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August 26, 2015 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is seeking a few more foursomes that wish to participate in the 3rd annual CROW Golf Classic at the Sanctuary Golf Club. more »»

 
 
 

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Few slots remain for annual CROW Golf Classic

August 26, 2015 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is seeking a few more foursomes that wish to participate in the 3rd annual CROW Golf Classic at the Sanctuary Golf Club. more »»

Barbara Davis makes a stop on Sanibel for book signing tour

August 26, 2015 Barbara Davis sat on a stool behind a collection of her three novels while sharing her story to some fans who attended a book signing event at MacIntosh Books & Paper Friday, Aug. 14. more »»

WaterVenutre’s Florida’s Learning Lab huge hit

August 26, 2015 A mobile learning lab parked at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum last week giving residents and visitors an opportunity to interact with many hands-on exhibits while learning about Florida’... more »»

New runners club starts on Sanibel

August 26, 2015 Runners gathered at Matzaluna - The Italian Kitchen at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, before departing down Periwinkle Way for the Matzaluna Run Club's inaugural ru. more »»

Captiva Tri

August 26, 2015 By BRIAN WIERIMA bwierima@breezenewspaper. more »»

News from around the region

City of Cape Coral sets Budget Workshop and Committee of Whole Meetings for Wednesday, Sept. 2

August 31, 2015 There will be two meetings of the City Council on Wednesday, Sept. 2. more »»

Lake Kennedy Center to offer flu shots

August 31, 2015 The Lake Kennedy Center will be offering flu shots Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, and 1-2 p.m. more »»

U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson set series of constituent sessions

August 31, 2015 Congressman Curt Clawson, R-Bonita SpringsDistrict Meetings has scheduled the following public meet-and-greets: * Today, Monday, August 31 Collier County Museum 3331 Tamiami Trail East Naples,... more »»

Motorists urged to avoid Luckett Road

August 31, 2015 The Lee County Department of Transportation is asking motorists to avoid Luckett Road between Ortiz Avenue and Interstate 75 in Fort Myers this week. more »»

TALC to host forum Wednesday

August 31, 2015 The Teachers Association of Lee County has announced a series of town hall-style forums for parents, students, teachers and education professionals to have the opportunity to meet, hear from and... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Original songs to be featured at first Songs on Sanibel event

August 12, 2015 Although Stephen Plein does not fully understand where the idea of gathering talented songwriters in Southwest Florida together stems, he knew they would all benefit from an event that showcases... more »»

‘Ding’ Darling Days set for this October

August 12, 2015 Final touches are taking place for a jam packed week of fun for all ages this October at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. “Oct. 21 is (Jay N. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Aladdin Jr.’ a must see performance

August 5, 2015 “A Whole New World” is one of the title tunes in the Disney musical “Aladdin Jr. more »»

Art exhibit educates community of dangers of human trafficking

July 29, 2015 A special unveiling was held at Phillips Gallery July 22 to showcase canvases created by youth depicting their interpretations of the effects of human traffickin. more »»

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 »»

Business

Captiva Plan goes to county

August 19, 2015 The Captiva Community Panel discussed portions of the Lee County Plan and Lee County Land Development Code for Captiva last week before it was submitted to Lee County staff to review. more »»

Free mammogram offered through F.I.S.H. for uninsured women

August 19, 2015 The Radiology Regional Center’s Mobile Mammo coach will make a stop on Sanibel next week offering a quick, easy and convenient service for women on Sanibel and Captiva Island who are in need of... more »»

Planning Commission moves schedule to meet once a month

August 19, 2015 The Sanibel Planning Commission cut its meeting schedule in half by passing a motion to meet once a month, instead of its usual twice a month agenda. more »»

Parrots make Jerry’s a feathery island destination

August 19, 2015 When visitors or residents of Sanibel are strolling through Jerry’s Supermarket and shops, some fun conversations can be had with the residents of the garden area in the plaza. more »»

New Sanibel shop satisfies the sweet tooth

August 5, 2015 There is a new opportunity on Sanibel island to satisfy that sweet tooth which hankers everyone at least once in awhile. more »»

Obituaries

Daisy Spears Diciolla

August 19, 2015 Daisy Spears Diciolla of Lakeland Florida passed away on August 16, 2015 of natural causes. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Joseph Louis DiCiolla of Sanibel Island Florida in 1993. more »»

Larry Paul

August 10, 2015 Larry Paul Jr. age 80 of Sanibel Island, Florida passed away peacefully on Aug. 4, 201. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: The dreaded dire diagnosis delirium

August 26, 2015 The family physician was testing my recall abilities. He said, “I’m going to read you a number and I’d like you to memorize it and feed it back to me. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Golden dew drop butterfly and bird attractor

August 26, 2015 Plant Subject: Golden Dew Drop (Duranta repens) First impression: Wow, what a fabulous display - cascades of tiny dark lavender flowers draped with glowing yellow berrie. more »»

Living Sanibel: Florida Ivory Millipede plays vital role in ecological cycle

August 26, 2015 Florida Ivory Millipede There are more than 10,000 species of millipedes worldwide. The largest of these, the giant African millipede can grow to 11-inches. more »»

At the Library: Maine library signs same book as Captiva readers for anniversary of ‘Gift from the Sea’

August 26, 2015 March 16, 2015, a community celebration sponsored by the Captiva Island Historical Society, the Earth Shine Institute and the Captiva Memorial Library was held in honor of the 60th anniversary of th... more »»

Poetic License: Six days in the life of Wilson One

August 26, 2015 Day Three I can’t believe what’s happened! The seniors put me in a can without one of my brothers and dropped a fuzzless hard court Dunlop right on top of m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Hypocrisy places goodness in doubt

August 26, 2015 To the editor: Armies of people march and say “Black Lives Matter.”. And other groups are even more forceful when they opine “All Lives matter. more »»

Activists to rally for clean water again

August 19, 2015 To the editor: The Southwest Florida Clean Water Movement will rally again for clean wate. more »»

12 Blind (and Deaf) Mice

August 12, 2015 To the editor, On Monday morning, Aug. 3, 12 members of the city council and the planning commission met to discuss Sanibel’s traffic gridlock. more »»

Guest Commentary: Deer management units, increased antler regulations go statewide

August 5, 2015 By Tony Young Florida Fish and Wildlife In February, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved proposals designed to improve Florida white-tailed deer management at a... more »»

The Progressive Illusion

July 29, 2015 To the editor: Michael Bartley’s letter of July 22, Progressiveness vs not, is a typical liberal revision of history before the fact. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Captiva Tri

August 26, 2015 By BRIAN WIERIMA bwierima@breezenewspaper. more »»

On the Water: Good snapper fishing continues in area

August 19, 2015 Fishing without much competition was what most anglers that hit the water experienced over the past week. more »»

On the Water: August fishing means working around the weather and the tides

August 12, 2015 August in Southwest Florida means hot sticky days, plenty of rain and often thunderstorms. more »»

Inaugural fishing tourney pits area high schools against each other

August 5, 2015 Fishing tournaments always create friendly competition among the fishermen who partake in them, with bragging rights and cash prizes being the carrots which are sought after. more »»

On the Water: Wet weather dampens fishing

August 5, 2015 After a lengthy stretch of dry days we were due for some rainy days, and Mother Nature delivered. This past weekend was a wash, with storms and steady rai. more »»

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