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CCP elects officers, receives MSTU and SLR updates

During its recent meeting, the Captiva Community Panel elected its officers for the year, as well as heard updates on the iguana control MSTU petitions and from the Sea Level Rise Committee. On Jan. 12, the panel unanimously voted for Jay Brown to serve as president for 2021. Prior to vote, ...

Rotary to host golf scramble in lieu of annual festival

The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club will host the Charity Cup on Feb. 13 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The golf scramble is being held in lieu of the club's annual Arts and Crafts Festival, due to concerns of the public's health during the current pandemic. The goal is to ...

Sanibel mayor, chamber award first facemask challenge winners

A mask in the shape of a sea turtle and another studded with Sanibel seashells won the first round of the Mayor’s Mask Challenge for December entries. In partnership with the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Mick Denham is awarding cash prizes every month through ...

City to reuse 2016 hurricane re-entry passes again

In the city of Sanibel's continuing efforts to control costs, it is going to continue using the 2016 hurricane re-entry series passes. Residents and businesses issued a 2016 pass should keep it for use in 2021. Used after an evacuation, the passes aid security, speed reentry and provide traffic ...

Sanibel FlyFishers to hold meeting

The Sanibel FlyFishers will hold a meeting on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The featured speaker is Kali Spurgin, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Division of Marine Fisheries Management. She will discuss the state of the fishery in Southwest Florida and major ...

SCUCC, Bat Yam to host theological studies

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, of the Bat Yam-Temple of the Islands, and the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, will co-lead a class on theological studies. “A Twentieth Century Prophet: The Life and Work of Abraham Joshua Heschel” will explore the life story ...

City reports on operation hours, refuse collection

The city of Sanibel's Administrative Offices will be closed on Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will resume regular operating hours on Jan. 19. Refuse, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal Services will be collected on the regularly scheduled ...

City provides status update

The city of Sanibel's “Current Status” in relation to COVID-19 has remained as such since Dec. 15. The sites to monitor for the most current information include: City of Sanibel at www.mysanibel.com; Florida Department of Health at www.FloridaHealth.gov; and Centers for Disease Control and ...

City reminds of holiday decorations regulations

The city of Sanibel recently reminded homeowners and businesses that holiday decorations, lighting and displays which are clearly incidental, customary and commonly associated with any national, local or religious holiday were only permitted through Jan. 9 per the city's ordinances. As of Jan. ...

TCH’s annual ‘1927 Gala’ to feature dinner and more

The Community House is still accepting reservations for its annual reimagined “1927 Gala.” Set for Jan. 22, this year's fundraising event will feature a gourmet five-course dinner prepared by a team of noted island chefs. However, like several community activities planned for last year and ...