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City hosting blood drive to meet community need

June 3, 2020 The City of Sanibel is sponsoring the Lee Health Blood Center's Bloodmobile on June 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanib. more »»

Free meals in Lee County to continue through summer

June 3, 2020 The School District of Lee County will continue to provide free meals for ages 18 and younger this summer through the Summer BreakSpot program, with over 40 meal distribution sites set up. more »»

Lee Health, NCH encourage continued safety protocols

June 3, 2020 As Southwest Florida reopens public spaces and activities, the Southwest Florida region’s healthcare leaders Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System (NCH) continue to work together on regional efforts... more »»

Pelican from one of Atlantic's oldest, largest colonies

June 3, 2020 During a recent monitoring survey, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht and Marine Science Educator Kealy McNeal reported a banded brown pelican with a fully... more »»

KLCB: Properly dispose of litter and trash

June 3, 2020 As states and cities across the country move forward with plans to reopen parts of their economies and more people go outdoors and seek recreation in public spaces, including parks and beaches, Keep... more »»

MudBugs raises funds for children's hospital

June 3, 2020 Owners Ron and Sue Rice reported that MudBugs Cajun Kitchen on Sanibel recently raised and donated $25,000 to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida as part of a fundraiser. more »»

Saltwater fishing openings, closures for June

June 3, 2020 On June 1, the following saltwater fisheries opened or closed to harvest: - Gag grouper opened for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters (does not... more »»

Garden center adds new plants, curbside pickup

June 3, 2020 The SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center recently received a new shipment of plants, which are now available online. more »»

Go natural with native plants

June 3, 2020 These days many Americans are spending more time out in their yards and for good reason. Working in the yard is a healthy pastime and a great hobby. Plus, it’s therapeutic and helps alleviate boredom. more »»

CECI extends thanks for repaired, replaced lights

June 3, 2020 In recent months, the Children’s Education Center of the Islands has had an outpouring of community support to move along its capital improvement plans. more »»

FWC approves State Reef Fish Survey

June 3, 2020 At its May meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved implementation of the new State Reef Fish Survey. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

June 3, 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 »»

Mosquito control set for islands

June 2, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial adulticiding activity. more »»

Island school takes end-of-year talent show online

June 2, 2020 The Sanibel School has taken one of its traditions virtual in light of the COVID-19 pandemi. more »»

Summer reading program kicks off for library system

June 2, 2020 Through the Lee County Library System, the Captiva Memorial Library is offering children, teens and adults fun activities and an opportunity to win prizes during the annual Summer Reading Program. more »»

Firefighters sharpen skills during training at house

June 2, 2020 The Captiva Island Fire Control District's crews recently had another chance to take part in some hands-on, real-life scenario training thanks to an island couple who offered up their residence. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

June 2, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - June 9: Sanibel Planning Commission meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibe. more »»

Captiva Public Meetings

June 2, 2020 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - June 8: Captiva Erosion Prevention District's monthly meeting at 1 p.m. via Zoom. For more information or the agenda, visit more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

June 2, 2020 When kayaking, instead of bicycling your hands out and back with each stroke, keep arms relatively straight. Paddling with arms alone is inefficient and fatiguing. more »»

Offshore Sailing School reschedules program

June 2, 2020 The Offshore Sailing School recently launched a new six-day, seven-night experiential course, called “Fast Track to Sailing,” that will provide a Bachelor of Sailing Certificate for new and returnin... more »»



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