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September 9, 2014 Twenty-nine Lee County tourism professionals received awards for their “over-the-top” hospitality professionalism during the 14th annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards at... more »»

 
 
 

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County VCB doles out tourism awards

September 9, 2014 Twenty-nine Lee County tourism professionals received awards for their “over-the-top” hospitality professionalism during the 14th annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards at... more »»

Planning Commission approves applications for F.I.S.H., Sanibel Sprout

September 8, 2014 On Aug. 26, Dr. Phillip Marks presided over his first Sanibel Planning Commission meeting as its chairman. more »»

Gopher tortoise Gus finally returns home

September 8, 2014 On Aug. 25, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) released a threatened species gopher tortoise back into the wild after eight long months of recovery. more »»

Islands fishing industry gears up for snook opening

September 5, 2014 Some say forget the Silver King. Snook season starts this week. Sanibel and Captiva's welcoming machine has been gearing up for the annual flood of snook anglers. more »»

Sanibel researcher seeks answers to questions about rare bird

September 5, 2014 In a world of hyper-examination, it's hard to imagine wildlife that biologists know little abou. more »»

News from around the region

Bimini Basin Project gains traction

September 16, 2014 Bimini Basin has risen to the forefront once again since Mayor Marni Sawicki attended a conference earlier this year at which a number of community leaders marveled at the possibilities for... more »»

School board candidate debate set for Thursday

September 16, 2014 The Hispanic American Citizens Council is sponsoring a School Board Debate at Kaiser University Auditorium, 9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy, Fort Myers, on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 p.. more »»

CCPD second in SWAT competition

September 16, 2014 The Cape Coral Police Depart-ment earned high honors this weekend at a regional competition. more »»

New in town

September 16, 2014 Many people have seen a mini horse. more »»

Search continues for robbery suspects

September 16, 2014 Cape Coral police were still searching Tuesday for two men who robbed a Perkins restaurant. At about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a burglary alarm at 1551 S. Del Prado Blv. more »»

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Islands fishing industry gears up for snook opening

September 5, 2014 Some say forget the Silver King. Snook season starts this week. Sanibel and Captiva's welcoming machine has been gearing up for the annual flood of snook anglers. more »»

Sanibel researcher seeks answers to questions about rare bird

September 5, 2014 In a world of hyper-examination, it's hard to imagine wildlife that biologists know little abou. more »»

Office manager by day, pet advocate by night

September 5, 2014 They're wanted. But for different reasons than posters used to hang in federal buildings. Photos in the Sanibel Post Office these days are of pets needing a home, mostly cats lost or displaced. more »»

Captiva family collection will share island's colorful history

August 28, 2014 Captiva Island history will get a huge boost in documenting its colorful history with the release of photos and documents relating to Anthony "Andy" Rosse, owner of the former Andy's Pier who lived... more »»

Exotic to classic expected at Sept. 1 car show

August 28, 2014 A young Scot Congress was so excited with a new family stationwagon that he spent the night curled up in the back seat. more »»

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County VCB doles out tourism awards

September 9, 2014 Twenty-nine Lee County tourism professionals received awards for their “over-the-top” hospitality professionalism during the 14th annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards at... more »»

Planning Commission approves applications for F.I.S.H., Sanibel Sprout

September 8, 2014 On Aug. 26, Dr. Phillip Marks presided over his first Sanibel Planning Commission meeting as its chairman. more »»

Office manager by day, pet advocate by night

September 5, 2014 They're wanted. But for different reasons than posters used to hang in federal buildings. Photos in the Sanibel Post Office these days are of pets needing a home, mostly cats lost or displaced. more »»

Exotic to classic expected at Sept. 1 car show

August 28, 2014 A young Scot Congress was so excited with a new family stationwagon that he spent the night curled up in the back seat. more »»

Obituaries

Patricia Grace (McKeon) Maxeiner

May 30, 2014 Patricia Grace (McKeon) Maxeiner, 89, of Fort Myers, Florida, left the loving arms of her family on Friday May 17, 2014. Maxeiner was born on July 15, 1924 in Montgomery, Minnesota, to Dr. more »»

Jane F. Devaney

May 22, 2014 Jane F. Devaney (neé Ghersan) was born on April 2, 1925, in Astoria, New York, to John Ghersan and Jane Harabalya. She married John J. Devaney of the Bronx, New York, on April 12,194. more »»

Daniel Walter Beltz

May 5, 2014 Daniel Water Beltz, 55, died on April 14, 2014 in Sanibel Island, Fla. Dan was born Dec. 20, 1958 in Watertown, Wis., to Leila Jane Arneson Beltz and the late Bertram Daniel Beltz. more »»

Saralee Fisher Howell

May 5, 2014 On March 8, 2014, Saralee Fisher Howell died. She was born on Dec. 10, 1930 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband Capt. more »»

Klaus Saegebarth

May 5, 2014 Klaus Saegebarth, 85, formerly of Sanibel Island, Fla. and Wilmington, Del., passed away on April 16, 2014 at the Shellpoint Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Fla. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: Of mothers and fathers and God

June 6, 2014 I am a father in a variety of ways. I am a natural and biological father, a stepfather, a foster father, and a grandfather. It is an important part of my identity. more »»

Rotary Happenings

June 6, 2014 So, who gets things moving around here? The answer Flint & Doyle Movers and Heavy Hauling Company of Fort Myers and that has been the answer to the very same question since the late 1940s. more »»

Faces on Faith: Learn to be joy filled

May 22, 2014 As Christians we continue to celebrate the great feast of Easter for several weeks. more »»

Rotary Happenings

May 22, 2014 As part of Sanibel-Captiva Rotary’s giving strategy, the club invites a variety of speakers to our meetings for a presentation on their own organization or non-profit and that we have also identifie... more »»

Faces on Faith: Discover the mystery that lies within us

May 16, 2014 “How deep I find your thoughts, O God, how great is the sum of them. If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Is your community ready for hurricane season?

June 6, 2014 For coastal communities in across the nation (especially those in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts), June 1 holds a special place on the calendar -- the official start of hurricane season. more »»

Guest Commentary: Do you count the beans or spend the beans?

June 6, 2014 Often times during my career in wealth management I have had clients where one spouse or partner handles all the financial matters and the other has little interest in what is going o. more »»

Join Beach Hands Across the Pier

May 22, 2014 To the editor: The local community is coming together once again to join hands in unity for the protection and love for our beaches. more »»

Guest Commentary: Market outlook from San-Cap Trust

May 16, 2014 As the Federal Reserve Board continues to throttle back its unprecedented bond buying program, it raises questions regarding the economic impact of less monetary accommodation. more »»

Safety on the island's share path system

May 16, 2014 To the editor: My wife and I have been taking three-week vacations on Sanibel once or twice yearly for the past 20 years and I own property here, so we feel like part-time residents. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel man will tackle Key West swim

June 13, 2014 Sanibel man will tackle Key West swim By JIM LINETTE jlinette@breezenewspapers.com Thomas Pear and Bill Sawyers are taking another crack at the Swim Around Key West on Saturday, a 12. more »»

San-Cap Optimist's Road Rally celebrates 35 years

June 6, 2014 The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s longest-running 4th of July event celebrates 35 years of fun for teams and families as they puzzle out the clues while following a prescribed driving course aroun... more »»

Bailey's Islands Night takes Sanibel out to the ball game

May 30, 2014 All fans of baseball are invited to the 21st Annual Sam Bailey's Islands Night at Hammond Stadium on June 4. more »»

Realtor Valerie Tutor sponsors team at Blue Ribbon Classic

May 30, 2014 The golf team sponsored by Valerie Tutor, Realtor for John R. Wood Island Real Estate, captured second place in the A Flight of the 2014 Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament. more »»

Rossignol sinks a hole-in-one at The Dunes

May 22, 2014 Islander Holly Rossignol sunk a hole-in-one on May 8 at the eleventh hole of The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. She used an eight iron and Bridgestone to send the ball 110 yards straight into the hole. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings Resorts offers garden tour 09-17

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