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From left, outgoing Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce Chair Fran Peters, Business Person of the Year Craig Albert and Chamber President Ric Base. Chamber of Commerce photo
From left, outgoing Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce Chair Fran Peters, Business Person of the Year Craig Albert and Chamber President Ric Base. Chamber of Commerce photo
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:03 AM

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently honored Craig Albert, president and CEO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, as Business Person of the Year.

  • Speeders and Speed Bumps Up for Discussion On Captiva
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:51 PM

    Although there haven’t been any traffic fatalities lately on Captiva, and a recent traffic study found that speeding isn’t a major issue on the island, local residents had plenty to say about traffic safety, including speeding, at a Captiva Community Panel workshop Tuesday, March 13, at South Seas Island Resort.

  • Ranger Westland Receives State Conservation Educator Award
    Monday, March 12, 2018 10:16 AM

    ‘Ding’ Darling Supervisory Ranger Toni Westland has received the Florida chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Outstanding Educator Award.

  • National Bird Produces Wow Moment along Pond Apple Trail
    Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:38 AM

    History has debunked the fable that Benjamin Franklin wanted the Turkey to be the national bird instead of the Bald Eagle. But Franklin wasn’t a fan of the Bald Eagle, a bird he said was of “bad moral character.” Don't tell that to the birders on Saturday's San-Cap Audubon bird walk at Pond Apple Trail. 

  • 51st ABC Gala Auction Generates Record Amount of Money
    Friday, March 09, 2018 5:15 PM

    Although the 51st annual ABC lacked the drama of last year’s half century mark which paid off the remainder of the loan taken out for remodeling the Captiva Civic Center, the $156,300 raised at the auction Thursday evening, March 8, topped last year’s total by about $8,300, and the 116 islanders in attendance had every bit as much fun.

  • Miller to resign as DDWS executive director
    Thursday, March 08, 2018 8:34 AM

    Birgie Miller, executive director for the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge since 2010, has tendered notice of her resignation to the board of directors, effective summer 2018. 

  • January Traffic on Causeway Down Slightly from 2017
    Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:53 AM

    With all the traffic on Periwinkle Way in early March these days, it may come as a surprise that traffic on the Sanibel Causeway was down more than 1 percent in January, the first month of the really busy season.

  • Fourth Graders Take in Sights and Sounds at SCCF’s Nature Center
    Monday, March 05, 2018 5:17 PM

    The Sanibel School’s fourth grade students biked to The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Nature Center for a day of observing and learning recently.

  • Many Birds on Spring Break, but Not Green Heron
    Monday, March 05, 2018 7:33 AM

    What time of year is it? The answer is Spring Break and sometimes the birds go on spring break.

  • City Unveils Long-Awaited Interpretive Panels
    Saturday, March 03, 2018 3:49 PM

    It’s been a long time coming, but Sanibel’s 22 panels interpreting the city’s history are in place. Two of the panels were unveiled at a ceremony at City Hall on Thursday, March 1.

  • Captiva Workshop Is Waist Deep In Water Quality Issues
    Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:43 AM

    Although issues listed for consideration at the Captiva community workshop on water quality included mangrove mitigation, fertilizer use and septic regulation, the first item that cropped up at the Tuesday, Feb. 28, morning session was red tide.

  • Prescribed Burns Outlined; Bailey Tract Restoration Explained
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:01 PM

    This season's game plan for prescribed burns was detailed at the 'Ding' Darling NWR on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in a public meeting at which the refuge also explained its plans for restoring the Bailey Tract and protecting the Tarpon Bay Keys.

  • Plan Com Streamlines Language on Pools, Decks
    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:19 PM

    An ordinance amending the height of a swimming pool and decks in relation to the adjoining structure was unanimously approved by the Sanibel Planning Commission at MacKenzie Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

  • Hidden Treasures:  Zonta Peek Features Collectors’ Homes
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:12 AM

    On Saturday, March 10, islanders can still join 600 “Peekers” visiting four island homes during Zonta’s 17th annual fundraiser, “A Peek at the Unique.” Tickets are still available at $100 each plus a small service fee.

  • Hendry County Students Explore Tide Pools With Sea School
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:29 AM

    Sanibel Sea School continued its long-term partnership with Hendry County Schools when a group of students visited the nonprofit on Feb. 8 for a day of ocean learning and exploration. Participants from multiple grades and schools spent the morning at Bunche Beach, where they learned about mangrove ecology and searched for marine creatures in the shallow tide pools.

  • McLain's 'Tropical Foliage & Flowers' Exhibiting at Library
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:12 AM

    Tropical Foliage & Flowers” is the theme of the current art exhibit, sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Art League and showing at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. The exhibit features paintings by award winning artist Rita Tarr McLain.

  • Shell Festival Preparations In Full Swing
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:30 AM

    The 81st Sanibel Shell Festival is less than two weeks away and the preparations that make it an outstanding event are nearing completion.

  • Birders Comb Bunche Beach; Some Shorebirds Take Day Off
    Monday, February 19, 2018 8:24 AM

    Located just across the causeway from Sanibel is Bunche Beach. It's a place where birdwatchers go to see a bunch of birds. Forty-eight birders turned out Saturday morning, Feb. 17, to do just that with mixed results.

  • Stellar Lineup Set for Sanibel Music Festival – an Island Tradition
    Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:33 AM

    On Saturday, March 3, The Sanibel Music Festival, an island tradition, will begin its 32nd consecutive season of bringing outstanding repertoire and artists to the Island.

  • Bridge Traffic Down in 2017, but Irma Skewed the Figures
    Saturday, February 17, 2018 8:58 AM

    Traffic on the Sanibel Causeway decreased in 2017, but that decrease is due to a storm called Irma.

  • Islanders Raise Beach Issues – From Pets To Drones
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:21 AM

    Keeping Captiva’s beaches clean and safe generated plenty of discussion at the Captiva Community Panel’s first of many workshops where various island issues will be debated in the months to come as the panel seeks to update the Captiva Code.

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