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A sea turtle hatchling scampers to the Gulf of Mexico. Judith Jones photo courtesy SCCF
A sea turtle hatchling scampers to the Gulf of Mexico. Judith Jones photo courtesy SCCF
Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:10 AM

Sea turtle nesting was at an all-time high on Sanibel and Captiva in 2015, a year in which coyote depredation continued to be a problem. The sea turtle year is the Santiva Chronicle's No. 4 story of 2015. 

  • Planning Goals Addressed at City Council Meeting
    Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:18 PM
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 AM

    A Bonita Springs woman faces third-degree felony charges after she shoved and spit twice on a Sanibel Police officer. Michelle Rose, 48, reportedly became belligerent with officers as they were attempting to resolve an unpaid restaurant bill.

  • Jordan Marsh Highlights Water Quality Discussion at City Council
    Friday, January 18, 2019 5:45 PM

    With construction nearly completed, the Jordan Marsh treatment park is already showing signs of improving water quality by removing nitrogen and phosphorous from the Sanibel Slough.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 2:15 PM

    The water quality crisis remained uppermost on the minds of both Councilmembers and attendees at City Council’s meeting Jan. 15 at City Hall. Vice-Mayor Mick Denham was first to take note, during Council Comments, of newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis’s recent water quality proposals.

  • Sanibel Library Renovations Nearly Complete
    Friday, January 18, 2019 12:37 PM

    The Sanibel Public Library’s $5.7 million “Your Library Reimagined” renovation project, which kicked off 19 months ago, is just about finished. Within days, the east entry will re-open and within a week or two, the underneath parking area will also be re-opened for public usage.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 10:52 AM

    City Council declared January to be Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month at its meeting Jan. 15 at City Hall. The proclamation recognized the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva for being “instrumental in the building of awareness of the crime” and for its support of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. HTAP is a national leader in the prevention of human trafficking through education and the arts.

  • SCCF Hosting Panel Discussion, Update On Water Quality Crisis
    Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:00 AM
    Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation invites the public to a special presentation on the water quality crisis at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Bailey Homestead Preserve pavilion, 1300 Periwinkle Way. Refreshments will be available and tickets, at $10 each, can be purchased directly through Eventbrite
  • Gov. DeSantis Announces Major Water Policy Reforms
    Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:35 PM

    Two days after taking office, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12: Achieving More Now For Florida’s Environment, implementing major reforms to ensure the protection of the state’s environment and water quality.

  • Friday, January 11, 2019 11:00 AM

    A Pennsylvania man accidentally hits the gas pedal causing his vehicle to crash into the 7-Eleven gas station, 2460 Periwinkle Way, the morning of Saturday, Jan. 5.

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:50 PM

    The Sanibel City Council will have 10 names before it when it selects three to the Planning Commission Tuesday, Jan. 15. Commissioner Roger Grogman has applied for reappointment and nine others have applied for a seat on the seven-member commission.

  • Economic Seminar Panelist Surprises; Says Trump Is Right
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:08 PM

    Economist Danny Blanchflower surprised his audience at the Economic Outlook Seminar, held Jan. 8 in the Phillips Gallery, by audaciously asserting that “Trump is right” about the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates.

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:49 PM

    Commission Vice Chair Dirk deWerff, who led the meeting due to the December 2018 resignation of Chair Phillip Marks, resigned from his seat on the commission at the end of his term this month and his fellow Commissioners gave their farewells.

  • 'Ding' Darling Allowed 'Soft Opening'
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:21 PM

    As one of America’s 38 most-visited national wildlife refuges, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island was permitted today to reopen its admission-free Visitor & Education Center with limited visitor services.

  • Plan Commission Recommends Approval of Congress Jewelers Expansion
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:00 PM

    Congress Jewelers may be expanding its retail space by 1,000 square feet at its location within Periwinkle Place shopping center. Sanibel Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the conditional use permit at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, in MacKenzie Hall. The ultimate decision will be made by City Council.

  • Captivans Sound Off About Noise Issues
    Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:49 AM

    Members of the Captiva Community Panel responded to a message coming through loud and clear at the Panel’s monthly meeting Tuesday (Jan. 8) – that islanders want a sensible and effective noise ordinance.

  • LWV Luncheon Program To Focus On Democracy
    Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:59 AM
    Anxious about our democracy in these turbulent times? Sometimes wonder how our form of government shapes up with other of the world's governments? With questions of such import to our lives, it's always best to turn to an expert with the breadth and depth of knowledge to enlighten and explain.
  • Columnist To Discuss Amendment 1 Issues With Democratic Club
    Monday, January 07, 2019 12:46 PM
    Florida Weekly Columnist Roger Williams will be the featured speaker Thursday, Jan. 17 at the regular meeting of the Democratic Club of the Islands. The meeting which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.
  • Friday, January 04, 2019 4:15 PM

    Sixty-five-year-old Mimi Kranichfeld, of Sanibel, was arrested by Sanibel Police Thursday, Jan. 3 and charged with driving under the influence after she nearly struck three individuals traveling in a golf cart with her vehicle and physically assaulted two of them.

  • CROW Announces New Executive Director
    Friday, January 04, 2019 2:47 PM
    The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife and its board of directors have announced Alison Charney Hussey is the new executive director of the organization as of Jan. 1.
  • National Weather Service Certifies Meteotsunami on Northern Sanibel
    Friday, January 04, 2019 2:14 PM

    Thanks to a video that was posted to Facebook shortly after a rogue wave made a big splash as it washed ashore at Castaways Inn at Blind Pass, the National Weather Service was alerted to a rare event on Sanibel.

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