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Nature Near You highlights the properties of water

May 20, 2020 The seventh week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School's e-newsletter, featured a topic that is vital to all of us — water. Through emails delivered at 9 a.m. more »»

Leatherback encountered for first time on Sanibel

May 20, 2020 For the first time in the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's history, a nesting leatherback was encountered during the nighttime surveys just after midnight on May 1. more »»

SCCF officials: Help protect nesting shorebirds

May 20, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht is asking that the public please help spread the word on how to safely share the shore with nesting shorebirds. more »»

Healthy Lee launches Kids with Compassion initiative

May 20, 2020 Healthy Lee invites the Southwest Florida community to participate in Kids with Compassion, encouraging local children to create compassionate artwork and cards to send virtually to area seniors in... more »»

Sanibel Sea School offering virtual camps in June

May 20, 2020 Starting June 1, the Sanibel Sea School will offer a series of virtual Island Skills camps that include both week-long options and à la carte sessions as part of the organization’s phase I reopenin. more »»

Perspectives on safe boating

May 20, 2020 It is a proven fact that wearing life jackets saves lives, however why are they not more commonly worn? Let’s dig deeper on personal attitudes toward wearing a life jacket. more »»

Sea slugs and seagrass: A mystery solved

May 20, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab scientists recently have been out in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge performing an annual survey of seagrass health. more »»

LWV encourages voters to request mail ballots

May 20, 2020 The League of Women Voters of Sanibel recommends that registered voters request a vote-by-mail ballot now. more »»

Make senior living work for you both

May 20, 2020 One of the most difficult and challenging times in senior life is transitioning from an independent lifestyle to assisted living when your health begins to declin. more »»

Be aware on local waterways: Manatees, mating herds typical

May 19, 2020 Springtime inspires mating seasons for a variety of wildlife, from alligators to wading birds. And Florida’s state marine mammal — the manatee — is a highlighted species that starts to see sparks fly. more »»

CCP gives Blind Pass Bridge issue formal go

May 19, 2020 The Captiva Community Panel agreed to formally request that Lee County prohibit fishing from the Blind Pass Bridge at its recent meeting, as well as discussed how to proceed with an engineering stud... more »»

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 »»

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 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 »»



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