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June 23, 2016 It’s raining cats and dogs this July at Lee County Domestic Animal Services and the showers are bringing deep discounts on pet adoptions at the shelte. more »»

 
 
 

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Lee County shelter offers summer specials on cats and dogs

June 23, 2016 It’s raining cats and dogs this July at Lee County Domestic Animal Services and the showers are bringing deep discounts on pet adoptions at the shelte. more »»

Coast Guard has recovered one body, search for missing family continues

June 23, 2016 The Coast Guard recovered a body Wednesday and continues to search the waters off Sanibel for a family reported missing after they left Sarasota in a sailboat Sunday but failed to arrive in Fort... more »»

One body recovered; search for missing family continues

June 23, 2016 The Coast Guard recovered a body Wednesday and continues to search the waters off Sanibel for a family reported missing after they left Sarasota in a sailboat Sunday but failed to arrive in Fort... more »»

Coast Guard continues search for sailboat with father and 3 teenagers missing; debris field located

June 23, 2016 The Coast Guard continues the search for a sailboat with a father and his three teenage children after finding a debris field Wednesday. 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 »»

News from around the region

As of Thursday afternoon, the Coast Guard had recovered two bodies; search continues for missing family

June 23, 2016 Working offshore off Sanibel Island, the Coast Guard recovered one body Wednesday and a second Thursday as the search for a missing family continue. more »»

Coast Guard has recovered one body, search for missing family continues

June 23, 2016 The Coast Guard recovered a body Wednesday and continues to search the waters off Sanibel for a family reported missing after they left Sarasota in a sailboat Sunday but failed to arrive in Fort... more »»

Coast Guard continues search for sailboat with father and 3 teenagers missing; debris field located

June 23, 2016 The Coast Guard continues the search for a sailboat with a father and his three teenage children after finding a debris field Wednesday. more »»

Water quality subject of summit

June 23, 2016 City leaders and experts came from both sides of Lake Okeechobee to discuss a subject that has started to have a negative impact on water quality and tourism: Lake Okeechobee. more »»

Area boaters asked to be on the lookout for missing family

June 22, 2016 The Coast Guard station on Fort Myers Beach Maritime Emergency Response Team is among the entities searching for a family that failed to arrive in Fort Myers after their sailboat was caught in heav... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘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 »»

‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ production to hit stage at Herb Strauss Theater

June 1, 2016 Approximately 30 youth will be featured in the upcoming Creative Theater Workshop’s production of “Little Mermaid Jr.” at BiG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. more »»

Rauschenberg Residency artists share their experience

June 1, 2016 Artists, designers, activists and scientists gathered at the Rauschenberg Residency from April 25 to May 26 creating pieces of artwork that focused on climate change through “Rising Waters II. more »»

Sanibel School students to put on classic production

June 1, 2016 The Sanibel School will continue its “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” production this Thursday and Friday featuring 34 sixth, seventh and eighth grade students for their final production of the year. more »»

Business

Two Sanibel Island businesses receive certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor for a third year

June 22, 2016 Billy Kirkland, owner of Billy’s Bike Rentals and Segway of Sanibel, moved to Sanibel in 1985 and has never left. more »»

New geriatric care company offers options for individuals in Lee County

June 22, 2016 Jewelyn Sims, owner and founder of Sunshine Aging Care Solutions, began her own geriatric care company in Lee County this month. more »»

Bennett’s now serving cold-brew

June 8, 2016 Bennett’s Fresh Roast has added a new coffee beverage to its menu that is designed to please the younger generation and people who want to beat the hea. more »»

Love that Dress Collection Party to be held at SS Hookers

June 1, 2016 The official Sanibel/Captiva Collection Party, which is being held for the eighth annual Love that Dress event, will be held at SS Hookers, just before the Sanibel causeway, Wednesday, June 15. more »»

New logo and name adopted for Lee Memorial Health System

June 1, 2016 Lee Memorial Health System board of directors approved a new name and graphic logo last month that will help represent the system’s direction in healthcare over the next 100 years. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Suzanne Lurie

May 23, 2016 Suzanne Lurie, 74, of Sanibel passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery, www.fortmyersmemorial. more »»

Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle

April 8, 2016 Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle, journalist, poet, and World War II veteran, 95, died peacefully at her home in Los Altos, CA, on April 3, 2016, in the company of her younger daughter, Frances Dorsett... more »»

Barbara B. Johnson

February 26, 2016 Barbara B. Johnson passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 after a brief hospital stay. She was born on November 4, 1916 in Ohio, the daughter of Bertha Beckwith and Elbe Johnson. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: Tough week of fishing

June 22, 2016 Last week wasn’t very kind to anglers or boaters. more »»

Faces on Faith: No more ‘us’ and ‘them’

June 22, 2016 There’s us and there’s them. We’re hearing a lot of that kind of language again in these days after the horrific shootings in Orlando. How quick we are to divide the world. Us or the. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Flood insurance has undergone numerous changes since inception

June 22, 2016 At the start of hurricane season each year many property owners on Sanibel and Captiva check property insurance policies, including flood insurance coverage; reviewing policies and making sure... more »»

Shell Shocked: What Sanibel does during the summerSmile, you’re on television

June 22, 2016 This is the time of year that the Sanibel-Captiva winter irregulars are up Nort. more »»

Living Sanibel: Common land snail thrives under Florida sun

June 22, 2016 Well adapted to tropical regions, the land snail is a common sighting on both Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Beware of the cry for more state land buying

June 22, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a common rallying cry for Florida activists looking to return the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. more »»

Onward and upward?

June 22, 2016 To the editor: I marvel to see our very own proclaimed local resident, Chauncey Goss, Sanibel City Councilman elected March 2015 — March 2019, is now running for the anticipated upcoming vacancy in... more »»

Civic and Cultural Core project is very much needs

June 22, 2016 To the editor: We have owned a home on Sanibel for 19 years and have been on the Island for 35 years. more »»

Round and Round on Sanibel

June 22, 2016 To the editor: The City Council should visit Hilton Head Island to experience roundabouts. more »»

Bigger isn’t always better

June 15, 2016 To the editor: I was very pleased to read the recent letter from Tom DeBenedictis in the Island Reporter. In a short amount of space he has highlighted several problems (owners vs. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Tough week of fishing

June 22, 2016 Last week wasn’t very kind to anglers or boaters. more »»

On the Water: It’s a good month to fish or for boating in general

June 15, 2016 This is the month summer settles in, bringing hot, humid days, and afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

On the Water: Fishing the full moon tides brings success

June 1, 2016 While many anglers focused on tarpon, full moon tides also brought good action for other species over the week. Full moon tides put anglers on the chase for tarpon through the weekend. more »»

Islands Night continues tradition of gathering community

May 25, 2016 Now in its 23rd year, a tradition that began by Sam Bailey continues to gather the communities of Sanibel and Captiva together for a night out at Hammond Stadiu. more »»

On the Water: Weather has been perfect for fishing

May 25, 2016 Perfect weather for pretty much the entire week gave anglers the chance to target pretty much any species they desired inshore or offshore. more »»

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