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Sunshine Seafood Cafe to move to new location

August 17, 2017 Sunshine Seafood Cafe, which has been a staple on Captiva for the last eight years, will have a new home later this year. The restaurant, whose lease will be up Nov. more »»

CROW’s newest animal ambassador is a great horned owl

August 17, 2017 Although the training was a long, at times sort of scary, road, CROW Rehabber Breanna Frankel said she could not imagine it any other way, as she looked at a great horned owl perched at the Visitor... more »»

Gavin-Walker Historical Marker unveiled

August 17, 2017 The first marker was revealed about a quarter mile west of Tarpon Bay Road on the City of Sanibel Heritage Trail Friday to celebrate the Gavin and Walker family’s centennial celebration. more »»

Commission approves formula retail draft ordinance

August 17, 2017 The Planning Commission unanimously approved a draft ordinance regarding formula retail last week after City Council directed the commission to amend the Land Development Code in Apri. more »»

Shorebird nesting season not as active as previous years

August 17, 2017 Although the shorebird nesting season was not as successful as years past, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation shorebird program coordinator said they were able to band a half a dozen adults... more »»

Road Scholars make stop on the island

August 17, 2017 An excitement ignited for the youth as they made their way into the water Monday morning, their grandparents not far behind, as they found and learned about the sea life that called the seagrass bed... more »»

Planning approves Sea Glass Lane expansion

August 17, 2017 Although it was not a unanimous vote, the Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit allowing Sea Glass Lane to expand its store into its neighboring unit for a total of 2,765 square feet... more »»

SCCF to hold weather program Aug. 14

August 9, 2017 During Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s newest program, “Stormy Weather: Hurricanes, Waterspouts and Lightning,” which takes place at the Nature Center Monday, Aug. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. more »»

Auditions being held for two plays: ‘Elf Jr. the Musical’ and ‘Annie Kids’

August 9, 2017 Young actors have an opportunity to audition for two upcoming shows at the Community House, “Annie Kids” and “Elf Jr. the Musical,” which is being put on by Creative Theater Worksho. more »»

Auditions being held for two plays: ‘Elf Jr. the Musical’ and ‘Annie Kids’

August 9, 2017 Young actors have an opportunity to audition for two upcoming shows at the Community House, “Annie Kids” and “Elf Jr. the Musical,” which is being put on by Creative Theater Worksho. more »»

Rooney confident for Everglades funding

August 9, 2017 Southwest Florida got the first wave of Tropical Storm Emily Monday morning, but it was the perfect opportunity for Congressman Francis Rooney to show off a nearly-complete Everglades restoration... more »»

Committee to find ways of recognizing Gavin-Walker family

August 9, 2017 With input from the community, and further discussion on the dais, the City Council voted to bring the topic of recognizing the Gavin and Walker family before the Historic Preservation Committee las... more »»

Council further discusses Charter Review Committee

August 9, 2017 The City Council agreed to appoint seven members to the Charter Review Committee, as well as having two at large members and two ex officio members. more »»

Donax Wastewater Reclamation Facility, water rates discussed

August 9, 2017 An update was provided during last week’s City Council meeting regarding the Donax Wastewater Reclamation Facility, as well as sewer and reclaimed water rates. more »»

Life Saving Award presented to Officer Eicher

August 9, 2017 Officer John Eicher was hired by the Sanibel Police Department in August 2012 as a part-time police officer, before being brought on full-time in December of the same year. more »»

Beach parking proposed to increase to $5 an hour

August 9, 2017 A second hearing was scheduled for next month concerning beach parking fees, which has been proposed to increase from $4 to $5 an hour. more »»

Volunteers sought for annual Pine Island Sound Scallop Search

August 9, 2017 Volunteer boat captains, and snorkelers, are being sought for the annual Pine Island Sound Scallop Search, which helps UF/IFAS Lee County Extension and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation... more »»

Campers paddle the Caloosahatchee

August 9, 2017 Six campers and two Sanibel Sea School counselors paddled 41 miles from Alva to Bailey’s Beach along the Caloosahatchee late last month giving them a new appreciation of the river. more »»

Artificial light causing disorientations among sea turtle hatchlings

August 9, 2017 Although the Sanibel-Captiva Conser-vation Foundation’s Sea Turtle Program has had excellent numbers thus far this year, SCCF Sea Turtle Coordinator Kelly Sloan said that recently, they are having... more »»

Shell Ambassadors enhance visitors’ time on the beach

August 9, 2017 Kelle Covington lives and breathes shells. Covington, a docent and Shell Ambassador with the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, has been collecting shells for as long as she can remember. more »»



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