Category Archives: Island News

CRUISE TO TARPON LODGE AND CALUSA INDIAN MOUNDS

Captiva Cruises is offering a look at the historic fish houses and fishing culture of the Pine Island Sound. This cruise departs at 10am on Tuesday December 27th and will return at approximately 3pm. Lunch will be served at the 1926 Tarpon Lodge. Call Captiva Cruises at 239-472-5300 for more information. Read More »


BIG ARTS PRESENTS “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”

“A Christmas Carol” is being performed at the BIG ARTS Strauss Theater now through December 23. Matinee and evening shows are offered so come and enjoy the fun! For information or to buy tickets go to www.bigarts.org or call 239-395-0900. Read More »


THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION AT BIG ARTS THIS SUNDAY

Big Arts is holding it’s annual Thanksgiving celebration this Sunday, November 20th starting at 6:30pm at the Big Arts Schein Hall. Come join this non-denominational service celebrating Thanksgiving. The mayor, city manager and representatives from all the island churches will participate. Music and song from Big Arts Community Chorus and The Sanibel School’s Seahorse Chorale will be featured. Drinks and... Read More »


HALLOWEEN SANIBEL STYLE!!

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SANIBEL FISHING PIER RENOVATION COMPLETED

The Sanibel Fishing Pier officially reopened a few weeks ago after a 3 month extensive rehabilitation project. New decking, railings, a covered area with bench seating and fish cleaning stations were installed and should provide many years of enjoyment for local fisherman and visitors alike. Read More »


Economy is Strong on Sanibel

SANIBEL LOOKS OUT FOR ITS PEOPLE The City of Sanibel will continue to enjoy a high rating in the Community Rating System (CRS) through 2016. Good news for those holding flood insurance policies. CRS is a voluntary incentive program that encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum National Flood Insurancerequirements. Sanibel attained a rating of Class 5 so... Read More »


Tight Knit Community

News abounds on the island communities Here are some snippets from our community newsletter from this spring-summer awards, programs and fund raisers. We’re proud of our beach-side community, do you want to be a part of it? CUB SCOUTS ARE BACK ON THE ISLAND And it’s about time. This piece of Americana has been absent from the island since 1981.If... Read More »


SCCF Provides World Shorebird Day Talks

Tuesday September 6th is the third annual World Shorebird Day. This holiday was created to increase public awareness regarding the need to protect shorebirds and their habitat. In honor of this occasion, SCCF’s shorebird biologist will present three talks for the public relating to shorebirds and their presence on Sanibel. The first lecture is at 10am and the topic is... Read More »


SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON TIPS

Sea turtle nesting season is underway and Sanibel’s 11 miles of Gulf shoreline have more nesting activity than any other beach in Lee County. The following guidelines will help ensure the survival of our adorable hatchlings. 1. Turn off or shield lights near the beaches. 2. Remove furniture or any items that may act as a barrier from dusk until... Read More »


National Seashell Day

Sanibel celebrated it’s inaugural National Seashell Day June 20th, 2016. National Seashell Day was created to educate the public about mollusks, the creatures who create and live in seashells. ABC’s Good Morning America interviewed The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Executive Director Dorrie Hipschman who shared information about the museum and did a live shell demonstration. Read More »