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Sanibel offers an array of activities for the Fourth of July

June 29, 2016 Sanibel will celebrate its 26th annual Independence Day parade on Monday, July 4th. A slew of family-oriented activities will be offered in honor of the holiday. Celebrations begin as early as 7 a.. more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel offers an array of activities for the Fourth of July

June 29, 2016 Sanibel will celebrate its 26th annual Independence Day parade on Monday, July 4th. A slew of family-oriented activities will be offered in honor of the holiday. Celebrations begin as early as 7 a.. more »»

Much Independence Day fun to be had on Captiva

June 29, 2016 South Seas Island Resort has limited occupancy for their annual 4th of July weekend, which is slam packed with activities for the family to enjoy. more »»

Successful prescribed burn at Bailey Tract

June 29, 2016 J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge had optimal conditions last week for a prescribed burn at Bailey Tract making it a very successful 120 acre burn. more »»

Shell Museum, CROW and Sundial featured on GMA

June 29, 2016 As the sun began to rise June 20, staff from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife gathered at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa for a live taping of... more »»

Water quality subject of summit

June 29, 2016 City leaders and experts came from both sides of Lake Okeechobee to discuss a subject that has started to have a negative impact on water quality and tourism. more »»

News from around the region

CCPD detective resigns

June 29, 2016 A long-tenured Cape Coral police detective has resigned after officials say the department discovered he did not disclose he was under investigation for an alleged sexual battery when he applied for... more »»

CCPD town hall workshop tonight

June 28, 2016 Cape Coral residents have a chance to provide the police chief and his department with their input during an interactive community event set for tonight. more »»

Property valuation up more than 8 percent in the Cape

June 28, 2016 Property tax valuation in Cape Coral has increased by 8. more »»

Boaters urged to keep an eye out for manatees over holiday weekend

June 28, 2016 As boaters prepare for the long holiday weekend, one group asks that they keep manatees in mind. more »»

Babcock breaks ground for Founders Square

June 28, 2016 The glasses weren't rose-tinted but the town square viewed through virtual reality goggles was cast with a distinct visionary blush: A large lakeside park with lush lawns, dock, boardwalk and band... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘Lily Rocks’ party celebrates 10-year anniversary

June 22, 2016 A large white tent will be erected this weekend in the parking lot of Lily & C. more »»

Young surfer uses inspiration of ocean for his artwork

June 15, 2016 A manager of Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream grew up on Sanibel, witnessing the pure beauty of the island, while living in the Bailey Homestead. “It was quite the experience. more »»

‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ production to hit stage at Herb Strauss Theater

June 1, 2016 Approximately 30 youth will be featured in the upcoming Creative Theater Workshop’s production of “Little Mermaid Jr.” at BiG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. more »»

Rauschenberg Residency artists share their experience

June 1, 2016 Artists, designers, activists and scientists gathered at the Rauschenberg Residency from April 25 to May 26 creating pieces of artwork that focused on climate change through “Rising Waters II. more »»

Sanibel School students to put on classic production

June 1, 2016 The Sanibel School will continue its “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” production this Thursday and Friday featuring 34 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students for their final production of the year. more »»

Business

Island Pizza gives back to the community

June 29, 2016 It might not seem hard managing a small-town pizzeria, but Darien Arnum, general manager of Island Pizza, also has to commit most of his time to making pizzas and dealing with finances and marketin. more »»

Two Sanibel Island businesses receive certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor for a third year

June 22, 2016 Billy Kirkland, owner of Billy’s Bike Rentals and Segway of Sanibel, moved to Sanibel in 1985 and has never left. more »»

New geriatric care company offers options for individuals in Lee County

June 22, 2016 Jewelyn Sims, owner and founder of Sunshine Aging Care Solutions, began her own geriatric care company in Lee County this month. more »»

Bennett’s now serving cold-brew

June 8, 2016 Bennett’s Fresh Roast has added a new coffee beverage to its menu that is designed to please the younger generation and people who want to beat the hea. more »»

Love that Dress Collection Party to be held at SS Hookers

June 1, 2016 The official Sanibel/Captiva Collection Party, which is being held for the eighth annual Love that Dress event, will be held at SS Hookers, just before the Sanibel causeway, Wednesday, June 15. more »»

Obituaries

Richard (Dick) Croft Kennedy

June 29, 2016 Richard (Dick) Croft Kennedy had the courage to choose his life, and his death, in the place he loved the most: on Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro, Maine after a week surrounded by three generations... more »»

Kenneth James Kelly

June 15, 2016 Kenneth James Kelly, age 76, of North Fort Myers and Easton, CT., passed away at home on 06/12/16. He was born May 19, 1940 in Yonkers, N.Y., son of Frank A. and Mary A. Kelly. more »»

Dale Eugene Armstrong

May 24, 2016 Dale Eugene Armstrong, Born June 15, 1927, in Windfall, Indiana, died May 12, 2016, Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Suzanne Lurie

May 23, 2016 Suzanne Lurie, 74, of Sanibel passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, www.fortmyersmemorial. more »»

Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle

April 8, 2016 Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle, journalist, poet, and World War II veteran, 95, died peacefully at her home in Los Altos, CA, on April 3, 2016, in the company of her younger daughter, Frances Dorsett... more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: A week of mixed action out on the water

June 29, 2016 As we closed out spring and move into summer, a variety of fish were caught both inshore and off. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians are good story-tellers - and great community neighbors

June 29, 2016 And so it goes. Anyone who has attended one of our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meetings knows the drill. The morning rituals begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and go straight downhill from there. more »»

Faces on Faith: An antidote for what ails us

June 29, 2016 It is easy to be discouraged. more »»

The strangler fig is the breadbasket of wild foods for wildlife on the islands

June 29, 2016 Considered by many botanists as one of the most fascinating plants on earth, the strangler fig is also one of the most important plants in Southwest Florid. more »»

Snowberry is a garden must-have

June 29, 2016 Plant Subject: Snowberry (Chiococca alba) First impression: Delicate creamy white to pastel yellow draping bell shaped flowers, which are breathtaking, and grouped in cascading clusters that are... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Criticism based on inaccurate information it is unfair and out of place

June 29, 2016 To the editor: There were a number of inaccuracies in a letter by Gary Taibbi in the June 22 edition of the Island Reporter that I would like to address so that readers are not misled. First, Mr. more »»

A sure bet

June 29, 2016 To the editor: We can certainly agree there aren't too many sure bets these days. For example, view our local political scene. more »»

Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buying

June 22, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. more »»

Onward and upward?

June 22, 2016 To the editor: I marvel to see our very own proclaimed local resident, Chauncey Goss, Sanibel City Councilman elected March 2015 — March 2019, is now running for the anticipated upcoming vacancy in... more »»

Civic and Cultural Core project is very much needs

June 22, 2016 To the editor: We have owned a home on Sanibel for 19 years and have been on the Island for 35 years. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: A week of mixed action out on the water

June 29, 2016 As we closed out spring and move into summer, a variety of fish were caught both inshore and off. more »»

Adult Basketball League kicked off last week

June 29, 2016 The City of Sanibel Recreation Center began a 3 on 3 adult basketball league, with the first games held Thursday, June 23. more »»

On the Water: Tough week of fishing

June 22, 2016 Last week wasn’t very kind to anglers or boaters. more »»

On the Water: It’s a good month to fish or for boating in general

June 15, 2016 This is the month summer settles in, bringing hot, humid days, and afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

On the Water: Fishing the full moon tides brings success

June 1, 2016 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the weekend. more »»

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