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Lee Health: More COVID-19 positives not necessarily indicative of coronavirus comeback

May 12, 2020 As testing for COVID-19 becomes more readily available to the public, local health officials said on May 6 it could result in an increase of positive tests in the area and throughout the state. more »»

Two junonias found

May 12, 2020 Emma Dellenback, 11, of Sanibel, found two junonias on April 22 while on a boating trip with her family in the Pine Island Sound. more »»

COVID-19 cases hold steady on islands

May 12, 2020 Lee County has 1,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 1,272 Florida residents and 45 non-residents — including 12 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

May 12, 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 »»

Business Notes

May 12, 2020 Stone joins Kingfisher Real Estate Kingfisher Real Estate recently announced that Kate Stone has joined them as a full-time Realtor. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

May 12, 2020 Why should you start paddling? Paddling can increase muscle strength in your back, arms, shoulders and chest. more »»

COVID-19 cases increase again on Sanibel

May 7, 2020 Lee County has 1,212 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 1,169 Florida residents and 43 non-residents — including 12 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Healt. more »»

Tarpon Bay Explorers partially reopens

May 7, 2020 Today, Tarpon Bay Explorers partially resumed its operation by providing rentals for kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards, bicycles and pontoons only. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

May 7, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial spray activity for Sanibel. more »»

Nesting shorebirds challenged by disturbances

May 7, 2020 On May 6, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht reported that there are three known, active snowy plover nests. more »»

Refuge studying effect of Lake O nutrients on sea level rise

May 7, 2020 Mangroves may be a key component to mitigating climate change and sea level rise, an ongoing study at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel has determined. more »»

CECI to open for remainder of school year

May 7, 2020 The Children’s Education Center of the Islands will open for the remainder of the school year. more »»

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

May 7, 2020 Although there has been movements made to begin reopening businesses through a multi-phase plan, F.I.S.H. more »»

City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report released

May 7, 2020 The city of Sanibel recently reported that its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, is completed. more »»

GCOOS, NCCOS funding studies to examine costs of red tide

May 6, 2020 Across the United States, the seafood, restaurant and tourism industries are estimated to suffer millions of dollars in economic losses from harmful algal blooms — losses played out in communities... more »»

UPDATE: Sanibel library offering contact-less curbside service

May 6, 2020 UPDATE: 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 »»

Online concert raises funds for F.I.S.H.

May 6, 2020 Musicians Johnny Jensen and Dave Dust performed a live Facebook concert on April 17, facilitated by the 'Tween Waters Island Resort and Spa on Captiva, that was live-streamed with over 9,000 views. more »»

Nature Near You highlights conservation success stories

May 6, 2020 The fifth week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School’s e-newsletter, featured conservation success stories to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Through emails delivered at 9 a.m. more »»

SCCF donates rebuilt bicycles to local food pantry

May 6, 2020 Thanks to recent donations that have provided Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation interns and staff with a new bikes, the SCCF is refurbishing its old bikes and donating them to those in need. more »»

FGCU survey open to local business owners

May 6, 2020 The Florida Gulf Coast University's Regional Economic Research Institute is asking local business owners to participate in the second phase of an economic impact study of the coronavirus on Southwes... more »»



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