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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 ...

CROW presents next weekly Virtual Speaker Series program

Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Virtual Speaker Series will continue on April 13 at 4 p.m. with “Shy Wolf Sanctuary: To Heal Hearts and Minds Through Rescue, Sanctuary and Education” with Debbie LoVerde, community education coordinator for the Shy ...

Zonta looks back on ‘Peek Repurposed’

The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva has received positive comments like “It was way more fun than I expected” and “Island artists really stepped up for Zonta” about its recent fundraiser. The club reported that it is looking back at the “Peek at the Unique 2021 Repurposed” with ...

TCH to hold monthly Arts and Crafts Fair

The Community House will host a free Arts and Crafts Fair on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrating spring and life on the islands, it will fulfill attendees' yearnings for handmade arts, crafts and treasures of all kinds. Talented vendors have been specially selected to participate. On ...

Florida Junior Duck Stamp judging

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the Junior Duck Stamp Contest judging for Florida takes place every year at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The program was born on the islands, thanks to the creativity of art teacher Jaye Boswell ...

Army Corps to reduce Lake Okeechobee releases

On April 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District reported that it would reduce Lake Okeechobee releases to coastal estuaries beginning April 3 in an effort to slow the lake’s recession rate. Releases to the Caloosahatchee will be reduced to 1,200 cubic feet per second ...

Noah’s Ark thrift shop reopens to shoppers

Noah’s Ark, the island thrift shop and charitable outreach program for St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, reopened to customers on April 5 with limited occupancy. The showroom will be limited to 20 customers at a time, socially distanced, with masks required. To enhance the ...

Sanibel library staffer receives monthly award

The Sanibel Public Library recently reported that Reference Librarian Beth Jarrell is the monthly recipient of the statewide Exemplary Reference “Ask A Librarian” Award for Detailed Chat. Ask a Librarian helps those seeking assistance with library and research-related questions from ...

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 ...

County library system providing virtual programs

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: ADULT PROGRAMS - April 8: Medicare 101 at noon Join SHINE for a Lunch & Learn series about Medicare basics and the importance of enrollment ...