Category Archives: Articles of Interest

Interested in making vegetarian or vegan foods?

Have you been wanting to cook up your own vegetarian or vegan cuisines but don’t know where to start? Look no further, Sanibel Community Association is having a hands on class to help you do just that! This class will take place Tuesday May 15th from 10am – 12pm but you must register by 12pm Wednesday May 9th if you... Read More »


Coral Reef Restoration Lecture

Have an interest in helping save coral reefs or would just like to learn more about the threats harming coral reefs? Check out the free program this Friday, April 6th with guest speaker and scientist Dr. Erin Muller. There will be two lectures, 10am and 1pm and will be held at “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Don’t miss out on... Read More »


Sanibel Island History

Sanibel Island –  Born of a Revolution Sanibel got its beginnings about 6,000 years ago as a spit of sand in the Gulf of Mexico. It grew with sand deposits from the Caloosahatchee River and ultimately became an island of 15 to 20 miles. It was discovered by Ponce de Leon of Spain in 1513. After several hundred years of... Read More »


2018 Shell Fair

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halloween on sanibel island

Trick or Treat the Sanibel Way

The fun and high jinks of Halloween is active and spine-tingling on these paradise islands. The city has made it official by suggesting that trick or treating start at 5 PM and run to 8:30 PM. And they have loaded city police cars with candy for any trick or treaters they meet along the way. So the islands are ready... Read More »


3 Ways To Feel Good On Sanibel Island

Get A Compliment From A Stranger This is a feel-good sort of activity that was launched last spring and seems to have caught fire. It’s supposed to be sweeping the country according to reports. It involves painted rocks – a line image painted on one side of the rock and un uplifting message on the other side. They are placed... Read More »


Captiva In The News

Captiva was recently mentioned in a great article about traveling to Florida. Instead of fighting the crowds in larger beach destinations, choose a low-key, laid-back island with friendly neighbors, family-friendly lifestyle and plenty of homes and condos for rent or sale. There is a reason why Sanibel Island and Captiva are always making the “Best of Lists” in travel news.... Read More »


SCCF MARINE LAB CONSTRUCTION

The $1.6 million dollar SCCF marine laboratory’s construction is well underway. The first week of June should see the first level floor being installed and framing should start around July 4th. The anticipated completion date is December. The new building includes an outdoor experimentation area with tanks and running sea water which will allow staff to conduct on site research. Read More »


Cooking Classes on Sanibel

The Culinary Education Center is now offering cooking classes at the Community House. These classes accommodate up to 20 people and are hands-on. Children’s classes are offered once weekly. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for a full listing of classes and demonstrations scheduled. Read More »


Sanibel Farmers Market Is Back

Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall parking area. The market sells produce and artisan products that are grown or made locally. It’s been operating for a number of years now and has had a wonderful consumer response. This year there is a second vendor of fresh produce. The Community Church has collaborated with Worden Farms... Read More »