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CROW releases sea turtle admitted for red tide poisoning

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife released an adult, female loggerhead sea turtle — the largest of the hard-shelled turtles and frequent nester on Southwest Florida beaches — on Sanibel on May 4 after treating the turtle for brevetoxicosis, also known as red tide poisoning. The ...

F.I.S.H announces Maggi Feiner Presidential Endowment Fund

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva recently announced the Maggi Feiner Presidential Endowment Fund to assure sustainable leadership for the organization. “I’m not going anywhere,” Feiner, a 17-year F.I.S.H. volunteer now serving as president and chief executive officer, said. “But I fully ...

Legion serves up lunch for group of veterans, first responders

American Legion Post 123 recently hosted the Southwest Florida chapter of Heroes on the Water, following the nonprofit's paddling visit to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. An organization dedicated to healing veterans and first responders, the local chapter organized a ...

Zonta presents Young Women in Public Affairs Award

The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva has selected Ekaterina “Katja” Pedersen-Diaz, a junior at Estero High School, to receive the 2021 Young Women in Public Affairs Award, along with the $1,500 check. Established by Zonta International to address the disparity in the representation of women ...

F.I.S.H., Adams to offer Zoom cooking series

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will launch a new virtual series, “Zoom Cooking With Leslie Adams,” starting on May 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. that will be offered monthly to those living on the islands. Recipes will be presented in a class style as participants cook together as a group. Ingredients ...

Monthly exhibit at Blue Giraffe

During the month of May, local artist and Sanibel-Captiva Art League member JoAnn LaPadula will exhibit her work at the Blue Giraffe 2 at Beachview Estates, at 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel. The public is invited to stop by and view the work. For more information, call 239-558-5634.

CHR calls first Manatee Madness a success

Transformed by 18 local artists into works of art for Community Housing & Resources' Manatee Madness fundraiser, the colorful sculptures adorned Sanibel for months and thousands of residents and visitors enjoyed taking photographs with them to show support for on-island affordable ...

CIHS airs local film on history of mullet

On March 8, an audience seated in golf carts and folding chairs enjoyed the acclaimed WGCU documentary, “Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish,” in the fresh-air environment of McCarthy's Marina on Captiva. After a tribute presented by Captiva Island Historical Society President Tom Libonate for ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to hold meeting

The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold a meeting on May 13 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The featured speaker is author, environmentalist, rod designer and angler Jerry Kustich. He founded Sweetgrass Rods in Butte, Montana, in 2006 with Glenn Brackett. Kustich has authored several books, all published by West ...

Deputy Dogs stops by CECI

The Children’s Education Center of the Islands recently made new friends through the Deputy Dogs program, involving the nonprofit Compassionate Cops and Lee County Sheriff's Office. The students learned about the importance of peacefully cohabitating with everyone and everything in the ...