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DDWS Board welcomes new members

March 14, 2014 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) Board of Directors recently welcomed four new members: Sarah Ashton, Mike Baldwin, Vasanta Senerat, and Richard Yanke. more »»

Flood insurance bill reaches Obama's desk, SWFL residents relieved

March 14, 2014 A bill to counteract the harsh consequences of flood insurance reform was passed by Congress on March 13 and will be sent to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. more »»

Historical Village tints windows to protect exhibits

March 14, 2014 The buildings and many of the furnishings at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village are over 100 years old. They have been preserved under the protection of the museum for years. more »»

Lee VCB wins award for USS Mohawk coverage

March 14, 2014 The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) received several Adrian Awards, including the coveted platinum award last night. more »»

Passover celebrations at Temple Bat Yam

March 14, 2014 Every year Jews around the world celebrate Passover to commemorate the exodus of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery as described in the Hebrew Scriptures (often referred to as the Old... more »»

Pilots transport rescue dogs from Panhandle to SWFL

March 14, 2014 The Gulf Coast Humane Society received dogs transported by Pilots N Paws on March 1. Six dogs were transported to Page Field Airport from the Florida Panhandle to be rescued by GCHS. more »»

Biologists hope for another busy sea turtle nesting season

March 14, 2014 More sea turtles nest on Florida’s sandy beaches than on any other U.S. coastline. more »»

Judith Hartner is selected as Lee County Citizen of the Year

March 14, 2014 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners selected Dr. Judith Hartner as the recipient of the Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award for 2013. more »»

Connectivity ordinance forwarded to council

March 11, 2014 Before forwarding a new ordinance on connectivity to city council, the Sanibel Planning Commission voted to exclude a requirement for adjacent property owners to enter into a cross access agreement. more »»

New cell tower on Donax brings the promise of better reception

March 10, 2014 The finishing touches were recently put on a new island cell phone tower that is expected to improve reception for residents on the east end. more »»

LCSO serves warrant for cocaine dealer on Sanibel Island

March 10, 2014 Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff's Office served a warrant against Fort Myers resident Richard Cyele Wiemer, 28, on Sanibel Island last week. Wiemer was arrested on March 7 at 3:28 p.m. more »»

City and SCCF unveils boardwalk to connect Pond Apple and Shipley Trail

March 7, 2014 The City of Sanibel and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) hosted a joint ribbon cutting ceremony for the Starr . more »»

Volunteers needed to install mulch at Sanibel Recreation Center

March 7, 2014 On Friday, March 21st at 7 a.m. more »»

Tornado Watch lifted as of 3:15 p.m.

March 6, 2014 Tornado Watch has been lifted as of 3:15 p.m. The severe weather threat has moved east, however, rain showers with some lightning will continue to wind down during the next hour. more »»

77th Annual Shell Festival unites shellers from around the world to discover 'Treasures of Sanibel'

March 6, 2014 The Sanibel Shell Festival's reach is so vast, Martha Stewart now has a woman in charge of shell crafting. The 77th annual Sanibel Shell Festival is set to return March 6-8 at the Community Ho. more »»

National Weather Service: Severe thunderstorm warning

March 6, 2014 A large area of thunderstorms are developing in the Gulf of Mexico and are expected to expand across much of the Florida Peninsula today. more »»

State no longer looking to sell conservation land on Cayo Costa, North Captiva

March 6, 2014 Dozens of parcels of state-owned conservation lands, including nine on the Cayo Costa and North Captiva islands, are no longer facing the prospect of being sold -- all thanks to a shift in focu. more »»

Anne Frank's step-sister, Holocaust survivor, tells her tale in Cape Coral

March 6, 2014 Millions of children throughout the world have been educated about the Holocaust by reading The Diary of Anne Frank. On Feb. more »»

Bob Janes Triage Center wins national award

March 6, 2014 The Bob Janes Triage Center is among ten programs from across the country recognized as a Program of Excellence by the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program sponsored by Jackson... more »»

SWFL Community Foundation partners with Barbara Bush Foundation for literacy

March 6, 2014 During the 14th Annual Celebration of Reading event held on Feb. more »»



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