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Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair to feature more than 100 artists

February 10, 2016 The familiar white tents will fill the space surrounding The Community House this weekend as artist showcase their best handmade pieces during the annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair. more »»

 
 
 

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Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair to feature more than 100 artists

February 10, 2016 The familiar white tents will fill the space surrounding The Community House this weekend as artist showcase their best handmade pieces during the annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair. more »»

Cooking with the Islands’ Stars features Curcuru and Roberts as home chefs

February 10, 2016 The importance of creating delicious dishes was learned at a very young age for one of the Cooking with the Islands’ Stars. more »»

Charles LeBuff offered second job at refuge; lived in Lighthouse quarters

February 10, 2016 The love of lighthouses brought one individual to Sanibel in 1952 as a junior in high school after spotting the Sanibel Lighthouse from Bonita Beach. more »»

SCCF Open House a traditional Sanibel event

February 10, 2016 The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation will celebrate its 40th Open House Monday, Feb. 15. more »»

Firefighter gets much support after car accident

February 10, 2016 The firefighters, medics and EMT responders of the Sanibel Fire Department have treated hundreds, if not thousands, people who were in need of medical attention throughout the years of service on th... more »»

News from around the region

Former Cape gallery co-founder accused of selling forged artwork

February 10, 2016 The co-founder of a former, Cape Coral art gallery has been accused of selling forged artwork. more »»

Eaglet making progress at CROW

February 10, 2016 E8, one of a two-eaglet brood whose doings are being watched world-wide via the popular Southwest Florida Eagle cam, is doing better at CROW today, where it is being treated for an injured foot. more »»

Sparking debate

February 10, 2016 news@breezenewspapers.com Firefighters do not have an easy job. They run into burning buildings to put out fires and rescue the people who are trapped inside. more »»

Lee County's mayors formulate water quality action plan

February 10, 2016 The gulf waves right now are undeniably brownish in color at Lee County's prized beaches on Sanibel and Estero islands. more »»

16th annual Fine Craft Expo set for Saturday

February 10, 2016 The 16th annual Fine Craft Expo is taking registrations for about a dozen different workshops. Hosted by the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild, the event will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair to feature more than 100 artists

February 10, 2016 The familiar white tents will fill the space surrounding The Community House this weekend as artist showcase their best handmade pieces during the annual Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair. more »»

Cooking with the Islands’ Stars features Curcuru and Roberts as home chefs

February 10, 2016 The importance of creating delicious dishes was learned at a very young age for one of the Cooking with the Islands’ Stars. more »»

Writer captivates her audience during Author Series

February 6, 2016 Author Alice Sebold captivated a full room Wednesday at the Sanibel Public Library during the library’s second Author Series this season, despite the constant rain that dampened the island that night. more »»

Documentary to feature ‘Sanibel Before the Causeway’

February 6, 2016 Old video clips, photographs and personal interviews with those who have vivid memories of Sanibel before the early 60s, will help depict the story of “Sanibel Before the Causeway,” a documentary to... more »»

Author Tim Dorsey to make stop on Sanibel

February 6, 2016 A Florida author who has become well-known for his humorous novels revolving around the character Serge A. Storms will make a stop on Sanibel to promote his latest release. more »»

Business

University of Sanibel cruises into second year

February 10, 2016 The rookie season is over for the University of Sanibel, as proprietors Curt Will and Ann Runyon enter their sophomore year of the ever-growing popular clothing line. more »»

Sewer systems discussed during panel meeting

December 16, 2015 The Captiva Community Panel gathered additional information regarding estimated costs if a central sewer system were to be built for island residents. more »»

Captiva Community Panel sends plan to Lee County staff

December 16, 2015 With only a few minor changes, the Captiva Community Panel voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 8 to send the Captiva Plan to Lee County staff for further review. more »»

Fine dining coming to Village Shops

December 16, 2015 The Sanibel Planning Commission heard a revised plan by RLR Investments (otherwise known as Royal Shell) for a conditional use permit for a new 50-seat fine-dining restaurant to be located inside th... more »»

Shared use path improvements passed by City Council

December 9, 2015 A shared-use pathway intersection improvement study conducted by T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) gave several suggestions on how to improve on an already high-quality system on Sanibel at the Dec. more »»

Obituaries

Stanley H. Goldmann

February 4, 2016 Stanley H. Goldmann 84, of Sanibel, FL passed away on February 3, 2016. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Elizabeth Mary "Betty" (Fulton) Hoag

February 3, 2016 Elizabeth Mary "Betty" (Fulton) Hoag, 91, of Mt Lebanon, PA, formerly of Upper St. Clair, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her hom. more »»

Robert (Bob) Cheney

January 28, 2016 Robert (Bob) Cheney passed away Jan 19, 2016. Born in 1947 in New Britain CT to Robert & Mary Cheney, graduate of New Britain High where he was Capt. more »»

Lawrence C. Thompson

January 27, 2016 Lawrence C. Thompson passed away peacefully at his residence in Ft. Myers, Florida, on January 18, 2016. more »»

Gail Carol Ganter Meier

January 15, 2016 Gail Carol Ganter Meier passed away Tuesday morning, December 23, 2015 in the nursing facility of Shell Point Continuing Care Community, Fort Myers, Florida. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: February: beginning to the end of the cold season

February 10, 2016 Winter in Southwest Florida is no comparison to the colder climates to our north. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Barbee talks innovation with Rotary Club

February 10, 2016 In the opening narration of Star Wars, Capt. Kirk raises the idea of innovation by saying “to boldly go where no man has gone before”. more »»

Faces of Faith: Prayer: Is it still relevant?

February 10, 2016 We live in troubled times; financial turmoil, war in the Middle East, an immigration crisis. more »»

Shell Shocked: Memory man

February 10, 2016 I was having trouble finding things in my house recently. I’d put my reading glasses down somewhere and couldn’t locate them minutes later. I realized they were sitting on top of my head. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Varnish leaf resembles hydrangea

February 10, 2016 Plant Subject: Varnish Leaf (Dodonaea viscosa) First impression: Sea foam green, stiff heart shaped petals with pink to red tinting. These petals are fused forming a pouch in the middle. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Why? Why not?

February 10, 2016 To the editor: The current filthy water polluting the Caloosahatchee and area beaches is a tragedy. But it is doing a perfect job in clearly demonstrating cause and effect. more »»

Flooding of Tradewinds area

February 10, 2016 To the editor: There are two issues I would like to point out (about the flooding of the Tradewinds neighborhood). The claim of cleaning existing culverts is fals. more »»

Guest Commentary: Why architectural design standards for Sanibel?

February 10, 2016 Almost two years ago the Sanibel City Council passed a little noticed ordinance that could have a major impact on the island, or at least the Resort Housing District, for years to come. more »»

Guest Commentary: ‘Water Policy Bill’ undermines water resource protection

February 10, 2016 During the 2016 State legislative session, Representative Matt Caldwell (R) sponsored a new ‘Water Policy Bill’, recently signed by Governor Rick Scott, that undermines water resource protection fro... more »»

Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club thanks to local restaurants which donated to 'Island Temptations'

February 6, 2016 To the editor: The Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club held its annual Island Temptations drawing on Friday, December 18 at The Sanibel Grill (Timbers). more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: February: beginning to the end of the cold season

February 10, 2016 Winter in Southwest Florida is no comparison to the colder climates to our north. more »»

On the Water: With cooler days, fishing will change

January 20, 2016 Weather was all over the place over the past week with rain, fog, wind, warm, cool, you name it, even tornado touch downs over the weekend. more »»

On the Water: More warm weather to end the year

January 6, 2016 Christmas week brought us daytime temperatures well into the 80s and it looks like we will close out the year with well above average temperatures. more »»

On the Water: Make time for some holiday fishing

December 30, 2015 You have to love fishing and boating the waters of Southwest Florida in December, heading into Christmas and our daytime highs are well above 80 degrees. more »»

On the Water: Another good week of fishing

December 23, 2015 Another week of warm weather and, for a change, light winds, allowed anglers to target a host of species inshore and safely venture to offshore waters. more »»

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