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Students document seasonal changes at Pick Preserve

Fourth-grade students at The Sanibel School recently observed and documented nature's seasonal and cyclical changes within the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Pick Preserve with SCCF Educator Richard Finkel. They were excited to see how seasonal changes in Florida differ from the ...

Sanibel school names monthly winner

The Sanibel School's Do The Right Thing award winner for March is eighth-grader Carter Koehler. A second-time winner of the award, he was recognized this time for being brave and addressing classmates who were displaying disrespect. Officials reported that Carter educated his classmates on the ...

F.I.S.H. distributes more than 400 Easter baskets

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva reported that it distributed a total of 417 holiday baskets — Easter Food Baskets, Easter Bunny Baskets and meals to seniors — this year thanks to its island partners. The dinner basket included everything needed for a festive holiday dinner, and the bunny ...

Summer fees for Wildlife Drive

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that admission fees for Wildlife Drive at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge remain the same after season's end. The $10 vehicle fee, however, holds good for three days of admission starting annually on May ...

Round Robin Tennis returns to rec center

The Sanibel Recreation Center is once again offering Round Robin Tennis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy tournament-style play and meet fellow tennis players in the process. Tennis Pro Joe McEntyre organizes the matches. Cost to play is $13.25 for members and $17.50 for ...

Green Readers picks next book selection

The Green Readers, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's nature-inspired book club, announced that April's book selection is “Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss” by Craig Pittman and Matthew Wait. With the recent changes that allow the ...

Sanibel Captiva Motor Club to hold monthly cruise-in

The Sanibel Captiva Motor Club will host its monthly Cruise-in, Cars and Coffee on May 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Periwinkle Place Shops, at 2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Club members gather to admire, show off and enjoy each other's special vehicles and fellowship. Marking its fifth season, ...

First quarter report

The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors released the first quarter market report for the islands for 2021. The figures are based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as of April 12.

Refuge welcomes new resident volunteers

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge offers a Resident Volunteer program to help with its staff shortfalls. Volunteers receive space and hook-ups for their RVs in exchange for their hours spent helping with maintenance, education and visitor services. In April, the refuge ...