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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 »»

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 »»

'Tomstock' annual concert to help Sanibel firefighter in need

April 6, 2016 What started as an outdoor music fest in Captain Tom Tracy’s field outside of Fort Myers, has turned into an annual event which benefits those in nee. more »»

The latest on Civic and Cultural Core project

April 6, 2016 An idea of constructing a “downtown” area on Sanibel for public gatherings now has solid roots after three years of planning for a Civic and Cultural Core project. more »»

Preserving paradise one acre at a time

April 6, 2016 With undeveloped land on Sanibel becoming a rarity, the chance to purchase and keep it that way is much too important to pass up for the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society. more »»

Cassani: Estuaries have declined rapidly over the years

April 6, 2016 An exploding population rate in Southwest Florida, combined with poor water management, has in essence, deteriorated the fragile estuaries this region depends on for its fishing industry, boating an... more »»

Beer in the Bushes to feature New Orleans band

April 6, 2016 An event full of music, craft beer and food will be held at Sanibel-Captiva Nature Center this weekend to raise money for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation general operating fund, while... more »»

Unique art movement continues in Southwest Florida

April 6, 2016 The love of painting and drawing grabbed a hold of one artist, creating an adventure through school, traveling and eventually starting a company in Southwest Florida that unites artistic individuals... more »»

‘Sister Survivors’ offers support, friendships for those touched by cancer

April 6, 2016 A group of women have formed a forever bond during a monthly dinner here on the island with others who have fought similar battles while overcoming cance. more »»



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