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Paganini to host cooking classes, wine pairing dinner

Chef Loretta Paganini will present a week-long series of cooking demonstration classes, along with a wine pairing dinner, at The Community House in January. The following classes are scheduled: • Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m: A Touch of Limoncello Discover the great taste of Limoncello, ...

Recipe of the Week: Arancini Filled with Meat Sauce

A delicious stuffed risotto ball, coated with bread crumbs then deep fried. A popular Sicilian dish traditionally filled with tomato meat sauce and peas or gooey mozzarella cheese. It gets its name from “arancia,” a small orange in Italian because of its shape. Served as an appetizer or a ...

Captiva Memorial Library Virtual Programs

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library — currently closed to visitors in light of COVID-19 — is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: Adult programs • Sept. 21: Small Business Series: Understanding Financial Statements at 2 ...

CHR announces Manatee Madness fund-raising campaign

Community Housing & Resources recently announced the launch of Manatee Madness. Starting in early December, more than a dozen specially designed manatees — each painted or otherwise enhanced by a local artist — will appear in select locations on Sanibel and Captiva to benefit CHR’s ...

The Community House

The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, will present the following: Senior Aerobic Exercise Senior Aerobics will be held today, Sept. 16, at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own weights optional. A $5 donation is suggested. Current ...

Virtual reception planned for Alliance for the Arts exhibit

The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers will host a virtual opening reception with the artists of the “Plays Well With Others” exhibition on Sept. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. Guests will be able to hear statements from the artists on their work and engage with questions and feedback. The outline ...

Wulfert Bayous campaign video wins award

The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that Priority Marketing — the firm that produced a video in 2019 for the campaign to raise funds toward the acquisition of Wulfert Bayous, now known as the Lee Anne Tauck Conservation Tract — recently received the ...

Library system providing virtual programming

The Lee County Library System, which includes the Captiva Memorial Library — currently closed to visitors in light of COVID-19 — is offering the following free virtual programming for all ages: Adult programs • Sept. 21: Small Business Series: Understanding Financial Statements at 2 ...

Lee County Fair Housing poster contest announced

Entries are being accepted for the inaugural Lee County Fair Housing Poster Contest through Sept. 30. The contest is open to Lee County students in grades 3 through 5. Lee County Human & Veteran Services is asking students to show what it means to be a good neighbor and create posters ...

Poetic License: ‘Return of the Snowy Plover’

(Poem found on Sanibel Beach) (To the tune of “I’m Looking Over a Four-leaf Clover”) Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. — Mark Twain I’m the snowy plover someone looked over And I’ve been overlooked before — That mound of feathers was not my remains, Along ...