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Silver anniversary ‘Ding’ Darling Days features a first in smartphone apps, new activities and wildlife programs

October 14, 2014 A novel cellphone application with GPS, social media and gaming options, free stuff and tours, shows and animals, dozens of fun activities and scavenger hunts and prizes, the unveiling of wildlife... more »»

 
 
 

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Silver anniversary ‘Ding’ Darling Days features a first in smartphone apps, new activities and wildlife programs

October 14, 2014 A novel cellphone application with GPS, social media and gaming options, free stuff and tours, shows and animals, dozens of fun activities and scavenger hunts and prizes, the unveiling of wildlife... more »»

Causeway traffic jumps, other indicators predict strong season

October 14, 2014 Continued good news for the economic health of southwest Florida, particularly in Sanibel and Captiva. Traffic on the Sanibel Causeway was up 3. more »»

City Council pushes pay issue forward

October 14, 2014 The city will examine the pay of surrounding communities and other factors in deciding a possible compensation package for Sanibel’s elected officials. Or not. more »»

Report card has golf course moving in the right direction

October 14, 2014 Drew Donnelly got some good news from Sanibe. more »»

F.I.S.H. 10K is nonprofit’s chief benefit of the year, sponsors, runners, volunteers make it happen

October 14, 2014 There are enough foot races in southwest Florida to keep the Fort Myers Track Club busy on most weekends during season, but only one of those races is in Sanibel Islan. more »»

News from around the region

Water service to be interrupted for galvanized pipe replacement project

October 18, 2014 Water service will be interrupted for customers on Victoria Drive, Triton Court E. and Atlantic Court Monday, Oct. 20. The water will be off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and affects 209 customer. more »»

CCPD report: Deputy at fault in fatal crash

October 17, 2014 A Lee County deputy has been found at fault in a fatal crash involving a teen on a bicycle. more »»

City blames local media for flag controversy

October 17, 2014 The city of Cape Coral has issued a statement lambasting local media outlets for unfavorable comments received nationwide after it was reported a city code enforcement officer asked a hardware store... more »»

The Cape Coral Farmers’ Market opens Saturday

October 17, 2014 Seeds are being planted in South Florida as planning is being completed for the 21th year of the Cape Coral Farmers’ Market presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Cora. more »»

Early voting opens Monday

October 16, 2014 As we approach two weeks before the General Election on Nov. 4, early voting is set to begin on a variety of area races and referendums. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Island merchants preserve history with wall art

October 14, 2014 When Alison and Blaine Dry began to renovate the building for their then new Cip’s Place cafe in 2010, they were surprised at the number one request. more »»

Rauschenberg exhibit to celebrate artist’s birthday

October 8, 2014 Florida SouthWestern State College and lead sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust announce the first solo exhibition of world renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg since his memorial at the Bob... more »»

Teen describes her role in documentary, life in Sanibel

October 1, 2014 Despite her best efforts to remain in the background, Jessica Andrews has emerged in full public view. more »»

Ding photo contest draws wealth of talent

October 1, 2014 Point and shoot has a different connotation in Sanibel. Some 118 amateurs have turned in their work for the annual J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge photography contest. more »»

LIONS Club inaugural ‘Eye Ball’ scheduled for Nov. 7

September 24, 2014 For the first time ever, the Sanibel-Captiva LIONS Club, a non-profit organization, will be hosting an “Eye Ball. more »»

Business

City Council pushes pay issue forward

October 14, 2014 The city will examine the pay of surrounding communities and other factors in deciding a possible compensation package for Sanibel’s elected officials. Or not. more »»

Report card has golf course moving in the right direction

October 14, 2014 Drew Donnelly got some good news from Sanibe. more »»

Island merchants preserve history with wall art

October 14, 2014 When Alison and Blaine Dry began to renovate the building for their then new Cip’s Place cafe in 2010, they were surprised at the number one request. more »»

Committee to study leaf-blower use, noise

October 8, 2014 Everyone agrees they can be annoying to listen to, especially before coffee time. more »»

Post Office remake gets public riled

October 8, 2014 Patrons are wondering what in the world happened here. And they're voicing concerns -- loudly and clearly, said Sanibel Island Postmaster Mary Uhlhorn. more »»

Obituaries

Ralph R. Garramone Sr

October 17, 2014 Ralph R. Garramone Sr., died at his home on Sanibel Island, Florida on September 23rd. more »»

Robert "Bob" Degand

October 15, 2014 Family of long time Sanibel resident Robert "Bob"Degand, wife- June & sons- Eric, Robby & Randy, Post wish to invite all his friends to his life celebration on Oct. more »»

Ruth Eileen Joy

October 13, 2014 Ruth Eileen Joy passed away Friday, Oct. 3, in Jacksonville, Fla., with her children at her bedside. more »»

Janiece Mcintosh Markle

October 10, 2014 JANIECE MCINTOSH MARKLE - 57, of Stone Harbor, NJ and Captiva, FL, passed away on Weds., July 30, 2014. She was born in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of William & Mary McIntosh. 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 »»

Local Columns

Living Sanibel: Wood Stork delivers the joy in nature

October 14, 2014 With its distinctive black-tipped wing feathers and extended neck and legs, the wood stork is easy to recognize in flight. It can often be spotted soaring and circling high above the mainland. more »»

At the Library: Big fun with another one at the Captiva Library

October 14, 2014 Kids and families! Join us at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Captiva Memorial Library and enjoy a reading of Dr. Seuss’s “Bartholomew and the Oobleck. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Plant Subject: Powder Puff (Calliandra haematocephala)

October 14, 2014 First impression: Large clusters of red wispy hairs too numerous to count. I could mistakenly think these flowers were bottlebrush tree mutants, but the blooms are shaped like pompoms. more »»

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

October 14, 2014 (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. more »»

Shell Shocked: The hit man cometh

October 14, 2014 When I was a kid and went to the movies what seemed like four times a day, I was smitten by leading men and the jobs they held on the silver screen. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Presbrey for hospital board

October 14, 2014 To the editor: The Nov. 6 ballot will include candidates for Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors. I strongly recommend candidate Tom Presbrey M.D. more »»

Ban one you must ban them all

October 14, 2014 To the editor: Another monumental issue has befallen Sanibel; noise pollution, in the form of leafblowers. It seems some people are pushing for a ban on the. more »»

Latest rally drives more interest

October 14, 2014 To the editor: 1. Thank you to all who showed up last Saturday (Oct. 4) to the San-Cap Motor Club rally. We had a great turn out and about three times as many spectator. more »»

Islander endorses flight surgeon for hospital board post

October 8, 2014 To the editor: Lee County needs Dr. Fred Schaerf on the Lee Memorial Hospital Board, filling the District 2 position! Dr. more »»

‘Political atheist’ speaks out

October 1, 2014 To the editor, By the content of the letters I read in this newspaper, it is apparent this island is a bastion of Republicans. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Galloway Captiva Tri huge in its fourth year

September 24, 2014 The Galloway Captiva Tri race Sept. 13-14 featured more than a 1,000 participants. The Saturday race was for youngsters, older athletes Sunday. more »»

Tennis legend plans Sanibel visit for benefit event

September 24, 2014 Nick Bolletttieri this year was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. more »»

On the Water: Fewer anglers means good fishing

September 24, 2014 As typical for the month of September, it’s been very slow on the water. Fishing is good but it’s one of if not the slowest month of the year for anglers fishing. more »»

Sanibel man will tackle Key West swim

June 13, 2014 Sanibel man will tackle Key West swim By JIM LINETTE jlinette@breezenewspapers.com Thomas Pear and Bill Sawyers are taking another crack at the Swim Around Key West on Saturday, a 12. more »»

San-Cap Optimist's Road Rally celebrates 35 years

June 6, 2014 The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s longest-running 4th of July event celebrates 35 years of fun for teams and families as they puzzle out the clues while following a prescribed driving course aroun... more »»

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American Legion features meals 10-21

Besides our daily menu, back by popular demand, we will be serving home cooked meals again.Tuesdays we will have baked chicken, Wednesdays, pork and kraut over mashed potatoes and on Thursdays we will be having homemade meatloaf dinner. more »


 
 
 
 
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