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Sanibel farmers market back for 13th season with changes

With new safety guidelines in place, the Sanibel Island Farmers Market will return on Oct. 4. Marking its 13th season, the market will take place on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall from October through May. Organized by Local Roots, which is co-owned by island residents Jean ...

Taste of the Islands gets new format amid pandemic

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife welcomes Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank as the returning presenting sponsor for the 39th Taste of the Islands. It marks the banks' 11th year as the presenting sponsor of the signature event as new changes come about due to the COVID-19 ...

Chamber reinvents Luminary in light of pandemic

This year, in the spirit of good cheer and good health, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce has extended Luminary 2020 from seven hours to seven days for the “Coastal Distance Edition” on Dec. 4-11. “We have worked very closely with the city of Sanibel to ensure that we ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, is open to the public. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — spaghetti and meatballs on Wednesdays; steak sandwiches on Fridays; and tacos on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials and half-pound burgers available. On ...

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

(Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com.) In light of COVID-19, the following announcements have been reported on Sanibel and Captiva to date: BAT YAM TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS The Bat ...

New water conservation ordinance, more for city

The Sanibel Planning Commission was made aware of a new water conservation ordinance, as well as new yard waste collection requirements, during its meeting on Sept. 22. Director of Community Services Keith Williams said prior to the recent rain events, the city was in dialogue with the South ...

F.I.S.H. to distribute PPE kits to community members

In partnership with the city, Community Housing and Resources, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club and Sanibel Community Association, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will distribute COVID personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to community members on Sept. 30 and on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will ...

SCCF: Turtle nest loss minimal from tropical storm

On Sept. 17, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Sea Turtle Team reported that a total of 17 nests were lost to Tropical Storm Sally. Ten nests on Sanibel and seven on Captiva were washed away. SCCF biologist Jack Brzoza used a GPS device to locate nests where the stakes were ...

Bank of the Islands team takes part in Coastal Cleanup

The Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands team volunteered to help the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation complete the Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 19. A team of 30 volunteers and their families wore masks and stayed socially distant while tackling Sanibel’s beaches. “We are so ...

SCIAR takes part in Coastal Cleanup

On Sept. 19, thanks to the organizational efforts of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day offered a chance for the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors to get out and do what it loves — volunteer. While it was a little ...