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Annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner set for this weekend

February 22, 2017 The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club is preparing for one of its biggest fundraisers of the year: their annual Spaghetti Dinner. The dinner will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner set for this weekend

February 22, 2017 The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club is preparing for one of its biggest fundraisers of the year: their annual Spaghetti Dinner. The dinner will take place Saturday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. more »»

Author Joanne Fluke to make appearance at Sanibel Public Library

February 22, 2017 The simple suggestion by her mother to rewrite an ending to a story turned into a fulfilling career for author Joanne Fluke. “I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t writing,” she sai. more »»

Local shell crafter releases new book

February 22, 2017 In an effort to inspire others and bring back the lost art of vintage shell crafting, Heather Holmes O’Keefe published her first book, “American Shell Craft” last month. more »»

TMDLs for Sanibel Slough discussed

February 22, 2017 A public workshop was held at the Sanibel Public Library to discuss the proposed total maximum daily loads for the Sanibel Slough, the central river system that flows through the island by J.N. more »»

Dredging, noise complaints, addressed at Captiva Community Panel meeting

February 22, 2017 Kathy Rooker, administrator of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District announced during last Tuesday’s meeting that preparations to dredge along Blind Pass began Monday, Feb. 13. more »»

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Charter officials prepare for budget discussion

February 24, 2017 When the Cape Coral Charter School Authority meets with the city Council on Monday, the hope is that the tone will be civil, and that both sides learn and educate. more »»

Medical marijuana: Moratorium advised for dispensaries

February 24, 2017 Although a rule-making process has effectively created an ad-hoc six-month moratorium on the legal sale of medical marijuana in the state of Florida, the city of Cape Coral has been advised to... more »»

Cape’s official bird gets its due Saturday

February 24, 2017 Marking its 15th year, Cape Coral's Annual Burrowing Owl Festival will take place Saturda. more »»

Music and food: Taste of the Cape Sunday

February 24, 2017 The public is invited to sample local dishes and enjoy some tunes this weekend in Cape Coral. The 4th Annual Taste of the Cape will take place on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Four Freedoms Park. more »»

Mayor’s Scholarship Fundraiser set for March 23

February 24, 2017 Ticket sales are heating up for the Cape Coral Mayor's Scholarship Fund's theater night production of the Broadway hit musical "Hairspray" at Cultural Park Theater on March 23. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Author Joanne Fluke to make appearance at Sanibel Public Library

February 22, 2017 The simple suggestion by her mother to rewrite an ending to a story turned into a fulfilling career for author Joanne Fluke. “I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t writing,” she sai. more »»

Local shell crafter releases new book

February 22, 2017 In an effort to inspire others and bring back the lost art of vintage shell crafting, Heather Holmes O’Keefe published her first book, “American Shell Craft” last month. more »»

Dredging, noise complaints, addressed at Captiva Community Panel meeting

February 22, 2017 Kathy Rooker, administrator of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District announced during last Tuesday’s meeting that preparations to dredge along Blind Pass began Monday, Feb. 13. more »»

34th annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair to take place Saturday and Sunday

February 15, 2017 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser is set to take place this weekend at the Sanibel Community Hous. more »»

Comedian Kerry Pollock to perform at Sundial

February 15, 2017 Nationally touring comedians will make a stop at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa twice a week through April to bring another form of entertainment to the island. more »»

Business

Bleu Rendez-Vous offers ‘Stew-thirty’

February 15, 2017 For those on the go, Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro began offering four of its stews at half the price this month. more »»

Island Homes explores the benefits of ICF

February 13, 2017 Jonathan Tongyai, president of Island Homes, is taking a different approach to building energy efficient houses on the island. more »»

The Gavin family’s roots run deep

February 13, 2017 Irving Gavin’s family has quite a rich history on Sanibel. more »»

MacIntosh Books to host Tim Dorsey book signing

February 1, 2017 An author who has perfected his craft of sharing satires about life in Florida through real locations and history, released his 20th book, “Clownfish Blues. more »»

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in need of volunteers

January 18, 2017 The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, which is slated to open in Fort Myers this spring, is looking for volunteers to fill various roles. more »»

Obituaries

Jack Ryan Tumminello

February 24, 2017 In Loving Memory Jack Ryan Tumminello Nov. 15, 2010-March 2, 2016 A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. more »»

Dr Jorge O Galante

February 15, 2017 Dr. Jorge O. Galante, a pioneer orthopedic surgeon, inventor, and professor who revolutionized the science of joint replacement, died on February 9 in his home on Sanibel Island, Florida. He was . more »»

Michael David Calinski

February 3, 2017 Michael David Calinski, 63, a resident of Cape Coral, FL passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Cape Coral. He was born February 23, 1953 in Tacoma, WA to John and Olga Calinski, now deceased. more »»

Dr Riffat "Riff" Farid Morgan MD

February 3, 2017 Dr. Riffat "Riff" Farid Morgan MD, age 83 died Tuesday, January 31st 2017 The funeral will be held at Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, Florida on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 11:00am. more »»

Clarence "Larry" Wehner

February 3, 2017 Clarence "Larry" Wehner passed away peacefully January 26th, 2017 surrounded by family in Ft. Myers, Florida. more »»

Local Columns

Poetic License: Jellyfish Blues

February 22, 2017 “I aint got no body, aint got a spine, Take me out of water, aint worth a dime, But let me jellyfish float in the blue-green sea And what an amazing creature I can suddenly be. more »»

Shell Shocked: Make Sanibel great again

February 22, 2017 The City Council campaign is in full swing. There are four candidates running for three positions. The campaign is fierc. more »»

Living Sanibel: American redstart

February 22, 2017 American redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) Aptly nicknamed the flamebird, the American redstart is one of the most colorful and distinctive warblers. more »»

In the Garden: Carissa: the green armored buffer

February 22, 2017 Carissa (Carissa macrocarpa) is native to South Africa, but they are a long time favorite of our area and you will find them planted along the eastern coastline of Florida and a couple places along... more »»

Faces on Faith: A lengthening of days - a deepening of hope

February 22, 2017 Slowly and steadily - since Dec. 21 - our hours of sunlight have been getting longer and longe. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Actions speak louder than words

February 22, 2017 To the editor: When Congressman Francis Rooney visited Sanibel on Feb. 9, he was lauded by local officials for his “total commitment” to clean water. more »»

Term limits for the trio

February 22, 2017 To the editor: Ruane, Harrity and Denham have been on the job too long. Sadly, we can oust only one. Perhaps, you have noticed their full page ads and your mail box filled with their glossy brochures. more »»

Denham and Ruane have worked hard for water quality

February 22, 2017 To the editor: Over the past few years we have increasingly seen the impact that water quality issues have had on our quality of life and our economic well-being. more »»

Urge county to support 20/20 purchases

February 22, 2017 To the editor: Please write to the county commissioners reminding them that almost 83 percent of citizens voted to continue the 20/20 program. more »»

Kudos to BIG ARTS

February 22, 2017 To the editor: Kudos to BIG ARTS for what they brought to our island with their superb show of “100 Years of Broadway,” Feb. 1. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead

February 15, 2017 It’s a prime time for catching sheepshead As expected for this time of year with changing weather conditions, fishing reports varied. more »»

Yoga with a view

February 1, 2017 Shake up your normal yoga routine with Sanibel Dance, Pilates and Yoga’s standup paddle board yoga class. Mark Sheme, the studio’s SUP yoga instructor, began practicing yoga three years ago. more »»

On the Water: Stone cold front stalls fishing in the area

January 18, 2017 Fishing was good ahead of the cold front that brought strong winds heading into the weekend, especially offshore fishing. more »»

On the Water: More warm days of fishing coming

January 4, 2017 Santa Claus brought us blue skies and warm weather for much of the holiday week, perfect for fishing and spending time on the water. more »»

Free Fly Fishing Expo offered for community

December 28, 2016 By MEGHAN McCOY mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com An expo geared around fly fishing will be held in Fort Myers full of demonstrations and lessons to show the community what the sport has to offer. more »»

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