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Gulfside City Park accepts ‘A’ and ‘B’ parking passes

The city reported that based upon the adoption by the Sanibel City Council of Ordinance 21-001 and related council actions, “A” (resident and property owners) and “B” (non-resident, non-property owners) beach parking permits will be valid at the Gulfside City Park — formerly known as ...

Sanibel Captiva Trust walks for NAMI

Team members from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and The Naples Trust Company recently participated in the regional walk in Naples to raise awareness of mental illness for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). About 300 walkers and dozens of vendors came out to show their support.

USACE adjusts dry season release levels for Lake O

On Feb. 4, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District reported that it will reduce the planned increase in Lake Okeechobee releases to the Caloosahatchee Estuary from the original plan of 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 1,500 cfs from the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam (S-79). No ...

Junonia found on Captiva

Tara Cook-Littman, of Fairfield, Connecticut, found a junonia on Dec. 26 at about 7 a.m. near Osprey Way Drive on Captiva. Her shelling companions, 10-year-old niece Raia and 11-year-old nephew Lucas, were with her when she found it. Cook-Littman reported that during the family's vacation, she ...

The Community House

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

Anholt, LeBuff discuss ‘Shelling and Its Sanibel History’

Betty Anholt and Charles LeBuff spoke recently at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village on “Shelling and Its Sanibel History.” The audience was necessarily limited due to COVID-19 precautions, but the program was videotaped and is now available on the museum’s Website. LeBuff first ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to hold meeting

The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold a meeting on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The featured speaker is James Javaruski, the club’s 2020-21 scholarship recipient at the Florida Gulf Coast University’s Water School. He will talk about his research and activities this year. The club will also ...

Play for P.I.N.K. to benefit breast cancer research

The Dunes Women’s Golf Association is making plans for its annual Play for P.I.N.K. fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which will be held on March 27 at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club on Sanibel. With support from financial institutions, private foundations, artists and ...

Weeds & Seeds to offer virtual walks for native plant lovers

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Weeds & Seeds walks are — mostly — going virtual. Weeds & Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for native plants. A leader will be “on location,” highlighting plants from the field, while another ...

New refuge sign interprets mosquitos

One of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's unsung wildlife residents received its due last week when representatives from a partnership with the Lee County Mosquito Control District dedicated a new interpretive sign at the historic Colon's Point along Wildlife Drive. “The ...