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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 »»

What’s next for Goss

September 7, 2016 After losing the District 19 Congressional primary to Francis Rooney Tuesday, Chauncey Goss plans to return back to his normal life which includes working at his consulting firm and serving on the... more »»

Maughan to keep up the fight on water quality

September 7, 2016 Even though Jason Maughan lost out in his quest to become state senator in Tuesday’s primary, he will continue to fly the banner in the fight to improve the water quality in Southwest Florida. more »»

Shorebird nesting season comes to a close

September 7, 2016 The shorebird nesting proved to be a little more successful this year compared to last yea. more »»

Rooney readies for general election

September 7, 2016 He may have won the Republican primary for the U.S. Rep. District 19 seat by a wide margin, but Francis Rooney isn’t taking anything for granted as he prepares for the general election in November. more »»

Benacquisto wins District 27 State Senate primary

September 7, 2016 It was a tough, nasty campaign at times, but in the end, it was the incumbent who came out ahead. Two-term State Sen. more »»

Scott wins primary for Lee County Sheriff

September 7, 2016 In a race that was essentially over before the Election Day Republican primary ballots were counted, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott won reelection in a landslide vote over challenger Stephanie Eller. more »»

Sundial Resort holds first USTA sanctioned tournament

August 31, 2016 Sundial Resort on Sanibel is gearing up to hold its first USTA sanctioned tournament for the Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships Sept. 23-25. more »»

New Doc Ford’s restaurant on Sanibel to have open house Sept. 8

August 31, 2016 By ASHLEY GOODMAN After a year and a half of planning, the new Doc Ford’s on the corner of Tarpon Bay Road, will hold a soft opening on Thursday, Sept. 8. more »»



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