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F.I.S.H. reports on assistance, programs provided in 2019

February 19, 2020 Focused for 38 years on “neighbors helping neighbors,” F.I.S.H of Sanibel-Captiva is a human services organization that strives to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit the islands. more »»

 
 
 

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F.I.S.H. reports on assistance, programs provided in 2019

February 19, 2020 Focused for 38 years on “neighbors helping neighbors,” F.I.S.H of Sanibel-Captiva is a human services organization that strives to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit the islands. more »»

'Peek at the Unique' to offer double pleasure

February 19, 2020 Peeking into adjacent homes “born” over 40 years apart is an innovation on this year's 19th annual “Peek at the Unique,” being hosted by the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and set for March 14. more »»

Sanibel Sea School receives grant for mobile lab

February 19, 2020 The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently awarded the Sanibel Sea School a grant for a new program, called “A Taste of Salt. more »»

SCUCC annual 'Almost Spring Bazaar' coming

February 19, 2020 SCWIM — the women's fellowship group at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ — will hold its annual “Almost Spring Bazaar” on Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. more »»

Fundraiser planned for island local

February 19, 2020 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva is organizing a “Friends of Ed” fundraiser on Feb. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 123 on Sanibel, with the proceeds to benefit island local Ed Augustyn. more »»

News from around the region

Cape to discuss FEMA reimbursement allocation

February 20, 2020 The Cape Coral City Council will continue its discussion Monday on how to use the money it received from FEMA as reimbursement for damage costs caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017. more »»

75 Years later: Cape to mark Iwo Jima anniversary

February 20, 2020 One of the most infamous battles that resulted in one of the most iconic images of the World War II era marks its 75th anniversary this week and will be remembered at Cape Coral's most prolific... more »»

Fair opens Thursday

February 20, 2020 Since it opened in 1924, the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair has brought lasting memories and thrills to hundreds of thousands of people. Starting Thursday, Feb. more »»

Cha-ching: Vayca rentals bring in bucks

February 20, 2020 Airbnb, the vacation rental platform, released its annual Florida tax report on Tuesday, which revealed it collected and remitted more than $136. more »»

Caloosa Dive Club marks 50th

February 20, 2020 A local club that experiences underwater expeditions is celebrating 50 years of exploring local and global waters. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual Octifest to feature cork pull for first time

February 19, 2020 Attendees to the Sanibel Sea School's annual Octifest on the Beach on April 4 will have the option to participate in a wine cork pull during the bayside cocktail hour as part of the fund-raising... more »»

Sanibel FlyFishers to host Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour

February 18, 2020 An island event centered around fishing will help support college scholarships and water quality. The Sanibel FlyFishers will host its 2nd Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour on Feb. more »»

Anniversary artist 'in residence' exhibition to open

February 18, 2020 Idaho wildlife artist Ed Anderson kicked off the 75th anniversary celebration of the J.N. more »»

The Community House

February 18, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Painting with Friends Painting with Friends will take place on Feb. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10. more »»

Island Calendar

February 18, 2020 WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19 Bowman’s Beach Walk The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation provides a guided walk from 9 to 11 a.m. more »»

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F.I.S.H. reports on assistance, programs provided in 2019

February 19, 2020 Focused for 38 years on “neighbors helping neighbors,” F.I.S.H of Sanibel-Captiva is a human services organization that strives to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit the islands. more »»

Sanibel Sea School receives grant for mobile lab

February 19, 2020 The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently awarded the Sanibel Sea School a grant for a new program, called “A Taste of Salt. more »»

IWA earns Florida DEP award for drinking water

February 19, 2020 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently wrapped up its 2019 Plant Excellence Awards presentations, naming the Island Water Association as one of the winners. more »»

Historical Village recognizes gala sponsors

February 19, 2020 The Sanibel Historical Village and Museum recently announced that Bailey’s General Store, the Sanibel Catering by Company Bailey’s and The Sanibel Captiva Trust Co. more »»

Book signing on Sanibel

February 19, 2020 Susan Beckham Zurenda, author of “Bells For Eli,” will take part in a meet-and-greet and book signing on March 4 at 3 p.m. at MacIntosh Books and Paper, at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

Nancy Newcomet Clow Oden

January 29, 2020 Nancy Newcomet Clow Oden passed away on December 13, 2019 at Hope Hospice, Ft. Myers, FL, at the age of 87 after a long battle with COPD, surrounded by family and friends. more »»

Carolyn Dill Foster

January 10, 2020 Carolyn Dill Foster, age 99, passed away peacefully in Fort Myers on New Years Eve 2019.  Carolyn is predeceased by her Mother, Clara G. Dill, Father, William L. Dill, and her seven siblings. more »»

Patrick J Lovetro

January 9, 2020 Fort Myers, FL.  Patrick J. Lovetro (Capt. Pat) passed away December 11, 2019.  Born in Rochester NY November 6, 1939 to Patrick and Ann Lovetro. more »»

Nancy C Oden

December 20, 2019 Nancy C. Oden, 87, of Captiva, FL passed away on December 13, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert James "Bob" Brace

December 16, 2019 Robert James "Bob" Brace was born in 1942 in Superior WI to H.W. "Wid" Brace and Katharine (Link) Brace. He passed away on Dec. 10, 2019 after a brief stay at Hope Hospic. more »»

Local Columns

Safe at Sea: Another required piece of safety equipment

February 18, 2020 Each season, the America’s Boating Club completes thousands of Vessel Safety Checks, which are offered free — and at your chosen location — by the organization. more »»

Faces on Faith: Practice makes perfect

February 18, 2020 Growing up, I never enjoyed practice. Whether it was homework, playing the trombone or participating in sports, I never understood the concept that practice makes you better. more »»

Shell Shocked: Aging in Sanibel

February 18, 2020 Let’s start with an assumption. We’re all getting older. Are you with me so far? Aging is nature's way of telling us to slow down. Naturally, we fight nature's ultimatum every way we can. more »»

In The Garden: Zamia is also known as the cardboard palm

February 18, 2020 Zamia (Zamia furfuracea) is a cycad, one of the most ancient of plant species. This particular cycad is native to parts of Mexico and Veracruz and has become a favorite in Florida. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Eclairs with Vanilla Pastry Cream and Chocolate Ganache

February 18, 2020 For me, eclairs are the ultimate dessert — filled with creamy vanilla custard and dipped in chocolate ganache, they are simply spectacular. The very sight of them can make me stop in my tracks. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Show support by donating

February 18, 2020 To the editor: One of the special pleasures of Sanibel is the winter-spring Sunday, open-air jazz concerts at BIG ARTS by the Island Jazz Ban. more »»

Sanibel's elephant in the room

February 18, 2020 Most people are familiar with the story of the “elephant in the room.” Let's assume that there is a group of intelligent people gathered in a meeting. more »»

Romney's decision commendable

February 18, 2020 To the editor: Much has been written about Sen. more »»

Thank you to Sanibel, surrounding communities

February 11, 2020 To the editor: With cooperation from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare system, Songs and Stories for Soldiers — a local foundation — conducted its third annual campaign to obtain shoes and socks for... more »»

Animal shack needs addressing

February 4, 2020 To the editor: Would someone at the city please take action on the shack being used to house stray animals on Wooster Lane? Surely a better facility, with a window and some comforts, could be located. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

DMGA announces Member/Member winners

February 19, 2020 The 2020 Dunes Men's Golf Association Member/Member was recently held at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel, featuring 24 two-person teams divided into three flights. more »»

Participants complete ABC Course

February 19, 2020 On Feb. 9, several students graduated from the America’s Boating Course, offered by the America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva. more »»

Three-on three basketball tournament taking registrations

February 19, 2020 In recognition of Healthy Heart Month, the city is hosting a three-versus-three basketball tournament on Feb. 23 at noon at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel FlyFishers to host Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour

February 18, 2020 An island event centered around fishing will help support college scholarships and water quality. The Sanibel FlyFishers will host its 2nd Annual Fly Fishing Film Tour on Feb. more »»

Refuge plans tour, more for National Wildlife Day

February 18, 2020 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will mark a national day with activities. On Feb. 24, the Sanibel refuge will celebrate National Wildlife Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

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