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Trump makes visit to Southwest Florida

September 21, 2016 Running through a litany of the dead, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stressed the need for American — and worldwide — security at a campaign rally at Germain Arena Monday afternoon. more »»

 
 
 

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Trump makes visit to Southwest Florida

September 21, 2016 Running through a litany of the dead, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stressed the need for American — and worldwide — security at a campaign rally at Germain Arena Monday afternoon. more »»

Time is ticking to tip your favorite server for the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum’s Celebrity Island Dinner

September 21, 2016 Although tickets for the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum’s Celebrity Island Dinner are sold out, you can still tip your favorite server online up until the day of the event which is Monday, Oct. more »»

Going green: Sanibel Sea School installs solar panels

September 21, 2016 With help from Dell Jones and Rudy Wodrich of Solar Utility Partners in Estero, the Sanibel Sea School completed the installation of a rooftop photovoltaic solar array at their main building on... more »»

Sanibel welcomes inaugural blues and jazz festival

September 21, 2016 The first ever blues and jazz festival will be coming to Sanibel Sunday, Nov. 6. The festival, which is put on by the Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club, will feature local and big name bands. more »»

Toni Westland talks ‘Ding’ Days and new renovations underway

September 21, 2016 Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger at J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge has always been one of the boys. more »»

News from around the region

City disputes 'dangerous' water reports

September 23, 2016 The City of Cape Coral is disputing reports claiming the city’s drinking water contains high levels of a cancer-causing contaminant. more »»

SWFL Loves Our Vets kicks off campaign

September 22, 2016 The goal is to build a home for a veteran in need and with this group of givers and public and private partners, there is a great chance it will succeed. more »»

Slate’s now offering a side dish of jazz with your entree

September 22, 2016 Slate’s in Cape Coral has served some of the finest side dishes to accompany its many popular entrees for the last three years, but recently, owners Nancy and Allan Cotter have upped the ante. more »»

Telling his story: Cape Coral widow wants to help others facing PTSD

September 22, 2016 On Sept. 7, the body of U.S. Army Spc. James Christopher Arney was foun­­d in a wooded area in northeast Cape Coral. He had committed suicide alone after years of battling PTSD and depression. more »»

Cape Coral City Council passes budget

September 22, 2016 With most of the details already worked out and very few citizens in attendance, it took all of 20 minutes for the Cape Coral City Council to approve the property tax rate and fiscal year 2017 budge... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Sanibel welcomes inaugural blues and jazz festival

September 21, 2016 The first ever blues and jazz festival will be coming to Sanibel Sunday, Nov. 6. The festival, which is put on by the Sanibel Captiva Optimist Club, will feature local and big name bands. more »»

Fort Myers local plays at Island Hopper Festival

September 21, 2016 Local country sensation, Sheena Brook, credits her mother for exposing her to music. After seeing her play in the church’s choir, Brook decided to join as well. more »»

BIG ARTS Monday Night Film kicks off next month

September 21, 2016 The BIG ARTS film program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will feature 39 films throughout its season. more »»

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 »»

Business

2016 Best of the Islands winners feted at luncheon

September 20, 2016 Sanibel and Captiva's "Best" businesses were honored Tuesday at the 2016 Best of the Islands luncheon held at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa. more »»

Three Sanibel businesses win Lee County’s E-Awards for outstanding service

September 14, 2016 Three Sanibel businesses won the Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards on Sept. 1 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa in Fort Myers. more »»

Bailey’s wins LocaLEE Grown Award

September 7, 2016 Bailey’s General Store was presented with the LocaLEE Grown Award Aug. 25. more »»

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 »»

Obituaries

JoAnn Hasselbeck

September 14, 2016 On the evening of September 9th, 2016, JoAnn (Daigler) Hasselbeck passed away unexpectedly in Portland, Maine. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

On the Water: Mixed results on the water this week

September 21, 2016 Overall it was a good week on the water with plenty of sunshine and a light to moderate breeze on most days. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Ty Symroski compares Sanibel with Florida Keys

September 21, 2016 This past Friday, Sept. 9, one of Sanibel Captiva Rotary’s own, Ty Symroski, was the featured speaker. Ty is known to many of the Sanibel community as a long time Sanibel islander. more »»

Faces on Faith: Etiquette never out of fashion

September 21, 2016 “Civility is not a sign of weakness,” said President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address on Jan. more »»

Shell Shocked: Getting old in style

September 21, 2016 Why do older people often get frail, fragile and hunched over?  Why is nature punishing us for living a long life? I asked God about this the other day and believe it or not He was stuck for an... more »»

In the Garden: The elegant palm that can be used for making jam

September 21, 2016 The Sylvester date palm tree, also known as the phoenix sylvestris, is one of the most popular palm trees in the world. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for supporting this year’s Galloway Captiva Tri

September 21, 2016 To the editor: A fellow race director once told me that the reason he began producing triathlons is because almost everyone is a winner. That was never more true than the weekend of Sept. more »»

Guest Commentary: Are there any ‘off limits’ sites for Pokémon Go?

September 14, 2016 Last July the Pokémon Go electronic game was introduced and it has quickly become a phenomenon attracting millions of players throughout the world. more »»

Guest Commentary: One veteran suicide is too many

September 14, 2016 Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released results of the largest and most comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide ever conducted. more »»

The jugglers

September 14, 2016 To the editor: The City council really wants the hot potato with butter and sour cream, but they keep tossing it in the air and from one to another. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Mixed results on the water this week

September 21, 2016 Overall it was a good week on the water with plenty of sunshine and a light to moderate breeze on most days. more »»

On the Water: Hermine disrupts the local fishing

September 14, 2016 Thanks to Hurricane Hermine, fishing around our waters came to a standstill for the better part of the week. more »»

On the Water: Snook season to reopen in September

September 7, 2016 Snook is a Southwest Florida game fish that is known for its unparalleled fighting ability, tenacity and great table fare. more »»

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 »»

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