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SCCF: Leave nothing but footprints behind on beaches

June 17, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht and Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan urge beach-goers to be mindful of ongoing shorebird and sea turtle nesting. more »»

Virtual tasting to feature rosé, sparkling wines

June 17, 2020 Bailey's General Store will host a free Virtual Wine Tasting via Zoom on July 2 at 5 p.m., featuring the J Vineyards California Cuvée Brut Sparkling and the Fleur de Mer Cotes de Provence Rosé. more »»

TCH in search of local fruit donations

June 17, 2020 The Community House and Resident Chef Jarred Harris are seeking donations of locally-grown fruit. more »»

Recreational red snapper season starts

June 17, 2020 The recreational red snapper season started on June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and will remain open through July 25, closing on July 26. more »»

Mosquito control set for islands

June 16, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial activity for the islands. more »»

State of emergency extended, city provides status update

June 16, 2020 The city of Sanibel reported today that Mayor Kevin Ruane issued a proclamation extending the declared state of emergency — originally declared in response to COVID-19 — until June 23, unless furthe... more »»

Seahorse Festival Art Contest winners named

June 16, 2020 The Sanibel School PTA announced the winners of the annual Seahorse Festival Art Contest. Officials reported that the festival was postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

CCP covers sea-level rise report, sewer study and no wake signs

June 16, 2020 The Captiva Community Panel was presented with the findings from a sea-level rise vulnerability assessment at its recent meeting, as well as heard updates on a comprehensive engineering study for a... more »»

Commission approves new district radios

June 16, 2020 The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's commission approved new radios for both stations and the district’s apparatus during its recent meeting, as well as heard updates on training and mor. more »»

CEPD keeps parking rates, cancels attendants

June 16, 2020 At its recent meeting, the Captiva Erosion Prevention District's commission decided to retain the current parking rate fees and cancel the weekend attendants at the Alison Hagerup Beach lo. more »»

Captiva crews respond to two fires in weeks

June 16, 2020 The Captiva Island Fire Control District’s commission heard at its meeting about two fire calls crews responded to in recent weeks, as well as was updated on the open, entry-level firefighter... more »»

American Legion

June 16, 2020 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - June 18: Open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - June 21: Fish and shrimp from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

June 16, 2020 Check out the smartphone app, Polaris GPS, the GPS app is free for Android devices. Polaris GPS can be a useful tool for planning and tracking your route. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

June 16, 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 »»

CROW to reopen center with safety protocols in place

June 12, 2020 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's AWC Visitor Education Center on Sanibel will reopen to the public on June 15 after being closed for two months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

Cristobal's winds, high tides wash away turtle nests

June 12, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that Tropical Storm Cristobal recently passed through the Gulf of Mexico delivering high winds and waves to the islands' shores and intensifying... more »»

TBE offering some tours under phase two reopening

June 12, 2020 On June 5, Tarpon Bay Explorers began offering Kayak and Standup Paddleboard tours, along with its Nature & Sealife Cruises. more »»

Hearing examiner extends final presentation on Eden Oak

June 12, 2020 On June 4, the Lee County Hearing Examiner granted an extension to move the final arguments from the Eden Oak applicant and staff from June 24 to Dec. 11. more »»

Early summer rains bringing on frog calls

June 12, 2020 Heavy rains brought about by Tropical Storm Cristobal started our wet season earlier than usual. more »»

City taking reservations for use of recreation center

June 11, 2020 As of today, the Sanibel Recreation Center is accepting reservations for lap swimming and the utilization of the weight room and outdoor tennis/pickleball courts beginning on June 15. more »»



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