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Chief provides fire commissioners with good news on two subjects

November 16, 2018 Captiva Island Fire Control District Fire Chief Jeff Pawul shared news with the commission at its recent meeting — the district's new boat is done, and its VA incentive program was approved. more »»

 
 
 

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Chief provides fire commissioners with good news on two subjects

November 16, 2018 Captiva Island Fire Control District Fire Chief Jeff Pawul shared news with the commission at its recent meeting — the district's new boat is done, and its VA incentive program was approved. more »»

CCP sets process for reviewing issues raised by islanders

November 16, 2018 Starting with its December meeting, the Captiva Community Panel will decide how to address a narrowed down list of islanders' concerns as part of its process for updating the Captiva Code. more »»

The Launch to raise funds for island conservation initiatives

November 15, 2018 With the Strawless on Sanibel campaign at the end and the city's recent passing of a ban on plastic straws, Coastal Keepers will unveil its new initiatives at an upcoming fundraiser. more »»

Annual holiday celebration to feature fun, fellowship

November 15, 2018 For nearly three decades, island residents and visitors have come together on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to mark the approaching holiday with some music, fellowship and fun. more »»

Gallery to showcase lifelong work of Hollis Garland Jeffcoat

November 15, 2018 The first exhibit to open the new season at the Watson MacRae Gallery on Sanibel will showcase the lifelong work of abstract expressionist painter Hollis Garland Jeffcoat, who passed away in April. more »»

News from around the region

UEP road closures, week of Nov. 19

November 16, 2018 The Utility Expansion Project road closure schedule for the Week of Nov. more »»

Catch the Vision: Cape’s future is bright

November 15, 2018 The eighth annual Catch The Vision packed the house at Cape Christian Tuesday night with more than 500 attendees coming out to get educated on new developments coming to Cape Coral in 2019. more »»

Cape eyes timing of its elections

November 15, 2018 The city of Cape Coral is considering a change to its election schedule. more »»

Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving run to benefit Wellness Path at Cape hospital

November 15, 2018 Looking for a morning workout before indulging in all of the delectables Thanksgiving has to offer? The 39th annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, put on by the Fort Myers Track Club, will take place at... more »»

Public safety officers honored

November 15, 2018 Every year, FOS Furniture at 790 Del Prado Blvd. N. more »»

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The Launch to raise funds for island conservation initiatives

November 15, 2018 With the Strawless on Sanibel campaign at the end and the city's recent passing of a ban on plastic straws, Coastal Keepers will unveil its new initiatives at an upcoming fundraiser. more »»

Annual holiday celebration to feature fun, fellowship

November 15, 2018 For nearly three decades, island residents and visitors have come together on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to mark the approaching holiday with some music, fellowship and fun. more »»

Gallery to showcase lifelong work of Hollis Garland Jeffcoat

November 15, 2018 The first exhibit to open the new season at the Watson MacRae Gallery on Sanibel will showcase the lifelong work of abstract expressionist painter Hollis Garland Jeffcoat, who passed away in April. more »»

Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Indian mound excursion to resume

November 15, 2018 Captiva Cruises' tour focused on the centuries of local fishing cultures is returning for season. Running from Nov. more »»

Island Calendar

November 15, 2018 TODAY, NOVEMBER 14 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Business

Chief provides fire commissioners with good news on two subjects

November 16, 2018 Captiva Island Fire Control District Fire Chief Jeff Pawul shared news with the commission at its recent meeting — the district's new boat is done, and its VA incentive program was approved. more »»

The Launch to raise funds for island conservation initiatives

November 15, 2018 With the Strawless on Sanibel campaign at the end and the city's recent passing of a ban on plastic straws, Coastal Keepers will unveil its new initiatives at an upcoming fundraiser. more »»

Gallery to showcase lifelong work of Hollis Garland Jeffcoat

November 15, 2018 The first exhibit to open the new season at the Watson MacRae Gallery on Sanibel will showcase the lifelong work of abstract expressionist painter Hollis Garland Jeffcoat, who passed away in April. more »»

Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Indian mound excursion to resume

November 15, 2018 Captiva Cruises' tour focused on the centuries of local fishing cultures is returning for season. Running from Nov. more »»

Let's Go

November 15, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host “Evenings at the Homestead: The Water Crisis of 2018” on Nov. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the pavilion at the Bailey Homestead Preserv. more »»

Obituaries

William Kish

November 16, 2018 William Kish, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, November 11 at the age of 77. Mr. Kish was the second son of the late William and Pauline (nee Daley) Kish. more »»

Gregory A. O’Neill

November 7, 2018 Gregory A. O’Neill, 96, of Sanibel died 11-4-18.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Raymond Joseph Vazquez

October 17, 2018 Raymond Joseph Vazquez, 88, of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

William Burks

October 2, 2018 William Burks died on July 29, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 91. He was born in Saltillo, Mississippi and eventually made his way to Akron, Ohio where he graduated from high school. more »»

Walter S. Thompson

September 21, 2018 HARWICH - Walter S. Thompson, 79, of Harwich, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, September 17, surrounded by his family, due to complications of Parkinson’s diseas. more »»

Local Columns

Major step toward acquisition

November 16, 2018 Last week, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to move our 68-acre Wulfert Bayous acquisition project into the next phase of potential purchase through Lee County's... more »»

School sales tax vote demonstrates community’s commitment to children, future

November 16, 2018 On behalf of the 84,000-plus students in our public schools, we want to say thank you for making children a priority. more »»

Faces on Faith: Farewell Sanibel — with great Thanksgiving

November 15, 2018 A little over 17 years ago, the Donovan family was privileged to be called to serve at the Sanibel Community Church. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Sanibel Sea School speaker covers red tide, blue-green algae

November 15, 2018 Although the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust has just closed its fall grant cycle and all applications have been processed, our trust board will not announce the grant recipients’ names until all have... more »»

Island club kicks off boating season monthly Cruise and Rendezvous

November 15, 2018 With many of members of the America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva contingent having freshly returned from their summer sojourn north, the scheduled October Cruise and Rendezvous turned out to be... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Clean water was a key local issue

November 15, 2018 To the editor: The headline on your recent editorial was “Battle won, fight goes on. more »»

Time to start thinking P.I.N.K. again

November 15, 2018 To the editor: The Dunes Women’s Golf Association is beginning to make plans for its annual Play for P.I.N.. more »»

Vote on facts and past action, not party

October 31, 2018 To the editor: As a registered Independent, I appreciate the unifying message of recent signs suggesting water quality is important for Republicans and Democrats alike. more »»

Dangerous curve at Blind Pass

October 31, 2018 To the editor: The residents of Del Sega are facing a worsening situation with the cars speeding through a 25 mph zone at Blind Pass. I have been a property owner since the late 1970. more »»

Tourism is bigger economic value to Florida

October 24, 2018 To the editor: I noticed from the map by the Sugar Farmers — published in the Islander — that they claim 30 percent of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee is directed along the Caloosahatchee River... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Island Calendar

November 15, 2018 TODAY, NOVEMBER 14 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Sea School to host fishing-related events

November 15, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School will host an evening of fly fishing films and discussion on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. more »»

LCSO: Body of missing boater found near Punta Rassa boat ramp

November 12, 2018 The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that it has recovered the body of a missing boater. At 9:50 a.m. more »»

City presents holiday operation hours, refuse collection schedule

November 9, 2018 The city of Sanibel reported that refuse, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal will have no changes in their pick-up schedule. For more information, call 239-334-1224. more »»

Monthly photo contest resumes

November 9, 2018 R.S. Walsh Landscaping announces the return of its monthly photos contest to showcase Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

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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 »


 
 
 
 
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