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  • FISH Offering Diabetes Seminar
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:04 PM

    F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP, in partnership with Wendy Warner, RN, Parish Nurse at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, is offering a community presentation ‘Diabetes 101’ from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the church.

  • FISH Seeking Donations of School Supplies
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:56 PM

    F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP is asking the community for help in making school a better place for students and teachers by the simple act of providing school supplies. Starting school with the proper school supplies promotes learning and helps keep our students engaged in school.

  • FISH Provides Nutritious Meals For Children All Year
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:45 PM

    Good nutrition is important for establishing a foundation for a child’s physical and mental health, and academic achievement. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that can threaten that critical foundation.

    The F.I.S.H. Backpack Program assists youth with food insecurity and its negative effects by providing extra food for children. While other backpack programs are only offered during the school year, F.I.S.H. offers theirs year-round.

  • Marine Worms, Rollin’ Tarpon, Expeditions for Teens at Sanibel Sea School
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:46 PM

    Campers at Sanibel Sea School enjoyed Rockin’ and Rollin’ Tarpon Week at the organization’s Sanibel campus last week, while others studied the fascinating world of marine worms at Canterbury School in Fort Myers. Older participants left for an expedition to the Florida Keys to explore coral reefs, and outdoor enthusiasts attended a Florida Wilderness Camp.

  • Friday, July 13, 2018 12:35 PM

    Approximately one dozen dedicated City employees were honored for their scholastic merit at the City Council meeting on Monday, July 9, at Mackenzie Hall. All of the employee-scholars are beneficiaries of the City of Sanibel’s Educational Tuition Assistance Program [ETAP].

  • Submarine Snails and Fishing at Sanibel Sea School
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:25 AM

    Campers at Sanibel Sea School recently spent a week learning about lettered olives and other super submarine snails. The organization also hosted a fishing camp for teens, offering older attendees a chance to learn waterman skills that can be enjoyed year round.

  • No Child Left On Shore Program Introduces Local Youth to Coastal Ecology
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:13 AM

    The latest “No Child Left On shore” (NCLOS) Environmental Education Outreach Project introduced Fort Myers youth, with the Quality Life Center (QLC) Summer Camp program, to the coastal ecology of Southwest Florida on a multi-faceted water borne field trip.

  • Immokalee Students Get Immersed in Back Bay Estuary Ecology
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:07 PM

    Middle School Students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s Summer Academy Program took part in a “No Child left On Shore” Environmental Education Outreach Project Field trip. The Immokalee Foundation is dedicated to building pathways of success for the children of Immokalee.

  • Dolphins, Pufferfish, Epic Paddles at Sea School Camp
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:38 PM

    Sanibel Sea School’s third week of summer camp was all about Dolphins at the organization’s Canterbury School campus, while younger campers learned about pufferfish during Pea-Sized Puffer Week on Sanibel. An all-female paddling camp, called Wahine Toa Week, also challenged participants to test their limits both on and off the water.

  • 'Ding' Darling Awards Scholarships For Environmental Studies
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:00 PM

    At a special after-hours gathering at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on June 13, 2018, “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) awarded $19,700 in conservation education scholarships to 15 students from the surrounding five-county area. During its 12-year history, the DDWS Environmental Scholarship Program has awarded a total of $116,700.

  • Kiwanis Club Hosts Scholarship Award Recipients
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:34 PM

    On a recent Tuesday morning the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva held a special event at the Dunes to honor students selected to receive scholarships for the 2018/19 school year. Scholarship recipients were announced, and over breakfast the students and their parents discussed with Kiwanis members their plans for future education.

  • 'Ding' Darling Refuge Welcomes Summer Education Intern
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:00 AM

    Education intern Emily Schwartz arrived on Tuesday, June 5 to help the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with staffing shortages this summer, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.

  • Employee Dependent Scholarship Awards Lead Off City Council Meeting
    Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:15 PM

    Three generous community organizations, The Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI), the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, awarded scholarships to four deserving dependents of City employees at the City Council meeting, June 5 in Mackenzie Hall. A sizable contingent of representatives from the funding organizations was on hand to honor the recipients—Jacob Crandon, Amber Schweitzer, Hailey Upchurch and Alyssa Vetter.

  • Sanibel Sea School Hosts Community Camp Day
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:48 AM

    On Memorial Day, Sanibel Sea School hosted local students for the organization’s second Community Camp Day, a free day of ocean fun and learning for children ages 6-13. There was also an opportunity for older teenagers to participate as Counselors in Training. The theme of the program was sea turtles, and participants enjoyed a variety of related games and activities.

  • Goss II Graduates Wake Forest University
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:00 PM

    On May 21, 2018, Porter J. Goss, II graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC. He earned a degree in Political Science/International Affairs with a Minor in History. Porter is the son of Allison and Chauncey Goss of Sanibel and is the grandson of Porter and Mariel Goss, also of Sanibel.

  • Benefits of Rain Play
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:20 AM

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was submitted by Cindy DeCosta, director of Children’s Education Center of the Islands.

    Think back to when you were a child and it started to sprinkle. Chances are, you were already outside playing. Did you run into the house screaming that you were getting wet or did you keep on playing, thinking that a little rain wasn't going to ruin your fun?

  • Vacation Bible School for Children Offered in June at St. Mikes
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:41 PM

    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 11-15, 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.

  • Johnson Graduates FGCU; Set To Pursue Master Degree
    Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:29 PM
    Mead and Richard Johnson are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Bailie, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida Gulf University and will now pursue her Master of Business Administration at FGCU.  Bailie plans to continue her career in the family business, Sanibel Packing Company with a focus on Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's.  
  • Refuge welcomes summer education intern
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:53 PM

    Education intern Shannon MacKenzie arrived on May 7 to help the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with staffing  shortages this summer, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). 

  • The Rotary Club of Sanibel – Captiva Selects the 2018 Rotary Essay contest winners
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:02 PM

    Over the past 5 years The Sanibel Captiva Rotary has challenged the 8th graders at the Sanibel School to write an essay using the Rotary 4 Way Test as the foundation of the composition. Over 35 students submitted an essay this year. It was a difficult task choosing the top three essays pus an Honorable Mention from all the well written essays submitted.

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