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Pilot program for local educators deemed a success

April 24, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently held a teachers workshop. more »»

 
 
 

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Pilot program for local educators deemed a success

April 24, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently held a teachers workshop. more »»

Rotary's 'Wheels for Wheels' raises more than $25,000

April 24, 2019 On March 23, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's inaugural “Wheels for Wheels” fundraiser raised over $25,000 to pay for 2,500 wheelchairs in coordination with the Wheelchair Foundation of Florida. more »»

Sponsors for ABWA 40th Anniversary Gala announced

April 24, 2019 The American Business Women’s Association named supporters of its 40th Anniversary Gala. more »»

Osprey coloring book now available

April 24, 2019 The International Osprey Foundation has sponsored the reprint of 10,000 copies of a coloring book featuring the osprey. more »»

SUP Master Plan committee to hold final meeting

April 24, 2019 The Project Advisory Committee for the Shared Use Path Master Plan update will meet on April 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Pelican Room at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

News from around the region

Growing education

April 24, 2019 Students from Island Coast High School's Academy of Natural Resources -- the first of its kind in Lee County -- hosted a “Seed to Table” event last Friday evening to highlight the school's program... more »»

City Council shows support for additional firefighters

April 24, 2019 The Cape Coral City Council on Monday expressed its support to adding six firefighters to the city’s fire department, and the city manager will put a measure on the agenda for the next City Council... more »»

Additional Life Jacket Loaner Stations open

April 24, 2019 The community has the opportunity to borrow life jackets from additional locations before heading out on the water thanks to a grant provided by the West Coast Inland Navigation District, and the Se... more »»

Cape Coral Parks and Rec to hold Arbor Day event Monday

April 24, 2019 The Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department will host an Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration Monday, April 29, at the Rotary Community Garden, located on the east side of City Hall on Cultural... more »»

Lee County mourns loss of Commissioner Larry Kiker

April 23, 2019 Passionate. Resolute. Focused. And a man who accomplished much for the community he loved. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sponsors for ABWA 40th Anniversary Gala announced

April 24, 2019 The American Business Women’s Association named supporters of its 40th Anniversary Gala. more »»

Osprey coloring book now available

April 24, 2019 The International Osprey Foundation has sponsored the reprint of 10,000 copies of a coloring book featuring the osprey. more »»

Virtual reality experience, youth programs set for Sanibel library

April 24, 2019 The Sanibel Public Library recently announced its upcoming programs for adults and youth. Experience virtual reality on April 29 from 10 a.m. to noo. more »»

SCCF headed to the theater for 'Native Gardens'

April 24, 2019 Join the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation for a trip to the Florida Repertory Theatre. more »»

Last Captiva Island Farmers Market is nearing

April 23, 2019 The final Captiva Island Farmers Market is set for next week as it wraps up for the season. Beginning in January, the last weekly event will be held on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.. more »»

Business

Pilot program for local educators deemed a success

April 24, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently held a teachers workshop. more »»

Rotary's 'Wheels for Wheels' raises more than $25,000

April 24, 2019 On March 23, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's inaugural “Wheels for Wheels” fundraiser raised over $25,000 to pay for 2,500 wheelchairs in coordination with the Wheelchair Foundation of Florida. more »»

Sponsors for ABWA 40th Anniversary Gala announced

April 24, 2019 The American Business Women’s Association named supporters of its 40th Anniversary Gala. more »»

Osprey coloring book now available

April 24, 2019 The International Osprey Foundation has sponsored the reprint of 10,000 copies of a coloring book featuring the osprey. more »»

SUP Master Plan committee to hold final meeting

April 24, 2019 The Project Advisory Committee for the Shared Use Path Master Plan update will meet on April 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Pelican Room at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

Obituaries

James Lawlor

April 22, 2019 James Lawlor, 75, of Sanibel, passed away on April 13, 2019. more »»

Louise Malia Johnson

April 18, 2019 Louise Malia Johnson, a longtime resident and environmental activist on Sanibel, died in November after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. more »»

Richard (Dick) H Hulit

April 12, 2019 Fort Myers, FL - Richard (Dick) H. Hulit, 87, died Sunday, April 7th at his home in Shell Point Fort Myers F. more »»

James Walter Jefferson

April 2, 2019 James Walter Jefferson, 81, of Captiva, FL passed away March 31, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Matthew Ryan Harris

March 29, 2019 Matthew Ryan Harris 4/5/92 ­ 3/20/19 On March 20, 2019 another life was taken too soon. Matt is at peace and at home in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. more »»

Local Columns

How can changes to Lake Okeechobee’s release schedule help the refuge?

April 23, 2019 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on a multiyear project to establish a new release schedule for Lake Okeechobee. more »»

Next steps for beach renourishment project on Captiva

April 23, 2019 Thank you for voting yes on the bond referendum for the 2020-2021 beach renourishment project. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary hears from Harry Chapin Food Bank official

April 23, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s guest speaker on April 12 was Richard LeBer, president and chief executive officer of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florid. more »»

Safe at Sea: The saltwater slalom

April 23, 2019 Florida’s saltwater boating slalom is better known as cruising on the Gulf waters during stone crab season. From October to May, it becomes a challenge for all boaters — and a few boaters’ nightmar. more »»

Faces on Faith: The gospel of Easter

April 23, 2019 There is nothing louder than life, and this month we have again celebrated the eternal life of a risen Savior. more »»

Letters to the Editor

City council needs to address traffic

April 23, 2019 To the editor: A lot of us Sanibel residents are waiting for the city council to do something about the Periwinkle Way traffic problems before the next tourist season. more »»

For shame

April 23, 2019 To the editor: Attendance at the Lee County Commissioners' meeting on April 17 was record breaking and described as a “painful” day. more »»

Thank you for the support

April 16, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following organizations, businesses and people who contributed to another successful “Sanibel Uncorked” Food and Wine Fest: Bailey's... more »»

Thank you for the support

April 9, 2019 To the editor: The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club held its annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Feb. 9 and raised over $31,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. more »»

Traffic still needs to be addressed

April 9, 2019 To the editor: We’ve heard from a great many Sanibelians supporting our letter published in the Island Reporter on March 20 requesting the Sanibel City Council to explore solutions to the in-season... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

SUP Master Plan committee to hold final meeting

April 24, 2019 The Project Advisory Committee for the Shared Use Path Master Plan update will meet on April 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Pelican Room at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

Fishing competition to roundup invasive species in local freshwater bodies?

April 24, 2019 The Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area will host its annual Invasive Fish Roundup on April 26-28 and there is no cost to participat. more »»

Recreation center to offer yoga for osteoporosis

April 24, 2019 The Sanibel Recreation Center is taking registrations for its new yoga for osteoporosis class. more »»

Gulf Reef Fish Survey methods receive national certification

April 24, 2019 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently announced that methods used in the agency’s Gulf Reef Fish Survey data collection program have been officially certified by NOAA... more »»

Tennis tournament to benefit SCCF

April 23, 2019 Time is running out to sign up for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's tourney. more »»

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Did you know that Henry Ford stuffed the seats of his cars with the air plant, Spanish moss, or that Thomas Edison used the giant native Seaside Goldenrod for electrical conductivity experiments? Calusa fishermen of the past used the poisonous saponins in certain native plants to harvest their fish. more »


 
 
 
 
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