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CROW shows visitors what it takes to care for their injured animals

August 17, 2016 During CROW’s “Wild About Rehabilitation” presentation that is held weekly at their Visitor Education Center, guests get a first hand glimpse at what happens after injured animals arrive at CROW. more »»

 
 
 

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CROW shows visitors what it takes to care for their injured animals

August 17, 2016 During CROW’s “Wild About Rehabilitation” presentation that is held weekly at their Visitor Education Center, guests get a first hand glimpse at what happens after injured animals arrive at CROW. more »»

Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group sponsors Habitat for Humanity home in Harlem Heights

August 17, 2016 Sandy Stilwell, owner and CEO of Stilwell Enterprises, has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for years, but now, she will be the sole sponsor for a new home going up in Harlem Heights. more »»

Sanibel School looking for volunteers

August 17, 2016 The Sanibel School is looking for an array of different types of volunteers for this school year. On Aug. 18, the school is holding a volunteer orientation from 1 to 2 p.. more »»

Sewers, Captiva Drive still under discussion at Captiva Community Panel meeting

August 17, 2016 The Captiva Community Panel met last week after a two month hiatus. The sewer committee submitted its feedback from the proposal of the new system to Pam Keyes and Doug Mui. more »»

Southwest Florida Symphony fills in summer doldrums

August 17, 2016 With the summer doldrums steadfastly upon the area, the Southwest Florida Symphony has just the thing to fill in the down time. more »»

News from around the region

Cape police investigating homicide

August 22, 2016 Cape Coral Police Detectives are working a homicide investigation in Noretheast Cape Coral. According to a CCPD release issued late this afternoon, at night around 1:20 a.m. more »»

Four rescued after boat rolls over off Fort Myers Beach

August 22, 2016 Four boaters were ejected into the water near Fort Myers Beach Saturday after their 28-foot Nor-Tec rolled over due to what officials say was "operator error. more »»

Cape man guilty in 2013 shooting death of wife

August 19, 2016 A Cape Coral man has been convicted of shooting and killing his wife nearly three years ago. On Thursday, a panel of jurors found Michael George Young Jr., 49, of 2918 S.. more »»

Bicyclist still at hospital following Tuesday crash

August 19, 2016 A Cape Coral bicyclist remains hospitalized after colliding with a vehicle earlier this week. more »»

Early voting starts Saturday

August 18, 2016 Voters looking to beat the Election Day lines can cast their ballot early starting Saturday. Early voting for the Aug. 30 primary election will kick off this weekend and run through Saturday, Aug. 27. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Southwest Florida Symphony fills in summer doldrums

August 17, 2016 With the summer doldrums steadfastly upon the area, the Southwest Florida Symphony has just the thing to fill in the down time. more »»

‘Ding’ Days photo contest accepting submissions through Sept. 15

August 3, 2016 The annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest has kicked off its 29th year. The contest is open to residents and visitors alik. more »»

Wild Coffee Duo Announces Selections for July Concerts

July 21, 2016 The musicians of the Wild Coffee Duo (Susie Kelly, cello, and Abbey Allison, piano) have announced the selections they’ll play during their concert, "A Trip to the Zoo. more »»

Author DiVitto Kelly visits the Captiva Memorial Library to discuss new horror novel

July 20, 2016 DiVitto Kelly describes his first novel, “Seal Cove,” as a throwback horror story with just the right mix of humor, smarts and monster gore. more »»

Island Ballroom, Sanibel Dance, Pilates and Yoga form partnership to offer clients more

July 14, 2016 Dance instructor and business owner David Flory of Island Ballroom wants to give back to the community by giving students a stress-free environment to practice ballroom dancing as a form of relief. more »»

Business

Businesses investing in solar could get tax break

August 17, 2016 If a constitutional amendment on the Aug. more »»

Nader has brought a ‘Steel City’ flavor to Sanibel for the last 12 years

August 10, 2016 Despite being located off the beaten path of Periwinkle Way, Pittsburgh native John Nader’s business venture 12 years ago in the form of the Great White Grill has prospered. more »»

Island Therapy Center helps get patients back on their feet again

August 3, 2016 Rachel Tritaik, owner of Island Therapy Center, wants to let residents of Sanibel know that they do not have to go far to get a variety of therapy sessions. more »»

New chef arrives at SS Hookers

July 27, 2016 Florida native Richard Howze became SS Hookers new head chef last month. more »»

START’s BYOB program has given out 9,475 reusable bags to local businesses

July 20, 2016 START’s BYOB program has progressed tremendously since its initial launch last November. So far, the program has handed out 9,475 reusable bags to local businesses on Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

John "Jack" Weston

August 12, 2016 John "Jack" Weston passed away on August 8, 2016, in Minneapolis. He was 84. Jack was a fun-loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle who enjoyed life to the fullest. more »»

Martin Edward "Marty" Roepstorff

July 13, 2016 Martin Edward âMartyã Roepstorff passed away peacefully under the gentle care of Good Shepherd Hospice on Monday, July 11, 201. more »»

Herbert E. Becke Jr

June 30, 2016 Herbert E. Becke Jr.  passed away on June 7th, 2016, just a few hrs. after the  75th anniversary of D day. Herb was involved in the 2nd wave of Army infantry that landed in Normand. more »»

Richard (Dick) Croft Kennedy

June 29, 2016 Richard (Dick) Croft Kennedy had the courage to choose his life, and his death, in the place he loved the most: on Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro, Maine after a week surrounded by three generations... more »»

Kenneth James Kelly

June 15, 2016 Kenneth James Kelly, age 76, of North Fort Myers and Easton, CT., passed away at home on 06/12/16. He was born May 19, 1940 in Yonkers, N.Y., son of Frank A. and Mary A. Kelly. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: Unsettled weather brings mixed results

August 17, 2016 Unstable weather brought rain and thunderstorms throughout the past week often making unsafe and difficult fishing conditions. Anglers that fished ahead or around the storms reported decent fishing. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel’s newest tennis instructor

August 17, 2016 I opened my email in box and read about an opportunity of a lifetime. The City of Sanibel Recreation Department was seeking quotes for a tennis instructor. more »»

What’s Blooming in Paradise: The coontie dates back to the Jurassic Period

August 17, 2016 Plant Subject: Coontie (Zamia pumila) First impression: Milk chocolate brown colored pine cones popping with glow in the dark orange frui. more »»

Living Sanibel: Red Mangrove

August 17, 2016 It is impossible to underestimate the value of the red mangrove forests of Sanibel and Captiv. more »»

Poetic License: The Walrus in the Gulf

August 17, 2016 BP was drilling in the Gulf Drilling with all its might: It did its very worst to make Its profits big and bright --- This was not odd, because they thought It was their corporate right. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Goss: Our best and brightest hope

August 17, 2016 To the editor: I’ve lived in Southwest Florida for 44-years — first as a fishing guide, now the author of many Florida-based novels, and I urge you to consider a man who is among the smartest, most... more »»

Speed bumps

August 17, 2016 To the editor: For years, we have all been saying that we will have to do something about the traffic problem on Periwinkle. The good news is that we will be doing somethin. more »»

Divert polluted Okeechobee water away from our rivers

August 10, 2016 To the editor: The pollution of our River and Beaches is a crisis which demands actio. more »»

Vote for candidates that will make change not just talk about it

August 10, 2016 To the editor: I have lived in SWFL for around 15 years. Before that I vacationed and visited family here for the previous 30 years. more »»

Guest Commentary: Sanibel mayor issues water quality call to action

August 1, 2016 On July 19, the Sanibel City Council adopted Resolution 16-060 calling on the State of Florida and the U.S. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Unsettled weather brings mixed results

August 17, 2016 Unstable weather brought rain and thunderstorms throughout the past week often making unsafe and difficult fishing conditions. Anglers that fished ahead or around the storms reported decent fishing. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during the dog days of August

August 10, 2016 August in Southwest Florida means hot sticky days, plenty of rain and often thunderstorms. If you don’t mind working around the weather, the fishing is often pretty good and competition is scarce. more »»

Captiva Island Yacht Club Junior Sailing Camp helps kids learn the ropes of sailing

August 3, 2016 The Captiva Island Yacht Club established its junior sailing program seven years ago. The two-week program, which runs July 25 to Aug. more »»

On the Water: Shallow water snapper — fun to catch, great to eat

August 3, 2016 When we think summer inshore fishing around Southwest Florida, we generally think tarpon, snook, redfish, but seldom mangrove snapper. more »»

On the Water: Slightly cooler days heat up fishing

July 27, 2016 A slight breeze in the mornings and afternoon thunderstorms gave us a little relief from the scorching heat the previous week. more »»

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