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Rare smalltooth sawfish caught on Sanibel

April 21, 2017 A donated shark tagging expedition raffle prize for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva's fundraiser, A Peek at the Unique, turned into an experience for Elliot Sudal that he will never forget. more »»

 
 
 

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Rare smalltooth sawfish caught on Sanibel

April 21, 2017 A donated shark tagging expedition raffle prize for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva's fundraiser, A Peek at the Unique, turned into an experience for Elliot Sudal that he will never forget. more »»

Chamber meeting honors individuals, businesses

April 19, 2017 Highlights were given and prestigious chamber awards were presented during the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce annual meeting April 18, at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. more »»

Lily & Co. Jewelers to hold annual birthday bash this weekend

April 19, 2017 For the last decade, Lily & Co. Jewelers has celebrated its three four-legged friends, Lily, Gracie and Angel while giving back to a good cause. On Saturday April 22, from noon to 4 p.. more »»

Chef Loretta Paganini to have book signing for ‘My Sanibel Kitchen’

April 19, 2017 After 20 years of holding cooking classes at The Timbers, the Jacaranda and now the Sanibel Community House, renowned chef Loretta Paganini has compiled some of her favorite recipes, chef tips and... more »»

Peter Zell’s artwork hangs at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

April 19, 2017 For the last 18 years, Peter Zell, who was a lawyer in California before retirement, has been dabbling in art. “My wife suggested that I take art classes at night as a stress reliever. more »»

News from around the region

For many, relief follows 400-acre brush fire

April 22, 2017 Roslyn York, and many others in the area of 21st Street West, were very lucky to still have their homes Saturday after a huge brush fire swept the neighborhood late Friday and early Saturday. more »»

Relay for Life to step off Saturday

April 21, 2017 When the annual Cape Coral Relay for Life returns this Saturday to Caloosa Field, behind Caloosa Middle School on 610 Del Prado Blvd., it will have a slightly different look and feel. more »»

CCPD Top 5 finalist for 'DNA Hit of the Year'

April 21, 2017 The Cape Coral Police Department will be recognized as a Top 5 finalist at a global convention in Austria for "DNA Hit of the Year," for the work done in solving a 26-year-old cold case. more »»

Little interest; Council cool to traffic plan assessment

April 21, 2017 Making sure the roads are safe is one of the most important jobs the city has but asking residents to pay extra for that would be inappropriate, Cape Coral City Council officials said Wednesday. more »»

Cardboard Boat Regatta: Fun on the water at Four Freedoms Saturday

April 21, 2017 By JIM LINETTE jlinette@breezenewspapers.com For months, boating enthusiasts have been busy constructing boats to race in Saturday's Cardboard Boat Regatta at Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Peter Zell’s artwork hangs at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

April 19, 2017 For the last 18 years, Peter Zell, who was a lawyer in California before retirement, has been dabbling in art. “My wife suggested that I take art classes at night as a stress reliever. more »»

Artist for a lifetime: Jim Sprankle

April 5, 2017 To say Jim Sprankle has had an illustrious career would be an understatemen. more »»

Sanibel School’s Spring Music Showcase to grace Schein Hall

April 5, 2017 The Sanibel School’s Spring Music Showcase will feature a few ensembles comprised of nearly 80 students at BIG ARTS Schein Hall tomorrow night. more »»

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with MacIntosh

April 5, 2017 An event to help celebrate “community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers” will take place at MacIntosh Books & Paper later this month. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Art League gives to F.I.S.H.

April 5, 2017 For over 20 years, The Sanibel-Captiva Art League has been painting Bailey’s General Store grocery bags to raise money for local charity organizations on the island. more »»

Business

University of Sanibel unleashes new products

March 22, 2017 In lieu of pickleball's growing popularity, the University of Sanibel has released hats commemorating the sport. more »»

Qwik Pack & Ship under new ownership

March 15, 2017 Last October, Robert Wright and his mother, Kathy, took over Qwik Pack & Ship on Periwinkle Way. Robert and Kathy purchased the business from John Thomas who owned it for the last 14 years. more »»

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 »»

Obituaries

Harry Kotses

April 6, 2017 Ohio University Emeritus Professor Harry Kotses, husband of Kandee S. Grossman, died at his home in Sanibel, Florida, on March 7, 2017, at the age of 78 with Kandee at his side. more »»

David Odell MacKenzie

April 5, 2017 David Odell MacKenzie, a lifelong resident of Lake Forest, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children in his beloved Captiva Island, Florida home on March 11. more »»

Meri S Rhodes

March 29, 2017 Meri S. Rhodes was born on June 8, 1949 in Ottawa, IL to her parents Wesley and Betty Tendall.  She passed away on March 27, 2017 in Ft. Myers, FL at the age of 67 following a long battle with cancer. more »»

Ethel Rita Sinow

March 28, 2017 SANIBEL FLORIDA--Ethel Rita Sinow, of Sanibel, Fl., formerly of Dixon, Illinois, died March 26, 2017. Mrs. Sinow was born April 15, 1924, in Chicago, a daughter of Samuel and Rose Price. more »»

Joan Leffel

March 22, 2017 Joan Leffel's life moved peacefully to its close in the presence of family on March 12, in Fort Myers, Florida. Mrs. more »»

Local Columns

In the Garden: Bougainvillea: Color galore

April 19, 2017 This spring was perhaps one of the best seasons for the vivid and plentiful color produced by the various bougainvillea cultivars in our local area. more »»

Faces on Faith: Easter and Etta: A Tale of Resurrection

April 19, 2017 Often when I think about resurrection I remember Etta Simpson. I met her several years ago when I took a group of teenagers and adults from my then congregation to Mound Bayou, Mississippi. more »»

Shell Shocked: Pence leaves Sanibel a changed man

April 19, 2017 Vice President Pence paid Sanibel a surprise visit recently and publicly expressed his admiration for the balance between commercial and environmental interests. more »»

Center Stage: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ rocks

April 19, 2017 When “Jesus Christ Superstar” opened on Broadway in 1971, it had already sold over two and a half million record albums. more »»

Living Sanibel: Eastern diamondback and pigmy rattlesnake

April 19, 2017 Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) VENOMOUS! The largest rattlesnake in the world, this venomous pit viper is still common throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Plastic bags do have uses

April 19, 2017 To the editor: In a recent article, a writer advocated a ban on plastic bags, on the basis that they can be swallowed by whales and other marine and land mammals. more »»

A card of thanks

April 19, 2017 To the editor: Sanibel Uncorked! The 2017 Food and Wine Festival was an outstanding success held by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club at Lily & Co., Jewelers. more »»

Concerned for biker safety

April 19, 2017 To the editor: I have tried for several years to get the intersection of Rabbit Road and West Gulf improved for safety with trips in person and by phone with the City of Sanibel’s Public Works... more »»

Volunteer for charter review

April 19, 2017 To the editor: During the March Council meeting, Mayor Ruane admitted that a full charter review, required in even decade years by 7.03 Legislation Review in our Municipal Code, had not been done. more »»

Guest Commentary: Reminder: Fair housing equals opportunity

April 13, 2017 Forty-nine years ago this month, on April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housin... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Finally, spring arrives — let’s hope fishing improves

March 29, 2017 Consistently inconsistent I guess would be the proper way to describe fishing over the last full week of winter. more »»

On the Water: Full moon rising brings good fishing reports

March 22, 2017 A full moon and warm weather brought days with good fishing and a wide variety of fish. On the water it really felt like the change of seasons and spring arrived early. more »»

On the Water: Strong winds stall a good week of fishing

March 15, 2017 With a stretch of warm weather, fishing was heating up and the bite was getting good, and then the winds came. more »»

On the Water: March will bring some of the best fishing

March 8, 2017 The month of March is the beginning to some of the best fishing of the year in Southwest Florida. more »»

On the Water: Local fishing heating up with the weather

March 1, 2017 Over the past week, anglers experienced pretty good weather for the most part and despite several days with tides less than desirable, fishing wasn’t too bad. more »»

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Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon enjoying the tunes of the ever-popular Island Jazz musicians on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the BIG ARTS Boler Garden. Bring a chair and come early to enjoy this free concert in the open air. The concerts run now through April 3. more »


 
 
 
 
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