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Utility work scheduled for Periwinkle Way on Jan. 15

January 13, 2014 The city will be repairing a sanitary sewer valve in the westbound lane of Periwinkle Way at the Seagrape Lane intersection beginning Wednesday morning, Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. until noon. more »»

Island artist Ikki Matsumoto, illustrator of The Joy of Cooking, dies at 78

January 2, 2014 World-renowned artist Ikki Matsumoto, a former Sanibel Island resident commissioned to illustrate The Joy of Cooking in 1972, died this week at the age of 78. more »»

A bountiful shelling: Swiss man leaves Sanibel Island with 30 pounds worth

January 2, 2014 Matthias Wendt's secret to finding great shells on the island was going so late he had to search in the moonlight. more »»

Sanibel artists reflect on the life of Ikki Matsumoto

January 2, 2014 The art community on Sanibel Island remembers Ikki Matsumoto as a quiet, gentle man with a warm sense of humor. The 78-year-old printmaker and painter lost his battle to liver cancer on De. more »»

Island chef Jacques Perry recognized as 2013 SWFL Chef of the Year

January 2, 2014 Chef Jacques Perry was recently named 2013 Chef of the Year by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Culinary Federatio. more »»

Rene Affourtit honored with islands' first Quilt of Valor presentation

January 2, 2014 Longtime Sanibel resident and West Wind Inn General Manager René Affourtit received a very patriotic surprise on Dec. 18. more »»

CFI donates to Sanibel School's foreign language program

January 2, 2014 Al Hanser, chair of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI), presented a $7,500 check to Barbara Von Harten, principal of The Sanibel School, to support the Foreign Language Program at the... more »»

Island nightlife: Where to ring in the New Year?

December 30, 2013 Can't figure out what you want to do on New Year's Eve? Check out some of the events below from the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce and The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel: The Sanibel... more »»

Operation: Snow Pile eases the hardship of spending holidays in the hospital

December 23, 2013 Young patients at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida were treated to gifts in the annual Operation: Snow Pile this last weekend. more »»

Sanibel Traffic Advisory

December 23, 2013 Heavier than normal traffic is anticipated along Periwinkle Way from Causeway Boulevard to Lighthouse Beach due to the following event: Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ Annual... more »»

Holiday hours for the City of Sanibel and Recreation Center

December 23, 2013 Administrative offices and Sanibel's Center 4 Life/Civic Center will closed on Dec. 24 at noon in observance of Christmas Eve and will be closed all day Wednesday, Dec. more »»

CHR debates hiring new staff positions; celebrates full occupancy

December 23, 2013 During its last meeting of the year, Sanibel's Community Housing & Resources discussed the possible addition of staff members to assist the organization in meeting its long term goals. more »»

Captiva community responds to planning survey

December 23, 2013 Twenty percent of the Captiva Island community responded to a survey created by the Captiva Community Panel to help with the drafting of the land use pla. more »»

Golisano Children’s Hospital hosts ceremonial ground breaking for expansion

December 17, 2013 The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is ready to expand. more »»

Middle School student assignment open house dates

December 17, 2013 In preparation for the School District of Lee County’s Student Assignment period, the District’s middle schools will host open houses to provide parents and students an opportunity to explore their... more »»

Data breach at Target stores: Be vigilant in monitoring financial activity

December 17, 2013 In the wake of the widespread Target data breach, Attorney General Pam Bondi urges Floridians to be vigilant in monitoring their financial activity and provides tips on safeguarding themselves from... more »»

Rep. Radel will not resign after coke bust

December 17, 2013 MIAMI (AP) - A month after pleading guilty to cocaine-possession charges, Republican Rep. Trey Radel of Florida refused to resign Thursday, saying he wants to "rebuild the trust" of voter. more »»

Middle school students run city hall for a day

December 17, 2013 Seventh graders from The Sanibel School had a chance to experience the legislative process from behind the dais. more »»

Inaugural walk to educate island residents on heart attacks and strokes

December 17, 2013 Most people don't know the warning signs of an impending heart attack or stroke. They ignore the signs, chalking it up to stress or indigestion, until it's too late. more »»

DDWS approves new emeritus board member

December 17, 2013 Former “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) board member Chip Lesch became the 16th member of its Emeritus Board by unanimous vote at the recent DDWS annual meeting. more »»



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