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Confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sanibel increases

March 31, 2020 Lee County has 185 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 178 Florida residents and seven non-residents — which includes a third case recorded on Sanibel, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

 
 
 

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sanibel increases

March 31, 2020 Lee County has 185 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 178 Florida residents and seven non-residents — which includes a third case recorded on Sanibel, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

Refuge, DDWS and Sanibel Sea School turn to tech to stay connected to public

March 31, 2020 With most programs and activities canceled or suspended due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, some island entities are tapping into modern technology to engage, entertain and educate the publ. more »»

Students return to class via virtual learning

March 31, 2020 As communities strive to contain the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak by adhering to social distancing guidelines, Lee County students got back to work hitting the books this week — from their homes. more »»

CCP seeking feedback on septic-sewer issue

March 31, 2020 The Captiva Community Panel is asking for input from property owners outside of the South Seas Island Resort on converting from septic systems to sewers in a recently released straw poll. more »»

Monday after the Masters canceled due to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 The Captiva Community Panel reported that its upcoming annual golf tourney is canceled. Monday after the Masters 2020 was scheduled for April 13 with a shotgun start at 3 p.m. more »»

News from around the region

Lee Health reports Gulf Coast Medical Center expansion will open Thursday

March 31, 2020 The more beds, the better. Lee Health announced Tuesday afternoon that the 216-bed expansion at Gulf Coast Medical Center will open Thursday, two months ahead of schedul. more »»

School closures extended until May 1

March 31, 2020 The School District of Lee County has extended its school closure until May 1 following a recommendation from the Florida Department of Education. more »»

COVID-19 positives edge past 6,000 cases in Florida

March 31, 2020 As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, there are 6,069 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Florida as well as six additional deaths reported among Broward, Dade, Hillsborough, Palm Beach and Polk coun. more »»

Southwest Florida Eagle Cam welcomes new eaglet

March 31, 2020 Harriet and M15, Southwest Florida’s most famous eagle pair, are parents again, and for the second time this nesting seaso. more »»

Lee County passes resolution urging residents to stay home, avoid gatherings

March 30, 2020 By CJ HADDAD cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Lee County punched up it's stay-home recommendation Monday but stopped short of an order that would require residents to shelter in place. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Refuge, DDWS and Sanibel Sea School turn to tech to stay connected to public

March 31, 2020 With most programs and activities canceled or suspended due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, some island entities are tapping into modern technology to engage, entertain and educate the publ. more »»

Festival suspends season, announces ticket policy

March 26, 2020 The Sanibel Music Festival recently suspended the 2020 season, citing public health concerns and inability of upcoming performers to travel from overseas. more »»

The Community House

March 24, 2020 (Editor's note: As government restrictions and recommendations continue to evolve regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), please check the status of events as they are subject to change. more »»

DDWS announces high school photo winners of refuge contest

March 23, 2020 At a special ceremony on March 14, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge announced the winners and finalists in the seventh annual “Ding” Darling-Theodore Cross High School... more »»

BIG ARTS awards classical music scholarships

March 18, 2020 On March 7, BIG ARTS hosted 12 young aspiring classical musicians on the Christensen Performance Hall stage for the BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship auditions. more »»

Business

Sanibel Public Meetings

March 31, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - April 7: Sanibel City Council's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

Florida AG issues subpoenas, secures refunds and more

March 31, 2020 Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office has taken swift action to address allegations of price gouging by assembling a Rapid Response Team to quickly respond to reports of unlawful price increases. more »»

Ad grant program aims to help local businesses weather pandemic

March 30, 2020 Southwest Florida businesses can now apply for an advertising grant to help them survive the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and thrive beyond it. Ogden Newspapers Inc. more »»

SanCap Group holds annual shareholders meeting

March 30, 2020 On March 25, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Founder and Chairman Al Hanser welcomed shareholders, board members, advisory board members and employees to the 20th Annual SanCap Group Inc. more »»

New leadership announced at Sanibel Sea School

March 26, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation recently selected Nicole Finnicum to become the next director of the Sanibel Sea School when co-founder Dr. Bruce Neill retires. more »»

Obituaries

Allan E Hall

March 17, 2020 Allan E. Hall, 86, of Fort Myers, FL., formerly of Leawood, KS. passed away March 10, 2020 at The Springs of Shell Point. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Sat. more »»

Gail McGinnis Weiss

March 10, 2020 Gail McGinnis Weiss, 82, of Sanibel, passed away February 22, 2020. more »»

John Russell Wilson

March 10, 2020 John Russell Wilson, 92, of Sanibel, passed away March 3, 2020. more »»

Janice Eileen Holly

March 9, 2020 Janice Eileen Holly, 72, of Sanibel, FL passed away on March 4, 2020.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engehardt. more »»

Gail McGinnis Weiss

February 26, 2020 SANIBEL- Gail McGinnis Weiss died in Sanibel, Florida on February 22, 2020 at the age of 82 with her husband by her side. Gail was born in Binghamton, New York on March 9, 1937 to Raymond C. more »»

Local Columns

A viral primer

March 31, 2020 (Editor's note: This is the first segment in a three-part series on viruses planned for publication. more »»

Please Governor DeSantis, no victory lap

March 31, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis will soon sign what the Legislature, in an example of clever marketing, has labeled the “Clean Waterways Act” (Senate Bill 712). more »»

Safe at Sea: Safe and secure anchoring

March 31, 2020 (Editor's note: The following column is a reprint from the paper of June 13, 2018.) A few years ago I chartered a sailboat in the Caribbean. more »»

Faces on Faith: The unexpected

March 31, 2020 It was a Wednesday evening and my wife and I were driving home after choir and Bible Stud. more »»

Shell Shocked: Hunkering down

March 31, 2020 It was the worst of times. It was the worst of times. I need to differ publicly with Charles Dickens who started his famous novel “A Tale of Two Cities” with the line, “it was the best of times. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Tolerance for bicyclists on the road — please!

March 31, 2020 To the editor: I’ve been meaning to write this letter for years. Last week’s irony finally convinced me. more »»

Thankful farmers market still open

March 31, 2020 To the editor: I'm so thankful that the Sanibel Island Farmers Market remains open, albeit with limited “essential” vendors. more »»

Sanibel, Captiva workers need our help

March 31, 2020 To the editor: Many of the wonderful workers on our islands are already suffering financially in this crisis and are turning to F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva for help more than eve. more »»

Global cooperation needed on climate change

March 24, 2020 To the editor: You know, I'm very sympathetic to Ms. more »»

Thank you for the support

March 24, 2020 To the editor: The 83rd Annual Sanibel Shell Festival, co-hosted by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club and the Sanibel Community Association, was a great success and the two organizations wish to expres... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Monday after the Masters canceled due to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 The Captiva Community Panel reported that its upcoming annual golf tourney is canceled. Monday after the Masters 2020 was scheduled for April 13 with a shotgun start at 3 p.m. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

March 31, 2020 Foot protection is particularly important when entering or exiting the water. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

March 31, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

March 30, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com. more »»

Sanibel issues restrictions on rentals, alcohol and more

March 30, 2020 UPDATE: The Sanibel City Council's special meeting scheduled for April 1 has been canceled. The council will meet next on April 7 at 9 a.. more »»

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