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Sanibel City Council talks facilities, plus COVID

The Sanibel City Council discussed the Center4Life, Sanibel Police Department and Sanibel Recreation Center at its recent meeting, as well as canceled COVID-19 related restrictions. On May 4, Mayor Holly Smith explained that the initial plan for the C4L relocation and police department ...

Be a citizen scientist and report sightings

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation announced a new way for the public to report in-water sightings of healthy sea turtles. It is intended for use by boaters, captains and others who see them in the waters around the region. The data collected from the citizen science project will help ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - May 16: Homemade chicken pot pie 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 ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: CURRENT EVENTS Current Events will be held on May 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. PAINTING WITH FRIENDS Painting with Friends will be held on May 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring you own supplies to paint. No instruction ...

Annual Ride of Silence planned for islands

The Sanibel Bicycle Club, Billy's Bikes and Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen will host the annual Ride of Silence for the islands on May 19 at 7 p.m. leaving from the restaurant, at 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The worldwide event takes place on the third Wednesday of May every year. Club ...

TBE to remain open during parking lot improvements

Construction recently began to build a new parking lot for the Tarpon Bay recreation area. The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge was able to set aside funding in order to complete the anticipated project, Tarpon Bay Explorers — the refuge’s recreational concession that ...

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. May 7 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks: - East end from the Sanibel Lighthouse west ...

Legion serves up lunch for group of veterans, first responders

American Legion Post 123 recently hosted the Southwest Florida chapter of Heroes on the Water, following the nonprofit's paddling visit to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. An organization dedicated to healing veterans and first responders, the local chapter organized a ...

CIHS airs local film on history of mullet

On March 8, an audience seated in golf carts and folding chairs enjoyed the acclaimed WGCU documentary, “Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish,” in the fresh-air environment of McCarthy's Marina on Captiva. After a tribute presented by Captiva Island Historical Society President Tom Libonate for ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to hold meeting

The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold a meeting on May 13 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The featured speaker is author, environmentalist, rod designer and angler Jerry Kustich. He founded Sweetgrass Rods in Butte, Montana, in 2006 with Glenn Brackett. Kustich has authored several books, all published by West ...