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Osprey platforms being replaced in time for nesting season

October 23, 2019 Volunteers with The International Osprey Foundation recently began the task of repairing osprey platforms on the islands in preparation for another nesting season beginning in January. more »»

 
 
 

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Osprey platforms being replaced in time for nesting season

October 23, 2019 Volunteers with The International Osprey Foundation recently began the task of repairing osprey platforms on the islands in preparation for another nesting season beginning in January. more »»

Race 4 F.I.S.H. still accepting registrations

October 23, 2019 Registration remains open for the 11th annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. set for this weekend. The annual event to benefit F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will be held on Oct. 26 at 7:30 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Blues, Jazz Fest in need of volunteers

October 23, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is in need of volunteers to assist with the 4th annual Sanibel Blues and Jazz Fest, set for Nov. 2 from noon to 7 p.m. more »»

Lions Club to host Feather Bingo for Charity

October 23, 2019 The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club will host the 32nd Annual Feather Bingo for Charity on Nov. 6 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

Farewell, Sanibel

October 23, 2019 (Editor's note: This article was originally published by reporting nonprofit The Marjorie at www.themarjorie. more »»

News from around the region

'All I heard was a train whistle'

October 22, 2019 The buzz of their home alarm was the first sound Cape residents Frank and Mary Ann Casida heard Saturday morning. more »»

Lois Welsh receives District 5 appointment

October 22, 2019 Cape Coral City Council District 5 applicant Lois Welsh got ringing endorsements through letters of recommendation, from supporters speaking directly to Council and from Council members themselves... more »»

Lois Welsh receives District 5 appointment

October 22, 2019 Cape Coral City Council District 5 applicant Lois Welsh got ringing endorsements through letters of recommendation, from supporters speaking directly to Council and from Council members themselves... more »»

Storm doesn’t stop the fun at Oktoberfest

October 22, 2019 When Tom Isham arrived at the German-American Social Club early Saturday morning to prepare for the second day of Oktoberfest, he saw what looked like a war zone. more »»

Freed turtles now part of SCCF monitoring program

October 22, 2019 State wildlife officials freed nearly 300 turtles on Sanibel Island recently as the result of a historic turtle trafficking bust announced last week. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Refuge to celebrate opening of Clyde Butcher exhibition

October 23, 2019 The public is invited to the free kick-off celebration of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge 75th Anniversary Clyde Butcher Photographic Exhibition on Nov. 13 starting at 9 a.m. more »»

Veterans Day Essay Contest open to island youth

October 23, 2019 The city of Sanibel Recreation Department and the Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will host a Veterans Day Essay Contest for island youths in grades 4-8. more »»

Holiday Nights to open at Edison, Ford Winter Estates

October 23, 2019 Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will kick off the 44th Holiday Nights celebration with the annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 29 at 6 p.. more »»

Lee Health announces calendar contest winners

October 23, 2019 Lee Health Arts in Healthcare program recently announced the winners of the annual Lee Health Art by the DisABLEd Calendar Contest for 202. more »»

Call for artists

October 23, 2019 Artists are being accepted for the 23rd annual Estero Fine Art Show, which is set for Jan. 4-5 at the JetBlue Park, at 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myer. more »»

Business

Public warned of tech device activation scams

October 23, 2019 Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is warning Floridians of a new scheme where scam artists charge activation fees for tech devices that are free to set u. more »»

Lee Health announces Lee Physician Group Urology

October 23, 2019 Lee Health’s newest service line, Lee Physician Group Urology, recently began seeing patients across four locations in Lee County. more »»

Pfeifer Realty Group presents top producers for month

October 23, 2019 Pfeifer Realty Group recently named its top producers for the month of September. Kelly Huguenin was the top listing associate. more »»

John R. Wood Properties announces top producers for the month

October 23, 2019 John R. Wood Properties announced its top producers for the month of August. Brooks Selby was top listed properties. more »»

Corps taking comments on LOWRP draft agreement

October 23, 2019 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District announced a 30-day public comment period on the Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project. more »»

Obituaries

Martha Jo Siders

October 18, 2019 Martha Jo Siders, 75, of Fort Myers/Sanibel Island, Florida, passed away suddenly on Saturday October 12, 2019. Martha was born and raised in Flint, Michigan by her mother Josephine Heltma. more »»

Derek J. Fell

October 15, 2019 Derek Fell, the acclaimed author of over 100 books dealing with art, gardens, and adventure travel, died at his Bucks County PA home on July 18, 2019, due to complications from colon cance. more »»

Thomas Arthur Rathbone

October 8, 2019 We’ve lost a bright, inquisitive, thoughtful and unique man. Thomas Arthur Rathbone of Captiva Island, Florida, died on Saturday, September 21, 2019, after a 4-month valiant battle with cance. more »»

Marjorie Jane Bauer

October 1, 2019 Marjorie Jane Bauer, 92, of Sanibel, Florida, died September 19, 2019.  Lee County Cremation Services-Fort Myers has been entrusted with her final care. more »»

John “Jack” E Luke D.D.S

September 20, 2019 John “Jack” E. Luke, D.D.S, 91, of Sanibel, FL passed away on September 18, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to Fuller Metz Cremation and Funeral Service. www.fullermetz. more »»

Local Columns

Battle over water, public health returns to Tallahassee

October 22, 2019 After the last prolonged outbreak of red tide and blue-green algae it seemed every politician vowed to “do something. more »»

Lee County Commission passes balanced budget

October 22, 2019 The headlines out of Washington, D.C., are hard to miss. Congress is talking about impeachment, investigations, continuing resolutions and perpetually campaigning. more »»

Blueprint for the upcoming advocacy season

October 22, 2019 The water surrounding the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge looks immeasurably better than it did a year ago. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Refuge staff talks about new 'Ding' exhibit to open

October 22, 2019 Island-wide kick off of social and non-profit fund-raising events are already taking place and there is a boodle of more to come. more »»

Faces on Faith: Freedom's holy light

October 22, 2019 “Long may our land be bright with freedom’s holy ligh. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Stop asking public's view on political issues

October 22, 2019 To the editor: I have enjoyed reading your paper since 1998 and look forward to every word. more »»

Guest Commentary: Upping the ante to protect Southwest Florida

September 11, 2019 Last year’s toxic algae crisis has been rightly crowned a historic turning point for our region. more »»

Restrict only some micro-mobility devices

August 27, 2019 To the editor: I have been a full-time resident on Sanibel for 15 years and like most residents have enjoyed the many attractions of our great city island. more »»

Possible solution to empty storefronts

August 27, 2019 To the editor: Increasingly Sanibel has a problem with a lot of empty storefronts all over the island. more »»

More than mental illness needs addressing

August 20, 2019 To the editor: I agree that mental illness is a huge factor in the gun violence in our country, but on the other hand you have to have a mental problem to want to kill or cause bodily harm to anothe... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Race 4 F.I.S.H. still accepting registrations

October 23, 2019 Registration remains open for the 11th annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. set for this weekend. The annual event to benefit F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will be held on Oct. 26 at 7:30 a.m. more »»

Recreation center to offer Roll Release Recover

October 23, 2019 Registration is open for the Roll Release Recover program at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Discover the full body benefits of self-myofascial release — SMR — using KnotOut rollers. more »»

American Legion

October 22, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Oct. 27: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

October 22, 2019 Paddlers should wear clothing that protects sunburn-susceptible areas such as the back, scalp, neck and ears. Sun damage can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. more »»

Island Calendar

October 22, 2019 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 Family Storytime A program for preschoolers and their caregivers will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 10-23

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings offers 90-minute walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.Cost is $5 per person, plus tax; check in at the front office.Reservations required at 239-472-4119. more »


 
 
 
 
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