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Beer in the Bushes a nice ‘Fun’raiser for SCCF

April 15, 2015 The Fourth Annual “Beer in the Bushes” fundraiser event for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is coming back for another run, featuring some of the area’s top craft beers to go alon... more »»

 
 
 

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Beer in the Bushes a nice ‘Fun’raiser for SCCF

April 15, 2015 The Fourth Annual “Beer in the Bushes” fundraiser event for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is coming back for another run, featuring some of the area’s top craft beers to go alon... more »»

Ruane elected Mayor again, Denham Vice Mayor

April 15, 2015 The Sanibel City Council held its Mayor and Vice Mayor elections in its Tuesday’s (April 7) meeting, with Kevin Ruane taking on another term as Mayor and Mick Denham replacing Doug Congress as the... more »»

Gas station cleanup fuels speculation

April 15, 2015 No word on the corner gas station that opened when fuel was 31 cents. Exactly 50 years later the building at Tarpon Bay and Periwinkle is empty, its repair-shop owner’s lease expired. more »»

Sanibel new residents introduced to city

April 15, 2015 Over 100 new residents of the Sanibel were greeted by members of the City Council and city government to have their questions answered, as they start their new island lives. more »»

Islander’s new project is helping service members

April 15, 2015 Like a character in his books, Dan Perkins is on a mission. more »»

News from around the region

Effort to release dolphin from behind Chiquita Lock fails

April 17, 2015 It’s back to the drawing board for the NOAA Fisheries and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. more »»

Charter revision board formalizes proposed changes

April 17, 2015 If a contemplated charter amendment hits the ballot this year, Cape Coral city council members and the mayor would no longer be compensated according to the number of registered voters per district. more »»

Charter Review Commission to hold off-site meetings

April 17, 2015 The Lee County Charter Review Commission, starting this month, will hold meetings in the various Board of County Commission districts rather than at its typical downtown Fort Myers location. more »»

Earth Day activities abound in Cape Coral

April 17, 2015 An abundance of Earth Day activities are being held throughout Cape Coral starting this weekend and carrying on through next week. Keep Lee County Beautiful Inc. more »»

‘Everyone Has a Story’: Habitat volunteer feted on the Today show

April 17, 2015 Cape Coral resident Harold Elsesser has not been one to brag about his accomplishments, and when he made his appearance Thursday on the “Today” show with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, nothing... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Film will pay tribute to island’s individuality

April 8, 2015 A short film on Captiva will premiere April 13. The five-minute video shown at the South Seas Island Resort details the island’s physical beauty, a handful of its residents, its history. more »»

Annual art show features local work — on clotheslines

March 10, 2015 Much of the work reflects the outdoors. So why not hang the final product in the same place? The popular Sanibel Captiva Art League Clothesline Show is back March 15. more »»

Shell blogger’s photography to complement jewelry collection

March 10, 2015 Shell commerce continues to evolve. Popular Sanibel blogger Pam Rambo will debut her “Shellography Photography” at the Congress Jewelers shop starting March 16. more »»

As hobbies shift, island carving group endures

February 25, 2015 An art exhibit by an island group at the Sanibel library ends this month. more »»

Write turn

February 25, 2015 Small in geography and population, Sanibel Island packs a powerful punch in modern literature. more »»

Business

Ruane elected Mayor again, Denham Vice Mayor

April 15, 2015 The Sanibel City Council held its Mayor and Vice Mayor elections in its Tuesday’s (April 7) meeting, with Kevin Ruane taking on another term as Mayor and Mick Denham replacing Doug Congress as the... more »»

Gas station cleanup fuels speculation

April 15, 2015 No word on the corner gas station that opened when fuel was 31 cents. Exactly 50 years later the building at Tarpon Bay and Periwinkle is empty, its repair-shop owner’s lease expired. more »»

Islander’s new project is helping service members

April 15, 2015 Like a character in his books, Dan Perkins is on a mission. more »»

Finding the unique and healthful alternative at Among the Flowers Cafe

April 8, 2015 In today’s fast-paced life, taking care of one’s body isn’t as high on the daily list as it should be. Diets are dictated by convenience, which ultimately leads to unhealthy eating choices. more »»

Sailing out to North Captiva is a slice of paradise

April 8, 2015 It was a windy morning, as the sun glistened off the Pine Island Sound rippling water, as the Captiva Cruises’ “The Adventure” billowed through 75-degree temperatures en route to what can be only... more »»

Obituaries

Michael Alteri

April 17, 2015 Michael Alteri of Wolcott, New York died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 8, 2015. more »»

Mary Cudahy Keogh-Stringer

April 15, 2015 Mary Cudahy Keogh-Stringer was born on November 11, 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her parents were the Honorable John Cudahy and Katherine Reed Cudahy of Milwauke. more »»

William Francis Olinger, Esq.

April 15, 2015 William Francis Olinger, Esq., 76, of Sanibel, FL died Feb. 25, 2015 at Health Park Memorial Center, Fort Myers, FL after a short battle with lung cancer. more »»

William Paul Wollschlager

April 15, 2015 William Paul Wollschlager 86 died peacefully on March 6, 2015 at Hope Hospice at Shell Point. He was born December 9, 1928 in Glendive, MT. more »»

William Albert Snyder

April 15, 2015 William Albert Snyder, 67, of Sanibel, FL died on March 9, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home, Fort Myers. www.horizonfunerals.com. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: Easter weekend brought good fishing

April 15, 2015 Fishing gained momentum with each passing day over the week while rebounding from a recent cold front that blew through, dropping temperatures and bring plenty of wind  As Easter weekend approached,... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Homeless problem discussed at Rotary meeting

April 15, 2015 Mental health, drug addiction, joblessness, and desperation lead many to a life on the street all across our nation and Lee County, Florida is no exception. more »»

Faces on Faith: Advertising nothing

April 15, 2015 It goes without saying that regular network television treats us to advertisements for a seemingly endless array of items that one never believed one needed. more »»

Shell Shocked: Whiners Club complains about being in Sanibel

April 15, 2015 The American Whiners Club had its convention recently in Sanibel and, boy, did they whine about everything. First some members complained because they thought the convention was going to be in Pari. more »»

Center Stage: Nothing plain about Jane

April 15, 2015 “Jane the Plain” currently playing at the Theatre Conspiracy is a funny, odd, sort of Greek tragedy, laced look at that weird sort of time in our lives known as high schoo. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Time to ask why leadership isn't performing

April 15, 2015 To the editor: Water quality is a major industry in southwest Florida. more »»

Air potato hunting helps rid island of invasive specie

April 8, 2015 To the editor: I wanted to let everyone know that the kids of Island Woods went hunting today.  Hunting…. for air potatoes that is. more »»

Sanibel’s sacred cows

April 1, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel plan is dead. Our vision statement says, “Auto-urban development influences will be avoided. more »»

Action urged on land purchase

April 1, 2015 To the editor: We don’t understand why the Sanibel city council and especially Mayor Ruane have been silent on the push for land acquisition south of Lake Okeechobee to accomplish a huge step in tru... more »»

Traffic woes continue on the island

April 1, 2015 To the editor: We have experienced unusually large traffic flows this season. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Easter weekend brought good fishing

April 15, 2015 Fishing gained momentum with each passing day over the week while rebounding from a recent cold front that blew through, dropping temperatures and bring plenty of wind  As Easter weekend approached,... more »»

Bob Janes Memorial Golf Tournament turns two after successful first outing

April 1, 2015 After a very prosperous Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing debut last year, the MOAA club is hoping to one up their efforts from 2014. more »»

Former Red Sox Player, John Trautwein to address the issue of Teen Suicide

March 26, 2015 On Sunday, March 29 at 5 p.m., Sanibel Community Church will feature John Trautwein, former professional baseball player with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox. more »»

Sanibel Island Golf Club Men play two best balls

February 25, 2015 On Saturday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) the SIGC men played a four-man two-best net ball format with 100-percent handicap applied for final scores. more »»

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