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  • SCCF, Everglades Foundation Co-Hosting Water Update
    Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:16 PM

    The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation and Everglades Foundation are coming together to present the latest status of water management projects impacting the Caloosahatchee River and Everglades at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.

  • Researchers Seeking Islanders' Input on Coastal Vulnerability
    Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:09 PM

    Does living and doing business on islands that have an average elevation of about four feet in the 21st century mean coming to terms with sea level rise and storm surge inundation?

  • Friday, February 15, 2019 3:01 PM

    Sanibel Police responded to a report of a minor parking lot crash at 4:26 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in which one of the drivers left the scene. He was later found by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at his home in Lehigh Acres.

  • News-Press Cartoonist To Be Featured at Dems Meeting
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:53 PM

    News-Press Cartoonist Doug MacGregor will be the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Democratic Club of the Islands at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21in the Founders Room at the Sanibel Community House, 2l73 Periwinkle Way. The meeting is free and open to the public

  • 'Ding' Kicks Off 68-Acre Land Acquisition Campaign; Seeks $3M In Private Donations
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:09 PM

    The 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge announced its campaign to raise $9.5 million to purchase 68-acres of Sanibel property adjacent to the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The news came during the annual Go Wild for 'Ding' fundraiser, put on annually by DDWS.

  • Captiva Panel Eyes Funding For Numerous Projects
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:19 PM

    The Captiva Community Panel looked at various issues, from fertilizer use to rat poisons, and from electric-vs.-gas-powered leaf blowers and golf carts to dog feces removal, while debating proposed changes to the island’s code Tuesday (Feb. 12).

  • Assessment Methodology Is Taxing Issue for CEPD
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:31 PM
  • Goss Excited To Serve Region On Water Board
    Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:45 PM

    Driving back from West Palm Beach after a 7-hour briefing, Chauncey Goss reflected on his first insider view since he was appointed to represent Lee, Collier, Hendry and Charlotte counties on the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) board of governors.

  • Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:44 PM

    Chauncey Goss submitted his resignation as Councilman at City Council’s Feb. 5 meeting in MacKenzie Hall. Goss, who was first elected to Council in 2015, will take a seat on the South Florida Water Management District Board, at the invitation of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

  • Two City Employees Honored at Council Meeting
    Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:20 PM

    City Council honored two employees, Charlotte “Char” Durand and Robert Feliciano, at its meeting, Feb. 5 at City Hall. Durand, Recreation Program Coordinator, was named by fellow employees as Employee of the 2019 1st Quarter. Feliciano, police officer with the Sanibel Police Department, was recognized for 25 years of public service to the City.

  • Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:00 AM

    Michael Derechin was traveling in the eastbound lane of Middle Gulf Drive on his bicycle at 1:29 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, when possible miscues led to a collision with an east-bound vehicle operated by Mary Bailey, as she attempted to pass him.

  • Everglades Officials Say 'Keep Their Feet to the Fire'
    Friday, February 08, 2019 10:10 AM

    The initial moves of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis aimed at Everglades protection and restoration won strong approval from Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg, but also a warning that continued vigilance of public officials is necessary if Everglades restoration is to become a reality.

  • Diana Wilson: IWA’s First Female GM Takes The Helm
    Saturday, February 02, 2019 2:56 PM

    One week into her new position as general manager of the Island Water Association (IWA), Diana Wilson is brimming with excitement.

    I come from a treatment plant that does lime softening, so this is a new treatment technique for me. The staff here are very passionate and patient and really want to teach others, so life handed me a good situation here,” she says.

  • Saturday, February 02, 2019 2:01 PM

    Two drivers received citations following a minor parking lot crash Thursday, Jan. 31 at The Village Shops. Bethany Surrett, 29, Heflin, Ala., was backing her vehicle out of a parking space when it struck a vehicle operated by Anayansi Rodriguez-Pena, 44, Cape Coral. Surrett was cited for careless driving and Rodriguez-Pena was cited for driving without a licensed driver.

  • Are Marsh Rabbits Changing the Way Islanders Landscape?
    Saturday, February 02, 2019 1:36 PM

    For about a year now, some residents and business owners on Sanibel and Captiva have been perplexed by indigenous marsh rabbits that are experiencing a boom cycle on the islands.

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:49 PM

    The next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel is set for Tuesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms on Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:52 PM

    The optimum amount of water in the Caloosahatchee River follows the Goldilocks rule: You don’t want too much, and you don’t want too little. This area typically gets too much water in the rainy season, which last summer resulted in our area being deluged with blue-green algae. We often get too little water in the dry season, which is detrimental to the River’s tape grass habitat. Tape grass is important because it can help filter pollutants from the water, stabilize sediments and provide food for aquatic animals like snails and water fowl.

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 4:01 PM

    Bridget Dreher, 59, Morrow, Ohio, was traveling west on Periwinkle Way at 5:28 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, when a vehicle operated by Lyman Welch, 75, pulled into her lane of travel as he exited the parking lot of Traders restaurant, 1551 Periwinkle Way.

  • Captiva Sewer Study Attracts a Full House
    Friday, January 25, 2019 10:02 AM

    The head of an engineering firm hired to look at Captiva’s options for dealing with its wastewater said there is not much difference in the long-term costs facing island residents for hooking up with Sanibel’s sewer plant, expanding the South Seas sewer plant to serve the entire island or upgrading the aging septic systems serving about half the island.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:57 PM

    Sanibel Planning Commission unanimously elected Chuck Ketteman as chair and Roger Grogman as vice chair at its Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting in MacKenzie Hall. The commission also welcomed its two new members Eric Pfeifer and Paul Nichols, who were appointed by Council on Jan. 15.

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