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City provides status update

On Sept. 26, the city of Sanibel issued an updated “Current Status” related to COVID-19. The sites to monitor for the most current information include: City of Sanibel at www.mysanibel.com; Florida Department of Health at www.FloridaHealth.gov; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

DDWS to celebrate refuge’s 75th with gala drive-in theater event

In 1945, out of fear for the wildlife and wetlands that claimed most of Sanibel, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling succeeded in petitioning for the creation of the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. Seventy-five years later, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge — which adopted ...

‘Deck The Halls’ call for artists

“Deck the Halls” is an alternative holiday exhibition that encourages appreciation for all holidays of the season. It will exhibit Dec. 4 to Jan. 4 at the Alliance for the Arts, with a Virtual Opening Reception on Dec. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. Artists are asked to create works of art and ...

County library system to host virtual Fandom Fest all month

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, will host its second annual Fandom Fest as a free virtual celebration of fandoms and geek culture during October. The virtual event will offer participants of all ages the opportunity to participate in cosplay, crafts, ...

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest wins SUNsational Awards

The Lee County Visitor & Convention has won four SUNsational Awards for the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. It is the fourth year in a row the event has garnered awards. The Florida Festivals & Events Association recently announced the 2020 winners of its annual awards. The organization ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobics will be held on Sept. 30 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own weights optional. A $5 donation is suggested. PPE DISTRIBUTION F.I.S.H. ...

Monthly exhibit at TCH

During the month of October, local artists and Sanibel-Captiva Art League members Helen Ketteman and Mary Klunk will exhibit their work at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The public can view their pieces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. The exhibit is also available ...

Summer readers earn books for hospital patients

During the summer, children read “for others” in the Sanibel Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. Children received books based on the hours they read and from completing challenges. The great thing about the program is that participants earned not only books for their ...

Paganini to host cooking classes, wine pairing dinner

Chef Loretta Paganini will present a week-long series of cooking demonstration classes, along with a wine pairing dinner, at The Community House in January. The following classes are scheduled: • Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m: A Touch of Limoncello Discover the great taste of Limoncello, ...

Recipe of the Week: Arancini Filled with Meat Sauce

A delicious stuffed risotto ball, coated with bread crumbs then deep fried. A popular Sicilian dish traditionally filled with tomato meat sauce and peas or gooey mozzarella cheese. It gets its name from “arancia,” a small orange in Italian because of its shape. Served as an appetizer or a ...