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Gov. DeSantis: Feds to provide more funds for Irma relief

August 23, 2019 Lee County is in line for more Hurricane Irma relief, as Gov. more »»

Tickets still available for annual Law & Order Ball

August 23, 2019 The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South will honor Lee County law enforcement heroes at the sixth annual Law & Order Ball, scheduled for Sept.14 at the Hertz Arena in Ester. more »»

SFWMD board chair goes python hunting

August 23, 2019 The South Florida Water Management District reported on Aug. 13 that Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss had joined SFWMD python hunter Geoff Roepstorff on a recent weekend hun. more »»

Troyer mine amendments, comp plan changes approved

August 23, 2019 Lee County has approved both Troyer mine amendments and Lee Comp Plan changes. The County Board of County Commissioners on Au. more »»

Who will advocate for your estate?

August 23, 2019 In 1909, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as Mark Twain) penned one last request as his health failed: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. more »»

News from around the region

Section of Trafalgar Parkway to be closed temporarily Saturday

August 23, 2019 The eastbound lanes of Trafalgar Parkway, between Southwest 16th Court and Chiquita Boulevard, will be closed Saturday, Aug. 24, for emergency utility repairs.The westbound lanes will not be affected. more »»

One killed, two injured in crash in North Fort Myers

August 23, 2019 A head-on crash Thursday evening in North Fort Myers killed one of the drivers and sent two other people to the hospital. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:21 p.m. more »»

Woman dies from injuries suffered in crash

August 23, 2019 Thursday evening, the Cape Coral Police Department announced that the passenger on a motorcycle involved in a serious crash on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Cape Coral has died as a result of her injuries. more »»

City Council Budget Workshop set for Aug. 29

August 23, 2019 The Cape Coral City Council will hold a Budget Workshop Thursday, Aug. 29, beginning at 1 p.m., in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. more »»

Troyer mine amendments, comp plan changes approved

August 22, 2019 Lee County has approved both Troyer mine amendments and Lee Comp Plan changes. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘Ding’ Day photo contest deadline coming up

August 21, 2019 The deadline for this year’s “Ding” Darling Day Amateur Nature Photography Contest, which raises cash award prizes to celebrate the refuge’s 75th anniversary, is Sept. 15. more »»

Bailey’s announces chef’s menu for wine tasting

August 21, 2019 Sanibel Catering Company Chef Karl Hamme recently released the menu for the J Vineyards Luxury Wine Tasting, which will be hosted by Bailey’s General Store on Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.. more »»

Estates to kick off National Drive Electric Week with car show

August 21, 2019 In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is hosting a free electric car show on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.. more »»

Sale of tote bags to support clean water

August 21, 2019 Richard Johnson, with Bailey's General Store, and artist Myra Roberts have partnered up to raise money for water organizations that provide education and research on the health and economic issues... more »»

Fishing, STEM and more at Sanibel Sea School

August 20, 2019 Registration recently opened to families for the Sanibel Sea School's After School Programs. more »»

Business

Who will advocate for your estate?

August 23, 2019 In 1909, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as Mark Twain) penned one last request as his health failed: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. more »»

TBE to offer discounts in September to local residents

August 21, 2019 Throughout the month of September, Tarpon Bay Explorers will offer 25 percent discounts on all rentals and tours for residents of Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties. more »»

Shell museum project pushing forward

August 21, 2019 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently provided an update on its renovation project, showcasing a picture looking out from the new second floor — with its opened-up vaulted ceiling — to... more »»

Lion’s Club awards annual Francis Bailey scholarships

August 21, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Lion’s Club recently announce the recipients of its Francis Bailey Lions Scholarship Awards for 2019. more »»

Lee County EDO director speaks to chamber members

August 21, 2019 Lee County Economic Development Office Director John Talmage was the guest speaker at the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce's business luncheon at the Captiva Island Yacht Club. more »»

Obituaries

Ray R Dalbec

August 6, 2019 In his 70 years, Ray was a devoted husband to his wife Sandra, selfless father to his daughter Kristen Careau and son Matthew Dalbec and their respective spouses, Andrew and Jill, loving Pepere to... more »»

K K Bigelow

July 29, 2019 K K Bigelow, 97, of Sanibel, Florida passed away July 26, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

ELIZABETH TAYLOR KINDT

July 26, 2019 ELIZABETH TAYLOR KINDT, 78, of Fort Myers, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019. She was born May 18, 1941 in Bethlehem, PA to Robert and Miriam (Reed) Taylor. more »»

Michael Lory Skaggs

July 25, 2019 Michael Lory Skaggs, 65, of Indian Trail, North Carolina and formerly of Sanibel, Florida passed away July 15, 2019 surrounded by his family that he loved with all of his heart. more »»

Joseph Morris Babcock Jr

July 22, 2019 Joseph Morris Babcock, Jr., 95, of Sanibel, Florida passed away July 20, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: CART vice president speaks about Alzheimer’s

August 20, 2019 In past years, our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club presidents have championed specific Rotary causes that they have found a purposeful connection with. more »»

Safe at Sea: EPIRB — a sequel

August 20, 2019 A few weeks ago, a Safe at Sea column answered the question, “Why would you buy an EPIRB?” If you read it, you were reminded that an EPIRB is an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. more »»

Faces on Faith: Well bless your heart

August 20, 2019 My mother is a native of Vermont — as was my grandmother. Mom was raised in the southwest corner of the Green Mountain State, in Bennington. And, as is true of most Vermonters, still waters runs deep. more »»

On the Water: Bait invasion in area waters

August 20, 2019 Once again over the past week you had to dance around rainstorms to complete a day of fishing, but most anglers found it was worth the effort. more »»

Shell Shocked: A household dilemma: Live on debt or balance the budget?

August 20, 2019 The deadline was nearing. It was 11:30 p.m. and a deal to avert shutting down the household hadn't been voted on as yet. more »»

Letters to the Editor

More than mental illness needs addressing

August 20, 2019 To the editor: I agree that mental illness is a huge factor in the gun violence in our country, but on the other hand you have to have a mental problem to want to kill or cause bodily harm to anothe... more »»

Our Faustian bargain

August 6, 2019 To the editor: If there is one unforgettable lesson all of us took away from the horrific red tide event on Sanibel last summer and fall it is that paradise is vulnerable. more »»

Nation without borders is no longer a nation

August 6, 2019 To the editor: After reading her letter published in the July 24, 2019, edition of the Island Reporter, I am saddened by Leah Blery’s inability to comprehend the magnitude of the problem this... more »»

Speak up but with compassion, consideration

July 23, 2019 To the editor: I am writing in response to a comment shared in the Word on the Island published in the July 17, 2019, edition of the Island Reporte. more »»

No E-bikes on Sanibel

July 2, 2019 To the editor: As a longtime visitor and current year-round resident of Sanibel, I support 100 percent the views of Jane Holder in her letter to the editor (“Sanibel should not be mecca for e-bikes”... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

SFWMD board chair goes python hunting

August 23, 2019 The South Florida Water Management District reported on Aug. 13 that Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss had joined SFWMD python hunter Geoff Roepstorff on a recent weekend hun. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

August 21, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the followings area will be treated today, Aug. 21, from between sundown and 2 a.m. more »»

TBE to offer discounts in September to local residents

August 21, 2019 Throughout the month of September, Tarpon Bay Explorers will offer 25 percent discounts on all rentals and tours for residents of Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties. more »»

Club to host paddle around Fisherman Key

August 21, 2019 The Ocean Tribe Paddling Club hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. The next one will be held on Aug. more »»

Estates to kick off National Drive Electric Week with car show

August 21, 2019 In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is hosting a free electric car show on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.. more »»

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