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Island eateries: Still open for business

April 7, 2020 As businesses strive to remain operational during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva are using options like take-out and delivery as a way to keep their doors ope. more »»

MacIntosh Books and Papers marks six decades

April 7, 2020 One island business recently had some positive news to share — it hit a milestone anniversary. In March, MacIntosh Books and Paper on Sanibel celebrated its 60th anniversary. more »»

CIHS screens latest film in series

April 7, 2020 The Captiva Island Historical Society premiered its new documentary, “Sands of Time: History of Erosion on Captiva,” on March 3 at the South Seas Island Resort. more »»

First week of Nature Near You deemed a success

April 7, 2020 The education team at Sanibel Sea School has been busy with the launch of Nature Near You — an e-newsletter designed to help engage children in nature-based learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

April 7, 2020 During a freshwater paddling excursion it is not uncommon to see an alligator. Don't let this alarm you, in the wild, alligators mostly keep to themselves and leave paddlers alon. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

April 7, 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 »»

Fifth COVID-19 case confirmed on Sanibel

April 6, 2020 Lee County has 397 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 376 Florida residents and 21 non-residents — including six cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»

City council supports order by DeSantis

April 6, 2020 Following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ statewide stay-at-home directive last week, the Sanibel City Council held an emergency meeting on April 1 to acknowledge the executive order and signal its support. more »»

Corps reduces releases to Caloosahatchee estuary

April 6, 2020 On April 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District reported that it will reduce flows from the W.P. more »»

Lee officials ask residents to take the pledge

April 6, 2020 Lee County leaders are teaming up to combat the spread of COVID-19 by launching an area-wide social media campaign to raise awareness. more »»

Confirmed COVID-19 cases on islands holding steady

April 2, 2020 Lee County has 245 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 237 Florida residents and eight non-residents — which includes four cases between Sanibel and Captiva, the Florida Department of Health reported. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

April 2, 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 »»

Governor issues statewide stay-at-home order

April 1, 2020 UPDATE: Today, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order effective on April 3. more »»

Sign of the times

April 1, 2020 Amy Wainwright recently provided this photograph of a stuffed bunny — donning a medical mask — on top of a mailbox on Sanibel. more »»

CECI announces cancellation of annual festival

April 1, 2020 In spring, the natural world begins its shift in growing and blooming; birds are migrating and seeds are sprouting. more »»

Historical village highlights beloved 'Cracker house'

April 1, 2020 There is a place on Sanibel where visitors can step back in time and see a real “Cracker house” built in 1913. more »»

Public asked to fish responsibly

April 1, 2020 Because of pandemic measures, the J.N. more »»

Library's eShelf delivers the world to your door

April 1, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library is closed out of concern for the health and safety of patrons and staff amid the spread of COVID-19. more »»

Dunes announces DMGA Member-Guest results

April 1, 2020 The 2020 Dunes Men's Golf Association Member-Guest was recently held at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. more »»

Historical village spotlights two volunteers

April 1, 2020 Alan and Edina Lessack started volunteering at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village about 2010 and came to Sanibel in the late 1980s when a cousin invited them to spend a week at their Casa Ybe... more »»



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