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Health officials: Re-opening is not immediate return to pre-pandemic 'life as we knew it'

April 23, 2020 While talks of “reopening” the state continue to develop, local health officials warn the transition will not be a switch back to life before the pandemic — at least not immediatel. more »»

F.I.S.H. assists island seniors struggling with isolation

April 23, 2020 For many seniors, the mandated practice of social distancing can lead to isolation. F.I.S.H. more »»

Zonta donates disposable booties to local hospital

April 23, 2020 After what had been planned as the 19th annual A Peek at the Unique home tour in March, members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva discovered 300 unused pairs of disposable booties, or overshoes,... more »»

Lions induct new members, hear about cyber safety

April 23, 2020 At its last meeting prior to the sheltering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club inducted two new members, retired dentists Joe and Nancy Cahaly. more »»

Residents can report high volume of mosquitoes

April 23, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control for all of Lee County, including Sanibel and Captiva. more »»

Highway maintenance scheduled

April 23, 2020 The Lee County Department of Transportation will do overhead maintenance at the intersection of McGregor Boulevard and Punta Rassa Road on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

April 22, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the following area will be treated today from between sundown and 2 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Island Rice Rat research status

April 22, 2020 The Sanibel Island Rice Rat (SIRR) is an “at-risk” mammal occurring in semi-aquatic and coastal marshes, hydric hammocks, mangrove swamps, and freshwater marshes and meadows only on Sanibel. more »»

Group project for Earth Day announced

April 22, 2020 The Sanibel Sea School reported that Earth Day is a celebration of teamwork and collaboration. One voice working together for the greater good. more »»

Sanibel library adds more resources to eShelf

April 22, 2020 Due to the state stay-at-home order, the Sanibel Public Library remains closed until further notice. While it is closed, digital borrowing is ope. more »»

Chamber, Bailey's offer way to support F.I.S.H.

April 22, 2020 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Bailey's General Store to help give back to the island community. more »»

Plover nests under threat from unleashed dogs

April 22, 2020 On April 15, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht reported that there were two confirmed snowy plover nests on Sanibel. The first nest was located on April 11. more »»

City suspends green iguana removal program

April 22, 2020 The city of Sanibel reported that due to budget cuts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is suspending the green iguana trapping services until further notic. more »»

Sailing School, BoatUS offer free online sailing course

April 22, 2020 Offshore Sailing School founders Steve and Doris Colgate are offering their “Online Learn to Sail Course” for beginner sailors for free for a limited time by signing up for their e-newsletter. more »»

Kiwanis supports Boy Scout project

April 22, 2020 Troop 1740 recently extended a special thank you to the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club for its support of Boy Scout Kenny Kouril. more »»

Handful of nocturnal lizards found on the islands

April 22, 2020 With most people spending increased time at home, many overlooked wildlife species may suddenly attract attention and questions about their identities. more »»

Refuge to celebrate Earth Day anniversary with virtual challenge

April 21, 2020 Unable to celebrate Earth Day with its usual annual festivities and activities for the public, the J.N. more »»

Sea turtle nesting season off to a big start

April 21, 2020 Sea turtle nesting season kicked off last week on the islands with the first two nests of the year recorded on Sanibel — a loggerhead on the very first day, followed by a rare leatherback. more »»

CCP to proceed forward with wastewater project

April 21, 2020 The Captiva Community Panel learned the results of its septic-to-sewer conversion straw poll at its monthly meeting, as well as received an update from its Sea Level Rise Committee and more. more »»

U.S. Census response rate low so far for Sanibel

April 21, 2020 With the 2020 U.S. Census currently underway, the city of Sanibel is encouraging its citizens to help ensure a complete and accurate count by responding if they have not already filled out the survey. more »»



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