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May 25, 2017 There’s been a breed of dog which has taken turns being demonized in society, starting with the German Shepard in the 1970’s. more »»

 
 
 

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‘Dolly’s Dream’ Program helps misunderstood breed climb out of the Pit

May 25, 2017 There’s been a breed of dog which has taken turns being demonized in society, starting with the German Shepard in the 1970’s. more »»

Young armadillo is the newest member of CROW’s animal ambassadors

May 25, 2017 The newest addition to the live animal exhibit at the CROW Visitor Education Center, a young armadillo, is capturing the hearts of many of the organization’s visitors. more »»

Council explores Center 4 Life building options

May 25, 2017 The City Council narrowed five options down to two during a special workshop that addressed the next steps for the Center 4 Life building last week. more »»

Sea School scouts Caloosahatchee for camp trip

May 25, 2017 A handful of staff members of the Sanibel Sea School took a scouting canoe trip down the Caloosahatchee for a summer camp being offered in July for teenager. more »»

Jensen brothers help Operation Open Arms

May 25, 2017 About a decade ago the Jensen brothers met Captain John “Giddy Up” Bunch and have been supporting his organization, Operation Open Arms, ever since. more »»

News from around the region

Cape family remembers fallen son this Memorial Day

May 25, 2017 Americans around the county, even the world, will spend Monday attending ceremonies or spending time with loved ones. more »»

Cape Coral Kiwanis awards 20 scholarships

May 25, 2017 Graduations may have taken place, but scholarship season is still in full force. more »»

Community rallies around teacher in need

May 25, 2017 A fundraiser planned for this weekend will benefit a high school teacher in Cape Coral. The Community Fundraiser for Stephanie Peace will take place on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. more »»

Cape charters score among highest on Florida Standards test

May 25, 2017 The city of Cape Coral’s two municipal elementary schools are among Lee County’s highest scoring public schools on the third grade Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts test. more »»

Academy Day set for Saturday

May 25, 2017 Students interested in attending one of our Nation’s Service Academies are invited to Academy Day this weekend at FGCU. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

BIG ARTS welcomes new chorus director

May 25, 2017 Ellen Whitten, who accompanied previous chorus director Steve Cramer for the last five years will become BIG ARTS’ newest chorus director this fal. more »»

Annual library Summer Reading Program to begin June 3

May 25, 2017 The Sanibel Public Library is getting ready to launch their annual Summer Reading Program which encourages kids to keep reading all summer long. more »»

When is the best time to go shelling?

May 25, 2017 Although January, February and March are some of the best months to go shelling on Sanibel and Captiva, Stefanie Wolf, a marine biologist at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, said that... more »»

‘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 »»

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: The ugly alligator

May 25, 2017 Once upon a time in the far off land of Sanibel lived a tribe of alligators. They were one of two tribes existing in Sanibel at the time. The other species were human beings. more »»

On the Water: Good results fishing the full moon

May 25, 2017 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the week. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Steve Greenstein shares information about Charitable Foundation of the Islands

May 25, 2017 Philanthropy, noun, the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. more »»

Faces on Faith: A clothesline existence

May 25, 2017 Sanibel’s busy season is over, and those of us who were heavily involved in many of the island activities, whether religious, social, political, or service-oriented, can pause for a moment, to think... more »»

Poetic License: All write with me

May 25, 2017 It’s the wrong poem At the wrong time, Though the lyric’s lovely It’s the wrong rhyme, It’s not my rhyme, But such a clever rhyme That’s it’s all right with me. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Paradise lost

May 25, 2017 To the editor: I’ve lived on Sanibel almost 20 years, but times are a changing. more »»

For the good of Sanibel

May 25, 2017 To the editor: After the last big hurricane, Sanibel instantly wiped out its beloved “Australian Pines” because they were not an “indigenous specie!” For that same reason, plus public safety, Sanibe... more »»

Guest Commentary: Volunteers, teachers inspire Junior Achievement students to succeed

May 25, 2017 It is undeniable that there are many exceptional students in our community that are at risk of being overlooked by society. more »»

Guest Commentary: What’s all the fuss these days about ‘formula retail’

May 25, 2017 We’ve all seen them and shopped in them. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Good results fishing the full moon

May 25, 2017 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the week. 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 »»

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 »»

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Year-round triathlon swim program 05-29

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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