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Refuge, partners to implement prescribed burn at Botanical Site

July 16, 2018 Based on current weather forecasts, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and its partners will implement a prescribed burn of the Botanical Site on Sanibel on July 1. more »»

Two critically endangered sea turtles released

July 16, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife released two critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles today at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Collier County. more »»

Council handles packed agenda at July meeting

July 16, 2018 The Sanibel City Council approved contracts for an interim attorney and with the historical museum, adopted a resolution to open a line of credit to replenish its disaster reserves if needed and... more »»

Sanibel fire district adopts tentative millage rate

July 16, 2018 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission approved the not-to-exceed millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year at its recent monthly meeting. more »»

Elections Office: Voters must be registered to vote at address of legal residence

July 16, 2018 During a recent audit of voter records, the Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office found that many voters were registered at a business or non-residence address, not their address of legal... more »»

F.I.S.H. Backpack Program provides eligible students with free nutritious foods

July 16, 2018 Good nutrition is important for establishing a foundation for a child’s physical and mental health and academic achievement. Food insecurity is an obstacle that can threaten that critical foundatio. more »»

Lee County to offer free parking, swimming

July 16, 2018 In recognition of National Park and Recreation Month, the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department will offer free pool admission and free parking on July 28-29. more »»

Wessel provides water quality update at chamber's monthly luncheon

July 16, 2018 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce hosted Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Natural Resource Policy Director Rae Ann Wessel for its business luncheon in Jul. more »»

Find Your Pawradise launches online shop for dog-loving island-loving items

July 16, 2018 Find Your Pawradise, an online retailer of apparel and goods on the islands, has launched a new website featuring sportswear and beverage-ware items. more »»

CROW announces staffing promotion, creation of new position

July 16, 2018 Dr. Robin Bast has joined the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife as a full-time staff veterinarian. With the addition, Hospital Director Dr. more »»

Noah’s Ark to host annual Bag Day for shoppers looking for great deals

July 16, 2018 Noah’s Ark, an island thrift shop at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, will host its annual Bag Day event on Aug. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Captiva Memorial Library presents activities for August

July 16, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library, at 11560 Chapin Lane, is offering the following free programs for adults and children during the month of August: ADULT PROGRAMS - Book Bingo Now through Aug. more »»

Corps resumes flows from Lake Okeechobee

July 13, 2018 Southwest Florida got some good news and some bad on the water quality front this week. The good? In the wake of blue-green algal blooms in the Caloosahatchee, Gov. more »»

SCCF releases updated sea turtle nesting report for the islands

July 13, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation released an updated nesting report as of today. more »»

Dunes road repaving project begins, minus one speed hump

July 13, 2018 The Sanibel City Council revisited the road repaving project for the Dunes neighborhood, which commenced the day of its meeting, changing its decision on installing all five speed bumps. more »»

Fire district sets maximum millage rate with start of budget process

July 13, 2018 The commission for the Captiva Island Fire Control District approved the not-to-exceed millage rate for the upcoming fiscal year at its recent monthly meeting. more »»

County denies CCP's request for $50K in grant funding

July 13, 2018 The Captiva Community Panel will follow up with Lee County officials after learning that a grant request for additional funding to continue its work on updating the Captiva Code was denied. more »»

Commission picks alternative renourishment plan

July 13, 2018 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District is moving forward with a cost-cutting alternative to the beach renourishment project that entails less sand fill and reduces the renourishment interval by two... more »»

Summer Kids Cooking Camp to feature food, fun and learning

July 13, 2018 Making pizza from scratch and ice cream using nitrogen, as well as two “MasterChef Junior” type of challenges, are just some of the experiences one upcoming camp will offer its young participants. more »»

DEO activates emergency Business Damage Assessment on algal blooms

July 13, 2018 Gov. Rick Scott announced on July 12 that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity activated the FloridaDisaster. more »»



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