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New Doc Ford’s restaurant on Sanibel to have open house Sept. 8

August 31, 2016 By ASHLEY GOODMAN agoodman@breezenewspapers.com After a year and a half of planning, the new Doc Ford’s on the corner of Tarpon Bay Road, will hold a soft opening on Thursday, Sept. 8. more »»

 
 
 

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New Doc Ford’s restaurant on Sanibel to have open house Sept. 8

August 31, 2016 By ASHLEY GOODMAN agoodman@breezenewspapers.com After a year and a half of planning, the new Doc Ford’s on the corner of Tarpon Bay Road, will hold a soft opening on Thursday, Sept. 8. more »»

F.I.S.H. and Zonta to bring mammogram testing to Sanibel

August 31, 2016 “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” For Sanibel and Captiva women, that ounce of prevention will be coming in the form of the Radiology Regional Center Mobile Mammogram Thursday, Sep. more »»

Sanibel summer: more business, less closures

August 31, 2016 There was a time not long ago when many businesses on Sanibel would close up shop for at least some part of the summer. more »»

Community mourns loss of Paul McCarthy

August 25, 2016 Paul McCarthy, owner of Captiva Cruises and McCarthy’s Marina, died Wednesday morning. He was 63. more »»

Early voting continues thru Aug. 27

August 24, 2016 With early voting wrapping up this weekend, the primary election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 30. Early voting kicked off on Aug. 20 and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 2. more »»

News from around the region

Election results at a glance

August 30, 2016 With all precincts counted in Lee County: * Sheriff Mike Scott easily staved off a challenge by Stephanie Eller in the closed Republican primary for Lee County Sheriff. more »»

Benacquisto wins District 27 State Senate primary

August 30, 2016 It was a tough, nasty campaign at times, but in the end, it was the incumbent who came out ahead. Two-term State Sen. more »»

Rooney captures GOP nod in Congressional District 19 primary

August 30, 2016 Francis Rooney may never have run for office before, but GOP voters casting ballots in the District 19 Congressional primary seemed to embrace his message enough to trust him with holding the party... more »»

Morgan, Quackenbush advance in District 7

August 30, 2016 Only two of the five candidates who battled it out in the primary election for the new Lee County School Board District 7 seat are moving forward to the November election. more »»

Scott wins sheriff's race primary

August 30, 2016 In a race that was essentially over before the Election Day Republican primary ballots were counted, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott won reelection in a landslide vote over challenger Stephanie Eller. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Local blues band won People’s Choice Award for the ‘Road to Memphis IBC Challenge’

August 24, 2016 The Marty Stokes Band was presented with the People’s Choice Award for the “Road to Memphis International Blues Challenge” on Aug. 7. more »»

Southwest Florida Symphony fills in summer doldrums

August 17, 2016 With the summer doldrums steadfastly upon the area, the Southwest Florida Symphony has just the thing to fill in the down time. more »»

‘Ding’ Days photo contest accepting submissions through Sept. 15

August 3, 2016 The annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest has kicked off its 29th year. The contest is open to residents and visitors alik. more »»

Wild Coffee Duo Announces Selections for July Concerts

July 21, 2016 The musicians of the Wild Coffee Duo (Susie Kelly, cello, and Abbey Allison, piano) have announced the selections they’ll play during their concert, "A Trip to the Zoo. more »»

Author DiVitto Kelly visits the Captiva Memorial Library to discuss new horror novel

July 20, 2016 DiVitto Kelly describes his first novel, “Seal Cove,” as a throwback horror story with just the right mix of humor, smarts and monster gore. more »»

Business

Sundial Resort holds first USTA sanctioned tournament

August 31, 2016 Sundial Resort on Sanibel is gearing up to hold its first USTA sanctioned tournament for the Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships Sept. 23-25. more »»

New Doc Ford’s restaurant on Sanibel to have open house Sept. 8

August 31, 2016 By ASHLEY GOODMAN agoodman@breezenewspapers.com After a year and a half of planning, the new Doc Ford’s on the corner of Tarpon Bay Road, will hold a soft opening on Thursday, Sept. 8. more »»

Sanibel summer: more business, less closures

August 31, 2016 There was a time not long ago when many businesses on Sanibel would close up shop for at least some part of the summer. more »»

Bailey’s among finalists for the 25th annual Industry Appreciation Awards

August 24, 2016 Bailey’s General Store was named one of the finalists for the LocalLEE Grown Business Award. more »»

Select Vacation Properties welcomes new office manager

August 24, 2016 Christopher Reublin became Select Vacation Properties new office manager in April. The company, which is owned by Reublin’s mother, was established in 200. more »»

Obituaries

Paul F. McCarthy

August 29, 2016 Paul F. McCarthy, 63, died of natural causes on August 23, 2016 in Captiva, Florida. Paul was an acclaimed business leader, attorney, environmentalist and world traveler. more »»

Robert Sabatino

August 25, 2016 SABATINO, Robert, 80, of Sanibel passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Arrangements by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. more »»

Georgene (Koessler) Knight

August 23, 2016 Georgene (Koessler) Knight, 78, of Fort Myers, FL passed away peacefully on August 17, 2016 at the Lodge at Cypress Cove, Fort Myers after a brief illness. more »»

John "Jack" Weston

August 12, 2016 John "Jack" Weston passed away on August 8, 2016, in Minneapolis. He was 84. Jack was a fun-loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle who enjoyed life to the fullest. more »»

Martin Edward "Marty" Roepstorff

July 13, 2016 Martin Edward âMartyã Roepstorff passed away peacefully under the gentle care of Good Shepherd Hospice on Monday, July 11, 201. more »»

Local Columns

Reading between the lines

August 31, 2016 Someone once asked me to review a document but to read between the lines. He then winked at me – a knowing, conspiratorial wink. So I tried reading between the lines. I saw nothing but white spac. more »»

Living Sanibel: Poison Ivy

August 31, 2016 Although it would not look as good on the Chamber of Commerce’s tourist brochures, another appropriate name for Sanibel could well be “Poison Ivy Island. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Beautyberry’s native status makes it easy to care for

August 31, 2016 Plant Subject: Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) First impression: Mesmerizing reflective purple popsicle color in a petite pea shaped fruit. more »»

Poetic License: Denial

August 31, 2016 It was not in another country Nor in another time. There was no music playing And we did not dance or dine. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Some history and more on transportation issues in Florida

August 31, 2016 Please take note this is a correction from last week’s column, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary will resume holding their 7 a.m. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Death of Ray Pavelka

August 31, 2016 To the editor: Sanibel has recently lost a community friend and leader with the death of Ray Pavelka. I am sure his faith community and many friends will commemorate his life at the service on Sept. more »»

Zika virus

August 31, 2016 To the editor: To the residents of Sanibel,  As we continue to read the news of the Zika virus spreading in Miami-Dade county, we would like to suggest an effective mosquito-eliminating measure that... more »»

Bug off!

August 31, 2016 To the editor: Recently the Florida Department of Health has identified Wynwood, a neighborhood in Miami, as an area where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. Since Gov. more »»

Water crisis

August 31, 2016 To the editor: I am a New Jersey resident that adores Sanibel. I own a condominium there and for the past 10 years have appreciated its lovely beaches, superb fishing and pure blue green waters. more »»

Vote Carmen Salome for Supervisor of Elections

August 24, 2016 To the editor: I have known Carmen Salome for several years. As a citizen and taxpayer I feel enormously appreciative she is running for the position of Lee County Supervisor of Elections. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sundial Resort holds first USTA sanctioned tournament

August 31, 2016 Sundial Resort on Sanibel is gearing up to hold its first USTA sanctioned tournament for the Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships Sept. 23-25. more »»

On the Water: Full moon sparks some good fishing

August 31, 2016 A full moon brought strong tides over many days that helped offset the summer heat as anglers reported overall good fishing. more »»

On the Water: Rainy days spark some better fishing

August 24, 2016 Over the week we experienced some days with typical summer heat, but also a good amount of rain, including a day or two with rain and no sunshine most of the day. more »»

On the Water: Unsettled weather brings mixed results

August 17, 2016 Unstable weather brought rain and thunderstorms throughout the past week often making unsafe and difficult fishing conditions. Anglers that fished ahead or around the storms reported decent fishing. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during the dog days of August

August 10, 2016 August in Southwest Florida means hot sticky days, plenty of rain and often thunderstorms. If you don’t mind working around the weather, the fishing is often pretty good and competition is scarce. more »»

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