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Residents reminded hurricane season is approaching

The city of Sanibel recently reported on the following with one month until hurricane season: - Hurricane re-entry pass: The re-entry pass easily identifies who and when persons are authorized to return after an evacuation. The re-entry pass program is about safety and security, therefore ...

Annual Ride of Silence planned for islands

The Sanibel Bicycle Club, Billy's Bikes and Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen will host the annual Ride of Silence for the islands on May 19 at 7 p.m. leaving from the restaurant, at 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The worldwide event takes place on the third Wednesday of May every year. Club ...

TBE to remain open during parking lot improvements

Construction recently began to build a new parking lot for the Tarpon Bay recreation area. The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge was able to set aside funding in order to complete the anticipated project, Tarpon Bay Explorers — the refuge’s recreational concession that ...

Reflecting on new trends as the world begins to open

As we cautiously begin to emerge from the patterns of the past year, we wonder what our lives are going to be like going forward. We sense we are through the doldrums of last years’ lockdown and so we reflect on new trends as the world begins to open up. With safety protocols in place, the ...

Finance Department undergoing flooring repairs

Starting May 10, the flooring in the Sanibel Finance Department is being repaired and the department will not be accessible for public walk-ins, city officials reported. The project is expected to be completed in two weeks. During this period, the department is temporarily processing payments ...

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the following areas will be treated for adult mosquitoes from between sunset today and 2 a.m. May 7 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks: - East end from the Sanibel Lighthouse west ...

Lee Health expands vaccination clinic appointments

In an effort to increase availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Southwest Florida community, Lee Health is offering appointments on May 8 to anyone over the age of 16. Its regular days of operation are Tuesday through Friday. The vaccination clinic is open to anyone; you do not need to be ...

CROW releases sea turtle admitted for red tide poisoning

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife released an adult, female loggerhead sea turtle — the largest of the hard-shelled turtles and frequent nester on Southwest Florida beaches — on Sanibel on May 4 after treating the turtle for brevetoxicosis, also known as red tide poisoning. The ...

F.I.S.H announces Maggi Feiner Presidential Endowment Fund

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva recently announced the Maggi Feiner Presidential Endowment Fund to assure sustainable leadership for the organization. “I’m not going anywhere,” Feiner, a 17-year F.I.S.H. volunteer now serving as president and chief executive officer, said. “But I fully ...