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Juvenile manatees successfully rescued from Sanibel River

December 8, 2017 Two juvenile manatees were successfully rescued from the Sanibel River Monday, Dec. 4 and released at the Punta Rassa boat ramp after being stranded in the body of water since Hurricane Irma. more »»

 
 
 

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Juvenile manatees successfully rescued from Sanibel River

December 8, 2017 Two juvenile manatees were successfully rescued from the Sanibel River Monday, Dec. 4 and released at the Punta Rassa boat ramp after being stranded in the body of water since Hurricane Irma. more »»

Experience a winter wonderland

December 6, 2017 South Seas Island Resort will be decked out in the spirit of Christmas beginning this week. The annual Holiday Stroll will take place at South Seas Island Resort’s Yacht Harbour & Marina Dec. more »»

Indulge at Art Under the Stars

December 6, 2017 The Tower Gallery will be pairing up with Hirdie Girdie Gallery and Suncatchers’ Dream to host their Art Under the Stars event Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. more »»

All in the family

December 6, 2017 Adventures in Paradise began as a family-run business 31 years ago. Flash forward three decades later, the company is still run by the Stewart family. more »»

History in motion

December 6, 2017 Adventures in Paradise has reintroduced its historical trolley tours for the season. more »»

News from around the region

Szerlag names interim fire chief/emergency management director

December 8, 2017 Effective today, Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has appointed Fire Division Chief Ryan Lamb to serve as interim fire chief/emergency management director from Dec. 8, 2017, through Feb. 16, 2018. more »»

$13 million improvement plan up for vote

December 7, 2017 A multi-million improvement plan for Southeast 47th Terrace is facing a pair of public meetings Monday. more »»

Cape Coral's No. 2 administrative head placed on leave pending domestic violence investigation

December 7, 2017 Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has placed Assistant City Manager Michael Ilczyszyn on paid administrative leave "pending the outcome of a domestic violence investigation. more »»

Charter School authority to appoint chair

December 7, 2017 With the Cape Coral City Council’s decision to put a new council member on the Cape Coral Charter School Authority, a board reshuffling that was set to happen in the spring will now happen Tuesday... more »»

Spectacular Christmas Revue”:Holiday tradition at Cultural Park

December 7, 2017 Get into the holiday spirit next week with Cultural Park Theatre's annual production. “Spectacular Christmas Revue” will kick off Wednesday at 8 p.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Indulge at Art Under the Stars

December 6, 2017 The Tower Gallery will be pairing up with Hirdie Girdie Gallery and Suncatchers’ Dream to host their Art Under the Stars event Thursday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. more »»

‘Elf Jr. the Musical’ to take stage Thursday

November 29, 2017 Young actors and actresses will take the stage again at the Sanibel Community House for their performance of “Elf Jr. the Musical,” starting Thursday. more »»

ARTREACH releases first book

November 15, 2017 Last week, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships announced their first ever book, “ARTREACH. more »»

Sanibel resident releases first book

November 8, 2017 The power of positive reinforcement during a Sanibel Writers Conference encouraged Terry John Malik, a retired lawyer, to try his hand at writing his first novel, which was published at the end of... more »»

Licht to teach miniature painting class at the Community House Nov. 10

November 8, 2017 Jenny Licht has been a miniature painter for most of career. On Friday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. more »»

Business

All in the family

December 6, 2017 Adventures in Paradise began as a family-run business 31 years ago. Flash forward three decades later, the company is still run by the Stewart family. more »»

History in motion

December 6, 2017 Adventures in Paradise has reintroduced its historical trolley tours for the season. more »»

Share your positive messages on Spirt Tree

December 6, 2017 A Spirit Tree has been added to R.S. Walsh In The Garden, providing individuals with the opportunity to share their positive vibes and messages. In the Garden and R.S. more »»

Gallery owner reflects on 10 years

November 29, 2017 Maureen Watson, owner of Watson MacRae Gallery, said a combination of factors led her to open her gallery on Sanibel, which is entering its 10th season. more »»

Tourism finishes strong

November 29, 2017 By MEGHAN McCOY and JESSICA SALMOND mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com jsalmond@breezenewspapers. more »»

Obituaries

Joni Duncan

December 8, 2017 Josephine Maria Palermo was born on January 24th, 1926, in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. more »»

Richard Kareth Kruse Jr

December 7, 2017 Richard Kareth Kruse, Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 3, 1938. more »»

William A Hickey

December 4, 2017 William A. Hickey passed away on November 28, 2017 in the loving care of Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers, FL. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, four children and nine grandchildren. more »»

Richard K Kruse Jr

December 4, 2017 Richard K. Kruse, Jr. 78, of Sanibel passed away on 11/30/2017. Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service are in charge of the arrangements. more »»

Bernard E Waterman

November 29, 2017 Bernard E. Waterman passed away at his home on Sanibel Island Sunday afternoon, November 12. Edith, his wife of 71 years, and dear friends were by his side. more »»

Local Columns

Theater Notes: Two plays I urge you to go see

December 6, 2017 This lucky theater critic relished a double feature I want you to envy. I caught a matinee for the brilliant play in the ArtStage Studio at the Florida Repertory Theatre, “Disgraced. more »»

On the Water: Fishing up and down over the holiday week

December 6, 2017 All in all it wasn’t too bad of a week on the water. more »»

Faces on Faith: Seeing the world through a different lens

December 6, 2017 As the season of peace and love approaches, we seem to be bombarded with an “us” vs “them” mentality. Tribalism has replaced globalism as the default positio. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Classification talks highlights Rotary members

December 6, 2017 Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and know that many of us have so many things to be thankful for and ever mindful of just how very fortunate we have been i... more »»

Shell Shocked: An interview with Santa Claus

December 6, 2017 It’s a few days before Christmas and Santa Claus has been very busy.  He’s working hard at his studio in the North Pole to get gifts ready for all the children of the world. more »»

Letters to the Editor

The Dunes Women’s Golf Association donates more than $20,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

December 6, 2017 To the editor: How many of us have been touched by this disease - a loved one, friend, acquaintance, yourself?  Too many for sure! This is why the members of DWGA continue their efforts to help fund... more »»

9th annual Turkey Drop and Roll another great year

November 29, 2017 To the editor: Dear neighbors and friends, Amazingly we have donated over 10,000 pounds of turkey over the nine years of the Turkey Drop and Roll. more »»

Best practices?

November 29, 2017 To the editor: Best practices is a term that is used by the private sector (business) and the public sector (government) that describes and explains how those respective sectors perform their... more »»

Many thanks

November 29, 2017 To the editor: On behalf of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, I’m sending kudos to our City Manager Judie Zimomra and to Keith Williams at Public Works for all their efforts in cleaning up the Shared Use... more »»

Guest Commentary: Portfolio review and strategy Q4 2017

November 22, 2017 U.S. stock markets continued their course higher throughout most of the third quarter despite a modest increase in day-to-day volatility. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Fishing up and down over the holiday week

December 6, 2017 All in all it wasn’t too bad of a week on the water. more »»

On the Water: Local anglers enjoy another warm week

November 29, 2017 Despite a northeasterly breeze, the weather was pleasant and sunny over most days this past week. more »»

Sanibel Bike Club kicks off another season

November 22, 2017 At the beginning of the month the Sanibel Bike Club kicked off another cycling season with their annual Welcome Back fall picnic at Bowman's Beach. more »»

On the Water: Warm days results in some good fishing

November 22, 2017 Warm weather continued through the week bringing anglers good fishing opportunities despite weekend winds that roughed up the waters. more »»

Bait Box holds annual Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo

November 1, 2017 A well-known island tradition, the Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo, will return for its 24th year this weekend. more »»

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