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Impactful Stories Shared at Annual E Awards Ceremony

Nov 06, 2017 ● By Kevin

More than 725 nominees and supporters attended the 17th annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards Ceremony on Aug. 31.

Cayo Costa Island: Stunning Photos from our Readers

Nov 02, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

We asked to see your Cayo Costa Island photos on Facebook, and you answered!

Community Profile - Dot & Trouper the Blind Racoon of the Wildlife Education Project

Nov 01, 2017 ● By Kevin

Wildlife rehabilitator Dorothy (Dot) Lee says when she rescued Trouper, a blind raccoon, now 7 years old, it was actually he who saved her.

Disaster Leads to Determination | Resilience Will Drive Us To A Brighter Future

Oct 30, 2017

How Southwest Florida survived one of the most powerful storms in history and the stories of the people who live here and their shared passion for paradise.

Sanibel Community House: Transformation complete, come join the fun

Oct 25, 2017

A recap of the Sanibel Community House's recent makeover project.

Tourist in Your Own Backyard: Wonderful getaway choices in Southwest Florida

Oct 25, 2017 ● By Mandy Carter

Here is a great 3-day itinerary for being a tourist in your hometown.

Volunteers Still Needed in SWFL for Irma Relief Efforts

Oct 10, 2017 ● By Kevin

Here's a list of 10 spots around Southwest Florida where you can volunteer in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Captiva & Sanibel Islands Accumulate 5.11 Inches of Rainfall Due to Irma, Recovery Efforts Begin

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

In the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the city of Sanibel updated the community with post-storm relief news this morning. The major takeaways include:

Lee County Elections Affected by Hurricane Irma

Sep 08, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Due to the unpredictability and severity of Hurricane Irma, elections that were initially scheduled for September 12, 2017 have been rescheduled.

Hurricane Irma Updates for Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Sep 07, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

A few useful resources so you can keep track of the storm, as well as some information from local businesses.
  • During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Is...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    11/28/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Festival of Trees

    11/28/2017
    10:00AM

    The annual Festival of Trees is a five-day event in which beautiful and creatively decorated tree...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    11/28/2017
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • After-school Clique, 3rd-5th grades

    11/28/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/28/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Preview Party & Breakthrough Awards

    11/28/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Tree Preview attendees will see more than 20 artificial trees decorated by local businesses and v...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    11/28/2017
    06:00PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Wines One

    11/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    An introduction to the pleasures of wine. Food & wine parings. Taste over a dozen wines - many ma...


  • After-school Crew, Kindergarten-Grade 2

    11/23/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...


  • November Wine & Food Tasting

    11/30/2017
    06:00PM

    Bailey’s is excited to host wines from J Vineyards for our November Wine & Food Tasting. This mon...


  • "Dollar-a-Bag" Book Sale

    12/02/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Sanibel Public Library is having its "dollar-a-bag" book sale on used (and nearly new) books, sal...


  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    12/04/2017
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Visit The Sanibel Shell Crafters every Monday all year long from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to watch this d...


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