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San-Cap Audubon to conduct Christmas Bird Count

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will conduct its annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 19. The results of the local count will be forwarded to the National Audubon Society for inclusion in the 121st National Christmas Bird Count. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing and masks will ...

Chapel by the Sea cancels service for Christmas Eve

The Captiva Chapel by the Sea announced that with the health and safety of its parishioners in mind, it has decided to cancel this year's Christmas Eve service that would have taken place on Dec. 24. The chapel's Christmas lights will burn brightly for viewing from now until Jan. 10 from 5:30 ...

San-Cap Shell Club continues to support museum

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club's board continued its strong support of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum by awarding $7,750 in grants for 2020. The second installment of $6,250 toward the museum's construction/aquarium project was made this year as part of an overall donation of $25,000 ...

Staying warm when temperatures dip in Southwest Florida

This week brought chilly temperatures to Southwest Florida, but LCEC reminds customers to consider alternatives to avoid cranking on the heat. Why not turn on the heat? Heating costs anywhere from two to three times more than cooling. An alternative to warm your Florida blood is to use space ...

Lee Health’s new program seeks to attract RN students

To fill the need for nursing assistants, Lee Health has introduced the Student Nurse Apprentice Program. SNAP gives students hands-on clinical experience and a pathway to a future career with the health system. It offers per diem positions for students enrolled in a nursing program who have ...

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Day photo contest winners

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge announced the winners of its 28th annual “Ding” Darling Day Amateur Nature Photography Contest on Dec. 1 with a special exhibition at the refuge's Visitor & Education Center as part of the 32nd annual “Ding” Darling Day ...

Sanibel Sea School to take part in Luminary Week

The Sanibel Sea School will participate in Luminary Week “Coastal Distance Edition” from Dec. 4-11, which will be been spread out over the course of a week this year in an effort to celebrate safely. The Sanibel Sea School is joining in on the festivities with a few different ways for ...

Sanibel library features chess and ‘Ding’ exhibition

The Sanibel Public Library is open and continues to offer contact-less curbside service. Interest in chess has grown due to a popular show on Netflix. Play chess at the library using one of the game boards, or borrow a board to play at home. There are also magazines and books about chess. The ...

Over $2,600 collected to provide holiday meals

The 13th Annual Turkey Drop and Roll held on Nov. 20 resulted in a new record, according to organizers Bob Fodor, Laurie Jensen and Fred. A total of $2,650 in donations were collected, which will purchase 265 20-pound turkeys or approximately 5,300 pounds of turkey. Since the start of the ...

RECON tracks unexpected tides, turbulence of Eta

As Tropical Strom Eta passed through the area, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s RECON — River, Estuary, and Coastal Observing Network — sensors stationed throughout the Caloosahatchee River and surrounding waters recorded exaggerated changes in barometric pressure, windspeed, ...