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Reflective tape ordered on towers over 75 feet

August 1, 2014 It's going to be a little safer for pilots working close to the ground in mosquito patrols, airlifting medical emergencies and covering the beat in television news. more »»

White plans book tour kick off at Sanibel Doc Ford's

August 1, 2014 Sanibel author Randy Wayne White is releasing his new book "Haunted" on Aug. 19, with early book signings planned at the Sanibel Doc Ford's Aug. 17-18. more »»

Not all islanders happy with dark-sky extension

August 1, 2014 As Sanibel re-configures an important ordinance, one upset resident is telling the city enough is enough. And Karen Storjohann said she is not alone in her frustratio. more »»

Record tourist tax a sign of continued recovery

August 1, 2014 Things are continuing to improve in Lee County, with tourist tax collections up in record numbers from previous years. The so-called bed tax in May was up nearly 17 percent from 2013. more »»

Sanibel volunteer is an "angel" to island groups

July 24, 2014 Fishing pole? Nope. Golf club? Nope. Not enough time for any interest outside of volunteerism for Jerry Edelman. more »»

Fort Myers on track with help of Captiva businessman

July 23, 2014 Downtown Fort Myers is a few square blocks of restored hope. And it's partly because of smart and aggressive people like Rene Mivill. more »»

Love is the focus of Sanibel shell exhibit

July 23, 2014 Romance is at the heart of a new activity at the the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum in Sanibel. A Sailors' Valentine board has been located in the museum lobby. more »»

Charging stations offered to Captiva resort guests

July 23, 2014 Some day they'll be as common as gas pumps. But for at least the next few years, electric charging stations will be few in number. more »»

Lightning strike brings dangers home to beach workers

July 23, 2014 A lightning strike that left one person dead and two injured — one critically — has brought the danger of summer storms home to Fort Myers Beach residents and worker. more »»

Name of pilot in Captiva crash released

July 19, 2014 The pilot who crashed his small plane into the Gulf of Mexico off Upper Captiva Island Wednesday night has been identified as Gregg Howard, 62, of 122 Nina Street N.E., St. Petersburg. more »»

Preliminary results for Captiva crash available in days

July 19, 2014 Federal accident investigators say it will take days to trace the movements of a small plane that ended up in the bay waters near the Salty Approach Airport on North Captiva Island on Wednesday. more »»

Island jeweler celebrates birthday with July 17-19 event

July 16, 2014 A popular island retailer will celebrate its birthday with the introduction of new services and products at its landmark store. Lily & Co. more »»

Sanibel bikers prone to injury are mostly middle aged

July 16, 2014 Better get some practice before heading out on the little black ribbons lacing throughout Sanibel Islan. more »»

Landscaper donates covering to protect defaced trees

July 16, 2014 Ding's had enough. The Sanibel wildlife refuge is covering the work of vandals defacing trees in an isolated trail. more »»

Boater survives long ordeal in dark Gulf waters

July 10, 2014 An inflatable lifejacket and the will to survive are credited with a man surviving a July 9 ordeal miles into Florida's Gulf waters. more »»

Love That Dress benefit slated for July 31 at Coyote Supper Club

July 9, 2014 The last day of the month will be huge for Cindie Barker. more »»

Sanibel teacher stepped outside her circle to foster national program

July 9, 2014 Jaye Boswell doesn't share much about herself. more »»

Bailey-Matthews shell collection crosses into new territory

July 3, 2014 Fifty-eight thousand. That's the magic figure for the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. more »»

Local food pantry struggles to meet summer demand

July 3, 2014 It's one of the cruel circumstances of paradise. Just as the demand for food donations and services for low-income families rises, the availability is sharply down. more »»

Lightning blamed in Thursday condo fire

June 27, 2014 Lightning is the likely cause of a fire Thursday that destroyed two floors of Sanibel condominiums. The four units at the Sunset South complex on Middle Gulf Drive were engulfed at about 10:30 p.m. more »»

 
 

 

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