One for the snow birds

The Thousand Islands Land Trust is hosting a winter gathering in Naples, Fla., for north country natives who have retreated to the sunny depths of the south from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1. Hosted by Dick and Carol Munro, the “Wine, Dine and Delight” auction will benefit TILT’s Summer Land Steward funds. Auction items include custom wine tasting with Wendy Matthews, a wine educator and founder of Wine & Vine, a gourmet dinner for eight with Susan and Tim Lauraine of Two Friends on the River and a fishing trip and shore dinner for six people with fishing guide Jeff Garnsey. Cost to attend the event is $75. Reservations may be emailed to or by calling 686-5345 by Friday, Feb. 22.

The auction event is open to the public, no matter if you’re wintering in Florida or looking for an excuse for an early spring break and a trip from Wellesley Island to Naples.