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Optimist Club’s benefit walk returns Dec. 20 to Bowman’s Beach

December 17, 2014 The third annual "Jingle Bell Walk with a Claus" is scheduled for Dec. 20 at Bowman's Beach in Sanibel. more »»

 
 
 

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Optimist Club’s benefit walk returns Dec. 20 to Bowman’s Beach

December 17, 2014 The third annual "Jingle Bell Walk with a Claus" is scheduled for Dec. 20 at Bowman's Beach in Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel Sea School’s goal is to improve the ocean’s future one person at a time

December 17, 2014 The Sanibel Sea School’s approach to teaching its students can be considered unorthodox, but how can it not be with the classroom being the Gulf of Mexico? That’s exactly how D. more »»

Planning takes its turn on Dark Skies

December 17, 2014 The Dark Skies ordinance’s next stop was to the Sanibel Planning Commission Tuesday, Dec. 9. more »»

Orphaned raccoons at CROW have new space

December 17, 2014 Orphaned raccoons now can have the benefit of growing up and learning how to transition back to the wild better, due to the refurbished raccoon shelter at the CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of... more »»

Islanders volunteer for Lions Club health screenings

December 17, 2014 A new health device wasn't delivered as expected but volunteer candidates with the San-Cap Lions Club still underwent morning training at the island library. Some eight islanders on Dec. more »»

News from around the region

School grades above state average

December 18, 2014 Two high schools in Cape Coral sustained their A grades, while the other two schools went from an A to a B for 2014. more »»

Stephenson named charter superintendent

December 18, 2014 The single most important aspect Nelson Stephenson wants people to know about his hiring as the new Cape Coral Charter Schools superintendent is that he was willing to make a commitment to be here... more »»

Boat-a-long: Cape to hold holiday bash on the water

December 18, 2014 By TIFFANY REPECKI trepecki@breezenewspapers. more »»

Caregiver classes coming to the Cape

December 18, 2014 Help is on the way for a limited number of caregivers in Cape Coral dealing with the care of a family member with Alzheimer's disease or related dementi. more »»

Officials stress safety during the holidays

December 18, 2014 With lighting for a Christmas tree cited as the source of a house fire this week, the Cape Coral Fire Department is urging the public to stay vigilant about fire safety, especially during the... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Artist's Choice exhibit open at BIG ARTS

December 17, 2014 The "Artist's Choice" exhibit is open through Jan. 10 at the Phillips Gallery at the BIG ARTS comple. more »»

Vegetation Committee of Sanibel vegetation tours

December 17, 2014 The Vegetation Committee of Sanibel offers vegetation tours of all the plants which reside on the City Hall grounds, located at 800 Dunlop Road on Sanibel Island. more »»

Islander’s deep feelings expressed in unique artwork

December 10, 2014 Joliejoelene Black is journaling to express pain, relief and joy in relationships, an outlet for the emotional rollercoaster of her life in the last year. more »»

Myra Roberts to be featured in island documentary

December 3, 2014 Myra Roberts, Sanibel artist who has become one of the best-selling painters in southwest Florida, will be featured in the upcoming documentary "7 Sanibel Artists. more »»

Sanibel artist reflects on family, songwriting, her island home

December 3, 2014 Islander Wendy Webb releases her newest music CD in January, and has just performed at the BIG ARTS Strauss Theater in November. more »»

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Optimist Club’s benefit walk returns Dec. 20 to Bowman’s Beach

December 17, 2014 The third annual "Jingle Bell Walk with a Claus" is scheduled for Dec. 20 at Bowman's Beach in Sanibel. more »»

Planning takes its turn on Dark Skies

December 17, 2014 The Dark Skies ordinance’s next stop was to the Sanibel Planning Commission Tuesday, Dec. 9. more »»

Island writer releases newest tribute to paradise

December 17, 2014 Sanibel writer Angelika Geerlof has released a new book. "Sanibel Treasures" is a collection of photographs and poems that she terms as tributes to the beauty of Sanibel. more »»

Captiva superhome sale tops for 2014

December 10, 2014 The highest sale price of a Lee County home this year is being reported by a Sanibel Realtor. Premier Sotheby’s of Sanibel closed on the Captiva beachfront estate in October for $8. more »»

Recreation sponsorships a hit with donors, helping families with program costs

December 10, 2014 The generosity of islanders and island merchants continues to benefit families and workers. more »»

Obituaries

April Lynn Johnson

December 11, 2014 April Lynn Johnson, 34, of North Fort Myers died December 6, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Andrew J. Schroder III

December 4, 2014 Andrew J. Schroder III was born in Philadephia, PA on October 12, 1935 to parents Andrew J. II and Mildred (Dolphin) Schroder. more »»

Eleanor Jean Ward

December 3, 2014 Eleanor Jean Ward born in Dayton, Ohio on November 21, 1941 and passed away in Fort Myers, Florida on November 16, 2014. more »»

Dale Lee Higdon

November 28, 2014 Dale Lee Higdon, 51, of Lehigh Acres died Nov. 24, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Barbara “Bob Ann” Johnson

November 28, 2014 Barbara “Bob Ann” Johnson, 81, of Fort Myers died Nov. 25, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: Finding the right gift

December 17, 2014 For many people this is the season when we gift others – family, friends, work associates, and those less fortunate than u. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Reflections, a salute to our armed forces

December 17, 2014 It’s a really busy time of the year and our Rotary meetings are just bursting with activities, including gathering volunteers to help out with the recent Harlem Heights Bountiful Blessing... more »»

Center Stage: Swell time at Theatre Conspiracy production

December 17, 2014 Yes, indeed, a swell time was had by one and all attending Bill Taylor’s Theatre Conspiracy opening play titled "Swell Party" by playwright Topher Payne (who is new to me. more »»

Shell Shocked: An interview with Santa Claus

December 17, 2014 It’s a few days before Christmas and Santa Claus has been very busy.  He’s working hard at his studio in the North Pole to get gifts ready for all the children of the world. more »»

Theater Notes: Extraordinary Christmas Carol

December 17, 2014 A drive down to Naples and The Gulfshore Playhouse will bring you the most amazing and unique theater experience of the season. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to Luminary sponsors and volunteers

December 17, 2014 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 30th annual Luminary Festival a huge success. more »»

Another restaurant would be problematic

December 17, 2014 To the editor: (From the Sanibel Vision Statement) “Sanibel is and shall remain a barrier island sanctuary, one in which a diverse population lives in harmony with the island's wildlife and natural... more »»

Facts and myths about immigrants

December 17, 2014 To the editor: I found it difficult to read Kathy Jones' letter to the editor regarding "Emperor Obama" and illegals. more »»

Thank you for a great Cracker Fest

December 10, 2014 To the editor: The 2014 Cracker Fest, hosted by the Sanibel/Captiva Chapter of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Inc. more »»

Free speech, yes. Defamation, no.

December 10, 2014 To the editor: A letter in the Dec 3, paper that starts with, “Emperor Obama...” made me suspicious. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Former resident stamps name on all-star football game

December 3, 2014 By BRIAN WIERIMA bwierima@breezenewspapers.com All-Star games come and all-star games go. more »»

Sanibel boy cagers will be on learning curve early

November 26, 2014 The start of the 2014-15 Sanibel boys’ basketball season will be a learning experience for the players and head coach, as Duane Gigeous takes over the head reins. more »»

Sanibel Middle School girls’ basketball set to roll

November 26, 2014 The Sanibel Middle School girls’ basketball team is set and will start their “building year” with a dozen players on the team. more »»

On the Water: With picture perfect weather, it’s great to be outdoors

October 29, 2014 Our weather was just about perfect over the past week — sunny skies, low humidity and a cool breeze. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed results for anglers

October 22, 2014 Fishing reports included fish biting everything, so-so fishing and a few, despite locating plenty of fish, having a difficult time getting them to ea. more »»

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