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County library system providing virtual programs

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: ADULT PROGRAMS - May 6: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body at 1 p.m. Join the Alzheimer's Association for a virtual seminar to learn about ...

Sanibel library adds new game set and memoirs

Sanibel Public Library patrons can enjoy games and puzzles, including Bananagrams, Clue, Apples to Apples and a new Mah Jongg set. There are more than 50 board games to borrow or play on site. New on the library's shelves are many bestseller biographies, including memoirs by Matthew ...

CIHS airs local film on history of mullet

On March 8, an audience seated in golf carts and folding chairs enjoyed the acclaimed WGCU documentary, “Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish,” in the fresh-air environment of McCarthy's Marina on Captiva. After a tribute presented by Captiva Island Historical Society President Tom Libonate for ...

CHR calls first Manatee Madness a success

Transformed by 18 local artists into works of art for Community Housing & Resources' Manatee Madness fundraiser, the colorful sculptures adorned Sanibel for months and thousands of residents and visitors enjoyed taking photographs with them to show support for on-island affordable ...

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Stone crab season ends

Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab seasons in state and federal waters came to a close on May 2. The annual season closure date was modified last year as part of a suite of changes that were made in response to a long-term decline in harvest and because the stone crab fishery ...

Greater amberjack reopens to recreational harvest

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack reopened in Gulf state and federal waters for May 1-31. After an annual season spawning closure in June and July, recreational harvest is scheduled to reopen again from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31. If you plan to fish for greater amberjack or certain other ...

Residents can report high volume of mosquitoes

The Lee County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control for all of Lee County, including Sanibel and Captiva. “Mosquito season” typically runs from May through October and mosquito activity increases with rain, particularly after heavy rains that produce large areas of standing ...

LCEC Hurricane Guide available

Reviewing the LCEC Hurricane Guide is the perfect way to prepare for the start of storm season on June 1. Preparing early is key to riding out any storm that Mother Nature may bring our way. The LCEC Hurricane Guide includes detailed information about: - Storm restoration process - ...