The 13th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., originally scheduled as a hybrid virtual and in-person event on Oct. 23, 2021, is now completely virtual. The change to an all virtual event was made out of an abundance of caution and care for participants and islanders due to the ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases.
Complimentary Skin Cancer Screening Wednesday, October 13th 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Sanibel Recreation Center
Harris Dermatology will be offering a complimentary skin cancer screening at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Wednesday, October 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Screenings are quick and easy. The exam is a non-invasive, visual inspection of exposed areas of the body that will be done after a brief medical history is completed. No appointment or registration necessary – walk-ins are welcome. Face masks are required.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call the Sanibel Recreation Center at (239) 472-0345 or visit our website at www.mysanibel.com
The City of Sanibel has received from Lee County updated communications related to the Shoreline Stabilization Project currently underway on Sanibel Causeway Island B.
The Sanibel Causeway Island B Shoreline Stabilization Project addresses chronic erosion of the San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound shorelines of the Causeway. The project consists of clearing exotic vegetation along the shoreline, excavating some existing stone which will be reused, placement of new beach sand and construction of “T-Groins”. A T-Groin is a structure built perpendicular to the shoreline and is used to capture sand preventing it from eroding off the beach.
The contractor will work first on the Pine Island Sound side of the island then move to the San Carlos Bay side of the island. Areas of Island B will be restricted during the construction of the shoreline stabilization project. The project is expected to be complete by spring 2022.
As part of its 40th-anniversary celebration, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge will roll out its exclusive, limited-edition Wild Daze Ale on Dec. 4 starting at 4 p.m. at the Fort Myers Brewing Co. in Fort Myers. The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s Wildlife on Wheels mobile interactive experience will be onsite, along with food trucks and other special goings-on.
JJ Taylor Companies will distribute canned Wild Daze Ale on Sanibel and Captiva only for the first year. The brew will be available with a limited window of about six months after its rollout.
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill and Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel and the ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa on Captiva will sell the beer, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the conservation, research, education and land acquisition efforts at the Sanibel refuge. The DDWS is planning island rollout events in partnership with Bailey’s and Doc Ford’s, with the dates to be announced.
Chaired by April Boehnen with the DDWS, the Wild Daze Committee commissioned native Miami Latina artist Emily Alvarez to design the label for the canned beer.
For more information, visit dingbeer.com or contact Boehnen at 239-472-1100, ext. 4.