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BIG ARTS Talking Points to address individual action on climate change

Climate change — sometimes referred to as global warming — has gone from a speculative concern to a widely-accepted scientific fact. Governments from the national to the local level are trying to anticipate the impact that climate change will have on our way of life, from sea level rise to ...

Refuge to celebrate International Women’s Day

A film about Rachel Carson and the announcement of a new endowed conservation fund for girls will virtually celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The global observance, which began in 1911, applauds the social, economic, ...

SCCF to host program on Florida fire

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host its final virtual Evenings at the Homestead on March 9 at 7 p.m. via Zoom for an engaging presentation on fire in Florida's ecosystems. “Florida Needs Fire!” will be presented by Reed Noss, with the Florida Institute for Conservation ...

SanCap Cares announces annual event, presenting sponsor

SanCap Cares recently announced that The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company will again serve as the presenting sponsor of its Island Celebration — a live streamed virtual fundraiser set for March 28, with a theme of “Resilience” — that will benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital of ...

New videos available on Sanibel historical museum site

The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village has added educational entertainment to its Website. Recently, the Gavin brothers — Eugene and Ken — talked about black history on Sanibel during a Volunteer Update event. Officials described the program as both information and, at times, ...

Sanibel library provides digital archives to view

The Sanibel Public Library reported that its digital archives are now online. The library is seeking stories, photos, videos of people and places of Sanibel and Captiva for the archive. With over a thousand items, the ever-growing collection is a peek into the past. From the first homesteaders ...

WoW school debut a huge success

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's new Wildlife on Wheels urban mobile classroom made its first school visit recently at Tice Elementary School. From the students, to the refuge education team and ...

County library system provides virtual programming

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: ADULT PROGRAMS - Today, Feb. 24: Virtual Book Discussion for Adults at 10 a.m. Calling all readers! A live virtual book discussion for adults. There ...

EDO director reports sunny outlook for county, islands this year

Indicators such as building permitting, airport ratings, real estate prices and inventory, and new construction demonstrate the return to a robust economy, Lee County Economic Development Office Director John Talmage told members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce at a ...

Pederson receives P.E.O. grant named for Dietz

The Sanibel Chapter FV of P.E.O. International chose Bailley Pederson to receive a $1,000 grant named in the memory of chapter member Emma Lou “Emy” Dietz who passed away in 2020. Dietz’s family requested that donations in her memory be made to the chapter. A member for over 60 years, ...