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Zonta presents 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

May 23, 2019 On May 1, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva honored Abigail Fletcher with the 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award, which recognizes superior leadership skills and a commitment to public servic. more »»

 
 
 

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Zonta presents 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

May 23, 2019 On May 1, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva honored Abigail Fletcher with the 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award, which recognizes superior leadership skills and a commitment to public servic. more »»

Donations needed for upcoming Trash & Treasures Sale

May 23, 2019 The Island Seniors at the Center 4 Life is seeking donations from the public for its annual Trash & Treasures Sale, which is scheduled for Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center on Sanibel. more »»

Ocean Tribe Paddlers to explore Bowman's mangroves

May 23, 2019 Ocean Tribe Paddlers, which is affiliated with the Sanibel Sea School, hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. more »»

F.I.S.H. to co-host Home Health Networking Meeting

May 23, 2019 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and Jayme Hodges, director of Behavioral Health for the Lee Health System, will host a Home Health Networking Meeting on June 6 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Kingfisher donates to SCCF

May 23, 2019 Jeff and Phaidra McDermott, of Kingfisher Vacations and Real Estate, recently held an employee and Realtor appreciation party at George & Wendy's Seafood Grill. more »»

News from around the region

School bus safety options discussed

May 22, 2019 With the tragic death of an 8-year-old Cape Coral girl in a school bus stop accident fresh on people’s minds, Cape Coral City Council on Monday listened to the city’s police chief and traffic... more »»

Council hears from China trip protestors

May 22, 2019 Just one week after Cape Coral City Council narrowly approved a taxpayer-funded trip to China for a city delegation of five, residents took to the podium Monday to express their displeasure. more »»

Yard Dog Charlie to host annual Memorial Day BBQ and canned food drive

May 22, 2019 Yard Dog Charlie will host his 11th annual Pine Island All American Memorial Day BBQ picnic and canned food drive at Woody's Waterside on Memorial Day, Monday May 27. more »»

NFMAA nurse named School District’s best

May 22, 2019 Gwen Boyd, nurse at North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, has been named Lee County Public Schools Nurse of the Year for her “priceless” service to students and staff. more »»

‘Lee TeleHealth’ virtual care service available

May 22, 2019 Lee County patients will no longer need to leave home when suffering from a minor injury or sicknes. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Refuge artist program features free pop-up studios, art journal walks

May 22, 2019 Working from his studio at Blind Pass on Sanibel, wildlife artist Ed Anderson, from Boise, Idaho, is conducting an eight-week artist “in residence” educational program at the J.N. more »»

Earth Day contest winners announced

May 22, 2019 The celebration and presentation of awards for the Earth Day song, poem and coloring contests took place on May 10 at The Sanibel School, where four of the five winners are students. more »»

Free summer programs at refuge to begin in June

May 22, 2019 Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks and nature crafts will highlight the free summer programs running June 5 through Aug. 3 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel Recreation Center registering youth for Fun Days

May 22, 2019 Registration is open for Half Day Fun Days on May 28-30 from noon to 5:30 p.m. and a Full Day Fun Day on May 31 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. more »»

Sanibel artist to host Artist Talk at Alliance for the Arts

May 22, 2019 One might ask, what does Aretha Franklin have in common with Ruth Bader Ginsberg or Georgia O'Keeffe or possibly Angelina Jolie. more »»

Business

Zonta presents 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

May 23, 2019 On May 1, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva honored Abigail Fletcher with the 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award, which recognizes superior leadership skills and a commitment to public servic. more »»

Donations needed for upcoming Trash & Treasures Sale

May 23, 2019 The Island Seniors at the Center 4 Life is seeking donations from the public for its annual Trash & Treasures Sale, which is scheduled for Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center on Sanibel. more »»

Ocean Tribe Paddlers to explore Bowman's mangroves

May 23, 2019 Ocean Tribe Paddlers, which is affiliated with the Sanibel Sea School, hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. more »»

F.I.S.H. to co-host Home Health Networking Meeting

May 23, 2019 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and Jayme Hodges, director of Behavioral Health for the Lee Health System, will host a Home Health Networking Meeting on June 6 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Kingfisher donates to SCCF

May 23, 2019 Jeff and Phaidra McDermott, of Kingfisher Vacations and Real Estate, recently held an employee and Realtor appreciation party at George & Wendy's Seafood Grill. more »»

Obituaries

James Michael Griffith

May 7, 2019 James Michael Griffith ("Jim") of Sanibel, Florida, passed away on April 26, 2019 in his home. He was 83 years old. more »»

James Michael Griffith

April 26, 2019 James Michael Griffith, 83, of Sanibel, FL passed April 26, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

James Lawlor

April 22, 2019 James Lawlor, 75, of Sanibel, passed away on April 13, 2019. more »»

Louise Malia Johnson

April 18, 2019 Louise Malia Johnson, a longtime resident and environmental activist on Sanibel, died in November after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. more »»

Richard (Dick) H Hulit

April 12, 2019 Fort Myers, FL - Richard (Dick) H. Hulit, 87, died Sunday, April 7th at his home in Shell Point Fort Myers F. more »»

Local Columns

SCCF decries signing of 'Toll Roads to Nowhere' bill

May 23, 2019 On May 17, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law SB 7068 — Mid State Toll Expressways. more »»

The Rooney roundtable — a view from the outside

May 23, 2019 The roundtable convened by Rep. Francis Rooney with federal, state and local officials about the public health consequences of harmful algae blooms (HABs) left many scratching their heads. more »»

Season's end: Status update on water quality initiatives

May 21, 2019 As the tourist and Florida legislative seasons end, there are reasons for optimism relative to some of the recent initiatives to improve the quality of the water that surrounds the J.N. more »»

Safe at Sea: Top 10 reasons to schedule a vessel safety check

May 21, 2019 America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva offers vessel safety checks — for free — to boat owners. The program provides boaters the opportunity to have their vessel examined, documenting its safet. more »»

Faces on Faith: Rickets, airstrikes and ceramic tiles

May 21, 2019 Earlier this month I co-led an interfaith trip to Israel with Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Bat Yam — Temple of the Island. more »»

Letters to the Editor

City ignoring real problems

May 7, 2019 To the editor: A few weeks ago, the Island Reporter ran an article about the city changing all the words in all their manuals, etc., to read chairperson, police person, etc. more »»

City council needs to address traffic

April 23, 2019 To the editor: A lot of us Sanibel residents are waiting for the city council to do something about the Periwinkle Way traffic problems before the next tourist season. more »»

For shame

April 23, 2019 To the editor: Attendance at the Lee County Commissioners' meeting on April 17 was record breaking and described as a “painful” day. more »»

Thank you for the support

April 16, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following organizations, businesses and people who contributed to another successful “Sanibel Uncorked” Food and Wine Fest: Bailey's... more »»

Thank you for the support

April 9, 2019 To the editor: The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club held its annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Feb. 9 and raised over $31,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Ocean Tribe Paddlers to explore Bowman's mangroves

May 23, 2019 Ocean Tribe Paddlers, which is affiliated with the Sanibel Sea School, hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. more »»

Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel, Captiva

May 22, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for the islands. more »»

Fishing tourney benefits SCCF, Captains for Clean Water

May 22, 2019 The R.S. Walsh Landscaping team held its 5th Annual Sanibel Causeway Fishing Tournament on May 4, with approximately 100 employees and family members attending the event. more »»

Billy's recognizes staff, their years of service

May 22, 2019 Billy's Rentals and Billy's Bike Shop on Sanibel recently held an employee appreciation dinner. more »»

FWC: Statistics show safe boating saves lives

May 22, 2019 With National Safe Boating week and the release of the 2018 Boating Accident Statistical Report, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission encourages boaters to focus on simple, effectiv... more »»

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