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Noah’s Ark to host annual Christmas open house with Santa

November 14, 2019 Noah’s Ark, the island thrift shop at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, will redecorate for Christmas and hold its second annual Christmas open house on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Noah’s Ark to host annual Christmas open house with Santa

November 14, 2019 Noah’s Ark, the island thrift shop at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, will redecorate for Christmas and hold its second annual Christmas open house on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

BIG ARTS committee shares passion for art with island

November 14, 2019 BIG ARTS was founded by a small group of artists who wanted to share their love for the arts with the community. more »»

Sanibel beach parking permits go on sale

November 14, 2019 The 2020 Sanibel Beach Parking Permits went on sale on Nov. 4 for Sanibel residents and property owners at the Sanibel Recreation Center; they are no longer sold through the police department. more »»

Island landmark holding membership drive in November

November 14, 2019 It is a familiar sight to anyone traveling down Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

City softball leagues pay tribute to local veterans

November 12, 2019 The Cape Coral 45+ and 50+ softball leagues paid homage to our country's military last week at the Cape Coral Sports Complex in prelude to Veterans Day. more »»

‘Semper Fi’

November 12, 2019 If you are a friend of Capt. John Wesley Gray, you will hear the words “Semper Fi.” It is the Latin phrase for “always faithful” and it is the motto of the U.S. Marine Corp. more »»

Aviation Day 2019 this Saturday at Page Field

November 12, 2019 Aviation Day 2019 will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at Page Field, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free admission and parking. more »»

New mental health services partnership to aid local vets

November 11, 2019 Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday a new partnership between Lee Health and Home Base Southwest Florida that will offer mental health services for veterans and military families at no cost. more »»

Two motorcyclists killed in Glades County crash

November 11, 2019 A Cape Coral man was killed in a two-motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon at Loblolly Bay Road and Altman Lane in Glades County. The other driver also died in the crash. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

BIG ARTS committee shares passion for art with island

November 14, 2019 BIG ARTS was founded by a small group of artists who wanted to share their love for the arts with the community. more »»

SCUCC presents monthly artist on display

November 14, 2019 During November, artwork by Ellen Feingold will be on display in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Youth in need of containers for project

November 14, 2019 The city of Sanibel needs the community's help collecting one-gallon, clear plastic containers — preferably with caps — for an after-school art upcycling project at the Sanibel Recreation Center. more »»

Duo Beaux Arts to perform at Shell Point

November 14, 2019 The Shell Point Retirement Community will continue its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by Duo Beaux Arts on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. more »»

San-Cap Art League to host meeting

November 14, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Art League will hold its monthly meeting on Nov. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Business

TBE, George & Wendy’s co-owner to speak at ABWA meeting

November 14, 2019 The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its monthly luncheon on Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. more »»

Dog licenses go on sale for Sanibel

November 14, 2019 Sanibel dog licenses went on sale on Nov. 4 at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Sanibel. The cost is $10; proof of current rabies inoculation is required. more »»

Frank's funding fumble

November 14, 2019 We all know someone like “Captain Frank.” A combat engineer and war hero, Frank landed with Gen. Douglas MacArthur on the shores of Korea in September of 1950. more »»

Edison, Ford Winter Estates launch new app

November 14, 2019 The Edison and Ford Winter Estates recently launched a new app for use on the Audio Tour. The app contains commentary for adults and children and also includes historic photos. more »»

Local business giving back

November 13, 2019 Community Housing and Resources hosts a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations, with the location donating a percentage of its daily sales to CHR. more »»

Obituaries

Joseph Hector Letourneau III

November 13, 2019 Joseph Hector Letourneau III, 74, of Sanibel, FL died on November 8, 2019, at Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. more »»

Margaret Belsley Lee

November 12, 2019 Surrounded by her loving family, Margie completed this part of life on Saturday, November 2. more »»

John N Kramer Jr

November 5, 2019 From small town Wisconsin to a citizen of the world, John N Kramer Jr. lived life to the fullest. more »»

George Horning Lowden

November 1, 2019 George Horning Lowden (98) passed away at his home in Fort Myers, FL on October 7, 2019 He had a fabulous life, was greatly loved, and will be missed deeply by all his family and friends. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Guardian ad Litem Foundation helps give childhood back to SWFL youth

November 13, 2019 Imagine if your birthday was just another day — no party, no gifts, no cake, no extra attention. You certainly wouldn’t feel special. more »»

Rotary Happenings: SFWMD chair speaks at Rotary Club meeting

November 13, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club was delighted to have Chauncey Goss, longtime Sanibelian and almost native son, as our guest speaker on Nov. 1. more »»

Faces on Faith: A memory from a wonderful visit

November 13, 2019 Recently I returned to Columbia, Maryland, where I served Temple Isaiah there as its first full-time rabb. more »»

On the Water: Red tide is still present across local waters

November 13, 2019 Again, anglers reported signs of red tide across Pine Island Sound and the Gulf beaches over the past week. Most fish kills reported included small bait fish, mullet and catfish, with a few game fish. more »»

Shell Shocked: Another airline horror story

November 13, 2019 Flying today is not what it used to be. Commercial airlines once offered pleasant flying experiences — food, booze, leg room — and even on time departures. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Not meddling in an election

November 13, 2019 To the editor: I for one do not see what this “Trumped Up” fervor is all about. more »»

Pendergrass would be good choice to follow in Rooney’s footsteps

October 29, 2019 To the editor: As the search begins for a replacement to run for Congressman Francis Rooney’s Congressional seat when he retires next year, it’s important that we choose a person who has demonstrate... more »»

Thank you, Congressman Rooney, for having an open mind

October 29, 2019 To the editor: I heard Rep. Rooney’s remarks that he will consider being open to the impeachment inquiry. I thank him. more »»

How are those 'great' foreign policies working out?

October 29, 2019 To the editor: About six months ago a new Cabinet appointee to the Trump Administration said he was excited to be a part of the team doing so many great things in foreign polic. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel beach parking permits go on sale

November 14, 2019 The 2020 Sanibel Beach Parking Permits went on sale on Nov. 4 for Sanibel residents and property owners at the Sanibel Recreation Center; they are no longer sold through the police department. more »»

On-the-water training now an option with boating course

November 14, 2019 After years of development, America’s Boating Club has redesigned its America’s Boating Course to include a two-hour training session on the water, according to the organization's island chapter. more »»

Club to host morning mangrove paddle

November 14, 2019 The Ocean Tribe Paddling Club hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. The next one will be held on Nov. more »»

Pick-up softball games at Sanibel Recreation Center

November 14, 2019 The Sanibel Recreation Center hosts causal, pick-up softball games on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Ball Fields, weather permitting. more »»

Council hears about courses, red tide signs

November 13, 2019 The Sanibel City Council held first readings for three proposed ordinances, heard the results of the 2018-2019 Report Card for the island's golf courses and learned about a plan to deploy red tide... more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 11-20

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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