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Beach erosion project in design phase

April 20, 2019 The city of Sanibel anticipates having the design plans in the next week or so for a project aimed at addressing beach erosion on the northern end of the island, adjacent to Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

 
 
 

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Beach erosion project in design phase

April 20, 2019 The city of Sanibel anticipates having the design plans in the next week or so for a project aimed at addressing beach erosion on the northern end of the island, adjacent to Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

Limerock comp plan amendment approved by BOCC

April 20, 2019 In the face of a packed chamber of vocal opposition, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners on April 17 agreed to transmit changes to limerock rules to the state. more »»

Junonia found on Sanibel

April 20, 2019 Cheryl Rhodes, of Pittsford, New York, was afternoon shelling on April 15 at the surf's edge of the water outside of her Sanibel condo on East Gulf Drive when she found a junonia shel. more »»

IWA elects members to board of directors

April 20, 2019 The Island Water Association held its annual membership meeting on April 8. more »»

Registration open for sailing program

April 20, 2019 The Captiva Island Yacht Club is taking signups for its summertime, youth sailing program. more »»

News from around the region

Lee County Utilities annual water-quality report available

April 19, 2019 Lee County Utilities’ customers received water that met or exceeded all federal and state requirements last year, according to a recent report that has been placed online at www.leewaterquality.com. more »»

Benches for bus stops; Community rallies

April 18, 2019 Organizations in Cape Coral are working to ensure school bus stop safety for children now and for years to come. more »»

Firefighter cancer presumption bill advances

April 18, 2019 With only three weeks left to go in the legislative session in Tallahassee, a proposed committee bill that gives firefighters and their families insurance and benefits if diagnosed with cancer was... more »»

Cardboard Boat Regatta: Annual water event is back at Seahawk Park

April 18, 2019 One of the Cape's most entertaining events is returning home to where it all began this weekend. The Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Week-long ‘The Big Calusa’ opens on Earth Day

April 18, 2019 In an effort to reconnect the community to the waterways, Calusa Waterkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy group, is kicking off the inaugural The Big Calusa, a recreational, educational and... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

City, CROW recognize winners of gopher tortoise essay contest

April 18, 2019 In celebration of Gopher Tortoise Day, the city of Sanibel and CROW recently recognized three winners for the gopher tortoise essay contest sponsored by the Sanibel Recreation Center and CROW. more »»

Southern Comfort on Sanibel features 'wild' fun

April 18, 2019 Islanders went “wild” at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s Southern Comfort on Sanibel, held on April 12 at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

Octifest on the Beach a success

April 18, 2019 Octifest on the Beach is the Sanibel Sea School’s annual fundraiser, held bayside under a big top tent on the Sanibel Causeway. This year’s event, held on April 13, was a success. more »»

City, DDWS co-sponsoring Earth Day contests for youths

April 18, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and the city of Sanibel Recreation Department are hosting two contests for children to celebrate Earth Day. more »»

Bailey's announces spring contest winners

April 17, 2019 Bailey's General Store recently named the winners of its annual spring contest. more »»

Business

IWA elects members to board of directors

April 20, 2019 The Island Water Association held its annual membership meeting on April 8. more »»

Registration open for sailing program

April 20, 2019 The Captiva Island Yacht Club is taking signups for its summertime, youth sailing program. more »»

City, CROW recognize winners of gopher tortoise essay contest

April 18, 2019 In celebration of Gopher Tortoise Day, the city of Sanibel and CROW recently recognized three winners for the gopher tortoise essay contest sponsored by the Sanibel Recreation Center and CROW. more »»

Southern Comfort on Sanibel features 'wild' fun

April 18, 2019 Islanders went “wild” at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s Southern Comfort on Sanibel, held on April 12 at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

Octifest on the Beach a success

April 18, 2019 Octifest on the Beach is the Sanibel Sea School’s annual fundraiser, held bayside under a big top tent on the Sanibel Causeway. This year’s event, held on April 13, was a success. more »»

Obituaries

Louise Malia Johnson

April 18, 2019 Louise Malia Johnson, a longtime resident and environmental activist on Sanibel, died in November after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. more »»

Richard (Dick) H Hulit

April 12, 2019 Fort Myers, FL - Richard (Dick) H. Hulit, 87, died Sunday, April 7th at his home in Shell Point Fort Myers F. more »»

James Walter Jefferson

April 2, 2019 James Walter Jefferson, 81, of Captiva, FL passed away March 31, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Matthew Ryan Harris

March 29, 2019 Matthew Ryan Harris 4/5/92 ­ 3/20/19 On March 20, 2019 another life was taken too soon. Matt is at peace and at home in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. more »»

Janice Lee (Hoffman) Jones Carstenn

March 28, 2019 Janice Lee (Hoffman) Jones Carstenn died March 23rd. more »»

Local Columns

Facing Florida’s public health crisis

April 20, 2019 Hats off to Southwest Florida Congressman Francis Rooney for pressing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies to tell the public what it knows about the threat of... more »»

What is missing?

April 16, 2019 If this was your first spring on our islands, or if you are not an observant, seasoned beachcomber, you might not notice that something on our islands is amiss. This spring is not like the others. more »»

Faces on Faith: Everyone should see Israel with their own eyes

April 16, 2019 At 8:10 one morning in Israel, I boarded the 8:10 a.m. bus to Jerusalem at the Tiberias Terminal. more »»

On the Water: Warm weather brings good fishing

April 16, 2019 April kicked off with a front dropping down early in the week bringing a few windy days and scattered showers. As we moved closer to the weekend, we were back to sunny days with light wind. more »»

Shell Shocked: The intransitive verb blues

April 16, 2019 As I get older I keep coming up with strange new symptoms. The other day I woke up with a roaring case of intransitive verbs. I don’t know how this occurred. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for the support

April 16, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following organizations, businesses and people who contributed to another successful “Sanibel Uncorked” Food and Wine Fest: Bailey's... more »»

Thank you for the support

April 9, 2019 To the editor: The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club held its annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Feb. 9 and raised over $31,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. more »»

Traffic still needs to be addressed

April 9, 2019 To the editor: We’ve heard from a great many Sanibelians supporting our letter published in the Island Reporter on March 20 requesting the Sanibel City Council to explore solutions to the in-season... more »»

Better editing please

April 9, 2019 To the editor: I can appreciate the difficulty in journalism of keeping what gets into print free of offensive language, but I also feel that better copy editing would have removed (or re-worded) th... more »»

Island LWV stands behind article

April 2, 2019 To the editor: The League of Women Voters of Sanibel offers a series of educational programs each year. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registration open for sailing program

April 20, 2019 The Captiva Island Yacht Club is taking signups for its summertime, youth sailing program. more »»

UPDATE: 'All clear' issued for severe thunderstorm watch

April 19, 2019 UPDATE: At 5:57 p.m., the city of Sanibel issued an “all clear” for today's severe thunderstorm watch. more »»

SIGC announces three hole-in-ones

April 18, 2019 It has been a fun two weeks at the Sanibel Island Golf Club, where there have been three hole-in-ones. First up was Joe Bridwell, who recorded his eighth career ace on the sixth hol. more »»

GAMMA’s Grand Slam held at Sundial

April 17, 2019 Sundial's GAMMA Pickleball Tournament took place on April 4-7 at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa, at 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel. more »»

Annual 'Will to Live' golf tourney raises over $8K

April 17, 2019 On March 27, almost 50 golfers participated in the 9th annual “Will to Live” golf tournament at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club on Sanibel. more »»

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