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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 & ...

Captiva Beach Nourishment Project projected start date in May

news@breezenewspapers.com The next Captiva Beach Nourishment Project is making progress with a survey scheduled next month and possible start date in May of next year. Tom Pierro, who is with Coastal Protection and Engineering and subcontracted to Aptim, shared an update regarding the ...

Concerns raised regarding Redfish Pass Inlet Management Study

news@breezenewspapers.com The Captiva Erosion Prevention District received an update regarding the Redfish Pass Inlet Management Study last week, which is still at least six months out before they know of any outcomes due to concerns brought forth. Coastal Restoration and Modeling Program ...

Beach parking revenue up on Captiva

news@breezenewspapers.com Although Captiva beaches were closed from the middle of March to the end of April, revenue for beach parking is up. Captiva Erosion Prevention District Treasurer Richard Pyle said for August, parking revenue was $59,000, with the budget set for $28,000. The ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Sundial to host Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships

trepecki@breezenewspapers.com Marking its fifth year, an island resort will host a USTA-sanctioned tournament for tennis players. The Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel will host the 2020 Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships on Sept. 25-27. Open to USTA members ages 18 and over, ...

Captiva fire sees uptick in call volume

news@breezenewspapers.comThe Captiva Island Fire Control District has seen a dramatic increase in their call volume over the last couple of months. Fire Chief Jeff Pawul said they had 49 calls last month, compared to the low 30s the two previous years. "I don't know if a lot more people ...

Sanibel Fire sets tentative millage, budget

news@breezenewspapers.com  The Sanibel Fire Rescue District on Wednesday set the tentative, not-to-exceed millage and budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year during the first of two public hearings at the fire station on Palm Ridge Road. The millage was set at 1.1089 mills, the same as last ...