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Islands' Hands Along The Water raises awareness on water quality

August 17, 2018 Hundreds of people — family, friends, strangers — recently took to the Sanibel Causeway Islands to lock hands and stand together united in drawing attention to ongoing water quality problems. more »»

 
 
 

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Islands' Hands Along The Water raises awareness on water quality

August 17, 2018 Hundreds of people — family, friends, strangers — recently took to the Sanibel Causeway Islands to lock hands and stand together united in drawing attention to ongoing water quality problems. more »»

Updates to Captiva beach renourishment lowers total cost

August 17, 2018 The Captive Erosion Prevention District was presented with a revised report on the 2020-2021 beach renourishment during its recent meeting that reduced the overall cost of the project by $6 milli. more »»

Captiva cleanup efforts shift into monitor, prepare to act situation

August 17, 2018 Cleanup of dead sea life on the bayside is done, but officials continue to monitor the situation. Captiva Erosion Prevention District Administrator Damon Grant reported on Aug. more »»

CCP to try for grant funding again from county

August 17, 2018 The Captiva Community Panel will continue to seek grant funding from Lee County for its work on updating the Captiva Code — but in a lesser amount — as well as create an advocacy committee. more »»

Junonia found on the islands

August 17, 2018 Paul Goldschmiedt Jr., 13, of Virginia, found a junonia shell on Aug. 14 at about 9:30 a.m. at Blind Pass Beach. more »»

News from around the region

City of Cape Coral North 2 UEP Road Closures - Week of Aug. 20

August 17, 2018 The city of Cape Coral announces the following road closures for North 2 UEP construction - Week of Aug. more »»

County commissioner takes plea arrangement in DUI case

August 17, 2018 Lee County Commissioner John Manning opted out of a trial and submitted a no contest plea on a charge of willful wanton reckless driving with alcohol as a facto. more »»

‘Leadership Cape Coral’ program marks silver anniversary

August 16, 2018 The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral's leadership program is celebrating 25 years of educating and developing leaders of the future. more »»

Cape restaurants concoct cocktails for Clean Water

August 16, 2018 Two restaurants nestled within Cape Coral boating communities have joined forces to help Captains for Clean Water during a time when blue green algae and red tide have impacted Southwest Florida... more »»

‘Toxic Puzzle: Hunt for the Hidden Killer’ hits home

August 16, 2018 On screen in the dark theater, a shot of the Baltic Sea came on screen. The water was pea-green in color. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Registration open for annual USTA tournament at Sundial

August 17, 2018 Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel will host the 2018 USTA Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships on Sept. 28-30, which is open to USTA members ages 18 and older. more »»

Community welcome to take part in 'Living Proof Simulcast'

August 17, 2018 The public is invited to join Sanibel Community Church’s Women’s Ministry team for Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Simulcast” on Sept. 15 at the McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myer. more »»

2019 BIG ARTS tickets now on sale

August 15, 2018 BIG ARTS' upcoming season will feature 17 main stage performances that run the gamut — peppered in amongst art exhibits, a film series, lecture programs and more — and tickets go on sale today. more »»

City continues to see improvement on sea life kills, conditions

August 15, 2018 Conditions on Sanibel's beaches and in its canals and bayous continue to show improvement. more »»

Let's Go

August 15, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host a weekly program called “Turtle Tracks” on Aug. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Nature Center, at 3333 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. more »»

Business

Updates to Captiva beach renourishment lowers total cost

August 17, 2018 The Captive Erosion Prevention District was presented with a revised report on the 2020-2021 beach renourishment during its recent meeting that reduced the overall cost of the project by $6 milli. more »»

Captiva cleanup efforts shift into monitor, prepare to act situation

August 17, 2018 Cleanup of dead sea life on the bayside is done, but officials continue to monitor the situation. Captiva Erosion Prevention District Administrator Damon Grant reported on Aug. more »»

CCP to try for grant funding again from county

August 17, 2018 The Captiva Community Panel will continue to seek grant funding from Lee County for its work on updating the Captiva Code — but in a lesser amount — as well as create an advocacy committee. more »»

ABWA to present Women in Leadership Speaker Series

August 17, 2018 Starting in August, the Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will present a 12-month Women in Leadership Speaker Series. more »»

Owner of The Jac donates old Jacaranda sign to Kiwanis

August 17, 2018 Eve Alves, owner of The Jac Island Grille & Rum Bar, has already shown her true island colors by donating the Jacaranda Restaurant’s iconic sign to the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva. more »»

Obituaries

Mary V (Monahan) DiRico

August 17, 2018 Mary V. (Monahan) DiRico, 98, of Marlborough, died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. more »»

William Burks

August 8, 2018 William Burks died on July 29, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 91. He was born in Saltillo, Mississippi and eventually made his way to Akron, Ohio where he graduated from high school. more »»

Max Ferdinand (Fred) Koletzke Jr

August 8, 2018 Max Ferdinand (Fred) Koletzke Jr., age 92, died on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Hope Hospice in Shell Point Retirement Community, Ft. Myers, Florida after suffering from advanced dementia. more »»

Roine Paige Carlson

June 21, 2018 Roine Paige Carlson, 70, passed away suddenly on May 15, 2018. In the last year he split his time between Ft. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Your voice is needed to stop the Lake Okeechobee discharges

August 17, 2018 Our community has been devastated by the ongoing water quality issues associated with freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee and runoff from the Caloosahatchee watershed. more »»

Take action on plan to restructure Conservation 20/20

August 17, 2018 Lee County taxpayers have been clear; we value our wild side and recognize our economy is dependent on the natural diversity and wild creatures with whom we share this area. more »»

Vote online for the refuge's Learning Lavatories

August 15, 2018 Have you peed at “Ding” lately? If you have, you know we have awesome and educational bathrooms! Have you heard us talking about our Learning Lavatories and that “Ding” Darling is a finalist in the... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians learn about the ins, outs of drone videography

August 15, 2018 Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club were flying high this past Friday with Tressa Goorsky Cioffi, of Queen of the Drone. more »»

Safe at Sea: The Atlantic seaboard

August 15, 2018 (Editor's Note: This is part II of a four-part series about U.S. land destinations focusing on maritime history. For the previously published segments, visit online at www.captivasanibel.com. more »»

Letters to the Editor

It is time for drastic action

August 15, 2018 To the editor: When Jeb Bush was governor years ago, there were howls of outrage about green algae in our water. more »»

Do more than talk — act

August 15, 2018 To the editor: I totally agree with the most recent letter by Sally J. Cooper (published in the Aug. 1, 2018, issue of the Island Reporter)! Her comments are spot on. more »»

Worry for long-time island visitors

August 15, 2018 To the editor: My family has been visiting Sanibel almost every year for 45 years. more »»

Vote for candidates who prioritize our environment

August 1, 2018 To the editor: I first came to Sanibel in 1978 — 40 years ago. I vacationed here nearly every year after and purchased a home on the island in 2015. I now live here permanently. more »»

Easy fix to Shell Love Bug saga

August 1, 2018 To the editor: Pam Rambo has been struggling to reclaim the Shell Love Bug from Lee County for the past two years and has had to resort to hiring attorneys to reclaim her creation. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registration open for annual USTA tournament at Sundial

August 17, 2018 Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel will host the 2018 USTA Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships on Sept. 28-30, which is open to USTA members ages 18 and older. more »»

Spots available for class at Sanibel Recreation Center

August 17, 2018 Registrations are being taken for a Weight Room 101 session on Aug. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

Dead dolphin washes ashore on Sanibel beach

August 16, 2018 The carcass of a juvenile dolphin was collected today from Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel. more »»

City continues to see improvement on sea life kills, conditions

August 15, 2018 Conditions on Sanibel's beaches and in its canals and bayous continue to show improvement. more »»

Sanibel Sea School raises funds to purchase life-saving AEDs

August 15, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School has successfully raised funds to equip each of the organization's vehicles and boats with life-saving automated external defibrillators, or AED. more »»

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