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Turner Beach Park reopens

On Jan. 12, the city of Sanibel reported that the Turner Beach Park Shoreline Stabilization Project was substantially complete, and that Turner Beach Park is now open. The city advised park visitors to use caution as workers could possibly be present at times to finish some details. The project ...

Visiting students explore Tarpon Bay, Sanibel refuge

On Jan. 4, students from the First Baptist Academy in Naples journeyed to Sanibel to spend the day exploring the J.N “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. During the winter term, the school allocates a week's worth of time to promote a particular interest of the students. The subject for ...

Outdoor classes focus on freshwater habitats

The Sanibel School’s fourth-grade classes recently visited the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Pick Preserve — located across the street — for a Habitat Study Field Trip. Led by SCCF Educator Richard Finkel, students in Julie Wappes’ and Daryl Peters’ classes observed and ...

A different journey: Hiking during wet conditions

The winter months invite increased visitation to the island and more frequent use of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's hiking trails. In recent years the trails, such as the Erick Lindblad Preserve trails, were either dry or drying out by January. However, as a result of the active ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: PAINTING WITH SISSI Painting with Sissi will take place today, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $65 for members and $70 for non-members; includes canvas, acrylic paint, paint brushes and inspiration ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to hold meeting

The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold a meeting on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The featured speaker is Kali Spurgin, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Division of Marine Fisheries Management. She will discuss the state of the fishery in Southwest Florida and major ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: CURRENT EVENTS Current Events will be held on Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobics will be held on Jan. 13 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own ...

New fee required at Sanibel Public Boat Ramp

The city of Sanibel reported that effective Jan. 4, a new $20 Boat Ramp Facility Use Fee is required at the Sanibel Public Boat Ramp, at 888 Sextant Drive, Sanibel. The fee is good at the ramp only and is required for all facility users without a valid Sanibel Boat Ramp Permit from the city. ...