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BIG ARTS launches ticket sales for 'Dream Season'

September 18, 2019 As its “Continue the DREAM” project rolls on, with the opening of the new Dunlop Road facility still a few months out, BIG ARTS has an exciting lineup scheduled for the 2019-2020 “Dream Season. more »»

 
 
 

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BIG ARTS launches ticket sales for 'Dream Season'

September 18, 2019 As its “Continue the DREAM” project rolls on, with the opening of the new Dunlop Road facility still a few months out, BIG ARTS has an exciting lineup scheduled for the 2019-2020 “Dream Season. more »»

Council starts red drift algae pilot program

September 18, 2019 The Sanibel City Council initiated a program to collect red drift algae from offshore waters. Natural Resources Director James Evans said Hurricane Dorian produced very strong north winds. more »»

County supports Captiva Community Panel with iguana control

September 18, 2019 To keep up the momentum of iguana control, the Captiva Community Panel has worked out an agreement with Lee County, which the board was in favor of last Tuesday. more »»

Council approves tentative budget

September 18, 2019 The City of Sanibel Council gave a nod to its Fiscal Year 2020 budget last week, approving a rolled back millage rate. The second and final budget hearing, required by law, will be held at 5:01 p.m. more »»

A moment with 'Ding'

September 18, 2019 By 1938, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling had been a professional political observer for decades and had become leery of political promises, particularly where conservation was concerned. more »»

News from around the region

City takes input on ‘neighborhood’ parks

September 19, 2019 Turnout at the city of Cape Coral’s public input meetings on the design of its new neighborhood parks was mixed this wee. more »»

Cape to discuss modified noise ordinance

September 19, 2019 A re-modified noise ordinance will come back to Cape Coral City Council for discussion Monday. more »»

Eckenrode new Breeze publisher

September 19, 2019 Ray Eckenrode has assumed the role of publisher for the Breeze Newspapers. more »»

Peace Day set for Sunday

September 19, 2019 Once again, the Southwest Florida area will celebrate a special day of peace. The 12th annual SWFL Peace Day will be held this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Gulf Elementary students, teachers, ‘rock’ their school

September 19, 2019 Teachers and students at Gulf Elementary School in Cape Coral joined thousands nationwide in a movement to promote outside-the-box learning and to "Rock Your School. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

BIG ARTS launches ticket sales for 'Dream Season'

September 18, 2019 As its “Continue the DREAM” project rolls on, with the opening of the new Dunlop Road facility still a few months out, BIG ARTS has an exciting lineup scheduled for the 2019-2020 “Dream Season. more »»

Welcome Back cruise tentatively set

September 18, 2019 The Captiva Community Panel has tentatively scheduled its Welcome Back Sunset Cruise for this December. more »»

Island Calendar

September 18, 2019 TODAY, SEPT. 18 Family Storytime A program for preschoolers and their caregivers will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

American Legion

September 18, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Sept. 19: Open Mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - Sept. 22: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

Island Hopper start off on Captiva on Sept. 20-22

September 11, 2019 It's the sixth year for the Island Hopper Music Fest, a southwest Florida centric singer-songwriter extravaganza. Going from Sept. 20 to Sept. more »»

Business

Commission approves custard fast food restaurant

September 18, 2019 The Sanibel Planning Commission approved a 1,659-square-foot fast food restaurant, Sanibel Custard Shack on Periwinkle Way last week after a more than two-hour discussion that included many public... more »»

Jensen resigns from panel

September 18, 2019 During the Tuesday, Sept. 10, Captiva Community Panel meeting, panel member Dave Jensen announced he was resigning from the panel. "Today is my last meeting. My wife and I are off to a big adventur. more »»

Sanibel Public Meetings

September 18, 2019 The following public meetings/hearings are scheduled: - Sept. 23: Sanibel City Council's second and final budget hearing at 5 p.m. in MacKenzie Hall at City Hall, at 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

Local business giving back

September 18, 2019 Community Housing and Resources hosts a Give Back Wednesday campaign at one of its supporter’s locations, with the location donating a percentage of its daily sales to CHR. more »»

Billy’s Rentals marks 20 years of serving the islands

September 11, 2019 Billy and Salli Kirkland are celebrating two decades of business on the islands this year. On Aug. more »»

Obituaries

Julia Lee (Ashcraft) Armstrong

August 26, 2019 Julia Lee (Ashcraft) Armstrong, age 93, died on August 24, 2019 at the Kobacker House, after a brief illness. Julia was born in Mt. more »»

Robert Chuback

August 26, 2019 Robert Chuback, 91, of Sanibel, passed away on August 17, 2019. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Affordable Cremations by Baldwin Brothers. more »»

Ray R Dalbec

August 6, 2019 In his 70 years, Ray was a devoted husband to his wife Sandra, selfless father to his daughter Kristen Careau and son Matthew Dalbec and their respective spouses, Andrew and Jill, loving Pepere to... more »»

K K Bigelow

July 29, 2019 K K Bigelow, 97, of Sanibel, Florida passed away July 26, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

ELIZABETH TAYLOR KINDT

July 26, 2019 ELIZABETH TAYLOR KINDT, 78, of Fort Myers, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019. She was born May 18, 1941 in Bethlehem, PA to Robert and Miriam (Reed) Taylor. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: The ugly alligator

September 11, 2019 Once upon a time in the far off land of Sanibel lived a tribe of alligators. They were one of two tribes existing in Sanibel at the time. The other species were human beings. more »»

In the Garden: Southern show stopper

September 11, 2019 Confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) is an intoxicatingly fragrant vine that causes me to take deep breaths to draw in the scent I associate with the heat of summer and lazy days on the... more »»

Poetic License: Denial

September 11, 2019 (From Sanibel Joe’s Songbook) It was not in another country Nor in another time. There was no music playing And we did not dance or din. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Veal Saltimbocca

September 11, 2019 A dish so good that it will literally “Jump into your mouth. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Despite hurricane prep, Mayor Kevin Ruane makes meeting

September 11, 2019 Wasn’t sure we were going to have a speaker this past Friday morning at Rotar. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Upping the ante to protect Southwest Florida

September 11, 2019 Last year’s toxic algae crisis has been rightly crowned a historic turning point for our region. more »»

Restrict only some micro-mobility devices

August 27, 2019 To the editor: I have been a full-time resident on Sanibel for 15 years and like most residents have enjoyed the many attractions of our great city island. more »»

Possible solution to empty storefronts

August 27, 2019 To the editor: Increasingly Sanibel has a problem with a lot of empty storefronts all over the island. more »»

More than mental illness needs addressing

August 20, 2019 To the editor: I agree that mental illness is a huge factor in the gun violence in our country, but on the other hand you have to have a mental problem to want to kill or cause bodily harm to anothe... more »»

Our Faustian bargain

August 6, 2019 To the editor: If there is one unforgettable lesson all of us took away from the horrific red tide event on Sanibel last summer and fall it is that paradise is vulnerable. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Discussion continues on e-bikes on shared use path

September 18, 2019 After a lengthy conversation, the Sanibel City Council decided to continue discussion concerning "micro mobility devices," specifically electric bikes, when everyone could not come to a consensus of... more »»

Island Calendar

September 18, 2019 TODAY, SEPT. 18 Family Storytime A program for preschoolers and their caregivers will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

Paddling Tip of the Week

September 18, 2019 The difference between recreational and touring kayaks can be perplexing, however the two kayak categories are designed with separate purposes in mind. more »»

American Legion

September 18, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Sept. 19: Open Mic from 6 to 9 p.m. - Sept. 22: Barbecue ribs and chicken from noon to 8 p.m. more »»

On the Water: September begins a change of seasons

September 11, 2019 As we roll into September, the end of summer is in sight as we gradually break away from hot muggy days and transition to the cooler days of autumn. more »»

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