Sanibel Police Officer Shot

Sanibel police office Jarred Ciccone was shot a little before 8 PM on Sunday evening while sitting in his Sanibel patrol car. |

Sanibel Police Officer Shot & Wounded; Suspect In Custody. As reported by The News-Press, Sanibel police office Jarred Ciccone was shot a little before 8 PM on Sunday evening while sitting in his Sanibel patrol car. “The Sanibel resident arrested Monday on a charge of attempted murder of a city police officer had 15 incidents with Sanibel police…

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Sanibel Exotic Lizard Management Program

Sanibel: Spiny-tailed Iguana File Photo (Ctenosaura similis) by J.D. Willson, Via Creative Commons. |

Sanibel Exotic Lizard Management Program Approved By City Council. As reported by the Island Reporter. “To protect Sanibel’s native vegetation and wildlife populations from exotic green and spiny-tailed iguanas and to monitor for the potential presence of other exotic lizards, such as Nile monitors, the City of Sanibel continues to implement the Exotic Lizard Management…

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FWC Receives $19M In Deepwater Horizon Funding

Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Christmas Bird Count, File Photo, American Oystercatcher With Chick By Gregory Gard, Via Creative Commons. |

FWC Receives $19M Deepwater Horizon Funding For Shorebird, Sea Turtle & Gulf Fisheries Conservation Due To Oil Spill. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following news release at 1;35 PM/E today. “The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for…

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Chapel By The Sea Worship Season Begins

Captiva Island Chapel By The Sea, Holiday Lights 2, Courtesy Of Chapel By The Sea. |

Chapel By The Sea Worship Season Begins Chapel By The Sea has begun services for the 2016 -2017 season! Chapel By The Sea is an inter-faith Christian ministry, and is open to all seasonally, from the second week of November through the month of April. During that time, worship occurs every Sunday at 11:00am. “Our chapel, which is…

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SanCap Cracker Fest Tomorrow, Friday, November 4

The Apple Butter Band, The 8th annual Cracker Fest is set to take place Friday, Nov. 4, from 6-10 p.m., at the Bait Box. |

Cracker Fest Begins At 6PM At The Bait Box. The Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, Inc. (START) is once again hosting Cracker Fest tomorrow, Friday, November 4. “The Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, Inc. (START) is busily preparing for our eighth annual affair, featuring a grand evening of dining, dancing to the music…

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Sanibel Golf Cart Debate: “Street Legal” Carts

Sanibel Planning Commission is scheduled to include consideration of an application for a conditional use permit allowing the establishment on Sanibel of a business that will rent up to fifteen "low speed vehicles. |

COTI: Planning Commission Should Reject Rentals of “Low Speed Vehicles” – Street Legal Sanibel Golf Carts. COTI, Committee Of The Islands, issued the following news release regarding the consideration of Street Legal Sanibel Golf Carts. “The November 8th [changed from an earlier date] meeting of the Sanibel Planning Commission is scheduled to include consideration of…

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Seasonal Manatee Zones Go Into Effect November 15

Manatee Walking on Land, FWC Fish And Wildlife Research, Photo credit - Edgar Stout |

Watch Out For Migrating Manatees! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following news release. “Manatee numbers are up and these bulky aquatic mammals are on the move this month! The annual migration of Florida manatees begins in November, as the weather cools and Manatee Awareness Month is celebrated. Watch out for manatees swimming in…

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Lee County Sheriff’s Office Ends Investigation Of Father Christopher Senk

"Rev. Christopher Senk, of the St. Isabel Catholic Church, had been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the Diocese of Venice." File Photo. |

Investigation Of Priest Closed Due To Insufficient Evidence. As reported by WINK NEWS. “An investigation focusing on a Sanibel priest is now closed due to insufficient evidence, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Father Christopher Senk of St. Isabel Parish was being investigated for allegedly stealing money from an elderly church member with dementia.” For…

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Rev. Christopher Senk Investigated By Lee County Sheriff’s Office

"Rev. Christopher Senk, of the St. Isabel Catholic Church, had been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the Diocese of Venice." File Photo. |

Rev. Christopher Senk, Of St. Isabel Catholic Church, Placed On Leave. As reported by The News-Press. “A priest at a Sanibel church was investigated by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly exploiting a elderly parishioner. Rev. Christopher Senk, of the St. Isabel Catholic Church, has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the Diocese…

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Schnappers Suing Blue Bell Ice Cream

Schnappers Hots, a well-known Sanibel Island restaurant, is suing Blue Bell Ice Cream for hurting its business. |

Schnappers Hots Suing Blue Bell Ice Cream. As reported By WINK News. “Schnappers Hots, a well-known restaurant on the island, is suing Blue Bell Ice Cream for hurting its business. David Acheson, Schnappers’ owner, partnered with Blue Bell Ice Cream years ago until the ice cream was recalled for being linked to a lysteria outbreak….

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