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  • Historical Village Gala Highlights Story of The Algiers
    Friday, December 14, 2018 6:03 PM
    The Sanibel Historical Village’s Feb. 19 gala event will highlight the interesting story of the Algiers, the riverboat that almost became Sanibel’s first mansion. The event’s theme is “An Evening on the Old Algiers” takes place at The Community House from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $135 each and can be purchased online at or by calling 472-4648.
  • Historical Village Offers Many Volunteer Opportunities
    Friday, December 14, 2018 6:00 PM
    Consider volunteering at the Sanibel Historical Village after the holidays. The next training classes are from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 14 and 21.
  • Celebrate The Holiday Season With Special Sanibel Congregational UCC Services
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:47 PM
    A series of Christmas season services at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ – and one at Lighthouse Beach – will offer many ways to celebrate the holidays in meaningful, musical ways. Services on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, will be in both the church sanctuary and at the beach.
  • New Board, Award Winners, Reelected Officers Announced At DDWS Annual Meeting
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:10 PM
    At the annual meeting of the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society–Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) on Dec. 5 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the general membership elected two new members to the board of directors, David Jeffrey and Dick Levinson, and re-elected one, Sarah Ashton. The society also presented two awards at the meeting.
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:00 PM

    Santa is making a special visit to Sanibel Sunday Dec. 23, thanks to the Santa Run event, which makes sure he shows up at front doors with a gift. Santa will make his exclusive stop in Sanibel organized and assisted by the local Sanibel Captiva Kiwanis Club.
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:00 PM
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was submitted by Sanibel-Captiva Rotarian Shirley Jewell.

    Busy end-of-the-calendar year for everybody. Holiday parties abound, and this year’s Rotary Holiday party was absolutely exceptional. Every detail of the party was perfect thanks to our Rotarian hosts, Rachael Tritaik, Joleen Raho, and John Raho. The music played set the tone for a wonderful and warm evening. We ate, we sang, and we had fun, and at the end of the evening we were gifted with a very special holiday present prepared by Joleen and a merry group of elf friends. It was a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
  • Sanibel Gets 'Gold' Designations as Bike Friendly Community
    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:00 PM

    Sanibel became one of only two communities in the Sunshine State that is rated “gold” by the League of American Bicyclists last week.


  • Community Carol Singing at Chapel By The Sea
    Tuesday, December 04, 2018 4:45 PM
    The historic Chapel by the Sea will hold its annual Community Carol Sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in the chapel yard, 11580 Chapin Lane. The program includes many seasonal favorites, of both sacred and popular selections.
  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 4:00 PM
    Community members and friends are invited to a service of “Shadows and Hope” this holiday season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, which offers this annual service as a space to retreat from the frenzy of the Christmas season with others who are at times finding it difficult to find the "merry" in Christmas, whatever the reason.
  • Tuesday, December 04, 2018 3:00 PM
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was submitted by Sanibel-Captiva Rotarian Shirley Jewell
    Ever have a toothache? It can be excruciating. If you’re lucky, you have dental insurance or can afford to be self-insured. But for a large majority of people in this country, the cost of dental care is prohibitive. Rotary’s guest speaker on Nov. 30 was Periodontist, Cynthia L. Deragon, D.M.D. in Fort Myers, fundraiser for Project Dentists Care, Fort Myers.
  • Drop Off Locations Added to Shoe Collection for Homeless Veterans
    Monday, December 03, 2018 1:00 PM

    A shoes and socks collection for homeless veterans has entered its second year on Sanibel Island. The collection of dress shoes, boots or sneakers and socks continues until the Sunday before Christmas, Dec. 23, and all donations provide veterans the chance at gaining employment. Drop off locations are as follows:


  • St. Michael’s Begins Advent Season with Lessons and Carols
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:05 AM
    St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church celebrates the beginning of Advent with a traditional Lessons and Carols Service, 6 p.m., Dec. 5, in the Church Sanctuary. Intended as a preparation for Christmas, the service consists of seasonal readings, along with hymns and special music.
  • St. Isabel Women's Guild Learns About Females in the Military
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:00 AM
    St. Isabel Women’s Guild, consisting of 65 members, held their second monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 15 in their parish hall after the morning’s daily Mass.
  • ‘COTI Conversations’ to Address Important Island Issues
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:00 AM
    The Committee of the Islands will hold a forum on issues of crucial importance to Islanders at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Sanibel Community House’s Founders’ Room.
  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Guest Speaker Informs Club On Child Advocate Agency
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:00 AM
    Just before the Thanksgiving Holiday Sanibel-Captiva Rotary had as its guest speaker, Roxanne Dyer, Executive Director of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation -20th Judicial Circuit, a non-profit agency advocating for abused and neglected children.
  • A Sanibel ‘70s Christmas Event at Historical Village
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:03 AM
    The Sanibel Historical Village’s free Luminary event from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 will celebrate “A Sanibel ’70s Christmas: Change Comes Riding In.”
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:00 AM
    The 6th annual Shell Enthusiasts Holiday Party will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Sanibel Community House. Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club, volunteers and staff from the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, and the Sanibel Community Association shell crafters, shell sorters, and staff are invited to attend.
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:00 AM
    Pastor John Danner of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and Rabbi Stephen Fuchs of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands will lead “Growing and Learning Together,” an exciting trip to Israel from April 29 through May 10, 2019. The trip will feature visits to numerous historical sites, as well as an examination of Israel’s place in the modern world.
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:00 AM
    The VA hospitals in St. Petersburg and Tampa provide temporary housing for homeless veterans and assistance to find work. Currently, these two facilities serve 160 veterans for up to 90 days at a time. Many vets that come to the facilities do not have the right shoes to go out and get a job.
  • San-Cap Lions Christmas Trees On Sale Now
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:05 AM
    The day after Thanksgiving marks a Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club holiday tradition – Christmas tree fundraiser. The former gas station at Bailey’s Shopping Center, 2477 Periwinkle Way, will turn into a wonderland of premium Frasier Firs freshly cut and shipped on refrigerated trucks from Michigan.
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