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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 »»

 
 
 

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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 »»

Human trafficking highlighted in exhibit at Phillips Gallery

June 24, 2015 Numerous paintings created by area youths, and some adults, will cover the walls of Phillips Gallery through the end of July. more »»

Rain doesn’t dampen fun at Islands’ Night

June 24, 2015 Fans of all ages sprinkled into Hammond Stadium to watch the annual Islands Night parade and a Fort Myers Miracle baseball game Wednesday night. more »»

Ruane cites experience in Commission bid

June 24, 2015 Kevin Ruane’s Sanibel experience started off with one of the biggest events of the island’s history — Hurricane Charley. more »»

Ozzie takes flight to freedom after 3-month rehab stint at CROW

June 24, 2015 After exactly three months in rehabilitation captivity, Ozzie the bald eagle and Eagle Cam star, is back where he belongs - in the wild. more »»

News from around the region

Conservationists cry foul on Amendment 1 funding

June 26, 2015 Florida voters have been betrayed. At least that’s what former Lee County commissioner Ray Judah contends happened with passage of the state budget in the last week. more »»

Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

June 26, 2015 The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, June 29: — Diplomat Parkway, North Fort Myers — State Road 82, Lehigh... more »»

City Council: Summer hiatus often no break

June 26, 2015 While City Council members officially are on their four-week summer hiatus, they are anything but vacationing from representing the city in the community and tending to their elected dutie. more »»

DEP decision to save city $42 million

June 26, 2015 Cape Coral just found out that it will not have to spend an estimated additional $42 million on future pumping stations serving the city’s irrigation system. more »»

Red White & Brew: Annual Cape celebration Saturday

June 26, 2015 Beer fanatics with a taste for domestics can sample over a dozen at Red, White & Brew. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Bubble Room to be featured on Food Network television series

June 24, 2015 A few months ago a director, producer and food stylist spent 10 and a half hours filming every nook and cranny of the Bubble Room Restaurant for a new show on Food Network, “Craziest Restaurant in... more »»

Cape angler lands 552-pound grouper

May 28, 2015 Jon Black would need longer arms to stretch his whopper of a fishing tale. more »»

Former islanders scripting early days of BIGARTS

May 27, 2015 Donna Kreager's tedious work may soon tell a deeper story. more »»

Summer’s almost here

May 20, 2015 Just like that, summer break is around the corner. more »»

Autos, sidewalk sale headline Periwinkle Place Memorial weekend

May 14, 2015 Car lovers and bargain shoppers have a big Memorial weekend lined up. more »»

Business

Rain doesn’t dampen fun at Islands’ Night

June 24, 2015 Fans of all ages sprinkled into Hammond Stadium to watch the annual Islands Night parade and a Fort Myers Miracle baseball game Wednesday night. more »»

Ruane cites experience in Commission bid

June 24, 2015 Kevin Ruane’s Sanibel experience started off with one of the biggest events of the island’s history — Hurricane Charley. more »»

Ozzie takes flight to freedom after 3-month rehab stint at CROW

June 24, 2015 After exactly three months in rehabilitation captivity, Ozzie the bald eagle and Eagle Cam star, is back where he belongs - in the wild. more »»

Bubble Room to be featured on Food Network television series

June 24, 2015 A few months ago a director, producer and food stylist spent 10 and a half hours filming every nook and cranny of the Bubble Room Restaurant for a new show on Food Network, “Craziest Restaurant in... more »»

Islands Night returns for 22nd annual community celebration

June 10, 2015 A former coach, Sam Bailey would be tickled with the new playground for his annual Islands Night/Sanibel and Captiva in Fort Myers. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

James Hermes

June 12, 2015 James Hermes, 74, of Naples, FL, formerly of Sanibel Island, FL and Youngstown, Ohio passed away in his home on June 5, 2015. Jim was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: So you want to be a billionaire

June 24, 2015 So you want to be a billionaire? You can’t win a billion dollars from lottery drawings, horse races, raffle tickets or even robbing a bank. more »»

Poetic License: One extra day at a time

June 24, 2015 For Robert Hilliard on his 90th birthday   I Got through my first ninety, The rest will be easy chill, No more puffing up life’s mountain Just coasting back downhill. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Silver Vase Bromeliad (Achmea fasciata)

June 24, 2015 First impression: Striking, exotic, flamingo pink colored petals that resemble an exploding firecracker. more »»

Living Sanibel: Calico scallops common find on Sanibel beaches

June 24, 2015 One of the most commonly found shells on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, the calico scallop is also one of the most beautiful. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Senate lawmakers seek snapper season extension

June 24, 2015 To the editor: (U.S. more »»

Lawmakers need to honor voter mandate

June 24, 2015 To the editor: Open letter to our Legislators: How can you show your faces in Florida? We citizens voted 75 percent for Amendment 1 and in Lee County the vote was 78 percent in favor. more »»

Have pity

June 17, 2015 To the editor: You had to feel sorry for the pitiful city council during the June 1 workshop on traffic. more »»

Correcting some manatee facts

June 17, 2015 To the editor: I debated strongly with myself whether to respond to a letter from Mr. Sabatino since I don’t want to start a war here. But I would like to correct, if I may, some “facts. more »»

Not just about the environment

June 10, 2015 To the editor: Dave Waks and I attended the Saturday (May 23) Rally for Our Waters at the Alliance for the Arts. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel youths learning the sport of soccer is a fun ordeal

June 24, 2015 By BRIAN WIERIMA bwierima@breezenewspapers.com The sport of soccer is considered the most popular in the world, with the exception of the United States. more »»

Nature Explorers Summer Day Camp offered for the first time

June 24, 2015 Many campers eagerly walked towards the water with nets in hand at Gulfside City Park Wednesday morning in hopes of finding some shells to bring back with them to J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refug. more »»

On the Water: School’s out … time for summer fishing

June 17, 2015 School is out and summer will soon arrive, there will be plenty of long, hot days ahead. That’s OK; there are plenty of fish to catch and very few anglers competing as the summer months begin. more »»

On the Water: Good reports help kick off June fishing

June 10, 2015 As we welcome in the month of June, anglers report good catch-and-release snook fishing, tarpon and a steady increase of mangrove snapper. more »»

On the Water: Here comes summer — a great time for fishing, boating

June 3, 2015 Now that the Memorial Day holiday has passed we can look ahead to the unofficial beginning of summer, although it doesn’t begin on the calendar until June 21. more »»

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