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American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - April 4: Ham dinner from noon to 8 p.m. - April 5: Pool league awards banquet at 5 p.m. - April 6: Ladies Auxiliary meeting at 6 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with steak sandwiches ...

Refuge unveils Sprankle trail sign at new conservation tract

Jim Sprankle has made his mark on Sanibel and beyond in ways uncountable, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported. His generosity in creating stunning wildlife sculptures has benefited organizations from F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and the Sanibel-Captiva ...

Coastal Watch celebrates successful initiative launch

Coastal Watch reported that it is celebrating a successful launch of its new initiative as more than 140 mangrove propagules are now being cared for in the residences of Back to Our Roots participants. Back to Our Roots is a community-led initiative to learn about, grow and restore mangroves ...

Sanibel Recreation Center registering youth for Fun Days

Registration is open for Fun Days on April 2 and April 5 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel. It will offer a variety of athletic games, crafts projects and outdoor activities. Enrollment is available for kindergarteners through ...

Offshore Sailing School holding getaway contest

With a location at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva, the Offshore Sailing School is hosting the Great Sailing Getaway Contest for a one-week vacation, while learning to sail or bareboat charter. The grand prize is tuition for up to four students — minimum age 7 with adult — for ...

USCG announces new law requiring cut-off switches

Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress. The ECOS and ECOSL prevent runaway vessels and the threats they ...

FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ on safety

Spring has arrived and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to make sure that everyone recreating on the water goes home safely at the end of the day, officials reported. The FWC encourages all boaters to “Spring Aboard” by taking a boating safety course, as safety is ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to kick off online fundraiser

The Sanibel FlyFishers will launch its virtual Annual Spring Fundraiser on April 5 at noon to benefit the endowed scholarship fund the club created for Florida Gulf Coast University's Water School. The event will feature an online auction and raffle with over 25 prizes. There are guided ...

Chapel by the Sea to forgo in-person service for Easter

As a way to keep its congregation and the public safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Captiva Chapel by the Sea will have its Easter Sunday celebration as an online video presentation on April 4. For the program, videographer Chris Bright will weave in sacred music and views of the chapel from ...

Sanibel historical museum adds new video online

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village recently added a Volunteer Update talk, “The Algiers,” to its Website. Featuring village Board Members Sherry Halleran and Ginny Darby, joined by member Pete Darby, it tells the story of what has been called Sanibel’s first mansion — the ...