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Sanibel recognizes Gopher Tortoise Day

In 2016, the Gopher Tortoise Council adopted April 10 as Gopher Tortoise Day in Florida to increase awareness and appreciation for the protected species, the city of Sanibel recently reported. It is considered a keystone species — a species on which other species in an ecosystem largely ...

SCCF: Peak breeding time for diamondback terrapins

Diamondback terrapin monitoring and research is in full swing in the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Wildlife & Habitat Management Department, officials reported. SCCF biologists are collecting data on their distribution and abundance on Sanibel and surrounding areas. Breeding ...

TCH’s Community Social to spotlight Indian cuisine

The Community House is still taking reservations and orders for its monthly dinner set for this week. The “Curry Night” Community Social will be held on April 14 starting at 6 p.m. and will feature three starters, two entrees and two side dishes, plus a dessert that is available for an ...

Kiwanis to host first-ever ‘King of the Rock’ tourney

The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club will host the inaugural “King of the Rock” Sanibel Stroke Play Championship on April 17 at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, at 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel. Open to players of all skill levels, the tourney will provide an opportunity to play 18 holes of ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - April 15: Open mic at 6 p.m. - April 18: Meatloaf from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with steak sandwiches on Fridays and tacos on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: CURRENT EVENTS Current Events will be held on April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. SENIOR AEROBICS Senior Aerobics will be held on April 14 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own ...

Play for P.I.N.K. raises over $47,000 for research

It was a picture perfect morning on March 26 at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club as 68 golfers dressed in pink teed-off in the Dunes Women’s Golf Association’s Play for P.I.N.K. tournament. Although half the field of previous years due to COVID safety policies, the generosity of the local ...

Registration open for Adult Co-Ed Softball League

The Sanibel Recreation Center will kick off its spring Adult Co-Ed Softball League on May 5. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights. The fee is $520 per team; the deadline to register is April 28. There will be a mandatory coaches meeting on April 29 at 6 p.m. at ...

SCUCC offering course on immigration

The Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will present a Zoom course, “From Far Off Shores: An Historical and Theological Exploration of Immigration,” taught by Senior Pastor John Danner today, April 7, and on April 14 and 21 at 9:30 a.m. The course will include an examination of ...

Helmets: For all ages, at all times

Bicycling has become an important means of transportation for adults and children in Lee County. Helmets are an essential part of being on a bicycle — or any kind of wheels, such as skates, skateboards and scooters; it has been documented that wearing a helmet can save a life. But, you say, ...