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Refuge announces planned pile burn for Friday

The city of Sanibel has been notified by the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge that the refuge plans to conduct pile burns on Jan. 22 starting at approximately 9 a.m. at the Gavin site, located on the north side of Sanibel-Captiva Road. The piles consist of vegetative debris ...

Virtual Sanibel Shell Show to feature shell art videos

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club's 2021 Virtual Sanibel Shell Show will be available for viewing for free on March 5-6 from noon to 3 p.m. on its YouTube Channel by searching for “Sanibel Shell Show.” One of the over 35 featured videos will show how professional mosaic shell artist Suzanne ...

Talking Points to kick off with gun safety advocate

Perhaps the worst nightmare for any parent is to learn their child has been shot in school. Fred Guttenberg’s nightmare started on Valentine’s Day 2018 when his 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was shot and killed at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland. On Jan. 28 at 4 p.m., BIG ...

Mayor emphasizes pandemic, water quality in state-of-the-city report

The Sanibel City Council remains vigilant where pandemic safety measures and state legislation to improve regional water quality are concerned, Mayor Mick Denham reported at the Jan. 13 virtual meeting of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. “We are also very active in ...

Audubon to present ‘Falconry in Florida’

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will host Captiva falconer Mike Sawicki for a Webinar program, “Falconry in Florida,” on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. He will discuss the history, practice and his personal experiences with the ancient field sport of falconry. Sawicki is a Virginia native ...

Shell club awards grant to USF professor

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club’s board approved a $2,500 grant in late 2020 for Dr. Greg Herbert, with the University of South Florida. Preliminary data from surveys of mollusk populations taken from 300 sample stations in the eastern Gulf of Mexico suggests that the Florida fighting conch ...

F.I.S.H., LCSO partner for presentation

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office will offer a presentation, “Scams, Identity Theft and COVID-19: Recognizing Red Flags,” on Feb. 8 beginning at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. Kim Swanson, crime prevention specialist with the LCSO’s Community Response Unit, will ...

Godsea appointed to lead Southwest Florida refuge complex

Having filled the role of acting refuge manager at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge since 2019, Kevin Godsea is stepping up to the position of permanent project leader at the new Southwest Florida National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It includes Florida Panther, Ten Thousand ...

Decal program results in donation

Bank of the Islands recently made a donation through the We Love Our Islands program. Winner Nancy Tucker Cleaveland was spotted with the program’s decal on her vehicle, winning her the chance to decide which local non-profit would receive a charitable contribution. She chose to donate $200 ...