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Sanibel Shell Show Special Awards

March 23, 2017 Scientific Division du Pont Trophy -- Most outstanding entry in Classes 1-26 Joyce Matthys Conchologists of America Award -- Entry which best furthers interest in shells & shell collecting in... more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel Shell Show Special Awards

March 23, 2017 Scientific Division du Pont Trophy -- Most outstanding entry in Classes 1-26 Joyce Matthys Conchologists of America Award -- Entry which best furthers interest in shells & shell collecting in... more »»

Rauschenberg's legacy discussed in the BIG ARTS "After Rauschenberg" art talk and exhibit

March 23, 2017 Robert Rauschenberg is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. more »»

‘The Jungle Book Kids’ take the stage next weekend

March 22, 2017 A cast of youngsters, the youngest 4 years old, have been rehearsing their lines, songs and dances for the past few weeks to prepare for the opening of “The Jungle Book Kids,” which will take the... more »»

City to look at medical marijuana laws impact

March 22, 2017 A unanimous vote was made by the City of Sanibel Planning Commission to pass a resolution allowing the city nine months to review the impact of the change in law concerning medical cannabis. more »»

Prescribed burns discussed for various tracts

March 22, 2017 Although a possible window of time will be looked at for prescribed burns on Sanibel, it is unlikely to happen this year due to the dry conditions South Florida has experienced since November. more »»

News from around the region

Federal fraud charges levied in connection with $5 million VR Labs grant

March 27, 2017 Three individuals tied to VR Laboratories have been indicted on federal fraud charges in connection with a $5 million grant obtained from Lee County for a manufacturing facility that was never... more »»

Lee County commissioners approve three Conservation 20/20 purchases

March 24, 2017 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has unanimously approved the purchase of three new parcels for the Conservation 20/20 program. The three areas are spread across Lee County: 12. more »»

Coast Guard asks public to help identify Cape callers making hoax calls

March 24, 2017 The Coast Guard has asked for the public’s help to identify hoax callers in the Cape Coral area. For the past year, Coast Guard Sector St. more »»

LeeSar/CSF Career Fair set for Saturday

March 24, 2017 An on-site career fair will be held at LeeSar in Fort Myers from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida, In. more »»

Commissioner Putnam warns of IRS scams targeting seniors

March 24, 2017 Scam artists use tax season to prey on Floridians, and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam urges residents to be wary of tax-related scams specifically targeting senior. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘The Jungle Book Kids’ take the stage next weekend

March 22, 2017 A cast of youngsters, the youngest 4 years old, have been rehearsing their lines, songs and dances for the past few weeks to prepare for the opening of “The Jungle Book Kids,” which will take the... more »»

Wagner shares letters of great aunt in book

March 15, 2017 The World War I letters of Alice M O’Brien, a winter resident of Captiva in the late ’30s, have been compiled in a book “Alice in France: The World War I Letters of Alice M. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club gives back to community through annual arts and crafts fair

March 15, 2017 For the last 34 years, The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Arts and Crafts Fair has attracted thousands of visitors from all over. more »»

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum looks ahead for 2017

March 15, 2017 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum held its annual report meeting for 2016 last Monday. more »»

Making magic: John Sebastian to perform at BIG ARTS

March 8, 2017 John Sebastian, one of the founding members of ’60s folk rock band, the Lovin’ Spoonful will make his first-ever appearance on Sanibel Friday, March 10, at BIG ARTS’ Schein Hall at 8 p.m. more »»

Business

University of Sanibel unleashes new products

March 22, 2017 In lieu of pickleball's growing popularity, the University of Sanibel has released hats commemorating the sport. more »»

Qwik Pack & Ship under new ownership

March 15, 2017 Last October, Robert Wright and his mother, Kathy, took over Qwik Pack & Ship on Periwinkle Way. Robert and Kathy purchased the business from John Thomas who owned it for the last 14 years. more »»

Bleu Rendez-Vous offers ‘Stew-thirty’

February 15, 2017 For those on the go, Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro began offering four of its stews at half the price this month. more »»

Island Homes explores the benefits of ICF

February 13, 2017 Jonathan Tongyai, president of Island Homes, is taking a different approach to building energy efficient houses on the island. more »»

The Gavin family’s roots run deep

February 13, 2017 Irving Gavin’s family has quite a rich history on Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

Joan Leffel

March 22, 2017 Joan Leffel's life moved peacefully to its close in the presence of family on March 12, in Fort Myers, Florida. Mrs. more »»

Margaret Lynn Ridlehoover

March 3, 2017 Margaret Lynn Ridlehoover, 73, of Sanibel, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 after a battle with kidney disease. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. more »»

Judy Goldenberg

February 28, 2017 Judy Goldenberg, age 80, passed away on February 13, 2017. Survived by her loving husband and best friend of 43 years, Herbert Goldenber. more »»

Gloria B. Allaire

February 27, 2017 Gloria B. Allaire, 90, of Plano, TX, formerly of Sanibel, FL, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. more »»

Jack Ryan Tumminello

February 24, 2017 In Loving Memory Jack Ryan Tumminello Nov. 15, 2010-March 2, 2016 A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: The new City Council springs into action

March 22, 2017 Now that the City Council election is behind us and the results are in, Sanibel can move forward with its aggressive agenda for the next several years. more »»

In the Garden: Dwarf hibiscus: small plant, big impact

March 22, 2017 Hibiscus is in the Malvaceae family of tropical plants and are known worldwide as the poster plant for tropical islands. more »»

Living Sanibel: Whistling ducks

March 22, 2017 Fulvous whistling duck (Dendrocygna bicolor) Although all eight species of whistling ducks are called ducks, they are actually more closely related to swans and geese than to members of the duck, o... more »»

Theater Notes: Community Theater prevails

March 22, 2017 Have you ever been involved in Community Theater? Remember the pressures as opening night came closer and closer. more »»

Poetic License: Second thoughts while waiting to make a left turn onto Periwinkle Way at height of season

March 22, 2017 Maybe creating the paradise was too easy, maybe the overlooked place we built against the current fashion, the shell filled beaches we kept replenishing with borrowed sand, the great big sanctuary w... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Always look twice

March 15, 2017 To the editor: This is a true story. A few months ago, I almost died while biking the shared use path on Sanibel. Some readers will think I am exaggerating because there was no accident. more »»

Many thanks

March 8, 2017 To the editor: After a beautiful month on Sanibel, we decided to enjoy one last meal before leaving for the airport. On our way, our car broke down at Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay Road. more »»

Say no to roundabout

March 8, 2017 To the editor: The regional daily ran an article recently that stated that the Sanibel intersection of Periwinkle Way and the causeway exit is number one on the list of intersections being considere... more »»

A river of questions

March 8, 2017 To the editor: I want to make it very clear. I strongly support the City of Sanibel and the conservation community when it comes to promoting clean water in general. more »»

Vote Maughan

March 1, 2017 To the editor: Water quality is paramount to the future of our community, so Jason (Maughan) has put his time and money into fighting the industrial agricultural polluters others would cozy up to. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Full moon rising brings good fishing reports

March 22, 2017 A full moon and warm weather brought days with good fishing and a wide variety of fish. On the water it really felt like the change of seasons and spring arrived early. more »»

On the Water: Strong winds stall a good week of fishing

March 15, 2017 With a stretch of warm weather, fishing was heating up and the bite was getting good, and then the winds came. more »»

On the Water: March will bring some of the best fishing

March 8, 2017 The month of March is the beginning to some of the best fishing of the year in Southwest Florida. more »»

On the Water: Local fishing heating up with the weather

March 1, 2017 Over the past week, anglers experienced pretty good weather for the most part and despite several days with tides less than desirable, fishing wasn’t too bad. more »»

On the Water: It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead

February 15, 2017 It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead As expected for this time of year with changing weather conditions, fishing reports varied. more »»

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