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UPDATE: Annual Islands Night rescheduled; tickets still valid

UPDATE: The Annual Sam Bailey's Islands Night scheduled for June 16, featuring the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels versus the Lakeland Flying Tigers, was postponed due to rain. Islands Night has been rescheduled for the June 30 game against the Bradenton Marauders. Tickets to the rained out game will ...

Sawfish caught, released on Sanibel

Lucas Pierce, of Newark, Ohio, hooked a sawfish on June 9 at about 8 p.m. in front of the Pointe Santo condos on West Gulf Drive on Sanibel. He reported that it took over an hour to reel in the fish, which was then safety released. The sawfish was about 10 feet in length and at least 300 ...

Sanibel Sea School Kicks off Summer Camp with Shark Week

In its first summer camp since 2019, the Sanibel Sea School was thrilled to kick off the summer on June 7 with “Bonnethead Week — Swimmin’ with the Sharks,” a weeklong camp for ages 6-13. With COVID safety protocols in place, staff welcomed 24 campers to the campus on Sanibel's east ...

Free guided refuge tours on tap for summer

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is set to relaunch its free tours program for the summer, which will run from June 20 through Aug. 7. Staff continues to limit the outdoor tours to 10 or fewer. There is no set schedule for the tours; those interested should monitor the ...

Co-Ed Softball League

The summer Co-Ed Softball League has the following games scheduled for June 16 at the Sanibel Ball Fields at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel: - Sanibel Carts vs. Whitney's at 6:30 p.m. - Doc Ford's Sea Dogs vs. Sanibel Carts at 7:35 p.m. The scores from ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - June 20: Prime rib dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with steak sandwiches on Fridays and tacos on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials and half-pound burgers. In ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobic Exercise will be held on June 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Cost is $5. LIVING LIFE CURRENTLY Living Life Currently will meet June 17 at 1 ...

UPDATE: DOH-Lee rescinds red tide health alerts

UPDATE: Today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County rescinded a health alert for the red tide bloom near South Seas Plantation on Captiva, along with an alert for Lovers Key State Park. According to the DOH-Lee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Website reported ...

F.I.S.H. announces annual 10K, shares Hortoon’s log

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will host its 13th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. on Oct. 23, in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club. Planning is in beginning stages and additional details are forthcoming. As in years past, Hortoon's creator Dave Horton designed the event logo depicting his ...

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the following areas will be treated for adult mosquitoes from between sunset today and 2 a.m. June 12 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks: - East end from Sanibel Lighthouse west ...