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Fifth grade teacher receives her first grant

December 9, 2015 A fifth grade teacher at The Sanibel School, who applied for her first grant, received $1,000 from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society Friends of the Refuge that is being used for third and fifth... more »»

A love for the environment, turns into years of volunteering

December 9, 2015 An Illinois native added Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife to the long line of organizations he volunteers for after he and his wife began visiting the island in the late 1980s. more »»

Lions Christmas tree sale in full swing

December 9, 2015 The old Bailey’s gas station at 2477 Periwinkle has a new scent emanating out of the garage, smelling like fresh evergreen trees. more »»

Never too late to learn ballroom dancing

December 9, 2015 The art of ballroom dancing is an ageless activity, one which has been around for centuries and it is something which can be picked up at any stage of life, as Sanibel’s LeAnne Trout has proven. more »»

Writers Read features island’s literary talent

December 9, 2015 From poetry slam to part narrative humorous life accounts, the “Writers Read” event hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers, is all about the written word, penned by a vast array of literary... more »»

Shared use path improvements passed by City Council

December 9, 2015 A shared-use pathway intersection improvement study conducted by T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) gave several suggestions on how to improve on an already high-quality system on Sanibel at the Dec. more »»

Periwinkle will twinkle during annual Luminary Festival

December 2, 2015 One thousand seven hundred luminaries will light the bike paths along Periwinkle Way this Friday during the 31st annual Luminary Festival kicking off the holiday seaso. more »»

Celebration of the past, a look into the future

December 2, 2015 Many attendees went down memory lane during a special Open House at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on the day it opened 20 years ago. more »»

CROWS 2016 calendar available to purchase

December 2, 2015 A glimpse into the life of many patients of CROW are featured in the 2016 calendar, which is now available to purchase at the gift store, or online, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the... more »»

Captiva resident to be inducted into Hall of Fame

December 2, 2015 A Captiva resident will be inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Aspen, Colorado on April 9. more »»

Homemade notebook from WWII to be on display during Luminary Festival

December 2, 2015 It’s a simple homemade cardbook book, no bigger than a normal size notebook, containing 21 constructed pages, containing a German language key, some addressees and a shopping list. more »»

Red tide is back

December 2, 2015 The Karenia brevis algae bloom made a visit off of Sanibel Monday, Nov. 16, as one of the area’s first red tide event occurred, resulting in a modest fish kill. more »»

Sanibel STARTing to phase out plastic bags

December 2, 2015 For an average of 12 minutes, that plastic bag used to carry an item purchased in a store is put to good use. more »»

Otter being treated at CROW after being hit by a car in Fort Myers area

December 2, 2015 The newest patient at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is fighting for his life, after an adult North American sea otter was struck by a car near the Fort Myers area Thursday evening... more »»

Captiva kicks off holiday season with a Thanksgiving Feast, tree lighting ceremonies

November 25, 2015 The Captiva holiday season will kick off with a Thanksgiving Day Celebration Feast tomorrow and continue with a variety of events and activities throughout the month of December guaranteed to shed... more »»

Second solar meeting draws more interested residents

November 25, 2015 More Sanibel and Captiva residents gathered at J.N. more »»

F.I.S.H. continues to be island based

November 25, 2015 As F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP has grown over the years offering new programs and services, it has stayed true to its original mission of “neighbors helping neighbors. more »»

Youth librarian retires from Sanibel Public Library

November 25, 2015 Monday will mark Sanibel Public Library Youth Services Librarian Barbara Dunkle last day after 13 years, as she will be retiring to spend more time with her husband and mother. more »»

Ding Darling Fishing Derby introduces fishing to the young

November 25, 2015 The Fourth Annual Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Fishing Derby will be taking advantage of Turkey Day this year, with the event landing on Thanksgiving Weekend this coming Saturday, Nov. 28. more »»

New restaurant in Village Shops put on hold

November 25, 2015 Fine diners will have to skip Village Shops for a while longer after the Sanibel Planning Commission voted 6-0, with one abstention, to grant a continuance to RLR Investments for its plans to... more »»



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