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Florida Friendly Landscaping workshops set

Join the UF/IFAS Extension for a free online workshop to learn the nine principles that guide Florida Friendly Landscaping in Lee County. Workshops are planned for Feb. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., March 20 from 10 a.m. to noon and April 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Each principle is covered, so you can apply ...

Zonta to kick off auction and appraisals for repurposed ‘Peek’

The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva invites the public to help it empower women by taking part in “Peek at the Unique Repurposed,” a one-time event for 2021 that replaces the club's traditional three-hour tour of island homes. Working within COVID-19 guidelines, the club has designed this ...

Junonia found on Captiva

Sherm Bedford, of Prospect, Kentucky, reported that he and his wife, Pat, walk the beach at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva at least twice a day. During their morning walk on Feb. 4, he spied a large shark's eye shell to add to their collection. Then later in the afternoon, Bedford ...

Osprey nest monitors needed on Captiva

The International Osprey Foundation is seeking “citizen scientists” on Captiva to locate and monitor osprey nests on. “Monitoring is easy and fun and can be done by land or sea,” Carol Smith, coordinator of the nest monitoring groups, said. TIOF has been monitoring osprey nests on ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Feb. 28: Fish and shrimp fry from noon to 8 p.m. - March 2: Ladies Auxiliary meeting at 6 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — spaghetti and meatballs on Wednesdays; steak sandwiches on ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: PAINTING WITH SISSI Painting with Sissi Janku will take place on Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members; includes canvas, acrylic paint, paint brushes and inspiration ...

Bat Yam presents scheduled events

Bat Yam Temple of the Islands announced its upcoming programs and activities. Jane Picker will present a Zoom talk on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. on “The 1970’s When Litigation Changed Everything for Women.” A congregant and professor emerita at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, she ...

American Legion national commander visits Post 123

As part of his tour of South Florida, American Legion National Commander James “Bill” W. Oxford visited the American Legion Post 123 — which serves both Sanibel and Captiva — on Feb. 8. Arriving just after 2:30 p.m., he spent an hour and half meeting legion, squadron and auxiliary ...

Sanibel residents spot pregnant Florida chicken turtle

During the last 30 years, the Florida chicken turtle has been rare on Sanibel, with only four verified sightings between the 1980s and 2019. But that changed recently when Doug and Leah Beck, who are major supporters of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s terrestrial and freshwater ...

Sanibel library offers cooking kits for patrons

The Sanibel Public Library can help those who are bored of cooking at home. In addition to access to cooking databases and cookbooks, it loans cooking kits, which check out like library books. The kits are circulated in bags with a coordinating cookbook and instructions. Some of the kits are ...