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CROW seeks live crab donations to care for two sea turtle patients

May 19, 2017 To support the care of two sea turtles, a kemp's ridley, and a loggerhead, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is seeking the community's help in donations of live crabs to feed the... more »»

 
 
 

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CROW seeks live crab donations to care for two sea turtle patients

May 19, 2017 To support the care of two sea turtles, a kemp's ridley, and a loggerhead, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is seeking the community's help in donations of live crabs to feed the... more »»

City administrative offices closed in observance of Memorial Day

May 17, 2017 The City of Sanibel administrative offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, and will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 30. more »»

Ride of Silence

May 17, 2017 An event dedicated to bringing awareness for everyone sharing the road, as well as honoring fellow cyclists killed, or injured in cycling accidents, will take place at Matzaluna Italian Restaurant... more »»

Golisano Children’s Hospital officially opens

May 17, 2017 The first patient to cross the threshold of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida took place shortly after 8:30 a.m. more »»

Community House accessory structure location approved

May 17, 2017 The Sanibel Community Association was granted permission by an unanimous Planning Commission vote last week to keep an accessory storage building in the same place to which it had been relocated. more »»

News from around the region

Daily Traffic Enforcement Update, Monday, May 22

May 21, 2017 The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct enforcement operations at at least one of the following three locations on Monday, May 22: Country Club Boulevard Santa Barbara... more »»

Sewer main repair on Cape Coral Parkway will result in lane closures

May 20, 2017 A contractor for the city of Cape Coral will be making repairs to a broken sewer main located in the eastbound lanes at 808 Cape Coral Parkway near Skyline Boulevard. more »»

Lee County operations make adjustments for Memorial Day

May 19, 2017 The Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 29, will result in some closures and schedule changes for Lee County operations. more »»

Boaters urged to watch for manatees

May 19, 2017 The summer season has arrived and that can mean crowded conditions on Florida’s waterways. Save the Manatee Club encourages the boating community to watch for manatees when out on the water. more »»

Cape man charged with assault

May 19, 2017 A Cape Coral man is facing assault and battery charges after police say he threatened a man with a gun and then drove into him while leaving an altercation at the Dixie Roadhouse last month. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘Art by the disABLED’ exhibit returns to BIG ARTS

April 26, 2017 After a successful exhibit last year at BIG ARTS, “Art by the disABLED” will return May 3. The exhibit will run throughout the whole month at BIG ARTS’ Phillips Art Galler. more »»

BIG ARTS offers art-filled summer camp for kids and teens

April 26, 2017 As season is winding down, summer is coming into full-swing. Beginning June 5, BIG ARTS will offer its annual summer camp for elementary, middle and high school students. more »»

Tom Uhler to teach course at Community House

April 26, 2017 Forty years ago Tom Uhler decided to purchase his first bottles of wine, which were taken to a friend’s house, so they would develop a palate of their tastes. more »»

Conservation photography tips given during SCCF presentation

April 26, 2017 Best practices for photographing wildlife and landscapes was the subject of a special presentation given last week at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. more »»

Peter Zell’s artwork hangs at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

April 19, 2017 For the last 18 years, Peter Zell, who was a lawyer in California before retirement, has been dabbling in art. “My wife suggested that I take art classes at night as a stress reliever. more »»

Business

Commission learns process of becoming a formula retail store on the island

May 17, 2017 The Planning Commission furthered its discussion of formula retail stores during a meeting last week by understanding the process. more »»

Among the Flowers revamps menu

May 17, 2017 Among the Flowers is a step above when it comes to the raw vegan food movement. more »»

Captiva Plan and Blind pass topics of discussion during Captiva Community Panel meeting

May 17, 2017 The Captiva Plan and Blind Pass were hot topics during the May 9 Captiva Community Panel meeting. more »»

Captiva Memorial Library loses head librarian position

May 17, 2017 During the Captiva Community Panel’s monthly meeting which was held on May 9, Lisa Riordan, president of the Captiva Advisory Board announced that Susan Totter, head librarian of the Captiva Memoria... more »»

Planning talks formula stores

May 3, 2017 After more than an hour discussion, with new guidance from the city's mayor, the Planning Commission further discussed formula retail stores and changes to the ordinance verbiage. more »»

Obituaries

William "Bill" Gardner Mullinnix

May 16, 2017 William "Bill" Gardner Mullinnix, age 85 of Georgetown, Ohio entered into eternal rest on May 7th, 2017 at the Vitas Inpatient Hospice in Cincinnati. more »»

Lottieann "Lottie" Lewis

May 8, 2017 Lottieann "Lottie" Lewis passed away in her home in Grapevine, Texas on April 16, 2017. She was born on December 22, 1945 to Douglas and Lottie (Mueller) Lewis in Amityville, New Yor. more »»

Harry Kotses

April 6, 2017 Ohio University Emeritus Professor Harry Kotses, husband of Kandee S. Grossman, died at his home in Sanibel, Florida, on March 7, 2017, at the age of 78 with Kandee at his side. more »»

David Odell MacKenzie

April 5, 2017 David Odell MacKenzie, a lifelong resident of Lake Forest, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children in his beloved Captiva Island, Florida home on March 11. more »»

Meri S Rhodes

March 29, 2017 Meri S. Rhodes was born on June 8, 1949 in Ottawa, IL to her parents Wesley and Betty Tendall.  She passed away on March 27, 2017 in Ft. Myers, FL at the age of 67 following a long battle with cancer. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: Reducing Sanibel high season traffic

May 17, 2017 I see where the Sanibel City Council is exploring ways to lighten the seasonal traffic load. It’s exploring such options as raising the causeway tolls and increasing beach parking rates. more »»

Faces on Faith: Surgeons aren’t the only ones who can mend broken bones

May 17, 2017 Quite awhile ago, an intriguing essay by David Brooks caught my eye. more »»

On the Water: A cool start to the month of May

May 17, 2017 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May, however that’s just what we got heading into the weekend as north winds stirred up the waters and brought a drop in temperature. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary 4-Way Test Essay Contest

May 17, 2017 The theme for last week’s Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting highlighted one of the founding principles of Rotary. “The Rotary 4-Way Test” 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. more »»

Poetic License: Drinking buddies

May 17, 2017 (From Sanibel Joe’s Songbook) We nicknamed him “Negative Phil” because he had learned to substitute the military form of denial for the simple word “N. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Sanibel Captiva Trust provides current economic outlook

May 3, 2017 Just as we were getting comfortable with a “new normal” of lower growth potential following the “great recession” of 2008-2009 and an interest rate environment of “lower for longer,” along comes the... more »»

We must be mindful of how our actions affect the environment

April 26, 2017 To the editor: I am responding to M. more »»

Is there a second planet earth?

April 26, 2017 To the editor: Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Without question this is the worst Earth Day in history. more »»

Plastic bags do have uses

April 19, 2017 To the editor: In a recent article, a writer advocated a ban on plastic bags, on the basis that they can be swallowed by whales and other marine and land mammals. more »»

A card of thanks

April 19, 2017 To the editor: Sanibel Uncorked! The 2017 Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success held by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club at Lily & Co., Jewelers. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: A cool start to the month of May

May 17, 2017 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May, however that’s just what we got heading into the weekend as north winds stirred up the waters and brought a drop in temperature. more »»

24th annual Islands Night celebrates community and business owners

May 10, 2017 For more than two decades, individuals and local businesses have come together every year to help make Islands Night a succes. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 10, 2017 As we kick off the month of May, it brings an end to snook season and the beginning of tarpon season. more »»

On the Water: It was a decent week on the water

May 3, 2017 Despite east winds much of the week, fishing wasn't to bad. The winds made it tough for offshore and tarpon anglers, but most inshore waters and just off the beaches were fishable. more »»

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa unveils new pickleball facility

April 26, 2017 Earlier this month, Sundial Resort & Spa opened its new 12-court pickleball facility, which is accessible to both resort guests and the public. more »»

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Year-round triathlon swim program 05-22

Calling all Sanibel triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to improve your swim time? SWAT Swim Coach and former triathlete, Curt McIntyre will be running a year-round swim program tailored just for the triathlete. more »


 
 
 
 
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