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Reservations to open for Zonta’s 19th annual Peek

January 22, 2020 Reservations will open on Jan. 26 for the 19th annual “A Peek at the Unique,” the home tour and signature fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. more »»

 
 
 

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Reservations to open for Zonta’s 19th annual Peek

January 22, 2020 Reservations will open on Jan. 26 for the 19th annual “A Peek at the Unique,” the home tour and signature fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. more »»

'Ding' Darling announces emcee, judges for Project Refuge

January 22, 2020 NBC2 morning co-anchor Rachel Pierce will emcee “Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion Show Using Trash” during the J.N. more »»

CROW presents weekly Speaker Series program

January 22, 2020 Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife's weekly Speaker Series continues on Jan. more »»

Sanibel Carts owner to speak at ABWA meeting

January 22, 2020 The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its monthly luncheon on Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. more »»

Volunteers attend osprey nest monitoring meeting

January 22, 2020 More than 40 people attended a volunteer meeting for nest monitors for The International Osprey Foundation on Jan. 7 at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

LCEC marks milestone: An electrifying 80 years

January 23, 2020 The development of Cape Coral’s electrical grid began with a handshake. In 1957, Lee County Electric Cooperative Manager Homer T.Welch and Cape Coral developer Leonard Rosen made a promise. more »»

CCPD seeks public's help identifying theft suspects

January 23, 2020 The Cape Coral Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a recent case. According to the CCPD, on Thursday, Ja. more »»

Improvements to Matlacha site proposed

January 23, 2020 When the Cape Coral City Council last month rejected a second annexation attempt of six acres the municipality owns in Matlacha, the big question on everyone’s mind was “What’s next?” On Monday,... more »»

All Star: Cape teacher wins national educator award

January 23, 2020 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspaper. more »»

Mussels to host Festival of Beers

January 23, 2020 Wish you could try Southwest Florida’s breweries’ best creations at one venue? This weekend, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels will host the 15th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers, bringing two of... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

'Ding' Darling announces emcee, judges for Project Refuge

January 22, 2020 NBC2 morning co-anchor Rachel Pierce will emcee “Project Refuge: A Couture Fashion Show Using Trash” during the J.N. more »»

Arbor Day contest open to island children

January 22, 2020 In conjunction with the city's Vegetation Committee, the Department of Recreation is hosting a youth contest to celebrate Arbor Day — an annual holiday encouraging people to plant and care for tree. more »»

Butcher exhibition extended

January 22, 2020 Part of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's 75th anniversary, the Clyde Butcher Photographic Exhibition has been extended through Feb. 15 for viewing. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

Edison and Ford Winter Estates offering art classes

January 22, 2020 The Edison and Ford Winter Estates offers educational opportunities throughout the year for all ages. In partnership with local artists, it is offering several art classes for adults. more »»

BIG ARTS to host open house

January 21, 2020 BIG ARTS is opening the doors of its new home and the community is invited to join the celebration. BIG ARTS will host a Community Open House on Jan. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. more »»

Business

Sanibel Carts owner to speak at ABWA meeting

January 22, 2020 The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its monthly luncheon on Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. more »»

Complimentary tax return preparation available

January 22, 2020 The United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA Program offers tax assistance for qualified taxpayers. Beginning Feb. 7, VITA will offer tax preparation at the F.I.S.H. more »»

SCIAR installs new officers, awards winners

January 22, 2020 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors installed its 2020 officers and board of directors on Jan. 16 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. more »»

Refuge bids farewell to ranger

January 22, 2020 On Jan. 13, staff, volunteers and friends at the J.. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club accepting scholarship applications

January 22, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Scholarships of $4,000 per year, over a period of four years, will be awarded. more »»

Obituaries

Carolyn Dill Foster

January 10, 2020 Carolyn Dill Foster, age 99, passed away peacefully in Fort Myers on New Years Eve 2019.  Carolyn is predeceased by her Mother, Clara G. Dill, Father, William L. Dill, and her seven siblings. more »»

Patrick J Lovetro

January 9, 2020 Fort Myers, FL.  Patrick J. Lovetro (Capt. Pat) passed away December 11, 2019.  Born in Rochester NY November 6, 1939 to Patrick and Ann Lovetro. more »»

Nancy C Oden

December 20, 2019 Nancy C. Oden, 87, of Captiva, FL passed away on December 13, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert James "Bob" Brace

December 16, 2019 Robert James "Bob" Brace was born in 1942 in Superior WI to H.W. "Wid" Brace and Katharine (Link) Brace. He passed away on Dec. 10, 2019 after a brief stay at Hope Hospic. more »»

Judith Jean Harding

December 4, 2019 Judith Jean Harding passed away in Woodstock, IL, on November 20, 2019 surrounded by her family following a short illness. more »»

Local Columns

Sanibel Sea School grows up

January 21, 2020 For 10 years, we dreamed of creating a place where young kids could pursue the allure of the sea. more »»

Lethal control of coyotes will waste dollars, fail

January 21, 2020 “The Sanibel community must be vigilant in the protection and enhancement of its sanctuary characteristics.” This sentence, taken verbatim from Section 3. more »»

Safe at Sea: Fishing etiquette similar to boating etiquette

January 21, 2020 Recently, I came across an article entitled, “Fishing Etiquette 101,” and I couldn’t help but realize the similarities to “Boating Etiquette (101). more »»

Faces on Faith: Try a 'word of the year' instead of resolutions

January 21, 2020 Eighty percent! According to U.S. News and World Report, that’s the number of people who have failed in keeping their new year’s resolutions by the middle of … February. more »»

Shell Shocked: A life shattering question: Is it late afternoon or early evening?

January 21, 2020 A friend of mine called to get together one day. He suggested that we meet in the late afternoon. I told him I preferred to meet with him in the early evening. “What’s the difference?” he asked. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Time to take action on coyotes

January 14, 2020 To the editor: As coyotes begin to populate our island it seems everyone is suddenly an expert on coyote behavior. more »»

No dogs at Farmer’s Market

January 7, 2020 To the editor: We have been visiting Sanibel for many years. One of the reasons we come to Sanibel is that our dog is welcome in many places on the island. more »»

Thank you to all involved

December 17, 2019 To the editor: As we come to the end of 2019, we are very thankful for the many people that helped our effort over the last year, especially all of our contributors and adopters. more »»

Thank you to those involved

December 3, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club thanks the following performers, sponsors and supporters for their generous donations of funds and time provided for the very successful presentation... more »»

Cannot afford to destroy delicate ecosystem

December 3, 2019 To the editor: Lee County faces a decision to allow development and elimination of mangrove wetlands for new houses along Shell Pointe Boulevard. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

San-Cap Audubon Society to host bird walk

January 22, 2020 The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will host a bird walk on Jan. 25 at 8 a.m. at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

F.I.S.H. to hold first Annual Senior Expo for community

January 21, 2020 Island seniors have the opportunity to learn about services, activities and businesses of relevance to their daily lives at the first-ever resource expo being organized by F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva. more »»

American Legion

January 21, 2020 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Jan. 26: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

January 21, 2020 A float plan is an essential part of all paddling trips, even routes you have paddled several times before. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings offers Botanical Gardens tour 01-29

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings offers 90-minute walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.Cost is $5 per person, plus tax; check in at the front office.Reservations required at 239-472-4119. more »


 
 
 
 
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