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F.I.S.H., Lee Health to host COVID-related program

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and Lee Health will provide a virtual presentation, “An Overview of the COVID-19 Vaccines and Isolation During the Pandemic,” on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. via the WebEx platform. Lee Health Medical Director of Epidemiology/Infection Prevention Dr. Mary B. Saunders will ...

BIG ARTS opens new gift shop

BIG ARTS recently announced the opening of its new, main lobby gift shop. The shop features one-of-a-kind gifts handmade by local artists and craftspeople. Comprised of Jan Jaeger, Libby Carpenter, Mary Elizabeth Snyder and Anni Wellauer, the shop management team conducted an exhaustive search ...

RECON weather station back up, running

The River, Estuary, and Coastal Observation Network was established by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in 2007 to enhance the monitoring of water quality in the Caloosahatchee River and the surrounding estuary. RECON currently consists of seven water-quality sites and one offshore ...

Shell museum names new executive director

On behalf of the board of trustees for the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sam Ankerson has been selected as the new executive director for the museum, effective March 15. As deputy director, chief operating officer and special projects director at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm ...

Wessel honored as Conservationist of the Year at annual conference

Rae Ann Wessel, retired natural resource policy director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, received the 2021 Conservationist of the Year Award at the recent 36th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference. Wessel was on staff at the SCCF from 2006 to 2020 and currently serves on ...

Chamber celebrates opening of new Blue Giraffe location

On Feb. 5, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated the December opening of the Blue Giraffe’s second location at 1100 Par View Drive, adjacent to the Sanibel Island Golf Course Shop. Under the ownership of Geoffrey and Flavia Letendre, the restaurant has been serving ...

Kingfisher donates to CROW

Kingfisher Real Estate recently donated $1,250 to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife to further assist with CROW's efforts to save wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care, research, education and conservation medicine.

Beach campfire permits for Sanibel see uptick

With the rise in outdoor activities due to COVID-19, the Sanibel Fire and Rescue District saw a 20 percent increase in beach campfire permits issued for the 2020-21 season compared to 2019-20. “We love that visitors, or our seasonal residents, can take advantage of a unique experience here ...

Historical Village spotlights some of its volunteers

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has approximately 120 volunteers who perform a variety of functions to keep the museum operating as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The following are some of the volunteers who visitors may meet: - A long-time volunteer, Jeri Magg became a ...

Zonta announces dates for ‘Peek Repurposed’

An islands favorite since 2002, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva's annual “Peek at the Unique” home tour has brought in more money every year, allowing the club to distribute — through its foundation — over $1 million in grants to local organizations whose work seeks to empower women ...