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May 23, 2016 Chauncey Goss, a Sanibel Island business man and council member, decided this past weekend he was gong to "jump in with both feet" when the Congressional District 19 Rep. more »»

 
 
 

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Goss announces congressional bid

May 23, 2016 Chauncey Goss, a Sanibel Island business man and council member, decided this past weekend he was gong to "jump in with both feet" when the Congressional District 19 Rep. more »»

E8 shows signs of recovery

May 20, 2016 On Friday, May 20, E8 received a second radiograph (x-ray) since the eaglets operation on Saturday, May 14. more »»

Almost a dozen scientists will gather at Shell Museum for forum

May 18, 2016 Dr. Kenneth Hayes, assistant professor for the Department of Biology at Howard University and his wife, Dr. Norine W. more »»

Prescribed burn informational meeting at "Ding"

May 18, 2016 During the 2016 summer season, the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting a prescribed burn of the Bailey Tract on Sanibel Islan. more »»

E8 remains in critical condition

May 18, 2016 Eaglet E8 received radiographs (x-rays) as a follow up to Saturday’s surgery Wednesday, May 18 at CRO. more »»

News from around the region

Sawicki asked for, rejects, apology for comments made at Beach council meeting

May 24, 2016 Expressing embarrassment as a Cape Coral City Council member, Rana Erbrick said Mayor Marni Sawicki should extend an apology to the Fort Myers Beach City Council for her verbal exchange last week a... more »»

Goss announces congressional bid

May 23, 2016 Chauncey Goss, a Sanibel Island business man and council member, decided this past weekend he was gong to "jump in with both feet" when the Congressional District 19 Rep. more »»

UPDATED: Burglary suspect shot, wounded, by police after pointing gun

May 23, 2016 A burglary suspect recovering in the hospital after being shot by police has been identified as Tre' S. Estes-Stalnos, 15. more »»

Business, tourism celebrated at Chrysalis Awards

May 20, 2016 It is always an honor for businesses to be recognized for the work they do, and Friday, at the seventh-annual Chrysalis Awards at the Harborside Convention Center, Lee County’s best got such... more »»

Eaglet update: E8 shows signs of recovery

May 20, 2016 On Friday, eaglet E8 received its second radiograph (x-ray) since its operation last Saturday. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Island Seniors visit Chihuly Collection

May 11, 2016 Island Seniors visited St Petersburg May 3 for a whole day of arts. After a comfortable chartered bus drive, they went on a guided tour of the Chihuly Collection and its extensive collection. more »»

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens May 14 at Strauss Theater

May 4, 2016 After a man eating plant was discovered by Seymour and fame consumes him, he is faced with how to feed the plant during the Creative Theater Workshop upcoming play “Little Shop of Horrors” at Herb... more »»

Art by the disABLED to be featured at Phillips Art Gallery

May 4, 2016 A reception for a nationwide movement that links expressive art with healing art is coming to Sanibel this Friday to display works by artists who are affiliated with “Art by the disABLED. more »»

2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp winner announced at ‘Ding’

May 4, 2016 A 16-year-old young woman from Fremont, Calif., was announced as the winner of the 2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on April 22. more »»

Logue saw the world through performing

May 4, 2016 A passion discovered at a very young age took one individual around the world before he settled down at BIG ARTS as the artistic director. more »»

Business

R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces winner of monthly photo contest

May 18, 2016 The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s April photo contest is Jim Szabo. The theme of the April contest was “wildlife.” Submitted photos were posted on R.. more »»

‘Tween ranks No. 1 on TripAdvisor

May 18, 2016 ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa now ranks as the number one lodging choice on Captiva Island, amongTripAdvisor.com reviewer. more »»

Planning narrowly approves retail store

May 18, 2016 There is no excuse for any Sanibel business to operate without a license, but there needs to be clarity on the definition of certain businesses. more »»

Lanai Lights now available for the islands

May 11, 2016 About five years ago a gentleman was sitting outside looking into his dark extended screened lanai when an idea sprung eventually turning into a growing Southwest Florida business. more »»

Sea School first island business to install solar panels

May 4, 2016 The first commercial installation of a photovoltaic solar system is nearing completion at the east end of Sanibel at a flagship campus located on Periwinkle Way. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Barbara B. Johnson

February 26, 2016 Barbara B. Johnson passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 after a brief hospital stay. She was born on November 4, 1916 in Ohio, the daughter of Bertha Beckwith and Elbe Johnson. more »»

James C. Bird

February 18, 2016 James C. Bird, 74, of Sanibel, FL passed away on February 15, 2016. Service February 20, 2016 11AM at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Sanibel. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: Late season front shuts down tarpon bite

May 18, 2016 A late-season cold front dropped the humidity and temperature and made for pleasant days as long as you weren’t tarpon fishing. more »»

Shell Shocked: What’s in a name?

May 18, 2016 Don’t you think we’re going a bit overboard on the names we stick our newborn with? My niece named her third boy Harrison. more »»

Living Sanibel: Nurse and lemon sharks found inshore, offshore waters of SW FL

May 18, 2016 Nurse Shark Although the nurse shark looks formidable, it poses little danger to humans. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Add some fragrance to the garden with gardenias

May 18, 2016 Plant Subject: Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) First impression: Ahhh, there is no mistaking this fragrance. I see bouquets of white and cameo in rose shaped flowers blanketing this gorgeous shrub. more »»

Faces on Faith: Learning from the past

May 18, 2016 For two, or three years now I have been undertaking what I call my “Presidential Project.” In essence, I am reading a biography of each of our presidents in chronological orde. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Note of thanks

May 18, 2016 To the editor: This is just a short note to thank resident John Raffensperger for his relentless pursuit of excellence in the management of Sanibel. more »»

A step too far

May 18, 2016 To the editor: I have read, while chuckling, previous letters from Dr. John Raffensperger complaining what is wrong with Sanibel. His latest letter of May 4 brings no chuckle. more »»

John Scott challenges Big Sugar supporter Rep. Matt Caldwell in November election

May 18, 2016 To the editor: Great news for all frustrated by the many Florida politicians who are routinely corrupted by Big Sugar. more »»

We need to go back to the drawing board for the bike paths

May 18, 2016 To the editor: Sanibel prides itself on being a “bike friendly” community, but perhaps it is time to make it “bike smart. more »»

Sanibel firefighter thanks all who have offered their support

May 18, 2016 To the editor: Hello, my name is Carl Johanson. I am a firefighter who is employed with Sanibel Fire and Rescue District. On Jan. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

10th annual Blue Ribbon Golf Classic to be held this weekend

May 11, 2016 The 10 year anniversary of the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic, which supports the Sanibel School Fund, will take place this Saturday, at the Sanctuary Golf Clu. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ends as tarpon season begins

May 11, 2016 With the close of April, it brings an end to snook season and May begins the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

On the Water: Full moon brings good fishing

May 4, 2016 The full moon in April generally brings strong tides and good fishing — and that’s what occurred over the past week as anglers found fishing success for a variety of species. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon are moving into area waters

April 27, 2016 For the most part, the week brought us decent weather allowing anglers to go after a host of species both inshore and off. We had a few windy days but also days with calm seas and plenty of sunshin. more »»

On the Water: It was a mixed week out on the water

April 20, 2016 Over the past week, anglers encountered some great days of fishing along with a few difficult day. more »»

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