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Refuge marks first Virtual Earth Day

May 13, 2020 COVID-19 could not stop the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge from celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. more »»

Sanibel library offering contact-less curbside service

May 13, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library is committed to providing patrons access to online resources and physical materials — with the safety to patrons and staff of the utmost concern. more »»

Marine Lab helping out with sea turtle blood samples

May 13, 2020 COVID-19 has presented challenges for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation staff as it remains committed to following CDC guidelines. more »»

Farm to F.I.S.H. program helping food pantry

May 13, 2020 In less than four weeks, Local Roots — operators of the Sanibel and Captiva farmers markets — have been able to donate more than $2,000 in food to the F.I.S.H. more »»

Progressive Club to hold virtual meeting

May 13, 2020 The Progressive Club of the Islands will hold its monthly meeting online on May 21 at 4 p.m.; to receive the Zoom link email or watch live at more »»

Great time to identify garden snakes

May 13, 2020 Staying safer at home has resulted in a more wildlife observations for many of us. more »»

Regional council honors local support

May 13, 2020 This past winter, representatives from the Southwest Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America visited AJ and Sunny Scribante at their Sanibel residence to thank them for their support. more »»

Testing the waters after taking time off the water

May 13, 2020 As Florida heads into “Phase One” recovery let us not lose sight of watersport safety. Much like many people forgot the uncomfortable feeling of driving for the first time on a snow-covered road. more »»

Kids’ Minds Matter announces monthly speakers, topics

May 13, 2020 Kids’ Minds Matter is hosting a lineup of guest speakers for the virtual series “Mental Health Mondays” during Mental Health Awareness Month, which is recognized as May. more »»

Lee County tax collector announces retirement

May 13, 2020 Lee County Tax Collector Larry D. Hart recently announced that he is retiring and will not seek re-election this year. more »»

Florida DOH launches COVID-19 mobile app

May 13, 2020 The Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a mobile app, StrongerThanC19. more »»

VIP Realtors introduces virtual 3-D walkthroughs

May 13, 2020 VIP Realty is combining two technologies — Nodalview, a 3D-tour platform designed for real estate, and Call Page — to provide potential buyers with a live conversation and real-time home visit. more »»

SCBR salutes 'Healthcare Heroes' with video tribute

May 13, 2020 Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts recently produced and released a tribute to “Healthcare Heroes.” It recognized that many guests are doctors, nurses and other healthcare and first responder caregiver. more »»

County reopens household chemical waste drop off

May 13, 2020 Residents who want to drop off household chemicals for proper disposal can resume bringing their old paint, antifreeze, motor oil and solvents to the Lee County facility designed to accept these and... more »»

Refuge celebrating Endangered Species Day virtually all week

May 12, 2020 With Endangered Species Day set for May 15, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is holding a week's worth of virtual activities to raise awareness for some local and state animals. more »»

School district opens free meal site on-island

May 12, 2020 The School District of Lee County recently added an island site as part of its Summer BreakSpot free meals program, offering daily “Grab & Go” breakfast and lunch combination bags for youth. more »»

City council directs staff on two issues

May 12, 2020 The Sanibel City Council directed staff to obtain a proposal from the city’s coastal engineer on its options for managing the north end of the island near Blind Pass, as well as directed staff to... more »»

Safety concerns at bridge amplified with COVID-19

May 12, 2020 UPDATE: At today's meeting, the Captiva Community Panel voted 11-0 to draft a formal letter and resolution to send to Lee County and the Lee County Board of County Commissioners requesting that the... more »»

Sanibel fire commissioners learn of ISO rating, more

May 12, 2020 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission heard about the district’s ISO rating at its recent meeting, as well as was updated on training and inspections in light of the COVID-19 situation. more »»

County grants permission for outdoor seating

May 12, 2020 On May 1, Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais signed an order providing a temporary policy for additional outdoor seating at restaurants so business owners can expand outdoor seating while... more »»



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