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Shell museum breaks ground on aquarium

January 18, 2019 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel held a ground-breaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of its estimated $6 million renovation project, which will include aquarium. more »»

 
 
 

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Shell museum breaks ground on aquarium

January 18, 2019 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel held a ground-breaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of its estimated $6 million renovation project, which will include aquarium. more »»

San-Cap Audubon to present '600 Birds the Easy Way'

January 18, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will welcome back avid expert birders Tamara and David McQuade for a presentation, “600 Birds the Easy Way,” on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. more »»

North Lee County 20/20 land buys approved

January 18, 2019 The latest batch of land parcels that Lee County has decided to pursue for its Conservation 20/20 program may be on the smaller side, but local experts say they're important pieces of the... more »»

CNET executive director, Wall Street tech writer to speak

January 18, 2019 Journalist Ian Sherr will present “Growing Influence of Social Media and its Impact” at the BIG ARTS “Talking Points” on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. in Strauss Theater, at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

Registration open for Adult Co-Ed Softball League

January 18, 2019 The Sanibel Recreation Center will host an Adult Co-Ed Softball League starting Feb. 13. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights. more »»

News from around the region

Golden Apple Teacher finalists named

January 18, 2019 The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools today announced the 32nd Annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program finalists. more »»

Lee County DOT announces temporary overnight closure to Corbett Road

January 18, 2019 Motorists who use Corbett Road in North Fort Myers during the nighttime hours are encouraged to seek alternate routes next week as a contractor for the Lee County Department of Transportation makes... more »»

Coste new gem in Diamondhead crown

January 17, 2019 By JESSE MEADOWS jmeadows@breezenewspapers.com Food, beverage, experience. That's what the Diamondhead Resort is selling with their new restaurant, Coste. more »»

Coste new gem in Diamondhead crown

January 17, 2019 By JESSE MEADOWS jmeadows@breezenewspapers.com Food, beverage, experience. That's what the Diamondhead Resort is selling with their new restaurant, Coste. more »»

North county 20/20 land buys approved

January 17, 2019 The latest batch of land parcels that Lee County has decided to pursue for its Conservation 20/20 program may be on the smaller side, but local experts say they're important pieces of the... more »»

Cape man killed in crash on Chiquita Boulevard

January 17, 2019 A late evening traffic crash Wednesday snarled traffic on Chiquita Boulevard, and resulted in the first Cape Coral traffic fatality of 2019. At 10:06 p.. more »»

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San-Cap Audubon to present '600 Birds the Easy Way'

January 18, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will welcome back avid expert birders Tamara and David McQuade for a presentation, “600 Birds the Easy Way,” on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. more »»

CNET executive director, Wall Street tech writer to speak

January 18, 2019 Journalist Ian Sherr will present “Growing Influence of Social Media and its Impact” at the BIG ARTS “Talking Points” on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. in Strauss Theater, at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

Event planned for school PTA alumni

January 18, 2019 The Sanibel School PTA alumni is invited to meet the current board and its directions for a night of sharing stories, ideas and pictures on Jan. 24 at George and Wendy's Seafood Grille on Sanibel. more »»

CHR to host 7th Annual Mardi Gras Fundraising Event

January 16, 2019 Tickets are on sale for an upcoming event that will bring the best of New Orleans to the islands. more »»

Annual golf tournament to raise funds for CFI

January 16, 2019 Formally known as The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, The Sanctuary Charity Classic is scheduled to take place on Jan. 26 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. more »»

Business

Shell museum breaks ground on aquarium

January 18, 2019 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel held a ground-breaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of its estimated $6 million renovation project, which will include aquarium. more »»

North Lee County 20/20 land buys approved

January 18, 2019 The latest batch of land parcels that Lee County has decided to pursue for its Conservation 20/20 program may be on the smaller side, but local experts say they're important pieces of the... more »»

CNET executive director, Wall Street tech writer to speak

January 18, 2019 Journalist Ian Sherr will present “Growing Influence of Social Media and its Impact” at the BIG ARTS “Talking Points” on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. in Strauss Theater, at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

Chase opens first branch on Sanibel

January 18, 2019 Chase hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house celebration on Jan. 11 to mark the opening of its first branch on Sanibel, at 2441 Palm Ridge Roa. more »»

Obituaries

Mark J Leonardi

December 31, 2018 Mark J. Leonardi, 49, of Sanibel, passed away December 30, 2018. Arrangements under the care of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Stephen Barwick Ham

December 28, 2018 Stephen Barwick Ham of Sanibel Island Florida, born September 23rd 1985 unexpectedly passed away on 12-20-2018. more »»

Douglas Goetze Campbell

December 18, 2018 Douglas Goetze Campbell, 90, of Sanibel, passed away December 17, 2018. Arrangements under the direction of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services. more »»

William Kish

November 16, 2018 William Kish, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, November 11 at the age of 77. Mr. Kish was the second son of the late William and Pauline (nee Daley) Kish. more »»

Gregory A. O’Neill

November 7, 2018 Gregory A. O’Neill, 96, of Sanibel died 11-4-18.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Fertilize wisely to help improve water quality

January 16, 2019 Most of the discussion about the pollutants in the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge waters focuses on the role of big agricultural companies and ranches. more »»

Happy New Year!

January 16, 2019 The year 2018 was one of change, challenge, learning and accomplishments for the School District of Lee County. more »»

Rotary Happenings: San-Cap Rotary preparing for annual Arts and Crafts Festival

January 16, 2019 Just into the first week of 2019 and the hard-press is evident for all the principle players that form our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club's Arts and Crafts Festival Committe. more »»

Faces on Faith: Dreams in the making

January 16, 2019 What does it mean to have a dream? That’s a question we should all be asking in the week ahead. A few years back I came across two different newspaper columns that ended in a very similar manner. more »»

On the Water: Great weather kicks off new year

January 16, 2019 Southwest Florida welcomed the New Year with great weather for fishing, boating and other outdoor activities. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Use of drones on Sanibel

January 16, 2019 To the editor: My wife and I were on the Gulf side beach off Seagrape Lane last Sunday, Dec. 31, and we were astonished to see someone operating a sophisticated drone from the beach. more »»

Save Sanibel

January 2, 2019 To the editor: The very slow tourist season, caused by the massive red tide, has put a deep dent in the business on the islan. more »»

Thank you city council

December 19, 2018 To the editor: I recently read an article about the Sanibel City Council calling for air quality testing as the red tide persists and wanted to say thank you to them. more »»

Festival of Wreaths is a must go

December 19, 2018 To the editor: A new twinkle has been added to Sanibel's holiday celebration. more »»

Kindness on Periwinkle Way

December 12, 2018 To the Editor: Traffic is getting heavy, and the heaviest lines on Periwinkle are coming. It is a time to turn in towards the wisdom we all know about kindness. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Registration open for Adult Co-Ed Softball League

January 18, 2019 The Sanibel Recreation Center will host an Adult Co-Ed Softball League starting Feb. 13. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights. more »»

Annual golf tournament to raise funds for CFI

January 16, 2019 Formally known as The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, The Sanctuary Charity Classic is scheduled to take place on Jan. 26 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. more »»

Island Calendar

January 16, 2019 TODAY, JANUARY 16 Experience Virtual Reality Watch live concerts, sporting events, movies and games in VR from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel Congregational UCC joins exercise challenge

January 15, 2019 In 2017, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ participated in the Million Mile Movement Challenge, sponsored by Lee Health. more »»

SIGC Men’s League results

January 14, 2019 The Sanibel Island Golf Club Men's League recently played a four-man point total, with eight teams going after the win. more »»

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