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Family-owned Captiva business offers plethora of beach activities

January 3, 2018 A few couples waded through the water towards the Yolo Watersports parasailing boat last Wednesday with a little hesitation mixed in with excitement as they embarked on a new adventure. more »»

NFM eagles have a new brood

January 3, 2018 Harriet is again the mother of two eaglets. The first egg, dubbed E10, pipped early last Tuesday morning around 8 a.m., with it being fully visible at 8:33 a.m. Twelve hours later, at 8:54 p.m. more »»

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum to host annual Under the Sea gala

January 3, 2018 Only a limited number of tickets remain for the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum's annual Under the Sea gala. This year, the event will take place at the Community House Saturday, Feb. more »»

Local author shares memories of Sanibel

January 3, 2018 Local author John Costanzo said he wouldn't trade growing up on Sanibel for anything in the world. Costanzo recently released the second edition of his book, "Island Boy - A Little Sanibe. more »»

Dinner and wine pairing offered at Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

January 3, 2018 Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant will offer a special dinner and wine pairing limited to 30 people on Friday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. more »»

‘Natives in Paradise’ exhibit on display at ‘Ding’ Darling

January 3, 2018 Botanical artists Pauline Goldsmith and Cynthia Rice, who both hail from South Florida, are paying homage to native Florida plants and butterflies during their "Natives in Paradise" exhibit at J.N. more »»

Free programs at ‘Ding’ Darling are back

December 27, 2017 Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2 through April 8, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host free tours and activities for the public every day of the wee. more »»

Thistle Lodge’s bar gets a makeover

December 27, 2017 The Thistle Lodge is in the process of revamping its bar. The goal behind it? Restaurant manager Sean Ramsey said he is looking to attract a younger crowd. more »»

Bird is the word

December 27, 2017 Libby Baird has taken care of the birds at Periwinkle Park for the last 25 years. Baird, who does her informative bird shows on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 10 a.. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Society awards grants to teachers

December 27, 2017 “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society - Friends of the Refuge awarded teachers from Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties over $7,000 in education grants for their students last Monday at J.. more »»

Thistle Lodge offers new weekend brunch options

December 27, 2017 The brunch options are endless at Thistle Lodge. Earlier this month, the restaurant introduced a new menu. more »»

Audubon lecture series kicks off next month

December 27, 2017 The popular series, presented by the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, will return to the Community House next month for eight lectures. more »»

Autonomous sailboat deployed to find red tide bloom

December 27, 2017 An autonomous sailboat was launched from Algiers Beach to map and take measurements of where the red tide is located and what kind of environment it feeds off of to better understand the bloom that... more »»

Your Library Reimagined project phase 2 to begin soon

December 27, 2017 The Your Library Reimagined project for the Sanibel Public Library is making great strides with the first phase almost completed, and the second phase weeks from beginning. more »»

Sanibel Public Library earns national ‘Star Library’ award

December 27, 2017 This year marks the fourth time the Sanibel Public Library has been recognized as one of the best libraries in the country by the Library Journa. more »»

Blue Giraffe now offers breakfast, celebrates beginning of sophomore year of new ownership

December 27, 2017 With the ownership changing a little more than a year ago, Blue Giraffe underwent a makeover, giving the restaurant a nice clean look with a great deal of focus on the breakfast, lunch and dinner... more »»

New rehabber joins CROW staff

December 27, 2017 After completing a fellowship at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, and enjoying the experience, Katie Mueller was hired on as the hospital’s newest rehabilitator. more »»

105 species of birds counted during annual Christmas Bird Count

December 27, 2017 One hundred and 48 people gathered on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva for the 118th Audubon Christmas Bird Count Saturday, Dec. 16. more »»

Island youth to be featured in SWFL Chef Invitational

December 27, 2017 Seven Sanibel youngsters have been given a rare opportunity, one that when asked, a smile instantly spread across their faces as they shared their excitemen. more »»

Giving and love topic of new children’s book

December 27, 2017 When one Sanibel resident went to grab a pencil at church one Sunday afternoon, she noticed they were all broken, keeping her from jotting notes during service. more »»



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