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Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday for consumers

May 29, 2020 Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov, Ron DeSantis, the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins today and extends through June 4. more »»

Growth versus value during COVID-19

May 29, 2020 The fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic on stock markets this year has been dramatic. The U.. more »»

County aid, supplies will not last forever

May 28, 2020 Lee County has set aside more than $57 million out of $134 million available from the federal government for phase one in helping individuals with rent assistance and utility bills, as well as... more »»

Bailey's virtual wine tasting to highlight Locations

May 27, 2020 Bailey's General Store will host a free wine tasting via Zoom, “Wine Wednesday Virtual Tasting,” on June 3 with guest host Mike McCahill, market development manager with E. & J. Gallo Winery. more »»

Garden Shoppe at Edison, Ford Winter Estates opens

May 27, 2020 On May 15, the Garden Shoppe at Edison and Ford Winter Estates reopened for customers to purchase plants and gardening-related item. more »»

Shell museum reopens doors with new protocols in place

May 26, 2020 After closing over two months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum reopened its doors to visitors over the weekend with new safety measures in place. more »»

Residents, businesses reminded to obtain re-entry passes

May 26, 2020 The islands will again reuse the 2016 hurricane passes for the upcoming storm season. more »»

COVID-19 impact ripples through local economy

May 26, 2020 Tourist-dependent Southwest Florida businesses report a hard hit wrought by the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

County’s amended minimum standards for vacation rentals approved

May 26, 2020 On May 21, the state of Florida approved an amended version of Lee County’s minimum standards regarding out-of-state reservations. Pursuant to Executive Order 20-123 signed by Gov. more »»

Lee Health feels financial ramifications of pandemic

May 26, 2020 As healthcare workers around the country work through the hazardous conditions of a global pandemic, the economic impact of COVID-19 has reached our local healthcare system. more »»

City council falls in line with county on rentals

May 22, 2020 During a special meeting on May 21, the Sanibel City Council adopted Lee County's state-approved amended standards for vacation and accommodation rentals, as well as clarified its policy on the... more »»

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 »»

Captiva library providing pick for held materials

May 20, 2020 The Captiva Memorial Library is now offering curbside pickup for materials placed on hold. As of May 9, patrons are able to pick up on-hold materials at all of the Lee County Library System branches. more »»

SCCF staff take on natural resource policy roles

May 20, 2020 As the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation awaits the appropriate time to post a job listing for a new natural resource policy director, staff members will carry forth retiring Rae Ann Wessel's... more »»

Kingfisher Real Estate announces top producers for the month

May 20, 2020 Kingfisher Real Estate announced its top listing and selling agents for the month of April. Valerie Tutor is the top listing agent. more »»

DeSantis opens barbershops, hair and nail salons

May 20, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order permitting the reopening of barbershops, cosmetology salons and cosmetology specialty salons on May 11. more »»

Jerry’s holding hunger bag donation initiative

May 19, 2020 Jerry’s Foods is offering customers the chance to donate to those in need when they stop in. On May 7, the store began selling hunger bags for a $10 donation, with the bags going to benefit F.I.S.. more »»

Business Notes

May 19, 2020 Sherwood named assistant VP NOISE Inc. recently announced that Brandon Sherwood has been named assistant vice president and interactive director. 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 »»

Chamber rolls out recovery program for businesses

May 18, 2020 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce formed the Safe Business Restart Committee earlier this month to guide the community in its recovery from pandemic shutdown since March. more »»



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