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Virus-related updates on island activities, more

May 19, 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 »»

CROW treats, releases female bobcat

May 18, 2020 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife treated and released a sub-adult female bobcat on May 14 after it was hit by a vehicle on Buckingham Road in Fort Myers. more »»

City council readdresses rentals, more

May 18, 2020 The Sanibel City Council approved lifting restrictions on accommodations, extending parking restrictions through the end of the month and increasing parking fees at a recent meeting. more »»

Chamber rolls out recovery program for businesses

May 18, 2020 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce formed the Safe Business Restart Committee earlier this month to guide the community in its recovery from pandemic shutdown since March. more »»

Lee Health officials expecting to begin antibody testing

May 18, 2020 Antibody testing at Lee Health's facilities was anticipated to begin last week. On May 12, President Dr. more »»

County looks to earmark $134 million in stimulus funds

May 18, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners held an emergency meeting on May 12 and discussed how to allocate $134 million in funds that it received through the CARES Act. more »»

COVID-19 testing sites in Lee

May 18, 2020 On May 16, the city of Sanibel reported that there are five COVID-19 testing sites in Lee County. more »»

DeSantis discusses long-term facilities, testing and unemployment

May 18, 2020 In a visit to Lee Health's Gulf Coast Medical Center on May 11, Gov. more »»

Days, venues set for high school graduations

May 18, 2020 Lee County seniors recently got some news they have been waiting for — a timeline for a virtual graduation ceremony to be aired on YouTube in June, with traditional graduations to follow in July at... more »»

Officials: Lee Health performing elective surgeries

May 18, 2020 On May 11, Lee Health President Dr. Larry Antonucci sat 6 feet away from Gov. Ron DeSantis as he spoke at a press conference at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myer. more »»

DeSantis extends state of emergency for 60 days

May 18, 2020 On May 8, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to extend the state of emergency 60 day. more »»

City updates hurricane prep procedures for 'no contact'

May 13, 2020 The city of Sanibel continues to plan and prepare for hurricane season during the current pandemic. Every citizen, property owner and business is urged to view the city's previous hurricane seminar. more »»

DDWS announces postponement of tarpon tourney

May 13, 2020 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the Tarpon Tournament Committee recently reached the difficult decision to postpone the 9th Annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford's... more »»

CROW now offering virtual education programs

May 13, 2020 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is bringing wildlife education to classrooms locally and throughout the nation. more »»

County creates video about resetting irrigation systems

May 13, 2020 All of Lee County, including Sanibel and Captiva, is currently under a mandatory water restriction order from the South Florida Water Management Distric. more »»

More than 40 sea turtle nests on islands

May 13, 2020 UPDATE (May 13, 2020): On May 6, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that staff had documented 43 sea turtle nests so far between the two islands — 29 nests on Sanibel and 14 nests... more »»

Native plants for sale online with contact-less delivery

May 13, 2020 While the Native Landscapes & Garden Center remains closed to visitors, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is now offering more than 25 of its native plants for sale onlin. more »»

Sanibel resident building osprey nest platforms

May 13, 2020 Jim Columbo, of Sanibel, has made good use of his social distancing time at home. more »»

Nature Near You highlights ways to become a backyard biologist

May 13, 2020 The sixth week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School's e-newsletter, featured techniques and tools that children can do to count the organisms in their backyards. more »»



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