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Chamber kicks off Mayor’s Personal Mask Challenge

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with Sanibel Mayor Mick Denham for the Mayor’s Personal Mask Challenge. The initiative aims to celebrate residents, visitors and island employees who are doing their part to be SanCap Safe by wearing a mask while ...

Recreation center extends hours of operation

Today, the Sanibel Recreation Center announced an extension in its hours of operation. The extended hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Due to COVID-19, reservations are required ...

San-Cap Audubon to conduct Christmas Bird Count

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will conduct its annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 19. The results of the local count will be forwarded to the National Audubon Society for inclusion in the 121st National Christmas Bird Count. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing and masks will ...

Chapel by the Sea cancels service for Christmas Eve

The Captiva Chapel by the Sea announced that with the health and safety of its parishioners in mind, it has decided to cancel this year's Christmas Eve service that would have taken place on Dec. 24. The chapel's Christmas lights will burn brightly for viewing from now until Jan. 10 from 5:30 ...

Staying warm when temperatures dip in Southwest Florida

This week brought chilly temperatures to Southwest Florida, but LCEC reminds customers to consider alternatives to avoid cranking on the heat. Why not turn on the heat? Heating costs anywhere from two to three times more than cooling. An alternative to warm your Florida blood is to use space ...

Sanibel Sea School to take part in Luminary Week

The Sanibel Sea School will participate in Luminary Week “Coastal Distance Edition” from Dec. 4-11, which will be been spread out over the course of a week this year in an effort to celebrate safely. The Sanibel Sea School is joining in on the festivities with a few different ways for ...

Over $2,600 collected to provide holiday meals

The 13th Annual Turkey Drop and Roll held on Nov. 20 resulted in a new record, according to organizers Bob Fodor, Laurie Jensen and Fred. A total of $2,650 in donations were collected, which will purchase 265 20-pound turkeys or approximately 5,300 pounds of turkey. Since the start of the ...

RECON tracks unexpected tides, turbulence of Eta

As Tropical Strom Eta passed through the area, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s RECON — River, Estuary, and Coastal Observing Network — sensors stationed throughout the Caloosahatchee River and surrounding waters recorded exaggerated changes in barometric pressure, windspeed, ...

Sanibel Captiva Motor Club to hold monthly cruise-in

The Sanibel Captiva Motor Club will host its monthly Cruise-in, Cars and Coffee on Dec. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Periwinkle Place Shops, at 2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Club members gather to admire, show off and enjoy each other's special vehicles and fellowship. Marking its fifth season, ...

Green Readers picks next book selection

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Green Readers Book Club has picked “The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness,” by Sy Montgomery, as its next book selection. A topic close to the heart of SCCF's Marine Lab, the book takes an in-depth ...