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Recipe of the Week: Cavatelli Arrostiti (Cavatelli with Fresh Tomato Sauce)

One of the most popular homemade pasta in the United States is cavatelli. Loved by young and old, it is so easy to make. Shaped like an almond it can be made by simply taking a piece of dough and rolling it on the counter with the help of a butter knife. Cavatelli really shines when it is ...

Shell Shocked: The cat’s got your tongue

My eleven-year old cat decided to speak to me after all these years. I was astonished, of course, as you would be too if real words came out of your own cat’s mouth instead of “meow.” My wife had taken the car to Periwinkle to go shopping and I was alone in the house. It was around 3 ...

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. 9, at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Mahnaz Bassiri. Bring your own weights optional. A $5 donation is suggested. Current Events Current ...

‘Ding’ Darling Day photo contest deadline extended

Because “Ding” Darling Day and its contest winner announcement has moved to December, the deadline for the 28th annual “Ding” Darling Day Amateur Nature Photography Contest has been extended one month to Oct. 15. All entries must be submitted electronically. Cash award prizes in honor ...

Sanibel library lending portable WiFi devices

The newest service at the Sanibel Public Library is its mobile WiFi hotspots. Hotspots allow users to connect enabled devices — laptops, tablets, smartphones — to the Internet. They can help children connect to virtual classrooms, adults search for job opportunities and families keep in ...

Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival to be streamed

This year’s Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival will be virtual. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 14th annual event will be streamed online from Sept. 22-26, according to the festival Executive Director Janeen Paulauskis. “While we are disappointed not to see our ...

Call for music, arts teachers

The Gulf Coast Symphony is accepting applications for independent contractors to teach classes at the Music & Arts Community Center. Instructors are needed for courses in visual arts and music for students of all skill levels and ages. Teaching fees are a percentage of course fees and are ...

Lee Art Educators Association Future of Art exhibit goes virtual

Every year, the Alliance for the Arts and Lee Arts Educators Association partner up to put student artwork on display. This year's exhibit, “The Future of Art: High School Exhibit,” is on display for the public through a virtual gallery on the Alliance's Website at ...

Edison, Ford estates opens museum, botanic research laboratory

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates has reopened its 15,000-square-foot air-conditioned museum and historic botanic research laboratory. The botanical gardens and riverside of the property previously reopened. The site is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum features a ...

Symphony provides economic relief to musicians with PPP funds

The Southwest Florida Symphony followed suit with every other performing arts institution in the United States when it canceled the remainder of its 59th concert season in early March as a result of COVID-19. This left more than 100 professional musicians without work and facing an uncertain ...