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Going green: Sanibel Sea School installs solar panels

September 21, 2016 With help from Dell Jones and Rudy Wodrich of Solar Utility Partners in Estero, the Sanibel Sea School completed the installation of a rooftop photovoltaic solar array at their main building on... more »»

Sanibel welcomes inaugural blues and jazz festival

September 21, 2016 The first ever blues and jazz festival will be coming to Sanibel Sunday, Nov. 6. The festival, which is put on by the Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club, will feature local and big name bands. more »»

Toni Westland talks ‘Ding’ Days and new renovations underway

September 21, 2016 Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger at J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge has always been one of the boys. more »»

Explore San Carlos Bay with Sanibel Sea School

September 21, 2016 The Sanibel Sea School is holding a four-week program for adults to help instill a better sense of place and time while exploring the rich history of San Carlos Bay. more »»

Store permit brings rules into focus

September 21, 2016 A retail store chain seeking a permanent place in Sanibel could create an issue with the city that has a limit on how much retail is allowed. The Planning Commission on Tuesday, Sept. more »»

West Wind Inn to add pavers, parking spaces

September 21, 2016 A Sanibel inn will be allowed to install semi-pervious pavers and add more than two dozen additional parking spaces in an area that currently has a tennis court. more »»

Community House renovation expected to be completed in December

September 21, 2016 The completion of the Community House renovation has been pushed back a month with a tentative date sometime in December due to the heavy rainfalls. more »»

Fort Myers local plays at Island Hopper Festival

September 21, 2016 Local country sensation, Sheena Brook, credits her mother for exposing her to music. After seeing her play in the church’s choir, Brook decided to join as well. more »»

Island residents among volunteers for constructing fishing pier, walkway

September 21, 2016 An idea that surfaced three years ago was recently completed to help campers enjoy an activity they love – fishing. more »»

BIG ARTS Monday Night Film kicks off next month

September 21, 2016 The BIG ARTS film program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will feature 39 films throughout its season. more »»

SCCF to hold 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup

September 14, 2016 According to statistics provided by Ocean Conservancy, in 2015, more than 18 million pounds of trash was collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers from across the world during the International Coastal... more »»

Three Sanibel businesses win Lee County’s E-Awards for outstanding service

September 14, 2016 Three Sanibel businesses won the Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards on Sept. 1 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa in Fort Myers. more »»

Hillary Clinton accepts painting from local artist

September 14, 2016 A few weeks ago, local artist Myra Roberts received a phone call from a collector friend telling her that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton officially accepted a portrait of her that she... more »»

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns to Captiva

September 14, 2016 More than 70 songwriters will grace Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and Downtown Fort Myers for 10 days sharing their passion of music with residents and visitors during the third annual Island Hopper... more »»

Sanibel council OKs tentative budget, millage

September 14, 2016 The Sanibel budget for FY 2017 will see its millage rate and outstanding debt drop to a 10-year low, while seeing the overall budget increase by only a tick. more »»

Sanibel resident among first commercial drone operators

September 14, 2016 A retired aircraft mechanic of 22 years, who began calling Sanibel his home in 2008, is among one of the first commercial drone operators in Southwest Florida. more »»

Floodplain committee closing in on solutions

September 14, 2016 The City of Sanibel’s FloodPlain Management Planning and Mitigation Advisory Committee continued its work to reduce flood insurance rates for its residents. more »»

Stipend vote language approved by council

September 14, 2016 The Sanibel City Council on Saturday voted unanimously to instruct staff to come up with language for a referendum that would pay the mayor and councilmembers a stipend for out-of-pocket expenses... more »»

SCCF’s Sloan directly seeing benefits of sea turtle conservation

September 7, 2016 Ever since Kelly Sloan was able to experience a leatherback sea turtle nest on the beaches of Costa Rica as a volunteer, she was determined on helping conservation efforts for the endangered specie. more »»

Two new exhibits unveiled at Bailey Matthews Shell Museum

September 7, 2016 To most people who turn into shellers when visiting Sanibel and Captiva islands, there isn’t much thought when picking up one of the gorgeous shells off the beaches and putting it into their shellin... more »»



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