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County commissioners approve toll transponder agreement

On Nov. 17, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners ed to approve an agreement to allow motorists to use E-ZPass transponders — widely used along the East Coast and beyond — to drive on Lee County toll roads. The E-ZPass toll network includes 18 states throughout the Northeast and ...

Biography of Gonzalez released

New Spring Press recently announced the release of “The Maverick M.D. — Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez and His Fight for a New Cancer Treatment.” It is the authorized biography of Gonzalez, a Sanibel resident until his death in 2015, written by award-winning author Mary Swander. The 408-page book ...

SCCF: Highlights of 2020 coastal wildlife nesting seasons

The 2020 nesting season was truly remarkable, with record sea turtle nest counts, three different species of both sea turtles and shorebirds nesting on our beaches, and several exciting research projects underway. It was certainly a productive and memorable year for SCCF’s Coastal Wildlife ...

BIG ARTS to host movie night to benefit F.I.S.H.

BIG ARTS will host a Family Movie Night on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in its Christensen Performance Hall, showing the critically-acclaimed Australian children’s film titled “H is for Happiness.” “H is for Happiness” is a joyful, fun and meaningful film about the power of optimism and the ...

Monthly exhibit at TCH

During the month of December, local artists and Sanibel-Captiva Art League members Joan Tangren Reynolds and Kathy Taylor will exhibit their work at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The public can view their pieces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. The exhibit is also ...

Chamber of commerce celebrates opening of Savoury Spoon

On Nov. 13, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated new member Savoury Spoon’s opening on Oct. 26 with a ribbon cutting at its location in the Bailey Center on Sanibel. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the eatery offers dine-in, take-out, curbside ...

13th Annual Turkey Drop and Roll scheduled

The 13th Annual Turkey Drop and Roll will take place on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at 1417 Jamaica Drive, Sanibel. Organizers reported that things will be a little different this year. In order to keep it safe, they are asking for cash or check donations instead of frozen turkeys; checks ...

CECI marks holiday with students, families

The Children’s Education Center of the Islands recently celebrated Halloween. In years past, CECI families and friends would father for a performance and costume parade. In light of COVID-19, that was not feasible this year. Only open to enrolled CECI students, families were instead invited ...

Historical village to participate in global annual event

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will take part in “Museum Store Sunday,” which is sponsored by the Museum Store Association, on Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entrance to the store is free, but the museum and village will be closed. “We will have a wide variety of merchandise ...