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July 20, 2016 Bobcats have thrived on Sanibel and Captiva for many years, but have no fear, they pose little threat to human. more »»

 
 
 

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Take a walk on the wild side with SCCF’s ‘Bobcat Tales’ program

July 20, 2016 Bobcats have thrived on Sanibel and Captiva for many years, but have no fear, they pose little threat to human. more »»

START’s BYOB program has given out 9,475 reusable bags to local businesses

July 20, 2016 START’s BYOB program has progressed tremendously since its initial launch last November. So far, the program has handed out 9,475 reusable bags to local businesses on Sanibel. more »»

Author DiVitto Kelly visits the Captiva Memorial Library to discuss new horror novel

July 20, 2016 DiVitto Kelly describes his first novel, “Seal Cove,” as a throwback horror story with just the right mix of humor, smarts and monster gore. more »»

An inside look at CROW

July 20, 2016 Interested individuals gathered at CROW’s Visitor Education Center to learn more about what the clinic does for wildlife, before being led on a tour showcasing the dorms, hospital and a few of their... more »»

Voter registration deadline approaches

July 20, 2016 Sanibel residents who want to cast a ballot in the August primary or who need to change their political party only have two weeks left to do so. more »»

News from around the region

Missing teen safe

July 22, 2016 Update: Nicole is safe and back home. Original post: The Cape Coral Police Department is asking the public for help locating a missing endangered juvenile. more »»

'Barkapooluza' this Saturday at Rack'em Billiards

July 22, 2016 Rack'em Billiards will hold "Barkapooluza" this Saturday to benefit Parker's Rainbow Bridge Animal Legacy. Live bands, raffles and more beginning at 3 p.m. Rack'ems is at 1011 SE 47th Terrace. more »»

Road Watch fo week of July 24

July 22, 2016 The Florida Department of Transportation has issued its upcoming road work report for Southwest Florida, week of July 24. more »»

Free school supplies giveaway

July 22, 2016 AMVETS65, Veterans Foundation and Dollar Tree will team up for a Free School Supplies Give-Away to be held Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Military Museum. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Rock Out Against Domestic Violence: Cape concert to benefit ACT

July 21, 2016 An upcoming concert will benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment and its Cape Coral services. For the first time, Rock Out Against Domestic Violence will take place on Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Wild Coffee Duo Announces Selections for July Concerts

July 21, 2016 The musicians of the Wild Coffee Duo (Susie Kelly, cello, and Abbey Allison, piano) have announced the selections they’ll play during their concert, "A Trip to the Zoo. more »»

Author DiVitto Kelly visits the Captiva Memorial Library to discuss new horror novel

July 20, 2016 DiVitto Kelly describes his first novel, “Seal Cove,” as a throwback horror story with just the right mix of humor, smarts and monster gore. more »»

Island Ballroom, Sanibel Dance, Pilates and Yoga form partnership to offer clients more

July 14, 2016 Dance instructor and business owner David Flory of Island Ballroom wants to give back to the community by giving students a stress-free environment to practice ballroom dancing as a form of relief. more »»

‘Lily Rocks’ party celebrates 10-year anniversary

June 22, 2016 A large white tent will be erected this weekend in the parking lot of Lily & C. more »»

Young surfer uses inspiration of ocean for his artwork

June 15, 2016 A manager of Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream grew up on Sanibel, witnessing the pure beauty of the island, while living in the Bailey Homestead. “It was quite the experience. more »»

Business

START’s BYOB program has given out 9,475 reusable bags to local businesses

July 20, 2016 START’s BYOB program has progressed tremendously since its initial launch last November. So far, the program has handed out 9,475 reusable bags to local businesses on Sanibel. more »»

4G network now available for AT&T Sanibel customers

July 20, 2016 Sanibel residents and visitors now have access to 4G network on their AT&T smartphones and tablets providing a faster internet experience. more »»

Sanibel resident gives birding cruises

July 14, 2016 Shortly after Ken Burgener took his very first cruise trip, the idea for what is now Carefree Birding, was born. more »»

Island Ballroom, Sanibel Dance, Pilates and Yoga form partnership to offer clients more

July 14, 2016 Dance instructor and business owner David Flory of Island Ballroom wants to give back to the community by giving students a stress-free environment to practice ballroom dancing as a form of relief. more »»

Bakery, sandwich shop approved to open on island

July 6, 2016 A new bakery and sandwich shop will come to the Islander Center after the Sanibel Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit last wee. more »»

Obituaries

Martin Edward "Marty" Roepstorff

July 13, 2016 Martin Edward âMartyã Roepstorff passed away peacefully under the gentle care of Good Shepherd Hospice on Monday, July 11, 201. more »»

Herbert E. Becke Jr

June 30, 2016 Herbert E. Becke Jr.  passed away on June 7th, 2016, just a few hrs. after the  75th anniversary of D day. Herb was involved in the 2nd wave of Army infantry that landed in Normand. more »»

Richard (Dick) Croft Kennedy

June 29, 2016 Richard (Dick) Croft Kennedy had the courage to choose his life, and his death, in the place he loved the most: on Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro, Maine after a week surrounded by three generations... more »»

Kenneth James Kelly

June 15, 2016 Kenneth James Kelly, age 76, of North Fort Myers and Easton, CT., passed away at home on 06/12/16. He was born May 19, 1940 in Yonkers, N.Y., son of Frank A. and Mary A. Kelly. more »»

Dale Eugene Armstrong

May 24, 2016 Dale Eugene Armstrong, Born June 15, 1927, in Windfall, Indiana, died May 12, 2016, Sanibel Island, Florida. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: Hot days on the water make fishing a challenge

July 20, 2016 Extreme heat kept many anglers off the water over the past week. The few that did venture out found fishing wasn’t too bad at times. more »»

Faces on Faith: What about age?

July 20, 2016 I happened to pick up a book at the Sanibel Library’s “Bag of Books for $1” sal. more »»

Sanibel Police presentation focused on How to Respond guidelines for the general public

July 20, 2016 On Friday, July 7 Rotarians woke up to the news that a sniper had ambushed and killed five Dallas Police Officers and injured a number of others in Dallas as they were just leaving their police... more »»

Shell Shocked: The Old Proofreader

July 20, 2016 He did it again. He was studying a menu at a nearby restaurant and he began to giggle. He had caught another lulu. He found a typographical error in the menu. more »»

Living Sanibel: The spotted skunk was once trapped heavily for its fur

July 20, 2016 The spotted skunk is roughly half the size of the striped skunk, and like its cousin, it is equipped with a strong, foul-smelling secretion that is sprayed at potential predators accurately at a... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Rewriting history

July 20, 2016 To the editor: The recent letter to the editor entitled “Vote for water quality” submitted by Jill Dillon has two significant error. more »»

Florida politicians receive $57.8 million dollars from Big Sugar

July 20, 2016 To the editor: Over two decades Big Sugar has given $57. more »»

Mental health bill passes House

July 20, 2016 To the editor: On July 6, the House of Representatives passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) by an overwhelming majority (422-2). more »»

Vote for water quality

July 14, 2016 To the editor: The New York Times and CNN have made Florida’s polluted water resource issue a national story equivalent to Flint, Michigan. more »»

Project is not about tourists, it’s about island residents

July 14, 2016 To the editor: I strongly support the Civic and Culture Core concept as a wonderful collaboration between three major island resources that nearly all of us benefit from; Island Seniors Center 4... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Hot days on the water make fishing a challenge

July 20, 2016 Extreme heat kept many anglers off the water over the past week. The few that did venture out found fishing wasn’t too bad at times. more »»

On the Water: Beat the heat to catch the most fish

July 14, 2016 Summertime weather with calm seas and blue skies gave anglers a host of fishing opportunities over the week. Inshore fishing was hit or miss as many anglers reported over the week. more »»

First paddleboard girls camp offered through Sanibel Sea School

July 6, 2016 The Sanibel Sea School is holding its first Wahine Tao Girls Paddleboarding Camp this month to teach young girls survival skills and paddleboarding all while boosting their confidence as they exceed... more »»

On the Water: Looking forward to July fishing

July 6, 2016 As we head into the month of July, we should have more good weather days to target fish both inshore and offshore, including gag grouper that are back in season. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed action out on the water

June 29, 2016 As we closed out spring and move into summer, a variety of fish were caught both inshore and off. more »»

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American Legion features meals 07-26

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