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Sanibel school readies for annual golf classic

Spots are filling up quickly for the Sanibel School Fund's Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament, slated for May 15 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. The Sanibel School’s teachers, families and students hope that every resident of the islands will contribute to the critical ...

Historical village volunteers plan for holiday program

A group of more than 20 Sanibel Historical Museum and Village volunteers gathered recently to begin planning — and crafting — for the 2021 holiday season. The month-long event is called “Timelines, Trees, and Special Memories” and will feature fun and educational decorations in each of ...

2-for-1 Diner’s Delight books to go on sale

The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club announced that the 2021 Diner's Delight coupon books will go on sale on March 15. Valid from May 1 through Dec. 17, it contains two-for-one coupons valid at 31 island eateries, for a possible savings of over $500. The books are available for a $40 contribution. ...

2021 go! FISH celebration canceled

In a year that has been universally challenging, we are inspired by you — our neighbors — with your compassion and generosity. For families throughout our community, the pandemic has been catastrophic. Many are faced with dire situations and daunting questions: How can I feed my family? How ...

CECI to host beach cleanup for fundraiser

The Children's Education Center of the Islands is putting a COVID-conscious spin on its annual Spring Festival. This year, it will host a Spring Beach Cleanup on March 27 from 7 to 11 a.m., beginning at the center, at 350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel. The fundraiser will help support the island ...

Sanibel library hosts WWII program, more

Locals and visitors can virtually attend World War II history programs with staffer Duane E. Shaffer of the Sanibel Public Library via Zoom. No in-person programs are scheduled. On March 17 at 10 a.m., he will present “1943 Operation Eiche (Oak).” Learn about the German paratroopers' rescue ...

Virtual tasting to highlight selections from Antinori

Bailey's General Store will offer a free Virtual Wine Tasting on March 31. Franco Zamboli, Florida manager with Antinori, will join Bailey's wine steward Calli Johnson to talk about Antinori Conte Della Vipera Sauvignon Blanc and Antinori Guado Al Tasso Cont’Ugo Merlot. From Marchesi ...

Sanibel school names monthly winners

The Sanibel School's Do The Right Thing award winner for February is the fifth-grade class. Officials reported that teacher Joseph Camputaro created a Sanibel branch of the Blueberry Ambassadors, then he and Ann Franke — the other fifth-grade teacher — made all of their students official ...

Bike or Hike Sanibel brochures, maps available

The city is distributing educational Bike or Hike Sanibel brochures to educate cyclists, pedestrians and motorists of state and city laws when biking, hiking or driving on island. The development and printing of the map and brochure, which includes a map of Sanibel's Shared Use Path System, are ...

Boating and power lines do not mix

As boaters hit the beautiful waterways of Southwest Florida, it is imperative to keep the following safety measures in mind. Boats coming into contact with power lines not only poses a risk of power interruptions, it could mean serious injuries and even death. - Always be aware of power lines ...