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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 »»

Fund set up for student who died of COVID-19 complications

July 6, 2020 Carsyn Davis, a 17-year-old student at Cypress Lake High School, became the youngest person in Lee County to die from the coronavirus on June 23. more »»

Status update from city of Sanibel

July 2, 2020 The city of Sanibel provided the following status update as of today. more »»

Baby tire manatee rescue

July 2, 2020 As previously reported, suspected vandalism to the baby manatee sculpture outside of the J.N. more »»

CEPD provides update on holiday beach parking

July 2, 2020 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District will have a beach attendant at the Alison Hagerup Beach parking lot on July 3-5 for the holiday weekend. The lot will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

American Legion

July 2, 2020 UPDATE: American Legion Post 123 received notification from the American Legion Department of Florida headquarters that the Florida Department of Business and Profession Regulation has amended its... more »»

Nature Near You highlights solar power

July 2, 2020 The 13th week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School's e-newsletter, featured the power of the su. more »»

Sanibel documentaries spark donation

July 2, 2020 In 2014, the Pfeifer Realty Group partnered with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David E. more »»

First-ever documented leatherback hatching on Captiva

July 1, 2020 On June 28, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation documented the hatching of a leatherback sea turtle nest on Captiva — a very rare occurrence for the Gulf coast of Florida. more »»

SCCF captures loggerhead nest boil on video

July 1, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan was on beach patrol on Captiva on June 14 when she came upon the rare opportunity to see and film a loggerhead sea turtl... more »»

Voter registration, tax forms available at Sanibel library

July 1, 2020 Stop by the Sanibel Public Library’s main entrance lobby for voter registration forms and applications for mail-in ballots. more »»

SCUCC, Bat Yam to host no-contact food drop off

July 1, 2020 Even as businesses slowly reopen, the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many island and local neighbors' abilities to purchase necessities, such as food. more »»

Sanibel fire district resumes public CPR, first aid courses

July 1, 2020 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District recently announce that CPR and first aid classes for the community are being scheduled. more »»

What are propagules?

July 1, 2020 This time of year, you may notice something that looks similar to a large green bean hanging on trees, washed up on the beaches or even floating in the water. more »»

City presents Independence Day operation hours and refuse collection scheduled

July 1, 2020 The city of Sanibel reported that its Administrative Offices will be closed on July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday, and that they will resume regular operating hours on July 6. more »»

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with native plants

July 1, 2020 June 22-28 marked National Pollinator Week. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

July 1, 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’s seasonal ban on fertilizers to go into effect

June 30, 2020 With the arrival of the rainy season comes a blackout period for certain fertilizers on Sanibel. From July 1 through Sept. more »»

New plantings, more going in at San-Cap Road project

June 30, 2020 With the first and second phases of the emergency shore protection project on Sanibel-Captiva Road near Blind Pass completed, the final step of installing new vegetation is scheduled for this week. more »»

 
 

 

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Don't Forget To Stretch!

October 3, 2011 Even the most diligent exercisers tend to forget one of the most important components of any exercise program –stretching. more »

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