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Prescribed burn of Sanibel Gardens Preserve complete

June 19, 2019 The city of Sanibel reported today that the burn operations at the Sanibel Gardens Preserve were complete as of 4:48 p.m. and the city has been given the all clear. more »»

 
 
 

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Prescribed burn of Sanibel Gardens Preserve complete

June 19, 2019 The city of Sanibel reported today that the burn operations at the Sanibel Gardens Preserve were complete as of 4:48 p.m. and the city has been given the all clear. more »»

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ takes art outreach to Fort Myers

June 19, 2019 As part of his eight-week artist “in residence” program at the J.N. more »»

Sanibel Goodwill relocating to McGregor corridor

June 19, 2019 Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida recently announced that it close its Sanibel Retail & Donation Center, at 2440 Palm Ridge Road, on June 29. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling awards scholarships for environmental studies

June 19, 2019 At a special after-hours gathering on June 11 at the J.. more »»

Historical village open throughout BIG ARTS project

June 19, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will remain open during the BIG ARTS' construction projec. more »»

News from around the region

Roadwork this weekend at Pondella and Business 41

June 19, 2019 Motorists asked to avoid Pondella and Business 41 intersection due to roadwork on Sunday, June 23 Fort Myers, FL, June 19, 2019 – Motorists should seek alternate routes starting at 3 p.m. more »»

CCPD honors resident for help rescuing man from canal

June 19, 2019 The Cape Coral Police Department has recognized a citizen for his help in rescuing a man from a local canal. For his effort, Florian Mickuleit was presented a "Citizen Commendable Action Coin. more »»

City hires designer for neighborhood parks

June 18, 2019 The city of  Cape Coral will spend $3 million to design seven new neighborhood parks and provide for  improvements in another 10, kicking off the first phase of its $60 million Parks Master Plan. more »»

State Attorney's Office files charges in hit-and-run

June 18, 2019 The State Attorney's Office has filed charges against the man police say was driving the pickup truck that struck and killed an 8-year-old child waiting for her school bus in March. more »»

Nauti Parrot Dock Bar to host first-ever LGBTQ celebration on Fort Myers Beach

June 18, 2019 Nauti Parrot Dock Bar will hold its inaugural Pride celebration this Saturday, from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. This will be the first time that a Pride event has been held on Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ takes art outreach to Fort Myers

June 19, 2019 As part of his eight-week artist “in residence” program at the J.N. more »»

Magic and comedy, bats and more at the Sanibel library

June 19, 2019 The Sanibel Public Library recently announced its upcoming programs for adults and yout. more »»

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ to host Pop-up Art Studios

June 19, 2019 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's artist “in residence” will take part in upcoming “Pop-up Art Studios” events at the Sanibel refuge in the coming weeks. more »»

Bailey’s announces New Zealand wine tasting

June 19, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Villa Maria wine tasting hosted by Bailey’s General Store. The event is July 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

F.I.S.H., George & Wendy’s host monthly luncheons

June 19, 2019 The F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva Friendly Faces luncheon is an opportunity to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. more »»

Business

Prescribed burn of Sanibel Gardens Preserve complete

June 19, 2019 The city of Sanibel reported today that the burn operations at the Sanibel Gardens Preserve were complete as of 4:48 p.m. and the city has been given the all clear. more »»

Sanibel Goodwill relocating to McGregor corridor

June 19, 2019 Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida recently announced that it close its Sanibel Retail & Donation Center, at 2440 Palm Ridge Road, on June 29. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling awards scholarships for environmental studies

June 19, 2019 At a special after-hours gathering on June 11 at the J.. more »»

Historical village open throughout BIG ARTS project

June 19, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will remain open during the BIG ARTS' construction projec. more »»

Scholarships awarded to dependents of city employees

June 19, 2019 Following Hurricane Charley in 2004, an endowment fund was established with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to provide scholarships for dependents of city of Sanibel employee. more »»

Obituaries

Hamlet Brosius D’Arcy

June 13, 2019 He lived to the fullest. He loved completely. He was loved by many. And, he never minced words! Hamlet Brosius D’Arcy, known all his life as Bro, never left his roots. Born on a farm near Ft. more »»

James Michael Griffith

May 7, 2019 James Michael Griffith ("Jim") of Sanibel, Florida, passed away on April 26, 2019 in his home. He was 83 years old. more »»

James Michael Griffith

April 26, 2019 James Michael Griffith, 83, of Sanibel, FL passed April 26, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

James Lawlor

April 22, 2019 James Lawlor, 75, of Sanibel, passed away on April 13, 2019. more »»

Louise Malia Johnson

April 18, 2019 Louise Malia Johnson, a longtime resident and environmental activist on Sanibel, died in November after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. more »»

Local Columns

It is a busy time for water issues

June 18, 2019 Because the Florida Legislative session has ended and the rainy season hasn’t yet begun, it would be easy to think that we are in the doldrums relative to water issues. more »»

Something to CROW about

June 18, 2019 Last month, I toured the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Rotary Happenings: SCCF chief executive officer speaks to Rotarians

June 18, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently had the pleasure of meeting the new Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Chief Executive Officer Ryan Orgera. more »»

Safe at Sea: International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

June 18, 2019 Front-page headlines on June 8, 2019, read: “U.S., Russia Blame Each Other as Ships Nearly Collide.” The articles went on to explain how a U.S. more »»

On the Water: June fishing in the summer-like heat

June 18, 2019 As we progress into the heat of summer, fishing both inshore and offshore can still be very good, just prepare for hot days and keep an eye on the weather. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Road safety concern in neighborhood

June 18, 2019 To the editor: We have an interesting problem in The Dunes. Our main street, Sand Castle Road, has a 90-degree turn on its 2.8 mile loop. more »»

Thank you for supporting e-bikes

June 18, 2019 To the editor: Thank you Dr. Gerald T. more »»

Thank you for the support

June 11, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held their annual “End of Season” golf outing, party, and auction on May 8. more »»

Alternate view on electric bicycles

June 11, 2019 To the editor: I am writing to offer an opinion on the proposed ban on electric bicycles (e-bikes) on Sanibel's shared paths. more »»

City ignoring real problems

May 7, 2019 To the editor: A few weeks ago, the Island Reporter ran an article about the city changing all the words in all their manuals, etc., to read chairperson, police person, etc. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Rec center taking registrations for scuba certification course

June 19, 2019 The Sanibel Recreation Center's scuba certification course will prepare individuals to safely and enjoyably scuba dive. more »»

Prescribed burn set for Sanibel Gardens Preserve

June 18, 2019 In cooperation with the city and other local partners, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is planning to conduct a prescribed burn of a portion of the Sanibel Gardens Preserve on June 19. more »»

Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel, Captiva

June 18, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for the island. more »»

Adult 3-on-3 Basketball League

June 18, 2019 The Adult 3-on-3 Basketball League will hold the following games on June 20: COURT 1 - Fuego vs. Tropics at 5:50 p.m - Everybody Loves Draymond vs. M.T.X.E. at 6:25 p.m. - Sanibel Clippers vs. more »»

American Legion

June 18, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - June 20: Open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. - June 23: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

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