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Poetic License: ‘Pantoum of the Same Difference’

It’s the same difference everywhere: No one is ever who he wants to be, Everyone thinks he is someone else And anyone can do it better than he. No one is ever who he wants to be Till someone tells him what he wants to hear: That anyone can do it better than he And teach no one ...

Capital campaign commences for new Black Culture Center

cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com A years-in-the-making plan that will celebrate the history and culture of Southwest Florida’s Black community is now working toward fruition. On Aug. 30, the Lee County Black History Society official kicked off a capital campaign to raise $22 million for a ...

Shell museum to present next lecture in series

In celebration of its 25-year anniversary milestone, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is presenting a lecture series available virtually and free of charge via Zoom. Extending through the fall, it will spotlight some of the diverse connections between shells and different fields of ...

Oceania Insignia cruise to benefit Gulfshore Opera

Join your friends at the Gulfshore Opera for a 10-day cruise in autumn of 2022. GO Ambassador and Maestro Club Member Linda Greene, of Cruise Planners, has put together a benefit cruise. Start the journey in New York City for a pre-cruise event at Metropolitan Opera; the performance schedule ...

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County launches website to track progress of Causeway project

On Sept. 21, the city of Sanibel reported that it received from Lee County updated communications related to the Shoreline Stabilization Project currently underway on Sanibel Causeway Island B. The project addresses chronic erosion of the San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound shorelines of the ...

Bank of the Islands takes part in Coastal Cleanup

The Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands team volunteered to help the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation complete the annual International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 18. The team of 13 employees and family members focused its efforts along the West Gulf Drive beachfront near the West ...

Ten reasons why we blow the shofar

The sound of the shofar (ram’s horn) is blown on the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It is a plaintive and primitive sound, unlike any a human could produce. Jews wait in anticipation year after year for the privilege of hearing the sound of the shofar; a sound unlike any ...

Retiring city manager to be honored

An event is being planned by the Sanibel community to honor retiring City Manager Judie Zimomra and thank her for her long years of service. Titled “Thank You, Judie!”, it will be an “open house” on Dec. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibel. Light refreshments will be ...