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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 »»

F.I.S.H. 10K is nonprofit’s chief benefit of the year, sponsors, runners, volunteers make it happen

October 14, 2014 There are enough foot races in southwest Florida to keep the Fort Myers Track Club busy on most weekends during season, but only one of those races is in Sanibel Islan. more »»

Island merchants preserve history with wall art

October 14, 2014 When Alison and Blaine Dry began to renovate the building for their then new Cip’s Place cafe in 2010, they were surprised at the number one request. more »»

Islander appointed chairman of national task force

October 14, 2014 Chris Heidrick has been appointed as Chairman of the National Flood Insurance Task Force for the Independent Agents & Brokers of America, the premier association for independent agents representing... more »»

Let’s Pink Out! health fair returns Oct. 19

October 8, 2014 It’s billed as a celebration of life, dancing and hugs for the participants. But the serious undertone of Let’s Pink Out! is about fighting fear and complacency, certainly death. more »»

Sanibel Art League celebrates Golden Anniversary with new exhibit at city library

October 8, 2014 A blurb in the Sanibel-Captiva Record newspaper in 1964 reported: “Island artists joined together to form the Sanibel Captiva Art League at a meeting last week at the Captiva Civic Center. more »»

Rauschenberg exhibit to celebrate artist’s birthday

October 8, 2014 Florida SouthWestern State College and lead sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust announce the first solo exhibition of world renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg since his memorial at the Bob... more »»

Humanitarian of the Year: Readers pick Tony Lapi for honor

October 8, 2014 The vote is tallied, and Tony Lapi of Captiva has been chosen as Humanitarian of the Year in the annual Best of the Islands challenge hosted by Breeze Newspapers, which includes the Islander and the... more »»

Committee to study leaf-blower use, noise

October 8, 2014 Everyone agrees they can be annoying to listen to, especially before coffee time. more »»



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