Category Archives: Island News

Sea Turtle & Marine Life Mortality – All Time High

You may or may not have heard about the red tide/algal bloom chaos that is going on in Florida, chances are you have since it’s pretty hard to ignore at this point. Below are just a few things that would be useful for the community to know in regard to the bloom and tips on what you can do to... Read More »


Sanibel Public Library

This little gem of a library has won awards and pleased its constituencies year after year. It entered an eBook challenge last year and won. The challenge was called a Digital Dash contest and was sponsored by Overdrive, an eBook vendor. The library’s members borrow and read over 2,000 eBooks – more than any other contestant. The library won $500... Read More »


The Sanibel Charter is Safe

Every now and then the island administration appoints a committee – the Charter Review Committee – to review the island charter and recommend whether or not any of the language should be changed. The current Sanibel Charter Review Committee has been meeting since last December to discuss the language in the various articles. The committee has not recommended any changes... Read More »


F.I.S.H. Food Drive

F.I.S.H. food drive is happening now until May 31st and is being held by the Sanibel & Captiva Island Association of Realtors Communication and P.R. Committee. For those of you who may or may not know F.I.S.H. is a human services organization located on Sanibel and they have been around for 30+ years with a focus on ‘neighbors helping neighbors’.... 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 »


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 »