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Smith retains council seat, Johnson joins

January 29, 2019 No election will be held in March for the Sanibel City Council as only two candidates filed paperwork for the two seats opening up — a sitting councilmember and a now-former planning commissioner. more »»

Planning commissioners vote in new chair, vice chair

January 29, 2019 The Sanibel Planning Commission elected its new chair and vice chair at its recent meeting, as well as welcomed two new commissioners appointed by the Sanibel City Council the week before. On Jan. more »»

Nearly a third of state’s waters polluted, experts say

January 25, 2019 “Not a single resident in Florida lives more than 20 miles from an impaired waterway,” John Cassani, with Calusa Waterkeeper, said at the first Florida Water Policy Summit on Jan. 21. more »»

Lightning whelk found on Sanibel

January 25, 2019 Sandy Westwick, of Palatine, Illinois, found a lightning whelk on Jan. 10 at Loggerhead Cay Beach on Sanibel. more »»

Bailey’s named Small Business of the Week by Rubio

January 25, 2019 This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio named Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel as the Small Business of the Week for the week of Jan. 21-25. more »»

America’s Boating Club hosts free active shooter program

January 25, 2019 At the “Responding to an Active Shooter” presentation on Jan. 23, attendees learned the three-step response if there is an active shooter — first run, then hide, and finally flight as the last resort. more »»

Woman searching for bracelet lost near Donax Street beach

January 25, 2019 A Sanibel resident is hoping to be reunited with a family heirloom she lost while out shelling. On the afternoon of Dec. more »»

Island chamber continues to advocate for business community

January 25, 2019 The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce continues to be a part of the fight to save local ecosystem and tourism economy as an advocate on behalf of the islands' business community. more »»

Nearly 170 pounds of prescriptions collected by Sanibel police

January 25, 2019 The Sanibel Police Department collected 168 pounds of unwanted medications in 2018, which were deposited in a prescription drop-off box that was installed in the lobby as a community service. more »»

FWC to pause aquatic plant herbicide treatment

January 25, 2019 Beginning Jan. 28, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission temporarily paused its aquatic herbicide treatment program throughout the stat. more »»

BIG ARTS debuts new works by nationally-recognized artists

January 25, 2019 The Southwest Florida art scene will be on display at BIG ARTS in February with two shows by accomplished artists who call the area home. more »»

Sanibel Shell Festival preparations in full swing

January 25, 2019 The 82nd Sanibel Shell Festival is coming March 7-9 and preparations are nearing completio. more »»

Mayor discusses water quality, city's financial state

January 25, 2019 On Jan. 19, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane spoke to about 50 members of the Sanibel/Captiva Republican Caucus on two of the top issues currently facing the city: local water quality and financial matter. more »»

World-renown Crossley riffs on waterfowl at ‘Ding’ Darling lecture

January 25, 2019 While working on “The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl,” Richard Crossley decided he needed to drive to the Arctic Ocean in northern Alaska from his home in Cape May, New Jersey. more »»

Sanibel Sea School to hold free camp day for youth in February

January 25, 2019 The Sanibel Sea School will host a Community Camp Day on Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In early 2018, it started offering the free days for local students on select school holidays. more »»

San-Cap Audubon to present 'Hummingbirds of the Northern Andes'

January 25, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will welcome Peter Hawrylyshyn for a presentation, “Hummingbirds of the Northern Andes,” on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Monthly photo contest winner announced

January 25, 2019 The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s January photo contest is Brendan Miller, who submitted a photo of three birds on the glistening shoreline titled “Three’s the Charm. more »»

Zonta announces six 'chances' raffles for Peek at the Unique

January 25, 2019 Reservations are now open online and going fast for the 18th annual A Peek at the Unique, the home tour set for March 16 — which through the non-profit Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc. more »»

Vice mayor elected to serve as chair of MPO

January 25, 2019 Sanibel Vice Mayor Mick Denham has been unanimously elected to serve as the 2019 chair of the Metropolitan Planning Organizatio. more »»

Audubon Society to host bird walk

January 25, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will hold a bird walk on Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refug. more »»



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