A sales tax is a retrogressive tax. more »»

Sustainability

May 16, 2018 To the editor: For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading articles and letters concerning the work in progress at the Bailey tract, and it got me to thinking about sustainability in general. more »»

Opposed to rezoning near Shell Point

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I am writing to let you know about a potential real estate development in the South Fort Myers area. more »»

Thank you for the support

May 9, 2018 To the editor: The Dunes Women’s Golf Association held our annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, and raised $25,000-plus for the Breast Cancer Research Foundatio. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Island Calendar

May 23, 2018 TODAY, MAY 23 Art by the disABLEd Art by the disABLEd is on display in the Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS, at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

Annual golf outing, auction raises funds and awareness for water quality

May 22, 2018 On May 9, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held its annual “End of Season” Party and Water Quality Auction to support the water quality improvement and awareness efforts of the... more »»

Sanibel Rec Center presents barre fitness sessions for summer

May 21, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center is offering the following barre fitness sessions: - June 4, June 11 and June 18 at 8:30 a.m. - June 5, June 12 and June 19 at 7 a.m. more »»

Center 4 Life to close for scheduled facility maintenance

May 18, 2018 The Center 4 Life will be closed from June 4-8 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. The center will reopen on June 11. more »»

UPDATE: Lap pool reopens at Sanibel Recreation Center

May 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center lap pool leak has been repaired. The pool reopened today at 6:30 a.m., according to the city of Sanibel. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings Resorts offers garden tour 05-23

The Tropical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings Resort is overflowing with many unusual, exotic, and native tropical plants. Join our master gardener, Anita Marshall for a two hour walking tour open to the public. This is a must see for plant lovers and garden club. more »


 
 
 
 
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