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Sanibel teacher is one of six Golden Apple recipients

Today, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools hit the road and surprised the six recipients with the Golden Apple Teacher Award. Award sponsors, selection committee and foundation board members took part in shining the spotlight on the outstanding performance that the winning teachers do ...

Lee County tourism director ‘bullish’ about summer

Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau Executive Director Tamara Pigott is looking to the summer with optimism, she told Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce members at a March 10 virtual business meeting. “I’m very bullish on the summer,” she said. “We are going to ...

F.I.S.H., CareerSource to offer job skills workshop

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and CareerSource of Southwest Florida will offer a job skills workshop, “Interviewing Skills and Resume Writing,” on March 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. via Zoom. Led by CareerSource Career and Development Representative Kim Fenty, the dual purpose workshop will teach ...

SCCF, Conservancy of Southwest Florida hire water analyst

To further a commitment to regional water quality and Everglades restoration through a unified front, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Conservancy of Southwest Florida have partnered to hire a hydrological modeler. “We better fulfill our west coast mission by pooling our ...

CHR presents manatee sponsors

Community Housing and Resources announced that Cielo, MudBugs Cajun Kitchen and Heidrick & Co. Insurance are all manatee sponsors for its annual fundraiser, “Manatee Madness.” In addition, each business is hosting one of the manatee mailbox sculptures that were transformed into unique ...

Shell museum seeking volunteers

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is currently in need of volunteers. From docent to shell sorting, there are opportunities for all ages and experience levels. Professional training is provided, and volunteers receive perks, including a Wentletrap membership after 20 hours and a 20 ...

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. ...

SCCF staffer joins national group to combat turtle trafficking

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Wildlife & Habitat Management Director Chris Lechowicz recently joined the Collaborative to Combat the Illegal Trade in Turtles, which is made up of biologists and law enforcement personnel from state, federal and non-government agencies across the ...

City offices to close for cleaning, disinfection

The city of Sanibel reported that the following offices at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, will be closed on March 10 for a deep cleaning and disinfection: - Information technology (IT) - Finance - Natural resources - Community services (planning and building branches) - ...

Council says goodbye to members and votes on permits, signs

The Sanibel City Council bid farewell to three council members at its recent meeting, as well as considered special events permits and a change to temporary outdoor signage for businesses. On March 2, Mayor Mick Denham marked his final meeting serving on the council, along with Councilmembers ...