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Lee County BOCC chairman tests positive for COVID-19

July 8, 2020 Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Brian Hamman announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. more »»

ME report: Teen's death due to COVID-19 complications

July 8, 2020 The office of the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner has released its report on the death of Carsyn Leigh Davis, the 17-year-old honors student at Cypress Lake High School who died in Miami on June... more »»

Borrow laptops at the Sanibel library with 'Tech IT Out'

July 8, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library's “Tech IT Out” service offers cardholders an easy way to borrow a Dell laptop or MacBook Air for use inside the building. more »»

Chamber hosts virtual Power Hour meeting on water quality

July 8, 2020 Florida Congressman Brian Mast has been instrumental in moderating Lake Okeechobee levels and discharges by showing up uninvited and asking questions, he told Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of... more »»

Foundation awards grant for on-island garden

July 8, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is one of five organizations to receive a Viva Florida Landscape Demonstration Garden grant from the Florida Wildflower Foundation this year. more »»

More than Israel has kept the Sabbath

July 8, 2020 More than Israel has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept Israel — Ahad ha-Am. more »»

SCC honors graduating seniors

July 8, 2020 The H2O Youth Ministry program congratulates Sanibel Community Church’s 2020 high school graduates. more »»

Podcast celebrates beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel

July 8, 2020 The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel introduces Shellcast, the podcast designed to bring a slice of Southwest Florida to people all over the world. more »»

Arts are Vital Grant program taking submissions

July 8, 2020 Formed in partnership with the Meisenberg Family Trust and the Alliance for the Arts, the Arts are Vital Grant is an emergency relief program for Lee County’s arts organizations and individual... more »»

FWC opens registration for Lionfish Challenge

July 8, 2020 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Foundation reported that registration is open for the 2020 Lionfish Challenge. more »»

Federal Duck Stamp available for sale

July 8, 2020 The 2020-2021 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, otherwise known as the Duck Stamp, has arrived at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Nature Store. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

July 8, 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 »»

Number of COVID-19 cases increases on Sanibel

July 7, 2020 Lee County has 7,859 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 7,713 Florida residents and 146 non-residents — including 23 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»

Proclamation extends state of emergency, raises minimum age for masks

July 7, 2020 The city of Sanibel reported today that Mayor Kevin Ruane extended the city's declared state of emergency — originally declared in response to COVID-19 — until July 14, unless further extended. more »»

Status update from city of Sanibel

July 7, 2020 The city of Sanibel provided the following status update as of today. more »»

Island Store renovation project moving along

July 7, 2020 With the outside renovations to the Island Store done, interior work for the project has started. more »»

F.I.S.H. to offer Senior Boxes to combat isolation

July 7, 2020 Senior Boxes, a new offering through F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, will be distributed during August. F.I.S.H. more »»

Bailey's new bakery manager focuses on made-from-scratch items

July 7, 2020 Bailey’s General Store has been a staple on Sanibel for more than 100 years, and its bakery — run by Ashley Jennings — is no exception. Jennings took over as bakery manager at the end of Marc. more »»

F.I.S.H. collecting donations of school supplies

July 7, 2020 While many parents and teachers are unsure of what the Lee County School District reopening plan looks like, F.I.S.H. more »»

CEPD hires new beach ambassador

July 7, 2020 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District recently announced the hiring of a staff member. On June 29, it reported that Todd Hunter has come on board as the beach ambassador. more »»



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