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Free summer programs at ‘Ding’ begin Wednesday

June 7, 2017 Due to federal hiring freeze and budget cuts, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will offer its annual free summer programs in lieu of their Nature Explorers Summer Day Camp. more »»

Staying fit: Island Seniors offers fitness classes five days a week

June 7, 2017 The Island Seniors offers a lineup of four different classes throughout the week guaranteed to meet everyone’s fitness needs. more »»

Island estimated property valuations increase

June 7, 2017 The City of Sanibel property values have once again risen, an estimated 5.87 percent, over last year. more »»

City educates public on hurricane preparedness

June 7, 2017 The latest forecast for hurricane season predicts there will be four hurricanes, with two being a category three or higher, according to the City of Sanibel Weather Consultant Dave Roberts. more »»

SCCF partners with Conservancy of SW FL to tag green sea turtles

June 7, 2017 This year the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has partnered with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to begin tagging green sea turtle. more »»

Ambu Yoga celebrates second anniversary

June 7, 2017 A yoga instructor, who has felt a huge connection with the environment for some time, is celebrating her studio’s second year anniversary this weekend with complimentary classes. more »»

CECI now accepting 12 month olds

June 7, 2017 Due to the demand, the Children’s Education Center of the Islands is now accepting 12-month-olds. more »»

Shorebird nesting season off to a late start

June 7, 2017 Although the shorebird nesting season — snowy plover, Wilson’s plover and killdeer — is off to a late start, each have had hatchlings and currently have active nests. more »»

Sea School welcomes seasonal help for summer camps

June 7, 2017 One seasonal marine educator and four camp counselors were added to the Sanibel Sea School staff this summer to help with the organization’s summer camps. more »»

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum to hold clean up on Bunche Beach

May 31, 2017 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will celebrate World Oceans Day its own way: on Thursday, June 8, from 7 to 9 a.m. more »»

Yoga classes offered all summer long at the Community House

May 31, 2017 Susan Pataky’s all level yoga class at the Community House is rooted in the ancient art and science of yoga. The class, which takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. more »»

Island organizations offer programs to keep kids busy all summer long

May 31, 2017 With school officially out last Friday, many organizations on the island are offering an array of activities for both kids and adults. more »»

Local artist Andrew Corke adds manatee installation to ‘Ding’ Darling

May 31, 2017 Fort Myers artist Andrew Corke installed a manatee sculpture made entirely out of recycled tires on the outside wall of the Visitor & Education Center, near the restrooms at J.N. more »»

Shell Crafters get creative at Community House every Monday

May 31, 2017 The Shell Crafters are busy year round creating one-of-a-kind intricate pieces of art ranging from jewelry to floral arrangements, which are available to purchase every Monday while they are at the... more »»

The Sanibel School tops in district on state test

May 31, 2017 The Sanibel School was one of two schools in the district that had 97 percent of its third grade students scoring a three or higher on the Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts test. more »»

Planning continues hearing for Mud Bugs Cajun Kitchen

May 31, 2017 After more than three hours, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to continue a hearing of Mud Bugs Cajun Kitchen, LLC to their June 27 meeting, providing the applicant and Planning Department... more »»

SCCF marine lab construction continues, first floor soon to be poured

May 31, 2017 The $1.6 million Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation laboratory will soon have a first level floor as the progress of the new facility continues to take shape. more »»

CROW seeks live crab donations to care for two sea turtle patients

May 31, 2017 To support the care of two sea turtles, a Kemp’s ridley, and a loggerhead, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is seeking the community’s help in donations of live crabs to feed the... more »»

Young armadillo is the newest member of CROW’s animal ambassadors

May 25, 2017 The newest addition to the live animal exhibit at the CROW Visitor Education Center, a young armadillo, is capturing the hearts of many of the organization’s visitors. more »»

Council explores Center 4 Life building options

May 25, 2017 The City Council narrowed five options down to two during a special workshop that addressed the next steps for the Center 4 Life building last week. more »»



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