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Rare leatherback nests again on Sanibel

June 4, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that Juniper, a rare leatherback sea turtle, returned to the islands' shores on May 28 and nested agai. more »»

 
 
 

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Rare leatherback nests again on Sanibel

June 4, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation reported that Juniper, a rare leatherback sea turtle, returned to the islands' shores on May 28 and nested agai. more »»

“Diner’s Delight” coupon books are back

June 4, 2020 With restaurants reopening as COVID-19 restrictions ease, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club has reinitiated the sale of its annual “Diner’s Delight” coupon books that offer 2-for-1 savings on entrees... more »»

Least terns nesting at Bowman's Beach

June 4, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht reported that were about seven active least tern nests at Bowman's Beach on Sanibel as of June 3. more »»

Record high total of sea turtle nests for islands

June 4, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Coastal Wildlife Director Kelly Sloan reported that all the sea turtle volunteers are back on patrol now, as the off-island volunteers rejoined on June . more »»

Panel to discuss real estate market conditions, more

June 4, 2020 Four Southwest Florida professionals will take part in a free Webinar panel on June 16 at 2 p.m. to discuss real estate market conditions, investment strategies, lending products and trends. more »»

News from around the region

COVID-19 in-patient case average up in Lee County

June 3, 2020 Health officials on Wednesday told of a “new normal” in Lee County when it comes to COVID-19 cases. President and CEO of Lee Health D. more »»

DeSantis opening bars, movie theaters

June 3, 2020 Starting Friday, the reopening of bars and movie theaters will be allowed in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday. more »»

Administrative investigation sustains managment fault in handling of city payroll tax problem

June 3, 2020 An administrative investigation into the city of Cape Coral's Finance Department ordered in the wake of a payroll payment snafu that led to more than $420,000 in IRS fines and penalties has sustaine... more »»

Back to School Immunizations: DOH-Lee plans weekend immunization clinics

June 3, 2020 The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is reminding parents of kindergartners, seventh graders, out-of-state, transfer, and college students to make sure their children’s... more »»

Speaking out: Peaceful protests crop up in Southwest Florida in wake of killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer

June 2, 2020 As cries ring out across communities nationwide for equality in the form of protests, local civil rights organizations, community members and law enforcement leaders are speaking out regarding the... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Island school takes end-of-year talent show online

June 2, 2020 The Sanibel School has taken one of its traditions virtual in light of the COVID-19 pandemi. more »»

BIG ARTS launches virtual gallery for artist's solo show

May 29, 2020 BIG ARTS is taking the arts online with the launch of its first virtual gallery on its Website. more »»

Monthly exhibit at TCH

May 27, 2020 During the months of June and July, local artists and Sanibel-Captiva Art League members Bob Marshall and Anita Force Marshall will exhibit their work on The Community House's Website. more »»

KLCB to host screening, discussion for World Oceans Day

May 27, 2020 Keep Lee County Beautiful is hosting a virtual screening and discussion of “The Story of Plastic” on June 8 in honor of World Oceans Day. more »»

Summer youth programming available — with adjustments

May 26, 2020 With the end of the school year quickly approaching, some island entities have already committed to providing summer programs for youths, while others are still deciding on whether to provide any. more »»

Business

“Diner’s Delight” coupon books are back

June 4, 2020 With restaurants reopening as COVID-19 restrictions ease, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club has reinitiated the sale of its annual “Diner’s Delight” coupon books that offer 2-for-1 savings on entrees... more »»

Panel to discuss real estate market conditions, more

June 4, 2020 Four Southwest Florida professionals will take part in a free Webinar panel on June 16 at 2 p.m. to discuss real estate market conditions, investment strategies, lending products and trends. more »»

Status update from city of Sanibel

June 3, 2020 The city of Sanibel provided the following status update as today. more »»

DeSantis reopening bars, movie theaters

June 3, 2020 Starting June 5, the reopening of bars and movie theaters will be allowed in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced toda. more »»

City council continues implementation of reopening plan

June 3, 2020 On June 2, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane extended the city's declared state of emergency — originally declared in response to COVID-19 — through June 9, unless further extended. more »»

Obituaries

Virginia S (Van Horn) Taub

May 28, 2020 COTUIT, MA /SANIBEL ISLAND, FL ­ Virginia S. (Van Horn) Taub, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. more »»

John L Rushworth Sr

May 22, 2020 John (Jack) L. Rushworth Sr. passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers. Born in Porthcawl, Wales, Jack joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 17. more »»

Rodney "Roddy" Mott West

May 13, 2020 Rodney "Roddy" Mott West, 72, a resident of Sanibel Island and Minneapolis died Sunday, May 10, 2020.   Roddy grew up in Excelsior, MN, attended The Blake School and the University of Minnesota. more »»

Weston Holmes Palmer

May 7, 2020 Weston Holmes Palmer of Sanibel Island, FL passed away on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 peacefully in his sleep at the age of 75 from natural causes. more »»

Dorothy Matthews Moore

May 5, 2020 Sikeston - Dorothy Matthews Moore, 90, died peacefully on April 23rd at Chateau Girardeau. more »»

Local Columns

What a SWOT analysis says about water related issues

June 2, 2020 It is hard to believe that only 18 months ago the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge was devastated by a massive red tide outbreak. more »»

Back on the water? Watch for manatees

June 2, 2020 As much of the world has stayed home over the past few months, there have been reports of manatees and other wildlife thriving in areas they are not normally seen. more »»

Social isolation, loneliness and COVID-19

June 2, 2020 As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are required to be less social in order to avoid infecting themselves and others with the virus. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians hear from HANWASH founding member

June 2, 2020 It is extremely hard to believe that in today's day and age with all the technology available, that there are still people who lack the fundamental property of clean wate. more »»

Safe at Sea: The dilemmas of docking

June 2, 2020 Here’s a situation all boaters have either witnessed — or worse yet — experienced: You and your fellow boaters decide to stop at the local marina for lunc. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Setting a healthy example

June 2, 2020 To the editor: Costco has become a guiding light in this world of fake news. You can’t enter its warehouse locations without a face covering. more »»

Freedom must overcome fear

May 26, 2020 To the editor: Freedom is the ability to do things in the present. Fear is the worry that present actions may result in a future bad event. Science is the antidote to fear. Science provides knowledge. more »»

Masks needed at island eateries

May 19, 2020 To the editor: Restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva, please protect your employees and our community … wear masks! I was shocked to see the lack of masks being worn at our restaurants. more »»

Council can still take action

May 19, 2020 To the editor: On May 12, the Sanibel City Council voted to reopen hotels and short-term rentals to visitor. more »»

Some freedoms are not absolute

May 12, 2020 To the editor: As Constitutional conservatives we consider the freedoms in our First, Fourth and Fourteenth amendments as cornerstones of our democracy. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Status update from city of Sanibel

June 3, 2020 The city of Sanibel provided the following status update as today. more »»

City council continues implementation of reopening plan

June 3, 2020 On June 2, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane extended the city's declared state of emergency — originally declared in response to COVID-19 — through June 9, unless further extended. more »»

Marine Lab plans seagrass surveys to support manatee zone

June 3, 2020 Those familiar with the waters on the east side of Sanibel know that slow speed zone buoys once marked a 300-foot-wide zone from the Lighthouse to Dixie Beach Blv. more »»

KLCB: Properly dispose of litter and trash

June 3, 2020 As states and cities across the country move forward with plans to reopen parts of their economies and more people go outdoors and seek recreation in public spaces, including parks and beaches, Keep... more »»

Saltwater fishing openings, closures for June

June 3, 2020 On June 1, the following saltwater fisheries opened or closed to harvest: - Gag grouper opened for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters (does not... more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 06-10

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings offers 90-minute walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.Cost is $5 per person, plus tax; check in at the front office.Reservations required at 239-472-4119. more »


 
 
 
 
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