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Sanibel Captiva Art League Paint Outs begin Nov. 6

November 5, 2014 Feeling a little van Gogh lately? Well, dust off your paint brushes and canvases; it’s that time again to gather with fellow artists in the great outdoors. more »»

Tennis icon headlines island charity event

October 29, 2014 Tennis legend Nick Bollettieri and a couple of coaches from his Bradenton academy will roll into town Nov. 1 for a morning benefit. more »»

Out with the old...in with the old

October 29, 2014 A piece of old, dried out drywall with kid drawings on it. An old VHS tape, more than partially unraveled. Some old vinyl records. more »»

‘Ding’ target of new visitors a success

October 29, 2014 A marketing effort by an island landmark is paying dividends. Using social media, direct marketing to local radio and other outreach tools, officials with the J.N. more »»

Islander’s shell blog celebrates five years, worldwide feedback

October 29, 2014 Here’s how Pam Rambo spends a morning in Sanibel on her laptop: “After a week sailing, snorkeling and beach combing in the Bahamas, I’m feeling in the pink. more »»

Island merchant says chamber a key to success

October 29, 2014 Sanibel and Captiva are reporting healthy signs of a rebounding economy. more »»

Energized volunteer refuses to allow obstacles to slow her joy for song

October 29, 2014 It seems that every corner turned in Sanibel, Debby Dorr is there; as founder and director of the Community Youth Chorus and founder in Sanibel of the Sing 4 Joy summer and afterschool children’s... more »»

Historic neighborhood dates to island’s Mayberry past

October 29, 2014 Periwinkle Park is Sanibel Island’s only campground and trailer park. It has been the town’s most affordable place to live and camp for more than 50 years. Way back when John . more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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