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Island school taking annual student musical online

The Sanibel School's performing arts students will put on a virtual performance of a Disney classic, with a twist, this week and the community is invited to secure their tickets and enjoy the show. On June 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m., the youths will present “Disney's Aladdin Jr.” Tickets are ...

Dock puts Cayo Costa management plan on hold

Whether Cayo Costa State Park visitors will continue to be able to access the barrier island’s south side via ferry remains in limbo. A vote before the Acquisition and Restoration Council that had been set for June 11 in Tallahassee has been postponed while the Florida Department of ...

Working group seeks to make Sanibel a model in climate policy

On May 21, Lee County Chapter of the Climate Reality Project co-founder Bob Moore and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Environmental Policy Director James Evans hosted the first meeting of the Renewable Energy Working Group, according to the SCCF. The meeting brought together a ...

County library system providing 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 - June 11: Beginning Basic Genealogy Research at 10 a.m. Seminar will cover the Ten Steps to Genealogical Research success and how to ...

Sanibel Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - June 9: Sanibel Fire and Rescue District monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at Station 171, at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. For more information or the agenda, visit www.sanibelfire.com. - June 15: Sanibel City Council special meeting at 5 p.m. ...

King mackerel landed

Dom Scafidi, of Pine Island, was fishing off of the Causeway Reef near Sanibel on May 26 at approximately 11:30 a.m. when he hooked a king mackerel. Once the reel started screaming, it took him about 10 minutes to land the monster keeper, which weighed approximately 60 pounds. He was with Mike ...

Captiva Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - June 15: Captiva Island Fire Control District monthly meeting at 4 p.m. at the fire station, at 14981 Captiva Drive, Captiva. For more information or the agenda, visit captivafire.com.

Local businesses giving back

Community Housing and Resources hosts a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations, with the location donating a percentage of its daily sales to CHR. The next one will take place on June 16 at Joey’s Custard, Savoury Spoon, Tips and Toez Nail Salon and Whims in the ...

Progressive Club to hold monthly meeting

The Progressive Club of the Islands will hold its virtual monthly meeting on June 17 at 4 p.m. The guest speakers are John Cassani and K.C. Schulberg from the Calusa Waterkeeper. They will provide current information on the status of regional alga blooms, as well as discuss how the community ...

Business Notes

SCBWA TO HOLD NETWORKING EVENT The Sanibel Captiva Business Women's Association will host Tips & Sips on June 16 at 6 p.m. at MudBugs Cajun Kitchen, at 1473 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Melanie Holliday, local project manager with Rapid Response Team, will share tips on being prepared for ...