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Officials, activists, warily hopeful on plan to buy Lake O land

August 17, 2016 “It would be great... if they got it passed.” Fort Myers Beach Mayor Dennis Boback summarized what most others said about a $2.4 billion plan presented by Florida Sen. more »»

Turtle numbers break records on both islands

August 17, 2016 This year has been a record breaking year for sea turtle nests on Sanibel and Captiva. As of Aug. 11, SCCF has recorded a total of 804 loggerhead nests. more »»

Early voting period begins Saturday

August 17, 2016 Voters looking to beat the Election Day lines can cast their ballot early starting Saturday. Early voting for the Aug. 30 primary election will kick off this weekend and run through Saturday, Aug. 27. more »»

Businesses investing in solar could get tax break

August 17, 2016 If a constitutional amendment on the Aug. more »»

Crowded field in Supervisor of Elections race

August 17, 2016 Four candidates are challenging incumbent Sharon Harrington in the Aug. 30 non-partisan primary for the office of Supervisor of Election. more »»

Four candidates vying for school board seat

August 17, 2016 Four candidates are vying for the new, at-large District 6 seat on the Lee County School Board. In 2014, Lee County voters approved expanding the school board from five to seven members. more »»

Captiva Tri registration closes Monday

August 11, 2016 The Galloway Captiva Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11th, at the beautiful South Seas Island Resort, and is sprint-length event: swim 1/4 mile (440 yards), bike 10 miles run 5k (3.1 miles. more »»

New principal arrives at Sanibel School

August 10, 2016 The credentials Sanibel School’s new principal Chuck Vilardi brings for the 2016-17 year lauds academic honors and a consistency every school would love to harbo. more »»

Florida Senate leader proposes $2B Lake Okeechobee cleanup

August 10, 2016 STUART, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate's incoming president on Tuesday announced a $2. more »»

Invasive flatworm has arrived

August 10, 2016 The New Guinea flatworm, identified as one of the 100 worst invasive species due to its impact on biodiversity, has been found on Sanibel. more »»

Residents come out in support of Now or Neverglades

August 10, 2016 Hundreds of business owners and residents came out Aug. 4 to sign the Now or Neverglades Declaration at the Sanibel Chamber of Commerce. more »»

ACT to host 5th annual David Barbur Biker’s Brunch

August 10, 2016 Abuse Counseling and Treatment will hold its fifth annual David Barbur Biker’s Brunch Sunday, Aug. 21. The 30-mile trip will begin at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Sea School to screen mullet documentary

August 10, 2016 The Sanibel Sea School will screen Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish, Thursday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 8 p.. more »»

Nader has brought a ‘Steel City’ flavor to Sanibel for the last 12 years

August 10, 2016 Despite being located off the beaten path of Periwinkle Way, Pittsburgh native John Nader’s business venture 12 years ago in the form of the Great White Grill has prospered. more »»

Republican Primary, Congressional District 19: Bongino, Goss, Rooney to vie in three-way primary

August 10, 2016 A newcomer, a candidate with a political pedigree and a longtime GOP fundraiser and former ambassador will face off Aug. 30 in a Republican primary for the 19th District seat in the U.S. more »»

Benacquisto, challenger, to face off in closed primary

August 10, 2016 By CHUCK BALLARO It will be a battle between a battle-tested incumbent and an environmentally conscious newcomer from Sanibe. more »»

Two-way race in Aug. 30 primary for Lee County sheriff

August 10, 2016 Two candidates are running for Lee County Sheriff in the Republican Primary election with the winner on Aug. 30 to go up against non-partisan candidate James Didio in the November general election. more »»

Council supports 20/20, Everglades restoration

August 10, 2016 The Sanibel city council was a case of the sniffles away from not having a quorum, but was able to get a lot done during its monthly meeting Tuesday at City Hal. more »»

Floating wetlands doing the job in cleaning water

August 10, 2016 If you’re in the Pond Apple Park area of Sanibel and you happen to see a floating area of grass sitting in the water, it’s not some sort of island that just sprouted up. It was put there for a reason. more »»

Two county commission races on Aug. 30 ballot

August 10, 2016 The 2016 Lee County Commission races are limited to the Republican candidates for the Aug. 30 primary. more »»



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