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City reports on operation hours, refuse collection

The city of Sanibel's Administrative Offices will be closed on Dec. 24-25 in observance of Christmas and will resume regular operating hours on Dec. 28. In addition, the Administrative Offices will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's and will resume regular operating ...

Talk about a lateral hazard

Adele Anish, of Jersey, recently shared a photograph taken a couple of years ago of an alligator lying next to a lateral water hazard stake at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. She also shared an old photograph of “Big Al” also taken at The Dunes. An island snowbird, Anish has ...

Health alert issued for Lighthouse Beach Park

Today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County notified the public of a red tide bloom near Lighthouse Beach Park on Sanibel. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms, such as eye, nose and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. Some individuals with breathing ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobics will be held on Dec. 16 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own weights optional. A $5 donation is suggested. PAINTING WITH ...

Health alert issued for South Seas Plantation beach access

On Dec. 7, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) notified the public of a red tide bloom near South Seas Plantation beach access. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms, such as eye, nose and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. Some ...

SCCF to host program on smalltooth sawfish

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will host its next virtual series of Evenings at the Homestead via Zoom on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on the smalltooth sawfish. “Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?: The Plight of the Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish and What is ...

Resident, Sanibel Sports to host Toys for Tots drive

A donation drive for Toys for Tots will be held on Dec. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sanibel. Ralph Quillen, a year-round island resident and volunteer coach at Sanibel Sports, explained that he organizes a toy drive every year during the holiday season to help those in the local ...

DDWS provides update on refuge

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge recently reported that the front Information Desk and Refuge Nature Store have reopened in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor & Educator Center. All hands-on exhibits in the center, however, are still ...

Channel dredging near Shell Harbor

On Dec. 7, the city commenced dredging of the entrance channel to the Shell Harbor subdivision. The channel will remain open for use during dredging; however, there may be short periods of time when boat traffic will need to be stopped. Boaters are advised to be alert and aware of the ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to hold meeting

The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold a meeting on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Featured speaker Dr. J. Bruce Neill will present “An Overview of Major Food Items for Snook, Sea Trout, and Redfish.” He is co-founder and emeritus executive director of the Sanibel Sea School. Growing up in Miami, ...