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‘Ding’ introduces new STAR teacher

June 14, 2017 Sara Hallas, who teaches environmental science within the Lee County School District, became the latest STAR teacher at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge last Monday. more »»

‘Ding’ welcomes three new YCC students

June 14, 2017 Three high school students were hired at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge last week as part of their annual YCC (Youth Conservation Corps) program. more »»

Clinic’s Wildlife Tour provides in-depth look at its operation

June 14, 2017 Last Wednesday the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife Visitor Education Center filled with all ages as they waited for the “Opossums at CROW” program to begin. more »»

Charter review, traffic on Council agenda

June 14, 2017 The initial time table has been pushed back for the formation of the Charter Review Committee. more »»

BIG ARTS, Historical Museum leases discussed

June 14, 2017 Initial negotiations regarding the contracts of BIG ARTS and lease of the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village were discussed during last week’s City Council meeting. more »»

Council provides updates on water quality issues

June 14, 2017 The mayor shared during last week’s City Council meeting that the governor vetoed two of the island’s projects regarding water quality improvements. more »»

Scholarships given to city employees’ kids

June 14, 2017 Two scholarships were given last week for the Employee Dependent Scholarship Program during the City Council meeting. more »»

Nesting loggerheads face many obstacles at Cayo Costa

June 14, 2017 As the sun continued to rise higher in the sky, three volunteers departed from Bokeelia with the Cayo Costa State Park work crew Friday morning to patrol seven-miles of beach on the Gulf of Mexico... more »»

Manatee grass washes on shores of Sanibel beaches

June 14, 2017 Residents and visitors may have noticed something white while strolling the beaches recently. More than two weeks ago sun-dried manatee grass made an appearance at three separate locations. D. more »»

Great-horned owl moved to outside enclosure at CROW

June 14, 2017 A great-horned owl that was found caught in a soccer net in Lehigh Acres was admitted to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife May 31. more »»

City plans next Center 4 Life workshop

June 14, 2017 The next workshop in regards to the next steps for the Center 4 Life building will take place in September after the City Council goes through this year’s budget process. more »»

Cooking classes on tap at the Community House

June 7, 2017 Beginning this month, Resident Chef Jarred Harris will have cooking classes on tap at the Community House all summer long. more »»

Free summer programs at ‘Ding’ begin Wednesday

June 7, 2017 Due to federal hiring freeze and budget cuts, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will offer its annual free summer programs in lieu of their Nature Explorers Summer Day Camp. more »»

Staying fit: Island Seniors offers fitness classes five days a week

June 7, 2017 The Island Seniors offers a lineup of four different classes throughout the week guaranteed to meet everyone’s fitness needs. more »»

Island estimated property valuations increase

June 7, 2017 The City of Sanibel property values have once again risen, an estimated 5.87 percent, over last year. more »»

City educates public on hurricane preparedness

June 7, 2017 The latest forecast for hurricane season predicts there will be four hurricanes, with two being a category three or higher, according to the City of Sanibel Weather Consultant Dave Roberts. more »»

SCCF partners with Conservancy of SW FL to tag green sea turtles

June 7, 2017 This year the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has partnered with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida to begin tagging green sea turtle. more »»

Ambu Yoga celebrates second anniversary

June 7, 2017 A yoga instructor, who has felt a huge connection with the environment for some time, is celebrating her studio’s second year anniversary this weekend with complimentary classes. more »»

CECI now accepting 12 month olds

June 7, 2017 Due to the demand, the Children’s Education Center of the Islands is now accepting 12-month-olds. more »»

Shorebird nesting season off to a late start

June 7, 2017 Although the shorebird nesting season — snowy plover, Wilson’s plover and killdeer — is off to a late start, each have had hatchlings and currently have active nests. more »»



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