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Mollusk Monster Mash declared a success

By all accounts, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum's Mollusk Monster Mash on Oct. 27 at Traders was a success. This year's community “Shellebrities” were Joey Almeida, Mary Bondurant, Craig Holston and Robin Roberts. Dr. José H. Leal, interim director and museum curator, led an ...

Zonta seeks candidates for public affairs award

The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is seeking candidates in the Lee County School District for the annual Young Women in Public Affairs award and a $1,500 scholarship. The winner will also be passed along to compete at Zonta’s regional and district levels for possible additional honors and ...

City, Lee MOAA present Veterans Day ceremony

Today, the city of Sanibel and Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America release the Annual “Salute to our Community's Veterans,” the 2020 virtual Veterans Day ceremony. It will be available at www.mysanibel.com and on the city's Facebook page. The virtual ceremony ...

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 - Nov. 16: Small Business Series: Becoming a Lee County Vendor at 2 p.m. Considering doing business with Lee County? Participants in ...

Guidance on cane toads, preventing pet-toad conflicts

Due to the recent high volume of rainfall on Sanibel, many amphibian species which depend on seasonal rains have become more visible. One is the highly invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina), also known as bufo or marine toads. Cane toads were first documented on Sanibel in 2013 during a routine ...

SCC to host Surviving The Holidays

Sanibel Community Church will offer GriefShare Surviving The Holidays on Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center, at 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Open to the public, it will feature a video with a book, discussion and support. Masks will be required. For more ...

Gray triggerfish, greater amberjack seasons close

The recreational gray triggerfish season closed to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters on Oct. 26. The season is scheduled to reopen on March 1. Learn more about gray triggerfish regulations at MyFWC.com/Marine by clicking on “Recreational Regulations” and “Triggerfish,” which is ...

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

In light of COVID-19, the following announcements have been reported on Sanibel and Captiva to date: BAT YAM TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS The Bat Yam Temple of the Islands reported that Shabbat Torah Commentaries with Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs are held on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, with Torah ...

TCH’s Community Social to feature ‘comfort’ food

The Community House is planning a comfy meal this week to welcome people back for season. The “Comfort Food” Community Social will be held on Nov. 12 starting at 6 p.m. and will feature two starters, two main entrees and two side dishes, plus a dessert that is available for an additional ...

Goss picked as appointee for open seat

The Sanibel City Council bid farewell to Mayor Kevin Ruane and wished him the best in his new role as county commissioner at its recent meeting, as well as made an appointment to its recent vacancy. On Nov. 3, the remaining council members, city officials and community members thanked the ...