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American Legion commemorates Flag Day

June 25, 2020 Legionaries and the community gathered on June 14, Flag Day, to commemorate the service of worn and tattered U.S. flags. more »»

Sanibel Prescribed Fire Team evaluating conditions for burn

June 25, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, in cooperation with the city of Sanibel and other local partners, is planning to conduct a prescribed burn of a portion of the Erick A. more »»

Fourth of July activities

June 25, 2020 In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of the annual Fourth of July activities on the islands are not taking place. more »»

Lee Health to hold virtual series on chronic pain

June 25, 2020 Would you like to learn how to better manage chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, headaches and more? Lee Health recently announced a free six-week workshop, entitled... more »»

Call for bikes brings in 50 for Gladiolus Food Pantry

June 24, 2020 Over the past few weeks, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab Research Associate Mark Thompson and his son, Yuan, have been contacted by many islanders with used bicycles that they wan... more »»

Summer Reading Program continues at Sanibel library

June 24, 2020 The Sanibel Public Library and Youth Services Librarian Deanna Evans is inviting families with children ages “baby to teen” to register online for the 2020 Summer Reading Program. more »»

Research investigates red tide impacts on nesting turtles

June 24, 2020 As part of a red tide research project on the maternal health of sea turtles, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation turtle team has collected 97 samples from nesting females so far this seaso. more »»

Marine Lab finds sea slugs may restore seagrass beds

June 24, 2020 Recently, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Marine Lab provided an update on annual seagrass surveys in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refug. more »»

F.I.S.H. provides CECI with snacks

June 24, 2020 The Children’s Education Center of the Islands received healthy snack options from F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva for the campers in its summer program. CECI Executive Director Kerra Pike thanked F.I.S. more »»

Marine lab, FGCU documenting effects of river runoff on estuary

June 24, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Marine Lab is working with Florida Gulf Coast University scientists on an EPA grant designed to improve the understanding of how water management and... more »»

Find FWC fishing regulations via Fish Rules App

June 24, 2020 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently announced it is has partnered with Fish Rules App to provide up-to-date information on Florida’s saltwater fishing regulations. more »»

SCCF: Cane toads multiplying fast in recent weeks

June 24, 2020 The heavy rains over the last few weeks in Southwest Florida have filled in many temporary or ephemeral wetlands. more »»

Virtual tasting to feature rosé, sparkling wines

June 24, 2020 Bailey's General Store will offer a free Virtual Wine Tasting via Zoom on July 2 at 5 p.m. with guest host Mike McCahill and featuring two selections, J Vineyards' California Cuvée and Fleur de M. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

June 24, 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 23, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial activity for the barrier islands. more »»

TCH to host Smoke on the Island with public safety the top priority

June 23, 2020 With few activities scheduled around the Fourth of July holiday this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Community House has found a way to keep one community tradition alive. more »»

‘Perfect storm’ leads to above-normal mosquito activity

June 23, 2020 While the islands normally see a rise in mosquitoes heading into the rainy summer months, the Lee County Mosquito Control District has been out in full force this year thanks to a few factors. more »»

Ban on nitrogen, phosphorous fertilizers in effect

June 23, 2020 With the arrival of rainy season comes a blackout period for certain fertilizers on Captiva. From June 1 through Sep. more »»

FWC: Keep beaches dark, clean for sea turtles

June 23, 2020 Florida beaches are a go-to destination for summer fun — and for sea turtles, they are a go-to destination for laying eggs. more »»

Historical village features kit cottage from Sears Roebuck

June 23, 2020 Almost 100 years ago, a charming cottage that came to be called Morning Glories was ordered from a Sears Roebuck catalog to be built on Sanibel on the San Carlos Bay. more »»



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