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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 »»

 
 
 

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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 »»

West Wind Inn celebrates 50 years with free vacations

September 18, 2018 At the start of the year, the West Wind Inn on Sanibel launched a year-long celebration of its 50 years of hospitality with the “50 Cheers for 50 Years” promotion. more »»

Guardian ad Litem Foundation to host event series

September 18, 2018 The Guardian ad Litem Foundation recently announced its “I am for the child” event series. more »»

San-Cap Optimists Club to hold Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest

September 18, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Optimists Club will host its Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest in Novembe. more »»

News from around the region

City: Aqualinda Boulevard to reopen tonight

September 14, 2018 Agualinda Boulevard, which has been closed between Southwest 32nd Street and Southwest 36th Terrace due to a raw water main break, is expected to reopen tonight, city of Cape Coral officials... more »»

CCPD searching for missing teen

September 14, 2018 Cape Coral Police has asked the public for help locating a missing endangered juvenile. Kencade Lee Godfrey, 15, of Cape Coral was reported missing Thursday evening. Godfrey was last seen around 6 a. more »»

Safe seafood: Properly sourced products are fine to consume

September 13, 2018 Red tide, blue-green algae, fish kills in the thousands. What’s happening in Southwest Florida waters has taken a toll on the region’s tourism, economy and ecosystem. more »»

City/LCEC reach draft accord

September 13, 2018 After nearly three years of on-again, off-again negotiations and contretemps, the city of Cape Coral and its electric services provider, have reached a tentative franchise agreement. more »»

Groundbreaking nears for Cape’s first animal shelter

September 13, 2018 A year from now, Cape Coral residents will no longer have to drive to Fort Myers to visit an animal shelte. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

West Wind Inn celebrates 50 years with free vacations

September 18, 2018 At the start of the year, the West Wind Inn on Sanibel launched a year-long celebration of its 50 years of hospitality with the “50 Cheers for 50 Years” promotion. more »»

Guardian ad Litem Foundation to host event series

September 18, 2018 The Guardian ad Litem Foundation recently announced its “I am for the child” event series. more »»

San-Cap Optimists Club to hold Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest

September 18, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Optimists Club will host its Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest in Novembe. more »»

Business

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 »»

West Wind Inn celebrates 50 years with free vacations

September 18, 2018 At the start of the year, the West Wind Inn on Sanibel launched a year-long celebration of its 50 years of hospitality with the “50 Cheers for 50 Years” promotion. more »»

Guardian ad Litem Foundation to host event series

September 18, 2018 The Guardian ad Litem Foundation recently announced its “I am for the child” event series. more »»

San-Cap Optimists Club to hold Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest

September 18, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Optimists Club will host its Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest in Novembe. 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

This is our burning water moment

September 12, 2018 In 1969 a river caught on fire. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Ohio had finally had enough. Enough industrial pollution from decades of discharges that the river started burning. more »»

Building new schools or maintaining existing schools should not be an either-or proposition

September 12, 2018 In 2002, Florida voters approved what sounded like a great thing for children. more »»

Faces on Faith: Persons of integrity

September 12, 2018 Recently as I was driving down Summerlin Road I found myself following a large tanker truck. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary reinstates Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust fundraiser

September 12, 2018 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President, John Danner, has used our Rotary International President, Barry Rassin’s motto “Be the Inspiration” to open our Friday morning meetings each week by featuring his... more »»

On the Water: Temporary closure for snook and redfish

September 12, 2018 Reports were improved over the past week as steady easterly breezes appear to be pushing red tide toxins into the Gulf and away from our islands. more »»

Letters to the Editor

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 »»

Keep pressure on politicians

September 6, 2018 To the editor: Thank you for printing in the Aug. more »»

No more produce from SWFL

September 6, 2018 To the editor: Well my family has stopped buying vegetables and fruits from Southwest Florida. Lake Okeechobee is killing wildlife and ocean life near our favorite vacation place, Sanibel Island. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Meet-ups resume for Ocean Tribe Paddlers

September 18, 2018 The Ocean Tribe Paddlers' monthly meet-ups have been on hiatus for the past few months, but will return on Oct. 9 with a group paddle along the San Carlos Bay. more »»

Sanibel Island Golf Club now offers senior memberships

September 18, 2018 The Sanibel Island Golf Club has released its 2019 membership offerings, which include a senior membership for the first time for players ages 80 and over. more »»

Safe seafood: Properly vetted products fine

September 17, 2018 Red tide, blue-green algae, fish kills in the thousands. What is happening in Southwest Florida waters has taken a toll on the region’s tourism, economy and ecosystem. more »»

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