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Virus-related updates on island activities, more

March 27, 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 »»

Sanibel updates proclamation on rentals, more

March 27, 2020 Today, the city of Sanibel issued an emergency proclamation — in connection with the local state of emergency related to the coronavirus COVID-19 — that temporarily prohibits the rental of any... more »»

Lee Health: Situation dire, but bed availability good

March 27, 2020 During today's media call, Lee Health President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. more »»

Corps maintains current releases to Caloosahatchee

March 27, 2020 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District continues to monitor conditions and will maintain flows from the W.P. more »»

Kindness is contagious

March 27, 2020 In stressful and uncertain times, a kind word, an expression of hope, a good joke or words of wisdom go a long way to boost spirits. more »»

News from around the region

Lee Health update includes 3 employee positives for COVID-19

March 28, 2020 Three Lee Health employees have tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed to the new coronavirus at work. more »»

DeSantis adds Louisiana to visitors quarantine; suspends vacation rental operations

March 27, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis added travelers from the state of Louisiana to his must-quarantine list and also issued an order that suspends new vacation rentals statewide. more »»

Lee Health: Situation dire

March 27, 2020 During Friday's media call, President and CEO of Lee Health, Dr. more »»

LCSO Marine Patrol to be out in full force this weekend

March 27, 2020 Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno has put Lee County boaters on notice: The agency will be actively enforcing a new executive order that requires that all boats must be 50-feet apart while on the... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Festival suspends season, announces ticket policy

March 26, 2020 The Sanibel Music Festival recently suspended the 2020 season, citing public health concerns and inability of upcoming performers to travel from overseas. more »»

The Community House

March 24, 2020 (Editor's note: As government restrictions and recommendations continue to evolve regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), please check the status of events as they are subject to change. more »»

DDWS announces high school photo winners of refuge contest

March 23, 2020 At a special ceremony on March 14, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge announced the winners and finalists in the seventh annual “Ding” Darling-Theodore Cross High School... more »»

BIG ARTS awards classical music scholarships

March 18, 2020 On March 7, BIG ARTS hosted 12 young aspiring classical musicians on the Christensen Performance Hall stage for the BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship auditions. more »»

Bidding open on SCAL bags at Bailey's

March 18, 2020 The Sanibel Captiva Art League 40 hand-painted, reusable canvas bags on display at Bailey's General Store on Sanibel that people can bid on in a silent auction. The annual fundraiser benefits F.I.S.H. more »»

Business

New leadership announced at Sanibel Sea School

March 26, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently selected Nicole Finnicum to become the next director of the Sanibel Sea School when co-founder Dr. Bruce Neill retires. more »»

City issues proclamation on rentals, alcohol sales and more

March 25, 2020 Following an emergency meeting today of the Sanibel City Council, the city of Sanibel issued a proclamation that takes the following actions: - Prohibition of alcohol sales for on-premises... more »»

Sanctuary Foundation grants swift support for nonprofits

March 25, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation Board accelerated the timing and increased the grant amounts being given to F.I.S.H. more »»

CFI distributes emergency funds to island groups

March 25, 2020 The Charitable Foundation of the Islands' board of directors and emeritus directors — Chip Roach, Virginia Stringer, Tim O’Neill, Melissa Congress, Cindy Brown, Ralph Clark, Chris Heidrick, Tony... more »»

UPDATE: Jury duty suspension extended

March 25, 2020 UPDATE: The Florida State Supreme Court has issued a new administrative order further suspending all jury trials through April 1. more »»

Obituaries

Allan E Hall

March 17, 2020 Allan E. Hall, 86, of Fort Myers, FL., formerly of Leawood, KS. passed away March 10, 2020 at The Springs of Shell Point. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Sat. more »»

Gail McGinnis Weiss

March 10, 2020 Gail McGinnis Weiss, 82, of Sanibel, passed away February 22, 2020. more »»

John Russell Wilson

March 10, 2020 John Russell Wilson, 92, of Sanibel, passed away March 3, 2020. more »»

Janice Eileen Holly

March 9, 2020 Janice Eileen Holly, 72, of Sanibel, FL passed away on March 4, 2020.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engehardt. more »»

Gail McGinnis Weiss

February 26, 2020 SANIBEL- Gail McGinnis Weiss died in Sanibel, Florida on February 22, 2020 at the age of 82 with her husband by her side. Gail was born in Binghamton, New York on March 9, 1937 to Raymond C. more »»

Local Columns

Complete, accurate Census count is vital to quality of life

March 24, 2020 In mid-March households across the nation will receive postcards from the U.S. Census Bureau on how to complete the 2020 Census survey. more »»

How Florida's national wildlife refuges impact Everglades Restoration

March 24, 2020 The Everglades Coalition (EVCO) is an alliance of more than 60 local, state and national organizations dedicated to the full restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem. more »»

Safe at Sea: Types of anchors commonly used

March 24, 2020 The previous Safe at Sea column discussed the importance of selecting the right anchor for your boat. The best pieces of advice were: Don’t “Go Cheap” and “Bigger is Better. more »»

Shell Shocked: The presidential candidate's first press conference

March 24, 2020 I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and run for president of the United States. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Global cooperation needed on climate change

March 24, 2020 To the editor: You know, I'm very sympathetic to Ms. more »»

Thank you for the support

March 24, 2020 To the editor: The 83rd Annual Sanibel Shell Festival, co-hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club and the Sanibel Community Association, was a great success and the two organizations wish to expres... more »»

Biking at the Sanibel refuge

March 17, 2020 To the editor: My favorite bike ride in Sanibel is the eight-mile loop through the J.N. more »»

Moved to reverse climate change

March 10, 2020 To the editor: We've all seen and heard things about climate change, and I wasn't paying much attention. more »»

Coyote management or human behavior management?

March 3, 2020 To the editor: Sanibel is moving in the right direction in recommending the study for a future Coyote Management Plan; however, more paramount is the management of our own behavio. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

March 27, 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 »»

Sanibel updates proclamation on rentals, more

March 27, 2020 Today, the city of Sanibel issued an emergency proclamation — in connection with the local state of emergency related to the coronavirus COVID-19 — that temporarily prohibits the rental of any... more »»

Kindness is contagious

March 27, 2020 In stressful and uncertain times, a kind word, an expression of hope, a good joke or words of wisdom go a long way to boost spirits. more »»

DMGA announces shamble results

March 26, 2020 The Dunes Men's Golf Association held its 1 Best Net of 4 Shamble on March 18 at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

March 25, 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.co. more »»

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