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Community Housing and Resources hosts a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations, with the location donating a percentage of its daily sales to CHR. The next one will take place on Sept. 30 at the Over Easy Cafe, Suncatchers' Dream and On Island, at 630 Tarpon Bay ...

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest wins SUNsational Awards

The Lee County Visitor & Convention has won four SUNsational Awards for the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. It is the fourth year in a row the event has garnered awards. The Florida Festivals & Events Association recently announced the 2020 winners of its annual awards. The organization ...

Business Notes

Islands chamber CEO takes FACP board seat John Lai, president and chief executive officer of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, recently took a seat as chair-elect of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals. The agency installed its 2020-21 board of directors at ...

San-Cap Shell Club awards grants to USF students

The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club awarded two University of South Florida graduates over $6,800 in separate grants in late 2019. Nicole Seiden received $2,462 to study the life history traits of the Florida horse conch to determine how rapidly they reach reproductive maturity, and how long they ...

San Cap Trust Company hosts investment program on elections

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company recently held a virtual presentation entitled “Elections Years and Your Wealth Strategy,” in which more than 150 clients and guests participated. Presenters included Chief Investment Officer Ian Breusch, Director of Research Timothy Vick and Director of ...

Coastal Watch welcomes new leadership

Coastal Watch recently welcomed Harry W. “Pete” Squibb to its Advisory Committee as chairman. He has a Bachelor of Science in forestry and wildlife management from Michigan Technological University. Squibb worked with the USDA Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resources Conservation ...

Refuge welcomes Suzanne M. Dubuc education intern

Following the hiring of bilingual education intern Alfredo Carbajal earlier this month, Taína A. Milán recently joined the team at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel thanks to funding through the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. She too ...

City continues to recruit part-time recreation aides

The city continues to recruit part-time “after-school” recreation aides. Applicants must be a high school senior or high school graduate; age 17 or older. Experience working with youths is desirable, but is not required. Pay rate is $13 per hour; tolls paid as applicable. The positions ...

Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament raises $15,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

news@breezenewspapers.com Although the 13th annual Bricks & Sticks fishing tournament was delayed a few months, the popular event raised $15,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care and attracted 61 boats (teams) and 30 sponsors Labor Day weekend. Lee Building Industry Association Events & ...

‘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 ...