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Mosquito control set for Sanibel

August 6, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibe. more »»

Sanibel library's building temporarily closes

August 6, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library has announced an immediate closure of the building to the public. On Aug. 6, officials reported that the temporary closure is due to safety concerns. more »»

Museum to offer chance to interact with live animals

August 6, 2020 The ocean holds numerous mysteries, and many are unraveling at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel. Starting on Aug. 15, visitors can get even closer to one of its exhibit animals. more »»

'Ding' Darling Day postponed until December

August 6, 2020 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge staff announced that the new date for the 32nd annual “Ding” Darling Day will be Dec. 1, in conjunction with its 75th Anniversary Celebration. more »»

Islanders assisting F.I.S.H. through COVID-19 pandemic

August 6, 2020 Throughout the COVID-19 crisis island neighbors have continued to help each other through good deeds, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva reported. more »»

News from around the region

Health leaders ask for mandatory masks in Lee

July 28, 2020 Members of the Lee Health Facility Medical Executive Committee has sent a letter to Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chair Brian Hamman, requesting a countywide mask mandate “in public place... more »»

Cape Council talks taxes

July 28, 2020 Cape Coral City Council made significant changes to the city's mowing program Monday, changing the number of mows on each empty lot and so raising the annual assessment. more »»

Cape cancels anniversary celebration

July 28, 2020 After moving the traditional July 4th celebration to Labor Day weekend in recognition of the city of Cape Coral's 50th anniversary, officials on Monday cancelled the event, citing the coronavirus... more »»

COVID cases near 442,000 mark

July 28, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 441,977 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida, an increase of 9,230 since FDOH's last update Monday morning. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sanibel library features Selfie Station, more

August 5, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library’s “Fill-A-Bag for A Dollar” book sale is continuing until the inventory is depleted. Located in the library’s puzzle area and main entrances, the books are restocked dail. more »»

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest postponed

August 5, 2020 On July 27, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, iHeartMedia and BMI announced that they were postponing the 7th annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fes. more »»

Bestselling author joins refuge's lecture lineup

August 5, 2020 Author Kirk W. Johnson will join the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's 2021 Lecture Series for a March 19 presentation. more »»

The Community House

August 4, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Kids Cooking Camp Resident Chef Jarred Harris will host a Kids Cooking Camp from today, Aug. 5, through Aug. more »»

BIG ARTS call to artists

August 3, 2020 BIG ARTS invites artists to submit their work for its first-ever juried exhibition in the new Dunham Family Gallery. more »»

Business

Sanibel library's building temporarily closes

August 6, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library has announced an immediate closure of the building to the public. On Aug. 6, officials reported that the temporary closure is due to safety concerns. more »»

Lee Health, county team up for 'Together, We Can' Campaign

August 6, 2020 Lee Health and Lee County recently joined efforts to launch the “Together, We Can” campaign to remind the public of the importance of following CDC guidelines and that together, the community can... more »»

BOCC approves next round of LeeCARES assistance programs

August 5, 2020 On Aug. 4, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners authorized the next round of LeeCARES programs to assist individuals, families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

Sanibel official, area journalist to join SCCF team

August 5, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announced that two leaders in Southwest Florida water quality issues will deepen and expand the non-profit's work to restore and protect the region's... more »»

Evans to resign, Milbrandt to serve as acting director

August 5, 2020 On Aug. 4, the city accepted the resignation of Sanibel Natural Resources Director James Evans. more »»

Obituaries

Joseph Ross Interbartolo

July 20, 2020 Interbartolo, Joseph Ross age 81 formerly of East Boston, MA, Ft. Myers, and Cape Coral, FL. passed away on Sunday, July 12, 202. more »»

Katheryn M Boatman

July 9, 2020 Katheryn M. Boatman, age 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 4, 2020 after a long illness. She was born January 3, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri to Edward E. more »»

Dr Carol McDonald Connor

June 17, 2020 Dr. Carol McDonald Connor was a Chancellor’s Professor of Education at the University of California ­ Irvine School of Education. more »»

Virginia S (Van Horn) Taub

May 28, 2020 COTUIT, MA /SANIBEL ISLAND, FL ­ Virginia S. (Van Horn) Taub, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. more »»

John L Rushworth Sr

May 22, 2020 John (Jack) L. Rushworth Sr. passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers. Born in Porthcawl, Wales, Jack joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. more »»

Local Columns

Be a shark champion by advocating for conservation

August 5, 2020 Before I became the chief executive officer of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in early 2019, I took my childhood love of sharks to a global platform, working for The Pew Charitable... more »»

Confluence of red tide and blue-green algae — a dire warning

August 4, 2020 The scientists at Brain Chemistry Labs have sent the people of Florida another warning about the health threats posed by toxins in our waters — especially when red tide co-exists with polluted... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Macintosh Books owner talks about bookstore's history

August 4, 2020 For the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's weekly Zoom meeting on July 24, Rebecca Binkowski, the owner of Macintosh Books & Paper of Sanibel, spoke about the future of independent bookstores and touched... more »»

Safe at Sea: Busted on the water!

August 4, 2020 If you’ve been boating regularly, you’ve undoubtedly witnessed the U.S. Coast Guard at work. more »»

Faces on Faith: The new normal

August 4, 2020 I was asked recently to lead a small group study. Over the years this has always been something I enjoyed. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Adding fuel to hatred, separation

July 14, 2020 To the editor: I was troubled by a letter to the editor I read from Mr. Mike DiCorpo published in the June 8, 2020, issue of the Island Reporter. more »»

Thank you for voting to require face masks

July 7, 2020 To the editor: The Sanibel City Council recently voted 3-1 to require face masks in public spaces on Sanibe. more »»

To mask or not to mask, that is the question

July 7, 2020 To the editor: I go for a morning exercise walk and at least 97 percent of the people I see do not wear a mask. I wear a mask to protect you and wonder why you can’t extend the same courtesy. more »»

A community stronger than COVID

July 7, 2020 To the editor: On June 13, I had the honor to present former Congressman Carlos Curbelo, founder of the first bipartisan climate solutions caucus in the U.S. more »»

Appreciate the Islander

July 7, 2020 To the editor: As a 20-plus year resident, full time on Sanibel, I have looked through many Islander papers. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and J.. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

August 6, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibe. more »»

'Ding' Darling Day postponed until December

August 6, 2020 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge staff announced that the new date for the 32nd annual “Ding” Darling Day will be Dec. 1, in conjunction with its 75th Anniversary Celebration. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

August 5, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibe. more »»

Shark Advocacy Campaign to launch for 'Shark Week'

August 5, 2020 The productive coastal waters around the islands are an important place for many species of sharks. more »»

Sanibel Sea School to offer flash sale

August 5, 2020 The Sanibel Sea School will hold a flash sale in the Ocean Tribe Outfitters retail store. The sale will run from Aug. 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.. more »»

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