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Mayor issues proclamation, adjusts restrictions

May 20, 2020 On May 19, the city of Sanibel reported that Mayor Kevin Ruane extended the declared state of emergency — originally declared in response to COVID-19 — until May 26, unless further extended. more »»

SCCF officials: Help protect nesting shorebirds

May 20, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht is asking that the public please help spread the word on how to safely share the shore with nesting shorebirds. more »»

Perspectives on safe boating

May 20, 2020 It is a proven fact that wearing life jackets saves lives, however why are they not more commonly worn? Let’s dig deeper on personal attitudes toward wearing a life jacket. more »»

Be aware on local waterways: Manatees, mating herds typical

May 19, 2020 Springtime inspires mating seasons for a variety of wildlife, from alligators to wading birds. And Florida’s state marine mammal — the manatee — is a highlighted species that starts to see sparks fly. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

May 19, 2020 As we head into the rainy season, remember paddling through a light drizzle can be enjoyable; however, paddling through a heavy rain thunderstorm can be miserable. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

May 19, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com. more »»

City council readdresses rentals, more

May 18, 2020 The Sanibel City Council approved lifting restrictions on accommodations, extending parking restrictions through the end of the month and increasing parking fees at a recent meeting. more »»

DDWS announces postponement of tarpon tourney

May 13, 2020 The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the Tarpon Tournament Committee recently reached the difficult decision to postpone the 9th Annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford's... more »»

Testing the waters after taking time off the water

May 13, 2020 As Florida heads into “Phase One” recovery let us not lose sight of watersport safety. Much like many people forgot the uncomfortable feeling of driving for the first time on a snow-covered road. more »»

Safety concerns at bridge amplified with COVID-19

May 12, 2020 UPDATE: At today's meeting, the Captiva Community Panel voted 11-0 to draft a formal letter and resolution to send to Lee County and the Lee County Board of County Commissioners requesting that the... more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

May 12, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

May 12, 2020 Why should you start paddling? Paddling can increase muscle strength in your back, arms, shoulders and chest. more »»

Tarpon Bay Explorers partially reopens

May 7, 2020 Today, Tarpon Bay Explorers partially resumed its operation by providing rentals for kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards, bicycles and pontoons only. more »»

Mosquito control set for Sanibel

May 7, 2020 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial spray activity for Sanibel. more »»

GCOOS, NCCOS funding studies to examine costs of red tide

May 6, 2020 Across the United States, the seafood, restaurant and tourism industries are estimated to suffer millions of dollars in economic losses from harmful algal blooms — losses played out in communities... more »»

SCCF donates rebuilt bicycles to local food pantry

May 6, 2020 Thanks to recent donations that have provided Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation interns and staff with a new bikes, the SCCF is refurbishing its old bikes and donating them to those in need. more »»

Help protect nesting, migrating shorebirds

May 6, 2020 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Shorebird Biologist Audrey Albrecht reported that there were four active snowy plover nests and one Wilson's plover nest on the islands as of April 29. more »»

Sanibel FlyFishers cancels club activities for season

May 6, 2020 Due to COVID-19, the Sanibel FlyFishers has canceled all in-person club activities for the season. more »»

Virus-related updates on island activities, more

May 6, 2020 (Editor's note: To have an item or announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com. more »»

Work on San-Cap Road shore project moves into phase two

May 5, 2020 As of the end of last week, the first phase of the emergency shore protection project located along Sanibel-Captiva Road, near Blind Pass, was completed on schedule and as required by a state permi. more »»

 
 

 

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