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American Legion Post 123

The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, is open to the public. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — spaghetti and meatballs on Wednesdays; steak sandwiches on Fridays; and tacos on Tuesdays. There are also daily specials and half-pound burgers available. On ...

Safe at Sea: Make sure to test inflatable life jackets

When in Florida, we are always in the boating season and all of the associated activities. One of the regular practices for boaters who own inflatable life jackets is not only to to examine them, but also to test the inflatable life jackets. The safety operation is recommended to be ...

Faces on Faith: A lesson from the ancient Greeks

I recently got a mailing from a not-for-profit organization which included a sticker which read “Apathy Is Not an Option.” I like the sentiment, and believe that for many people it is profoundly true. While we might like to avoid having strong opinions about things like religion or ...

Poetic License: ‘Where Was I On October 3, 1951?’

In the belly of the beast, 0200 Boylan Hall, the Social Lounge of Brooklyn College, the only New York Giant fan surrounded by more than a hundred Brooklyn Dodger fans cutting their classes to watch the most important game in history, the third playoff game between the Giants and ...

Shell Shocked: Captain Syntax to the rescue

It was the middle of the night. Someone had broken in the front door of the house and yelled: “This is the Grammar Squad. Come out with your hands up. Do not, repeat, do not go near a pen, pencil, computer, tablet or anything else you can write with. Your writing privileges are hereby ...

In the Garden: Wax myrtle is a hardy island native

Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is a native plant that can take whatever conditions our islands can dish out. This variety of Myrica is found mainly in the southeastern United States. It thrives in the heat or the cold, is salt tolerant and can do well in sandy dry conditions as well as in wet ...

Poetic License: ‘Casey on the Mound: October 5, 1941’

(4th World Series Game, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) The outlook was so brilliant for the Brooklyn Nine that day, The score stood four to three with but one inning left to play. And when Sturm died on first and Red Rolfe did the same, A mighty expectation filled the faithful at 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 ...

Safe at Sea: Hazards can be found on boat docks, but also avoided

Docks are such inviting places, and our surrounding waters offer so many docks to enjoy. We moor boats to the docks, and we swim or fish from the docks. We view and board boats from the docks, and we begin or end a great day on the water from a dock. Seldom do we ever consider a few hazards ...