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Free guided refuge tours on tap for summer

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is set to relaunch its free tours program for the summer, which will run from June 20 through Aug. 7. Staff continues to limit the outdoor tours to 10 or fewer. There is no set schedule for the tours; those interested should monitor the ...

New artists join Tower Gallery

The Tower Gallery recently announced the addition of Anne Schroeder and Marti Koehler to the cooperative gallery of local artists, offering a new and unique medium and subject matter. A Fort Myers resident since 2017, Schroeder paints fish, birds and mermaids on feathers in great detail within ...

Free Artist-in-Residence summer program at refuge

On June 18 at 10 and 11 a.m., Artist-in-Residence Rachel Pierce will help sons and daughters — and grandsons, granddaughters and anyone with a father figure in their life — create an artistic Father's Day card for free outdoors at the Wildlife Education Boardwalk at the J.N. “Ding” ...

Alliance for the Arts

The Alliance for the Arts, at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, still has openings for: SUMMER ARTS CAMP Fill your child’s summer with an exhilarating array of activities like art, theatre, photography and movement. Do not miss out on the unique opportunity to experience, explore and engage ...

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Safety tips for buying, using a portable generator

If you power your home with a portable generator during electrical outages, it is essential to consider the serious health and safety risks to you, your neighbors and unsuspecting line crews working in the area if not operated properly. Keep the following in mind to protect yourself and ...

Are you firewise?

(Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles by members of the city of Sanibel's Vegetation Committee dealing with vegetative matters of concern to island residents. For other articles in the series, visit www.mysanibel.com/Departments/Natural-Resources.) Fire is a natural process in ...

CECI sends off VPK graduates with love

The Children’s Education Center of the Islands recently held its traditional end-of-year celebration to mark the end of the school year. The students created nature-crowns with natural materials found on site to wear during the ceremony. Each class had a special moment to “walk the ...

Smile Boxes continue to be a hit

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva reported that its Smile Boxes continue to be a popular program. Launched last year to help combat the growing issue of isolation, particularly among seniors, the program is growing and is complimented each month. Inspired by the subscription box trend where ...