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Bring autumn colors into the home with festive floral arrangements

October 14, 2010 When temperatures begin to cool and folks start swapping out ice cream and iced tea for hot chocolate and warmed cider, it’s time once again to pull out the fall wreathes and decoration... more »»

Q & A with DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch

October 14, 2010 Recently, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) announced the appointment of the organization’s very first executive director, Birgit Vertesch — of course,... more »»

Accessorize with fingers and toes polished in trendy fall hues

October 6, 2010 As seasons change, so do trends, and Tina Daubenspeck, owner of Head to Toes by Tina in the Sanibel Village Shops, knows just what any stylish woman needs to dive into head — or toes —... more »»

Q & A with actress and Schoolhouse Theater manager Jenny Smith

October 6, 2010 She’s wowed audiences on the stage of the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater many times before, and now, Jenny Smith has been kind enough to grace the pages of the Islander. more »»

FGCU hosts Sustainability Week Oct. 2-10

September 30, 2010 Florida Gulf Coast University hosts "FGCU Sustainability Week." Many activities are planned during the nine days, running from Saturday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. more »»

International speaker, author to visit Sanibel Community Church

September 30, 2010 This Sunday, Oct. 3, Bill Mills of Leadership Resources International will be speaking at the three morning worship services at Sanibel Community Church. more »»

Spaghetti and meatballs on menu at American Legion this Sunday

September 30, 2010 The folks at American Legion Post 123 would like to invite islanders to their headquarters this Sunday, Oct. 3 for a spaghetti and meatballs meal served all day long. more »»

Theological Study at SCUCC running Oct. 6-27

September 30, 2010 A new course, entitled “70 x 7: The Theology and Practice of Forgiveness,” will be offered on four consecutive Wednesdays at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ from Oct. 6-27. more »»

Q&A with FISH volunteer Genny Gray

September 29, 2010 This week’s Q&A feature is FISH volunteer Genny Gray. more »»

Captiva dancer finds new partner; prepares for Orlando competition

September 29, 2010 After competing in several local and international dance competitions with partner Steve Wilkie — and earning plenty of awards to prove it —... more »»

Simontacchi to launch ‘Sanibel’s Biggest Winner’ program on Thursday

September 23, 2010 For people like Carol Simontacchi, a certified lifestyle educator and owner of the Island Nutrition Center on Sanibel, losing weight is more than just cutting calories and jumping on th... more »»

Q&A with island photographer Denise McKee

September 23, 2010 A wife and mother of three children all aged five and under, Sanibel resident Denise McKee spends what little time she has left capturing special moments on film with her business L3... more »»

Q & A with resident beauty expert Kay Casperson

September 21, 2010 Casperson is the owner and operator of the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa and Boutique in Chadwick’s Squar. more »»

FGCU to host 'Forum on the Gulf of Mexico and the Oil Spill'

September 20, 2010   Florida Gulf Coast University will host “Forum on the Gulf of Mexico and the Oil Spill,” starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 at the Student Union ballroom. more »»

Fifth annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference coming in November

September 20, 2010 Florida Gulf Coast University invites aspiring writers to attend the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, to be held Thursday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 7 at BIG Arts on Sanibel Island. more »»

Postmasters are passionate about pink in October

September 20, 2010 Local Postmasters are hoping to see pink bracelets everywhere in their communities which will indicate even more funds raised for breast cancer research during... more »»

Southwest Florida Symphony 50th anniversary season tickets on sale

September 20, 2010 Be part of the excitement and celebration as the Southwest Florida Symphony presents its 2010-11 50th Anniversary Season. more »»

Wine greats announced for 2011 Naples Winter Wine Festival

September 20, 2010   Renowned vintners, from as far away as Australia and as near as Napa Valley, will headline the 11th Naples Winter Wine Festival from Jan. 28-30, 2011 in Naples. more »»

Recipes still needed for charitable cookbook project

September 16, 2010 Sandy Stilwell is asking residents and visitors to Captiva and Sanibel to submit recipes for her island cookbook concep. more »»

Labor Day Sunday at Sanibel Community Church

August 30, 2010   Sunday, Sept. 5 will be a day to honor workers on Labor Day Weekend at Sanibel Community Church. more »»



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