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CROW set to launch first ever cookbook

July 29, 2015 BY MEGHAN McCOY mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com A unique fundraising effort that includes the public’s participation of an original idea created by one of CROW’s volunteers is in full swing. more »»

 
 
 

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CROW set to launch first ever cookbook

July 29, 2015 BY MEGHAN McCOY mmccoy@breezenewspapers.com A unique fundraising effort that includes the public’s participation of an original idea created by one of CROW’s volunteers is in full swing. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling Amateur Nature Photography Contest under way

July 29, 2015 Ready, set…snap! The “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest has bolted out of the starting gates, with the checkered flag being waved Sep. more »»

Council sets rolled-back millage rate

July 29, 2015 The first steps of setting a budget for the City of Sanibel was taken Tuesday by the City Council, after it approved a rolled-back millage rate of 1.9139 for the 2015 tax year. more »»

Council sets rolled-back millage rate

July 29, 2015 The first steps of setting a budget for the City of Sanibel was taken Tuesday by the City Council, after it approved a rolled-back millage rate of 1.9139 for the 2015 tax year. more »»

Islander Trading Post offers the unique in high quantity

July 29, 2015 If you can’t find what you’re looking for inside the Islander Trading Post on Sanibel, you’re not looking hard enough. more »»

News from around the region

Council OKs ‘not to exceed’ millage rate

July 28, 2015 As expected, City Council unanimously approved the "not to exceed" millage rate for the Fiscal Year 2016 budget at the staff proposed level of 6.957 at Monday night's meeting at City Hall. more »»

Proud to wear the crown

July 28, 2015 Newly elected queen Nakita Chadwick has much in common with last year's honoree, Petra Besenhard, the biggest thing being a deep German heritage. more »»

Rainy weather expected to continue

July 28, 2015 After a wetter-than-normal weekend, experts are predicting more rain in the coming wee. more »»

Caloosa Clown Alley to note National Clown Week

July 28, 2015 Get ready to celebrate National Clown Week, set to kick off Saturday with a pair of events. On Saturday, clowns from the Caloosa Clown Alley will visit the North Fort Myers Library from 2 to 3 p.m. more »»

Woman injured in accident released from hospital

July 28, 2015 Another victim involved in the fatal pool hall crash has been released from a local hospital. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

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 »»

‘Rhythm of the Night’ will get you dancing

July 8, 2015 A production guaranteed to move the audience from their seats onto their feet dancing with the cast will showcase the Latin community through contemporary music and an array of colors at the Herb... more »»

‘And the World Goes ‘Round’ performance entertains crowd at Herb Strauss Theater

July 1, 2015 The seats filled at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater during the opening night of “And the World Goes ‘Round” Wednesday night as the audience was entertained with dancing, singing and a bit of comedy. more »»

Nine-year-old wins hearts of music lovers

June 26, 2015 A crowd is amassing around a street corner during the June Music Walk in downtown Fort Myers, as a rendition of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" is being belted through the ether, as smiles... more »»

Business

Council sets rolled-back millage rate

July 29, 2015 The first steps of setting a budget for the City of Sanibel was taken Tuesday by the City Council, after it approved a rolled-back millage rate of 1.9139 for the 2015 tax year. more »»

Council sets rolled-back millage rate

July 29, 2015 The first steps of setting a budget for the City of Sanibel was taken Tuesday by the City Council, after it approved a rolled-back millage rate of 1.9139 for the 2015 tax year. more »»

Islander Trading Post offers the unique in high quantity

July 29, 2015 If you can’t find what you’re looking for inside the Islander Trading Post on Sanibel, you’re not looking hard enough. more »»

Experiencing paradise for the first time

July 29, 2015 Paradise is something which needs to be shared and that's exactly what the crew of Captiva Cruises, in conjunction with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, is exactly doing with its "No... more »»

Fresh summer salads, information about eating healthy shared during potluck dinner

July 29, 2015 Community members were treated to an assortment of healthy, fresh summer salads that were made step-by-step last week by the co-owner of The Sanibel Sprout during the monthly potluck dinners at the... more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Richard S. Bell

June 19, 2015 Richard S. more »»

Thomas E. Gruhl

June 19, 2015 Thomas E. Gruhl of Zionsville, Indiana and Sanibel Island, Florida, died unexpectedly on June 8, 2015 at the age of 8. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: Staying positive in a negative world

July 29, 2015 If only the song Home on the Range was true – “where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary has add-on and update on ‘Gift of Life’

July 29, 2015 Every once in a while, a Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Friday morning meeting speaker comes across a conflict in their professional life that makes it impossible for them to attend our meeting to... more »»

On the Water: Rain brings some cooler temperatures

July 29, 2015 Weather was unsettled for much of the past week leaving anglers dodging the possibility of rain at any time throughout the da. more »»

Shell Shocked: Five Sanibel tourist hot spots

July 29, 2015 Sanibel is a true tourist hot spot. It offers treats for most visitors regardless of their interests. There’s something here for everyon. more »»

Poetic License: Dejection on a Florida summer afternoon

July 29, 2015 On this ominous afternoon I’ve had my fill of Florida, My fill of alligator-friendly heat, Of red weather Bursting from the TV screen Into a dark angry clot Over our fail-safe houses And alien lawn... more »»

Letters to the Editor

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 »»

Guest Commentary: Public needs to urge officials to restore health of Everglades, estuaries and water resources

July 29, 2015 Recently, residents in Lee and Collier counties were advised that the smokey smell in the air was a result of a muck fire in the Everglades, which is experiencing historically low water levels. more »»

A Message from COTI

July 22, 2015 To the editor: I am proud of the contributions the Committee of the Islands has made in supporting and defending the goals of the City of Sanibel written in the Sanibel Vision Statement and the... more »»

Lani Kai to host annual blood drive

July 22, 2015 To the editor: On Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lani Kai Island Resort will be holding our annual Kenny Conidaris Blood Drive/ Bone Marrow search event at 1400 Estero Blvd. more »»

Progressiveness vs Not

July 22, 2015 To the editor: A progressive sea change is undeniable. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Rain brings some cooler temperatures

July 29, 2015 Weather was unsettled for much of the past week leaving anglers dodging the possibility of rain at any time throughout the da. more »»

Bring your dogs to the next Miracle game

July 22, 2015 Baseball fans and their four-legged friends are invited to attend the next Miracle baseball game this Friday at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. more »»

On the Water: Weather has been great for fishing

July 15, 2015 It’s been a great week for offshore anglers for the fact the weather has cooperated and many of the targeted species are in season. more »»

On the Water: Month of July brings some ‘hot’ fishing

July 8, 2015 As we head into the month of July, we should have more good weather days to target fish both inshore and offshore including gag grouper that are back in season. more »»

On the Water: Fish early or late to beat the Florida heat

July 1, 2015 Again this week, and typical for summer, fishing reports were all over the place. Reports varied from great to mediocre to not so good. more »»

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American Legion features meals 07-31

Besides our daily menu, back by popular demand, we will be serving home cooked meals again.Tuesdays we will have baked chicken, Wednesdays, pork and kraut over mashed potatoes and on Thursdays we will be having homemade meatloaf dinner. more »


 
 
 
 
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