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Bailey’s Center broadens choices

November 19, 2014 The Bailey’s retail complex is undergoing a modest facelift in services, owners said, that is shifting back the idea of a town square that was once a cornerstone of island life. more »»

Wines in the Wild deemed as another success for SCCF

November 19, 2014 The rain couldn’t stop a good time and a productive fundraiser for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, as the Wines in the Wild fundraiser brought in over 160 reservations from eager people... more »»

FabLab Project opens up Sanibel Library as a destination for kids

November 19, 2014 Lee County Public School students didn’t have school Monday, Nov. 10, so the Sanibel Public Library kicked off the new FabLab—a place to learn, create and design. more »»

World organization visits Sanibel

November 19, 2014 A poem that began with “Retire with me to Sanibel” capped a weeklong visit by the Road Scholar program, an organization for decades that exposes and immerses outsiders in local culture. more »»

Bailey-Matthews celebrates birthday with free admission day

November 12, 2014 Hardly seems true. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will “shell-a-brate” its 19th birthday on Nov. 15. Free admission on Saturday (No. more »»

Living in Paradise: Before the Sanibel secret was out

November 12, 2014 Before the Sanibel Causeway was constructed in the 1970s, the island paradise of Sanibel was a secret enjoyed by the original homesteaders, as well as the permanent residents who enjoyed the island... more »»

Island filmmaker will release a second documentary in March

November 12, 2014 David E. Carter wants us to know the real Charlie Brown. Not that one, the artist whose fishprint work on Sanibel has captured the attention of collectors. more »»

Rosenberg’s cactus garden brings a sharp look

November 12, 2014 About 25 years ago, an idea started to blossom in Bill Rosenberg’s mind after he and his wife, Carol, attended their nephew’s wedding in San Diego. more »»

Get ready for Trash and Treasures Sale

November 12, 2014 It’s that time again; the annual Trash & Treasures Sale hosted by the Island Seniors aka The Center 4 Life. Make your way to the biggest rummage sale this Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. more »»

Sanibel museum readies for opening with new visitor center, fourth decade of island history

November 5, 2014 A few changes are in store at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, a popular island attraction that welcomed more than 10,000 visitors last season. more »»

Honoring our veterans: City to hold ceremony Nov. 11

November 5, 2014 The city of Sanibel will honor its military veterans with a special program on Nov. 11. more »»

Resort sale sets record with $10 million deal

November 5, 2014 The sale of a Sanibel resort has fetched the highest price on the island in the last decade. The Waterside Inn on West Gulf sold for a reported $10 million to an Indiana investor. The Oct. more »»

Ball proceeds will go to purchase screening device

November 5, 2014 It’s likely that a youngster someday will be grateful islanders like to party. more »»

On the road again: ‘Ding’ volunteers often travel between federal parklands

November 5, 2014 Linda and Steve Evarts are the nomads of the Baby Boomer generation, in this case trekking between national parks and wildlife refuges. more »»

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Days photo contest winners

November 5, 2014 “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) announced the winners of its 27th annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest at a special Conservation Art Day... more »»

Sanibel Captiva Art League Paint Outs begin Nov. 6

November 5, 2014 Feeling a little van Gogh lately? Well, dust off your paint brushes and canvases; it’s that time again to gather with fellow artists in the great outdoors. more »»

Tennis icon headlines island charity event

October 29, 2014 Tennis legend Nick Bollettieri and a couple of coaches from his Bradenton academy will roll into town Nov. 1 for a morning benefit. more »»

Out with the with the old

October 29, 2014 A piece of old, dried out drywall with kid drawings on it. An old VHS tape, more than partially unraveled. Some old vinyl records. more »»

‘Ding’ target of new visitors a success

October 29, 2014 A marketing effort by an island landmark is paying dividends. Using social media, direct marketing to local radio and other outreach tools, officials with the J.N. more »»



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