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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village set for reopening

The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will reopen to visitors for the season on Oct. 20. “We are excited to open for guests to visit and enjoy all the Historical Village has to offer,” Executive Director Emilie Alfino said. “Thanks to months of work by our board and staff, we are ...

The Island Store reopens, welcomes back community

Following a year's worth of renovations, The Island Store is once again open to shoppers. The grocery and delicatessen shop reopened its doors to the public on Oct. 5. “We were able to open ahead of schedule on Monday,” Calli Johnson, whose family owns Bailey's General Store on Sanibel ...

Multiple races, constitutional amendments on ballot

With early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election taking place from Oct. 19-31 in Lee County, islanders will find a number of races on their ballot, along with several constitutional amendments. On the county level, Republican Kevin Ruane is running for the Lee County Board of County ...

Library reopens with safety measures in place

After nearly seven months, the Captiva Memorial Library has reopened its doors to patrons. On Oct. 6, the Lee County Library System — which includes the island branch — announced the reopening of five libraries and the Talking Books Library lobby. All of its branches were closed earlier ...

Lee Health seeking blood donations

The county’s health care leader is in dire need of Type O+ blood. According to Lee Health, their supply of Type O+ blood remains critically low and are below normal supply levels for blood types across the board. “The coronavirus pandemic has led to many canceled blood drives and the ...

Islander selling face masks to support charities

A Sanibel resident with ties to two restaurants on Captiva has been making and selling face masks the last couple of months, with buyers able to pick one of several charities for the proceeds to benefit. Sandy Bieri — whose husband, Andreas Bieri, owns The Green Flash and The Mucky Duck — ...

Lee County VCB: Tourism drops by over half

The number of of visitors to Lee County dropped 64 percent per lodging statistics in the tourism snapshot of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau’s data for April to June this year, representing the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. The county was hit particularly hard by ...

Sanibel Public Meetings

The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - Oct. 14: Sanibel Fire and Rescue District's monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at Station 171, at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel. For more information or the agenda, visit www.sanibelfire.com.

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 be a Virtual Wine Event with Bailey's General Store set for Oct. 14. Businesses interested in ...