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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 ...

Sanibel Recreation Center registering youth for Fun Day

Registration is open for a Fun Days on Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel. It will offer a variety of athletic games, arts and crafts, and games. Enrollment is available for kindergarteners through eighth-graders. Each ...

Calling gardeners

The Children’s Education Center of the Islands announced that teacher Christie Shiley recently received the title of a Master Gardener. She plans and implements the center's yearly “Garden Club,” which has become a highlight of its afternoon programming. With Shiley's guidance, the CECI ...

Fire lines being cleared on SCCF preserves

Work has begun on clearing fire lines on the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's properties, officials reported. Prescribed fire season typically begins in March or April and lasts until the rainy season begins. Fire lines provide access to the fire units that perform these burns and ...