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Captiva fire commission approves refi, line of credit resolutions

April 21, 2020 The Captiva Island Fire Control District’s commission signed off on a proposed refinance agreement for the fire station and renewed a line of credit for use as emergency funding at its recent meeting. more »»

CEPD to send out formal requests for bed tax figures

April 21, 2020 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's commission approved a draft letter requesting bed tax information from the state and county at its recent meeting, as well as heard about ongoing projects. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

April 21, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at more »»

Lee County to open park trails, resume library book returns

April 21, 2020 Because of continued voluntary compliance and the community’s greater awareness for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Lee County announced today limited re-openings of trails an... more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

April 21, 2020 When it comes to sunscreen, be sure to apply it both before and during your paddle. Most people do not use enough sunscreen, and they do not remember to reapply. more »»

Work commences on EAA Reservoir Project

April 21, 2020 The city of Sanibel reported today that it received notice that work has begun on the Everglades Agriculture Area (EAA) Reservoir Project. more »»

Reduce, reuse and recycle

April 20, 2020 At Coastal Watch, one of our goals is to help conserve our oceans and beaches by reducing the amount of single-use plastics in our community. more »»

Cane toads on Sanibel, Captiva

April 16, 2020 It is that time of year again when it is slowly starting to warm up and any out-of-season rainstorms can trigger amphibian breeding. more »»

City, county and state extend short-term rental ban

April 16, 2020 In orders announced about two hours apart on April 10, Gov. more »»

F.I.S.H. assists neighbors in need

April 16, 2020 COVID-19 has caused incredible hardship for communities across the globe, and Sanibel and Captiva are no different. With support from islanders, F.I.S.H. more »»

Bat Yam holds Passover seder celebration virtually

April 16, 2020 Bat Yam Temple of the Islands used Zoom to host a virtual Passover evening “seder,” which was attended by 94 participants and later watched by another 148 after the video was posted to YouTube. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

April 16, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at more »»

Professionals sought for island task force

April 16, 2020 In response to a potential increase in mental health issues due to the physical and economic impacts of the coronavirus COVID-19, a group of islanders is forming an “Island Mental Health Task Forc. more »»

First sea turtle nest of season discovered on Sanibel

April 15, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that sea turtle nesting season officially begins today, and it is already off to a great start. more »»

Would-be gas station becomes Tea Room in 1926

April 15, 2020 Miss Charlotta’s Team Room once sat on the bay next to the old Bailey General Store. It now resides at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and is one of the favorite buildings of visitors. more »»

CCP: Poll shows support for septic-to-sewer conversion

April 15, 2020 The Captiva Community Panel’s “straw poll” to determine the amount of public support for a possible central sewer program concluded on April 7. more »»

Third week of Nature Near You featured sensory systems

April 15, 2020 The third week of Nature Near You, Sanibel Sea School’s e-newsletter, featured a weeklong unit on sensory systems. Through emails delivered at 9 a.. more »»

Lee Health: Prepared for the peak

April 15, 2020 Lee Health assured residents they are ready to treat patients if there is a surge in COVID-19 cases in Southwest Florid. more »»

Mangrove research at SCCF’s Marine Laboratory

April 15, 2020 Mangroves have long been known to provide structure and primary productivity to tropical estuaries, benefitting fish and invertebrate species. more »»

Kiwanis Club “Diners Delight” coupon books on hold

April 15, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club recently announced that its annual “Diner’s Delight” program, which raises funds for the club's scholarship fund and other educational and recreational youth... more »»



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