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Mosquito control set for Sanibel

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the following areas will be treated for adult mosquitoes from between sunset today and 2 a.m. May 7 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks: - East end from the Sanibel Lighthouse west ...

Legion serves up lunch for group of veterans, first responders

American Legion Post 123 recently hosted the Southwest Florida chapter of Heroes on the Water, following the nonprofit's paddling visit to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. An organization dedicated to healing veterans and first responders, the local chapter organized a ...

F.I.S.H., Adams to offer Zoom cooking series

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will launch a new virtual series, “Zoom Cooking With Leslie Adams,” starting on May 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. that will be offered monthly to those living on the islands. Recipes will be presented in a class style as participants cook together as a group. Ingredients ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to hold meeting

The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold a meeting on May 13 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The featured speaker is author, environmentalist, rod designer and angler Jerry Kustich. He founded Sweetgrass Rods in Butte, Montana, in 2006 with Glenn Brackett. Kustich has authored several books, all published by West ...

Deputy Dogs stops by CECI

The Children’s Education Center of the Islands recently made new friends through the Deputy Dogs program, involving the nonprofit Compassionate Cops and Lee County Sheriff's Office. The students learned about the importance of peacefully cohabitating with everyone and everything in the ...

SCUCC thanks retiring music director

Dozens of friends, choir and music committee members, longtime associates, clergy and other fans of Dr. Elwood Smith gathered on April 25 on the outdoor patio at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sanibel to thank him for his 20 years of service as the music director. They ...

Bat Yam, Fuchs donate to Youth Haven

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs and Bat Yam Temple of the Islands on Sanibel recently donated $2,500 to Youth Haven of Southwest Florida. He presented the donation from his discretionary fund to Youth Haven Executive Director Linda Goldfield and Associate Director of Development Laura Lafakis. Also in ...

LCEC Hurricane Guide available

Reviewing the LCEC Hurricane Guide is the perfect way to prepare for the start of storm season on June 1. Preparing early is key to riding out any storm that Mother Nature may bring our way. The LCEC Hurricane Guide includes detailed information about: - Storm restoration process - ...

Residents can report high volume of mosquitoes

The Lee County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control for all of Lee County, including Sanibel and Captiva. “Mosquito season” typically runs from May through October and mosquito activity increases with rain, particularly after heavy rains that produce large areas of standing ...

Greater amberjack reopens to recreational harvest

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack reopened in Gulf state and federal waters for May 1-31. After an annual season spawning closure in June and July, recreational harvest is scheduled to reopen again from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31. If you plan to fish for greater amberjack or certain other ...