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Family purchases The Green Flash Waterfront Restaurant

Captiva Hospitality Restaurant Group, owned by Tim and Julie McGowan of St. Louis, Missouri, announced the recent acquisition of Captiva’s iconic waterfront restaurant, The Green Flash. The Green Flash has long been a mainstay on the island and has been considered one of the finest ...

FRLA: COVID liability, alcohol takeout sales hot-button issues

As far as the restaurant and lodging industries are concerned, COVID liability protection and the legalization of restaurants selling alcohol to-go will be the top issues the Florida Legislature will undertake this session, said two Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association ...

Chamber celebrates opening of Keller Williams office

On Feb. 16, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the Keller Williams Realty office at 2440 Palm Ridge, Unit 4, Sanibel — a partnership between longtime Sanibel real estate agents Sarah Ashton and Chris Kirchner. The office had officially opened on ...

EDO director reports sunny outlook for county, islands this year

Indicators such as building permitting, airport ratings, real estate prices and inventory, and new construction demonstrate the return to a robust economy, Lee County Economic Development Office Director John Talmage told members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce at a ...

Pederson receives P.E.O. grant named for Dietz

The Sanibel Chapter FV of P.E.O. International chose Bailley Pederson to receive a $1,000 grant named in the memory of chapter member Emma Lou “Emy” Dietz who passed away in 2020. Dietz’s family requested that donations in her memory be made to the chapter. A member for over 60 years, ...

Sanibel Sea School welcomes marine science educators

The Sanibel Sea School recently welcomed two new marine science educators to its team of ocean advocates. They arrived just in time to help kick off the organization’s spring and summer seasons and will work in educational programming for children and families. Joey Garofano joins the ...

Trust company, Pfeifer Realty to serve as sponsors

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company will again be the lead sponsor for the Dunes Women’s Golf Association's annual Play for P.I.N.K. fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. There was also an extra donation from The Hanser Foundation. In addition, the Pfeifer Realty Group will be a ...

Chamber celebrates San Cap Community Bank relocation

On Feb. 16, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce celebrated the recent opening of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s new main office, at 2406 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Besides a more convenient location, the office offers customers added features including a drive-up ATM, ...

VIP Realty Group announces top producers for month

VIP Realty Group announced its top producers for the month of January. The team of Lynda and Kit Traverso had the top sales. The Traversos have been selling real estate on Sanibel and Captiva since 1988, with sales exceeding $500 million. They were recognized as the 2017 Associates of the Year ...

John R. Wood Properties announces top producers for month

John R. Wood Properties announced its top producers for the month of January. Adnan Dedic had the top pending sales. With a bachelor's in health science and minor in business from FGCU, he seeks to inspire and guide individuals along their journey as a real estate agent, athlete and developing ...