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Regional council honors local support

May 13, 2020 This past winter, representatives from the Southwest Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America visited AJ and Sunny Scribante at their Sanibel residence to thank them for their support. more »»

Testing the waters after taking time off the water

May 13, 2020 As Florida heads into “Phase One” recovery let us not lose sight of watersport safety. Much like many people forgot the uncomfortable feeling of driving for the first time on a snow-covered road. more »»

Florida DOH launches COVID-19 mobile app

May 13, 2020 The Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a mobile app, StrongerThanC19. more »»

Refuge celebrating Endangered Species Day virtually all week

May 12, 2020 With Endangered Species Day set for May 15, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is holding a week's worth of virtual activities to raise awareness for some local and state animals. more »»

School district opens free meal site on-island

May 12, 2020 The School District of Lee County recently added an island site as part of its Summer BreakSpot free meals program, offering daily “Grab & Go” breakfast and lunch combination bags for youth. more »»

City council directs staff on two issues

May 12, 2020 The Sanibel City Council directed staff to obtain a proposal from the city’s coastal engineer on its options for managing the north end of the island near Blind Pass, as well as directed staff to... more »»

Safety concerns at bridge amplified with COVID-19

May 12, 2020 UPDATE: At today's meeting, the Captiva Community Panel voted 11-0 to draft a formal letter and resolution to send to Lee County and the Lee County Board of County Commissioners requesting that the... more »»

Sanibel fire commissioners learn of ISO rating, more

May 12, 2020 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission heard about the district’s ISO rating at its recent meeting, as well as was updated on training and inspections in light of the COVID-19 situation. more »»

County grants permission for outdoor seating

May 12, 2020 On May 1, Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais signed an order providing a temporary policy for additional outdoor seating at restaurants so business owners can expand outdoor seating while... more »»

Two junonias found

May 12, 2020 Emma Dellenback, 11, of Sanibel, found two junonias on April 22 while on a boating trip with her family in the Pine Island Sound. more »»

COVID-19 cases hold steady on islands

May 12, 2020 Lee County has 1,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 1,272 Florida residents and 45 non-residents — including 12 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

May 12, 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 »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

May 12, 2020 Why should you start paddling? Paddling can increase muscle strength in your back, arms, shoulders and chest. more »»

COVID-19 cases increase again on Sanibel

May 7, 2020 Lee County has 1,212 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 1,169 Florida residents and 43 non-residents — including 12 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

Tarpon Bay Explorers partially reopens

May 7, 2020 Today, Tarpon Bay Explorers partially resumed its operation by providing rentals for kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards, bicycles and pontoons only. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

May 7, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial spray activity for Sanibel. more »»

Nesting shorebirds challenged by disturbances

May 7, 2020 On May 6, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht reported that there are three known, active snowy plover nests. more »»

Refuge studying effect of Lake O nutrients on sea level rise

May 7, 2020 Mangroves may be a key component to mitigating climate change and sea level rise, an ongoing study at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel has determined. more »»

CECI to open for remainder of school year

May 7, 2020 The Children’s Education Center of the Islands will open for the remainder of the school year. more »»

F.I.S.H. assists neighbors in need

May 7, 2020 Although there has been movements made to begin reopening businesses through a multi-phase plan, F.I.S.H. more »»



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