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  • Vacation Bible School Coming Soon to Sanibel Community Church
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:17 AM

    Vacation Bible School will be held from 4 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7 at the Sanibel Community Church. This year’s theme is “Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World” and the week includes dinner, music, recreation, crafts and Bible time. Children in preschool to fifth grade are invited. For more information, contact Holly Patton-Roark at 239-472-2684 or email holly@sanibelchurch.com.

  • Plarn Party Boosts Sanibel CUCC Youth Group Project
    Friday, May 10, 2019 9:47 AM

    Pizza and “plarn” were on the menu at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ when members of the church’s CREW youth group, adults from SCUCC and the Green Team, Parish Nurse Linda Convertine, and others got together to help with a project CREW undertook earlier this year. The goal is to transform plastic grocery bags into mats that will be provided to homeless individuals and victims of natural disasters.

  • Sanibel Captiva Lions Install Officers for 2019-20 Fiscal Year
    Friday, May 10, 2019 8:10 AM

    The Sanibel and Captiva Lions Club installed Bill Sartoris as the club president for the 2019-2010 fiscal year at the annual installation dinner Wednesday, May 1, at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Sartoris will preside at all regular and special meetings, as well as ensure effective operations of the club as its president.

  • Progressive Club of the Islands Featuring Health Care Innovator
    Friday, May 10, 2019 8:09 AM

    The Progressive Club of the Islands will feature Health Care Innovator Cyndy Nayer, who will discuss the topic “Health Care in the Present and in the Future” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in the downstairs meeting room of the Sanibel Public Library.

  • LCBA Luncheon Celebrates Outstanding Community Work
    Thursday, May 09, 2019 4:08 PM

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – A police officer who feeds the homeless, a teacher who inspires her seventh-grade students, and a beloved judicial assistant were among the recipients at this year’s Lee County Bar Association Law Week Awards Luncheon. Bar President John Webb served as host as the organization honored exceptional accomplishments in law enforcement, law-related education and citizenship on Friday, May 3, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

  • Island Youth Invest in Community Through Volunteering at F.I.S.H.
    Tuesday, May 07, 2019 3:43 PM

    Throughout the years, island youth have held a variety of events to raise funds for F.I.S.H. of SANCAP. They have ranged from lemonade stands to food drives and donation collections to hours spent stocking the food pantry shelves. Many of the youth have expressed their appreciation for what they have learned about their community and the people who live, work and visit the islands.

  • Davison Receives Rotary ‘Business Person of the Year Vocational Service’
    Tuesday, May 07, 2019 3:02 PM

    Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club announces Chris Davison as the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Rotary “Business Person of the Year Vocational Service” award. It’s presented to individuals who demonstrate strong and dedicated leadership, not only in in their professional capacity but in the community by donating time and talent.

  • Vacation Bible School for Children Offered in June at St. Michael's
    Monday, May 06, 2019 10:21 AM

    St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church invites elementary school children between ages 5 and12 to attend Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon, June 10-14, in the Parish Hall on the church campus. Children from Sanibel-Captiva and Ft. Myers are all welcome to join in, as well as visiting children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. St. Michael’s Vacation Bible School is free to all attendees and snacks are provided each day.

  • Historical Village Remains Open During BIG ARTS Construction
    Saturday, May 04, 2019 3:28 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.

  • Meet Three of the Historical Village's 120 Volunteers
    Saturday, May 04, 2019 3:11 PM

    There are approximately 120 volunteers currently working at the Sanibel Historical Village, although those numbers reduce at the end of season. Volunteers’ duties run the gamut all year, from greeting guests at the door, to working in the museum store, to giving tours, and to farming the pioneer garden.

  • Cape Coral Community Foundation Supports No Child Left on Shore
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:52 PM

    The Community Foundation of Cape Coral supported Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s No Child Left On Shore with a $2,250 grant. It will bring nearly 100 underprivileged children from Cape Coral to the beach.

  • Sanibel Fire and Rescue Wins Lee County Chili Challenge
    Monday, April 29, 2019 3:56 PM

    The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District team were victorious at a Lee County Chili Challenge held Saturday, April 13, at Stu’s Motorcycle Shop, Fort Myers. The winning recipe was supplied by firefighter Arian Moore, who has been with the fire district since 2016. He was joined by new firefighter Bryan Clement and Fire Chief Matt Scott.

  • Noah's Ark Thrift Shop Announces Summer Hours
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:47 PM
  • SCA Presents Awards at Annual Meeting; Elects New Officers
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:08 PM

    The Sanibel Community Association held its annual meeting Wednesday, April 24, at the historic Sanibel Community House, which is operated by the SCA.

    In addition to reviewing the past year, including finances, two awards were presented. Salli and Billy Kirkland, island business owners and longtime Sanibel residents, were recognized for their 25-plus years of services and dedication to the SCA. Tom Sharbaugh, a past SCA board member, accepted the 2019 Gordon Schopfer Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Kiwanis Diners Delight Coupon Book Selling Out Fast
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:36 AM

    The Kiwanis Club’s 2019 Diners Delight coupons become effective Wednesday, May 1, for local restaurants. The books are being snapped up quickly and the club encourages those interested to “get ‘em while they last.”

  • 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 sanibelseaschool.org.

  • 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.

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