Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander Newsen-usWed, 12 Aug 2020 19:56:15 EDTWed, 12 Aug 2020 19:56:15 EDT safely makes emergency landing on Sanibel beach Sanibel Police Department reported that a plane safely made an emergency landing at approximately 1:20 p.m. today on Sanibel at the beach near West Gulf Beach Drive Access #6.Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 EDTCOVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel County has 16,872 confirmed cases of COVID-19 - 16,577 Florida residents and 295 non-residents - including 43 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health.Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 EDTExecutive director of shell museum steps down seven years at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Executive Director Dorrie Hipschman has stepped down from her role to pursue other opportunities.Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 EDTHatching season in full swing as nesting slows down Aug. 5, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan reported that sea turtle nesting is winding down, while hatching season is picking up.Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 EDTSanibel Sea School to host educational programs Sanibel Sea School will offer a variety of limited in-person offerings for children, families and small groups this fall, including after-school sessions, family private programs and customized home-school sessions.Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:00:00 EDT