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Songwriter fest starts on-island, ends on Fort Myers Beach

September 19, 2018 More than 100 songwriters will participate in the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, “Cheers to Five Years,” that opens this weekend including artists Midland and LOCASH. more »»

 
 
 

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Songwriter fest starts on-island, ends on Fort Myers Beach

September 19, 2018 More than 100 songwriters will participate in the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, “Cheers to Five Years,” that opens this weekend including artists Midland and LOCASH. more »»

Sanibel fire district approves millage rate, budget for next fiscal year

September 19, 2018 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District adopted a final millage rate of 1.1089 and budget of $8,363,650 for the upcoming fiscal year at its second and final budget hearing. On Sept. more »»

More than one way to support museum through annual Celebrity Island Dinner

September 19, 2018 While tickets to the annual Celebrity Island Dinner to benefit the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum may be close to sold out, there is still a chance for the community to offer its support. more »»

CEPD sets tentative millage rate, budget at hearing

September 19, 2018 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District adopted a tentative millage rate of 0.2984 and budget of $455,186 for the upcoming fiscal year at its first budget hearing. On Sept. more »»

Panel to conduct further research to supplement wastewater study

September 19, 2018 After reviewing the final wastewater study at its meeting, the Captiva Community Panel decided to conduct its own additional research into areas of the study that it feels still lacks pertinent... more »»

News from around the region

AAA invites 8th graders to enter travel contest

September 19, 2018 Florida eighth graders still have time to enter AAA’s “Discovery Crew” travel contest. The final day for submissions is Friday, Sept. 2. more »»

Cape, Fort Myers reach irrigation water pact

September 19, 2018 Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson called it a milestone. Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello said it was a win/win for both cities that will only improve relations. more »»

Still in limbo

September 19, 2018 Last Wednesday, Lee County Mosquito Control District commissioners decided to postpone their vote on whether to purchase Woodstock airstrip on Pine Island. more »»

City Council tackles zoning, land use issues

September 19, 2018 The Cape Coral City Council on Monday had several land use ordinances to consider during its regular meeting at City Hall, including one that looks to adding much needed commercial and affordable... more »»

Island Coast High Life Skills students start a garden

September 19, 2018 Thanks to a grant presented by the Elks Lodge last week, almost a dozen Life Skills students at Island Coast High School will have the opportunity to grow vegetables and herbs this year. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Songwriter fest starts on-island, ends on Fort Myers Beach

September 19, 2018 More than 100 songwriters will participate in the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, “Cheers to Five Years,” that opens this weekend including artists Midland and LOCASH. more »»

More than one way to support museum through annual Celebrity Island Dinner

September 19, 2018 While tickets to the annual Celebrity Island Dinner to benefit the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum may be close to sold out, there is still a chance for the community to offer its support. more »»

Library to host musicians during Island Hopper festival

September 19, 2018 Join three singer-songwriters at the Captiva Memorial Library for the upcoming Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. more »»

Rock, ride and rejoice

September 19, 2018 Sanibel Community Church's H20 high school students and leaders attended the 20th annual Rock The Universe on Sept 7-8 at Universal Studios in Orlando. more »»

Local business giving back to CHR

September 19, 2018 Every other Wednesday since May, Community Housing and Resources has been hosting a Give Back Wednesday at one of its supporter’s locations. more »»

Business

Songwriter fest starts on-island, ends on Fort Myers Beach

September 19, 2018 More than 100 songwriters will participate in the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, “Cheers to Five Years,” that opens this weekend including artists Midland and LOCASH. more »»

Sanibel fire district approves millage rate, budget for next fiscal year

September 19, 2018 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District adopted a final millage rate of 1.1089 and budget of $8,363,650 for the upcoming fiscal year at its second and final budget hearing. On Sept. more »»

More than one way to support museum through annual Celebrity Island Dinner

September 19, 2018 While tickets to the annual Celebrity Island Dinner to benefit the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum may be close to sold out, there is still a chance for the community to offer its support. more »»

CEPD sets tentative millage rate, budget at hearing

September 19, 2018 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District adopted a tentative millage rate of 0.2984 and budget of $455,186 for the upcoming fiscal year at its first budget hearing. On Sept. more »»

Panel to conduct further research to supplement wastewater study

September 19, 2018 After reviewing the final wastewater study at its meeting, the Captiva Community Panel decided to conduct its own additional research into areas of the study that it feels still lacks pertinent... more »»

Obituaries

Bonnee Luann Cassedy

September 7, 2018 Bonnee Luann Cassedy of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 63.  Bonnee was born in Muscatine, Iowa on August 29, 1955.  Her parents were Edward K. more »»

Joseph Walker Huff Jr

August 30, 2018 Joseph Walker Huff, Jr, 80, a Ft. Myers, FL resident since 1979, formerly of Georgia passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Ft. Myers, F. more »»

Stanley LaVere Smith

August 24, 2018 Stanley LaVere Smith December 29, 1947 - June 23, 2018 "Flown to a new destination" Stanley LaVere Smith, 70, of Sanibel Island, Florida passed away in Nice, France, surrounded by family and... more »»

Margaret Letitia "Tita" Holleran

August 22, 2018 Margaret Letitia "Tita" Holleran, age 79, of Sanibel Island, Florida passed away Friday August 10, 2018 at her residence in St. Augustine, Florida. more »»

Mary V (Monahan) DiRico

August 17, 2018 Mary V. (Monahan) DiRico, 98, of Marlborough, died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. more »»

Local Columns

Sea-level rise must be taken seriously

September 19, 2018 We, a United States Representative and a scientist from our regional state university, have come together to acknowledge that sea-level rise is an urgent problem for our community, but one that we... more »»

Rotary Happenings: FGCU athletic department big on talent, education and community

September 19, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club was honored to have Florida Gulf Coast University Athletic Director Kenneth Kavanagh as our recent Friday morning guest speaker. more »»

Faces on Faith: Transforming hearts to heal creation

September 19, 2018 September — the month that began as seventh in the monthly sequence of the original Roman calendar — that is until a king named Pompilius (somewhere around 700 BCE) decided to add the two months of... more »»

Shell Shocked: A man’s place is not at Costco

September 19, 2018 There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to take stock of himself and ask the perennial question: “Who am I and what am I doing here?” Don’t get itchy. more »»

In The Garden: Pygmy date is a small palm with big appeal

September 19, 2018 The pygmy date palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is considered one of the most popular palms seen in the residential landscape. It is hard not to admire this palm as it stands out in the landscape. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Shell Love Bug lawsuit struggles on

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Instead of making an earnest effort to resolve the dispute over the Shell Love Bug, Lee County’s attorneys continue to confuse and complicate the issue, resulting in more delay and... more »»

No action being taken, just talk

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Sanibel used to be my happy place. For many months now I have watched our air and water become more and more toxic. more »»

Local marketing, PR effort might not be enough

September 12, 2018 To the editor: I would like to commend the Sanibel Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Florida marketing and public relations professionals who have launched a campaign to “share positive aspects... more »»

Many thanks

September 6, 2018 To the editor: As I begin this message, I want to offer my sincere thanks to the community who supported my re-election to the District 1 seat on the Lee County School Board! I am honored and humble... more »»

Dunes repaving project an eyesore

September 6, 2018 To the editor: My wife and I have owned homes on Sanibel since the mid 1980s. We moved full time to our current residence in the Dunes in 2013 after residing 20 years in Miami Beach. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Let's Go

September 19, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to Wildlife Drive, discounts at Tarpon Bay Explorers and special activities on Sept. . more »»

CROW Calendar of Events

September 19, 2018 TODAY, SEPT. 19 - Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

September 19, 2018 TODAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Tarpon Bay launch ramp reopens

September 18, 2018 The boat ramp at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Tarpon Bay Recreation Area recently reopened for non-motorized ($7 fee) and motorized ($10 fee) vessel launching, up to 25 feet. more »»

SBA offers disaster assistance to small businesses affected by red tide

September 18, 2018 Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the U.S. more »»

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