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‘Dark days:’ Red tide algal bloom results in massive fish kill

July 30, 2018 Dead fish by the thousands are washing up on local beaches, killed by a high concentration of red tide in both on-shore and off-shore waters up and down the coast. more »»

City conducting fish kill cleanups along beaches island-wide

July 30, 2018 As of July 28, the city of Sanibel began collecting and removing dead sea life from the beaches due to the unprecedented volume of dead sea life currently washing up on the shores of Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel Public Library to reopen on Aug. 1

July 30, 2018 The Sanibel Public Library will reopen to the public on Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Sea School hosts Calusa Week for campers

July 30, 2018 Calusa Week, a week in celebration of the Native Americans who were the earliest known inhabitants of Florida’s southwest coast, is a favorite among Sanibel Sea School campers each summer. more »»

Rec enter to offer swim training for triathlon participants

July 30, 2018 SWAT swim coach and former triathlete Curt McIntyre will run a six-week swim program at the Sanibel Recreation Center for anyone training for an upcoming triathlon. more »»

CCP reviews Wastewater Alternative Study report

July 27, 2018 Presented with the final report on the Captiva Island Wastewater Alternative Study, the Captiva Community Panel discussed the findings and came up with follow-up questions at its July meeting. more »»

Registration open for Youth Fall Basketball League

July 27, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center will host a Youth Fall Basketball League for both boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade, with an additional Tiny Tots division for 3- and 4-year-olds. more »»

BOCC approves test project for algae cleanup

July 27, 2018 The Lee Board of County Commissioners today approved a test project for algae cleanup and directed staff to apply for funds from the Florida Harmful Algal Bloom Management Grant Program through the... more »»

Sanibel Captiva Lions Club installs 2018-2019 officers

July 27, 2018 The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club elected Bob Kern as president for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Kern has been an active member of the club for the past 12 years. more »»

Recreational harvest opens for greater amberjack, gray triggerfish

July 27, 2018 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that the recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish reopens in Gulf state and federal waters on Aug. 1. more »»

Sanibel Rec Center to hold barre fitness classes

July 27, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center is offering the following barre fitness sessions: - Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 23, Aug. 30, Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. - Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Aug. 31, Sept. more »»

Forum planned on health, toxic algae

July 27, 2018 A town-hall forum on health and toxic algae will be held on Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Theater, at 1380 Colonial Blvd, in Fort Myers. The speakers will include physician Dr. more »»

Library program relocated to The Community House

July 27, 2018 The Sanibel Public Library has relocated a youth program planned for July 31 to a new venue. Showtime for Kids was scheduled to take place from 3 to 4 p.m. at the library. more »»

Available tickets running out for Islander Wine Dinner fundraiser

July 25, 2018 Only a limited numbers of tickets are still available for a special six-course dinner with wine pairings, where the proceeds will benefit a beloved community venue on Sanibel. more »»

Captiva fire district emphasizes importance of home access

July 25, 2018 When responding to an emergency, one of the common obstacles faced by the Captiva Island Fire Control District is the simple act of gaining access to a property or residence using its trucks. more »»

SCCF observes spike in sea turtle strandings due to red tide

July 25, 2018 Since the beginning of the current red tide bloom in October, 91 sea turtles have been found stranded on the beaches or in waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation... more »»

League of Women Voters cancels Candidates' Forum

July 25, 2018 The League of Women Voters of Lee County reported that the Candidates' Forum on July 26 for the race for State Representative, District 78, has been canceled. more »»

Local business giving back to CHR

July 25, 2018 Every other Wednesday from May through July, Community Housing & Resources will host a Give Back Wednesday at one of its supporter’s locations. Each location will donate a percentage of its sales. more »»

Business Notes

July 25, 2018 Rodgers joins SanCap Community Bank Mark Rodgers has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a loan officer at the Gateway branch in Fort Myers. more »»

SCUCC presents monthly artist on display

July 25, 2018 During the month of August, watercolors by Betsy Conrad will be on display in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»



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