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Sanibel Charter Review Committee holds final meeting

March 14, 2018 The Sanibel Charter Review Committee met for the final time on March 7, wrapping up loose ends to send its recommendations on the charter's articles to the Sanibel City Council for consideratio. more »»

'Ding' Darling refuge 'kicks' out all plastic bottles with campaign

March 14, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has stepped up its Kick the Bottle campaig. more »»

Island Seniors create incentive program to help with parking

March 14, 2018 Finding a parking spot at some Sanibel facilities and businesses can be a problem, especially during season, but one venue has implemented an innovative program in an effort to address the issue. more »»

Lions Club's Arts and Crafts Fair is last big art festival for season

March 14, 2018 Residents and visitors will have one last opportunity to get their artistic fill — on a large scale — before the season ends with the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club's 35th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. more »»

Pawul takes on role as new fire chief

March 14, 2018 Recently-promoted Fire Chief Jeff Pawul always knew he wanted to work in the industry, but he considers himself lucky to get to call the Captiva Island Fire Control District his home base. more »»

Expert to discuss primates at library program

March 14, 2018 A great apes expert will host a primates program on March 16 at the Captiva Memorial Library. At 1 p.. more »»

ACLU executive director to address Democratic Club

March 14, 2018 Dr. Howard Simon, the Florida director of the ACLU, will discuss “Defending Human Rights in the Era of Donald Trump” on March 22 at the meeting of the Democratic Club of the Islands. more »»

Sanibel Recreation Center to host Mobile Mammo Coach

March 14, 2018 The city of Sanibel's Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Center's Mobile Mammo Coach on March 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

Donations sought for Zonta Club’s Collection Day

March 14, 2018 The Zonta Club of Sanibel and Captiva is seeking donations for its Third Annual Collection Day on April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sanibel. more »»

Author, historian speaks to volunteers about Captiva history

March 14, 2018 Author, historian, and long-time volunteer Jeri Magg recently enlightened and entertained the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village volunteers with an hour-long discussion on Captiva's histor. more »»

European fishing journalist team to return for ‘Ding’ tarpon tournament

March 13, 2018 Four journalists from Scotland, England and Denmark will return to fish and cover the seventh annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on May 11. more »»

Lee County Elections Office to mail out notice, guide

March 13, 2018 Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle encourages voters to keep an eye out for the 2018 Official Election Notice and Guide that is being mailing to every household in Lee Count. more »»

Cayo Costa State Park to host public meeting

March 12, 2018 The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service is in the process of updating the unit management plan for Cayo Costa State Park. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling lecture hails generous Americans who preserved wilderness

March 12, 2018 In the oversized, richly illustrated coffee table compendium “Wildlands Philosophy: The Great American Tradition,” author Tom Butler tells the stories of dozens of generous conservation-minded... more »»

Council moves forward with sewer system expansion project

March 12, 2018 The Sanibel City Council approved two resolutions for the Phase 4 sewer system expansion project, establishing the special assessments, as well as filled the vacancy on the planning commission. more »»

'Ding' Darling ranger receives state conservation educator award

March 12, 2018 Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland, with the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, has been named recipient of The Wildlife Society’s Outstanding Educator Award for the Florida chapt. more »»

Smith appointed to Lee County Tourist Development Council

March 9, 2018 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners appointed Sanibel City Councilwoman Holly Smith to the Lee County Tourist Development Council at the board's March 6 meetin. more »»

Miller to resign as DDWS executive director

March 8, 2018 Birgie Miller, executive director for the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge since 2010, has tendered notice of her resignation to the board of directors, effective this summer. more »»

'Ding' Darling reports on three projects planned for new year

March 7, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge recently announced its plans for this year's prescribed burns, restoration of the Bailey Tract and a wildlife buffer zone for Tarpon Bay. more »»

Funky good time to be had at 7th Annual Beer in the Bushes

March 7, 2018 As the end of season draws near, there is one annual event that prides itself on breaking the mold, standing with feet firmly planted outside of the island box — and this year, it is getting funky. more »»



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