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‘A Christmas Carol’ production begins at BIG ARTS Strauss Theater

November 30, 2016 A talented cast of six actors will bring the story of “A Christmas Carol” to life, as it is portrayed through the eyes of a child, inviting the entire family to enjoy the performance. more »»

 
 
 

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‘A Christmas Carol’ production begins at BIG ARTS Strauss Theater

November 30, 2016 A talented cast of six actors will bring the story of “A Christmas Carol” to life, as it is portrayed through the eyes of a child, inviting the entire family to enjoy the performance. more »»

Sanibel Police Department receives outpouring of support from island community, elsewhere

November 30, 2016 The Sanibel Police Department received a handful of surprises from the community Monday, Nov. 28, all of which shared a common theme - their outpouring support for their island police department. more »»

Low-speed vehicle rental storefront denied by planning commission

November 30, 2016 The Sanibel Planning Commission denied a request for a conditional use permit that would have allowed a rental business of street legal low-speed vehicles to have a storefront on Periwinkle Way last... more »»

Personalized gift shares father’s love of birds

November 30, 2016 A hand-painted and designed present now adorns the end of one part-time residents driveway for all of his neighbors to see. more »»

Osprey focal point of special ‘Ding’ lecture

November 30, 2016 “Osprey’s Across the Pond” will be the focal point of a special lecture at J.N. more »»

News from around the region

Northwest property owners balk at utilities 'undergrounding' plan

December 2, 2016 Cape Coral officials were back in the northwest Cape again Thursday evening, expaining a plan to bury electric and cable television lines underground in the neighborhood. more »»

Death penalty sought in double homicide

December 2, 2016 The state will seek the death penalty in a 26-year-old double homicide that included a child victi. more »»

Eagle files session bills

December 2, 2016 State Rep. Dane Eagle, R-77, plans to hit the ground running when the 2017 Florida legislation session begins on March 7. more »»

Festival of Lights: Cape holiday tradition continues Saturday

December 2, 2016 Cape Coral's traditional start to the holiday season arrives downtown on Saturday with the lighting of the Christmas Tree and a visit by Santa Claus. more »»

South Cape venues make some changes

December 2, 2016 With the recent closing of Tubby's City Hangout, some of the staff have found a new home. The former LGBT-friendly bar, at 4810 Vincennes St., closed down on Dec. 20. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘A Christmas Carol’ production begins at BIG ARTS Strauss Theater

November 30, 2016 A talented cast of six actors will bring the story of “A Christmas Carol” to life, as it is portrayed through the eyes of a child, inviting the entire family to enjoy the performance. more »»

Personalized gift shares father’s love of birds

November 30, 2016 A hand-painted and designed present now adorns the end of one part-time residents driveway for all of his neighbors to see. more »»

Magg to have book signing at MacIntosh Books

November 30, 2016 An author, who has been on the island for 36 years, has released another book sharing the deep history of the women of the island. “The Remarkable Women of Sanibel and Captiva” was released Nov. 2. more »»

Behind the lens: Melanie Moraga

November 30, 2016 When Melanie Moraga, the assistant director of the Bailey-Matthews National Museum, isn’t at work, you can find her combing the beaches of Sanibel in search of that perfect sunset or shell picture. more »»

A passion of creativity, combined with the love of shells, has kept a group alive for numerous decades

November 23, 2016 Once a week shell enthusiast have gathered and shared their love of creativity while making a vast assortment of shell inspired projects - anything from jewelry to intricate flower arrangements, for... more »»

Business

Low-speed vehicle rental storefront denied by planning commission

November 30, 2016 The Sanibel Planning Commission denied a request for a conditional use permit that would have allowed a rental business of street legal low-speed vehicles to have a storefront on Periwinkle Way last... more »»

Magg to have book signing at MacIntosh Books

November 30, 2016 An author, who has been on the island for 36 years, has released another book sharing the deep history of the women of the island. “The Remarkable Women of Sanibel and Captiva” was released Nov. 2. more »»

Captiva House adds new items to menu

November 23, 2016 The Captiva House, which is a part of ‘Tween Waters Inn, is undergoing transitions to update itsmenu and decor. more »»

Two local businesses win Blue Chip Award

November 18, 2016 Longtime Sanibel business owner Billy Kirkland was announced as a recipient for the 22nd annual BB&T Blue Chip Community Business Award on Nov. 3. more »»

Huxter’s new owners give the building a makeover

November 18, 2016 Huxter’s Market & Deli has seen a lot of changes over the last 50 years. In the 50s, Huxter’s was originally just a fruit and vegetable stand. more »»

Obituaries

Harold Dagner Gleitz

November 11, 2016 Harold Dagner Gleitz, 84, of Sanibel, Florida died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Dr. and Mrs. A.. more »»

Colonel Peter K Foley

October 25, 2016 Colonel Peter K Foley, USAF Retired, brother of Thomas F.X. Foley (JMCNJ Retired) of Sanibel, Florida, was late of Spring Lake, New Jersey and Georgia. more »»

Paul M Smart

October 21, 2016 Paul M. Smart passed away on October 9, 2016 in Ft. Myers. He was born on January 6, 1929 to Paul and Frances Smart in Middleport, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U. S. more »»

Suzanne Marie Dubuc

October 18, 2016 Suzanne Marie Dubuc, 69, of Narragansett and Sanibel, FL, passed away at her Rhode Island home on October 15 after a sixteen-month battle with lymphoma. more »»

Dennis Dintino Jr

October 17, 2016 Dennis Dintino Jr, 68, of Sanibel passed away Thursday, 10/06/16. Arrangements by Greco Funeral Home. Share condolences at www.grecofuneral.com. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: It was a slow week out on the water

November 30, 2016 While I spent the past week out of town and off the water, it appeared I returned to find a slow bite and areas of red tide. more »»

Faces on Faith: Through the eyes of a child

November 30, 2016 The beautiful and glorious season of Advent (from the Latin word for “coming” ) is once more upon us and again, I rejoice that my religious heritage encourages me to immerse myself in the spiritual... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Fun facts about Iceland

November 30, 2016 Golly, everyone must have gotten the memo up north that the weather was changing and not in a good way. more »»

Shell Shocked: What do they know about Sanibel?

November 30, 2016 How well do you think Sanibel is known outside Sanibel? To find out, I conducted a personal “man on the street” interview on the streets of New York recently. more »»

Theater Notes: Courageous theater

November 30, 2016 The Laboratory Theater of Florida is where you find cutting edge and courageous theater. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you all for your generosity

November 30, 2016 To the editor: Dear neighbors and friends, Amazingly we have donated over 10,000 pounds of turkey over the nine years of the Turkey Drop and Roll. more »»

Water Water two buckets and shutoff while brushing

November 30, 2016 To the editor: Clearly we have to become more responsible about water usage. As the Island fills up with snowbirds and more visitors, the demands on water during this drought will increas. more »»

Thanks for the calls

November 23, 2016 To the editor: Dear Republican friends, I very much appreciated your many enthusiastic phone calls this week. I am happy for you that Secretary Clinton lost and Donald Trump won. more »»

Trump not fit to be our president

November 23, 2016 To the editor: This week’s The Island Reporter features a story on the front page entitled “Sense of Hope Returns to Americans After Election.” Wow. Really? Because all I feel is hopelessness. more »»

An update, please

November 23, 2016 To the editor: We have been trying unsuccessfully to get a status of the sexual harassment issue on Sanibel. Inquiries to the city are ignored and not responded to. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Ding Darling holds annual fishing derby Thanksgiving weekend

November 23, 2016 The fifth annual “Ding” Darling Kids Fishing Derby is set to take place at the Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A) Saturday, Nov. 26. more »»

Ready, aim, fire: Archery lessons at the Sanibel Recreation Center

November 10, 2016 What used to be the Sanibel Recreation Center’s old basketball court is now their archery range. Up until Dec. more »»

On the Water: Wind, wind and even more wind!

November 10, 2016 To say the past week on the water was windy would be an understatement. more »»

On the Water: Enjoying the first cool front of the season

November 3, 2016 Our first real cool front that brought a couple days of strong north winds arrived over the weekend. Fishing ahead of the front was good despite breezy days. more »»

Fort Myers High School girls basketball team holds car wash to fund upcoming tournament

October 26, 2016 The Fort Myers High School girls basketball team has picked up some bragging rights. The team was invited to compete at the elusive Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona Dec. 18. more »»

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