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City council OKs new budget, millage rate

The Sanibel City Council recently adopted a final ad valorem operating millage rate of 1.8922 mills and a budget of $76,711,153 for the upcoming fiscal year at its second and last budget hearing. On Sept. 27, the council voted unanimously 5-0 for the proposed millage rate — which exceeds the ...

CEPD board approves new budget, millage rate

The Captiva Erosion Prevention District’s commission adopted a final ad valorem operating millage rate of 0.4395 mills and a budget of $678,072 for the upcoming fiscal year at its second and last budget hearing. On Oct. 2, the commissioners voted 4-0 for the proposed millage rate — which ...

Lee County budget approved

On Sept. 21, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a $2.3 billion budget, which increases the total budget by 10 percent while offsetting spending increases by utilizing reserves and rising property values to bring the county’s millage rate equal to the rollback rate. The ...

American Legion

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Oct. 7: Open mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - Oct. 12: General meeting at 6 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with steak sandwiches on Fridays and tacos on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials ...

CROW Calendar of Events

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following: - WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6 Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums at 11 a.m. Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the ...

Health alert issued for South Seas beach access

Today, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County notified the public of a red tide bloom near South Seas Plantation beach access on Captiva. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms, such as eye, nose and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms. Some individuals ...

Youth basketball celebrates end of season with awards

The city of Sanibel's Youth Fall Basketball League wrapped up its season on Sept. 24 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Also, the Tiny Tots Division for ages 3-4 wrapped up its season on Sept. 25. Participants ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade had a great season and learned the ...

Volunteers needed to restore habitat at Hemp Key

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's Marine Lab and Coastal Watch are looking for volunteers to take boat trips to Hemp Key in the Pine Island Sound for restoration work. The trips will take place throughout the fall months to disperse fossil shell to promote oyster growth and plant ...

Remember: Sanibel is a sanctuary for wildlife

Living on Sanibel, where conserved wildlands occupy nearly 70 percent of the island, eventually results in some unexpected animal encounters. Whether you are familiar with South Florida wildlife (both native and exotic animals) or everything you encounter is a surprise, always remember that the ...

Sanibel Island Fishing Club to meet

The Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its first meeting of the year on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, with a half-hour social to begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will go over the club's upcoming season and include topics such as fishing outings, ...