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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 ...

SCCF sea turtle volunteers log 3,356 hours

During the 2020 season, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's team of volunteers contributed a total of 3,356.5 hours toward sea turtle conservation. Having missed one month (the on-island volunteers) or one-and-a-half months (the off-island ones) at the start of the season, the total ...

SanCap Catholics hosts annual Angel Tree Project

The SanCap Catholics is hosting its annual Angel Tree Project now through Dec. 11 to benefit the Ft. Myers Catholic Charities. For the second year, SanCap Gateway Reality at 1177 Causeway Road, Sanibel, will serve as the “home” for the project. This holiday season, the group hopes to ...

Skyblue clustervine blooms profusely in winter

Skyblue clustervine is native to South Florida. The vine likes to grow in full sun or light shade and is part of the morning glory Convolvulaceae family. The beautiful blooms open in the morning and die by evening. The flowers are full of nectar and attract many pollinators. You can tell which ...

Luminary to feature deals and promote business for holidays

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is set to kick off Luminary this week. An annual holiday tradition for the islands, this year’s celebration will look a little different due to the pandemic. The two-day event has been extended to seven days, Dec. 4-11, and will still ...

TCH hosting Pet Food Drive for those in need

The Community House is collecting donations for pet owners in need heading into the holidays. Now through Dec. 7, the public can drop off pet supplies and monetary donations to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. TCH Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall explained that it ...