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High school special program applications due by Feb. 14

February 4, 2014 Parents who wish to enroll their child in a specialized high school program must submit their application to the school hosting the program of interest before Feb. 14. more »»

SFWMD governing board in Lee County on Feb. 13

February 4, 2014 On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be in downtown Fort Myers for their monthly meeting. more »»

Statewide rallies to focus on water quality

January 31, 2014 Communities across Florida have scheduled simultaneous water rallies on Feb. 1 to raise awareness about the work that remains to be done to protect local waterways. more »»

Cold weather brings manatees to Lee County

January 31, 2014 Recent cold fronts have very high numbers of manatees concentrated in warm-water refuges in the Orange River, Mullock Creek, Estero Bay and other inshore areas of Lee County. more »»

Senate votes to stop flood insurance rate hikes

January 31, 2014 The U.S. Senate approved rate-hike relief for millions of homeowners covered by the government's flood insurance program on Jan. 30. By a vote of 67-32, lawmakers approved legislation advanced by Sen. more »»

FBI statistics show Sanibel as fourth safest city in Florida

January 28, 2014 The City of Sanibel has been designated the fourth safest city in Florida. To determine the 10 safest places in Florida, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 2012 crime statistics were evaluated. more »»

CHR board discusses finances and future fundraising

January 28, 2014 The Board of Directors for Sanibel's Community Housing and Resources debated on Jan. 20 whether the non-profit should focus more on development and fundraising in the future. more »»

Flood insurance delay bill moves forward in Senate, 86-13

January 28, 2014 The U.S. Senate voted 86-13 on Monday, Jan. 27 to move forward and debate the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIA) sponsored by U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. more »»

Florida amendment to secure conservation funds makes it to 2014 ballot

January 27, 2014 Voters will decide this fall whether a 20-year-old conservation trust fund should be closed to the Legislature's prying hands. more »»

Spokesman: Radel will resign in wake of guilty plea to cocaine possession

January 27, 2014 MIAMI (AP) - The Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year will resign, his spokesman said Monday, after several GOP leaders requested that he step down. Rep. more »»

Dog licenses available at Sanibel Recreation Center

January 27, 2014 Sanibel dog owners: Be sure to stop by the Recreation Center prior to Friday, Feb. 1 to purchase your 2014 dog license to avoid the $5 late fee. Don't forget to bring proof of your dog's vaccinations. more »»

Senate to consider longer delay in flood insurance hikes

January 24, 2014 Legislation in the U.S. Senate may delay higher flood insurance premiums for coastal communities by up to four years. more »»

City to offer guided vegetation tour this weekend

January 24, 2014 The City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee is offering a guided native vegetation and landscaping tour of City Hall grounds, which have been planted solely with native plants. more »»

New 'Ding' Darling tram parking stop

January 21, 2014 Last week the Refuge began its new seasonal strategy to improve parking at the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center. more »»

Billy's Bikes moves forward with new location

January 21, 2014 An application for a conditional use permit to a new Billy's Bike Rentals location was approved 7-0 by the Sanibel Planning Commission. more »»

Sanibel Planning Commission debates variances

January 21, 2014 Members of the Sanibel Planning Commission addressed a commentary written by the Committee of the Islands on whether the commission is granting too many variances. more »»

'Ding' Darling welcomes biology interns

January 21, 2014 Two new biology interns joined the team effort at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 6. more »»

Community Church to host chronic disease self-management program

January 21, 2014 Lee Memorial Health System’s Lee Health Solutions, in partnership with many local community agencies and supported in part by a grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, is offering... more »»

Sanibel Library celebrates 20 years on island

January 21, 2014 The Sanibel Public Library is celebrating its 20th Anniversary at its current location. There will be music and light refreshments inside the library's lobby on Jan. 23 from 2-4 p.m. more »»

Complimentary health screenings from San-Cap Lions Club

January 21, 2014 The complimentary Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Diabetes, Glaucoma, Hearing and Blood Pressure Screenings will be performed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. more »»



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