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Island Cow required to pay about $222K in back wages

The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that an investigation by its Wage and Hour Division of The Island Cow on Sanibel recovered $222,432 in back wages for 48 workers. The division’s investigators determined that The Island Cow violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by operating an ...

DOH-Lee, county offer vaccination reminders and tips

The Florida Department of Health-Lee and Lee County Government are offering the following reminders and tips for those with vaccination appointments coming to the county site off Daniels Parkway east of Interstate 75: - Only those who have appointments can be vaccinated. Visit ...

Annual festival to present local chamber ensembles

This year, the Sanibel Music Festival will launch the Emerging Artist Series in March. It will feature chamber ensembles from Florida Gulf Coast University's Bower School of Music and The Arts on March 23 and March 30 at 11 a.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel. “We are ...

Talking Points to conclude with NYT cooking app editor

Join Sam Sifton, founding editor of the New York Times Cooking app, to hear about the joys and frustrations of home cooking during COVID. For the last year, he has been working — and cooking — at home, and that is where Sifton will speak from virtually on March 11 at 4 p.m. for the final ...

Annual Feed My Starving Children event to go virtual

The 3rd annual Sanibel Feed My Starving Children MobilePack cannot happen this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Instead, there will be a virtual fundraiser for the month of March. Organizers reported that through this year's online initiative, event supporters can continue to help provide for ...

Monthly exhibit at Blue Giraffe

During the month of March, local artist Susan Anderson will exhibit her work at the Blue Giraffe at Beachview Estates, at 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel. The public is invited to stop by and view the work, which is available for sale. For more information, call 239-558-5634.

Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus to meet

The Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus will hold its monthly meeting on March 13 at 10 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The guest speaker will be Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chair Kevin Ruane. He will address current issues, including COVID-19, water ...

CHR presents manatee sponsors

Community Housing and Resources announced that Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Bailey’s General Store and Pfeifer Realty Group are all manatee sponsors for its annual fundraiser, “Manatee Madness.” In addition, each business is hosting one of the manatee mailbox sculptures that were ...

Progressive Club to hold monthly meeting

The Progressive Club of the Islands will hold its virtual monthly meeting on March 18 at 4:45 p.m. The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, who serves the 13th Congressional District. He will speak on state politics, focusing on the pandemic and on his efforts to ...

San Cap Community Bank to serve as sponsor

The Play for P.I.N.K. Committee announced that the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank will again be a major sponsor of the Dunes Women’s Golf Association's annual Play for P.I.N.K. fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The tourney will be held on March 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the Dunes ...