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Preview party to be held for 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

July 20, 2017 Music lovers, get ready! With just two months until the 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Cat Country 107.1 is giving music fans a sneak peek of what they can expect at the event. more »»

 
 
 

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Preview party to be held for 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest

July 20, 2017 Music lovers, get ready! With just two months until the 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Cat Country 107.1 is giving music fans a sneak peek of what they can expect at the event. more »»

‘Ding’s’ annual photo contest is back

July 19, 2017 For the last 30 years, the refuge has held its annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The deadline for the contest, which began on Saturday, is Sept. 15. more »»

Daily tank talks at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum provide a wealth of knowledge

July 19, 2017 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has some pretty exciting things happening inside their tanks as of lately. more »»

‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa hires new chef, gets updated menu

July 19, 2017 Greg Nelson became ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa’s newest executive chef April 10. Nelson brings to the table over two decades of experience in the restaurant industry. more »»

‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa brings in talented sushi chef

July 19, 2017 Anton Vidianitski became the Captiva House Gulf-front Seafood and Sushi Restaurant’s newest sushi chef in March. more »»

News from around the region

Cape city manager recommends property tax rate reduction

July 21, 2017 Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has released his FY 2018 – FY 2020 Proposed Rolling Budget, which includes a recommendation to reduce the FY 2017 millage rate by 0.25 mils. more »»

Election 2017 Question of the Week: What are the top three planks of your platform?

July 21, 2017 Each week through the primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related question. more »»

Cape police respond to report of attempted bank robbery

July 21, 2017 Today at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Cape Coral Police Department responded to an attempted bank robbery at the 5/3 Bank at 114 Hancock Bridge Parkway. more »»

Women dies from crash injuries at Hope Hospice

July 21, 2017 A Cape Coral woman injured in a traffic crash earlier this year has died from her injuries. On Thursday, the Cape police reported that Diane M. Vivona, 60, of 523 S.E. 24th Ave. more »»

Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village: Event center construction right on schedule

July 20, 2017 Construction on the new event center at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village has experienced no delays and is on schedule for completion at the end of November. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘Ding’s’ annual photo contest is back

July 19, 2017 For the last 30 years, the refuge has held its annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The deadline for the contest, which began on Saturday, is Sept. 15. more »»

Author Jen Calonita to have book signing at library

July 12, 2017 Jen Calonita, who recently published “Tricked” as part of her “Fairy Tale Reform School” series, will have a book signing at the Sanibel Public Library Tuesday, July 18, from 6-7 p.m. more »»

Author Nancy Zimmerman visits Sanibel for inspiration

July 12, 2017 Nancy Zimmerman, began her “Sadie's Great Adventures” series last year. The author met her main character, Sadie, completely by chance. more »»

Jimmy Jensen sounds on for American Legion Post 123

July 12, 2017 Next time you pull up to the Island’s fabled American Legion Post 123, your ears will perk up to the new crystal clean, clear and totally entertaining music coming from within, all thanks to Jimmy... more »»

Chris Bright teaches teenagers the ropes of video production

July 5, 2017 For the past four years, Chris Bright, BIG ARTS’ operations and technical director, has taught teenagers the ins and outs of video editing. more »»

Business

‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa hires new chef, gets updated menu

July 19, 2017 Greg Nelson became ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa’s newest executive chef April 10. Nelson brings to the table over two decades of experience in the restaurant industry. more »»

‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa brings in talented sushi chef

July 19, 2017 Anton Vidianitski became the Captiva House Gulf-front Seafood and Sushi Restaurant’s newest sushi chef in March. more »»

Association of Realtors seeking volunteers for Meals of Hope packing event

July 19, 2017 The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors continues to “Make A Difference” this year through helping combat hunger through a partnership with Meals of Hop. more »»

Planning Commission further talks formula retail

July 19, 2017 The Planning Commission moved forward with its decision from last month’s meeting in regards to the definition of formula retail store. more »»

Drink like a local: Best cocktails on Sanibel and Captiva

July 12, 2017 Although both Sanibel and Captiva are known for their picturesque Gulf views and shell-filled beaches, the islands are also foodie paradise. more »»

Obituaries

Joan Emilius

July 10, 2017 Joan Emilius died surrounded by her beloved children in her home on July 3, 2017 in Sparta, N.J. after a long illness. She was 84. Mrs. more »»

James Handy Moore

July 7, 2017 James Handy Moore, 85, died Friday, June 30, 2017 in Sikeston, Missouri. more »»

Thomas Martin Heike Ehlers

June 28, 2017 Thomas Martin Heike Ehlers died in Fort Myers, Florida, on June 8th, 2017. Tom was born on February 5th, 1937 in Worthington, Minnesota, to Genevieve and Martin Ehler. more »»

Carol Dolores Spencer

June 14, 2017 Carol Dolores Spencer, 89, died at Hope Hospice in Shell Point, Fort Myers, Fla. on June 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving husband and three sons. She was born on April 19, 1928, in Fond du Lac, Wi. more »»

Constance Gerhard Brown

June 8, 2017 Constance Gerhard Brown, daughter of Margaret and Sherman Gerhard, died at home with her family at her side on June 6 at the age of 79. Connie was born May 19, 1938, and grew up in Nutley, NJ. more »»

Local Columns

On the Water: Full moon brings some good fishing in area

July 19, 2017 On the water over the past week, anglers experienced calm seas and scorching heat to go along with great full moon tides. more »»

Faces on Faith: 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

July 19, 2017 This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a monk and Biblical teacher challenged the church to debate 95 propositions. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Club officers take on their official leadership roles for 2017-18

July 19, 2017 As of July 1, 2017, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club officers for 2017-18 took on their official leadership roles with the club. more »»

Shell Shocked: European tour guides: Masters of trivia

July 19, 2017 Who are the world’s greatest experts on trivia? European tour guides, that’s who. more »»

Living Sanibel: Turkey vulture

July 19, 2017 The turkey vulture is one of the easiest birds to spot in Florida. All you really have to do is look up. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Lack of adherence to the Lee Plan is a water crisis in making

July 19, 2017 To the editor: Recently, Lee County’s Local Planning Agency passed the Verdana, a 1,460 unit development in the midst of our Density Reduction Groundwater Resource Area, on to county commissioners a... more »»

Guest Commentary: Lee County wholly committed to ‘One organization, one community’

July 12, 2017 Lee County government does not tolerate workplace discrimination for any of its 2,500-plus employees at any of its site. more »»

The end of the Oilygarchs

July 5, 2017 To the editor: Technology never sleeps. more »»

Guest Commentary: United States realignment of Cuba policy

June 28, 2017 Reactions to President Trump’s recent executive order reversing President Obama’s misguided Cuba policy have missed the point. more »»

A disservice to the community

June 21, 2017 To the editor: When I was practicing medicine the question asked was “is there a firearm in the home?” If the answer was yes, the second question was “is that firearm secure?” The purpose was pure... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Full moon brings some good fishing in area

July 19, 2017 On the water over the past week, anglers experienced calm seas and scorching heat to go along with great full moon tides. more »»

Lee’s Special Olympics SUP team is practicing up for the regional qualifier

July 12, 2017 Two of the main goals of the Lee County Special Olympics SUP team are to have fun and to build confidence. And the team’s six athletes are most definitely meeting those goals. more »»

On the Water: Summer’s here — get ready for the July heat

July 12, 2017 Summer is in full swing bringing hot, humid days and the possibility of thunderstorms almost every afternoon. That does not mean fishing is poor, it can actually be very good if you plan accordingl. more »»

On the Water: A very rainy week hampers the fishing

June 21, 2017 Southwest Florida has been in desperate need of rain and for the past week that’s just what we got, lots of rain. After months of severe drought conditions, relief came as the skies opened up. more »»

Once in a lifetime catch

June 7, 2017 On May 26, Jason Wisniewski caught a six foot bull shark while he was fishing on the pier near the Sanibel lighthouse. more »»

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Year-round triathlon swim program 07-24

Calling all Sanibel triathletes! Are you training for an upcoming triathlon and would like to improve your swim time? SWAT Swim Coach and former triathlete, Curt McIntyre will be running a year-round swim program tailored just for the triathlete. more »


 
 
 
 
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