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COTI still influencing the shaping of Sanibel

December 3, 2014 Although it took Mother Nature centuries to create the beauty of what is Sanibel Island, it has been the effort of a group of people to help preserve her work over the course of the last 40 years. more »»

Myra Roberts to be featured in island documentary

December 3, 2014 Myra Roberts, Sanibel artist who has become one of the best-selling painters in southwest Florida, will be featured in the upcoming documentary "7 Sanibel Artists. more »»

Planning OKs development for ‘Beach House’

December 3, 2014 The Sanibel Planning Commission unanimously passed a Certification of Appropriateness and Development Permit for the reconstruction and reconfiguration of the exterior front entry staircase of what... more »»

Island Hopper festival to return in 2015

December 3, 2014 Overwhelmingly positive feedback from musicians, visitors and island merchants will prompt the return in 2015 of the Islander Hopper Songwriter Fest. more »»

Former resident stamps name on all-star football game

December 3, 2014 By BRIAN WIERIMA All-Star games come and all-star games go. more »»

Island galleries, shops build inventory to brace for seasonal rush

December 3, 2014 As seasonal visitors and islanders surge back to Sanibel and Captiva, artists are gearing up at local galleries, nonprofits and shops. more »»

Island dancer takes top honors in U.S. senior competition

December 3, 2014 Most women don't introduce themselves by age. Leanne Trout is far different, gleefully announcing that she's 86 years old. more »»

Islanders tap dance class for fun, healthy alternative

December 3, 2014 Cavorting in slippery shoes on a shined floor goes against every mother's instructions. more »»

Holly Belles CROW fundraiser Sunday, Dec. 14

December 3, 2014 The Holly Belles will hold its CROW fundraiser Holly Ball Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Sanctuary Golf Club, starting at 6 p.. more »»

Sanibel artist reflects on family, songwriting, her island home

December 3, 2014 Islander Wendy Webb releases her newest music CD in January, and has just performed at the BIG ARTS Strauss Theater in November. more »»

Luminary celebrates the holidays

November 26, 2014 Ten thousand. That’s the number of candles estimated to have been lighted over the years during the Luminary Festival, the kickoff celebration to the holidays in Sanibel and Captiv. more »»

Sea turtle living her free life again

November 26, 2014 After being stricken by the red tide’s algal bloom toxin, an endangered sea turtle was released back into her home — the Gulf of Mexico — after two weeks of rehabilitation from the CROW group on... more »»

Historic group recognizes Sanibel for bike friendliness

November 26, 2014 Sanibel continues to cement its place as a top destination for bicyclists and others using the island’s ribbon of paved footpaths. more »»

Neighbor uses social media to protest proposed restaurant

November 26, 2014 A proposed shift in locations for an island restaurant is already drawing loud complaints from those living near the new site. One islander, in fact, will take his protests viral. more »»

Water storage project to help estuaries

November 26, 2014 A water storage project with the space equivalent of 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools is expected to help in protecting water resources in Southwest Florid. more »»

Birders will flock to Sanibel; December survey set

November 26, 2014 Islanders are gearing up for the Christmas Bird Count that will monitor the health and vibrancy of southwest Florida’s feathered population. The annual count on Dec. more »»

Volunteerism appeals to island lawyer

November 26, 2014 Tracking Jason Maughan’s thoughts and reflections is kind of like following the red bouncing ball. more »»

Cracker Fest proceeds fund activism in water resources

November 26, 2014 It looked like your standard outdoor Florida party, which it was, but Cracker Fest 2014 was really an investment in southwest Florida’s environmental health and its impact on the economy. more »»

CROW’s Taste of the Island attracts a nice crowd

November 26, 2014 A total of 19 Sanibel-Captiva Island restaurants packed The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club’s first tee and driving range area for the 2014 CROW’s Taste of the Islands, which came under perfect, sunny... more »»

Sanibel boy cagers will be on learning curve early

November 26, 2014 The start of the 2014-15 Sanibel boys’ basketball season will be a learning experience for the players and head coach, as Duane Gigeous takes over the head reins. more »»



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