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Manatee mural migrates to elementary school

For the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's inaugural Artist-in-Residence program in 2019, visiting artist Ed Anderson created a manatee mural with the PACE Center for Girls Lee County. Since then, it has been located in the same outdoor hallway with the America's Best Restroom ...

UF-CSS, SCCF announce strategic collaboration

Recognizing the importance of water quality as a component of South Florida’s current and future economy and quality of life, the University of Florida’s new Center for Coastal Solutions and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation have entered into a collaboration to address coastal water ...

Coral honeysuckle draws pollinators

It is always a welcome surprise when the peachy-red blooms of the coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens var.) start to appear. Dangling on the end of twining stems, many pollinators are drawn to the blooms’ nectar, including butterflies and hummingbirds. By late summer and fall, small red ...

FWC wants input on snook, redfish and spotted seatrout

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has directed staff to gather public input on the future management of snook, redfish and spotted seatrout in the area of Southwest Florida where they are currently catch-and-release only. Beginning in August 2018, the FWC made a series of ...

‘Art by the disABLEd’ returns to BIG ARTS

BIG ARTS is welcoming back “Art by the disABLEd” to its Dunham Family Gallery. Open now through May 30, the exhibition features works by artists with special abilities in Lee Health’s Arts in Healthcare program. “Art by the disABLEd” displays the beauty of their art and helps ...

Captiva fire commissioners discuss landing sites for EMS

The Captiva Island Fire Control District's commission received an update on landing zone options for the EMS helicopter and approved a retainer with a law firm if a property were to become available. At the April 13 meeting, Fire Chief Jeff Pawul reported that he has been working to get ...

Ocean Tribe Paddlers offers opportunity to enjoy water

Through monthly paddling meet-ups on local waters, Ocean Tribe Paddlers club members gather on paddleboards and kayaks to enjoy the ocean together. Paddling in San Carlos Bay, mangrove bayou at Bowman’s Beach and through the winding Sanibel canals, paddlers set out each month to experience ...

Alphabet cone found on Sanibel

Gretta Kocourek, 11, of Chanhassan, Minnesota, found an alphabet cone on April 1 while digging deep in the sand with her sisters near Fulgur Street on Sanibel. Her family reported that she was very exited to find the beautiful shell and loves going to the beach. She has enjoyed a trip with her ...

Sanibel Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - May 4: Sanibel City Council meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For more information or the agenda, visit www.mysanibel.com.

Monthly exhibit at TCH

During the month of May, local artists and Sanibel-Captiva Art League members Carol Dallas and Michael Moukious will exhibit their work at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The public can view their pieces from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The exhibit is also available ...