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  • 'Ding' Darling Refuge Welcomes Summer Education Intern
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:00 AM

    Education intern Emily Schwartz arrived on Tuesday, June 5 to help the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with staffing shortages this summer, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.

  • Employee Dependent Scholarship Awards Lead Off City Council Meeting
    Tuesday, June 05, 2018 5:15 PM

    Three generous community organizations, The Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI), the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, awarded scholarships to four deserving dependents of City employees at the City Council meeting, June 5 in Mackenzie Hall. A sizable contingent of representatives from the funding organizations was on hand to honor the recipients—Jacob Crandon, Amber Schweitzer, Hailey Upchurch and Alyssa Vetter.

  • Sanibel Sea School Hosts Community Camp Day
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:48 AM

    On Memorial Day, Sanibel Sea School hosted local students for the organization’s second Community Camp Day, a free day of ocean fun and learning for children ages 6-13. There was also an opportunity for older teenagers to participate as Counselors in Training. The theme of the program was sea turtles, and participants enjoyed a variety of related games and activities.

  • Goss II Graduates Wake Forest University
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:00 PM

    On May 21, 2018, Porter J. Goss, II graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC. He earned a degree in Political Science/International Affairs with a Minor in History. Porter is the son of Allison and Chauncey Goss of Sanibel and is the grandson of Porter and Mariel Goss, also of Sanibel.

  • Benefits of Rain Play
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:20 AM

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was submitted by Cindy DeCosta, director of Children’s Education Center of the Islands.

    Think back to when you were a child and it started to sprinkle. Chances are, you were already outside playing. Did you run into the house screaming that you were getting wet or did you keep on playing, thinking that a little rain wasn't going to ruin your fun?

  • Vacation Bible School for Children Offered in June at St. Mikes
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:41 PM

    St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church invites elementary school children between ages 5 and12 to attend Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to noon, June 11-15, on the church campus. Children from Sanibel-Captiva and Ft. Myers are all welcome to join in, as well as visiting children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

  • Johnson Graduates FGCU; Set To Pursue Master Degree
    Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:29 PM
    Mead and Richard Johnson are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Bailie, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida Gulf University and will now pursue her Master of Business Administration at FGCU.  Bailie plans to continue her career in the family business, Sanibel Packing Company with a focus on Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey's.  
  • Refuge welcomes summer education intern
    Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:53 PM

    Education intern Shannon MacKenzie arrived on May 7 to help the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with staffing  shortages this summer, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). 

  • The Rotary Club of Sanibel – Captiva Selects the 2018 Rotary Essay contest winners
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:02 PM

    Over the past 5 years The Sanibel Captiva Rotary has challenged the 8th graders at the Sanibel School to write an essay using the Rotary 4 Way Test as the foundation of the composition. Over 35 students submitted an essay this year. It was a difficult task choosing the top three essays pus an Honorable Mention from all the well written essays submitted.

  • The Importance of Climbing Trees
    Monday, May 14, 2018 11:08 AM

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was submitted by Cindy DeCosta, director of Children’s Education Center of the Islands.

    Some of us can remember climbing as far as you could to the top of a tree and feeling that you had conquered the world. Letting your imagination take over while you were the Captain of your ship, sailing through rough waters with a storm looming just ahead! Sadly, how often do you see a child in a tree anymore?

  • Sanibel Sea School Adds Cayo Costa Adventure to Summer Schedule
    Monday, May 07, 2018 6:16 PM

    The most recent addition to Sanibel Sea School’s 2018 summer camp schedule is Cayo Costa Adventure Week – a camping expedition for teens. Offered July 16-20 and open to participants ages 14-18, the camp will be all about experiencing nature and bonding with one another on a remote island.

  • Sanibel Christian Preschool Announces Summer Camp Themes
    Friday, May 04, 2018 1:43 AM

    Now is the time to sign up for Sanibel Christian Preschool's new summer camp for 3-7-year-olds. The registration deadline is in mid-May, and the camp begins on June 4, with the first of four themed weeks of fun and learning. Each week will also include art and music activities.

  • No Child Left On Shore Project Reaches New Horizons
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018 10:27 AM

    The “No Child Left On Shore” Environmental Education Outreach project is a collaborative initiative of The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Captiva Cruises. The NCLOS endeavor strives to provide experiential education opportunities for the youth of Southwest Florida who might not have this first hand exposure to our coastal environment in another way.  

  • Zonta Announces 2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Recipient
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:45 PM
    The 2018 winner of a $1,000 Zonta Young Women In Public Affairs award is Lauren Kate Bailey, a senior at the Canterbury School in Fort Myers. A resident of Fort Myers, Bailey aspires to become an ophthalmologist and plans to attend the University of South Florida in Tampa.
  • Sanibel Sea School Visits Captiva Yacht Club
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:47 PM

    Sanibel Sea School’s Executive Director, Dr. Bruce Neill, led a beach walk for members of the Captiva Yacht Club in mid-April. The event has become a post-Easter tradition, and has been organized for the past four years.

  • Captiva Yacht Club Offers Summer Junior Sailing Camp
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 3:09 PM

    The Captiva Island Yacht Club is offering Junior Sailing camps this summer. Children ages 8 to 15 years, and of all skill levels, will learn to sail small craft such as IOD Prams and Sunfish, as well as handling kayaks and paddleboards. There are two sessions: June 11-22 and July 16-27. 

  • Sanibel Christian Preschoolers Welcome Spring
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2:16 PM

    Students at Sanibel Christian Preschool had a chance to incorporate the second week of spring into their daily lessons. The VPK 4-year-olds class counted colorful plastic bugs as part of their math lessons, while the three-year-olds learned about - and drew - what they might see during spring.

  • Sanibel Man Gets College Degree Thanks to F.I.S.H. Program
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018 11:34 AM

    A Sanibel man earned a college degree thanks to assistance from the F.I.S.H. of SANCAP Adult Continuing Education Program. Mike, an island resident and employee for many years, completed his degree at Rasmussen College School of Nursing in late March. 

  • ‘Ding’ Refuge Hiring High School Students for Summer Program
    Tuesday, April 03, 2018 1:23 PM

    The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island is hiring high school students for its annual Youth Conservation Corps summer program. It is hiring three students to assist with either maintenance or visitor services.

  • Sea School Partners With Child Care of Southwest Florida
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:13 AM

    Sanibel Sea School has partnered with Child Care of Southwest Florida to provide meaningful ocean learning opportunities for landlocked children in our region. 

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