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Lee animal shelter in need of towels and blankets

March 24, 2014 Lee County Animal Services is in need of large towels and blankets for the shelter animals. Towels and blankets are used for the animals’ care and comfort in their kennels and for post surgery ca. more »»

Learn to reduce the need for fertilizer at City Hall

March 24, 2014 The City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee is offering a guided native vegetation and landscaping tour of City Hall grounds, which has been planted solely with native plants. more »»

Woodring property acquired by 'Ding' Darling, Lee County

March 20, 2014 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society and Lee County announced on March 17 that Sanibel Island's historic 6. more »»

Sanibel Bicycle Club holds 'grand opening' for Wildlife Drive

March 19, 2014 Members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club rode to the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday morning to stage a belated grand opening celebration for Wildlife Drive. more »»

PhD-turned-birder attempting his 'Big Year' via bicycle

March 18, 2014 Dorian Anderson grew weary of his life in science, so he decided to jump on his bicycle. He's still riding. Anderson departed from Boston on Jan. more »»

League of Women Voters hosting 'meet and greet' with congressional candidates

March 18, 2014 Sanibel's League of Women Voters has organized a night for islanders to meet the seven candidates for Southwest Florida's District 19 congressional seat on April 3. more »»

Director of Lee Homeless Coalition to address island Democrats

March 18, 2014 Janet Bartos, executive director of the Lee County Homeless Coalition, will address the Democratic Club of the Islands on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library. more »»

Second edition of popular 'Living Sanibel' guidebook released

March 17, 2014 Indigo Press has announced the publication of the second, “revised” edition of Living Sanibel - A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands. more »»

Sanibel police issue Tornado Watch until 11 p.m.

March 17, 2014 A Tornado Watch is in effect for Sanibel Island until 11:00 pm tonight. It means that conditions are right for the development of a tornado. more »»

Judah to speak on water issues at annual COTI meeting

March 14, 2014 Ray Judah, former Lee County Commissioner and presently coordinator for the Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition, will be keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of Committee of the Islands on March 28... more »»

Obama to sign relief from flood insurance hikes

March 14, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their insurance bills. more »»

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 »»



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