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Communitywide Thanksgiving event returns Nov. 23

November 19, 2014 Plymouth Rock was not like this. In a much warmer climate, the city’s annual Thanksgiving Celebration returns Nov. 23 at the Sanibel Community Hous. more »»

 
 
 

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Communitywide Thanksgiving event returns Nov. 23

November 19, 2014 Plymouth Rock was not like this. In a much warmer climate, the city’s annual Thanksgiving Celebration returns Nov. 23 at the Sanibel Community Hous. more »»

Cashing in on Causeway toll surplus

November 19, 2014 For the first time in over a decade, the Sanibel Causeway is literally paying back Sanibel’s citizens, after a surplus payout of $1.3 million was raised by the toll funds in the last year. more »»

Dark Skies discussion pushed back

November 19, 2014 The Dark Skies ordinance discussion by the Sanibel City Council has been pushed to December’s meeting, after a lengthy conversation took place at November’s meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4. more »»

Council supports Watershed report

November 19, 2014 City Council voted unanimously Monday night to fully support the Caloosahatchee Watershed White Paper report that is the fruit of the labor of a group of Southwest Florida government and scientific... more »»

Bailey’s Center broadens choices

November 19, 2014 The Bailey’s retail complex is undergoing a modest facelift in services, owners said, that is shifting back the idea of a town square that was once a cornerstone of island life. more »»

News from around the region

Catch the Vision: Cape has multiple projects in the queue

November 20, 2014 Despite heavy winds and falling temperatures, this year’s fourth annual “Catch the Vision” event, organized by Raso Realty, was sold out and standing-room only Tuesday night. more »»

Police seek parking lot shooter

November 20, 2014 Cape Coral police were still searching Thursday for a suspect and additional information in the shooting death of a T.J. Maxx store manager earlier this week. At about 8:53 p.m. more »»

Turkey Trot: Annual Thanksgiving run in Cape set

November 20, 2014 Registrations for the Turkey Trot 5K run keep climbing little by little each year, making it one of the area’s oldest and biggest running events of the year. more »»

Water storage project gets $3 million jump

November 20, 2014 A water storage project with the space equivalent of 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools is expected to help in protecting water resources in Southwest Florid. more »»

Holiday Magic 2014: Santa, annual tree lighting, set for Cape Harbour

November 20, 2014 Kick off the holiday season early in Cape Coral with the 8th Annual “Holiday Magic 2014.” Taking place Friday from 6 to 10 p.. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

FabLab Project opens up Sanibel Library as a destination for kids

November 19, 2014 Lee County Public School students didn’t have school Monday, Nov. 10, so the Sanibel Public Library kicked off the new FabLab—a place to learn, create and design. more »»

World organization visits Sanibel

November 19, 2014 A poem that began with “Retire with me to Sanibel” capped a weeklong visit by the Road Scholar program, an organization for decades that exposes and immerses outsiders in local culture. more »»

Island filmmaker will release a second documentary in March

November 12, 2014 David E. Carter wants us to know the real Charlie Brown. Not that one, the artist whose fishprint work on Sanibel has captured the attention of collectors. more »»

Sanibel musician to perform 10 charitable concerts to benefit FISH

November 10, 2014 Chris Coile, a Sanibel musician and entertainer. will dedicate this year's charity donations will go to F.I.SH of Sanibel. more »»

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Days photo contest winners

November 5, 2014 “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) announced the winners of its 27th annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest at a special Conservation Art Day... more »»

Business

Cashing in on Causeway toll surplus

November 19, 2014 For the first time in over a decade, the Sanibel Causeway is literally paying back Sanibel’s citizens, after a surplus payout of $1.3 million was raised by the toll funds in the last year. more »»

Dark Skies discussion pushed back

November 19, 2014 The Dark Skies ordinance discussion by the Sanibel City Council has been pushed to December’s meeting, after a lengthy conversation took place at November’s meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4. more »»

Council supports Watershed report

November 19, 2014 City Council voted unanimously Monday night to fully support the Caloosahatchee Watershed White Paper report that is the fruit of the labor of a group of Southwest Florida government and scientific... more »»

Bailey’s Center broadens choices

November 19, 2014 The Bailey’s retail complex is undergoing a modest facelift in services, owners said, that is shifting back the idea of a town square that was once a cornerstone of island life. more »»

Bailey-Matthews celebrates birthday with free admission day

November 12, 2014 Hardly seems true. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will “shell-a-brate” its 19th birthday on Nov. 15. Free admission on Saturday (No. more »»

Obituaries

Robert M. Sipe

November 20, 2014 Robert M. Sipe, 90, of Fort Myers died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert J. Wigley "Wigs"

November 7, 2014 Robert J. Wigley "Wigs", age 84 of Sanibel Island, FL, formerly of Golden Valley, MN, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2014. Preceded in death by wife of 44 years, Jean; daughter, Kristin. more »»

Stefanie (Stevie) Roberts

November 6, 2014 Stefanie (Stevie) Roberts Stefanie Roberts: A happy spirit and guiding light. more »»

Daniel Barnett Hayes

November 5, 2014 Daniel Barnett Hayes of Sanibel, Florida passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, October 30, 2014 following a recent illness. He was 74 years old. Mr. more »»

Trudie Prevatt

October 27, 2014 Trudie Prevatt died peacefully at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Florida on Thursday, October 23. She was 73 years old. more »»

Local Columns

The dreaded dire diagnosis delirium

November 19, 2014 The family physician was testing my recall abilities.  He said:  “I’m going to read you a number and I’d like you to memorize it and feed it back to me. more »»

Living Sanibel: The sixth extinction

November 19, 2014 Coined by the Kenyan paleo-anthropologist Richard Leakey in the 1990s, the phrase “the Sixth Extinction” aptly describes the desolate state of the world’s bio-diversity toda. more »»

Theater Notes: A triumphant play, ‘Body Awareness’

November 19, 2014 The Gulfcoast Playhouse has done it again. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Yellow Alder (Turnera ulmifolia)

November 19, 2014 First impression: Oodles of miniature buttercups cover this never ending sprawling plant. Five super bright, sunny yellow petals make up each flower that measure around 2 inches across. more »»

Rubbish or Riches: ‘Happy Birthday’ Kline proves to be a valuable present, indeed

November 19, 2014 Has the owner of this week’s chosen object found Rubbish or Riches? Read on as I assess a painting on paper by American master Franz Kline (b. 1910 - d. more »»

Letters to the Editor

It all happened in three seconds

November 19, 2014 To the editor: I readied myself for night time biking. My helmet light blinking attention from car drivers coming out of restaurants. more »»

Who’s watching the watchers

November 19, 2014 To the editor: We are on camera, folks, but it is costing us a half-million bucks. more »»

Toys sought for birthday drive

November 12, 2014 To the editor: As many of you know, Community Youth Chorus takes a birthday party once a month to the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter to celebrate the birthdays of the kids living at the shelter. more »»

Blown away by leafblower noise

November 5, 2014 To the editor: The leafblower use is more than just annoying — it’s harmful to our ears without protection. It’s not only once a week, but daily. more »»

Guest Commentary: Election critical for Florida’s future – Please vote!

October 29, 2014 This November’s election will be a critical turning point for Florida’s future. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: With picture perfect weather, it’s great to be outdoors

October 29, 2014 Our weather was just about perfect over the past week — sunny skies, low humidity and a cool breeze. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed results for anglers

October 22, 2014 Fishing reports included fish biting everything, so-so fishing and a few, despite locating plenty of fish, having a difficult time getting them to ea. more »»

Galloway Captiva Tri huge in its fourth year

September 24, 2014 The Galloway Captiva Tri race Sept. 13-14 featured more than a 1,000 participants. The Saturday race was for youngsters, older athletes Sunday. more »»

Tennis legend plans Sanibel visit for benefit event

September 24, 2014 Nick Bolletttieri this year was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. more »»

On the Water: Fewer anglers means good fishing

September 24, 2014 As typical for the month of September, it’s been very slow on the water. Fishing is good but it’s one of if not the slowest month of the year for anglers fishing. more »»

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Bonsai Society annual Show and Sale 11-22

The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. will hold its annual Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, at the Lee Election Center, 13180 S. Cleveland Ave. (across from Bell Tower Shops) in Fort Myers. Admission and parking are free. The Saturday show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »


 
 
 
 
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