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Birders will flock to Sanibel; December survey set

November 26, 2014 Islanders are gearing up for the Christmas Bird Count that will monitor the health and vibrancy of southwest Florida’s feathered population. The annual count on Dec. more »»

Volunteerism appeals to island lawyer

November 26, 2014 Tracking Jason Maughan’s thoughts and reflections is kind of like following the red bouncing ball. more »»

Cracker Fest proceeds fund activism in water resources

November 26, 2014 It looked like your standard outdoor Florida party, which it was, but Cracker Fest 2014 was really an investment in southwest Florida’s environmental health and its impact on the economy. more »»

CROW’s Taste of the Island attracts a nice crowd

November 26, 2014 A total of 19 Sanibel-Captiva Island restaurants packed The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club’s first tee and driving range area for the 2014 CROW’s Taste of the Islands, which came under perfect, sunny... more »»

Sanibel boy cagers will be on learning curve early

November 26, 2014 The start of the 2014-15 Sanibel boys’ basketball season will be a learning experience for the players and head coach, as Duane Gigeous takes over the head reins. more »»

Sanibel Middle School girls’ basketball set to roll

November 26, 2014 The Sanibel Middle School girls’ basketball team is set and will start their “building year” with a dozen players on the team. more »»

Communitywide Thanksgiving event returns Nov. 23

November 19, 2014 Plymouth Rock was not like this. In a much warmer climate, the city’s annual Thanksgiving Celebration returns Nov. 23 at the Sanibel Community Hous. more »»

Cashing in on Causeway toll surplus

November 19, 2014 For the first time in over a decade, the Sanibel Causeway is literally paying back Sanibel’s citizens, after a surplus payout of $1.3 million was raised by the toll funds in the last year. more »»

Dark Skies discussion pushed back

November 19, 2014 The Dark Skies ordinance discussion by the Sanibel City Council has been pushed to December’s meeting, after a lengthy conversation took place at November’s meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4. more »»

Council supports Watershed report

November 19, 2014 City Council voted unanimously Monday night to fully support the Caloosahatchee Watershed White Paper report that is the fruit of the labor of a group of Southwest Florida government and scientific... more »»

Bailey’s Center broadens choices

November 19, 2014 The Bailey’s retail complex is undergoing a modest facelift in services, owners said, that is shifting back the idea of a town square that was once a cornerstone of island life. more »»

Wines in the Wild deemed as another success for SCCF

November 19, 2014 The rain couldn’t stop a good time and a productive fundraiser for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, as the Wines in the Wild fundraiser brought in over 160 reservations from eager people... more »»

FabLab Project opens up Sanibel Library as a destination for kids

November 19, 2014 Lee County Public School students didn’t have school Monday, Nov. 10, so the Sanibel Public Library kicked off the new FabLab—a place to learn, create and design. more »»

World organization visits Sanibel

November 19, 2014 A poem that began with “Retire with me to Sanibel” capped a weeklong visit by the Road Scholar program, an organization for decades that exposes and immerses outsiders in local culture. more »»

Bailey-Matthews celebrates birthday with free admission day

November 12, 2014 Hardly seems true. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum will “shell-a-brate” its 19th birthday on Nov. 15. Free admission on Saturday (No. more »»

Living in Paradise: Before the Sanibel secret was out

November 12, 2014 Before the Sanibel Causeway was constructed in the 1970s, the island paradise of Sanibel was a secret enjoyed by the original homesteaders, as well as the permanent residents who enjoyed the island... more »»

Island filmmaker will release a second documentary in March

November 12, 2014 David E. Carter wants us to know the real Charlie Brown. Not that one, the artist whose fishprint work on Sanibel has captured the attention of collectors. more »»

Rosenberg’s cactus garden brings a sharp look

November 12, 2014 About 25 years ago, an idea started to blossom in Bill Rosenberg’s mind after he and his wife, Carol, attended their nephew’s wedding in San Diego. more »»

Get ready for Trash and Treasures Sale

November 12, 2014 It’s that time again; the annual Trash & Treasures Sale hosted by the Island Seniors aka The Center 4 Life. Make your way to the biggest rummage sale this Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. more »»



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