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What are propagules?

July 1, 2020 This time of year, you may notice something that looks similar to a large green bean hanging on trees, washed up on the beaches or even floating in the water. more »»

DDWS, refuge report WoW project rolling along

July 1, 2020 Building, design and curriculum planning continue on the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Wildlife on Wheels (WoW) mobile classroom project. more »»

City presents Independence Day operation hours and refuse collection scheduled

July 1, 2020 The city of Sanibel reported that its Administrative Offices will be closed on July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday, and that they will resume regular operating hours on July 6. more »»

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with native plants

July 1, 2020 June 22-28 marked National Pollinator Week. more »»

Maestro to return in 2021 to conduct farewell orchestra concerts

July 1, 2020 Amy Ginsburg, executive director of the Southwest Florida Symphony, recently announces that Maestro Nir Kabaretti will return in the spring of 2021 to guest conduct concerts as a proper farewell... more »»

MLB announces 2020 regular season

July 1, 2020 Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred Jr. recently announced that Major League Baseball anticipates beginning its 2020 regular season in approximately one month on July 23 or July 24. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

July 1, 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 »»

City council votes on masks, temporarily closes parking

June 30, 2020 During a special meeting today, the Sanibel City Council approved the mandatory wearing of face coverings and the temporary closure of all city-owned and -operated, paid beach parking lots. more »»

Sanibel’s seasonal ban on fertilizers to go into effect

June 30, 2020 With the arrival of the rainy season comes a blackout period for certain fertilizers on Sanibel. From July 1 through Sept. more »»

New plantings, more going in at San-Cap Road project

June 30, 2020 With the first and second phases of the emergency shore protection project on Sanibel-Captiva Road near Blind Pass completed, the final step of installing new vegetation is scheduled for this week. more »»

CROW admits 3,000th patient

June 30, 2020 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife admitted its 3,000th patient of the year on June 23 — three weeks earlier than reaching the same number of admissions in 2019. more »»

Horse conch found on Sanibel

June 30, 2020 Franklin Bennett, of Nashville, Tennessee, found a horse conch on June 14 at Bowman's Beach on Sanibel. The shell was partially buried in the ocean floor, about 10 feet from the shoreline. more »»

County operations adjusted for upcoming holiday

June 30, 2020 The Fourth of July holiday will result in some closures and schedule changes for Lee County operations. County administrative offices will close on July 3 and will reopen on July 6. more »»

Old quarantine station on Cayo Costa

June 30, 2020 The Friends of Cayo Costa State Park recently shared that quarantining has been going on for more than 100 years on Southwest Florida shores. more »»

Business Notes

June 30, 2020 New owners, name for Sanibel Medical Dr. Bob Bussing and his wife, Nancy, recently purchased Sanibel Medical from Dr. more »»

The Community House

June 30, 2020 The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Smoke on the Island Smoke on the Island will be held on July 3 at 6 p.m. more »»

Number of COVID-19 cases increases again on Sanibel

June 29, 2020 Lee County has 5,363 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — 5,246 Florida residents and 117 non-residents — including 18 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. more »»

CROW's red-tailed hawk Ambassador saves a life

June 29, 2020 A red-shouldered hawk rescued on Sanibel is back in the air after receiving a life-saving blood transfusion from Talon, a red-tailed hawk Animal Ambassador at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of... more »»

Sanibel Sea School closes summer camps for season

June 29, 2020 As of June 25, the Sanibel Sea School's summer camps are canceled. more »»



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