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Annual gala to raise funds for Sanibel Historical Museum, Village

January 23, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village's sole fundraiser for 2019. This year's annual gala, “An Evening on the Old Algiers,” will take place on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

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Annual gala to raise funds for Sanibel Historical Museum, Village

January 23, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village's sole fundraiser for 2019. This year's annual gala, “An Evening on the Old Algiers,” will take place on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. more »»

CCP, TKW to hold meeting on wastewater study

January 23, 2019 An overview of the completed Captiva Island Wastewater Alternative Study, background behind it and next steps for the Captiva Community Panel will be presented tonight at a special public meeting. more »»

Islanders invited to break bread, catch up at annual potluck

January 23, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association is preparing to host one of the island's long-standing traditions. The annual Captiva Community Potluck Supper will take place on Jan. 31 beginning at 6 p.m. more »»

New film highlights the history of lodging on the islands

January 23, 2019 The community has an opportunity to learn about the historic accommodations on Captiva and Sanibel, from rooming homes to resorts, with the screening of a new collaborative documentary. more »»

Local business giving back to CHR

January 23, 2019 Every other Wednesday since May, Community Housing and Resources has been hosting a Give Back Wednesday at one of its supporter’s locations. more »»

News from around the region

20th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival to celebrates the power of reading

January 23, 2019 Nearly 20 acclaimed and best-selling authors are coming to Lee County to meet fans and talk about their books at the 20th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

CCPD forwards boat fire report to State Attorney’s Office

January 23, 2019 A Cape Coral Police Depart-ment investigation into a New Year's Eve boat fire possibly caused by a flare fired by a neighbor has been forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office for its consideration. more »»

Littleton Road to be widened to three lanes

January 23, 2019 When the idea of widening Littleton Road was first brought forward, it was thought that the street that runs from Northeast 24th Avenue in Cape Coral  to Business 41 in North Fort Myers, would be... more »»

Gumbo Fest

January 23, 2019 By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers.com With every passing year, Gumbo Fest keeps getting bigger and better, and this one is projected to be the best one yet. more »»

Fort Myers Beach community mourns sudden loss of longtime library director

January 23, 2019 Hearts are heavy in Fort Myers Beach this week as local residents remember a life cut short too soon. Dr. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual gala to raise funds for Sanibel Historical Museum, Village

January 23, 2019 Tickets are on sale for the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village's sole fundraiser for 2019. This year's annual gala, “An Evening on the Old Algiers,” will take place on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. more »»

Islanders invited to break bread, catch up at annual potluck

January 23, 2019 The Captiva Civic Association is preparing to host one of the island's long-standing traditions. The annual Captiva Community Potluck Supper will take place on Jan. 31 beginning at 6 p.m. more »»

New film highlights the history of lodging on the islands

January 23, 2019 The community has an opportunity to learn about the historic accommodations on Captiva and Sanibel, from rooming homes to resorts, with the screening of a new collaborative documentary. more »»

The American Legion

January 23, 2019 The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Jan. 24: Open Mic Night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Jan. 27: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.. more »»

The Sanibel School

January 23, 2019 The Sanibel School, at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: Doster performs in all-state choir Eighth-grader Lilly Doster recently represented The Sanibel School at the... more »»

Business

CCP, TKW to hold meeting on wastewater study

January 23, 2019 An overview of the completed Captiva Island Wastewater Alternative Study, background behind it and next steps for the Captiva Community Panel will be presented tonight at a special public meeting. more »»

Local business giving back to CHR

January 23, 2019 Every other Wednesday since May, Community Housing and Resources has been hosting a Give Back Wednesday at one of its supporter’s locations. more »»

City to offer guided native vegetation and landscaping tour

January 23, 2019 The city of Sanibel's Vegetation Committee will offer a guided native vegetation and landscaping tour on Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. of the City Hall grounds, which is planted exclusively with native plan. more »»

The American Legion

January 23, 2019 The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Jan. 24: Open Mic Night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Jan. 27: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.. more »»

The Sanibel School

January 23, 2019 The Sanibel School, at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: Doster performs in all-state choir Eighth-grader Lilly Doster recently represented The Sanibel School at the... more »»

Obituaries

Mark J Leonardi

December 31, 2018 Mark J. Leonardi, 49, of Sanibel, passed away December 30, 2018. Arrangements under the care of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Stephen Barwick Ham

December 28, 2018 Stephen Barwick Ham of Sanibel Island Florida, born September 23rd 1985 unexpectedly passed away on 12-20-2018. more »»

Douglas Goetze Campbell

December 18, 2018 Douglas Goetze Campbell, 90, of Sanibel, passed away December 17, 2018. Arrangements under the direction of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services. more »»

William Kish

November 16, 2018 William Kish, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, November 11 at the age of 77. Mr. Kish was the second son of the late William and Pauline (nee Daley) Kish. more »»

Gregory A. O’Neill

November 7, 2018 Gregory A. O’Neill, 96, of Sanibel died 11-4-18.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

The inauguration of DeSantis: A bright sunny day

January 23, 2019 To say that the sun shone brightly in Tallahassee on Jan. 8, 2019, would be meteorologically and metaphorically accurate. more »»

Florida's newly-elected governor off to a good start

January 23, 2019 In his first few days in office, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made two major moves that potentially could improve water quality in Florida. more »»

Safe at Sea: Do's and don'ts of safe boating

January 23, 2019 Following a few simple “do’s and don'ts” of safe boating will help you chart a safe course toward the fun and excitement of recreational boating. The list includes: - Do wear a life jacket. more »»

Faces on Faith: God loves, cherishes us no matter how we feel

January 23, 2019 Water is very powerful. A couple of weeks ago, we saw ten-foot waves on the Gulf; something that is not normal. Water can do much good, but also bring much destructio. more »»

Shell Shocked: The perfect excuse

January 23, 2019 Suppose you get invited to an event you have no desire to attend. But you want to maintain a good relationship with the person doing the invitin. more »»

Letters to the Editor

End the Shell Love Bug drama

January 23, 2019 To the editor: The fact that the Lee County Board of County Commissioners have allowed the Shell Love Bug dispute to drag on for two years at an expense of nearly $50,000, with three attorneys on... more »»

Limelight well deserved for SCCF

January 23, 2019 To the editor: Have you wondered who was literally and figuratively standing behind Gov. more »»

Solution needed for in-season traffic

January 23, 2019 To the editor: Well, it’s that time again — the season. Brenda and I have gone crepuscular. more »»

Shell Love Bug case dragging on

January 23, 2019 To the editor: As many of you may have read in an article published Jan. more »»

Support ban on gas-powered leaf blowers

January 23, 2019 To the editor: Hats off to the Committee of the Islands and Barbara Cooley for bringing the topic of gasoline powered leaf blowers to the table in a recent Island Reporter editorial. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Island Calendar

January 23, 2019 TODAY, JANUARY 23 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Registration open for Adult Co-Ed Softball League

January 18, 2019 The Sanibel Recreation Center will host an Adult Co-Ed Softball League starting Feb. 13. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights. more »»

Annual golf tournament to raise funds for CFI

January 16, 2019 Formally known as The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge, The Sanctuary Charity Classic is scheduled to take place on Jan. 26 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. more »»

Island Calendar

January 16, 2019 TODAY, JANUARY 16 Experience Virtual Reality Watch live concerts, sporting events, movies and games in VR from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel Congregational UCC joins exercise challenge

January 15, 2019 In 2017, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ participated in the Million Mile Movement Challenge, sponsored by Lee Health. more »»

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