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COVID-19 cases increase by one on Sanibel

Lee County has recorded 20,445 cases of COVID-19 — 20,129 Florida residents and 316 non-residents — including 53 cases between Sanibel and Captiva, according to the Florida Department of Health. As of today's update, the DOH reported that there are 704,568 confirmed cases for Florida. ...

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 ...

CEPD approves final budget and millage rate

The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's commission approved an operating millage rate greater than the rolled back rate during its final budget hearing on Sept. 21. The board unanimously approved its 2020-21 operating millage rate of 0.4395, which is greater than the rolled back rate of ...

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 ...

Fire commissioners approve district’s millage rate, budget

The Captiva Island Fire Control District's commission adopted a final millage rate of 1.7540 mills and a budget of $3,959,246 for the upcoming fiscal year at its recent second and final budget hearing. On Sept. 24, the commissioners voted unanimously 3-0 for the proposed operating rate — a ...

Local business giving back

Community Housing and Resources hosts a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations, with the location donating a percentage of its daily sales to CHR. The next one will take place on Sept. 30 at the Over Easy Cafe, Suncatchers' Dream and On Island, at 630 Tarpon Bay ...

County library system to host virtual Fandom Fest all month

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library, will host its second annual Fandom Fest as a free virtual celebration of fandoms and geek culture during October. The virtual event will offer participants of all ages the opportunity to participate in cosplay, crafts, ...

Sanibel Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - Oct. 6: Sanibel City Council's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. For more information or the agenda, visit www.mysanibel.com.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest wins SUNsational Awards

The Lee County Visitor & Convention has won four SUNsational Awards for the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. It is the fourth year in a row the event has garnered awards. The Florida Festivals & Events Association recently announced the 2020 winners of its annual awards. The organization ...