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County VCB doles out tourism awards

September 9, 2014 Twenty-nine Lee County tourism professionals received awards for their “over-the-top” hospitality professionalism during the 14th annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards at... more »»

Gopher tortoise Gus finally returns home

September 8, 2014 On Aug. 25, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) released a threatened species gopher tortoise back into the wild after eight long months of recovery. more »»

Planning Commission approves applications for F.I.S.H., Sanibel Sprout

September 8, 2014 On Aug. 26, Dr. Phillip Marks presided over his first Sanibel Planning Commission meeting as its chairman. more »»

Office manager by day, pet advocate by night

September 5, 2014 They're wanted. But for different reasons than posters used to hang in federal buildings. Photos in the Sanibel Post Office these days are of pets needing a home, mostly cats lost or displaced. more »»

Sanibel researcher seeks answers to questions about rare bird

September 5, 2014 In a world of hyper-examination, it's hard to imagine wildlife that biologists know little abou. more »»

Islands fishing industry gears up for snook opening

September 5, 2014 Some say forget the Silver King. Snook season starts this week. Sanibel and Captiva's welcoming machine has been gearing up for the annual flood of snook anglers. more »»

Labor Day recognizes the efforts of workers

August 28, 2014 Monday is Labor Day. Since the late 19th century, Americans have paid tribute to workers. more »»

Exotic to classic expected at Sept. 1 car show

August 28, 2014 A young Scot Congress was so excited with a new family stationwagon that he spent the night curled up in the back seat. more »»

Captiva family collection will share island's colorful history

August 28, 2014 Captiva Island history will get a huge boost in documenting its colorful history with the release of photos and documents relating to Anthony "Andy" Rosse, owner of the former Andy's Pier who lived... more »»

Sanibel pilot's hobby is no flight of fancy

August 6, 2014 Eden Roshberg may be Sanibel's youngest secret. more »»

Sanibel museum ends its 30th season on Aug. 2

August 1, 2014 What better place to recognize a day of significance than the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. The village that closes for a couple of months on Aug. 2 is concluding its thirtieth season. more »»

Sanibel artist noted for whimsy is getting popular

August 1, 2014 A Sanibel artist is gaining traction in a sometimes difficult and very competitive market. David Ruhe in Sanibel alone has sold some 30 original paintings, many others in Florida and the US. more »»

Hipschman appointed to Visit Florida committee

August 1, 2014 Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Executive Director Dorrie Hipschman has been appointed to Visit Florida's Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature committee. more »»

Reflective tape ordered on towers over 75 feet

August 1, 2014 It's going to be a little safer for pilots working close to the ground in mosquito patrols, airlifting medical emergencies and covering the beat in television news. more »»

White plans book tour kick off at Sanibel Doc Ford's

August 1, 2014 Sanibel author Randy Wayne White is releasing his new book "Haunted" on Aug. 19, with early book signings planned at the Sanibel Doc Ford's Aug. 17-18. more »»

Not all islanders happy with dark-sky extension

August 1, 2014 As Sanibel re-configures an important ordinance, one upset resident is telling the city enough is enough. And Karen Storjohann said she is not alone in her frustratio. more »»

Record tourist tax a sign of continued recovery

August 1, 2014 Things are continuing to improve in Lee County, with tourist tax collections up in record numbers from previous years. The so-called bed tax in May was up nearly 17 percent from 2013. more »»

Sanibel volunteer is an "angel" to island groups

July 24, 2014 Fishing pole? Nope. Golf club? Nope. Not enough time for any interest outside of volunteerism for Jerry Edelman. more »»

Fort Myers on track with help of Captiva businessman

July 23, 2014 Downtown Fort Myers is a few square blocks of restored hope. And it's partly because of smart and aggressive people like Rene Mivill. more »»

 
 

 

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