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Bailey Fest returns for 29th season

October 22, 2014 It was billed in 1985 as Sam Bailey’s way of giving back to the community. The 29th annual Bailey Fest returns Oct. 26. more »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Sanibel wildlife threatened by deadly disease

October 8, 2014 Special to the Reporter “There is an old saying that goes, ‘for every one thing you miss by not knowing, you will miss ten things by not looking.’ "Well, at CROW, we are looking,” said Dr. more »»

Teen describes her role in documentary, life in Sanibel

October 1, 2014 Despite her best efforts to remain in the background, Jessica Andrews has emerged in full public view. more »»

Demand pushes Farmers Market opening to Oct. 5

October 1, 2014 An islands favorite returns early this season. The Sanibel Island Farmers Market opens Oct. 5 at Sanibel City Hall ground. more »»

Ding photo contest draws wealth of talent

October 1, 2014 Point and shoot has a different connotation in Sanibel. Some 118 amateurs have turned in their work for the annual J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge photography contest. more »»

Island merchant guiding solutions to Gulf health

October 1, 2014 There are few better advocates for the environmental health of southwest Florida than John Talmage. more »»

Sweet Treat: Time is now for sea grape jelly

October 1, 2014 If it’s fall, it must be time for sea grape jelly. But hurry; the Sanibel Cafe will run out of the tasty treat quickly, said Ken Loewit, the cafe’s co-owner and the cook in the kitchen. more »»

Pizzeria to open at Bailey’s Center next month

October 1, 2014 Food choice grows by one in November. The city has approved a request by a Sanibel businessman to open a pizzeria at the Bailey’s Shopping Center comple. more »»

 
 

 

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