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Virus-related updates on island activities, more

June 10, 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 »»

UPDATE: CEPD decides on beach parking rates, lot attendant

June 10, 2020 UPDATE: At its June 8 meeting, the Captiva Erosion Prevention District's commission decided to maintain the updated parking rates at the Alison Hagerup Beach lot; the current rates are $25 for two... more »»

Nature Near You highlights navigation

June 10, 2020 The ninth week of Nature Near You, the Sanibel Sea School's e-newsletter, featured navigation. Through emails delivered at 9 a.m. more »»

Bailey Homestead, garden center reopens to public

June 10, 2020 As of June 9, the SCCF Bailey Homestead and Native Landscapes & Garden Center reopened on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

Try hand at fishing without license during upcoming weekend

June 10, 2020 Last week kicked off National Fishing and Boating Week, with license-free saltwater fishing during this past weekend and license-free freshwater fishing scheduled for the weekend of June 13-14. more »»

CECI summer camp scholarships available

June 10, 2020 The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation recently awarded $25,000 in scholarship funds to the Children’s Education Center of the Islands to enable families to send their preschoolers to summer camp. more »»

City resumes sale of 'A' and 'A/C' parking permits

June 10, 2020 The city resumed the sale of 2020 “A” and “A/C” beach parking permits for residents and property owners on June 8 at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. more »»

Mask sales benefitting F.I.S.H.

June 10, 2020 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva recently reported that Three Crafty Ladies is selling protective face masks and donating $1 to F.I.S.H. for every mask sold. more »»

Zonta provides emergency support on Sanibel

June 10, 2020 At its year-end board meeting on May 27 via Zoom, the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva voted to award emergency grants to help island organizations during the economic crisis stemming from COVID-1. more »»

SCIAR encourages food pantry donations

June 10, 2020 In the month of May, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors challenged its members and affiliate business partners to donate food and/or supplies to F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. more »»

SCCF Marine Lab scientists present at CHNEP Watershed Summit

June 10, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab staffers presented their research and updates on various projects at the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership 2020 Watershed Summit. more »»

Celebrating all turtles on World Turtle Day

June 10, 2020 May 27 marked World Turtle Day. Did you know that turtles now have the highest threat level for extinction of any vertebrate group on the planet? They just surpass primates. more »»

Right tools mean everything when releasing deep-water fish

June 10, 2020 It’s that time of year when you may be fishing for snapper and grouper. more »»

F.I.S.H. food pantry always open to donations

June 10, 2020 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva reported that food is one of the most basic survival needs, yet there is a significant portion of the island community who struggle to put food on the table. more »»

City proclamation reopens playground, extends state of emergency

June 9, 2020 The city reported that the Sanibel Community Park playground, at 2231 Periwinkle Way, has reopened based upon Proclamation 20-037 signed today by Mayor Kevin Ruan. more »»

Additional summer programs initiated on islands for youths

June 9, 2020 With the lifting of more COVID-19 restrictions in recent weeks and further reopening of the islands, additional entities and organizations are offering summertime youth camps and family activities. more »»

City council takes action on rentals, more

June 9, 2020 At its recent monthly meeting, the Sanibel City Council voted on several measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including rentals, city parking and the Sanibel Recreation Center. more »»

Legion to retire old flags at annual Flag Day ceremony

June 9, 2020 American Legion Post 123 will host a ceremony this weekend in recognition of Flag Day and the community is invited to attend, as well as bring any American flags that need to be retired. more »»

Horse conch found on Sanibel

June 9, 2020 Gemma Plumb, 10, a new Sanibel resident, found a horse conch on May 16 near Parking Lot 3 on West Gulf Drive on Sanibe. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

June 9, 2020 The most common question we get asked when taking a group kayaking is “where should I put my hands?” Here is a quick tip to help: while holding the paddle above your head, your arms should be at a 9... more »»



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