Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Home RSS

Real Estate
 
 
 
Escape the summer heat at the Sanibel library

August 16, 2019 The Sanibel Public Library’s annual summer reading program has come to a clos. more »»

 
 
 

Community News

Escape the summer heat at the Sanibel library

August 16, 2019 The Sanibel Public Library’s annual summer reading program has come to a clos. more »»

County announces planned lane closures along McGregor

August 16, 2019 The city of Sanibel reported receiving a notice that Lee County will have a contractor installing drilled shafts and guardrail for new sign structures on McGregor Boulevard west of Shell Point... more »»

F.I.S.H., CFI collaborate to help island neighbors

August 16, 2019 Through a one-year grant awarded by the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva is able to help island residents and workers through its Helping Hands Program. more »»

City, police offer tips to keep students safe

August 16, 2019 The city of Sanibel reported that classes resumed on Aug. 12 at The Sanibel Sea School. The community is being asked to do its part to help keep the students safe. more »»

Author releases first historical novel

August 16, 2019 Island author and historian Betty Anholt recently published her first historical novel, “Turtle Coast,” based on the waterways of the island coast. more »»

News from around the region

Proposed seawall standards could prove costly

August 15, 2019 A potential change in seawall standards in Cape Coral could find waterfront homeowners digging much deeper into their pockets for repairs and replacements. more »»

Multi-agency crackdown results in 120 arrests

August 15, 2019 An operation to reduce violent gang crime in Lee County led by the U.S. Marshals and conducted by area law enforcement has resulted in 120 arrests. The U.S. more »»

‘Hard stuff to talk about...:' Disciplinary actions for minority students still deemed too high

August 15, 2019 Although the Lee County School District is making strides in the right direction in terms of referrals and suspensions, more work needs to be done to keep students — especially minority students — i... more »»

Generational bond: Retired Cape firefighter and German family stay close decades after meeting

August 15, 2019 Chris Schroder picked up the phone and heard a familiar voice on the other end. more »»

Family gets keys to the American Dream

August 15, 2019 A Cape Coral family’s lives were changed for the better Wednesday morning, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry countie. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Escape the summer heat at the Sanibel library

August 16, 2019 The Sanibel Public Library’s annual summer reading program has come to a clos. more »»

New roof goes up at BIG ARTS

August 14, 2019 BIG ARTS provided an update on its “Continue the DREAM” construction project. more »»

Tower Gallery showcasing new artists, new artwork

August 13, 2019 With the addition of several new artists, one island gallery has a lot of new pieces to explore. more »»

Headliners for Island Hopper fest announced

August 13, 2019 Starting off on Captiva on Sept. 20-22, Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will kick off its sixth year with an impressive lineup of talented singer-songwriters. more »»

American Legion

August 13, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Aug. 14: General meeting with installation of officers at 6 p.m. more »»

Business

CROW open to visitors during holiday weekend

August 14, 2019 In honor of the Labor Day weekend, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's AWC Visitor Education Center will be open on Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

UPDATE: Comment period on proposed LORS deviation extended

August 14, 2019 UPDATE: Comment period on proposed LORS deviation extended The U.S. more »»

F.I.S.H. helping to strengthen work force skills through education

August 14, 2019 Many who enroll in continuing education programs make time to attend classes because they understand higher education provides a pathway to upward mobility and improving the future of themselves and... more »»

Decal program results in donation

August 14, 2019 Bank of the Islands recently made a donation through the We Love Our Islands program. more »»

Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts undergoes corporate restructure

August 14, 2019 Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts recently announced a new corporate leadership structure. Effective Aug. more »»

Obituaries

Ray R Dalbec

August 6, 2019 In his 70 years, Ray was a devoted husband to his wife Sandra, selfless father to his daughter Kristen Careau and son Matthew Dalbec and their respective spouses, Andrew and Jill, loving Pepere to... more »»

K K Bigelow

July 29, 2019 K K Bigelow, 97, of Sanibel, Florida passed away July 26, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

ELIZABETH TAYLOR KINDT

July 26, 2019 ELIZABETH TAYLOR KINDT, 78, of Fort Myers, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019. She was born May 18, 1941 in Bethlehem, PA to Robert and Miriam (Reed) Taylor. more »»

Michael Lory Skaggs

July 25, 2019 Michael Lory Skaggs, 65, of Indian Trail, North Carolina and formerly of Sanibel, Florida passed away July 15, 2019 surrounded by his family that he loved with all of his heart. more »»

Joseph Morris Babcock Jr

July 22, 2019 Joseph Morris Babcock, Jr., 95, of Sanibel, Florida passed away July 20, 2019. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Local Columns

Why the Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park is so cool

August 13, 2019 The Sanibel Slough, known to most of us as the Sanibel River, feeds fresh water into low-lying swales to create Sanibel’s interior wetland system. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Exchange student, district assistant governor speak at meeting

August 13, 2019 Rotary International’s motto and logo this year reflects the connections that Rotary makes around the world. more »»

Safe at Sea: MOB and propeller strike

August 13, 2019 (Editor's note: Information in this column was taken from the text for the America’s Boating Course, which is offered by the local America’s Boating Club chapter. more »»

Faces on Faith: Conciliation

August 13, 2019 (Editor's note: All quotations are from the New Living Translation of the Bible.) Peacemakers are an endangered species in our culture of verbal attacks and marginalization. more »»

On the Water: Fishing’s good despite unsettled weather

August 13, 2019 Despite heavy rain showers that were likely to appear any time of day, fishing wasn't too bad for those who ventured out over the week. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Our Faustian bargain

August 6, 2019 To the editor: If there is one unforgettable lesson all of us took away from the horrific red tide event on Sanibel last summer and fall it is that paradise is vulnerable. more »»

Nation without borders is no longer a nation

August 6, 2019 To the editor: After reading her letter published in the July 24, 2019, edition of the Island Reporter, I am saddened by Leah Blery’s inability to comprehend the magnitude of the problem this... more »»

Speak up but with compassion, consideration

July 23, 2019 To the editor: I am writing in response to a comment shared in the Word on the Island published in the July 17, 2019, edition of the Island Reporte. more »»

No E-bikes on Sanibel

July 2, 2019 To the editor: As a longtime visitor and current year-round resident of Sanibel, I support 100 percent the views of Jane Holder in her letter to the editor (“Sanibel should not be mecca for e-bikes”... more »»

Sanibel should not be mecca for e-bikes

June 25, 2019 To the editor: For two weeks now there have been letters regarding the use of e-bikes on our shared use path with requests to write to our council members to allow their use. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Annual repairs began on city's SUP

August 16, 2019 The city of Sanibel's annual repairs to the Shared Use Paths will begin on Aug. 19. For safety, the areas under repair will be barricaded off from users. more »»

SCCF works with charter boat captain to rescue sea turtle

August 14, 2019 On Aug. 9, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Sea Turtle Hotline received a call that local boat charter Capt. Dayron Plana observed a loggerhead sea turtle struggling to dive. more »»

Spiny lobster season starts

August 14, 2019 The 2019 recreational and commercial spiny lobster season started on Aug. 6 and will run through March 31. more »»

American Legion

August 13, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Aug. 14: General meeting with installation of officers at 6 p.m. more »»

Island Calendar

August 13, 2019 THURSDAY, AUG. 15 Vinyasa Flow Yoga Vinyasa Yoga will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Instructor is Dr. Susan Pataky. more »»

Hurricane Guide 2018FacebookTwitter
 
 

What's Hot

Top Headlines Poll

  1. Address gun laws/gun access.
  2. Address mental health care.
  3. Address video games/Internet.
  4. Other.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Newspaper Links

 
 

SCCF teaches human uses of native plants 08-20

Did you know that Henry Ford stuffed the seats of his cars with the air plant, Spanish moss, or that Thomas Edison used the giant native Seaside Goldenrod for electrical conductivity experiments? Calusa fishermen of the past used the poisonous saponins in certain native plants to harvest their fish. more »


 
 
 
 
Brand Builders advertising affords you the opportunity to give people reasons to do business with you rather than your competition.
 
 
 

Multimedia

Latest CU Community Galleries

Latest Video

 
 
 
 

Latest Video