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CASI hosts Kick-Off Breakfast Nov. 19

January 28, 2015 Over 100 people greeted City Manager Judie Zimomra, her staff and Vice Mayor Doug Congress and Councilman Jim Jennings at CASI's (The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc. more »»

 
 
 

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CASI hosts Kick-Off Breakfast Nov. 19

January 28, 2015 Over 100 people greeted City Manager Judie Zimomra, her staff and Vice Mayor Doug Congress and Councilman Jim Jennings at CASI's (The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc. more »»

Liking lectures

January 28, 2015 The heart of paradise is its beaches, its wildlife and natural beauty, the intoxicating salted and fresh air. more »»

Festival organizers, islands brace for annual shell-a-bration

January 28, 2015 Organizers of Sanibel’s largest public event are gearing up for the surge of shell enthusiasts in Marc. more »»

Island teen flying high with drone art

January 28, 2015 Mat Jankauskas is flying high. Literally and figuratively. The Sanibel teen is gaining recognition for his so-called drone art, photo images he captures using a camera affixed to a drone. more »»

Fly fishing picking up popularity on Sanibel

January 28, 2015 It’s a well-known fact that Sanibel and Captiva Islands have many attractions, such as its beaches, natural preservation and endless bike trail. more »»

News from around the region

Songs with heart

January 30, 2015 Those looking for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift may find it with the Cape Chorale. The local singing organization is currently taking reservations for its annual Singing Valentines. On Feb. more »»

Mayor jabs manager over employee reclassifications

January 29, 2015 Monday’s City Council meeting includes a followup discussion of the city’s classification and total compensation study that has been ongoing for more than 14 months and little else. more »»

Bimini ‘charette’ bandies ideas

January 29, 2015 Imagine walking along the boardwalk with lush greenscapes toward an expanded Four Freedoms Park, being able to shop and eat at a multitude of shops before catching a concert at the outdoor... more »»

Taxpayers beware: IRS shares filing scams

January 29, 2015 With tax filing season in full swing, authorities are reminding the public to be on the lookout for scammers and offering up some tips to help keep them from becoming a victim. more »»

CCPD ‘Do the Right Thing’ honorees for January named

January 29, 2015 The latest Cape Coral Police Department “Do The Right Thing” ceremony for January 2015 was held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in City Council Chambe. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Liking lectures

January 28, 2015 The heart of paradise is its beaches, its wildlife and natural beauty, the intoxicating salted and fresh air. more »»

Island teen flying high with drone art

January 28, 2015 Mat Jankauskas is flying high. Literally and figuratively. The Sanibel teen is gaining recognition for his so-called drone art, photo images he captures using a camera affixed to a drone. more »»

Captiva exhibit features island artists

January 28, 2015 Four of the top artists from the islands displayed artwork featuring differing styles, mediums and subject matter, at the opening of the Captiva Eclectic Art Show Thursday night (Jan. 15). more »»

New takeout service on the horizon

January 28, 2015 An island entrepreneur with a web-based travel business in February will add a new take on food service. Jason McKee next month will launch Sanibel2Go. more »»

Sanibel women talk of early island days

January 28, 2015 There was a flow of history coming out of the Sanibel Community House Friday, Jan. 16, as a trio of Sanibel women talked of the earlier days of living on the island. more »»

Business

CASI hosts Kick-Off Breakfast Nov. 19

January 28, 2015 Over 100 people greeted City Manager Judie Zimomra, her staff and Vice Mayor Doug Congress and Councilman Jim Jennings at CASI's (The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc. more »»

American Business Women’s Association - Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter offers Impact Scholarships

January 28, 2015 The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Sanibel-Captiva Charter Chapter is accepting applications for two women’s scholarships for 2015 funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education... more »»

Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter Mary Bondurant chosen ABWA 2015 Council Woman of the Year

January 28, 2015 Mary Bondurant was recently chosen as the 2015 Council Woman of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association SW Florida Council. more »»

Chuck Bergstrom re-joins RE/MAX of the Islands

January 28, 2015 RE/MAX of the Islands is very proud to announce island resident and Realtor® Chuck Bergstrom has re-joined their company. He was formerly affiliated with RE/MAX, left briefly, and recently return. more »»

Tennis tourney at Sundial welcomes renovations

January 28, 2015 A charity tennis event at a popular island resort is scheduled for Feb. 6. Sundial’s Tennis Showcase features ATP Tour professional and Naples native Jesse Witten. more »»

Obituaries

Calvin Lee McIntosh

January 28, 2015 Cal was born in Leesburg, VA on February 12, 1950. He was always proud of his country boy upbringing. more »»

Juanita Jane Johnson

January 20, 2015 Juanita Jane Johnson, 85 of Indianapolis passed away on January 17, 2015. Transfer arrangements have been entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.Harvey-Engelhardt. more »»

Ferenc Bankuti

January 19, 2015 Ferenc Bankuti, 88 of Fort Myers passed away on January 17, 2015. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.Harvey-Engelhardt. more »»

Angela C. "Lee" Groetsch

January 19, 2015 Angela C. "Lee" Groetsch, 91, of Cape May, NJ and Sanibel Island, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon in the comfort of her home in Cape May. more »»

Edwin Woodward Allen

January 13, 2015 Edwin Woodward Allen, 88 of Fort Myers died January 12, 2015. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave a condolence. more »»

Local Columns

Guest Column: Sandy and Dave’s tech toys

January 28, 2015 Recently Dave and I joined more than 160,000 people from 140 countries for the annual Consumer Electronics Show  (CES) in Las Vegas. more »»

Faces on Faith: Paying it forward

January 28, 2015 Two quotes have recently captured my attention, continue to bounce around in my reflections, and challenge me to better living. more »»

At the Library: Music, lectures, book signings top the calendar

January 28, 2015 Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns, a series of artist talks, music, independent and foreign films, lectures, author presentations and book signings are well underwa. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Prickly Pear (Opuntia cochinellifera)

January 28, 2015 First impression: Christmas cactus-like blooms in reddish pink. These bright blossoms cover the multitudes of paddle shaped light green pads. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Tips for finding the right school

January 21, 2015 To the editor: If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options. more »»

Kindness on Periwinkle Way

January 14, 2015 To the editor: Traffic is getting heavy, and the heaviest lines on Periwinkle are coming. It is a time to turn in towards the wisdom we all know about KINDNESS. more »»

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

January 14, 2015 To the editor: The most popular thing on the entire statewide ballot in 2014 -- more popular than any candidate or issue -- was the Land Acquisition Amendment to our state Constitution. more »»

COTI story read more like PR than reporting

January 7, 2015 To the editor: The Dec. 3 issue of The Island Reporter featured an article on the Committee of the Islands (COTI). The reporter, Brian Wierima, has many quotes from COTI official. more »»

A card of thanks

January 7, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following businesses for donating exceptional dining certificates to our annual Island Temptations raffle and drawing held recently. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Fly fishing picking up popularity on Sanibel

January 28, 2015 It’s a well-known fact that Sanibel and Captiva Islands have many attractions, such as its beaches, natural preservation and endless bike trail. more »»

Sanibel Baseball Academy helping push the sport on the island to greater heights

January 28, 2015 Since the 2012 youth baseball season, the Sanibel U-8, U-9 and U-12 baseball teams have been climbing the ladder of success, while the program is starting to make a name for itself in the state of... more »»

Sanibel 8-ball pool league results

January 28, 2015 In the battle for second place in the League standings, Sandycappers put together a 10-6 win over Sanibel Café and moved six games ahead of the Café guys. more »»

SGIC plays Member-Member Tournament

January 28, 2015 On Saturday Jan. 17, the SIGC men played a Member-Member tournament. Names were drawn out of a hat to choose partners. more »»

‘Paint the Ice Night’ at the Everblades’ Hockey Game Jan. 30

January 28, 2015 The Florida Everglades will be hosting an event Friday, Jan. 30th for “Paint the Ice Night” at 7 p.m. versus the Greenville Road Warriors at Germain Arena. Tickets are $18.25 for adults or childre. more »»

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