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UPDATE: City declares local state of emergency

August 30, 2019 UPDATE: In a special meeting today, the Sanibel City Council voted 4-0 to approve an emergency proclamation and resolution declaring a state of local emergency for the city; Vice Mayor Mick Denham... more »»

UPDATE: County declares local state of emergency

August 30, 2019 UPDATE: At about 5:30 p.m. today, Lee County reported that a state of local emergency is in effect. more »»

Saltwater license-free fishing day set

August 30, 2019 Try your hand at saltwater fishing on Sept. 7 without needing a saltwater fishing license. more »»

Fly tying workshop planned for youths

August 30, 2019 Fly tying expert Drew Chicone will host a workshop for children ages 8-13 on Sept. 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Sea School. more »»

Sanibel, Lee County provide storm updates

August 29, 2019 At about 9 a.m. today, the city of Sanibel reported that it continues to closely monitor the forecasts for Hurricane Dorian and prepare accordingly. more »»

Refuge to close to public starting this weekend

August 29, 2019 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will close starting Aug. 31 until further notice to take appropriate precautions for Hurricane Dorian, officials reported today. more »»

Catch a Florida Memory under goes Website improvements

August 29, 2019 There has never been a better time to Catch a Florida Memory ( with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Saltwater Angler Recognition Program. more »»

Save the Manatee Club encourages safe boating for holiday

August 29, 2019 If boating is in your plan for the Labor Day weekend, the Save the Manatee Club is asking you to think of the well-being of the imperiled manatees and other aquatic wildlife by putting safety fir. more »»

Snook season to open in most waters in September

August 29, 2019 The recreational harvest season for snook starts on Sept. 1 statewide, with the exception of state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line south to Gordon Pass in Collier County. more »»

Gag grouper opens in four-county Gulf region

August 29, 2019 The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will be open for harvest Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. more »»

Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., new Kids Race accepting registrations in advance of events

August 27, 2019 Advance registrations are open for an annual event to benefit F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. The 11th annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. will take place on Oct. 26 at 7:30 a.. more »»

American Legion

August 27, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Sept. 1: Labor Day Sunday Picnic from 1 to 6 p.m. - Sept. 3: Ladies Auxiliary meeting at 6 p.m. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

August 27, 2019 If you are taking photos while paddling, remember to carry a microfiber cloth in a dry place and periodically check your lens for any water or moisture. more »»

Island Calendar

August 27, 2019 WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

SFWMD board chair goes python hunting

August 23, 2019 The South Florida Water Management District reported on Aug. 13 that Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss had joined SFWMD python hunter Geoff Roepstorff on a recent weekend hun. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

August 21, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the followings area will be treated today, Aug. 21, from between sundown and 2 a.m. more »»

TBE to offer discounts in September to local residents

August 21, 2019 Throughout the month of September, Tarpon Bay Explorers will offer 25 percent discounts on all rentals and tours for residents of Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties. more »»

Club to host paddle around Fisherman Key

August 21, 2019 The Ocean Tribe Paddling Club hosts excursions for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. The next one will be held on Aug. more »»

Estates to kick off National Drive Electric Week with car show

August 21, 2019 In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, Edison and Ford Winter Estates is hosting a free electric car show on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.. more »»

Public input being sought on management of spotted seatrout

August 21, 2019 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking the public's input on spotted seatrout managemen. more »»



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