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‘Ding’ welcomes new intern Caitlyn Nalley

Intern Caitlyn Nalley recently arrived to help J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with staff shortages in the coming season, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. Nalley graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in May ...

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 ...

Rotary Happenings: Speaker reminds – ‘Let us Never Forget’

Most of us can remember very clearly where we were and what we were doing on that day. Sept. 11, 2001. A day in history that will never be forgotten. A day when we were not a Democrat or Republican, we were American. Sanibel-Captiva Rotarian John Henshaw was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of ...

American Legion Post 123

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, is open to the public. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — spaghetti and meatballs on Wednesdays; steak sandwiches on Fridays; and tacos on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials and half-pound burgers available. On ...

Safe at Sea: Make sure to test inflatable life jackets

When in Florida, we are always in the boating season and all of the associated activities. One of the regular practices for boaters who own inflatable life jackets is not only to to examine them, but also to test the inflatable life jackets. The safety operation is recommended to be ...

Faces on Faith: A lesson from the ancient Greeks

I recently got a mailing from a not-for-profit organization which included a sticker which read “Apathy Is Not an Option.” I like the sentiment, and believe that for many people it is profoundly true. While we might like to avoid having strong opinions about things like religion or ...

Poetic License: ‘Where Was I On October 3, 1951?’

In the belly of the beast, 0200 Boylan Hall, the Social Lounge of Brooklyn College, the only New York Giant fan surrounded by more than a hundred Brooklyn Dodger fans cutting their classes to watch the most important game in history, the third playoff game between the Giants and ...

Sundial to host Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships

trepecki@breezenewspapers.com Marking its fifth year, an island resort will host a USTA-sanctioned tournament for tennis players. The Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel will host the 2020 Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships on Sept. 25-27. Open to USTA members ages 18 and over, ...

Fuchs delivers address to synagogue in South Africa

The Beit Luria Progressive Synagogue, of Johannesburg, South Africa, recently invited Bat Yam Temple of the Islands Rabbi Stephen Fuchs to deliver “A Rosh Hashanah Lesson.” Rabbi Julia Margolis extended the Zoom invitation to congregants from Australia, America and Israel. Fuchs provided ...

Refuge welcomes bilingual education intern

On Sept. 8, education intern Alfredo Carbajal joined the team at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island to help with staffing shortages, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). He will fill the role as one of ...