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Library reopens with safety measures in place

After nearly seven months, the Captiva Memorial Library has reopened its doors to patrons. On Oct. 6, the Lee County Library System — which includes the island branch — announced the reopening of five libraries and the Talking Books Library lobby. All of its branches were closed earlier ...

Islander selling face masks to support charities

A Sanibel resident with ties to two restaurants on Captiva has been making and selling face masks the last couple of months, with buyers able to pick one of several charities for the proceeds to benefit. Sandy Bieri — whose husband, Andreas Bieri, owns The Green Flash and The Mucky Duck — ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, is open to the public. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — spaghetti and meatballs on Wednesdays; steak sandwiches on Fridays; and tacos on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials and half-pound burgers available. - ...

CROW names restaurants for Taste of the Islands

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife recently announced the 31 restaurants participating in the 39th Taste of the Islands. Taste of the Islands has been reimagined this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each restaurant will offer its “Taste” items to showcase its cuisine ...

Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club to host Virtual Shell Show

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club will host a free Virtual Shell Show for 2021 instead of the traditional in-person one held at The Community House on Sanibel. Videos will be premiered on the club's YouTube channel on March 5-6 from noon to 3 p.m. In keeping with the club's mission, the show will ...

SCCF announces new format for Wines in the Wild

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host Wines in the Wild 2020 on Nov. 13. This year, it will celebrate food and wine not at the Bailey Homestead, but at yourhomeINstead. The SCCF team will provide all of the ingredients that participants will need for a fun evening. There will ...

Turtle nests left as record-breaking season winds down

Sea turtle season is starting to wind down on the islands. As of last week, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation was monitoring 16 nests, a substantial difference from the record number of 669 nests on Sanibel and 268 nests on Captiva earlier this season. Even though nesting has stopped ...

Banded birds sighted as fall migration kicks off

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation shorebird biologist Audrey Albrecht continues to do monthly shorebird surveys and is catching up on data entry and analysis following the completion of the shorebird nesting season. Out on the beaches, volunteers and Albrecht have seen a few interesting ...

Sanibel veterans of military service

To properly salute the community's veterans this year, the city and the Lee Coast Chapter Military Officers Association of America is asking every Sanibel veteran to e-mail their photo — current one, in uniform or both — with their name and branch of service. Photo and information should be ...

Admission fees for Wildlife Drive increase

On Oct. 1, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Wildlife Drive admission fees changed as a result of feedback from prior public meetings and approval by the U.S. Department of Interior. Daily vehicular admission fees increased from $5 to $10 and annual passes from $12 to $25. ...