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New stage poured at BIG ARTS complex

May 17, 2019 BIG ARTS recently provided an update on its “Continue the DREAM” construction project. A benchmark moment took place — the pouring of the performance hall stage floor. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Road box culvert repairs set

May 17, 2019 On Sanibel-Captiva Road, between Mile Marker 5 and 6, the road crosses the Clam Bayou-Dinkins Bayou Box Culver. more »»

Stone crab season closes for state

May 17, 2019 The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closed on May 16. Stone crab season will reopen on Oct. 15. more »»

City officials recognized with Home Rule HERO Award

May 16, 2019 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, Vice Mayor Mick Denham and City Councilmember Holly Smith are being recognized by the Florida League of Cities as 2019 recipients of the Home Rule HERO Award for their... more »»

Local business giving back to CHR

May 16, 2019 Starting in May 2018, Community Housing and Resources has been hosting a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations. The location donates a percentage of its daily sales to CH. more »»

Wine dinner to support The Community House

May 16, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Antinori Wine Dinner, a charitable event to raise funds for The Community House, a gathering place for Sanibel activities operated by the Sanibel Community Association. more »»

Adult 3-on-3 Basketball League taking registrations

May 16, 2019 Sponsored by Whitney's Bait & Tackle, the Sanibel Recreation Center will host an Adult 3-on-3 Basketball League on Thursday nights. more »»

Tarpon tourney breaks records with $125K raised, 88 fish caught

May 15, 2019 The eighth annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on May 3 topped previous years’ fundraising efforts by netting $125,000 from tournament sponsorships, donations and silent auction... more »»

New skid-steer enhances land restoration capability

May 15, 2019 When the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation acquires land for conservation, the native habitat of that land has usually been negatively impacted and requires restoration. more »»

City applauds governor's veto of HB 771

May 15, 2019 On May 10, the city of Sanibel applauded Gov. Ron DeSantis' veto of House Bill 771. The governor specifically noted the Sanibel ordinance in his veto letter, city officials reporte. more »»

Nature photographer to show special ‘Ding’ 75th anniversary exhibition

May 15, 2019 Often tagged “the Ansel Adams of Florida,” photographer Clyde Butcher has made for himself a big reputation based on big black-and-white nature images taken with big cameras. Starting on Nov. more »»

Former Sanibel student selected as National Merit Scholarship winner

May 15, 2019 The School District of Lee County announced that Fort Myers High School seniors Dahlia Dry and Ryan Schmelzle have been selected as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners. more »»

Free summer programs at refuge to begin in June

May 15, 2019 Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks and nature crafts will highlight the free summer programs running June 5 through Aug. 3 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. more »»

Birding Big Day at refuge

May 15, 2019 “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge intern Chris Guttierez joined millions of birders around the world to celebrate Birding Big Day 2019 on May 4. more »»

Historical Village spotlights some of its volunteers

May 15, 2019 At the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, the duties of the volunteers run the gamut, from greeting guests at the door, to working in the store and giving tours, to farming the pioneer garden. more »»

Decal program results in donation

May 15, 2019 Bank of the Islands recently made a donation through the We Love Our Islands program. more »»

Lions Club elects officers for 2019-2020 fiscal year

May 15, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club installed Bill Sartoris as president for the 2019-2020 fiscal year at the club's annual installation dinner, held on May 1 at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibe. more »»

Fair housing initiative addressed at Zonta meeting

May 15, 2019 Going up last on a busy agenda at the May 1 meeting of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva was a small deputation from Immokalee that kept an enthralled audience long past their usual time to adjou. more »»

Refuge welcomes 2019 biology interns

May 15, 2019 Two new biology interns joined the team effort at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in April. more »»

Pfeifer Realty Group gifts $2,500 to SCCF program

May 15, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently announced a $2,500 gift from Pfeifer Realty Group to be directed toward new land restoration equipment for Wildlife & Habitat Management. more »»



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