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FWC seeks feedback on diamondback terrapin rules

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking input on proposed changes to diamondback terrapin rules. If approved, the proposed revisions will affect take, possession, transport and sale of diamondback terrapins. At the agency’s December meeting, commissioners approved ...

Sanibel Recreation Center closed on Friday

The city of Sanibel reported that it was advised this evening of a Sanibel Recreation Center staffer who tested positive for COVID-19. The staffer was on duty on Aug. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. The center will be closed on Aug. 27 for all programs and services, including the After-School Program, ...

Lee superintendent to address COVID questions today

A Facebook live presentation will be held by School District of Lee County Superintendent Dr. Ken Savage today to share information about COVID protocols and answer questions. Savage will hold the Facebook live event at noon on Aug. 25, which can either be watched live, or later on the ...

DDWS seeking artists, designers and fashionistas

In celebration of its 40th anniversary and to bring awareness to the importance of repurposing used items, educating about trash management and recycling appropriately, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge will host its second annual “Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion ...

Chamber institutes new COVID-19 measures

In light of recent coronavirus spikes locally, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce has placed a pause on in-person monthly luncheon meetings. “The board of directors has voted unanimously to hold off on physical business meetings for at least a couple of months,” chamber ...

Lee Health: COVID numbers ‘unprecedented’

New cases of COVID-19 are continuing to rise throughout Southwest Florida, and the region’s leading healthcare system is reporting record-shattering numbers by the day. On Aug. 24, Lee Health President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Larry Antonuuci, along with Pediatric Infectious Diseases ...

F.I.S.H. reports school supplies in high demand

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva thanked all of the volunteers who helped shop and assemble bags of supplies for its Back-to-School Supplies Drive for the 2021-22 school year. Items such as paper, glue sticks, pens, pencils, rulers and notebooks, as well as new socks and underwear for boys and girls ...

Refuge issuing free federal lands passes for students

As part of the federal Every Kid in a Park initiative, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel is participating by issuing free annual passes to fourth-grade and home-schooled students nationwide for the 2021-22 school year. The passes are available and valid through ...

‘Tween Waters celebrating 90 years with 90 free nights

To celebrate its first overnight guest in 1931, 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa announced a year-long Birthday Party — which will include awarding 90 days and nights to nine lucky winners. Under the theme of “90 is the new OMG!”, contest entrants will produce and submit a video — ...