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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 ...

Campaign benefits CHR

Island businesses are giving back to Community Housing and Resources through the Give Back Wednesday campaign, which entails donating a percentage of their sales on a set Wednesday. An event was held on Sept. 2 the Sanibel Cafe, at 2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The next one will take place ...

Shell Shocked: Captain Syntax to the rescue

It was the middle of the night. Someone had broken in the front door of the house and yelled: “This is the Grammar Squad. Come out with your hands up. Do not, repeat, do not go near a pen, pencil, computer, tablet or anything else you can write with. Your writing privileges are hereby ...

In the Garden: Wax myrtle is a hardy island native

Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is a native plant that can take whatever conditions our islands can dish out. This variety of Myrica is found mainly in the southeastern United States. It thrives in the heat or the cold, is salt tolerant and can do well in sandy dry conditions as well as in wet ...

Recipe of the Week: Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce

If you like shrimp and you like coconut, this recipe is hard to resist. I first tried this dish at an island restaurant. A local favorite dish, I couldn’t believe how delicious it was; I couldn’t wait to go home to try to make it. This is my version of this Florida classic, now a family ...

SWFL going bald for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month kicked off on Sept. 1 at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida when Jordan DeLorenzo, 14, a pediatric cancer patient who thought he was there for a routine visit, was surprised by his doctors and family with a very special ceremony. His big ...

Poetic License: ‘Casey on the Mound: October 5, 1941’

(4th World Series Game, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) The outlook was so brilliant for the Brooklyn Nine that day, The score stood four to three with but one inning left to play. And when Sturm died on first and Red Rolfe did the same, A mighty expectation filled the faithful at the ...

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 ...

COVID-19 Announcements

(Editor's note: To have an announcement added to the list, call 239-472-1587 or email Editor Tiffany Repecki at trepecki@breezenewspapers.com.) In light of COVID-19, the following announcements have been reported on Sanibel and Captiva to date: Bat Yam Temple of the Islands The Bat Yam ...

FWC offers tips on helping sea turtle hatchlings survive

Sea turtle hatchlings are beginning to appear on beaches throughout the Sunshine State, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking the public to help ensure the tiny turtles reach the ocean by following a few simple guidelines. During nesting season, it is important ...