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Virtual Sanibel Shell Show called a huge success

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club's 2021 Virtual Sanibel Shell Show held on March 5-6 on its YouTube Channel was a resounding success, organizers reported. The show was sponsored by the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, which joined 58 other sponsors in financially supporting the event and ...

CECI beach cleanup fundraiser to feature treats, prizes

The Easter Bunny will be on his way to Sanibel soon, and the Children’s Education Center of the Islands is seeking the public's help with cleaning the beach to ready for his springtime arrival. The CECI is inviting the community to help raise money to support the center's mission of ...

Last call for Kiwanis online auction

The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club announced that March 28 will be the last day to participate in its first-ever Kiwanis Online Silent Auction. Offering a wide-ranging selection of items, bidding will close at 6 p.m. and the winners will be determined. The auction features resort and hotel stays, ...

Shell museum set to hold 1st Annual Martinis and Mollusks

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is looking forward to hosting its 1st annual Martinis and Mollusks celebration, which will be held March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the facility, officials reported. The museum has planned an evening of cocktails, individually-packaged appetizers, ...

Tarpon tourney sold out, but wait list available

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the Ninth Annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament will take place on May 14, having been postponed from the 2020 date due to COVID-19. That means the prize purse is twice the original size, as all ...

Play for P.I.N.K. to kick off online auction

The Dunes Women’s Golf Association's annual Play for P.I.N.K. fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation will also feature a virtual auction from March 24 to March 27 at 6 p.m. The Play for P.I.N.K. Committee reported that the range of items include Coach purses, “Captain ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - March 17: Corned beef and cabbage - March 18: Open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - March 21: Homemade chicken pot pies from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with steak sandwiches on ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: CURRENT EVENTS Current Events will be held on March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. SENIOR AEROBICS Senior Aerobics will be held on March 17 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own ...

Sanibel school readies for annual golf classic

Spots are filling up quickly for the Sanibel School Fund's Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament, slated for May 15 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. The Sanibel School’s teachers, families and students hope that every resident of the islands will contribute to the critical ...

DOH-Lee rescinds multiple red tide health alerts

Today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County rescinded healths alert for the red tide bloom near Bonita Springs Beach Park, Little Hickory Island Beach Access, Lover’s Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach (Beach Access 13), Lynn Hall Beach Park, Lighthouse Beach Park and Tarpon Bay Road ...