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Army Corps announces LOSOM PDT meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's Jacksonville District announced a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting scheduled for Aug. 25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. “The purpose of the August 25 Project Delivery Team Meeting is to kick off Iteration 3 ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Aug. 29: 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: SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobic Exercise will be held on Aug. 25 from 9 to 10 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own weights (optional). Cost is $5. SENIOR AEROBIC EXERCISE Senior Aerobic ...

Sanibel Recreation Center closed today and Saturday

The city of Sanibel reported that on the evening of Aug. 19, it was was advised that a participant who had utilized the Sanibel Recreation Center that day had tested positive for COVID-19. The center is closed today to all programs and services while the facility is disinfected. It will remain ...

TBE to offer discount to residents throughout September

During the month of September, Tarpon Bay Explorers will provide a 25 percent discount to Lee, Charlotte and Collier county residents for several rentals and tours. The discount applies to rentals of kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and bicycles, plus its Hobie fishing kayaks, pontoons and all ...

Mosquito control set for the islands

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel and Captiva. The district reported that the following areas will be treated for adult mosquitoes from between sunset today and 2 a.m. Aug. 20 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks: - From South Seas Plantation ...

‘Ding’ Darling Day at Lakes Park taking shape

To further its mission to reach and connect with underserved urban communities, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will migrate its 33rd annual “Ding” Darling Day celebration on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to Lakes Park in Fort Myers. In partnership with the “Ding” ...

Shellcast episode goes fly fishing with Zeigler

The new episode of Shellcast heads to Sanibel’s Blind Pass Beach for a lesson in fly fishing. In Episode 11, “Fly fishing with Norm Zeigler and his Schminnow,” Zeigler talks about why Blind Pass Beach is one of the best places in Southwest Florida for fly fishing. He is an outdoor ...

County commission approves contracts for Sanibel Causeway project

On Aug. 17, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted to award contracts for engineering services for enhancements to Sanibel Causeway Islands A and B and construction services for the shoreline stabilization of Island B. The contracts are part of a larger project. Plans approved by ...

Kelly: Algae, pressure on Caloosahatchee front-of-mind for Army Corps

Emphasizing that the current third iteration of the controversial Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) is still in flux, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District Commander Col. Andrew Kelly talked to members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce about ...