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Chamber honors awardees, names new officers

In a nudge toward a return to normalcy, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on April 7 in an outdoor venue at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club with a limited number of attendees. “In a normal pre-pandemic year, we could have been hosting nearly 180 people indoors,” chamber President John Lai said. “Last year, we skipped the meeting altogether. This year, we invited fewer than 50 board members and the winners of the 2021 annual awards, which we honored that evening.” Before the awards presentation, Lai welcomed Mark Blust of Timbers ...

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Virtual Southwest Florida Reading Festival to kick off

The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival in March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming on March 1-12. Other highlights include ...

Island Lifestyles


Letters to the Editor

Protect our ecosystem

To the editor: All of us who live here know that Sanibel is a very special place. We don’t need the Tourist Development Council of Lee County to tell us this. We don’t need the Chamber of Commerce to continually promote and advertise it. We also don’t need the editors of Southern ...