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Island student helps TIOF map nests for school project

April 15, 2020 “Notebook and pen, check.” “Water, check” “Smart-phone with map app, check” “TIOF uniform T-shirt, check.” “Put more air in my bike tire, check. more »»

Florida Junior Duck Stamp winner announced

April 15, 2020 For the third year in a row, Anna Grace Swanson took Best of Show in the 2020 Florida Junior Duck Stamp competition, which was recently judged by virtual means at the J.N. more »»

Restaurant family making masks for local health care workers

April 15, 2020 When they first heard about COVID-19 in Southwest Florida, The Island Cow owners Elke and Brian Podlasek and their two daughters began sewing protective face masks for their close friends who work a... more »»

SCCF adapts sea turtle program as needed

April 15, 2020 With the official start of sea turtle nesting season, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is adapting as needed to effectively monitor and protect the islands' sea turtle. more »»

Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation gala exceeds expectations

April 15, 2020 In spite of being forced to cancel its inaugural gala in March, The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation exceeded its fundraising goals by raising $220,000. more »»

Dunes announces ace

April 15, 2020 On April 9, Jim Bryja made a hole-in-one on Hole 6 at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel. more »»

Sandwich tern's age flagged by banding officials

April 15, 2020 While out checking to see if the islands' snowy plovers (Charadrius nivosus) had laid any eggs yet, a Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation shorebird biologist noticed a banded sandwich tern... more »»

Mangrove sap flux at Sanibel refuge

April 15, 2020 Mangrove ecosystems occupy an area of approximately 53,000 square miles globally and provide a number of important ecosystem services to people: storm protection, food provisioning, recreation,... more »»

LCEC announces annual tree trimming

April 15, 2020 In continued efforts to focus on the reliability of the electric system on Sanibel and Captiva, Lee County Electric Cooperative will mobilize certified tree trimming contractors from Asplundh... more »»

Tis the season for basking in the sun

April 15, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Wildlife and Habitat Management staff have noticed that springtime has arrived in Southwest Florida as warmer temperatures become more evident and... more »»

Mosquito control set for Captiva

April 14, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Captiva. The district reported that the following area will be treated today from between sundown and 2 a.m. more »»

Shorebirds set for nesting season

April 14, 2020 In recent weeks, the three species of shorebirds that nest on the islands — snowy plovers, Wilson's plovers and least terns — have been pairing off with mates, digging their nests and settling in. more »»

Chamber’s initiative aims to relay #ParadiseCanWait

April 14, 2020 The Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce recently launched a social media campaign aimed at promoting social responsibility, while supporting island businesses, during COVID-19. more »»

CIHS shares local history through technology

April 14, 2020 As the island community shelters in place, doing its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, one Captiva group is offering alternative entertainment for when binge watching TV shows gets old. more »»

Seven COVID-19 cases confirmed on islands

April 14, 2020 Lee County has 650 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 622 Florida residents and 28 non-residents — including seven cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

April 14, 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 »»

Offshore Sailing School launches #DocksideChatswithSteve

April 14, 2020 Offshore Sailing School founders Steve and Doris Colgate are producing #DocksideChatswithSteve from their home on the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida for a little sailing-oriented... more »»

A moment with 'Ding'

April 14, 2020 One day after the death of President Theodore Roosevelt on Jan. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

April 14, 2020 When transporting your stand up paddleboard to the water, use the carry handle located at the center of the deck. Some models are retractable, while others have a groove designed to fit your hand. more »»

County gears up in case COVID-19 cases spike

April 10, 2020 The Florida Division of Emergency Management has deployed the resources for a 250-bed field hospital to Lee County, where it will be staged until there is a need for additional support in the area. more »»



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