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Annual golf outing, auction raises funds and awareness for water quality

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Annual golf outing, auction raises funds and awareness for water quality

May 22, 2018 On May 9, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held its annual “End of Season” Party and Water Quality Auction to support the water quality improvement and awareness efforts of the... more »»

Sanibel student, others selected to speak to Space Station astronaut

May 22, 2018 The lucky students who get to speak to an International Space Station astronaut as part of the ARISS program at Allen Park Elementary School in Fort Myers can start practicing what they will say. more »»

Island residents can alert district to high number of mosquitoes

May 22, 2018 The Lee County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control for Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Captiva Hurricane Annual Seminar planned for community

May 22, 2018 The 2018 Captiva Hurricane Annual Seminar is set for June 13 at 3 p.m. at the fire statio. more »»

SCC recognizes graduating eighth-graders in H20 Youth Group

May 22, 2018 As the school year closed, the Sanibel Community Church congratulated its eighth-grade graduates who attended the H20 Youth Group and Sunday School over the past yea. more »»

News from around the region

Council expected to discuss proposed 'Oasis Sports Park' Tuesday

May 18, 2018 Update: Cape Coral City Council's upcoming meeting schedule has been modified. — The Cape Coral City Council Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, at 4 p.m. has been canceled. more »»

Lamb named Cape Coral fire chief

May 18, 2018 Ryan Lamb can drive around the Cape, look at a place, and tell you what emergency happened there. more »»

Rains welcome prelude to official rainy season

May 17, 2018 Despite the awfully wet conditions in Cape Coral and Southwest Florida, rainy season has not officially started yet, according to some weather officials. more »»

Graduations step off this weekend

May 17, 2018 Thousands of seniors will walk the stage this weekend to receive their high school diplomas. The class of 2018 is a great graduating class, officials said. more »»

CCPD gets crime tool program

May 17, 2018 Staying up to date on crime in Cape Coral is now as easy as opening an app on your smart phone. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

'Ding' Darling refuge to kick off free programming for the summer

May 21, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will offer free programs from June 4 through Aug. 6 through the help of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. more »»

City administrative offices, centers to close for Memorial Day

May 21, 2018 The city of Sanibel Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on May 28 and will resume regular operating hours on May 29. more »»

Discounted movie tickets for Sanibel Rec Center members

May 21, 2018 The Island Cinema of Sanibel is offering movie tickets at a discounted rate for Sanibel Recreation Center members for the showings of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The offer is good through May 24. more »»

H20 to celebrate end of school year with party

May 21, 2018 Sanibel Community Church's H2O Student Ministries High School group will celebrate the end of the school year on May 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a group night at the beach. more »»

Take a walk in SCCF's butterfly garden

May 21, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host a walk and talk in the butterfly garden at the Bailey Homestead Preserve on Sanibel on June 13 at 10 a.m. more »»

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Annual golf outing, auction raises funds and awareness for water quality

May 22, 2018 On May 9, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held its annual “End of Season” Party and Water Quality Auction to support the water quality improvement and awareness efforts of the... more »»

Island residents can alert district to high number of mosquitoes

May 22, 2018 The Lee County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control for Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Captiva Hurricane Annual Seminar planned for community

May 22, 2018 The 2018 Captiva Hurricane Annual Seminar is set for June 13 at 3 p.m. at the fire statio. more »»

'Ding' Darling refuge to kick off free programming for the summer

May 21, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will offer free programs from June 4 through Aug. 6 through the help of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. more »»

City administrative offices, centers to close for Memorial Day

May 21, 2018 The city of Sanibel Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on May 28 and will resume regular operating hours on May 29. more »»

Obituaries

Susan Spector

March 27, 2018 Susan Spector, age 68, of Pittsford, NY, and Sanibel passed on March 25, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremations Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Timothy Hays Vollmer

March 16, 2018 On Thursday, March 2, 2018 Tim Vollmer of Baltimore, formerly of Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Joan Elizabeth Karsten

March 8, 2018 Joan Elizabeth (nee Hesse) Karsten. We are honored to share the life of our incredible mother, Joan. more »»

Dr Richard "Dick" J Schilling

March 5, 2018 Dr. Richard "Dick" J. Schilling, 90, a humble servant of Jesus Christ and a dear, dear friend to many, went home to be with his Lord, family by his side, on February 26, 201. more »»

Marilyn Adams West

March 1, 2018 Marilyn Adams West was born in Miami, Florida on June 8, 1935 and died in Memphis, TN on February 27, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Louise Knight Adams. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: Fort Myers golf course superintendent discusses renovation

May 16, 2018 Mark Thomas, golf course superintendent at Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers, was the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s guest speaker on May . more »»

Faces on Faith: Bringing the mystery down to Earth

May 16, 2018 The psalms have always been one of my favorite places to go in Holy Scripture. There seems to be a place for every lament, every thanksgiving, every tear, and every cry for help. more »»

Safe at Sea: Next is the 'boating bag'

May 16, 2018 (Editor’s Note: This is part II in a three-part series. Part I ran in the May 9, 2018, issue of the Island Reporter and can be found online at www.captivasanibel. more »»

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

May 16, 2018 Like much of April, the first week of May continued with more windy days. There were a couple nice days mixed in, but often north or east winds hampered anglers. more »»

Shell Shocked: An early bird bucket list

May 16, 2018 My primary care physician finally entered the examination room. As I put my shirt back on, he asked me to be seated. “I don’t have good news for you,” he said. I took a deep breath. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Sales tax increase bad alternative

May 16, 2018 To the editor: The proposed half-cent sales tax increase, to aid Lee County schools, discussed in the May 8 edition, is a bad alternative. A sales tax is a retrogressive tax. more »»

Sustainability

May 16, 2018 To the editor: For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading articles and letters concerning the work in progress at the Bailey tract, and it got me to thinking about sustainability in general. more »»

Opposed to rezoning near Shell Point

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I am writing to let you know about a potential real estate development in the South Fort Myers area. more »»

Thank you for the support

May 9, 2018 To the editor: The Dunes Women’s Golf Association held our annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, and raised $25,000-plus for the Breast Cancer Research Foundatio. more »»

Support restoration plan for Ani Pond

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I am responding to the “Not happy with plans for Bailey Tract's Ani Pond” letter. The author made three points. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Annual golf outing, auction raises funds and awareness for water quality

May 22, 2018 On May 9, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held its annual “End of Season” Party and Water Quality Auction to support the water quality improvement and awareness efforts of the... more »»

Sanibel Rec Center presents barre fitness sessions for summer

May 21, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center is offering the following barre fitness sessions: - June 4, June 11 and June 18 at 8:30 a.m. - June 5, June 12 and June 19 at 7 a.m. more »»

Center 4 Life to close for scheduled facility maintenance

May 18, 2018 The Center 4 Life will be closed from June 4-8 in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. The center will reopen on June 11. more »»

UPDATE: Lap pool reopens at Sanibel Recreation Center

May 17, 2018 UPDATE: The Sanibel Recreation Center lap pool leak has been repaired. The pool reopened today at 6:30 a.m., according to the city of Sanibel. more »»

UPDATE: Youth Bike Safety Course, Rodeo rescheduled

May 16, 2018 UPDATE: The city of Sanibel reported that the Youth Bike Safety Course and Rodeo set for May 17 has been rescheduled to May 24 due to forecasted inclement weather. ..... more »»

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