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  • Noah's Ark Thrift Shop Now Accepting Donations
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:00 AM

    Noah’s Ark, the popular island thrift shop and charitable outreach program of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, is accepting donations again, to prepare for its season reopening on Tuesday, October 2. The shop remains closed to shoppers throughout September.

  • Pinocchio's, Geppetto's Verme To Speak At ABWA Luncheon
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 AM

    The community is invited join in the discussion with Laurie Verme Sept. 25 at the Women in Leadership Speaker Series presented by the American Business Women’s Association. Verme will present “The Road to Success is ALWAYS Under Construction” reviewing the business and personal journey that brought her to Sanibel.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: FGCU Athletic Department High On Talent
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:00 AM

    Sanibel-Captiva Rotary was honored to have Florida Gulf Coast University Athletic Director Kenneth Kavanagh as the guest speaker. He has helped the FGCU Eagles, comprised of 15 sports teams wearing the green and blue, reach college level athletic successes across the board – men and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; women's-only: softball, swimming and diving, indoor volleyball, and sand volleyball; and men's-only baseball.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: VCB Changing Marketing Approach
    Tuesday, September 04, 2018 11:19 AM

    Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President, John Danner, has used our Rotary International President, Barry Rassin’s motto “Be the Inspiration” to open our Friday morning meetings each week by featuring his own inspirational provocateurs.

  • New 'Jac' Owner Donates Old Sign to Kiwanis Club
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:13 PM

    Eve Alves, owner of Sanibel’s newest eatery, The Jac Island Grille & Rum Bar, has already shown her true Island colors, by donating the old Jacaranda Restaurant’s iconic sign to The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel & Captiva. The emblem will be offered at auction during the Club’s annual Spaghetti Dinner, in February 2019.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Club Hears of Builders Without Borders
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:05 PM

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following has been submitted by Rotarian Shirley Jewell

  • Lions Hear Cancer Expert on Cutting-Edge Treatments
    Monday, August 20, 2018 4:01 PM

    Dr. Michael Cullen, featured speaker at the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club’s dinner meeting, held Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Sanibel Community House’s Founders Room, wants everyone to know more about cancer. “Getting cancer is a big scary deal,” Cullen said, “but there are things people should know before they make decisions.”

  • FISH Addresses Hidden Effects of Red Tide/Green Algae
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 2:26 PM

    Red Tide. Toxic Green Algae. Both are the topic of conversation at every local coffee shop, office, hair salon and newscast. Nationally, it’s being discussed at all levels: national news, The Weather Channel, Washington, National Geographic.

  • BOTI Returns As Premier Sponsor of CROW's Taste of the Islands
    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 4:45 PM

    The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife welcomes Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank as the returning Presenting Sponsor for the 37th Taste of the Islands. This marks the banks’ ninth year as the Presenting Sponsor of CROW’s signature event.

  • Kiwanis Club Welcomes Lighthouse of SWFL
    Wednesday, August 08, 2018 4:00 PM

    The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel and Captiva Islands recently welcomed representatives from the Lighthouse of SWFL to their breakfast meeting at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. The Lighthouse enables people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in our society.

  • SanCap Lions Recycle For Sight Program Does Well In July
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018 10:28 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club experienced a very good collection of eyeglasses in July, as part of its ongoing Recycle for Sight program. July is the start of the Lions’ year, which ended strong with a combined total of 3,896 eyeglasses, sunglasses, contacts and cases. Last month brought in 290 items.

  • Bag Day Coming at St. Michael's Thrift Shop Noah's Ark
    Monday, July 16, 2018 4:24 PM

    The Noah’s Ark annual Bag Day event is coming up Friday, August 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Customers may buy marked bags in the parking lot for $4 each, fill them with store goods, and walk away with as many items as the bags will carry. Customers are free to purchase as many $4 bags as they wish for the Bag Day sale.

  • 'Driving Miss Crazy' Team Wins Optimist Road Rally
    Monday, July 16, 2018 3:20 PM

    The “Driving Miss Crazy” team was the winner of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s July 4 Road Rally. “We are thrilled that we were able to place first again this year after ‘letting’ other teams win it for the last several years,” said Team Driver Roy Gibson. The Optimist Club has sponsored the event, one of Sanibel’s longest running and considered a fun tradition, as a benefit for the island’s youth. (Above, from left) Driving Miss Crazy teammates Miss Wendy Harriman, Miss Mahnaz Bassira, Edgar Burton (navigator), Miss Suzy Callanan and Roy Gibson (driver).

  • Bank of the Islands Gives to BIG ARTS
    Monday, July 09, 2018 10:30 AM

    Bank of the Islands recently made its latest non-profit donations through its “We Love Our Islands” program. The lucky winner, bank customer Shareen Groce, was spotted with a “We Love Our Islands” decal on her vehicle, winning her the right to select which local non-profit group would receive a charitable contribution from Bank of the Islands.

  • ROTARY HAPPENINGS: Club Highlights Members
    Monday, July 09, 2018 10:21 AM

    On June 30 our Rotary year 17-18 closed and on July 1 our Rotary year 18-19 began. Amazing how time flies. It was a great year for Sanibel-Captiva Rotary…hugs and thanks to our out-going President, Holli Martin and now the club is looking forward to another great year under the leadership of our new S/C Rotary President, John Danner.

  • SanCap Lions Welcome Three New Members
    Friday, July 06, 2018 7:00 AM

    The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club welcomed three new members at the Wednesday, June 20, dinner meeting. Lion Rick Siders inducted Rick Perry, Valerie Tutor and Lynn Kern – all of whom were presented the Lion pin from the their sponsors, who will help guide them in becoming a lifelong Lion.

  • Sanibel Library Temporary Closure Starts July 9
    Tuesday, July 03, 2018 3:26 PM

    The second phase of Sanibel Public Library’s “Your Library Reimagined” project is almost complete. The Library will be closed for a few weeks, starting Monday, July 9, due to utility work, and to relocate library materials.

  • Tuesday, July 03, 2018 2:00 PM

    Inspired by Pride and Prejudice, author Lacy Williams has introduced a new dual love story with a Wild West twist. Cowboy Pride, has been selected for the next Big Library Read. From July 9-23, Captiva Memorial Library users will be able to borrow the eBook format of the title with no wait lists or holds. Readers can take part in the two-week program by visiting ( or by downloading the Libby app. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

  • Friday, June 29, 2018 2:00 PM
    We are a growing organization with over 70 members, of which 10 are new members who have joined Sanibel-Captiva Rotary this Rotary year. We also have about 20-plus “snowbird” Rotary members of other clubs throughout the country who attend our meetings during the winter season in Florida.
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