Category Archives: Island News

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 »


Getting Involved On Sanibel

Living on Sanibel is more than just owning property and enjoying the many island pleasures. It is a quiet, caring bustling residential community that has a point-of-view –  one that has thoughtfully managed the development of the island and preserved its natural beauty with a commitment that is widely admired. Sanibel is a frame of mind – an idea that... Read More »


Vice President Vacationing on Sanibel

We are honored to have Vice President Mike Pence choose Sanibel as his Easter vacationing spot this year. Read More »


2018 Shell Fair

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Transportation Help – Another great reason to live on Sanibel!

FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel is a service resource that provides help for those who need it. They provide over 40 different free services by volunteers who make themselves available to help their neighbors. Transportation is one of those services. If you need to do some banking, grocery shopping, or get your hair cut, FISH can help. They... Read More »


Public Service Award to Mayor Ruane

The 32nd annual conference of the Everglades Coalition chose Sanibel’s Mayor Ruane to receive their James D. Webb public Service Award. His active support for the conservation and restoration of the Everglades has resulted in an elevated role for Florida cities moving forward with new energy and new partners. This is an important issue for the state since both its... 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 »


Events for Gardeners

Most cities have a Parks and Recreation Department to maintain public recreation areas. Sanibel, in keeping with its culture, has a Department of Natural Resources within which is the Vegetation Committee. The committee can be a big helpmate to you in the proper planting and care of native vegetation. They will help you learn about the plants – which ones... Read More »


Great Library Programs

The Sanibel Library is a treasure that has consistently been recognized by professional organizations as a significant contributor to the community. It is loaded with books, periodicals, videos, tapes and displays by various island organizations. There are e-books and e-magazines that can be downloaded from their e-shelf to your iPad or iPhone. It has wonderful programs for children, both readers... 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 »