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DeSantis vetoes bill prohibiting local plastic straw bans

May 10, 2019 The Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis reported today that the governor vetoed CS/CS/HB 77. more »»

Firm gets green light on erosion project

May 10, 2019 The city of Sanibel moved forward on the full design, engineering and permitting for the emergency shore-protection project south of Blind Pass on Sanibel's north end, adjacent to Sanibel-Captiva... more »»

Demo going 'swimmingly' at shell museum

May 10, 2019 Officials at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel reported that they know it will get worse before it gets better, but each wall that comes down makes them smile. more »»

Sanibel Sea School still has summer program openings

May 10, 2019 Summertime is made for adventure, and adventure can take many forms — like paddling epic distances, snorkeling with coral reef creatures, and camping under the star. more »»

Annual 'Bags for FISH' raises nearly $2K

May 9, 2019 For nearly 10 years, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League has challenged local artists to design and paint a unique, reusable Bailey’s grocery bag to be auctioned off in support of F.I.S.H. more »»

Rec center to hold open house for summer camp program

May 9, 2019 Calling all time travelers, the Sanibel Recreation Center will host a Summer Camp Open House on May 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

Sanibel Sea School to hold free camp day for youth

May 9, 2019 The Sanibel Sea School will host a Community Camp Day on May 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In early 2018, it started offering the free days for local students on select school holiday. more »»

St. Michael’s to offer Vacation Bible School

May 9, 2019 St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church will host Vacation Bible School on June 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Parish Hall at the campus, at 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

UPDATE: Sanibel hurricane seminar postponed

May 8, 2019 UPDATE: The city of Sanibel's Hurricane Seminar scheduled for May 10 has been postponed due to the passing of Sanibel Police Officer Anthony Ner. more »»

DeSantis, Rooney and others hold roundtable on water issues

May 8, 2019 Congressman Francis Rooney held a roundtable meeting with Gov. more »»

Refuge assists with middle-school project

May 8, 2019 Last month, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge hosted a young student and future conservationist, Frances “Bee” Eckels, and her family. more »»

Technology-based activities planned for May at Sanibel library

May 8, 2019 The Sanibel Public Library will offer programs in technology during the month of May. Witness a virtual sinking of the RMS Titanic today, May 1. more »»

Alliance for the Arts features series by Sanibel artist

May 8, 2019 Sanibel-based artist Myra Roberts is exhibiting a selection of paintings in the Theatre Gallery at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers throughout the month of May. more »»

VITA prepares over $7.4 million in tax returns

May 8, 2019 United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA program concluded its 2018 tax season with tremendous results. more »»

Decal program results in donation

May 8, 2019 Bank of the Islands recently made a donation through the We Love Our Islands program. more »»

FWC extends conservation measures, approves early closures

May 8, 2019 At its May meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission extended several fisheries management conservation measures for red drum, snook and spotted seatrout in areas... more »»

Anniversary gala sponsor announced

May 8, 2019 The American Business Women’s Association announced that Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream was the ice cream sponsor for its 40th Anniversary Gala, serving up popular ice cream and sundae... more »»

Refuge taking student applications for Youth Conservation Corps

May 8, 2019 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel is hiring one high school student for its annual Youth Conservation Corps summer program. more »»

Zonta hears from Children’s Network of Southwest Florida

May 8, 2019 Nadereh Salim, chief executive officer of the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida, spoke to the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva on April 1. more »»

Rotary raises, donates $25K to Wheelchair Foundation

May 8, 2019 On March 23, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's inaugural “Wheels for Wheels” fundraiser raised over $25,000 to pay for 2,500 wheelchairs in coordination with the Wheelchair Foundation of Florida. more »»



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