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Shell museum to present next lecture in series

In celebration of its 25-year anniversary milestone, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is presenting a lecture series available virtually and free of charge via Zoom. Extending through the fall, it will spotlight some of the diverse connections between shells and different fields of ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: • Sept. 26: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with steak sandwiches on Fridays and tacos on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials and ...

FWC seeks public input on beach-nesting birds draft guidelines

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking public feedback on draft Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for four state-listed beach-nesting bird species including the American oystercatcher, snowy plover, least tern and black skimmer. Once approved the ...

Check it out – it’s Library Card Month at Sanibel library

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Sanibel Public Library joins the American Library Association and libraries nationwide to encourage every member of the community to connect with their library and the wealth of resources it offers. This month, lucky patrons are selected at ...

Safe at Sea: Smattering of nautical phrases

A surprising number of everyday words and phrases we use have their origins “on the water.” While you will recognize these phrases, you most likely have no idea how they “came ashore” and are now a part of conversations. For example: • “A cup of Joe” This phrase is, perhaps, ...

F.I.S.H. to offer ReUnite Program workshop

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, in partnership with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, will hold a ReUnite Scent Kit workshop for the public on Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The ...

County library system celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month

The Lee County Library System joins the American Library Association to encourage people to sign up for a library card. Libraries nationwide are marking September with Library Card Sign-up Month. People who live, work or go to school in Lee County are eligible to receive a library ...

County library system providing virtual programs

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: Adult programs • Sept. 27: Understanding Financial Statements at 2 p.m. Get a hands on understanding of just how financial statements work. Walk ...

Two island employees win E Awards, 113 nominated

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce reported that the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau awarded two employees from Sanibel and Captiva and honored 111 other island nominees at the 21st Annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards on Aug. 26. The E ...

Progressive Club to hold monthly meeting

The Progressive Club of the Islands will hold its virtual monthly meeting on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Lee County School Board Member Betsy Vaughn, who holds the at-large District 6 seat. She will discuss the issues currently facing the board and how the public can be ...