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  • Sanibel Kids Raise Money for Sea School with Lemonade Stand
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:28 AM

    Grant, Caroline and Charles Muddell and Lydia Whalen held a lemonade stand to support Sanibel Sea School. After their parents attended Octifest, they learned about how many children in need are able to experience the ocean through the nonprofit organization's scholarship program, and they decided they wanted to help. After a long day spent serving cold drinks to thirsty walkers and bikers, they delivered a check to Doc Bruce. "What these kids did for Sanibel Sea School is truly amazing, and we are so grateful," he said. "They worked hard to raise this money, and we are going to make sure it goes directly to getting more kids in the ocean this year." Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean's future, one person at a time. To learn more, visit

  • St. Isabel Women's Guild Installs New Board Members
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:52 AM

    The St. Isabel Women’s Guild held its annual end-of-season luncheon April 11 at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. It marked the 41st anniversary of the formation of the guild, which continues its original mission of working in an ecumenical spirit on service and social projects that reach beyond St. Isabel, offering fellowship to all women in the parish.

    There are 104 ladies in the guild this year, and membership is open to all ladies of the parish who are interested in joining the efforts.

    The new Board Members for the 2019-20 were installed. They are the next season’s board members: President Annette Hendrick, Corresponding Secretary Donna Oberhill, Publicity Officer Judy Risch, Membership Officer Dottie McGovern, 2nd Vice President Vicki Bundshu, 1st Vice President Lori Schulz, Treasurer Suzanne Cullen.

  • FISH Says Farewell to Seasonal Volunteers, Donors
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:42 AM

    As the Southwest Florida ‘season’ comes to a close, FISH OF SANCAP is saying farewell to its seasonal volunteers and donors who return home for the summer months. 

  • Islanders Go 'Wild' at CROW Southern Comfort Fundraiser
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:02 AM

    Islanders went ‘wild’ at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife Southern Comfort event Friday, April 12, at the Sanibel Community House.

  • Sanibel Historical Village Switching to Summer Hours
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:00 PM

    The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, 950 Dunlop Rd., will switch to off-season, summer hours Wednesday, May 1. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

  • High Tea, Fashion Show Raises Funds For Preschool
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:59 AM

    High Tea and Chico’s Fashion Show April 8 at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ was fun, delicious, beautiful and, perhaps best of all, a great success. The fundraiser to benefit students of Sanibel Christian Preschool, an outreach of the church, was sold out well before the event.

  • Sanibel Catholic Men, Women Enjoy Annual Italian Fest
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:58 PM

    The Sanibel Catholic Women and Men recently returned to the Sanibel Community House for their annual Italian Fest dinner. Always popular, the charity event of fellowship and feasting brought more than 120 area Catholics and guests together once again to enjoy the company and cuisine with proceeds going to the Guadalupe Social Services' DACA program and the Marianist Mission.


  • Sanibel Catholic Women, Men Celebration of Stations of the Cross
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:56 PM

    After being denied the use of their church and parish hall, St. Isabel parishioners relocated their ecumenical celebration of the Stations of the Cross to St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Hosted by Rev. Ellen Sloan, Fr. Leo O'Donovan, SJ, a visiting Jesuit priest who graduated from and then later served as the 47th president of Georgetown University, spoke to a capacity crowd highlighting the Jesuit's refugee program. Fr. O'Donovan is currently Director of mission at Jesuit Refugee Services/USA.

  • LWVS Hosting Award-Winning Journalists For Annual Meeting
    Friday, April 05, 2019 11:41 AM

    The League of Women Voters welcomes everyone to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting Thursday, April 18, at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, 1451 Middle Gulf Dr. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program at noon. The annual business meeting will follow, and LWVS members are urged to attend, even if not attending the luncheon and program.

  • Historical Village Honors Its Volunteers at Luncheon
    Friday, April 05, 2019 10:36 AM

    The Sanibel Historical Village celebrated its volunteers at a recent luncheon at The Dunes. Nearly 70 volunteers gathered to honor those celebrating key anniversaries.

    We hold this annual event to show our volunteers how much they are appreciated,” said Emilie Alfino, executive director. “Words are really inadequate to express how much we count on them to keep the historical village operating, and how much we enjoy working with them. Simply put, without our wonderful volunteers, there could be no village.”

  • CROW Holds Annual Membership Meeting
    Thursday, April 04, 2019 11:27 AM

    The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife held its 2018 Membership Meeting March 27 at CROW’s Visitor Education Center. Those in attendance included members, staff, and the board of the directors.

    The agenda consisted of the introduction of new and returning board members and a review of 2018 achievements.

  • Mariel Goss Speaks About Early Days of Shared Use Path
    Thursday, April 04, 2019 11:08 AM

    Mariel Goss recently spoke to the Sanibel Historical Village volunteers about the history of the shared-use path, also referred to as the bike path.

    Goss first came to Sanibel on vacation in 1966. The family moved to Sanibel from London in the early 1970s with four small children – just in time for the beginnings of the home rule efforts to form a city. Her husband, Porter Goss, started the Island Reporter newspaper, which kept islanders informed about the benefits of incorporation. Island incorporation could not have happened at that time without the Island Reporter, Mariel said.

  • Historical Village Remains Open During BIG Arts Construction
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 12:11 PM

    The Sanibel Historical Village will remain open during the BIG ARTS construction project. The project will continue through the remainder of the historical village’s season and into next season, but parking and access for village guests and volunteers will be available throughout that time.

  • Zonta Taking Donations At Community Collection Day
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:14 PM

    The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva does not rest. As they celebrate yet another successful “Peek at the Unique” fundraiser, members are turning their attention to service. The 4th annual Community Collection Day is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30 in the Sanibel Congregational United Church parking lot, 2050 Periwinkle Way.

  • Sanibel Congregational Used Book Sale Open To The Public
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:45 PM

    The popular Recycled Book Sale periodically offers the public a chance to come in and take advantage of its wide selection and great prices. The next time the sale will be open to the public is from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31 at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way.

    Included in the sale will be gently used books, CDs, DVDs, jewelry and small gift items. Most of the books are priced from 50 cents to $1, the exception being newer or special editions. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to local nonprofit agencies by SCWIM – Sanibel Congregational Women in Mission.

    For more information, call the church office at 239-472-0497.


  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:00 PM

    Booked for Lunch, a group for people who love reading and also enjoy hearing about books that others feel are worthwhile, has for many years met seasonally on the first Tuesday of each month at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. The final meeting of this season will be at 11:30 a.m. April 2 in church’s Fellowship Hall, 2050 Periwinkle Way.

  • National Shell Museum Salutes Volunteers at Luncheon
    Friday, March 22, 2019 9:56 AM

    The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum hosted a recognition luncheon for their volunteers Tuesday, March 19 at the Sanibel Community House.

  • Shell Point Supports Woodring Exhibit At 'Ding' Darling Refuge
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:53 PM

    Shell Point Retirement Community has been proud to support the Woodring Home 100th Anniversary Exhibition at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge as the Centennial Sponsor.

  • Sanibel Captiva Trust Presents Power Eating For Life
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:37 PM
    The fourth program in the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company 2019 Speaker Series is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 25 at the Sanibel Community House.  “Power Eating to Help Keep Disease at Bay” will be presented courtesy of Lee Health.  
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