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Recreation sponsorships a hit with donors, helping families with program costs

December 10, 2014 The generosity of islanders and island merchants continues to benefit families and workers. more »»

Islander’s deep feelings expressed in unique artwork

December 10, 2014 Joliejoelene Black is journaling to express pain, relief and joy in relationships, an outlet for the emotional rollercoaster of her life in the last year. more »»

Volunteers are the backbone of Sanibel’s Shell Museum

December 10, 2014 The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a destination for over 50,000 visitors a year, as the attraction displays some of the most unique, rare and beautiful sea shells and mollusks in the world. more »»

COTI still influencing the shaping of Sanibel

December 3, 2014 Although it took Mother Nature centuries to create the beauty of what is Sanibel Island, it has been the effort of a group of people to help preserve her work over the course of the last 40 years. more »»

Myra Roberts to be featured in island documentary

December 3, 2014 Myra Roberts, Sanibel artist who has become one of the best-selling painters in southwest Florida, will be featured in the upcoming documentary "7 Sanibel Artists. more »»

Island Hopper festival to return in 2015

December 3, 2014 Overwhelmingly positive feedback from musicians, visitors and island merchants will prompt the return in 2015 of the Islander Hopper Songwriter Fest. more »»

Island galleries, shops build inventory to brace for seasonal rush

December 3, 2014 As seasonal visitors and islanders surge back to Sanibel and Captiva, artists are gearing up at local galleries, nonprofits and shops. more »»

Historic group recognizes Sanibel for bike friendliness

November 26, 2014 Sanibel continues to cement its place as a top destination for bicyclists and others using the island’s ribbon of paved footpaths. more »»

Neighbor uses social media to protest proposed restaurant

November 26, 2014 A proposed shift in locations for an island restaurant is already drawing loud complaints from those living near the new site. One islander, in fact, will take his protests viral. more »»

Water storage project to help estuaries

November 26, 2014 A water storage project with the space equivalent of 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools is expected to help in protecting water resources in Southwest Florid. more »»

CROW’s Taste of the Island attracts a nice crowd

November 26, 2014 A total of 19 Sanibel-Captiva Island restaurants packed The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club’s first tee and driving range area for the 2014 CROW’s Taste of the Islands, which came under perfect, sunny... more »»

Cashing in on Causeway toll surplus

November 19, 2014 For the first time in over a decade, the Sanibel Causeway is literally paying back Sanibel’s citizens, after a surplus payout of $1.3 million was raised by the toll funds in the last year. more »»

Dark Skies discussion pushed back

November 19, 2014 The Dark Skies ordinance discussion by the Sanibel City Council has been pushed to December’s meeting, after a lengthy conversation took place at November’s meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4. more »»

Council supports Watershed report

November 19, 2014 City Council voted unanimously Monday night to fully support the Caloosahatchee Watershed White Paper report that is the fruit of the labor of a group of Southwest Florida government and scientific... more »»

Bailey’s Center broadens choices

November 19, 2014 The Bailey’s retail complex is undergoing a modest facelift in services, owners said, that is shifting back the idea of a town square that was once a cornerstone of island life. more »»

Bailey-Matthews celebrates birthday with free admission day

November 12, 2014 Hardly seems true. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will “shell-a-brate” its 19th birthday on Nov. 15. Free admission on Saturday (No. more »»

Resort sale sets record with $10 million deal

November 5, 2014 The sale of a Sanibel resort has fetched the highest price on the island in the last decade. The Waterside Inn on West Gulf sold for a reported $10 million to an Indiana investor. The Oct. more »»

Ball proceeds will go to purchase screening device

November 5, 2014 It’s likely that a youngster someday will be grateful islanders like to party. more »»

Tennis icon headlines island charity event

October 29, 2014 Tennis legend Nick Bollettieri and a couple of coaches from his Bradenton academy will roll into town Nov. 1 for a morning benefit. more »»

Out with the with the old

October 29, 2014 A piece of old, dried out drywall with kid drawings on it. An old VHS tape, more than partially unraveled. Some old vinyl records. more »»



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