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Health alert issued for two areas on Sanibel

Today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County notified the public of red tide blooms near Tarpon Bay Road Beach Access and Lighthouse Beach Park on Sanibel. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms, such as eye, nose and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. ...

UPDATE: Boil water notice lifted for Sanibel

UPDATE: The Island Water Association has lifted the boil water notice for all of Mahogany Way and the 2340 block of Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. UPDATE (March 18, 2021): IWA has provided the following additional information for the affected areas: “Due to construction on the water main ...

Virtual Sanibel Shell Show called a huge success

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club's 2021 Virtual Sanibel Shell Show held on March 5-6 on its YouTube Channel was a resounding success, organizers reported. The show was sponsored by the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, which joined 58 other sponsors in financially supporting the event and ...

CECI beach cleanup fundraiser to feature treats, prizes

The Easter Bunny will be on his way to Sanibel soon, and the Children’s Education Center of the Islands is seeking the public's help with cleaning the beach to ready for his springtime arrival. The CECI is inviting the community to help raise money to support the center's mission of ...

Last call for Kiwanis online auction

The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club announced that March 28 will be the last day to participate in its first-ever Kiwanis Online Silent Auction. Offering a wide-ranging selection of items, bidding will close at 6 p.m. and the winners will be determined. The auction features resort and hotel stays, ...

Chavurat Shalom to host Holocaust remembrance series

In recognition of the U.S. Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew, also commemorated in Israel, Chavurat Shalom of Southwest Florida has scheduled a series of Zoom talks that will cover multiple aspects of what occurred to Jews in Europe during World War II. The upcoming programs ...

Director of music to retire at Saint Michael and All Angels

The Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church reported that after 68 years of church music ministry, organist and Director of Music Hank Glass will retire on Easter Sunday on April 4. It will be the first time that the church resumes its in-person worship — with limited seating by ...

Shell museum set to hold 1st Annual Martinis and Mollusks

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is looking forward to hosting its 1st annual Martinis and Mollusks celebration, which will be held March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the facility, officials reported. The museum has planned an evening of cocktails, individually-packaged appetizers, ...

SCCF, TCH to co-host program on green energy

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and The Community House will co-host a virtual presentation, “Solutions for a Sustainable, Renewable Energy Future for Sanibel and the Region,” on March 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The conversation will focus on building a green energy future to ...

Residents reminded hurricane season is approaching

The city of Sanibel recently reported on the following with three months until hurricane season: - Hurricane re-entry pass: The re-entry pass easily identifies who and when persons are authorized to return after an evacuation. The re-entry pass program is about safety and security, therefore ...