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Artist ‘in residence’ program kicks off refuge's 75th anniversary celebration

May 1, 2019 Working from his studio at Blind Pass on Sanibel, wildlife artist Ed Anderson, of Boise, Idaho, will participate in an eight-week artist “in residence” educational program at the J.N. more »»

Shell museum closes as demo work begins

May 1, 2019 On April 25, crews began demolishing the walls of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel to start the $6 million renovation project. more »»

Asphalt sampling to take place on Sanibel-Captiva Road

May 1, 2019 The city of Sanibel reported that a hired contractor will conduct asphalt sampling on a section of Sanibel-Captiva Road, between Tarpon Bay Road and Rabbit Road, on May 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with CROW

May 1, 2019 In honor of World Migratory Bird Day on May 11, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation on Sanibel will host a special presentation about plastic pollution on May 9 at 1 p.m. more »»

Monthly photo contest winner announced

May 1, 2019 The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s March photo contest is Sandy Tannenbaum. Receiving the most votes, he reported that living on the (wild) side sometimes happens in one's own garden. more »»

Bank's giving program hits $80,000 milestone

May 1, 2019 Bank of the Islands has reached a milestone in its “We Love Our Islands” corporate philanthropy program — a total of $80,000 donations to local groups with its most recent gift donations. more »»

Annual Ride of Silence aims to raise awareness

May 1, 2019 Matzaluna Italian Restaurant, in conjunction with the Sanibel Bike Club and Billy's Bikes, will host the annual “Ride of Silence” on May 15 starting from the restaurant, at 1200 Periwinkle Way,... more »»

Grant to help fund No Child Left On Shore program

May 1, 2019 A welcome gift of a $2,250 grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation for the island-based No Child Left On Shore program will bring about 100 underprivileged Cape children out to the beach. more »»

DDWS raises $2.7M toward Wulfert Bayous acquisition

May 1, 2019 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge continues to move forward with its project to raise a minimum of $3 million in private donations to complete the $9. more »»

First quarter report

May 1, 2019 The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors released the first quarter market report for the islands for 2019. The figures are based on the MLS as of March 31. more »»

Noah’s Ark announces shift to summer hours

May 1, 2019 Located on the grounds of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel, the Noah’s Ark Thrift Shop changed to its summer hours today, May 1, which will remain in effect through Aug. . more »»

Boating club members sew pillowcases for children's hospital

May 1, 2019 In late March, 13 women were seen carrying sewing machines, irons and ironing boards into the Harbour House at the St. Charles Yacht Club in Fort Myers. more »»

Summer hours to begin at Sanibel Historical Museum and Village

May 1, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village switched to off-season summer hours today, May 1. Summer hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum will close on Aug. more »»

Lee County EDO launches interactive Opportunity Zones website

May 1, 2019 The Lee County Economic Development Office recently launched the area’s first Opportunity Zones website at more »»

Snook closes in Gulf state and federal waters

May 1, 2019 Snook closed to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters today, May 1. more »»

Sanibel Island Fishing Club to host monthly meeting

May 1, 2019 The Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its final meeting of the season on May 14 at 7 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, with a half-hour social to begin at 6:30 p.m. more »»

Mayor re-appointed to South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

May 1, 2019 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane has been re-appointed to serve on the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force by Gov. Ron DeSantis. more »»

SCA holds annual meeting, installs officers

May 1, 2019 The Sanibel Community Association held its annual meeting on April 24 at The Community House. The past year was reviewed, including the finances, and awards were given out. more »»

Trashin' fashion

May 1, 2019 Resident Gari Lewis, also known as the “Sanibel Seamstress,” was recently inspired to create a dress out of garbage and trash that she found on the shore outside of her home in The Dunes on Sanibel. more »»

Hackman to perform with Southwest Florida Symphony

May 1, 2019 The Southwest Florida Symphony welcomes the return of YouTube sensation, conductor-composer-arranger Steve Hackman to lead its upcoming concert at the Barbara B. more »»



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