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Local ecological short honored by The Webby Awards

April 15, 2014 The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel announced today that “Awaken” was honored for Best Travel & Adventure Online Film & Video in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. more »»

 
 
 

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Lee County approves $1 million increase for Captiva Renourishment

April 15, 2014 At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Lee County Board of Commissioners approved a $1 million increase in the county cost-share for the recently completed Captiva Beach Renourishment Project. more »»

Open enrollment ends for schools in Lee County

April 15, 2014 More than 17,000 students participated in the Lee County School District’s Student Assignment lottery. Preliminary data indicates 75. more »»

LCEC Advisory: Maintenance project on island to begin in May

April 15, 2014 LCEC must perform maintenance and construction on electric facilities from time to time to ensure it provides reliable power to customers all year long. more »»

Sanibel Police seek help identifying suspect in lewd acts

April 14, 2014 Three incidents of lewd acts have been reported to the Sanibel Police Department between April 10 and April 1. more »»

News from around the region

Teachers, administrators, rail on ‘high-stakes’ testing

April 18, 2014 Exams like the FCAT take away from teaching time, puts unneeded pressure on children, unfairly punish students, teachers, schools and entire systems, and deny the rights of children to a quality... more »»

Two arrested after resident reports boat burglary in progress

April 18, 2014 Cape Coral police arrested two boaters Thursday night after officers responded to a call of a theft in progress at 141 S.E. 40th Street. Lawrence Joseph McDermott, 21, of 3902 S.. more »»

Arbor Day Celebration at Trafalgar Middle School

April 18, 2014   The city’s Parks & Recreation Department will host the 3rd Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration Tuesday, April 22 ,at 2 p.m., at Trafalgar Middle School. more »»

Donald Cochran appointed Cape Coral fire chief

April 18, 2014 City Manager John Szerlag has appointed Donald Cochran as Fire Chief for the Cape Coral Fire Department. more »»

Councilmember Leon to host live online chat  

April 18, 2014 District 4 Councilmember Richard Leon will host his first live online chat Tuesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Local artist takes 1st at 'Ding' Upcycle! Art Festival

April 18, 2014 Jonas Stirner is a heavy metal artist. Really heavy. One of his iron sculptures stands taller than a basketball player and weighs hundreds of pound. more »»

Sanibel Secrets: Joe Mondelli

April 17, 2014 In 2000, Joe Mondelli and his family wanted to make a change. He chose to leave behind his roots in Medford, NJ, and move his family to Sanibel. Now owner of John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. more »»

'Ding' Darling to talk trash for Earth Day at the Refuge

April 14, 2014 'Ding' Darling is going to do some serious, and fun, trash talking on Earth Day this year. more »»

Remodeled CCA building unveiled

April 11, 2014 Janey Symington attended the public debut of the renovated Captiva Civic Association Building at CCA's Spring Social and General Membership meeting on April 2. more »»

CROW to celebrate birthdays of popular animal ambassadors

April 11, 2014 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) invites you to celebrate the birthdays of Stanley, the Virginia opossum, who turns one, and Trouper, the blind raccoon, who turns five, on Friday... more »»

Business

Local ecological short honored by The Webby Awards

April 15, 2014 The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel announced today that “Awaken” was honored for Best Travel & Adventure Online Film & Video in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. more »»

Herb Strauss Theater cuts ribbon on a new sign

April 11, 2014 It’s been a big year for Herb Strauss Theater, including producing of one of the biggest casts -- the ensemble of Into the Woods -- ever to tread the boards of the only professional theater on... more »»

Sanibel Shell adds new technician

April 11, 2014 Sanibel Shell Automotive added a new employee to its staff to meet the automotive needs of island residents and guests. Julio Martinez is the newest technician of Sanibel Shell Automotive. more »»

Sanibel Christian Preschool welcomes new teacher

April 11, 2014 Sanibel Christian Preschool, a ministry of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, welcomed Ana Abella as our new three-year-old teacher. more »»

Lee County Urban Farm Tour Part 4: Palm Creek Produce partners with Edible Garden

April 11, 2014 On the final stop of the Lee County Urban Farm Tour, agrotourist Constance Sanvi held a fresh head of lettuce bigger than a basketball and jokingly posed for a picture. more »»

Obituaries

William Mercer Allen II

April 11, 2014 William was born Nov. 15, 1915 in Glendale, Ohio, son of Rhoda Van Nes Allen and Stanley Woodruff Allen. The chimes at Christ Church Glendale were first rung to announce his birth. more »»

Bonny Carr Bradley

April 7, 2014 Bonny Carr Bradley passed away on Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at home on Sanibel Island, Fla. She was born Sept. 28, 1957 in Bloomington, Ill., to Jack C. Carr and Alberta J. Miller Carr. more »»

Elizabeth Tucker Stephenson

March 31, 2014 Elizabeth passed peacefully at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, Mich., on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dr. C. more »»

Frank Glodowski

March 24, 2014 Frank Glodowski died at his home in Reno, Nev. more »»

Bobette Ann Pfeifer

March 24, 2014 Bobette Ann Pfeifer, 75, of Sanibel Island, Fla., a 15 year resident and a 40 year vacationer, formerly of Murrysville, Penn., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 in Sanibel. She was born Aug. more »»

Local Columns

Editorial: A key primary

April 14, 2014 Registered Republicans in much of Lee and Collier counties have a decision ahea. more »»

Faces on Faith: Why is Hollywood Preaching?

April 11, 2014 Has anyone noticed what is happening at theaters this Spring? I have never seen such a surge of films dealing with spiritual questions as we are witnessing right now. more »»

Guest Commentary: Battle of Lake 'O' backpumping over after 11 years

April 11, 2014 In a landmark ruling on March 28, U.S. District Judge Kenneth . more »»

Rotary Happenings

April 11, 2014 It seems that our snowbird Rotarians are already talking about flying the coop and heading back up north, although no one is quite sure if that’s a good idea. more »»

Vegetation Committee: Attract birds and butterflies

April 11, 2014 The City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee is offering guided native vegetation and landscaping tours of City Hall grounds, which have been planted solely with native plants. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Helmets on my mind

April 11, 2014 To the editor: The bike path is jammed. Lots of families, in long, unruly lines. And so many with not a single helmet. more »»

The 2014 Lions Craft Fair

April 11, 2014 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Lions would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their generous support of the 2014 Lions Craft Fair silent auction and raffles. more »»

Thank you for the beautiful flag pole

April 7, 2014 To the editor: We would like to thank all of the individuals and organizations who finally erected our beautiful flag pole/cell phone tower. more »»

Keep Sanibel's local government non-partisan

April 7, 2014 To the editor: Non-partisan local government has been an important feature of Sanibel since its founding, one that has helped to make this city a good place to live. more »»

Appreciation from organizers of Sanibel Shell Festival

April 7, 2014 To the editor: The 77th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival, hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club and the Sanibel Community Association, was a great success and the two groups wish to express their... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Eagles take on Gators at 'Sanibel Night'

April 11, 2014 On Tuesday, April 15 is “Sanibel Night” at the Florida Gulf Coast University baseball game. Game time is 6:30 p.m. versus rival University of Florida Gators. more »»

Sanibel Fishing Club to focus on injuries to birds and animals

April 7, 2014 On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding it’s monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow to gift $10,000 for children's ultrasounds

April 7, 2014 Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is honored to announce a very special gift to benefit children in Southwest Florida who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving treatment at Golisano... more »»

White B Tennis Team wins their division

April 7, 2014 The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club’s Men’s White B Tennis Team won the Men's 50 Plus Tennis League of Lee County White B flight championship. more »»

Trailways Camp offers experiences for islanders with special needs

April 7, 2014 Sanibel resident Jeremy Flickinger recently attended a session of the Trailways Cam. more »»

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Besides our daily menu, back by popular demand, we will be serving home cooked meals again.Tuesdays we will have baked chicken, Wednesdays, pork and kraut over mashed potatoes and on Thursdays we will be having homemade meatloaf dinner. more »


 
 
 
 
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