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Annual Peace Day Celebration set for Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park

Get ready to “Come Together for Peace” at the 14th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebration. The International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide each year on Sept. 21. This year, the 14th Annual SWFL Peace Day Celebration will be held on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a free family and ...

Shell Find: Junonia found on Sanibel

Erica Lowe, of Auburndale, found a junonia laying in the sand in knee-deep water on Aug. 20 at the Sanibel Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel. She reported that she often joins her mother, Sue Armstrong, on shelling trips on Sanibel as it is a great opportunity for spending time together while ...

Best Buddies to host annual fundraising competition

Best Buddies International recently announced its annual Champion of the Year Gala. Hosted by Best Buddies in Southwest Florida, it is an annual fundraising competition organized by staff and an Event Committee and Advisory Board, featuring a select group of individuals, professionals and ...

CROW Calendar of Events

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following: • Monday, Sept. 13 Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums at 11 a.m. Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the ...

Faces on Faith: As Yom Kippur approaches

The holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur, begins on the evening of Sept. 15 this year and lasts until nightfall the following day. On Yom Kippur, Jews spend the entire day in contemplative prayer asking God to forgive us for our wrongdoings. It is a day on which those who are able observe ...

F.I.S.H. to host monthly luncheon with speaker

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva is continuing its community-wide Friendly Faces Luncheon in a virtual format. Islanders can attend via the Zoom platform for games, conversation and guest speakers. The next one will take place on Sept. 21, featuring guest speaker Duane Shaffer from the Sanibel ...

Foundation collects thousands of school supplies for district

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools held its annual Back to School Supply Drive this summer at several participating locations throughout Lee County and at the foundation. The donations benefitted the foundation’s Education Resource Center, which provides Lee County School District ...

In The Garden: Florida royal palm is truly majestic

he Florida royal palm (Roystonea regia) is a Florida native palm species and is often considered one of the most beautiful palms in the world. The species is native to South Florida, Mexico, parts of Central America and the Caribbean. The palm is characterized by its smooth gray trunk and its ...

Lighthouse of SWFL to host annual Dining in the Dark

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida will host its 11th Annual Dining in the Dark on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Dining in the Dark is a unique, sensory awareness experience which gives attendees a first-hand glimpse into the challenges of living with blindness or low vision, while raising much-needed ...

Recipe of the Week: Beef and Mushroom Bourguignonne

A classic French stew made for a modern kitchen. Do not let this recipe intimidate you; overcome your fear by making it ahead and even freezing it. Serve bourguignonne to your guests and it is guaranteed to steal the show at your next dinner party. Serves eight. (Chef tip: Most stew meat is cut ...