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Number of COVID-19 cases increases on Sanibel

July 7, 2020 Lee County has 7,859 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 7,713 Florida residents and 146 non-residents — including 23 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»

Proclamation extends state of emergency, raises minimum age for masks

July 7, 2020 The city of Sanibel reported today that Mayor Kevin Ruane extended the city's declared state of emergency — originally declared in response to COVID-19 — until July 14, unless further extended. more »»

Status update from city of Sanibel

July 7, 2020 The city of Sanibel provided the following status update as of today. more »»

Island Store renovation project moving along

July 7, 2020 With the outside renovations to the Island Store done, interior work for the project has started. more »»

F.I.S.H. to offer Senior Boxes to combat isolation

July 7, 2020 Senior Boxes, a new offering through F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, will be distributed during August. F.I.S.H. more »»

Bailey's new bakery manager focuses on made-from-scratch items

July 7, 2020 Bailey’s General Store has been a staple on Sanibel for more than 100 years, and its bakery — run by Ashley Jennings — is no exception. Jennings took over as bakery manager at the end of Marc. more »»

F.I.S.H. collecting donations of school supplies

July 7, 2020 While many parents and teachers are unsure of what the Lee County School District reopening plan looks like, F.I.S.H. more »»

CEPD hires new beach ambassador

July 7, 2020 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District recently announced the hiring of a staff member. On June 29, it reported that Todd Hunter has come on board as the beach ambassador. more »»

Sanibel Sea School offering limited programs

July 7, 2020 The Sanibel Sea School opened on June 29 for limited, in-person programs. Marine science educators will offer half-day classes, family private programs and private stand-up paddleboarding programs. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

July 7, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - July 14: Sanibel City Council's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

F.I.S.H. provides assistance while navigating COVID-19

July 7, 2020 As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 health crisis and policy adjustments are made accordingly, many islanders remain in limbo with work and childcare. F.I.S.H. more »»

Captiva Public Meetings

July 7, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - July 13: Captiva Erosion Prevention District's monthly meeting at 1 p.m. via Zoom. For more information or the agenda, visit more »»

The Community House

July 7, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Current Events Current Events will meet on July 9 at 1 p.m. Moderated by Tommy Williams. more »»

American Legion Post

July 7, 2020 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - July 8: General meeting at 6 p.m. - July 12: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Education Notes

July 7, 2020 Lockard inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma Saint Anselm College student Lauren Lockard, of Sanibel, has been inducted into the Tau Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society... more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

July 7, 2020 Avoid paddling in main channels if at all possible, especially in San Carlos Bay. more »»

COVID-19 cases increase again on both islands

July 6, 2020 Lee County has 7,661 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 7,515 Florida residents and 146 non-residents — including 22 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»

City council votes on masks, temporarily closes parking

July 6, 2020 During a special meeting last week, the Sanibel City Council approved the mandatory wearing of face coverings, along with the temporary closure of city-owned and -operated, paid beach parking lots. more »»

Assistance available through LeeCARES Business Rehire program

July 6, 2020 Businesses have an opportunity to apply for help through the LeeCARES Business Rehire grant program beginning today at noon. more »»

COVID-19 hospitalizations triple in one month

July 6, 2020 As the Independence Day holiday weekend approached last week, local health care officials spoke of the worrisome number of COVID-19 patients in their care and urged the public to take proper... more »»



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