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By Staff | Aug 22, 2018

Andrea Centola and Michelle Martin

New interns arrive at refuge

Two new biology interns joined the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in July.

Andrea Centola and Michelle Martin plan to stay into early summer 2019 as part of the refuge’s internship program, supported by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.

DDWS provides living stipends and other benefits for about a dozen interns each year.

The refuge supports interns and resident volunteers with free housing.


For more information about the internship programs, contact Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland at 239-472-1100 ext. 237.

To learn about supporting the intern program, contact Birgie Miller at 239-472-1100 ext. 4.

Lily & Co. offers free gift with purchase

Lily & Co. Jewelers is celebrating summer with a free sterling silver sand dollar pendant for every purchase of $150 or more on Aug. 23-24.

Its sea life designs are inspired by the shapes of the islands – starfish, clam shells, sea turtles, Gulf of Mexico waves and even flip flops.

Ross Shelton

The pieces incorporate the use of exotic gemstones or precious diamonds.

Lily & Co. Jewelers is at 520 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.

SanCap Community Bank hires Shelton

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank announces the hiring of Ross Shelton as a teller and customer service representative at the Gateway branch in Fort Myers.

He is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions.

A Cape Coral resident since 2016, Shelton has more than 15 years of industry experience, including universal banker, customer service representative and teller.

Hurricane Irma tax relief

Congress passed House Bill 3823 in September, which provides Hurricane Irma tax relief including employee retention tax credits for businesses in federally-designated Irma disaster zones.

The city of Sanibel reported that businesses located on-island during the storm may be eligible.

For more information, visit www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5884a.pdf. The document details the application process and eligibility requirements.