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SCCF, Everglades Foundation to provide update on water projects

February 18, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Everglades Foundation will host a program, “New Opportunities to Advance Water Quality Improvement and Everglades Restoration,” on Feb. 28. more »»

 
 
 

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SCCF, Everglades Foundation to provide update on water projects

February 18, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Everglades Foundation will host a program, “New Opportunities to Advance Water Quality Improvement and Everglades Restoration,” on Feb. 28. more »»

Planning commission supports proposed remodel for IL Cielo

February 18, 2019 The Sanibel Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit that allows IL Cielo to increase its indoor seating and floor area, while eliminating an outdoor dining area, at its recent meeti. more »»

Public workshop planned to discuss coastal vulnerability project

February 18, 2019 The city of Sanibel and Florida Gulf Coast University will hold a public workshop about a cooperative project on Feb. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

Junonia found on Sanibel

February 18, 2019 Alex Fox, 10, from Oxted, England, found a junonia on Feb. 8 in front of Shell Island Beach Club on Sanibel. He reported that he has been searching for the elusive shell for 10 years. more »»

It is time for seashells

February 18, 2019 Shell collecting is the second most popular collecting hobby in the world. Only stamp collectors outnumber shell collectors. more »»

News from around the region

CCPD: Man violates injunction for stalking to wish woman a happy Valentine's Day

February 15, 2019 A North Fort Myers man remained in the Lee County Jail Friday afternoon after police say he violated an injunction for stalking by breaking into a woman's home in the dead of night to wish her a... more »»

CCPD to seek threat-related costs

February 14, 2019 Despite the numerous public service announcements throughout the county and in all schools encompassing the District of Lee County, students continue to make “fake threats” against peers and... more »»

Edison Festival of Light Parade, celebration starts Saturday

February 14, 2019 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers.com Join the expected 200,000 spectators this Saturday for the 81st annual Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. more »»

Gary Aubuchon to ride for Cure on Wheels

February 14, 2019 On Feb. 17, one Cape Coral resident will pedal more than 325 miles from Tampa to Tallahassee to raise funds and awareness in the fight of cance. more »»

Challenger Middle thespians earn ‘Best in Room’ awards

February 14, 2019 The talents of Challenger Middle School thespians were on full display earlier in the month in statewide competition, gaining superior recognition for their gifts. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

It is time for seashells

February 18, 2019 Shell collecting is the second most popular collecting hobby in the world. Only stamp collectors outnumber shell collectors. more »»

Lecture reveals perplexing relationship between monarchs, milkweed

February 13, 2019 Author Anurag Agrawal will present a free program about his book, “Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution,” on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling film series to air 'Saving Sea Turtles'

February 13, 2019 The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series will continue its biweekly showings on Feb. 20 with a showing of “Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction.” It will take place at 1 p.m. more »»

The American Legion

February 13, 2019 The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Feb. 14: Open Mic Night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Feb. 17: Fish and shrimp fry from noon to 8 p.. more »»

Historical village to host game show for Twilight Talk

February 13, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is preparing for its next Twilight Talk, scheduled to take place on March 13 at 7 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

Business

SCCF, Everglades Foundation to provide update on water projects

February 18, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and Everglades Foundation will host a program, “New Opportunities to Advance Water Quality Improvement and Everglades Restoration,” on Feb. 28. more »»

Planning commission supports proposed remodel for IL Cielo

February 18, 2019 The Sanibel Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit that allows IL Cielo to increase its indoor seating and floor area, while eliminating an outdoor dining area, at its recent meeti. more »»

Public workshop planned to discuss coastal vulnerability project

February 18, 2019 The city of Sanibel and Florida Gulf Coast University will hold a public workshop about a cooperative project on Feb. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

It is time for seashells

February 18, 2019 Shell collecting is the second most popular collecting hobby in the world. Only stamp collectors outnumber shell collectors. more »»

Residents oppose tentative assessment process

February 15, 2019 Several island condo associations voiced objection to the proposed apportionment methodology for the 2020-2021 beach renourishment project at the Captiva Erosion Prevention District's recent meetin. more »»

Obituaries

Suzanne Patterson Buhrman

February 15, 2019 Suzanne Patterson Buhrman, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI, Mullett Lake, MI, and Sanibel, FL, died January 4, 2019 in Holland, MI. more »»

Mary Starkweather Cramer

February 13, 2019 Cramer, Mary Starkweather, Age 88, a resident of Fort Myers, Florida, died peacefully on December 2, 2018 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Preceded in death by husband of 60 years Arthur A. Cramer, Jr. more »»

Armen Gederian

February 6, 2019 Armen Gederian, 87, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Sanibel FL., passed away on February 2, 2019. Arrangements under the direction of National Cremation and Burial, visit www.nationalcremation. more »»

Barry Litofsky

February 1, 2019 Barry Litofsky, a 20+ year resident of Sanibel, passed away on January 30, 2019 at the age of 77. Mr. more »»

Dr Leroy C Hommerding

January 25, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Library family is mourning the loss of their beloved director, Dr. Leroy Hommerding. Dr. more »»

Local Columns

Safe at Sea: 'Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!' planning local seminar

February 13, 2019 We ran across an interesting story recently about a woman who, over 20 years ago, decided she would not let her husband — a champion tournament angler — be the exclusive fishing expert in their... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Connecting cone snails, tennis rackets and pain medications

February 13, 2019 Every Friday before leaving my home for our weekly Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting, I check out who is going to be our speaker that morning. more »»

Faces on Faith: New eyes in dark times

February 13, 2019 I had a parishioner several years ago named George. He was a vet. He’d served in the Pacific during World War II. And during that time he met a beautiful redheaded Australian named Candy. more »»

On the Water: Looking for some warmer days ahead

February 13, 2019 The week started out cold on the water but heading into the weekend Florida weather returned with temperatures reaching into the 80s. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel restaurant reviews

February 13, 2019 I’ve been asked by this newspaper to review all the new restaurants in Sanibel. Here are my reviews: - Good. - Fair. - Excellent. - Amateurish. - Stick to home cookin. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Put support behind governor's programs

February 13, 2019 To the editor: Upon taking office, Gov. DeSantis laid out a plan to improve the water quality. more »»

Spectacular accomplishments from Trump

February 6, 2019 To the editor: There continues to be much noise in Congress about the possible impeachment of President Donald Trum. more »»

Rabbits taking over the island

February 6, 2019 To the editor: Parts of the island are currently being invaded by swarms of rabbits. They are destroying much of the vegetation. more »»

275 pairs of shoes, 650 pairs of socks

January 30, 2019 To the editor: We just turned over to Veterans Affairs the results of this year's Sanibel Shoes for Homeless Vets drive. We set a goal of 200 pairs of shoes and 400 pairs of socks. more »»

Staff make library visits a joy

January 30, 2019 To the editor: What a joy it is to walk into an establishment and have the employees take an interest in you and who help you if you need help. This has been my luck many times. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Triple tail catch, release

February 18, 2019 Ron Kenoyer, general manager of Shell Island Beach Club on Sanibel, recently caught and released a triple tail while on a Sea Reed Charter. more »»

Let's go

February 13, 2019 The city of Sanibel and Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host an open house on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

Island Calendar

February 13, 2019 TODAY, FEBRUARY 13 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Open house scheduled for SUP Master Plan update

February 12, 2019 The public will have a chance to share its thoughts on the island's Shared Use Path syste. more »»

MOAA to host annual golf outing for veterans in need

February 12, 2019 The Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA — Military Officers Association or America — will hold its 6th Annual Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing on April 10 at Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. more »»

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