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Surfing gator surprises beach goers

April 20, 2016 Ron and Jan Fleming hit the beach each and every day, so they see the variety of wildlife the Gulf of Mexico can bring. But an alligator? “That was a first for us,” said Jan Flemin. more »»

2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp judging to be held at ‘Ding’

April 20, 2016 In celebration of Earth Day, Friday, April 22, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the 2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp judging in the Visitor & Education Center. more »»

Lawrence Block shares insight on development of his characters

April 20, 2016 Author Lawrence Block humored a large crowd at the Sanibel Public Library last Tuesday during the final night of this season’s Author Series. “I was always good at putting words on paper. more »»

Family tradition began on sandy beaches of Sanibel

April 20, 2016 A Minnesota father and son created a tradition many years ago that ignites a special kind of excitement once spring takes hold and they travel south to Sanibel Island for their yearly vacation in... more »»

Marine biologist’s travels led to dream job on Sanibel

April 20, 2016 Stefanie Wolf, who grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, always knew she wanted to study marine biology from a young age making it her career aspiratio. more »»

Lissette Goas named School Psychologist of the Year

April 20, 2016 The second week of April, Lissette Goas received quite a surprise when she stopped by the Lee County School District’s main office to drop off paperwork, one that still had her smiling a week lat. more »»

Panel voted on next steps for sewer system information gathering

April 20, 2016 The Captiva Community Panel approved the sewer committee to move forward with its fact finding in six different areas last week after three additional informational meetings were held with various... more »»

Hurricane seminar informed attendees of safety measures

April 20, 2016 A common theme speakers got across during the Captiva Hurricane Preparation Seminar last week at the Captiva Community Center was to stay informed and seek safety when evacuations are in place. more »»

Sanibel Island Farmers Market remains open through May

April 19, 2016 The Sanibel Island Farmers Market will remain open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May at 800 Dunlop Road. more »»

Sanibel Island Farmers Market remains open through May

April 19, 2016 The Sanibel Island Farmers Market will remain open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through May at 800 Dunlop Road. more »»

F.I.S.H. Benefit Concert series grand finale April 19

April 13, 2016 The F.I.S.H. Benefit Concert series will wrapping the season up in grand finale fashion April 19, at George and Wendy’s Seafood Grill from 6-7:30 p.m. more »»

Architectural design standards passed by City Council

April 13, 2016 The look of Sanibel will be remaining in-character for good, after the City Council passed the architectural design standard ordinance in its April 5 meeting. more »»

BIG ARTS’ Rauschenberg Celebration featured artists’ work and life

April 13, 2016 For the three days of April 4-7, fortunate artists who signed up for BIG ARTS’ Robert Rauschenberg Celebration week were able to experience fully what the famed artist was about, both on canvas and... more »»

Procrastinators get short tax deadline break

April 13, 2016 By TIFFANY REPECKI Taxpayers have just over one week to file their 2015 tax returns and have them in on time. This year, the filing deadline is April 18. more »»

Candidate seeks to have Lake O designated as a National Monument

April 13, 2016 Democratic Congressional hopeful April Freeman says she has a solution to the water quality problems in Lake Okeechobee, one she says will take the politics out of the issue. more »»

Understanding the different methods of adding chlorine to a pool

April 13, 2016 A swimming pool in Florida is as common as a kitchen sink, but there is more than meets the eye in the care for them. more »»

Relay for Life returns to the island again this year

April 13, 2016 A six hour event will be held at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club to honor those who lost the battle to cancer, as well as celebrate cancer survivors and their caregivers during the Relay for Life of... more »»

Roberts named WGCU MAKERS

April 13, 2016 A well-known Sanibel artist, who was one of five women to be named WGCU MAKERS, was recognized for making a difference in Southwest Florida by educating the public through her art and social activism. more »»

Lee Memorial Health System offering free advanced directives session

April 13, 2016 Lee Memorial Health System is holding a free informational and educational session this Friday to help individuals fill out two very important documents concerning advanced care planning, which is... more »»

$700,000 left to raise for Community House restoration campaign

April 13, 2016 A restoration campaign that kicked off last year for The Community House, an 88 year old building, is still in need of $700,000 to reach its $3 million goal. more »»



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