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Nominations being accepted for 2016 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award

December 8, 2016 Nominate an exemplary civic-minded citizen for the 2016 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award. more »»

Group to perform first concert

December 7, 2016 A plethora of music will fill the Sanibel School cafetorium as the Seahorse Chorale take audience members on a “Journey Through Music,” during the first ever Seahorse Chorale Spectacular. more »»

Jerry’s gets approval for indoor coffee area

December 7, 2016 With the approval of the City of Sanibel Planning Commission, Jerry’s will soon open an indoor dining area complete with 14 seats for Coquina Coffee. more »»

‘Fish Tank’ new drop off location for F.I.S.H. Food Pantry at weekly Farmer’s Market

December 7, 2016 Last week the organizers of the Sanibel Farmer’s Market, as well as an island teenager, kicked off a new way for the island community to support the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. more »»

LeBuff releases another book, book singing to be held

December 7, 2016 A comprehensive book, written by a longtime Sanibel resident, which sheds light on the Florida American crocodile, has hit the shelves a month early. more »»

News from around the region

Robbery suspect sought

December 8, 2016 The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating a man caught in the act of robbing a North Fort Myers convenience store early this morning. more »»

Rock 'n Roll Christmas Party to benefit the Boys and Girls' Club

December 7, 2016 Aubuchon Homes will host a Rock 'n Roll Christmas Party this Thursday from 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the The Riverside Home in Cape Coral’s Yacht Club at 5769 Riverside Drive. more »»

Council approves Parks Master Plan, discusses former Golf Club property

December 7, 2016 Much of the discussion about the city's proposed Parks Master Plan at Monday's City Council meeting centered on the former Cape Coral Golf Club that lies dormant on Palm Tree Boulevar. more »»

Keep the Wreath Green

December 7, 2016 The Cape Coral Fire Department recently kicked off its annual holiday fire safety campaign. The “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign started on Dec. 1. more »»

Council changes meeting schedule

December 7, 2016 With Monday night's approval, City Council will change the number of voting meetings it schedules beginning in January. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Group to perform first concert

December 7, 2016 A plethora of music will fill the Sanibel School cafetorium as the Seahorse Chorale take audience members on a “Journey Through Music,” during the first ever Seahorse Chorale Spectacular. more »»

Lew Del Gatto makes an appearance at BIG ARTS

December 7, 2016 Saturday Night Live hall of famer and prolific saxophonist, Lew Del Gatto is set to play at BIG ARTS Schein Hall alongside pianist Dick Hyman plus five other superb jazz musicians Saturday, Dec. more »»

Writer’s Read at BIG ARTS promises to be an engaging evening

December 7, 2016 The Writer’s Read at BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is an long-standing island traditio. more »»

‘A Christmas Carol’ production begins at BIG ARTS Strauss Theater

November 30, 2016 A talented cast of six actors will bring the story of “A Christmas Carol” to life, as it is portrayed through the eyes of a child, inviting the entire family to enjoy the performance. more »»

Personalized gift shares father’s love of birds

November 30, 2016 A hand-painted and designed present now adorns the end of one part-time residents driveway for all of his neighbors to see. more »»

Business

Jerry’s gets approval for indoor coffee area

December 7, 2016 With the approval of the City of Sanibel Planning Commission, Jerry’s will soon open an indoor dining area complete with 14 seats for Coquina Coffee. more »»

Former Sanibel chief of police focuses on new endeavor

December 7, 2016 Bill Tomlinson, Sanibel’s former police chief has earned a new title. Last month, Tomlinson retired with the Sanibel Police Department after 31 years and began working with John R. more »»

Low-speed vehicle rental storefront denied by planning commission

November 30, 2016 The Sanibel Planning Commission denied a request for a conditional use permit that would have allowed a rental business of street legal low-speed vehicles to have a storefront on Periwinkle Way last... more »»

Magg to have book signing at MacIntosh Books

November 30, 2016 An author, who has been on the island for 36 years, has released another book sharing the deep history of the women of the island. “The Remarkable Women of Sanibel and Captiva” was released Nov. 2. more »»

Captiva House adds new items to menu

November 23, 2016 The Captiva House, which is a part of ‘Tween Waters Inn, is undergoing transitions to update itsmenu and decor. more »»

Obituaries

Francis Coleman Hagan

December 7, 2016 Francis Coleman Hagan (Frank) - Born in Philadelphia, PA December 9, 1927 and he retired to Sanibel Island, FL in 1988. He was an active member of Rotary and Sanibel Think Tan. more »»

Thomas "Tommy" Gray

December 6, 2016 Thomas "Tommy" Gray, age 53, passed away December 2, 2016 at his home in South Lyon, Michigan, surrounded by his family. Tommy was born July 12, 1963 in Monroe, Michigan. more »»

Graceann Daddato

December 6, 2016 Graceann Daddato, 73 of Sanibel passed away on December 4, 2016. Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to view funeral service information. more »»

Harold Dagner Gleitz

November 11, 2016 Harold Dagner Gleitz, 84, of Sanibel, Florida died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Dr. and Mrs. A.. more »»

Colonel Peter K Foley

October 25, 2016 Colonel Peter K Foley, USAF Retired, brother of Thomas F.X. Foley (JMCNJ Retired) of Sanibel, Florida, was late of Spring Lake, New Jersey and Georgia. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: The Donald Trump I knew

December 7, 2016 I introduced Donald Trump to the world. Now how would you like that hanging over your head all your life? I guess I get both the credit as well as the blame.  It’s true, folks. more »»

In the Garden: Bird’s nest fern: Not really for the birds

December 7, 2016 Bird’s nest fern (Asplenium nidus), from the polypodiaceae family, is a plant straight from the rainforests of tropical Asia, that thrives in low light conditions and moist environments. more »»

Living Sanibel: Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area

December 7, 2016 Visiting the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a change of pace from state parks, tourist attractions, or wildlife preserves. more »»

Center Stage: Celebrate the holidays with ‘White Christmas’ at Broadway Palm

December 7, 2016 Our holiday stockings got filled with Broadway Palm’s 178th production; a dazzling rendition of a heart-warming classic, Irving Berlin’s 1954 movie musical “White Christmas. more »»

Theater Notes: A play for everyone’s Christmas stocking

December 7, 2016 The BIG ARTS Strauss Theater has a genuine hit for all of us this Christmas Season. They have a brilliant fresh version of A Christmas Carol” playing right up through Dec. 23. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Pet owners, please take note

December 7, 2016 To the editor: Every year millions of dogs and cats lose their lives due to one disturbing factor and it’s one which has a cure at hand. more »»

The numbers tell the story

December 7, 2016 To the editor: A letter suggested that the Republicans “shut down our federal government for 8 years.” Perhaps history will tell another stor. more »»

Thank you all for your generosity

November 30, 2016 To the editor: Dear neighbors and friends, Amazingly we have donated over 10,000 pounds of turkey over the nine years of the Turkey Drop and Roll. more »»

Water Water two buckets and shutoff while brushing

November 30, 2016 To the editor: Clearly we have to become more responsible about water usage. As the Island fills up with snowbirds and more visitors, the demands on water during this drought will increas. more »»

Thanks for the calls

November 23, 2016 To the editor: Dear Republican friends, I very much appreciated your many enthusiastic phone calls this week. I am happy for you that Secretary Clinton lost and Donald Trump won. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Ding Darling holds annual fishing derby Thanksgiving weekend

November 23, 2016 The fifth annual “Ding” Darling Kids Fishing Derby is set to take place at the Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A) Saturday, Nov. 26. more »»

Ready, aim, fire: Archery lessons at the Sanibel Recreation Center

November 10, 2016 What used to be the Sanibel Recreation Center’s old basketball court is now their archery range. Up until Dec. more »»

On the Water: Wind, wind and even more wind!

November 10, 2016 To say the past week on the water was windy would be an understatement. more »»

On the Water: Enjoying the first cool front of the season

November 3, 2016 Our first real cool front that brought a couple days of strong north winds arrived over the weekend. Fishing ahead of the front was good despite breezy days. more »»

Fort Myers High School girls basketball team holds car wash to fund upcoming tournament

October 26, 2016 The Fort Myers High School girls basketball team has picked up some bragging rights. The team was invited to compete at the elusive Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona Dec. 18. more »»

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