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Registrations still being taken for array of summer programming

May 25, 2018 For families looking for something for their children to do over the summer, the city of Sanibel and some island organizations still have openings available for a variety of programs and camps. more »»

 
 
 

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Registrations still being taken for array of summer programming

May 25, 2018 For families looking for something for their children to do over the summer, the city of Sanibel and some island organizations still have openings available for a variety of programs and camps. more »»

Commission denies permit for rental carts

May 25, 2018 The Sanibel Planning Commission denied a conditional use permit tied to a proposed low-speed vehicle rental business at its recent meeting, as well as approved a variance for a boat dock and lift. more »»

'Ding' Darling announces closing of Bailey Tract for restoration project

May 25, 2018 The J.N “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will close the Bailey Tract for four to six weeks starting on June . more »»

A+ boating skills for sixth-graders at The Sanibel School

May 25, 2018 Living on an island makes life quite unique, so it is no surprise that going to an island school makes school even more interesting. more »»

City of Sanibel welcomes onboard two interns for the summer

May 24, 2018 The city of Sanibel welcomes summer interns Sydney Hummel and Connor Tomlinson. more »»

News from around the region

Junior golf association expresses interest in old golf course acreage

May 25, 2018 New developments in the purchase of the old Cape Coral Golf Club acreage by the city of Cape Coral could involve some help from private entities. more »»

Lee County operations prepared for anticipated rain event

May 25, 2018 Lee County’s Emergency Management, Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation are monitoring Subtropical Storm Alberto and the rain expected this holiday weekend. more »»

Heavy traffic expected for Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 2018 Memorial Day is viewed by many to be the unofficial start of summer, with the long weekend giving way to many traveling across the country. more »»

Cape eyes November tax referendum

May 25, 2018 Cape Coral residents may get an opportunity this fall to decide whether they would like to pay a little more in property taxes to fund parks and recreation projects. more »»

Hurricane Irma’s still having lasting affects with spread of parvovirus in SWFL

May 25, 2018 Even as Southwest Florida starts its 2018 Hurricane Season, last year’s storm event of Hurricane Irma is still having a residual effect on the area’s dog population – specifically the puppies. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Registrations still being taken for array of summer programming

May 25, 2018 For families looking for something for their children to do over the summer, the city of Sanibel and some island organizations still have openings available for a variety of programs and camps. more »»

Library to host Kick-Off Party for summer reading program

May 23, 2018 Teens, children and little ones are invited to stop by the Sanibel Public Library this weekend to celebrate the start of the annual summer reading program and sign up for i. more »»

Love Boat Ice Cream to provide sweet finish to monthly potlucks

May 23, 2018 A local handmade dessert is the topic of the last Community Potluck at The Community House. more »»

Prizes up for grabs in Book Bingo for Adults

May 23, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library is set to kick off its summer reading program for adults, with participants having the opportunity to win free books, a canvas tote and even a tablet. more »»

Youth Bike Safety Course, Rodeo canceled

May 23, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported today that the Youth Bike Safety Course and Rodeo, which was rescheduled for May 24 from May 17, has been canceled. more »»

Business

Registrations still being taken for array of summer programming

May 25, 2018 For families looking for something for their children to do over the summer, the city of Sanibel and some island organizations still have openings available for a variety of programs and camps. more »»

Commission denies permit for rental carts

May 25, 2018 The Sanibel Planning Commission denied a conditional use permit tied to a proposed low-speed vehicle rental business at its recent meeting, as well as approved a variance for a boat dock and lift. more »»

'Ding' Darling announces closing of Bailey Tract for restoration project

May 25, 2018 The J.N “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will close the Bailey Tract for four to six weeks starting on June . more »»

A+ boating skills for sixth-graders at The Sanibel School

May 25, 2018 Living on an island makes life quite unique, so it is no surprise that going to an island school makes school even more interesting. more »»

City of Sanibel welcomes onboard two interns for the summer

May 24, 2018 The city of Sanibel welcomes summer interns Sydney Hummel and Connor Tomlinson. more »»

Obituaries

Susan Spector

March 27, 2018 Susan Spector, age 68, of Pittsford, NY, and Sanibel passed on March 25, 2018. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremations Services are handling the arrangements. more »»

Timothy Hays Vollmer

March 16, 2018 On Thursday, March 2, 2018 Tim Vollmer of Baltimore, formerly of Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Joan Elizabeth Karsten

March 8, 2018 Joan Elizabeth (nee Hesse) Karsten. We are honored to share the life of our incredible mother, Joan. more »»

Dr Richard "Dick" J Schilling

March 5, 2018 Dr. Richard "Dick" J. Schilling, 90, a humble servant of Jesus Christ and a dear, dear friend to many, went home to be with his Lord, family by his side, on February 26, 201. more »»

Marilyn Adams West

March 1, 2018 Marilyn Adams West was born in Miami, Florida on June 8, 1935 and died in Memphis, TN on February 27, 2018 after a long illness. She was the daughter of Joseph Henry and Louise Knight Adams. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: 37 students take part in annual Rotary Four-Way Test Essay

May 23, 2018 Just had a great meeting last Friday morning. It was remarkably inspiring. more »»

Commission should reject 'low speed vehicles' application for multiple reasons

May 23, 2018 The May 22 meeting of the Sanibel Planning Commission is scheduled to include consideration of an application for a conditional use permit to allow the establishment on Sanibel of a business that... more »»

Safe at Sea: The perfect ditch bag

May 23, 2018 (Editor’s Note: This is part III in a three-part series for the column. Part I ran in the May 9, 2018, issue and Part II ran in the May 16, 2018 issue of the Island Reporte. more »»

Faces on Faith: Ageless body and timeless mind

May 23, 2018 Deepak Chopra’s book “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind,” published in l993, offers the quantum alternative to growing old. Chopra is an M.D. more »»

Shell Shocked: Oh, Sanibel, My Sanibel!

May 23, 2018 Do you think it’s easy being a snowbird? As I write this it’s Sunday, May 13th (Happy Mother’s Day) and it’s 52 degrees and raining in my northern outpost. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Bailey Tract facts

May 23, 2018 To the editor: Although I have not followed the issues closely, and I have had no input into refuge planning for over 28 years, I did catch the letters to the editor in the May 9, 2018, edition of... more »»

Sales tax increase bad alternative

May 16, 2018 To the editor: The proposed half-cent sales tax increase, to aid Lee County schools, discussed in the May 8 edition, is a bad alternative. A sales tax is a retrogressive tax. more »»

Sustainability

May 16, 2018 To the editor: For the past few weeks, I’ve been reading articles and letters concerning the work in progress at the Bailey tract, and it got me to thinking about sustainability in general. more »»

Opposed to rezoning near Shell Point

May 9, 2018 To the editor: I am writing to let you know about a potential real estate development in the South Fort Myers area. more »»

Thank you for the support

May 9, 2018 To the editor: The Dunes Women’s Golf Association held our annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, and raised $25,000-plus for the Breast Cancer Research Foundatio. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registrations still being taken for array of summer programming

May 25, 2018 For families looking for something for their children to do over the summer, the city of Sanibel and some island organizations still have openings available for a variety of programs and camps. more »»

Sanibel All-Stars prevail in annual 'Duel of the Islands'

May 23, 2018 The Greater Pine Island Little League held its 7th annual “Duel of the Islands” on May 20, pitting the Sanibel All-Stars against the Pine Island All-Stars. more »»

Youth Bike Safety Course, Rodeo canceled

May 23, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported today that the Youth Bike Safety Course and Rodeo, which was rescheduled for May 24 from May 17, has been canceled. more »»

Sanibel team wins SW Florida CISMA Non-Native Fish tourney

May 23, 2018 On May 5, an all-Sanibel team composed of three 8-year-olds and an adult won the SW Florida CISMA Non-Native Fish Roundup after weighing in with nearly 50 pounds of invasive fis. more »»

Adults, youth take part in Annual Fishin' With A Mission at South Seas

May 23, 2018 Saint Michael Lutheran School held its 5th Annual Fishin' With A Mission tournament on May 19 at the South Seas Island Resort. more »»

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