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Civic Core plans progressing; first layout available

July 24, 2015 There is now physical features to the Civic Core plan, which has been in the making for over the last two years. more »»

Sanibel Fire’s improved rating helps save money

July 22, 2015 Hard work in improving its ISO rating is paying off for the Sanibel Fire Department, which in turn is a good payoff for the island’s businesses and homeowners. more »»

Bring your dogs to the next Miracle game

July 22, 2015 Baseball fans and their four-legged friends are invited to attend the next Miracle baseball game this Friday at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. more »»

Sewer committee seeks cost estimates

July 22, 2015 Basic cost information is being sought from the Captiva Community Panel sewer committee to see if implementing a sewer system on Captiva is beneficial for residents and business owners. more »»

Float for Life event attracts larger crowd for second annual event

July 22, 2015 BY MEGHAN McCOY mmccoy@breezenewspapers. more »»

News from around the region

Friends, family pay final tribute to teen

July 24, 2015 Hundreds of balloons were released into the sky. Further and further into the distance they went until they disappeared in the eastern sky on Sunday. more »»

Cape officials say city suffered no BP revenue losses

July 24, 2015 The city of Cape Coral did not file a claim because staff apparently concluded the city did not suffer economic losses from the BP oil spill in 2010. more »»

UPDATED: Fort Myers Beach boulevard waterlines project delayed by rain

July 24, 2015 Update: Waterline construction on Estero Boulevard has been delayed due to weather. Construction activities scheduled to begin Monday on Estero Boulevard have been cancelled due to inclement weather. more »»

Question of the Week: Why are you running for office?

July 24, 2015 City Council candidate question of the week Each week through the primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related questio. more »»

Cape eyes removal of Chiquita boat lock

July 24, 2015 A permit to remove the Chiquita boat lock, a resolution to continue the city’s exploration of taking over electric utility operations and the setting of a maximum property tax rate are among the... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Youngsters create raccoon masks during Thursday’s library program

July 15, 2015 Youngsters had the opportunity to learn about raccoons during a special program Thursday afternoon as part of the 2015 Summer Reading program at Captiva Memorial Library. more »»

‘Rhythm of the Night’ will get you dancing

July 8, 2015 A production guaranteed to move the audience from their seats onto their feet dancing with the cast will showcase the Latin community through contemporary music and an array of colors at the Herb... more »»

‘And the World Goes ‘Round’ performance entertains crowd at Herb Strauss Theater

July 1, 2015 The seats filled at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater during the opening night of “And the World Goes ‘Round” Wednesday night as the audience was entertained with dancing, singing and a bit of comedy. more »»

Nine-year-old wins hearts of music lovers

June 26, 2015 A crowd is amassing around a street corner during the June Music Walk in downtown Fort Myers, as a rendition of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" is being belted through the ether, as smiles... more »»

Bubble Room to be featured on Food Network television series

June 24, 2015 A few months ago a director, producer and food stylist spent 10 and a half hours filming every nook and cranny of the Bubble Room Restaurant for a new show on Food Network, “Craziest Restaurant in... more »»

Business

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank sponsors Symphony series

July 22, 2015 Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has signed on as a major sponsor of the Southwest Florida Symphony Sanibel concert series. more »»

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank sponsors Symphony series

July 22, 2015 Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has signed on as a major sponsor of the Southwest Florida Symphony Sanibel concert series. more »»

Phil Morris joins Pfeifer Realty Group

July 22, 2015 Pfeifer Realty Group proudly welcomes Phil Morris a native of Pembrokeshire, Wales (United Kingdom), where he spent his childhood and early years. more »»

VIP Realty Group announce top producers for June

July 22, 2015 VIP Realty Group would like to announce the top agents and sales teams for the month of June. more »»

Obituaries

John Edward "Ned" Sauerwein

July 22, 2015 John Edward âNedã Sauerwein, 91 of Sanibel, Florida and Brielle passed away on Thursday July 9, 2015 at home in Briell. more »»

Joan Busher Kain

June 26, 2015 Joan Kain died peacefully at Shell Point Hospice on June 20,2015, a victim of lung cancer. more »»

John Konstantinos Kontinos

June 19, 2015 Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Great Benefactor of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Archon depoutanos John Konstantinos Kontinos passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice on June 11, 2015. more »»

Richard S. Bell

June 19, 2015 Richard S. more »»

Thomas E. Gruhl

June 19, 2015 Thomas E. Gruhl of Zionsville, Indiana and Sanibel Island, Florida, died unexpectedly on June 8, 2015 at the age of 8. more »»

Local Columns

Sea turtle and snowy plover stats from SCCF

July 22, 2015 Sea turtles SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting Stats as of July 10, 2015: ? Sanibel East: 101 nests, 263 false crawls ? Sanibel West: 318 nests, 705 false crawls ? Captiva: 108 nests, 188 false crawls TOTAL:... more »»

CROW calendar of events for July 22-24

July 22, 2015 Wednesday, July 22 CROW Case of the Week presented by CROW Student CROW’s teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine... more »»

Stories from The Historical Village

July 22, 2015 Throughout the Sanibel Historical Village’s buildings are binders inviting visitors to share their memories of Sanibel – whether as long-time residents, as visitors of many years, as students at the... more »»

The Cane Mutiny

July 22, 2015 A good friend of mine thought he was being frightfully amusing when he sent me a cane as a birthday present. He said I might need it any time soon and I would have one at the ready. more »»

Changing symbols, changing minds

July 22, 2015 Earlier this month I signed a petition urging the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House in South Carolina.  Hundreds of thousands of other folks have done the same. more »»

Letters to the Editor

A Message from COTI

July 22, 2015 To the editor: I am proud of the contributions the Committee of the Islands has made in supporting and defending the goals of the City of Sanibel written in the Sanibel Vision Statement and the... more »»

Lani Kai to host annual blood drive

July 22, 2015 To the editor: On Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lani Kai Island Resort will be holding our annual Kenny Conidaris Blood Drive/ Bone Marrow search event at 1400 Estero Blvd. more »»

Progressiveness vs Not

July 22, 2015 To the editor: A progressive sea change is undeniable. more »»

Laudato Si or ‘No’?

July 15, 2015 To the editor: Will our city council respond to the encyclical letter of the Holy Father with a ‘si’ or a ‘no’? So far, the answer appears to be ‘no’, since the council has yet to act on the traffic... more »»

Chamber thanks Fourth of July fireworks display sponsors

July 15, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 2015 fireworks display sponsors for their generous contributions. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Bring your dogs to the next Miracle game

July 22, 2015 Baseball fans and their four-legged friends are invited to attend the next Miracle baseball game this Friday at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. more »»

On the Water: Weather has been great for fishing

July 15, 2015 It’s been a great week for offshore anglers for the fact the weather has cooperated and many of the targeted species are in season. more »»

On the Water: Month of July brings some ‘hot’ fishing

July 8, 2015 As we head into the month of July, we should have more good weather days to target fish both inshore and offshore including gag grouper that are back in season. more »»

On the Water: Fish early or late to beat the Florida heat

July 1, 2015 Again this week, and typical for summer, fishing reports were all over the place. Reports varied from great to mediocre to not so good. more »»

Sanibel youths learning the sport of soccer is a fun ordeal

June 24, 2015 By BRIAN WIERIMA bwierima@breezenewspapers.com The sport of soccer is considered the most popular in the world, with the exception of the United States. more »»

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