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CROW releases one-eyed owl after eye surgery

July 17, 2019 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel reported the recent release of a one-eyed great horned owl in Bokeelia, after it suffered an injury to its right eye and had it surgically... more »»

 
 
 

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CROW releases one-eyed owl after eye surgery

July 17, 2019 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel reported the recent release of a one-eyed great horned owl in Bokeelia, after it suffered an injury to its right eye and had it surgically... more »»

Snorkelers, boats sought for Pine Island Sound Scallop Search

July 17, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Florida Sea Grant — UF/IFAS Lee County Extension are organizing the Pine Island Sound Scallop Search on Aug. 17. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. more »»

Sneak preview of refuge's 2020 lecture series

July 17, 2019 Running Jan. 17 to April 3, the 16th annual “Ding” Darling Friday Lecture Series will features a lineup of authors and experts in the world of birds, nature photography and conservation. more »»

Historical village to close for the off-season

July 17, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will close on July 31 and reopen on Oct. 15. Meanwhile, it remains open during the BIG ARTS construction project. more »»

News from around the region

Cape kids made lemonade out of one of life's most heartbreaking lemons

July 17, 2019 If the love of a child knows no bounds, a Cape Coral father in need must be feeling that limitless love. more »»

Police seek help in locating teen reported as missing, endangered

July 17, 2019 The Lee County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in locating a Lehigh teen who has been reported missing. Garrett Dees, 15, was last seen on July 16. more »»

Report: Lee County tied for Florida’s top recycling spot

July 17, 2019 Lee County residents and businesses led recycling efforts statewide in 2018, tied with only with Charlotte County with a 77 percent annual recycling rate, according to a report issued by the Florid... more »»

VPK program not available at city charter schools this year

July 17, 2019 When school start this August, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten will not be offered  by the city of Cape Coral's municipal charter school system. more »»

North Fort Myers man dies in crash in Collier County

July 17, 2019 A North Fort Myers man was killed in an afternoon traffic crash Tuesday in Collier County. Anthony Mankus, 77, died in the crash, which occurred at 4:48 p.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

'The Swamp' author scheduled for special ‘Ding’ events

July 17, 2019 Michael Grunwald, bestselling author of the award-winning book about the backstory of the Florida Everglades, will make a special appearance on March 20 at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

Registration still open for summer reading at the Sanibel library

July 17, 2019 There is still time for families to sign up for the Sanibel Public Library’s annual program. Children, from babies-to-teens, are invited to register for the summer reading program. more »»

Tickets on sale for Cirque du Soleil's 'Corteo'

July 17, 2019 “Corteo,” the latest Cirque du Soleil arena production, is now touring in North America. The show will visit the Hertz Arena in Estero from today, July 17, to July 21 for seven performances. more »»

'Ding' Darling kicks off amateur photo contest

July 16, 2019 The submission process is officially open for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's annual contest for amateur photographers who enjoy capturing shots of nature and wildlife. more »»

American Legion

July 16, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - July 18: Open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - July 21: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.. more »»

Business

Historical village to close for the off-season

July 17, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will close on July 31 and reopen on Oct. 15. Meanwhile, it remains open during the BIG ARTS construction project. more »»

Additional presentations offered at CROW

July 17, 2019 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel will offer additional presentations at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Aug. 16. more »»

Noise Inc.'s VP of brand experience to speak at ABWA meeting

July 17, 2019 (Editor's note: The print edition of the July 17, 2019, Island Reporter lists the guest speaker for the meeting as Emile Alfino, executive director of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. more »»

Zontians attend North American conference

July 17, 2019 Five members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva recently attended the Zonta NAIDM (North American Inter-District Meeting) in Dallas, Texas. more »»

Obituaries

Ruth (Ganote) Hamann

July 11, 2019 Ruth (Ganote) Hamann, died peacefully in her sleep on 5/28/2019 in San Antonio, Texas. more »»

Orlene Marks Shimberg

July 9, 2019 Orlene Marks Shimberg died peacefully at her home in Ohio on July 4, 2019, surrounded by her family. Born to Frederic F. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Two key tools in fight for water quality — TMDLs and BMAPs

July 16, 2019 No doubt, if you drill down into Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Basin Management Action Plan (BMAPs), it gets wonky quickly. However, at a high level the concepts are straight forward. more »»

Safe at Sea: What to do when you run aground

July 16, 2019 There is a common quote among experienced boaters in Southwest Florida — “It’s not a question of ‘Will you run aground? It’s a question of when you run aground!’” In our very shallow waters,... more »»

Faces on Faith: Three choices when you see something wrong

July 16, 2019 My wife Vickie and I have just returned from five weeks in Germany where we taught together about the Holocaust to high school students, and where I taught and preached in synagogues, churches and a... more »»

On the Water: Hot start to the month on the water

July 16, 2019 It was another week of extremely hot days on the water in southwest Florida. As typical with sunny summer days, fishing was good at times and slow at others. more »»

Shell Shocked: Film noir redux

July 16, 2019 I was sitting in my office whiling away the time. I had just solved a murder case in which a stunning divorcee confessed to beheading her chauffeur because he hadn’t washed the car when asked. more »»

Letters to the Editor

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 »»

Sanibel should not be mecca for e-bikes

June 25, 2019 To the editor: For two weeks now there have been letters regarding the use of e-bikes on our shared use path with requests to write to our council members to allow their use. more »»

E-bikes would spoil original idea of SUP

June 25, 2019 To the editor: I visited Sanibel in 1956 as a teen with my parents and later my husband and I purchased a hous. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Snorkelers, boats sought for Pine Island Sound Scallop Search

July 17, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Florida Sea Grant — UF/IFAS Lee County Extension are organizing the Pine Island Sound Scallop Search on Aug. 17. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. more »»

Federal Duck Stamps available for sale

July 17, 2019 The 2019-2020 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, otherwise known as the Duck Stamp, is for sale. more »»

Spiny lobster mini-season, season set to start

July 17, 2019 The 2019 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational mini-season on July 24-25, followed by the regular commercial and recreational season, which runs Aug. 6 through March 31. more »»

Southwest Florida blue crab trap closure ends early

July 17, 2019 The Southwest Florida recreational and commercial blue crab trap closure previously scheduled for July 10-19 will end early because efforts to remove lost and abandoned traps will have been completed. more »»

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