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Community meet-and-greet planned with city manager candidates

On Sept. 15, the Sanibel City Council selected five candidates for consideration for the position of city manager. The finalists were selected out of a total of 96 applications received by Colin Baenziger & Associates, the firm hired to lead the nationwide search. Two of the five finalists ...

CROW announces return of annual Taste of the Islands

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife announced its upcoming 40th Taste of the Islands. Last year’s “reimagined” fundraiser was so successful that CROW has adopted the new format for this year. The event will continue in participating restaurants and last throughout the month of ...

F.I.S.H. releases results of senior needs assessment

In April, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva released a survey to 3,000 random households aged 55 or older across Sanibel and Captiva addressing an array of topics related to living on the islands. Funded by the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and facilitated by Polco, the Community Assessment ...

‘Ding’ Darling Day postponed, photo contest extended

Due to federal restrictions regarding the coronavirus, the 33rd annual “Ding” Darling Day on Oct. 10 at the Lakes Park in Fort Myers has been postponed until the spring of 2022. “Public health and safety are at the forefront of our concerns,” J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife ...

Sanibel district promotes safety for Fire Prevention Week

The Sanibel Fire and Rescue District is working with the National Fire Protection Association to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, which runs from Oct. 3 through Oct. 9. Themed “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” for this year, the campaign helps to educate the public ...

Lee Health: Resurge possible without vaccination increase

In concluding her Q&A with members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce during a Sept. 15 virtual business meeting, Lee Health Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer Dr. Stephanie Stovall expressed concern that without a significant increase in coronavirus ...

Retiring city manager to be honored

An event is being planned by the Sanibel community to honor retiring City Manager Judie Zimomra and thank her for her long years of service. Titled “Thank You, Judie!”, it will be an “open house” on Dec. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibel. Light refreshments will be ...

Lions hear from city manager on Sanibel’s past, current state

As she approached her retirement after 20 years as the city manager for Sanibel, Judie Zimomra addressed the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club at its September meeting. She briefly recapped her years of service to the community. Zimomra emphasized that she was just the manager, and it was the ...

F.I.S.H. reports on staff role changes

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva recently reported that it is restructuring in order to maximize the talents of its staff members by reorganizing current roles to better serve the island community. Heike Gosselin, another recent hire, continues as the Walk-In Center manager. She will remain the ...

Refuge welcomes visitor services intern

Tucker Phillips recently joined the team at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel as a Jim & Liz Birmingham 2022 visitor services intern, working full-time with Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland through the 2021-22 season. Phillips arrived from his hometown of ...