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Mayor extends measures on parking fines, alcohol

In addition to extending the city's state of emergency for an additional seven days on Sept. 1, Mayor Kevin Ruane extended two previously adopted city measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. The temporary increase in the fine for illegal parking on Sanibel will remain $200 to prevent the ...

SCCF extends thanks to sea turtle volunteers for efforts

This is the time of year when sea turtles have finished laying new nests and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation's primary focus turns to monitoring and inventorying previously discovered nests. As of Sept. 2, over 690 nests had hatched and been inventoried by SCCF volunteers and ...

Governor appoints Eagle as Florida DEO executive director

Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed state representative and House Majority Leader Dane Eagle to become the next executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Leader Eagle is an experienced legislator, a family man, and the right choice to lead DEO,” DeSantis said in a ...

CHR to resume #GBW events starting with fall lineup

Community Housing and Resources announced the return of its Give Back Wednesday campaign. After a brief hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, CHR is back and ready to help out island businesses with a #GBW. Join it every other Wednesday beginning Sept. 2 to eat, shop and sip while enjoying the ...

Monthly exhibit at TCH

During the month of September, local artist and Sanibel-Captiva Art League member Brad MacKenzie will exhibit his work at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The public can view his pieces from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. The exhibit is also available as a virtual show ...

DOH-Lee announces pop-up, walk-up testing sites

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County, in partnership with Lee County Government, will provide free walk-up COVID-19 testing throughout the county during the month of September. Staff will have 300 tests available at each site for ages 4 and older. Children under age 4 will be ...

TCH hosts ‘Rib Night’ Community Social

The Community House held its “Rib Night” Community Social on Aug. 21. Resident Chef Jarred Harris served up a menu of green pea salad and jicama slaw for the starters; bourbon-glazed baby back ribs, St. Louis-style ribs with a sweet-and-spicy dry rub and Cuban-style country spare ribs for ...