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Jerry’s holding hunger bag donation initiative

May 19, 2020 Jerry’s Foods is offering customers the chance to donate to those in need when they stop in. On May 7, the store began selling hunger bags for a $10 donation, with the bags going to benefit F.I.S.. more »»

CEPD raises lot rates on interim basis

May 19, 2020 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's commission approved temporarily increasing parking fees at the Alison Hagerup Beach lot during its recent meeting, as well as approved a consultant's... more »»

COVID-19 cases hold steady on islands

May 19, 2020 Lee County has 1,520 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 1,471 Florida residents and 49 non-residents — including 12 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

Fire commissioners approve two resolutions

May 19, 2020 The Captiva Island Fire Control District’s commission recently signed off on the prior fiscal year's audit and the disposal of capital assets, as well as was updated on a refinance deal for the fire... more »»

A moment with 'Ding'

May 19, 2020 While the J.. more »»

Business Notes

May 19, 2020 Sherwood named assistant VP NOISE Inc. recently announced that Brandon Sherwood has been named assistant vice president and interactive director. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

May 19, 2020 As we head into the rainy season, remember paddling through a light drizzle can be enjoyable; however, paddling through a heavy rain thunderstorm can be miserable. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

May 19, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com. more »»

CROW treats, releases female bobcat

May 18, 2020 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife treated and released a sub-adult female bobcat on May 14 after it was hit by a vehicle on Buckingham Road in Fort Myers. more »»

City council readdresses rentals, more

May 18, 2020 The Sanibel City Council approved lifting restrictions on accommodations, extending parking restrictions through the end of the month and increasing parking fees at a recent meeting. more »»

Chamber rolls out recovery program for businesses

May 18, 2020 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce formed the Safe Business Restart Committee earlier this month to guide the community in its recovery from pandemic shutdown since March. more »»

Lee Health officials expecting to begin antibody testing

May 18, 2020 Antibody testing at Lee Health's facilities was anticipated to begin last week. On May 12, President Dr. more »»

County looks to earmark $134 million in stimulus funds

May 18, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners held an emergency meeting on May 12 and discussed how to allocate $134 million in funds that it received through the CARES Act. more »»

COVID-19 testing sites in Lee

May 18, 2020 On May 16, the city of Sanibel reported that there are five COVID-19 testing sites in Lee County. more »»

DeSantis discusses long-term facilities, testing and unemployment

May 18, 2020 In a visit to Lee Health's Gulf Coast Medical Center on May 11, Gov. more »»

Days, venues set for high school graduations

May 18, 2020 Lee County seniors recently got some news they have been waiting for — a timeline for a virtual graduation ceremony to be aired on YouTube in June, with traditional graduations to follow in July at... more »»

Officials: Lee Health performing elective surgeries

May 18, 2020 On May 11, Lee Health President Dr. Larry Antonucci sat 6 feet away from Gov. Ron DeSantis as he spoke at a press conference at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myer. more »»

DeSantis extends state of emergency for 60 days

May 18, 2020 On May 8, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to extend the state of emergency 60 day. more »»

City updates hurricane prep procedures for 'no contact'

May 13, 2020 The city of Sanibel continues to plan and prepare for hurricane season during the current pandemic. Every citizen, property owner and business is urged to view the city's previous hurricane seminar. more »»

DDWS announces postponement of tarpon tourney

May 13, 2020 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the Tarpon Tournament Committee recently reached the difficult decision to postpone the 9th Annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford's... more »»

 
 

 

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