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City continues to recruit part-time recreation aides

The city continues to recruit part-time “after-school” recreation aides. Applicants must be a high school senior or high school graduate; age 17 or older. Experience working with youths is desirable, but is not required. Pay rate is $13 per hour; tolls paid as applicable. The positions ...

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 & ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Safe at Sea: Fish Rules is helpful app when fishing

During a successful fishing trip, you can now determine if your catch is “legal.” Thanks to the Fish Rules App, every angler can determine not only the identify of their catch, but whether the fish needs to return to the sea or is saved for dinner. The Florida Fish and Wildlife ...

Fish Rules app expanded to include freshwater regulations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently announce that its successful partnership with the Fish Rules app has expanded. It now includes freshwater fishing regulations. “The Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management is thrilled that the Fish Rules App is now available ...

Sanibel runner to bring Boston Marathon to island

Periwinkle Way on Sanibel will turn into a virtual version of the Boston Marathon roads from Hopkinton to Boston on Sept. 12 as one resident brings a little bit of the race to the island. Sanibelian Jeff Muddell will run 26.2 miles through the island as part of the 124th Boston Marathon ...

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 ...

Refuge seeking used binoculars

If you have spare pairs of used binoculars laying around unused, consider repurposing them for outreach bird program education at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It is collecting used binoculars to involve at-risk students in the enriching pastime of bird-watching. ...