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UPDATE: CROW humanely euthanizes eagle

November 20, 2019 UPDATE (Nov. 20, 2019): The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife reported that veterinarians made a very difficult decision on No. more »»

Prescribed burn set for Frannie's, C.R. Johnston Preserves

November 19, 2019 In cooperation with the city and other local partners, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on a portion of the Frannie's and C.R. more »»

Sanibel fire commission covers boat, beach permits

November 19, 2019 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission received an update on the new fire boat and discussed changes to the beach campfire permit program at its recent meeting, as well as decided to... more »»

CCP hears wastewater update, fills seat and more

November 19, 2019 The Captiva Community Panel heard a summary of the final report on its supplemental wastewater research project, along with a presentation about the Florida Governmental Utility Authority treatment... more »»

Annual holiday celebration to feature fun and fellowship

November 19, 2019 For nearly three decades, island residents and visitors have come together on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to mark the approaching holiday with some music, fellowship and fun. more »»

News from around the region

‘Catch the Vision’ provides citywide update

November 21, 2019 Those wondering what's on the horizon for developments in Cape Coral got the chance to “Catch the Vision” Tuesday night at Cape Christia. more »»

School District eyes tech program expansion

November 21, 2019 The district is exploring adding new programs, and possibly another technical college, to meet the demands of the community. more »»

First responders honored at Chamber event

November 21, 2019 It has become a tradition each November for Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce members to gather at FOS Furniture to pay tribute to law enforcement and fire professionals who have gone above and beyond... more »»

Turkey Trot: Annual 5K ushers in holiday season

November 21, 2019 Looking for a morning workout before indulging in all of the delectables Thanksgiving has to offer? The 40th annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, put on by the Fort Myers Track Club and Lee Health, will... more »»

Fundraiser to boost fallen officers remembrance effort

November 21, 2019 A local nonprofit dedicated to touching the lives of families that have lost a loved one in law enforcement is hosting a gala event to ensure their work continues. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Island Calendar

November 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 F.I.S.H. Workshop F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will offer “Medicare 1:1 Counseling Sessions: Review Your Medicare Coverage” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.. more »»

The Community House

November 19, 2019 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Painting with Friends Painting with Friends will take place on Nov. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. more »»

CCA, SCAL taking entries for 'Destination Captiva' exhibit

November 15, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association will kick off its 2019-2020 art exhibition season on Dec. 5 with an opening reception at 5 p.m. at the Captiva Civic Center. more »»

BIG ARTS committee shares passion for art with island

November 14, 2019 BIG ARTS was founded by a small group of artists who wanted to share their love for the arts with the community. more »»

SCUCC presents monthly artist on display

November 14, 2019 During November, artwork by Ellen Feingold will be on display in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Business

Business Notes

November 19, 2019 Council taking applications for board vacancy The Sanibel City Council is accepting applications to fill a Municipal Officers' Pension Board of Trustees partial-term appointment with an expiration... more »»

Historical village to participate in global annual event

November 15, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will take part in the third annual “Museum Store Sunday” on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the village, sponsored by the Museum Store Associatio. more »»

Historical Village spotlights some of its volunteers

November 15, 2019 At the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, the duties of the volunteers run the gamut, from greeting guests at the door, to working in the store and giving tours, to farming the pioneer garden. more »»

TBE, George & Wendy’s co-owner to speak at ABWA meeting

November 14, 2019 The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its monthly luncheon on Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. more »»

Dog licenses go on sale for Sanibel

November 14, 2019 Sanibel dog licenses went on sale on Nov. 4 at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Sanibel. The cost is $10; proof of current rabies inoculation is required. more »»

Obituaries

Mark Douglas Weekley

November 19, 2019 Mark Douglas Weekley, 59, of Sanibel, FL formerly of Ohio, passed away on November 4th. Mark was born on June 29th, 1960 in Ohio to James & Hazel Weekley. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio. more »»

Joseph Hector Letourneau III

November 13, 2019 Joseph Hector Letourneau III, 74, of Sanibel, FL died on November 8, 2019, at Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. more »»

Margaret Belsley Lee

November 12, 2019 Surrounded by her loving family, Margie completed this part of life on Saturday, November 2. more »»

John N Kramer Jr

November 5, 2019 From small town Wisconsin to a citizen of the world, John N Kramer Jr. lived life to the fullest. more »»

George Horning Lowden

November 1, 2019 George Horning Lowden (98) passed away at his home in Fort Myers, FL on October 7, 2019 He had a fabulous life, was greatly loved, and will be missed deeply by all his family and friends. more »»

Local Columns

Protect public health: Demand cyanotoxin standards

November 19, 2019 Every three years, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection reviews its water quality standards. more »»

Two VIPs visit the 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge

November 19, 2019 As part of advocating for improved water quality, we occasionally meet with key decision-makers and the people who influence key decision-makers. more »»

Safe at Sea: November is Manatee Awareness Month

November 19, 2019 Just like clockwork, during the first week of this month, manatees appeared in the canal. more »»

Faces on Faith: To be as the morning

November 19, 2019 It was Henry David Thoreau, at a sophomore English class at Kent State University, whose classic book “Walden” challenged me to be awake to “the infinite expectation of the daw. more »»

Shell Shocked: Grounds for annulment

November 19, 2019 Bob got hoodwinked into getting married. He hadn’t planned on getting married. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Not meddling in an election

November 13, 2019 To the editor: I for one do not see what this “Trumped Up” fervor is all about. more »»

Pendergrass would be good choice to follow in Rooney’s footsteps

October 29, 2019 To the editor: As the search begins for a replacement to run for Congressman Francis Rooney’s Congressional seat when he retires next year, it’s important that we choose a person who has demonstrate... more »»

Thank you, Congressman Rooney, for having an open mind

October 29, 2019 To the editor: I heard Rep. Rooney’s remarks that he will consider being open to the impeachment inquiry. I thank him. more »»

How are those 'great' foreign policies working out?

October 29, 2019 To the editor: About six months ago a new Cabinet appointee to the Trump Administration said he was excited to be a part of the team doing so many great things in foreign polic. more »»

Stop asking public's view on political issues

October 22, 2019 To the editor: I have enjoyed reading your paper since 1998 and look forward to every word. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Fort Myers Boat Show to return to Fort Myers for 47th year

November 19, 2019 Hundreds of boats, both new and used, as well as boating accessories, will be on display during the Fort Myers Boat Show next week in Downtown Fort Myer. more »»

American Legion

November 19, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Nov. 24: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

November 19, 2019 The number one maintenance rule is that all paddle-powered vessels should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water after paddling to avoid corrosion from saltwater. more »»

Island Calendar

November 19, 2019 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 F.I.S.H. Workshop F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will offer “Medicare 1:1 Counseling Sessions: Review Your Medicare Coverage” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.. more »»

The Community House

November 19, 2019 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Painting with Friends Painting with Friends will take place on Nov. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 11-27

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings offers 90-minute walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.Cost is $5 per person, plus tax; check in at the front office.Reservations required at 239-472-4119. more »


 
 
 
 
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