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Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle release a rarity for CROW

April 27, 2016 It was a quick turnaround from red tide poisoning for a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, which was released Friday morning back into the wild at “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge. more »»

13-year-old publishes another book

April 27, 2016 A young writer, who recently had a book-signing at MacIntosh Books, finds her inspiration from all over when sitting down to write her novels. "I've been writing for as long as I can remember. more »»

Multiple awards presented during Chamber's annual meeting

April 27, 2016 Many thanks were shared, as well as awards presented, during the annual meeting of the Islands of Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa last wee. more »»

Tickets still available for Mollusks in Peril conference

April 27, 2016 A fascinating, fun, informational conference exploring mollusks will be held at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum next month featuring a vast array of scientist, who are experts in their... more »»

Discussions continue about Captiva Drive improvements

April 27, 2016 The Captiva Community Panel has begun looking into an improvement plan for Captiva Drive that would make it safer for everyone traveling the roa. more »»

Blues by the Bay fundraiser making a difference in lives

April 20, 2016 The “Blues by the Bay” fundraising event for the Heights Foundation, which benefit the Harlem Heights community, is doing more than just raising money for a quick fix. more »»

RiverWatch re-energizes after Lake O discharge

April 20, 2016 The latest Lake Okeechobee discharge event has had many effects up and down the coastline, as well as throughout the Caloosahatchee River water basin and estuar. more »»

Sea Turtle nesting season now under way

April 20, 2016 Even though the bar is set high after a record-breaking sea turtle nesting season in 2015, the hope is that trend will continue on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva for 2016. more »»

Sanibel Planning Commission does some house cleaning

April 20, 2016 The Sanibel Planning Commission didn’t have any ordinance or variance hearings scheduled for its April 12 meeting, instead it went through its subcommittee agenda’s house cleaning. more »»

‘Sunrise at San Attarium’ a delightful satirical and witty read

April 20, 2016 Daydreaming afflicts everyone who has any sort of an imagination and for the main character in Rhys Llewellyn’s “Sunrise at San Attarium”, it’s almost a way of life. more »»

Surfing gator surprises beach goers

April 20, 2016 Ron and Jan Fleming hit the beach each and every day, so they see the variety of wildlife the Gulf of Mexico can bring. But an alligator? “That was a first for us,” said Jan Flemin. more »»

2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp judging to be held at ‘Ding’

April 20, 2016 In celebration of Earth Day, Friday, April 22, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the 2016 Federal Junior Duck Stamp judging in the Visitor & Education Center. more »»

Lawrence Block shares insight on development of his characters

April 20, 2016 Author Lawrence Block humored a large crowd at the Sanibel Public Library last Tuesday during the final night of this season’s Author Series. “I was always good at putting words on paper. more »»

Family tradition began on sandy beaches of Sanibel

April 20, 2016 A Minnesota father and son created a tradition many years ago that ignites a special kind of excitement once spring takes hold and they travel south to Sanibel Island for their yearly vacation in... more »»

Marine biologist’s travels led to dream job on Sanibel

April 20, 2016 Stefanie Wolf, who grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, always knew she wanted to study marine biology from a young age making it her career aspiratio. more »»

Lissette Goas named School Psychologist of the Year

April 20, 2016 The second week of April, Lissette Goas received quite a surprise when she stopped by the Lee County School District’s main office to drop off paperwork, one that still had her smiling a week lat. more »»

Panel voted on next steps for sewer system information gathering

April 20, 2016 The Captiva Community Panel approved the sewer committee to move forward with its fact finding in six different areas last week after three additional informational meetings were held with various... more »»

Hurricane seminar informed attendees of safety measures

April 20, 2016 A common theme speakers got across during the Captiva Hurricane Preparation Seminar last week at the Captiva Community Center was to stay informed and seek safety when evacuations are in place. more »»

F.I.S.H. Benefit Concert series grand finale April 19

April 13, 2016 The F.I.S.H. Benefit Concert series will wrapping the season up in grand finale fashion April 19, at George and Wendy’s Seafood Grill from 6-7:30 p.m. more »»

Architectural design standards passed by City Council

April 13, 2016 The look of Sanibel will be remaining in-character for good, after the City Council passed the architectural design standard ordinance in its April 5 meeting. more »»



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