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County looks to earmark $134 million in stimulus funds

May 18, 2020 The Lee County Board of County Commissioners held an emergency meeting on May 12 and discussed how to allocate $134 million in funds that it received through the CARES Act. more »»

Officials: Lee Health performing elective surgeries

May 18, 2020 On May 11, Lee Health President Dr. Larry Antonucci sat 6 feet away from Gov. Ron DeSantis as he spoke at a press conference at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myer. more »»

DeSantis extends state of emergency for 60 days

May 18, 2020 On May 8, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to extend the state of emergency 60 day. more »»

City updates hurricane prep procedures for 'no contact'

May 13, 2020 The city of Sanibel continues to plan and prepare for hurricane season during the current pandemic. Every citizen, property owner and business is urged to view the city's previous hurricane seminar. more »»

Native plants for sale online with contact-less delivery

May 13, 2020 While the Native Landscapes & Garden Center remains closed to visitors, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is now offering more than 25 of its native plants for sale onlin. more »»

Farm to F.I.S.H. program helping food pantry

May 13, 2020 In less than four weeks, Local Roots — operators of the Sanibel and Captiva farmers markets — have been able to donate more than $2,000 in food to the F.I.S.H. more »»

Progressive Club to hold virtual meeting

May 13, 2020 The Progressive Club of the Islands will hold its monthly meeting online on May 21 at 4 p.m.; to receive the Zoom link email or watch live at more »»

Lee County tax collector announces retirement

May 13, 2020 Lee County Tax Collector Larry D. Hart recently announced that he is retiring and will not seek re-election this year. more »»

Florida DOH launches COVID-19 mobile app

May 13, 2020 The Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a mobile app, StrongerThanC19. more »»

VIP Realtors introduces virtual 3-D walkthroughs

May 13, 2020 VIP Realty is combining two technologies — Nodalview, a 3D-tour platform designed for real estate, and Call Page — to provide potential buyers with a live conversation and real-time home visit. more »»

SCBR salutes 'Healthcare Heroes' with video tribute

May 13, 2020 Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts recently produced and released a tribute to “Healthcare Heroes.” It recognized that many guests are doctors, nurses and other healthcare and first responder caregiver. more »»

County reopens household chemical waste drop off

May 13, 2020 Residents who want to drop off household chemicals for proper disposal can resume bringing their old paint, antifreeze, motor oil and solvents to the Lee County facility designed to accept these and... more »»

County grants permission for outdoor seating

May 12, 2020 On May 1, Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais signed an order providing a temporary policy for additional outdoor seating at restaurants so business owners can expand outdoor seating while... more »»

Business Notes

May 12, 2020 Stone joins Kingfisher Real Estate Kingfisher Real Estate recently announced that Kate Stone has joined them as a full-time Realtor. more »»

CECI to open for remainder of school year

May 7, 2020 The Children’s Education Center of the Islands will open for the remainder of the school year. more »»

City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report released

May 7, 2020 The city of Sanibel recently reported that its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30, is completed. more »»

UPDATE: Sanibel library offering contact-less curbside service

May 6, 2020 UPDATE: The Sanibel Public Library is committed to providing patrons access to online resources and physical materials — with the safety to patrons and staff of the utmost concern. more »»

FGCU survey open to local business owners

May 6, 2020 The Florida Gulf Coast University's Regional Economic Research Institute is asking local business owners to participate in the second phase of an economic impact study of the coronavirus on Southwes... more »»

SCA holds annual meeting virtually

May 6, 2020 The Sanibel Community Association held its Annual Meeting virtually on April 22. The meeting was called to order by Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall. more »»

Refuge's e-store Nature Store open for business

May 6, 2020 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's online Nature Store has a new “Currently Available” section at more »»



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