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DOH-Lee rescinds multiple red tide health alerts

Today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County rescinded health alerts for the red tide bloom near Lighthouse Beach Park, Tarpon Bay Road Beach Access, Bonita Springs Beach Park, Lover’s Key State Park and Lynn Hall Beach Park. According to the DOH-Lee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife ...

Refuge to mark Earth Day with free activities

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is throwing a free Earth Day at the refuge celebration on April 22. It will feature no-fee admission to Wildlife Drive for cyclists and hikers, free guided tours, paint-a-longs and on-your-own activities. In compliance with pandemic ...

Offshore Sailing School holding getaway contest

With a location at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva, the Offshore Sailing School is hosting the Great Sailing Getaway Contest for a one-week vacation, while learning to sail or bareboat charter. The grand prize is tuition for up to four students — minimum age 7 with adult — for ...

USCG announces new law requiring cut-off switches

Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress. The ECOS and ECOSL prevent runaway vessels and the threats they ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to kick off online fundraiser

The Sanibel FlyFishers will launch its virtual Annual Spring Fundraiser on April 5 at noon to benefit the endowed scholarship fund the club created for Florida Gulf Coast University's Water School. The event will feature an online auction and raffle with over 25 prizes. There are guided ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: CURRENT EVENT Current Events will be held on March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. SENIOR AEROBICS Senior Aerobics will be held on March 24 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own ...

Health alert issued for two areas on Sanibel

Today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County notified the public of red tide blooms near Tarpon Bay Road Beach Access and Lighthouse Beach Park on Sanibel. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms, such as eye, nose and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. ...