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Twilight Talk scheduled for April

March 30, 2015 The Sanibel Historical Village will hold a Twilight Talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Old Schoolhouse on the village grounds. The speaker will be long-time Sanibel resident Jim Pickens. more »»

 
 
 

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Twilight Talk scheduled for April

March 30, 2015 The Sanibel Historical Village will hold a Twilight Talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Old Schoolhouse on the village grounds. The speaker will be long-time Sanibel resident Jim Pickens. more »»

Little Black Dress fundraiser is March 26 at Sundial

March 25, 2015 By CRAIG GARRETT cgarrett@breezenewspapers. more »»

Popular Sanibel writer returns with a new Doc Ford novel

March 25, 2015 Sanibel writer Randy Wayne White is back. This time he’s writing about Cuba, baseball, intrigue, the fictional characters and fun writing style his readers have embraced for decades. more »»

Captiva man to be awarded European country’s highest civilian honor

March 25, 2015 A Captiva man who survived the horrors of captivity will be honored by a European nation in April for his citizen conduct after time as a prisoner of war, for his contributions to society and the... more »»

SKYWARN urges islanders to become weather spotters

March 25, 2015 There are still fresh memories of Hurricane Charley, which drove a swath of destruction through each of Sanibel and Captiva islands in 2004. more »»

News from around the region

Ozzie still on the mend at CROW

March 30, 2015 The rehab process continues for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s most famous resident, Ozzie the bald eagle, who is the male half of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam’s raptor duo. more »»

Cape Coral Police looking for Boat House burglar

March 30, 2015 Cape Coral Police are asking for the public's help identifying a burglary suspect. more »»

On-time property tax payment deadline March 31

March 27, 2015 Thirteen percent of real estate taxes have yet to be paid in Lee County as Tuesday’s on-time payment deadline approaches. more »»

LeeWay semi-annual discount programs expire on April 30

March 27, 2015 Six-month LeeWay discount programs for the Cape Coral, Midpoint or Sanibel toll bridges expire at midnight April 30. LeeWay semi-annual discount programs are valid from Nov. 1 through April 30. more »»

Cape Coral-Fort Myers: Local ‘metro’ No. 6 in U.S. in growth

March 27, 2015 The Cape Coral/Fort Myers metro area, which several years ago was ground zero for one of the worst housing collapses in history, is apparently recovering nicely. New data released from the U.S. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual art show features local work — on clotheslines

March 10, 2015 Much of the work reflects the outdoors. So why not hang the final product in the same place? The popular Sanibel Captiva Art League Clothesline Show is back March 15. more »»

Shell blogger’s photography to complement jewelry collection

March 10, 2015 Shell commerce continues to evolve. Popular Sanibel blogger Pam Rambo will debut her “Shellography Photography” at the Congress Jewelers shop starting March 16. more »»

As hobbies shift, island carving group endures

February 25, 2015 An art exhibit by an island group at the Sanibel library ends this month. more »»

Write turn

February 25, 2015 Small in geography and population, Sanibel Island packs a powerful punch in modern literature. more »»

ArtPoems returns for ninth season

February 18, 2015 A fun mix of art and artistry returns Feb. 27 to the BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. more »»

Business

Little Black Dress fundraiser is March 26 at Sundial

March 25, 2015 By CRAIG GARRETT cgarrett@breezenewspapers. more »»

Popular Sanibel writer returns with a new Doc Ford novel

March 25, 2015 Sanibel writer Randy Wayne White is back. This time he’s writing about Cuba, baseball, intrigue, the fictional characters and fun writing style his readers have embraced for decades. more »»

Iconic jeweler to visit Sanibel

March 25, 2015 One of the world’s more important jewelry designers will visit Sanibel at the end of the month. Gurhan Orhan will be at the Lily & Co. more »»

Sanibel Antique Show’s grand finale will be March 28-29

March 25, 2015 After two very successful events, the Sanibel Antique Show will wrap it up this Saturday and Sunday, inside the Community House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Fashion event to showcase rare apparel, benefit island women

March 18, 2015 A fashion show to complement an island businesswoman’s group is planned for March 20. more »»

Obituaries

Howard L. "Howie" Cosyns

March 25, 2015 Howard L. "Howie" Cosyns, age 93, of Tucson, AZ, Sanibel, FL (1985-2003), and Naperville, IL (1947-1985) passed away peacefully on March 17, 2015. more »»

Martha "Cookie" Cruickshank Mlakar

March 3, 2015 Martha "Cookie" Cruickshank Mlakar Much loved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Au Revoir Please- be not sad If I should Leave you all. more »»

Theresa Elaine Louwers

March 3, 2015 Theresa Elaine Louwers, 65, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on February 17, 2015. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and a friend to all that knew her. more »»

Larry Congress

October 1, 2014 Lawrence (Larry) Congress, 83, of Sanibel Island, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Larry was born in Flint, Michigan, to William and Molly (Zeligman) Congress on July 31, 193. more »»

Paul D. Duval

September 24, 2014 Paul D. Duval, 85, passed away peacefully in Baltimore, Maryland on September 14, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. more »»

Local Columns

Poetic License: Sanibel PoetryFest is April 1

March 25, 2015 Once again, poets and poetry lovers from Sanibel and southwest Florida will gather at the Sanibel Public Library on Wednesday, April 1, 3-5 p.m. to celebrate National Poetry Month. more »»

Faces on Faith: Roses in the wilderness

March 25, 2015 Many years ago, when my daughter was still a toddler, she and I headed north to spend a week in Chesuncook, Maine. It was once an organized municipality. more »»

Shell Shocked: An alligator’s view of paved roads

March 25, 2015 My community in Sanibel is divided over the issue of whether or not to pave the roads. This issue has pitted neighbor against neighbor and residents against alligators. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Arcadia’ connects the dots

March 25, 2015 Tom Stoppard’s intellectually dazzling 1993 play “Arcadia” is the current offering being presented by the Theatre Conspirac. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)

March 25, 2015 First impression: Ahhh, there is no mistaking this fragrance. I see bouquets of white and cameo in rose-shaped flowers blanketing this gorgeous shrub. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Traffic tops islander’s concerns

March 25, 2015 To the editor: City Hall has finally noticed the long line of idling autos on Periwinkle. more »»

Heart care excellence: A vision for HealthPark

March 25, 2015 To the editor: Every time I hear an ambulance racing down Periwinkle, sirens sounding, I wonder about the person inside. more »»

Dangerous concerns on bike trails (tinkerbells)

March 25, 2015 To the editor: The trail rules and common sense require that an audible warning is given before passing someone. (A startled trail user can result in an accident). more »»

Guest Commentary: Action is needed now to save the Caloosahatchee and Everglades

March 25, 2015 With the beginning of a new legislative session, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and conservation partners are urging legislators to take advantage of a historic opportunity to buy land in the... more »»

Shell Festival volunteers stepped up

March 18, 2015 To the editor: The Community House, home of the Sanibel Community Association, has been fortunate to once again benefit from our island volunteers! Over 500 volunteers helped to make the 78th... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel Island Golf Club Men play two best balls

February 25, 2015 On Saturday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) the SIGC men played a four-man two-best net ball format with 100-percent handicap applied for final scores. more »»

Dunes golf results

February 25, 2015 After a chilly start for the front nine, conditions warmed up nicely for the men of the DMGA this past Wednesday (Jan. 18). The format for this big event of the day was: 4-man -- 1, 2, 3 better ball. more »»

Duplicate Bridge results

February 25, 2015 On Thursday, Feb. 19 there were seven tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Alaine Jass and Will Smith 2. Helen and Jim McCartney . more »»

Sanibel 8-ball pool league results

February 25, 2015 What was touted to be the match of the season with only one game separating the second and third place teams, turned out to be a big dud. more »»

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May 16, 2014 Do you still spend money like you did when you were a teenager? Back then, your idea of a good investment might well have been spending your entire week's pay on a pair of designer jeans for the hot... more »

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