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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.

  • CFI and Sanctuary Collaborate to Provide New Van for F.I.S.H.
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:08 PM

    The Charitable Foundation of the Islands and the Sanctuary Golf Club Board came together in March to help F.I.S.H. serve its clients more effectively. The result of their collaboration is a sizable van that will provide efficient pickup and delivery of supplies to the F.I.S.H. pantry. 

  • ‘Ding’ Tarpon Tournament Breaks Records With $120K
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:04 PM

    The seventh annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on May 11, 2018, topped previous years’ fundraising efforts by netting $120,000 from tournament sponsorships, donations, and silent auction proceeds to benefit the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. 

  • Tarpon Bay Explorers Hosts Dr. Jerry Jackson for WGCU Fundraiser
    Monday, May 07, 2018 6:21 PM

    Tarpon Bay Explorers hosted renowned ornithologist, Dr. Jerry Jackson and 19 other wildlife enthusiasts Saturday, May 5, for a combined birding trip fundraiser through Tarpon Bay. 

  • Matzaluna, Sanibel Bike Club To Host Ride of Silence
    Monday, May 07, 2018 5:42 PM

    Matzaluna Italian Restaurant on Sanibel Island will be hosting in conjunction with the Sanibel Bike Club and Billy's Bikes the annual “Ride of Silence.” 

  • Hammerhead Caught, Tagged, Released Near Blind Pass
    Monday, May 07, 2018 4:35 PM
    In collaboration with the conservation efforts of NOAA Apex Predators Program, Elliot Sudal caught a 12-foot male Hammerhead Shark on Sanibel Island near Blind Pass Sunday, May 6, along with CJ Floyd, Morgan Matson, Kathy Fjeldstad, Liz Lombardo and Merrill Taylor.
  • Pfeifer Realty Group Celebrates Ten Years of Success
    Thursday, May 03, 2018 9:33 AM

    The Pfeifer Realty Group celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. On April 8, 2008, Eric and Mary Ellen Pfeifer took a huge leap of faith and opened their now-popular boutique realty firm that sits at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Dixie Beach Boulevard. “I had been with VIP Realty for six years, when we decided to take the plunge,” Eric said. “We were interested in building a smaller company that was non-corporate and franchise free.”

  • Ocean Tribe Paddling Club To Explore Bowman’s Beach Mangrove
    Wednesday, May 02, 2018 1:22 PM

    Sanibel Sea School's Ocean Tribe Paddling Club organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with.

  • RS Walsh Landscaping Announces Winner of April Photo Contest
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:55 PM
    The winner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping’s April photo contest is Judie Zimomra. The theme of the April contest was “Bird Watching.”
  • SCCF Shares 'Hurricane Hacks' on Earth Day
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:03 AM

    From presentations by the founder of an inflatable solar light company to the homemade hacks of seasoned islanders who have weathered several hurricanes, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s (SCCF) Earth Day celebration offered some very practical takeaways.

  • UPDATE: Boat Burns Off Sanibel Coast
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:42 AM

    A large inboard boat was reported on fire at 5:38 p.m. Saturday, April 21 off the 4200 block of West Gulf Drive. Assistant Fire Chief Briscoe of the Sanibel Fire Department reported that the fire, the second boat fire of the year for Sanibel, was an accident of undetermined cause. He stated that the department deals with roughly two to three boat fires a year on average. No one was transported for injuries from the scene.

  • SCCF’s First Sea Turtle Nest on Sanibel Is A Rare Kemp’s Ridley
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:23 PM

    On Monday, April 16, the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Sea Turtle Program reported the first sea turtle nest of the 2018 season.

  • Coastal Keepers Offers Free Reusable Bags at Bailey’s
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:57 PM

    On May 12 at Bailey’s General Store, Coastal Keepers will hold an event 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.

  • Attendees Speak Their Minds With Gusto At 'Current Events' Meeting
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:19 AM

    The stars of “Current Events” are invariably the attendees. All who participate in these weekly forums, held throughout the year at BIG ARTS, come to listen, learn and speak their minds. And speak they did, with gusto, on a variety of controversial topics, at the forum’s most recent session, held Monday, April 16, at the Phillips Gallery.

  • Gulfshore Opera Announces Season Five
    Monday, April 16, 2018 12:29 PM

    Gulfshore Opera plans two full operas and a variety of vocal music concerts for 2018-19 season. The opera company celebrates its fifth year of serving the three coastal counties of southwest Florida. 

  • Lemonade, Brownie Stand Benefits FISH of SANCAP
    Monday, April 16, 2018 12:05 PM

    F.I.S.H. of SANCAP sends a heartfelt thank you to Monica Fields, her son Cole, and friend Nik for operating a lemonade and brownie stand Saturday, April 14, near The Island Cow and donating the proceeds to the non-profit organization. 

  • Captiva Panel Unveils Preliminary Survey Results
    Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:58 AM

    The Captiva Community Panel issued preliminary results from a recent survey of island property owner taken to explore possible changes to the Captiva Code at its regular meeting Tuesday (April 10).

  • Mote Marine Scientist Talks Coral at ‘Ding’ Darling Lecture
    Friday, March 30, 2018 2:00 PM

    On Friday, April 6, Dr. Erinn M. Muller will be presenting two free programs titled “Coral Restoration” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., part of the 2018 “Ding” Darling Lecture Series at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.

  • Vice President Pence Arrives on Sanibel by Motorcade
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 3:42 PM
    As anticipated, Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Sanibel Island shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, and he and wife Karen are expected to stay a week.
  • Captiva Community Celebrates Historic Terrill House
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 1:34 PM

    Usually, festive anniversary celebrations are reserved for couples. On Captiva Wednesday evening, March 28, however, droves of islanders showed up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Terrill house – one of Captiva’s oldest residences.

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