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Council moves forward with sewer system expansion project

March 12, 2018 The Sanibel City Council approved two resolutions for the Phase 4 sewer system expansion project, establishing the special assessments, as well as filled the vacancy on the planning commission. more »»

'Ding' Darling ranger receives state conservation educator award

March 12, 2018 Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, with the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, has been named recipient of The Wildlife Society’s Outstanding Educator Award for the Florida chapt. more »»

Smith appointed to Lee County Tourist Development Council

March 9, 2018 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners appointed Sanibel City Councilwoman Holly Smith to the Lee County Tourist Development Council at the board's March 6 meetin. more »»

Miller to resign as DDWS executive director

March 8, 2018 Birgie Miller, executive director for the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge since 2010, has tendered notice of her resignation to the board of directors, effective this summer. more »»

'Ding' Darling reports on three projects planned for new year

March 7, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge recently announced its plans for this year's prescribed burns, restoration of the Bailey Tract and a wildlife buffer zone for Tarpon Bay. more »»

Funky good time to be had at 7th Annual Beer in the Bushes

March 7, 2018 As the end of season draws near, there is one annual event that prides itself on breaking the mold, standing with feet firmly planted outside of the island box — and this year, it is getting funky. more »»

Sanibel, Captiva fire districts to take part in annual Fill the Boot

March 7, 2018 Southwest Florida Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 1826 will host its annual Fill the Boot drive starting on March 9 to help raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. more »»

Classical At Its Best: Sanibel Music Festival to feature seven performances in March

March 2, 2018 An opportunity to experience the highest standard of classical music is just around the corner. more »»

Tickets on sale for CROW's Southern Comfort

March 2, 2018 The approach of summer means the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will see its number of patients double, even triple, but an end-of-season fundraiser enables it to continue saving lives. more »»

Markedly Unique: New Sanibel Heritage Trail conveys island's heritage

March 2, 2018 The history of Sanibel Island is a unique one, from its pioneer settlers and the construction of the causeway, to leading desegregation in Lee County and supporting conservation as a priority. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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