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Local business giving back

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. 16 at Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen, at 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Businesses ...

Chamber, FRLA partner on mask giveaway for businesses

The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association in a program to distribute reusable face masks to the local business community. FRLA Southwest Director Lois Croft delivered the washable cotton masks to the chamber on ...

Mayor extends measures on parking fines, alcohol

In addition to extending the city's state of emergency for an additional seven days on Sept. 1, Mayor Kevin Ruane extended two previously adopted city measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. The temporary increase in the fine for illegal parking on Sanibel will remain $200 to prevent the ...

Governor appoints Eagle as Florida DEO executive director

Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed state representative and House Majority Leader Dane Eagle to become the next executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Leader Eagle is an experienced legislator, a family man, and the right choice to lead DEO,” DeSantis said in a ...

CHR to resume #GBW events starting with fall lineup

Community Housing and Resources announced the return of its Give Back Wednesday campaign. After a brief hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, CHR is back and ready to help out island businesses with a #GBW. Join it every other Wednesday beginning Sept. 2 to eat, shop and sip while enjoying the ...

Call for music, arts teachers

The Gulf Coast Symphony is accepting applications for independent contractors to teach classes at the Music & Arts Community Center. Instructors are needed for courses in visual arts and music for students of all skill levels and ages. Teaching fees are a percentage of course fees and are ...

John R. Wood Properties announces top producers for month

John R. Wood Properties announced its top producers for the month of July. Babs Maughan had the top pending sales. A University of Idaho alumnus, her prior career entailed holding corporate senior management positions with high-end international retailers. Maughan has extensive experience in ...

Lee County’s fiscal management earns strong marks

Lee County recently has received high marks for sound fiscal management from two separate sources, including an AA credit rating from Fitch Ratings and solid grades on the newly issued report card from the Florida House of Representatives. The Florida House’s Local Government Report Card, ...

Edison, Ford estates opens museum, botanic research laboratory

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates has reopened its 15,000-square-foot air-conditioned museum and historic botanic research laboratory. The botanical gardens and riverside of the property previously reopened. The site is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museum features a ...

Are you an eco-minded fishing guide?

Florida has a new program for eco-minded for-hire fishing guides. The Florida Friendly Fishing Guide certification recognizes saltwater and freshwater fishing guides who are committed to preserving the future of Florida’s fisheries through sustainable boating and fishing ...