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LCSO: Body of missing boater found near Punta Rassa boat ramp

November 12, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that it has recovered the body of a missing boater. At 9:50 a.m. more »»

 
 
 

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LCSO: Body of missing boater found near Punta Rassa boat ramp

November 12, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that it has recovered the body of a missing boater. At 9:50 a.m. more »»

CROW announces Taste of the Islands winners

November 12, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife named the winners of the 37th Taste of the Islands. This year’s event featured 13 restaurants from Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Council upholds commissioners' denial for permit

November 12, 2018 It took three separate motions before the Sanibel City Council voted to uphold a decision by the planning commission to deny a permit for a proposed low-speed, electric vehicle business. At its No. more »»

F.I.S.H. seeking donors for holiday Adopt-A-Family Program

November 12, 2018 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva's Adopt-a-Family program provides the opportunity for client families to experience the many joys of the holiday season that they otherwise may not be able to afford. more »»

Special ‘Ding’ lectures examine islands’ conservation ethic

November 12, 2018 Authors Charles LeBuff and Betty Anholt will debut their new collaborative historic work at free lectures on Dec. 13 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center. more »»

News from around the region

The Attorney General and FDLE issue joint statement regarding midterm election

November 13, 2018 TALLAHASSEE - With an ongoing recount in several contested races in the 2018 Florida midterm election, Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement want to assure Florid... more »»

Body of missing boater found

November 12, 2018 The body of a man reported missing after he went overboard near the Sanibel Causeway Sunday was pulled from the water near the Punta Rassa boat ramp Monday morning. more »»

CCPD to conduct 'Holiday Heroes Food Drive'

November 12, 2018 The Cape Coral Police Department is partnering with Walmart for the seventh year in a row to host the "Holiday Heroes Food Drive," benefitting the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. more »»

The Harry Chapin Food Bank asks for help to fill 'the turkey gap'

November 12, 2018 With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the local food bank is running far short in turkey donations this year. more »»

Veterans Day event to close Midpoint Bridge for three hours on Saturday,

November 9, 2018 The Midpoint Madness Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk will close the Midpoint Bridge from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Motorists are encouraged to use the Cape Coral Bridge or the U.S. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

CROW announces Taste of the Islands winners

November 12, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife named the winners of the 37th Taste of the Islands. This year’s event featured 13 restaurants from Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Special ‘Ding’ lectures examine islands’ conservation ethic

November 12, 2018 Authors Charles LeBuff and Betty Anholt will debut their new collaborative historic work at free lectures on Dec. 13 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitor & Education Center. more »»

BIG ARTS to present Art Vibe as part of opening reception

November 12, 2018 BIG ARTS has something different planned for the opening night reception of its fine art exhibits “Altered Realties” and “Handmade: the Art of Ceramics” on Dec. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. more »»

Chamber announces gold sponsors for Luminary Holiday Stroll

November 12, 2018 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Bank of the Islands and Periwinkle Place are gold sponsors for the 34th annual Luminary Holiday Stroll on Dec. 7-8. more »»

City presents holiday operation hours, refuse collection schedule

November 9, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported that refuse, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal will have no changes in their pick-up schedule. For more information, call 239-334-1224. more »»

Business

CROW announces Taste of the Islands winners

November 12, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife named the winners of the 37th Taste of the Islands. This year’s event featured 13 restaurants from Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Council upholds commissioners' denial for permit

November 12, 2018 It took three separate motions before the Sanibel City Council voted to uphold a decision by the planning commission to deny a permit for a proposed low-speed, electric vehicle business. At its No. more »»

F.I.S.H. seeking donors for holiday Adopt-A-Family Program

November 12, 2018 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva's Adopt-a-Family program provides the opportunity for client families to experience the many joys of the holiday season that they otherwise may not be able to afford. more »»

Chamber announces gold sponsors for Luminary Holiday Stroll

November 12, 2018 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Bank of the Islands and Periwinkle Place are gold sponsors for the 34th annual Luminary Holiday Stroll on Dec. 7-8. more »»

City presents holiday operation hours, refuse collection schedule

November 9, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported that refuse, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal will have no changes in their pick-up schedule. For more information, call 239-334-1224. more »»

Obituaries

Gregory A. O’Neill

November 7, 2018 Gregory A. O’Neill, 96, of Sanibel died 11-4-18.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Raymond Joseph Vazquez

October 17, 2018 Raymond Joseph Vazquez, 88, of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

William Burks

October 2, 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 »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: Love always wins in the end

November 7, 2018 “With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord…” — Psalm 119:145 On the day of the shootings in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, I was driving from Albany Georgia to Captiva to begin my... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Oct. 24 marked World Health Day for Rotary International

November 7, 2018 Oct. 24, or World Health Day, marked a very important day for Rotary International and the World Health Organizatio. more »»

Caution: Fueling your boat can lead to fire

November 7, 2018 In the previous two columns, we have outlined important tasks boaters should undertake to prepare for the safe operation of their boats. more »»

On the Water: Cooling temperatures will bring good fishing

November 7, 2018 As the waters of South-west Florida continue to cool this month there should be plenty of good fishing and great weather to keep anglers busy. more »»

In The Garden: Aloe vera is a soothing plant

November 7, 2018 Aloe vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our South Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes little care but provides big benefits. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Vote on facts and past action, not party

October 31, 2018 To the editor: As a registered Independent, I appreciate the unifying message of recent signs suggesting water quality is important for Republicans and Democrats alike. more »»

Dangerous curve at Blind Pass

October 31, 2018 To the editor: The residents of Del Sega are facing a worsening situation with the cars speeding through a 25 mph zone at Blind Pass. I have been a property owner since the late 1970. more »»

Tourism is bigger economic value to Florida

October 24, 2018 To the editor: I noticed from the map by the Sugar Farmers — published in the Islander — that they claim 30 percent of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee is directed along the Caloosahatchee River... more »»

Vote yes on half-penny sales tax

October 24, 2018 To the editor: Sanibel voters, I’m certain, know the value of a good education. more »»

Keep 'water signs' non-political

October 10, 2018 To the editor: The “water signs” that are popping up in yards all over the islands are meant to bring attention to an horrendous crisis that affects us all, and screams for resolution. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

LCSO: Body of missing boater found near Punta Rassa boat ramp

November 12, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that it has recovered the body of a missing boater. At 9:50 a.m. more »»

City presents holiday operation hours, refuse collection schedule

November 9, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported that refuse, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal will have no changes in their pick-up schedule. For more information, call 239-334-1224. more »»

Monthly photo contest resumes

November 9, 2018 R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces the return of its monthly photos contest to showcase Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Dunes association holds opening game, luncheon

November 9, 2018 The Dunes Women's Golf Association held its opening game and luncheon today, Nov. 9, which was attended by 38 women. The game was team play with two best balls of four net. more »»

Captiva Cruises, SCCF taking applications for cruise docents

November 7, 2018 Volunteers are being sought to narrate one type of adventure trip offered by Captiva Cruise. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 11-14

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