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City receives all clear that prescribed burn is complete on Sanibel

July 18, 2018 The city of Sanibel has received notification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the prescribed burn is complete at the Botanical Site. more »»

 
 
 

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City receives all clear that prescribed burn is complete on Sanibel

July 18, 2018 The city of Sanibel has received notification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the prescribed burn is complete at the Botanical Site. more »»

'Ding' Darling kicks off amateur photo contest

July 18, 2018 The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy nature shots. more »»

FWC seeking public's input on shore-based shark fishing

July 18, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is gathering input on shore-based shark fishing from the public. more »»

Business Notes

July 18, 2018 Sundial hires new catering sales manager Sundial Beach Resort & Spa recently announced that Tracy Snyder has joined the sales team as the catering sales manager to further service the resort's... more »»

Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for The Jac Island Grille and Rum Bar

July 18, 2018 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed The Jac Island Grille and Rum Bar, at 1223 Periwinkle Way, as Sanibel’s newest eatery on July 11. more »»

News from around the region

Water concern

July 17, 2018 Walking along the dock at Rosen Park's boat slip, you'll find the blue-green algae that has been making its way across Southwest Florida bodies of water over the last month or so. more »»

Huge crowd turns out for MangoMania

July 17, 2018 One of the largest crowds ever for the event filled the German American Social Club grounds Saturday for Pine Island's 22nd annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival. more »»

Cape woman crosses motorcycle ride off ‘bucket list’

July 17, 2018 Frances Keogh—an esteemed writer, political activist and Cape Coral icon— illustrates why the human experience does not fade with age. more »»

The Comediannettes at The Alliance for the Arts

July 17, 2018 The Alliance for the Arts will present The Comediannettes (formerly Diva Comedy Night) on July 21 at 8 p.m. in the theatre. more »»

County DOT to eliminate left-hand turns at Del Prado/Southeast 2nd Street intersection

July 16, 2018   The Lee County Department of Transportation is asking motorists to use caution in the area of Del Prado Boulevard and Southeast 2nd Street on Tuesday, July 24. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

'Ding' Darling kicks off amateur photo contest

July 18, 2018 The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy nature shots. more »»

The Community House

July 18, 2018 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, presents the following: Hands-on Cooking Class Resident Chef Jarred Harris will teach a hands-on cooking class on “Vegan Cooking” on July 20... more »»

Island Calendar

July 18, 2018 TODAY, JULY 18 Reading in the Refuge Hear an exciting wildlife-themed story from a naturalist and make a craft about an animal from the estuarine ecosystem at 10 a.m. more »»

UPDATE: Facility to reopen Wednesday without some classes

July 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center will reopen on July 18 at 6:30 a.m.; land fitness classes will be held as scheduled. more »»

Marine worms, rollin’ tarpon and expeditions for teens

July 17, 2018 Campers at the Sanibel Sea School enjoyed Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tarpon Week at the organization’s Sanibel campus last week, while others studied the fascinating world of marine worms at Canterbury... more »»

Business

City receives all clear that prescribed burn is complete on Sanibel

July 18, 2018 The city of Sanibel has received notification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the prescribed burn is complete at the Botanical Site. more »»

'Ding' Darling kicks off amateur photo contest

July 18, 2018 The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy nature shots. more »»

FWC seeking public's input on shore-based shark fishing

July 18, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is gathering input on shore-based shark fishing from the public. more »»

Business Notes

July 18, 2018 Sundial hires new catering sales manager Sundial Beach Resort & Spa recently announced that Tracy Snyder has joined the sales team as the catering sales manager to further service the resort's... more »»

Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for The Jac Island Grille and Rum Bar

July 18, 2018 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed The Jac Island Grille and Rum Bar, at 1223 Periwinkle Way, as Sanibel’s newest eatery on July 11. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: Martin steps down as club president, passing gavel to Danner

July 18, 2018 On June 30, the 2017-2018 year for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club closed with the new 2018-2018 year starting on July 1. Amazing how time flie. more »»

Faces on Faith: Talking with children about God

July 18, 2018 Grandma and saba (Hebrew for “grandfather”) were staying with Flora and Logan while mommy and daddy were out. Flora just turned 4 years old. more »»

Safe at Sea: Every boat name tells a story

July 18, 2018 ALL SALTS, a group of boaters who meet on the first Wednesday of the month to talk about all things boat-related in Sanibel, reminisced about “what’s in a name?” at their last gathering. more »»

On the Water: A mixed bag: Some good reports, some bad

July 18, 2018 Red tide continued to linger in our waters again this week, as dead fish were reported floating and washing ashore along the beaches. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel abuzz with news this month

July 18, 2018 Sanibel is abuzz with so much news during this generally sleepy July. The news runs from a mutiny over our water supply to children’s book characters showing up in Sanibel. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Demand instant federal action

July 18, 2018 To the editor: Some years ago, to create more agricultural land, the U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. more »»

Open rec center on holidays

July 11, 2018 To the editor: President Trump cannot truly “Make America Great Again” until he gets the Sanibel Recreation Center to stay open on the holidays. Go for it, Mr. President. more »»

Support petition to reopen Lee County Extension building

June 27, 2018 To the editor: I am a former (20-year) Sanibel resident and a current Master Gardener with Lee County Cooperative Extension. more »»

It is time for new blood

June 20, 2018 To the editor: My wife and I have owned three different homes on Sanibel since the 1980s. We moved full-time to our current home on Sanibel in 2013. more »»

Help save the Everglades, coastal estuaries

June 20, 2018 To the editor: The Everglades and coastal estuaries need our help. “Send it south” has been the slogan for countless NGOs and $1,000 a plate fundraisers. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

City receives all clear that prescribed burn is complete on Sanibel

July 18, 2018 The city of Sanibel has received notification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the prescribed burn is complete at the Botanical Site. more »»

FWC seeking public's input on shore-based shark fishing

July 18, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is gathering input on shore-based shark fishing from the public. more »»

3-on-3 Basketball League

July 18, 2018 The 3-on-3 Basketball League will hold the following games on July 19: Court 1 - Nothin But Net vs. The Chee-Pointers at 5:50 p.m - Top Notch vs. Fuego at 6:25 p.m. - J.R. Smith’s Pre Game vs. more »»

Island Calendar

July 18, 2018 TODAY, JULY 18 Reading in the Refuge Hear an exciting wildlife-themed story from a naturalist and make a craft about an animal from the estuarine ecosystem at 10 a.m. more »»

UPDATE: Facility to reopen Wednesday without some classes

July 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center will reopen on July 18 at 6:30 a.m.; land fitness classes will be held as scheduled. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 07-18

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings offers 90-minute walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.Cost is $5 per person, plus tax; check in at the front office.Reservations required at 239-472-4119. more »


 
 
 
 
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