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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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

County creates video about resetting irrigation systems

May 13, 2020 All of Lee County, including Sanibel and Captiva, is currently under a mandatory water restriction order from the South Florida Water Management Distric. more »»

More than 40 sea turtle nests on islands

May 13, 2020 UPDATE (May 13, 2020): On May 6, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that staff had documented 43 sea turtle nests so far between the two islands — 29 nests on Sanibel and 14 nests... more »»

Native plants for sale online with contact-less delivery

May 13, 2020 While the Native Landscapes & Garden Center remains closed to visitors, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is now offering more than 25 of its native plants for sale onlin. more »»

Sanibel resident building osprey nest platforms

May 13, 2020 Jim Columbo, of Sanibel, has made good use of his social distancing time at home. more »»

Nature Near You highlights ways to become a backyard biologist

May 13, 2020 The sixth week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School's e-newsletter, featured techniques and tools that children can do to count the organisms in their backyards. more »»

Refuge marks first Virtual Earth Day

May 13, 2020 COVID-19 could not stop the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge from celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. more »»

Sanibel library offering contact-less curbside service

May 13, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library is committed to providing patrons access to online resources and physical materials — with the safety to patrons and staff of the utmost concern. more »»

Farm to F.I.S.H. program helping food pantry

May 13, 2020 In less than four weeks, Local Roots — operators of the Sanibel and Captiva farmers markets — have been able to donate more than $2,000 in food to the F.I.S.H. more »»

Great time to identify garden snakes

May 13, 2020 Staying safer at home has resulted in a more wildlife observations for many of us. more »»



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