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Challenge inspires $17K for sea turtle research

In response to the $10,000 challenge from the Linsmayer family, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that it received an additional $17,775 in donations to support a sea turtle sex ratio research study. Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan presented the details of the research ...

VIP Realty Group announces top producers for month

VIP Realty Group announced its top producers for the month of June. Connie Walters had the top sales. Growing up on Sanibel, she assists clients with finding their dream homes, condos and 1031 Exchange properties from the beginning of the process to after the closing. Ted Benjamin had the top ...

Fire commissioners OK tentative millage rate

The Captiva Island Fire Control District's commission approved the not-to-exceed millage rate and budget hearings for fiscal year 2021-22, as well as were updated on the recent storm and landing zone. At the July 13 meeting, the commissioners voted unanimously 3-0 to approve a proposed ...

Sanibel Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - July 21: Sanibel Fire and Rescue District monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at Station 171, at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. For more information or the agenda, visit www.sanibelfire.com. - July 22: Sanibel City Council budget workshop at 5 ...

Local business giving back

Community Housing and Resources hosts a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations, with the location donating a percentage of its daily sales to CHR. The next one will take place on July 28 at the Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. ...

Business Notes

SCBWA TO HOLD NETWORKING EVENT The Sanibel Captiva Business Women's Association will host Tips & Sips on July 21 at 6 p.m. at Blue Giraffe 2 at Beachview Estates, 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel. Taylor Osborne Cleary, co-owner of Iris Print & Designs, will share tips on self-care and ...

Sanibel Planning Commission OKs waiver for plaza

The Sanibel Planning Commission approved a waiver request related to vegetation buffers and landscaping for a shopping center at its recent meeting, as well as continued its consideration of a recommendation to the city council to amend the Code to permit bonus, outdoor dining seating. On July ...

Lions Club announces winners of annual scholarships

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club recently announced that the 2021-22 Francis Bailey Scholarship winners are Brooke Adams, Jianna Senkeleski and Julie Senkeleski. One of the club's founders, Francis Bailey, initiated the endowment fund to provide the scholarships for post-secondary education to ...

Historical village to close for the off-season

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will close on July 31 and reopen on Oct. 19. For the rest of July, the hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Upon reopening in October, the village’s hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The guided tours will be ...

F.I.S.H. announces new site for equipment program

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva reported that for many years, Sanibel City Hall has stored its medical equipment and the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District has accepted and stored equipment returns, keeping them until F.I.S.H. volunteers could clean and ready them for the next user. As F.I.S.H. ...