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New commissioner could help Captiva

news@breezenewspapers.comThe Captiva Community Panel sees good things ahead in the likely event that Kevin Ruane becomes the new District 1 County Commissioner in November. That was the theory members of the panel came to during their monthly meeting Tuesday morning via Zoom. The former ...

Grab and Go meals offered for Lee Home Connect and Lee Virtual School students

news@breezenewspapers.comBoth Lee Home Connect and Lee Virtual School students have the opportunity to pick up a Grab & Go breakfast and lunch meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, students will receive two breakfasts and lunches and on Thursdays they will receive three breakfast ...

Captiva Island Fire Control District tentatively approves same millage rate

news@breezenewspapers.comThe Captiva Island Fire Control District tentatively approved the same millage rate Thursday night as the previous year. The commissioners approved the 2020-2021 operating millage rate of 1.7540 mills, which is .78 percent above the rolled-back rate of 1.7405 mills. ...

Sanibel fire PIO to be deployed out west

news@breezenewspapers.com The 2020 fire season out in the western United States has been one of the worst in history, thanks mostly to the dry, hot weather turning the forests into a tinder box and the blue daytime skies a bright orange. It has gotten so bad that a member of Sanibel Fire ...

CEPD approves tentative budget; millage rate

news@breezenewspapers.com The Captiva Erosion Prevention District approved its tentative budget and millage rate during its first budget hearing last Thursday. Chairman Michael Mullins began the meeting by sharing information about the tax rate. He said even though the board had approved ...

Progressive Club to hold monthly meeting

The Progressive Club of the Islands will hold its virtual monthly meeting on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. The guest speaker is national political consultant Robert Schaeffer. He will discuss “Opportunity 2020: How You Can Help Progressives Win Big.” Drawing on survey data and other statistical ...

Fuchs delivers address to synagogue in South Africa

The Beit Luria Progressive Synagogue, of Johannesburg, South Africa, recently invited Bat Yam Temple of the Islands Rabbi Stephen Fuchs to deliver “A Rosh Hashanah Lesson.” Rabbi Julia Margolis extended the Zoom invitation to congregants from Australia, America and Israel. Fuchs provided ...

Cielo announced as premier sponsor

The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. Committee recently announced that Cielo is the premier sponsor of the 12th annual event to benefit F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. This year's race will be held virtually, and runners can participate and log their time at any point from when they register through Oct. 31. ...

Refuge welcomes bilingual education intern

On Sept. 8, education intern Alfredo Carbajal joined the team at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island to help with staffing shortages, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). He will fill the role as one of ...