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Shell Find: Junonia found on Sanibel

Erica Lowe, of Auburndale, found a junonia laying in the sand in knee-deep water on Aug. 20 at the Sanibel Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel. She reported that she often joins her mother, Sue Armstrong, on shelling trips on Sanibel as it is a great opportunity for spending time together while ...

Best Buddies to host annual fundraising competition

Best Buddies International recently announced its annual Champion of the Year Gala. Hosted by Best Buddies in Southwest Florida, it is an annual fundraising competition organized by staff and an Event Committee and Advisory Board, featuring a select group of individuals, professionals and ...

CROW Calendar of Events

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following: • Monday, Sept. 13 Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums at 11 a.m. Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the ...

Appalachian Road Show to performing at estates

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will host the acoustic ensemble, Appalachian Road Show, for the first Rhythm on the River performance of the season on Oct. 29 on the Ford lawn. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m. The group performs bluegrass and folk ...

F.I.S.H. to host monthly luncheon with speaker

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva is continuing its community-wide Friendly Faces Luncheon in a virtual format. Islanders can attend via the Zoom platform for games, conversation and guest speakers. The next one will take place on Sept. 21, featuring guest speaker Duane Shaffer from the Sanibel ...

Foundation collects thousands of school supplies for district

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools held its annual Back to School Supply Drive this summer at several participating locations throughout Lee County and at the foundation. The donations benefitted the foundation’s Education Resource Center, which provides Lee County School District ...

Lee County Domestic Animal Services to take part in Clear the Shelters

NBCUniversal Local and Telemundo are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive in September that helps find loving homes for animals in need. More than 551,000 pets have found their forever homes since 2015. To continue ...

Lighthouse of SWFL to host annual Dining in the Dark

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida will host its 11th Annual Dining in the Dark on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Dining in the Dark is a unique, sensory awareness experience which gives attendees a first-hand glimpse into the challenges of living with blindness or low vision, while raising much-needed ...

Ostego Bay Foundation to presents Master Naturalist Series

The Ostego Bay Foundation recently announced that it will host the Coastal Systems module of the University of Florida Master Naturalist Series every Monday beginning Sept. 13 for five weeks. Through classroom, field trip and practical experience, the module provides instruction on the general ...

Realtors attend convention, trade show

In August, several realtors with VIP Realty Group traveled to Orlando for the annual Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo. It is a time for industry leaders to share their success strategies and a chance for real estate professionals to network and boost their business opportunities.