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Tennis icon headlines island charity event

October 29, 2014 Tennis legend Nick Bollettieri and a couple of coaches from his Bradenton academy will roll into town Nov. 1 for a morning benefit. more »»

 
 
 
Out with the old...in with the old

October 29, 2014 A piece of old, dried out drywall with kid drawings on it. An old VHS tape, more than partially unraveled. Some old vinyl records. more »»

Bike path caps a season of construction

October 29, 2014 A shared-use bike path under construction is placing the finishing touches on a busy season of street and path upgrades in Sanibel. more »»

‘Ding’ target of new visitors a success

October 29, 2014 A marketing effort by an island landmark is paying dividends. Using social media, direct marketing to local radio and other outreach tools, officials with the J.N. more »»

Islander’s shell blog celebrates five years, worldwide feedback

October 29, 2014 Here’s how Pam Rambo spends a morning in Sanibel on her laptop: “After a week sailing, snorkeling and beach combing in the Bahamas, I’m feeling in the pink. more »»

Island merchant says chamber a key to success

October 29, 2014 Sanibel and Captiva are reporting healthy signs of a rebounding economy. more »»

Energized volunteer refuses to allow obstacles to slow her joy for song

October 29, 2014 It seems that every corner turned in Sanibel, Debby Dorr is there; as founder and director of the Community Youth Chorus and founder in Sanibel of the Sing 4 Joy summer and afterschool children’s... more »»

Historic neighborhood dates to island’s Mayberry past

October 29, 2014 Periwinkle Park is Sanibel Island’s only campground and trailer park. It has been the town’s most affordable place to live and camp for more than 50 years. Way back when John . more »»

Bailey Fest returns for 29th season

October 22, 2014 It was billed in 1985 as Sam Bailey’s way of giving back to the community. The 29th annual Bailey Fest returns Oct. 26. more »»

Sanibel to celebrate its Independence Day

October 22, 2014 It’s the Big Four-Oh. Sanibel in November celebrates Independence Day, its fortieth anniversary as an incorporated city, one of a handful in Lee County. Estero voters on No. more »»

Record season for Gulf loggerhead turtles

October 22, 2014 The stork has been good to Gulf turtles. One sea-turtle nest remains in Captiva, which will officially close out the 2014 sea turtle season. more »»

Bailey’s expanding services with Sanibel Catering Co.

October 22, 2014 Things have been great since 1899. Why not ramp it up a couple of notches? While catering services are not new, the popular Bailey’s General Store will formally expand into catering beginning Oct. 22. more »»

Don’t miss the Petticoat Painters exhibit at BIG ARTS Founders Gallery

October 22, 2014 Celebrating their 60-year anniversary, the Petticoat Painters open at BIG ARTS this week. more »»

Sanibel Tiger Scouts form first pack in a decade

October 22, 2014 Sanibel’s first Tiger Cub scout pack in recent memory has formed, providing the opportunity to parents and youngsters to explore and develop new skills, Den Leader Kara Stone said, on-island. more »»

Captiva resort plans would raze worker quarters, build new luxury units

October 22, 2014 The South Seas Island Resort in Captiva may grow in the coming year by another 140 units. Resort officials unveiled the plan at the Oc. more »»

Etiquette leaflets targeted to Captiva tourists

October 22, 2014 Reminders are circulating to Captiva visitors who may not understand the rules of beach etiquette. more »»

Early voting began Monday

October 22, 2014 As we approach two weeks before the General Election on Nov. 4, early voting began on a variety of area races and referendums. Early voting kicked off Monday and will continue through Saturday, Nov. more »»

Silver anniversary ‘Ding’ Darling Days features a first in smartphone apps, new activities and wildlife programs

October 14, 2014 A novel cellphone application with GPS, social media and gaming options, free stuff and tours, shows and animals, dozens of fun activities and scavenger hunts and prizes, the unveiling of wildlife... more »»

Causeway traffic jumps, other indicators predict strong season

October 14, 2014 Continued good news for the economic health of southwest Florida, particularly in Sanibel and Captiva. Traffic on the Sanibel Causeway was up 3. more »»

City Council pushes pay issue forward

October 14, 2014 The city will examine the pay of surrounding communities and other factors in deciding a possible compensation package for Sanibel’s elected officials. Or not. more »»

Report card has golf course moving in the right direction

October 14, 2014 Drew Donnelly got some good news from Sanibe. more »»

 
 

 

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