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County library system providing virtual programs

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: ADULT PROGRAMS - Nov. 16: Small Business Series: Becoming a Lee County Vendor at 2 p.m. Considering doing business with Lee County? Participants in ...

New stations encourage citizen science

Recently, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge installed three Chronolog stations at the Wildlife Education Boardwalk, Mangrove Overlook and Tarpon Bay Explorers. The Chronolog citizen science project consists of photo stations where visitors can capture and email photos taken ...

Virtual Evenings at the Homestead scheduled

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently announced this year's Evenings at the Homestead speaker series. While the events will be held virtually, they are free of charge. - Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.: “Florida’s Living Dinosaurs: Monitoring Florida’s Endangered Leatherback Sea ...

LWV of Sanibel to host virtual program

The League of Women Voters of Sanibel will hold a Zoom presentation on Nov. 18 at noon with Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle. He will share his experience and knowledge, and the league will ask him for a wrap-up of the ins and outs of this election cycle. There will also be time ...

Progressive Club to hold monthly meeting

The Progressive Club of the Islands will hold its virtual monthly meeting on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bob Schaeffer, president of Fair Districts Now — the Florida statewide redistricting reform organization — and treasurer of the Progress Florida Education Institute. He ...

WoW exhibit artwork in the making

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Wildlife on Wheels (WoW) Education Team is getting geared up for its fall travels to under-served schools and other venues around the five-county area. To make a tax-deductible donation to support the project, contact “Ding” Darling ...

Guidance on cane toads, preventing pet-toad conflicts

Due to the recent high volume of rainfall on Sanibel, many amphibian species which depend on seasonal rains have become more visible. One is the highly invasive cane toad (Rhinella marina), also known as bufo or marine toads. Cane toads were first documented on Sanibel in 2013 during a routine ...

Applications being taken for Sanibel Vegetation Committee

The Sanibel City Council is accepting applications for the Sanibel Vegetation Committee. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, responsibilities may be altered to comply with current CDC and Florida Health Department guidance. The responsibilities of the members typically include: - Attend committee ...

SCC to host Surviving The Holidays

Sanibel Community Church will offer GriefShare Surviving The Holidays on Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center, at 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Open to the public, it will feature a video with a book, discussion and support. Masks will be required. For more ...

Pfeifer Realty Group presents top producers for month

Pfeifer Realty Group recently named its top producers for the month of September. Kerri Maw was the top sales and top listing agent. Originally from New Jersey, she is a full-time real estate professional and Realtor and year-round Sanibel resident. Maw moved to the island with her family in ...