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  • Doc Ford's Returns as Silver Sponsor of 10K Race
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:19 AM

    Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille has been serving hungry guests for nearly 16 years on Sanibel Island – a community which it supports in many ways like the 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. It returns as a Silver Sponsor of the 10th annual race that draws hundreds of runners including Doc Ford's Rum Runners, the staff team of 25 to 30 runners.

  • F.I.S.H. Volunteers Offer Tutoring
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:47 PM

    National Tutoring Week is Oct. 1-5 and FISH would like to honor their tutors by bringing awareness to the FISH OF SANCAP Volunteer Tutoring Program. This program is offered to children and adults in numerous subjects and at various levels.


  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Golisano Dedicated to Healing Children
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:29 PM

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was submitted by Sanibel Captiva Rotarian Shirley Jewell.

    Sanibel-Captiva Rotary in action this past week…Inducting two new members into the club – Alan Cook and Charles Whitman, labeling of children’s dictionary/almanacs for third-grade Dictionary Day at the Sanibel School and Ft. Myers Beach Elementary Oct. 15, and helping to host this month’s regional social/business/networking professional meeting for Rotary Means Business at Tartini’s in Fort Myers. 


  • Library Temporarily Closes as Part of Renovation Project
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:22 PM

    As Sanibel Public Library continues its renovation project, "Your Library Reimagined" the facility will be closed from Friday, Sept. 21 through Tuesday, Sept. 25. Crews will be delivering and installing book shelves and other large furniture during that time.


  • Coastal Keepers Offers Free Reusable Bags at Bailey’s
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:09 PM

    Coastal Keepers will hold a Bring Your Own Bag event at noon Oct. 13 at Bailey’s General Store to reduce the use of disposable plastic bags on our islands and educate locals and visitors about the harm plastic bags cause to our environment.


  • Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Partners with SWFL Community Foundation
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:16 PM
    The award-winning Island Hopper Songwriter Fest showcases talented singer-songwriters, Sept. 21-30. Island Hopper kicks off on Captiva Island, Sept. 21-23, then moves to historic downtown Fort Myers, Sept. 24-27, and wraps up on Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 28-30. This year’sfestival brings more than 75 singer-songwriters from around the country who will perform more than 100 shows.


  • Noah's Ark Thrift Shop Now Accepting Donations
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:00 AM

    Noah’s Ark, the popular island thrift shop and charitable outreach program of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, is accepting donations again, to prepare for its season reopening on Tuesday, October 2. The shop remains closed to shoppers throughout September.

  • Pinocchio's, Geppetto's Verme To Speak At ABWA Luncheon
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 AM

    The community is invited join in the discussion with Laurie Verme Sept. 25 at the Women in Leadership Speaker Series presented by the American Business Women’s Association. Verme will present “The Road to Success is ALWAYS Under Construction” reviewing the business and personal journey that brought her to Sanibel.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: FGCU Athletic Department High On Talent
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:00 AM

    Sanibel-Captiva Rotary was honored to have Florida Gulf Coast University Athletic Director Kenneth Kavanagh as the guest speaker. He has helped the FGCU Eagles, comprised of 15 sports teams wearing the green and blue, reach college level athletic successes across the board – men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; women's-only: softball, swimming and diving, indoor volleyball, and sand volleyball; and men's-only baseball.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: VCB Changing Marketing Approach
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 11:19 AM

    Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President, John Danner, has used our Rotary International President, Barry Rassin’s motto “Be the Inspiration” to open our Friday morning meetings each week by featuring his own inspirational provocateurs.

  • New 'Jac' Owner Donates Old Sign to Kiwanis Club
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:13 PM

    Eve Alves, owner of Sanibel’s newest eatery, The Jac Island Grille & Rum Bar, has already shown her true Island colors, by donating the old Jacaranda Restaurant’s iconic sign to The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel & Captiva. The emblem will be offered at auction during the Club’s annual Spaghetti Dinner, in February 2019.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Club Hears of Builders Without Borders
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:05 PM

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following has been submitted by Rotarian Shirley Jewell

  • Lions Hear Cancer Expert on Cutting-Edge Treatments
    Monday, August 20, 2018 4:01 PM

    Dr. Michael Cullen, featured speaker at the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club’s dinner meeting, held Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Sanibel Community House’s Founders Room, wants everyone to know more about cancer. “Getting cancer is a big scary deal,” Cullen said, “but there are things people should know before they make decisions.”

  • FISH Addresses Hidden Effects of Red Tide/Green Algae
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 2:26 PM

    Red Tide. Toxic Green Algae. Both are the topic of conversation at every local coffee shop, office, hair salon and newscast. Nationally, it’s being discussed at all levels: national news, The Weather Channel, Washington, National Geographic.

  • BOTI Returns As Premier Sponsor of CROW's Taste of the Islands
    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 4:45 PM

    The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife welcomes Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank as the returning Presenting Sponsor for the 37th Taste of the Islands. This marks the banks’ ninth year as the Presenting Sponsor of CROW’s signature event.

  • Kiwanis Club Welcomes Lighthouse of SWFL
    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 4:00 PM

    The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel and Captiva Islands recently welcomed representatives from the Lighthouse of SWFL to their breakfast meeting at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. The Lighthouse enables people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in our society.

  • SanCap Lions Recycle For Sight Program Does Well In July
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 10:28 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club experienced a very good collection of eyeglasses in July, as part of its ongoing Recycle for Sight program. July is the start of the Lions’ year, which ended strong with a combined total of 3,896 eyeglasses, sunglasses, contacts and cases. Last month brought in 290 items.

  • Bag Day Coming at St. Michael's Thrift Shop Noah's Ark
    Monday, July 16, 2018 4:24 PM

    The Noah’s Ark annual Bag Day event is coming up Friday, August 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Customers may buy marked bags in the parking lot for $4 each, fill them with store goods, and walk away with as many items as the bags will carry. Customers are free to purchase as many $4 bags as they wish for the Bag Day sale.

  • 'Driving Miss Crazy' Team Wins Optimist Road Rally
    Monday, July 16, 2018 3:20 PM

    The “Driving Miss Crazy” team was the winner of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s July 4 Road Rally. “We are thrilled that we were able to place first again this year after ‘letting’ other teams win it for the last several years,” said Team Driver Roy Gibson. The Optimist Club has sponsored the event, one of Sanibel’s longest running and considered a fun tradition, as a benefit for the island’s youth. (Above, from left) Driving Miss Crazy teammates Miss Wendy Harriman, Miss Mahnaz Bassira, Edgar Burton (navigator), Miss Suzy Callanan and Roy Gibson (driver).

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