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Candidate seeks to have Lake O designated as a National Monument

April 13, 2016 Democratic Congressional hopeful April Freeman says she has a solution to the water quality problems in Lake Okeechobee, one she says will take the politics out of the issue. more »»

Understanding the different methods of adding chlorine to a pool

April 13, 2016 A swimming pool in Florida is as common as a kitchen sink, but there is more than meets the eye in the care for them. more »»

Relay for Life returns to the island again this year

April 13, 2016 A six hour event will be held at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club to honor those who lost the battle to cancer, as well as celebrate cancer survivors and their caregivers during the Relay for Life of... more »»

Roberts named WGCU MAKERS

April 13, 2016 A well-known Sanibel artist, who was one of five women to be named WGCU MAKERS, was recognized for making a difference in Southwest Florida by educating the public through her art and social activism. more »»

Lee Memorial Health System offering free advanced directives session

April 13, 2016 Lee Memorial Health System is holding a free informational and educational session this Friday to help individuals fill out two very important documents concerning advanced care planning, which is... more »»

$700,000 left to raise for Community House restoration campaign

April 13, 2016 A restoration campaign that kicked off last year for The Community House, an 88 year old building, is still in need of $700,000 to reach its $3 million goal. more »»

'Tomstock' annual concert to help Sanibel firefighter in need

April 6, 2016 What started as an outdoor music fest in Captain Tom Tracy’s field outside of Fort Myers, has turned into an annual event which benefits those in nee. more »»

Attention Sanibel/Captiva Gardeners - Master Gardener Series continues Thursday

April 6, 2016 The 78th Master Gardener Lecture Series will be held on Thursday, April 7, at the Sanibel Library at 10 a.m. The program will be presented by two biologists from the City of Sanibel Dept. more »»

The latest on Civic and Cultural Core project

April 6, 2016 An idea of constructing a “downtown” area on Sanibel for public gatherings now has solid roots after three years of planning for a Civic and Cultural Core project. more »»

Preserving paradise one acre at a time

April 6, 2016 With undeveloped land on Sanibel becoming a rarity, the chance to purchase and keep it that way is much too important to pass up for the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society. more »»

Cassani: Estuaries have declined rapidly over the years

April 6, 2016 An exploding population rate in Southwest Florida, combined with poor water management, has in essence, deteriorated the fragile estuaries this region depends on for its fishing industry, boating an... more »»

Beer in the Bushes to feature New Orleans band

April 6, 2016 An event full of music, craft beer and food will be held at Sanibel-Captiva Nature Center this weekend to raise money for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation general operating fund, while... more »»

Unique art movement continues in Southwest Florida

April 6, 2016 The love of painting and drawing grabbed a hold of one artist, creating an adventure through school, traveling and eventually starting a company in Southwest Florida that unites artistic individuals... more »»

‘Sister Survivors’ offers support, friendships for those touched by cancer

April 6, 2016 A group of women have formed a forever bond during a monthly dinner here on the island with others who have fought similar battles while overcoming cance. more »»

‘Shell talker’ founding volunteer of Shell Museum

April 6, 2016 A couple who was introduced to Sanibel around 1990, decided they wanted to visit the island and collect sea shells after retiring in 1993, soon taking on the nicknames of the “shell collector” and... more »»

Trailways Camp celebrates adults with special needs; reunion of campers is April 9 at the Community House

March 30, 2016 There are many special days throughout the year people celebrate such as Christmas, Easter and Halloween. more »»

Captains for Clean Water starts long fight

March 30, 2016 The first of what could potential be many future meetings by the Captains for Clean Water group was held Tuesday, March 22, inside the Sanibel Community House and the message related was perfectly... more »»

Teachers learn from students in Cell Pals program

March 30, 2016 (The Second Chance Cell Dogs Program is nearing its end, with graduation looming one week away during the second meeting between writer Brian Wierima and the inmate trainers inside the Florida... more »»

Local Lithuanian group helps keep heritage strong

March 30, 2016 For the last 16 years, Valdimaras “Valdy” Gedvilas and his family have been successfully integrating into American life after they immigrated from their homeland of Lithuania on April 1, 2000. more »»

Southern Comfort on Sanibel scheduled for this weekend

March 30, 2016 The second annual Southern Comfort on Sanibel will be held this weekend to raise money for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. The fundraiser will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. more »»



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