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New wheels to enable shell museum to reach more children

March 2, 2018 Knowing one key to conserving and protecting our oceans is reaching the younger generations, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently acquired a new tool to accomplish the tas. more »»

City: Crime drops 31 percent in 2017

March 2, 2018 The city of Sanibel saw its crime dip by approximately one-third from 2016 to last year. On Fe. more »»

State Constitution Revision Commission to hold hearing in Cape Coral

March 2, 2018 Lee County residents will have the opportunity to shape the November ballot for changes in the state’s constitutio. more »»

Museum in need of shell donations to feed School Kits program

March 2, 2018 In order to continue fulfilling its educational mission, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is seeking shell donations – currently two kinds of shells in particular – for its School Kits... more »»

81st Annual Sanibel Shell Festival to feature all things shell

March 2, 2018 With the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva well-known for their seashells — and the collection of them — it is no surprise that the community hosts the country's oldest-running event spotlighting th. more »»

Few spots still remain to sign up for boating class set for Captiva

March 2, 2018 There are only a handful of seats left in an upcoming America's Boating Course on Captiv. more »»

Septic systems, fertilizer use top water quality concerns at workshop

February 28, 2018 The impact of overburdened septic tanks, use of fertilizer and lack of local mangrove mitigation were some of the concerns discussed today at the Captiva Community Panel's second public worksho. more »»

Sanibel Planning Commission backs code changes on elevated pools, floodplain management

February 27, 2018 The Sanibel Planning Commission unanimously supported two ordinances to amend the city codes relating to elevated swimming pools and floodplain management during its recent meeting. more »»

Sanibel Uncorked back on the table as planned

February 26, 2018 After reporting on Feb. 23 that the Sanibel Uncorked Food and Wine Festival was postponed, the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club announced today that the event is back on the table as-was. more »»

On the Beach: Annual Octifest to raise funds for youth outreach, programming

February 21, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School is getting ready for its major fundraiser, which supports outreach programs for at-risk landlocked youth, a scholarship program and its newest addition — free camps on holidays. more »»

Super Slam is first sanctioned island tourney

February 21, 2018 Called the fastest-growing sport in America, pickleball is spreading like wildfire from community to community and islanders have an opportunity to check out an official tournament this weeken. more »»

San-Cap America’s Boating Club honored for civic service

February 21, 2018 A Sanibel-Captiva organization has been named as one of 10 recipients for a national award. more »»

Kiwanis Club to host 38th annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday

February 21, 2018 This weekend, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will cook up and serve over 3,500 meatballs, more than 250 pounds of spaghetti and about 80 gallons of marinara sauce in a long-standing traditio. more »»

Fundraiser to feature tour of four island homes

February 16, 2018 An older remodel, and a new construction; within proximity of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and across from the Gulf of Mexico. Four island homes — each one special. more »»

Fishing club, ‘Ding’ Darling partner up to combat Wildlife Drive overgrowth

February 16, 2018 Once a week for a few hours each morning, the Sanibel Island Fly Fishers have been volunteering their time to trim back overgrowth on Wildlife Drive at the J.N. more »»

Adult workshop series at Sanibel Sea School to spotlight rivers, connections

February 16, 2018 While the Sanibel Sea School designs most of its programs for youths, it is offering a continuing education workshop for adults in February focused on exploring rivers and their connections. more »»

San-Cap Rotary Club to host Annual Arts and Crafts Fair this weekend

February 16, 2018 Marking its 35th year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will bring more than 100 top-notch artists and crafters to the islands to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind... more »»

Charter fishing for families during cooler months

February 16, 2018 While the winter months may not seem like the perfect time for fishing the Pine Island Sound to the east of Captiva Island, it may be the ideal situation for families looking for fun and relaxation. more »»

Mardi Gras: CHR to host 6th annual fundraiser

January 31, 2018 Get into the New Orleans spirit with games of chance, Louisiana-style entertainment and more — all on a “riverboat” — at Community Housing and Resources’ 6th Annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser. more »»

CROW rehabilitates, releases endangered snail kite

January 31, 2018 An injured snail kite taken in last month by the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife was released back into the wild on Jan. 22 at the Harns Marsh Preserve in Lehigh Acres. Dr. more »»



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