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Junonia found on Sanibel

Denise Nicholson, of Continental, Ohio, found a junonia on April 26 at about 3 p.m. by Blind Pass. Always finding pieces of the coveted shell, it is the first time she has found a whole one. She reported that she and her husband, Jeff, had arrived at the beach about 10 minutes earlier when she ...

School district to offer summer learning programs

The School District of Lee County will again offer summer extended learning this year. Elementary Teaching and Learning Director Dr. Bethany Quisenberry said it is their biggest opportunity for expanded learning for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. The district will invite all ...

Alphabet cones, moon snails found on Sanibel

Bennette Elizabeth Anderson, of Bexley, Ohio, found two alphabet cones on April 22 during her morning beach walk on Sanibel. One shell was located near Gulf Pines and the second was located near the Blue Dolphin Cottages. A few days later, Anderson found two colorful moon snails. She has been ...

Sanibel Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - May 11: Sanibel Planning Commission meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For more information or the agenda, visit www.mysanibel.com. - May 12: Sanibel Fire and Rescue District monthly meeting at ...

Captiva Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - May 10: Captiva Erosion Prevention District monthly meeting at 1 p.m. in the Ding Darling Room at the 'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa, at 15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva, and via Zoom. For more information or the agenda, visit ...

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 May 5 on at Coco y Cabana, MacIntosh Books and Paper, Priscilla’s of Sanibel, T2 ...

Business Notes

CHAMBER TO HOST VIRTUAL BUSINESS MEETING The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its next virtual business meeting on May 12 starting at noon via Zoom. South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - May 6: Open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - May 9: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. - May 11: General meeting at 6 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with steak sandwiches on ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: CURRENT EVENTS Current Events will be held on May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. PAINTING WITH FRIENDS Painting with Friends will be held on May 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring you own supplies to paint. No instruction ...

Shell museum unveils OctoCam to view resident octopus

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel recently announced the launch of its “OctoCam” — a live-stream view of its newest star attraction, the giant Pacific octopus. The OctoCam enables viewers to watch the octopus in its aquarium in real-time online at ...