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SCCF, Sanibel Sea School to merge efforts in new year

December 5, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the Sanibel Sea School will begin 2020 as a united force to better conserve the local coastal ecosystems. “This announcement is great new. more »»

 
 
 

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SCCF, Sanibel Sea School to merge efforts in new year

December 5, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the Sanibel Sea School will begin 2020 as a united force to better conserve the local coastal ecosystems. “This announcement is great new. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Audubon announces lecture series

December 4, 2019 A visual introduction to Florida’s only endemic bird, the Florida scrub jay, will kick off the annual Sanibel-Captiva Audubon 2020 lecture series held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at The Community House. more »»

Annual 'Art Under the Stars' approaching

December 4, 2019 The Hirdie Girdie Gallery will take part in the “Art Under the Stars” reception on Dec. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, at 2490 Library Way, Sanibel. more »»

DDWS awards school conservation education grants

December 4, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently awarded $9,106 in grants to conservation education-related projects at 11 different schools and educational resources in Lee,... more »»

Special guest makes appearance

December 4, 2019 The Captiva Island Historical Society kicked off its new season on Nov. 18 with a program called “Celebrating Historic 'Tween Waters Inn” at the Old Captiva House. more »»

News from around the region

Cape Coral Outdoor Expo and Boat Show under way

December 6, 2019 The 4th annual Cape Coral Outdoor Expo and Boat Show is in full swing at Sun Splash Family Waterpark, where a boat-enthusiasts dream awaits amongs a myriad of brands, vendors, vessels, outdoor... more »»

Annexation opponents ask Cape Council to postpone hearing

December 6, 2019 A Matlacha resident instrumental in the challenge of Cape Coral's efforts to annex six lots the city owns at the entrance of the island last go around is asking the city to postpone Monday's... more »»

Cape to reconsider Matlacha parcels annexation

December 5, 2019 The first city mention of the Matlacha lots on which the D&D Bait and Tackle Shop is located took place when John Sullivan was mayor and the controversy wasn’t about the property being incorporated... more »»

Back on the table: Cape to consider new noise ordinance

December 5, 2019 The city of Cape Coral’s long -- and much -- discussed noise ordinance will come back to City Council Monday. more »»

CenturyLink Holiday Festival of Lights set for Saturday

December 5, 2019 A beloved tradition in Cape Coral, the CenturyLink Holiday Festival of Lights, will once again return to Cape Coral Parkway for another year of bringing Christmas festivities to Southwest Florida. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual 'Art Under the Stars' approaching

December 4, 2019 The Hirdie Girdie Gallery will take part in the “Art Under the Stars” reception on Dec. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, at 2490 Library Way, Sanibel. more »»

CIHS documentary on Amazon Prime

December 4, 2019 The latest “Captiva Memories” documentary by the Captiva Island Historical Society, “BUCK KEY: Island of History and Mystery,” is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime. more »»

Southwest Florida Symphony to perform at Shell Point

December 4, 2019 The Shell Point Retirement Community will kick off the Southwest Florida Symphony installation of its Fine and Performing Arts Series on Dec. 13 at 7 p.. more »»

Luminary Holiday Stroll to light up islands with the holiday spirit

December 3, 2019 The islands will usher in the holidays leading into the weekend with an annual two-day traditio. more »»

CCA to open art season with island-themed show

December 3, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association will kick off its 2019-2020 art exhibition season this week with an opening reception for the first of four exhibits planned at the gallery over the coming months. more »»

Business

SCCF, Sanibel Sea School to merge efforts in new year

December 5, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the Sanibel Sea School will begin 2020 as a united force to better conserve the local coastal ecosystems. “This announcement is great new. more »»

DDWS awards school conservation education grants

December 4, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently awarded $9,106 in grants to conservation education-related projects at 11 different schools and educational resources in Lee,... more »»

ABWA wins national recognition for series

December 4, 2019 The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association recently was honored for its monthly Women in Leadership Speaker Series at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. more »»

Village deems 'Museum Store Sunday' a success

December 4, 2019 On Dec. 1, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village took part in the third annual “Museum Store Sunday,” sponsored by the Museum Store Associatio. more »»

SanCap Trust Company hosts program about Wall Street

December 4, 2019 The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company held its opening event of the season last week entitled, “Ten Things Walls Street Won’t Tell You. more »»

Obituaries

Judith Jean Harding

December 4, 2019 Judith Jean Harding passed away in Woodstock, IL, on November 20, 2019 surrounded by her family following a short illness. more »»

Bruce T Sprinkle

December 2, 2019 Bruce T. Sprinkle, 91, passed away on November 21, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. more »»

Mark Douglas Weekley

November 19, 2019 Mark Douglas Weekley, 59, of Sanibel, FL formerly of Ohio, passed away on November 4th. Mark was born on June 29th, 1960 in Ohio to James & Hazel Weekley. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

What you need to know about Florida red tide

December 3, 2019 The ecological disaster that the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge experienced in 2018 was caused primarily by red tide. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer speaks on Putin

December 3, 2019 Powerful and timely can describe our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club speaker, retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer William P. Pope, on Nov. 23. more »»

Faces on Faith: A borrowed dad

December 3, 2019 Most Christmas messages refer to the familiar characters — Mary, the shepherds, the wise men, the angels, the innkeeper. But rarely is there a message about Joseph. more »»

On the Water: Holiday season is a great time to go fishing

December 3, 2019 As we move into the holiday season, it's a great time to spend a relaxing day of fishing with friends or family on the waters of Southwest Florida. more »»

In The Garden: Bahama cassia is a butterfly attractor

December 3, 2019 Bahama cassia (Cassia chapmanii), also known as (Cassia Bahamanesis), is an excellent choice for a South Florida butterfly garden. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to those involved

December 3, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following performers, sponsors and supporters for their generous donations of funds and time provided for the very successful presentation... more »»

Cannot afford to destroy delicate ecosystem

December 3, 2019 To the editor: Lee County faces a decision to allow development and elimination of mangrove wetlands for new houses along Shell Pointe Boulevard. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel Captiva Motor Club to hold Cars and Coffee

December 4, 2019 The Sanibel Captiva Motor Club will host its monthly cruise-in, Cars and Coffee, on Dec. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Periwinkle Place Shops, at 2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Calusa Blueway Speaker Series coming up

December 4, 2019 A Kayaking Southwest Florida program will kick off Lee County Parks & Recreation’s annual Calusa Blueway monthly series this seaso. more »»

Snook harvest seasonal closure for Gulf

December 4, 2019 The recreational harvest season for snook closed on Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Fe. more »»

Tennis tournament to raise funds for SCCF, its mission

December 3, 2019 Time is running out to sign up for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's tourney. The 28th Annual SCCF Tennis Tournament will take place on Dec. 7-8 at the Beachview Tennis Club on Sanibel. more »»

American Legion

December 3, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Dec. 8: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. - Dec. 11: General meeting at 6 p.m. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 12-11

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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