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Young surfer uses inspiration of ocean for his artwork

June 15, 2016 A manager of Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream grew up on Sanibel, witnessing the pure beauty of the island, while living in the Bailey Homestead. “It was quite the experience. more »»

Fourteen Students Awarded $15,500 in Scholarships at ‘Ding’ Darling Ceremony

June 15, 2016 Fourteen students from the surrounding five-county area were awarded $15,500 in education conservation scholarships last Tuesday, the highest amount ever rewarded in the 10-year history of the... more »»

Sanibel Recreation Center annual facility maintenance closure

June 10, 2016 The Sanibel Recreation Center will be closed from Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 19, in order to complete numerous maintenance projects. The facility will reopen Monday, June 20. more »»

LandQwest selected to complete Gulf Coast Town Center leasing

June 10, 2016 LandQwest Commercial has been awarded the exclusive Gulf Coast Town Center leasing assignment in Fort Myers. more »»

Shellabrate National Seashell Day at Shell Museum

June 8, 2016 Award winning Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to shells and the mollusk that make them. more »»

First prescribed burn of the year at Sanibel Gardens

June 8, 2016 A prescribed burn was conducted on approximately 19 acres of wildlife habitat in the Sanibel Gardens Preserve (owned by SCCF and the City of Sanibel) on Friday, June . more »»

Seminar held to educate residents of hurricane season

June 8, 2016 In an effort to educate the community, a hurricane seminar was held to get residents prepared for the season, which began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. more »»

Property values up throughout Lee County

June 8, 2016 For the fourth year in a row, property values in Lee County continue to increase according to the preliminary estimated Taxable Values for 2016 released late last month and that increase is 6. more »»

Libraries gearing up for Summer Reading Program

June 8, 2016 The libraries on Sanibel and Captiva are gearing up for the annual Summer Reading Program to help encourage youngsters to continue reading when they are out of school. more »»

Community House demolition moving along

June 8, 2016 With the demolition of The Community House underway and moving along rather nicely, some structural repairs have been found with the historical room and auditorium. more »»

‘Find Waldo in Sanibel, FL’ creates summertime fun for youngsters

June 8, 2016 For the first time since Candlewick Press kicked off “Find Waldo Local” five years ago, the fun scavenger hunt is coming to the island this summer for kiddos of all ages. more »»

Take a bountiful look at Captiva Island through the eyes of local fishing captains

June 8, 2016 Captiva Island is just west of Sanibel Island separated by a stretch of water called Blind Pass. Captiva is like nowhere else in the world, especially when discovering its treasures by boat. more »»

Bennett’s now serving cold-brew

June 8, 2016 Bennett’s Fresh Roast has added a new coffee beverage to its menu that is designed to please the younger generation and people who want to beat the hea. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar available at 'Ding' and CROW

June 8, 2016 A snowy plover chick, captured by photographer Dick Fortune, will be featured on the cover of the 2017 Sanibel-Captiva Nature calendar. more »»

Love that Dress Collection Party to be held at SS Hookers

June 1, 2016 The official Sanibel/Captiva Collection Party, which is being held for the eighth annual Love that Dress event, will be held at SS Hookers, just before the Sanibel causeway, Wednesday, June 15. more »»

E8 released into outdoor flight enclosure today at CROW

June 1, 2016 The juvenile eaglet, E8, was transferred to one of CROW's outdoor flight enclosures Wednesday, which CROW staff hopes will encourage him to eat on his ow. more »»

Bearded collie and her owner help children read

June 1, 2016 A bearded collie who was badly injured almost eight years ago has been giving back to the community through various therapy practices since 2011. more »»

‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ production to hit stage at Herb Strauss Theater

June 1, 2016 Approximately 30 youth will be featured in the upcoming Creative Theater Workshop’s production of “Little Mermaid Jr.” at BiG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. more »»

Rauschenberg Residency artists share their experience

June 1, 2016 Artists, designers, activists and scientists gathered at the Rauschenberg Residency from April 25 to May 26 creating pieces of artwork that focused on climate change through “Rising Waters II. more »»

Mollusks in Peril forum shed light on diverse species

June 1, 2016 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum invited almost a dozen scientists to a two-day forum that was open to the public last week. more »»



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