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A moment with 'Ding'

June 16, 2020 This week we continue to honor the 75th anniversary of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with one of Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling’s Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

June 16, 2020 UPDATE: The Sanibel Planning Commission meeting scheduled for June 23 has been canceled. The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - June 23: Sanibel Planning Commission meeting at 9 a. more »»

Business Notes

June 16, 2020 San Cap Bank supports relief efforts, provides PPP loans Sanibel Captiva Community Bank recently announced a $100,00 charitable donation to help 11 Southwest Florida not-for-profit organizations... more »»

American Legion

June 16, 2020 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - June 18: Open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - June 21: Fish and shrimp from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

June 16, 2020 Check out the smartphone app, Polaris GPS, the GPS app is free for Android devices. Polaris GPS can be a useful tool for planning and tracking your route. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

June 16, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at more »»

COVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel

June 15, 2020 Lee County has 2,877 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 2,805 Florida residents and 72 non-residents — including 14 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

CROW to reopen center with safety protocols in place

June 12, 2020 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's AWC Visitor Education Center on Sanibel will reopen to the public on June 15 after being closed for two months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

Cristobal's winds, high tides wash away turtle nests

June 12, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that Tropical Storm Cristobal recently passed through the Gulf of Mexico delivering high winds and waves to the islands' shores and intensifying... more »»

TBE offering some tours under phase two reopening

June 12, 2020 On June 5, Tarpon Bay Explorers began offering Kayak and Standup Paddleboard tours, along with its Nature & Sealife Cruises. more »»

Hearing examiner extends final presentation on Eden Oak

June 12, 2020 On June 4, the Lee County Hearing Examiner granted an extension to move the final arguments from the Eden Oak applicant and staff from June 24 to Dec. 11. more »»

Meteorologist focuses on hurricane climate, forecasting changes

June 12, 2020 The National Hurricane Center is not seeing a change in number or intensity of tropical storms with climate changes, but the amount of water they drop has increased, NBC2 Chief Meteorologist Allyson... more »»

Early summer rains bringing on frog calls

June 12, 2020 Heavy rains brought about by Tropical Storm Cristobal started our wet season earlier than usual. more »»

City taking reservations for use of recreation center

June 11, 2020 As of today, the Sanibel Recreation Center is accepting reservations for lap swimming and the utilization of the weight room and outdoor tennis/pickleball courts beginning on June 15. more »»

Islands chamber names annual award winners

June 11, 2020 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of its four annual awards: Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, and Volunteer of the... more »»

Lee Health announces relaxed visitation restrictions

June 11, 2020 As of June 8, Lee Health is easing visitation restrictions while following strict guidelines that will continue to protect the safety of patients and staff during the coronavirus pandemi. more »»

Meals-by-F.I.S.H. program assists islanders

June 11, 2020 As uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 health crisis linger, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva continues to offer its services to those who live, work on or visit the islands. more »»

Nature Near You highlights backyard survival

June 11, 2020 The 10th week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School's e-newsletter, featured backyard activities to learn about survival skills. Through emails delivered at 9 a.m. more »»

City resumes sale of Sanibel dog licenses

June 11, 2020 The city's sale of Sanibel dog licenses has resumed at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The cost of a dog license is $10; proof of current rabies inoculation is required at the time of purchase. more »»

Bailey's donates proceeds from BYOB initiative

June 11, 2020 On May 28, Bailey’s General Store presented a check to Coastal Watch in support of its Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) conservation initiative. more »»



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