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Shared Use path repair project begin Monday

August 17, 2017 The City of Sanibel's annual repairs to the Shared Use Paths begins Monday, Aug. 21. For safety, the areas under repair will be barricaded off from users. more »»

 
 
 

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Shared Use path repair project begin Monday

August 17, 2017 The City of Sanibel's annual repairs to the Shared Use Paths begins Monday, Aug. 21. For safety, the areas under repair will be barricaded off from users. more »»

Chef Jarred Harris to teach Mediterranean-inspired cooking classes

August 17, 2017 Community House Resident Chef Jarred Harris is launching hands-on cooking classes and chef demonstrations centered on Mediterranean cooking beginning tomorrow. more »»

Captiva Memorial Library welcomes new librarian

August 17, 2017 Amie Lemire, Captiva Memorial Library’s newest branch manager and senior librarian, has had over a decade of experience in working in different library systems all over the country. more »»

Captiva Plan near completion, Captiva Drive moves forward

August 17, 2017 Since last month’s Captiva Community Panel meeting, minor wording changes were made to the Captiva Plan and Land Development Code. more »»

Captiva Erosion Prevention District receives annual beach monitoring project results

August 17, 2017 After nearly four years of annual monitoring surveys, the Captiva Erosion Prevention District unveiled the results of the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Beach Renourishment Project during a meeting in... more »»

News from around the region

Breeze Question of the Week: Employee compensation

August 18, 2017 Breeze Question of the Week The city and LCEC have been unable to reach an accord. more »»

Cape Coral City Council and Budget Review Committee to hold joint budget workshop on Tuesday

August 18, 2017 The Cape Coral City Council and Budget Review Committee will hold a joint budget workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 22 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. more »»

LCSO: Cape man threatens to blow up LCEC building

August 18, 2017 A Cape Coral man has been charged with making a bomb threat to his electricity provider due to his delinquent bill. more »»

Old golf course acreage: Council to consider land use change

August 17, 2017 The Cape Coral City Council will consider a controversial land use change Monday that could allow proposed residential development on the vacant golf course propert. more »»

TRIM notices mailed

August 17, 2017 Property owners throughout Lee County should have received the annual TRIM notices in their mailboxes this week. "They all went out on Monday," said Lee County Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Auditions being held for two plays: ‘Elf Jr. the Musical’ and ‘Annie Kids’

August 9, 2017 Young actors have an opportunity to audition for two upcoming shows at the Community House, “Annie Kids” and “Elf Jr. the Musical,” which is being put on by Creative Theater Worksho. more »»

Auditions being held for two plays: ‘Elf Jr. the Musical’ and ‘Annie Kids’

August 9, 2017 Young actors have an opportunity to audition for two upcoming shows at the Community House, “Annie Kids” and “Elf Jr. the Musical,” which is being put on by Creative Theater Worksho. more »»

Local artist Luc Century gives back to the community through his etchings and murals

August 2, 2017 The moment that changed Luc Century’s life was one of reflection: his reflection. more »»

‘Ding’s’ annual photo contest is back

July 19, 2017 For the last 30 years, the refuge has held its annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The deadline for the contest, which began on Saturday, is Sept. 15. more »»

Author Jen Calonita to have book signing at library

July 12, 2017 Jen Calonita, who recently published “Tricked” as part of her “Fairy Tale Reform School” series, will have a book signing at the Sanibel Public Library Tuesday, July 18, from 6-7 p.m. more »»

Business

Sunshine Seafood Cafe to move to new location

August 17, 2017 Sunshine Seafood Cafe, which has been a staple on Captiva for the last eight years, will have a new home later this year. The restaurant, whose lease will be up Nov. more »»

Commission approves formula retail draft ordinance

August 17, 2017 The Planning Commission unanimously approved a draft ordinance regarding formula retail last week after City Council directed the commission to amend the Land Development Code in Apri. more »»

‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa hires new chef, gets updated menu

July 19, 2017 Greg Nelson became ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa’s newest executive chef April 10. Nelson brings to the table over two decades of experience in the restaurant industry. more »»

‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa brings in talented sushi chef

July 19, 2017 Anton Vidianitski became the Captiva House Gulf-front Seafood and Sushi Restaurant’s newest sushi chef in March. more »»

Association of Realtors seeking volunteers for Meals of Hope packing event

July 19, 2017 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors continues to “Make A Difference” this year through helping combat hunger through a partnership with Meals of Hop. more »»

Obituaries

Joan Emilius

July 10, 2017 Joan Emilius died surrounded by her beloved children in her home on July 3, 2017 in Sparta, N.J. after a long illness. She was 84. Mrs. more »»

James Handy Moore

July 7, 2017 James Handy Moore, 85, died Friday, June 30, 2017 in Sikeston, Missouri. more »»

Thomas Martin Heike Ehlers

June 28, 2017 Thomas Martin Heike Ehlers died in Fort Myers, Florida, on June 8th, 2017. Tom was born on February 5th, 1937 in Worthington, Minnesota, to Genevieve and Martin Ehler. more »»

Carol Dolores Spencer

June 14, 2017 Carol Dolores Spencer, 89, died at Hope Hospice in Shell Point, Fort Myers, Fla. on June 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving husband and three sons. She was born on April 19, 1928, in Fond du Lac, Wi. more »»

Constance Gerhard Brown

June 8, 2017 Constance Gerhard Brown, daughter of Margaret and Sherman Gerhard, died at home with her family at her side on June 6 at the age of 79. Connie was born May 19, 1938, and grew up in Nutley, NJ. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: A medical dilemma

August 17, 2017 I went to the doctor the other day complaining of mitrodemitrotical symbiosis. The doctor had to look it up in the med book because even he didn’t know what it was. “Wait, I’m getting ther. more »»

Living Sanibel: Magnificent frigatebird

August 17, 2017 One of the most efficient flying birds in the world, the magnificent frigatebird rivals the albatross family in its ability to remain airborne for extended periods of time. more »»

In the Garden: Wild coffee: Native plant on the wild side

August 17, 2017 Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) is a native ornamental shrub that goes very well in most native landscape. more »»

Poetic License: Surviving fame

August 17, 2017 Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise To scorn delights, and live laborious days; Lycidas --- John Milton At the end only one of us will survive. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Collectibles appraiser Minsch appraised Rotarian pieces

August 17, 2017 For a change of pace this week, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club took a break from discussing club goals and upcoming Rotary projects. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Focusing on Southwest Florida

August 17, 2017 There has been a lot of noise created by opponents of the conservative agenda about what the House of Representatives has been able to accomplish it the first six months of the 115th Congress. more »»

Guest Commentary: For Scott and Republicans HB 7069 and Constitution Revision Commission go hand in hand

August 9, 2017 A recent editorial in the Tampa Bay Times made some illuminating and concerning points regarding the creation of HB 7069, the so-called “education” bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June. more »»

Let your views be known

August 9, 2017 To the editor: The Democrats in Washington should be more aggressive, seeking to satisfy the needs of this nation. more »»

Thank you

August 2, 2017 To the editor: Dear Ms. Zimomra, During my vacation on Sanibel Island on June 4, 2017, my life was saved by the actions of Officer John Eicher, who responded to a 911 cal. more »»

Tarpon Bay Road name change is a very slippery slope

July 26, 2017 To the editor: At the July 18 council meeting, a proposal was made by the Gavin-Walker families, in conjunction with their upcoming centennial celebration, to have Tarpon Bay Road renamed... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Hot days on the water

August 17, 2017 Very hot days and not a lot of competition is what most anglers that hit the water experienced over the past week. Plus strong tides gave some good fishing opportunities. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during the dog days of summer

August 9, 2017 As we roll into the month of August, you can truly feel the dog days of summer in Southwest Florida. You can count on just about every day being hot and sticky. more »»

Improve your time with Coach McIntyre for upcoming triathlon

August 2, 2017 A four-week program is being offered at the Sanibel Recreation Center to provide triathletes with the skills they need to do well at their next triathlo. more »»

Tarpon, lemon sharks highlight of fishing charter outing near Sanibel

August 2, 2017 As soon as the silver rolls began appearing close to Captain Nathan Sklorenko’s boat, excitement grew as the anglers anxiously waited for the silver king to grab the bait. more »»

Youth spend morning fishing at Causeway

August 2, 2017 For the seventh year, youth gathered at the Sanibel Causeway last Monday for fishing, and a picnic lunch offered by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club through the program, the Sanibel-Captiva Optimis... more »»

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Sanibel Captiva Art League Summer Exhibit 08-21

The annual Sanibel Captiva Art League Summer Exhibit continues to be shown at the Sanibel Public Library located at 770 Dunlop Road. The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 2, 2017 and features paintings by members of the San Cap Art League. more »


 
 
 
 
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