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Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for Coco y Cabana

On March 24, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated the November opening of Coco y Cabana boutique, at 2340 Periwinkle Way, Suite G2, Sanibel, with an official ribbon-cutting. The shop and its e-commerce site, cocoycabana.com, focus on couture women’s fashions, but ...

County commission approves grant for water quality, treatment research

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted on April 6 to accept a $180,000 Innovative Technologies Grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a water quality and treatment research project. The research, in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University and the ...

Army Corps ends LORS deviation releases

On April 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District reported that it will end advance releases as of April 10 that it had been making under the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Harmful Algal Bloom deviation. Releases to the Caloosahatchee will be reduced to 1,000 cubic ...

County commission approves Strategic Planning priorities

On April 6, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the consensus direction set at its annual Strategic Planning Workshop held earlier this year that identifies priorities for Fiscal Year 2021-22. The workshop was held on Feb. 23 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort. At the ...

Play for P.I.N.K. raises over $47,000 for research

It was a picture perfect morning on March 26 at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club as 68 golfers dressed in pink teed-off in the Dunes Women’s Golf Association’s Play for P.I.N.K. tournament. Although half the field of previous years due to COVID safety policies, the generosity of the local ...

CROW presents next weekly Virtual Speaker Series program

Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Virtual Speaker Series will continue on April 13 at 4 p.m. with “Shy Wolf Sanctuary: To Heal Hearts and Minds Through Rescue, Sanctuary and Education” with Debbie LoVerde, community education coordinator for the Shy ...

Zonta looks back on ‘Peek Repurposed’

The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva has received positive comments like “It was way more fun than I expected” and “Island artists really stepped up for Zonta” about its recent fundraiser. The club reported that it is looking back at the “Peek at the Unique 2021 Repurposed” with ...

TCH to hold monthly Arts and Crafts Fair

The Community House will host a free Arts and Crafts Fair on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrating spring and life on the islands, it will fulfill attendees' yearnings for handmade arts, crafts and treasures of all kinds. Talented vendors have been specially selected to participate. On ...

Florida Junior Duck Stamp judging

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the Junior Duck Stamp Contest judging for Florida takes place every year at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The program was born on the islands, thanks to the creativity of art teacher Jaye Boswell ...

Army Corps to reduce Lake Okeechobee releases

On April 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District reported that it would reduce Lake Okeechobee releases to coastal estuaries beginning April 3 in an effort to slow the lake’s recession rate. Releases to the Caloosahatchee will be reduced to 1,200 cubic feet per second ...