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SCCF launches podcast in honor of Earth Day

April 29, 2020 On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation launched a podcast that connects listeners to nature through conversations with people who are dedicated to the... more »»

Group project for Earth Day announced

April 22, 2020 The Sanibel Sea School reported that Earth Day is a celebration of teamwork and collaboration. One voice working together for the greater good. more »»

Refuge to celebrate Earth Day anniversary with virtual challenge

April 21, 2020 Unable to celebrate Earth Day with its usual annual festivities and activities for the public, the J.N. more »»

Florida Junior Duck Stamp winner announced

April 15, 2020 For the third year in a row, Anna Grace Swanson took Best of Show in the 2020 Florida Junior Duck Stamp competition, which was recently judged by virtual means at the J.N. more »»

CIHS shares local history through technology

April 14, 2020 As the island community shelters in place, doing its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, one Captiva group is offering alternative entertainment for when binge watching TV shows gets old. more »»

Second week of Nature Near You featured plant biology

April 10, 2020 The second week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School’s weekly e-newsletter, featured a weeklong lesson in plant biology. more »»

Sanibel library is closed but eShelf is open

April 8, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order on April 1 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the order, the Sanibel Public Library will remain closed. more »»

CIHS screens latest film in series

April 7, 2020 The Captiva Island Historical Society premiered its new documentary, “Sands of Time: History of Erosion on Captiva,” on March 3 at the South Seas Island Resort. more »»

First week of Nature Near You deemed a success

April 7, 2020 The education team at Sanibel Sea School has been busy with the launch of Nature Near You — an e-newsletter designed to help engage children in nature-based learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. more »»

Library's eShelf delivers the world to your door

April 1, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library is closed out of concern for the health and safety of patrons and staff amid the spread of COVID-19. more »»

People's Choice awards for 'Project Refuge' unveiled

April 1, 2020 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that it received nearly 600 votes for the People's Choice award for the “Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion Show Using Trash. more »»

Keep Lee County Beautiful extends art contest deadline

April 1, 2020 Keep Lee County Beautiful recently extended the entry deadline for the 2021 “Leave The Scene Clean” calendar art contest to May 29. more »»

Refuge, DDWS and Sanibel Sea School turn to tech to stay connected to public

March 31, 2020 With most programs and activities canceled or suspended due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, some island entities are tapping into modern technology to engage, entertain and educate the publ. more »»

Festival suspends season, announces ticket policy

March 26, 2020 The Sanibel Music Festival recently suspended the 2020 season, citing public health concerns and inability of upcoming performers to travel from overseas. more »»

The Community House

March 24, 2020 (Editor's note: As government restrictions and recommendations continue to evolve regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), please check the status of events as they are subject to change. more »»

DDWS announces high school photo winners of refuge contest

March 23, 2020 At a special ceremony on March 14, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge announced the winners and finalists in the seventh annual “Ding” Darling-Theodore Cross High School... more »»

BIG ARTS awards classical music scholarships

March 18, 2020 On March 7, BIG ARTS hosted 12 young aspiring classical musicians on the Christensen Performance Hall stage for the BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship auditions. more »»

Bidding open on SCAL bags at Bailey's

March 18, 2020 The Sanibel Captiva Art League 40 hand-painted, reusable canvas bags on display at Bailey's General Store on Sanibel that people can bid on in a silent auction. The annual fundraiser benefits F.I.S.H. more »»

UPDATE: CCA, Rauschenberg exhibit opening canceled

March 17, 2020 UPDATE: The Captiva Civic Association and Rauschenberg Residency have canceled the opening reception on March 19 for the “Rauschenberg Residency: Exploration and Experimentation" exhibit. ..... more »»

UPDATE: All Island Calendar events canceled

March 17, 2020 (Editor's note: As government restrictions and recommendations continue to evolve regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), please check the status of events as they are subject to change. more »»



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