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  • 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).

  • Bank of the Islands Gives to BIG ARTS
    Monday, July 09, 2018 10:30 AM

    Bank of the Islands recently made its latest non-profit donations through its “We Love Our Islands” program. The lucky winner, bank customer Shareen Groce, was spotted with a “We Love Our Islands” decal on her vehicle, winning her the right to select which local non-profit group would receive a charitable contribution from Bank of the Islands.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Club Highlights Members
    Monday, July 09, 2018 10:21 AM

    On June 30 our Rotary year 17-18 closed and on July 1 our Rotary year 18-19 began. Amazing how time flies. It was a great year for Sanibel-Captiva Rotary…hugs and thanks to our out-going President, Holli Martin and now the club is looking forward to another great year under the leadership of our new S/C Rotary President, John Danner.

  • SanCap Lions Welcome Three New Members
    Friday, July 06, 2018 7:00 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club welcomed three new members at the Wednesday, June 20, dinner meeting. Lion Rick Siders inducted Rick Perry, Valerie Tutor and Lynn Kern – all of whom were presented the Lion pin from the their sponsors, who will help guide them in becoming a lifelong Lion.

  • Sanibel Library Temporary Closure Starts July 9
    Tuesday, July 03, 2018 3:26 PM

    The second phase of Sanibel Public Library’s “Your Library Reimagined” project is almost complete. The Library will be closed for a few weeks, starting Monday, July 9, due to utility work, and to relocate library materials.

  • Tuesday, July 03, 2018 2:00 PM

    Inspired by Pride and Prejudice, author Lacy Williams has introduced a new dual love story with a Wild West twist. Cowboy Pride, has been selected for the next Big Library Read. From July 9-23, Captiva Memorial Library users will be able to borrow the eBook format of the title with no wait lists or holds. Readers can take part in the two-week program by visiting ( or by downloading the Libby app. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

  • Friday, June 29, 2018 2:00 PM
    We are a growing organization with over 70 members, of which 10 are new members who have joined Sanibel-Captiva Rotary this Rotary year. We also have about 20-plus “snowbird” Rotary members of other clubs throughout the country who attend our meetings during the winter season in Florida.
  • Muhundro Gives SanCap Lions Update on 'Your Library Reimagined'
    Friday, June 29, 2018 7:00 AM

    Sanibel Library Executive Director Margaret Muhundro gave the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club an update on the year-long ‘Your Library Reimagined’ project, as guest speaker at the June 20 dinner meeting.

  • Seminars Feature Eminent Scholars Filmed in the Holy Land
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:12 PM

    Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will begin a 12-week series on Sunday, July 1, entitled "Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome, and the Kingdom of God." The programs are part of the "Living the Questions" curriculum that explores Christianity from a progressive perspective.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Natural History Museums Are Libraries Of Natural World
    Monday, June 25, 2018 1:50 PM

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following report from the Rotary Club of Sanibel Captiva meeting at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club recently was submitted by Shirley Jewell of the Rotary Club.

    Great speaker last Friday is was one of our own: Dorrie Hipschman, Executive Director, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Dorrie’s topic for the day wasn’t really devoted to the Shell Museum per se but on a related topic “The Importance of Natural History Museums.” Just to name drop a little…like the Field Museum in Chicago, the New York Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, and of course the granddaddy of them all the London Museum of Natural History.

  • Girl Scouts Donate Supplies to Sanibel Sea School
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:02 PM

    Girl Scouts from Cape Coral-based Troop 210 recently visited Sanibel Sea School to deliver a donation of supplies for the organization’s camp and ocean outreach programs. Donated items included art supplies and campus necessities like toilet paper and cleaning products.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Two Members Discuss Careers
    Monday, June 18, 2018 11:00 AM

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following report from the Rotary Club of Sanibel Captiva meeting at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club recently was submitted by Shirley Jewell of the Rotary Club.

    Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President Holli Martin was out of town, so President Elect John Danner, who still has a few more weeks before he officially takes on the role of President of the club July 1, was holding the gavel at our June 15 Rotary meeting.

  • Community House Remains Active Place June-July
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:41 PM

    Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. to Noon, Adult Farm to Table Cooking Class

    This Hands on Cooking Class by Chef Jarred will let you get your hands immersed in food! You will then produce a delicious meal with ingredients that have been sourced locally and that are in season.*Menu to Include: Fig Goats Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart. Traditional Coq Au Vin. Lemon and Caramel Cream Puffs. $40 per person pre-payment required by Friday June 8 at noon so the freshest ingredients can be used.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Club Attends Pine Manor Community Gardens' Open House
    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:27 PM

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following report from the Rotary Club of Sanibel Captiva meeting at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club recently was submitted by Shirley Jewell of the Rotary Club.

    Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians were fortunate this past week to be invited to attend the Pine Manor Improvement Association Community Gardens’ open house. Pine Manor is a neighborhood located just off Summerlin Rd in Fort Myers and has had a troubled reputation. The Pine Manor Improvement Association has taken on the task of making positive change in the neighborhood and has sought help in establishing and funding projects that can uplift the area with new development ideas and redevelopment projects.

  • SanCap Lions Recycle For Sight Collection Remains Strong in May
    Monday, June 11, 2018 11:00 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues to collect used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program. Collection remains strong at 363 items in May, which includes a boost from a donation of 90 pairs of contact lenses.


  • Sanibel Christian Preschool Graduates Three Students
    Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:58 PM

    Sanibel Christian Preschool has now graduated its fifth class of preschoolers into kindergarten. On a rainy afternoon, the three graduates processed proudly to “Pomp and Circumstance” after Director Ana Abella welcomed those attending.

  • Tuesday, June 05, 2018 4:00 PM

    Ambu Yoga is offering a New Moon Meditation Class at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the Alison Hagerup Beach Park, 14790 Captiva Dr. Enjoy a guided meditation on the beach as the sun sets and the moon rises. There is a suggested $10 to $15 with all proceeds benefiting the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Sea Turtle Research program. Bring a towel or blanket on which to sit.  For more information, visit or call 239-314-9642.

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