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Sanibel and Captiva offer Fourth of July festivities, fireworks

July 1, 2015 Many longstanding traditions of the islands will offer an assortment of family-oriented activities this 4th of July holiday kicking off in the morning and carrying on through the day until an array... more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel and Captiva offer Fourth of July festivities, fireworks

July 1, 2015 Many longstanding traditions of the islands will offer an assortment of family-oriented activities this 4th of July holiday kicking off in the morning and carrying on through the day until an array... more »»

In search of: Island scavenger hunt July 4

July 1, 2015 A long standing tradition on Sanibel will send participants around the island in search of answers for a scavenger hunt this Fourth of July. more »»

Yoga boutique in paradise

July 1, 2015 Add one part Yoga with another part fashion, and what you have is Ambu Yoga Boutique Studio, located on the grounds of South Seas Resort on Captiva. more »»

Mangos topic of Community House potluck dinner

July 1, 2015 The Community House came alive Wednesday night as individuals drifted into the facility with dishes in hand to share with others during the Wednesday potluck dinner and presentation by FruitScapes... more »»

‘And the World Goes ‘Round’ performance entertains crowd at Herb Strauss Theater

July 1, 2015 The seats filled at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater during the opening night of “And the World Goes ‘Round” Wednesday night as the audience was entertained with dancing, singing and a bit of comedy. more »»

News from around the region

Cape Coral man faces sexual battery charges involving child

July 4, 2015 A Cape Coral man was has been arrested on a sexual battery charge after a child told her mother he had touched her inappropriately. more »»

Fuccillo Kia holds huge giveaway at Greenwell’s

July 4, 2015 Lauren Divet was barely able to keep her emotions in check. more »»

Lehigh Acres Man charged with aggravated child abuse

July 4, 2015 A Lehigh Acres man has been charged with aggravated child abuse after officials say he shook a crying infant, causing her to suffer bleeding to the brain. more »»

Cape Coral man charged with aggravated battery following incident involving knife

July 4, 2015 A Cape Coral man was arrested Thursday night after officials say he slashed another man with a knife following a verbal altercation. more »»

Property valuations: Uptick good news, officials say

July 2, 2015 The 7.75 percent increase in taxable property valuation in Cape Coral is great news for the city as well as people selling homes in the city, officials said this week. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘And the World Goes ‘Round’ performance entertains crowd at Herb Strauss Theater

July 1, 2015 The seats filled at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater during the opening night of “And the World Goes ‘Round” Wednesday night as the audience was entertained with dancing, singing and a bit of comedy. more »»

Nine-year-old wins hearts of music lovers

June 26, 2015 A crowd is amassing around a street corner during the June Music Walk in downtown Fort Myers, as a rendition of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" is being belted through the ether, as smiles... more »»

Bubble Room to be featured on Food Network television series

June 24, 2015 A few months ago a director, producer and food stylist spent 10 and a half hours filming every nook and cranny of the Bubble Room Restaurant for a new show on Food Network, “Craziest Restaurant in... more »»

Cape angler lands 552-pound grouper

May 28, 2015 Jon Black would need longer arms to stretch his whopper of a fishing tale. more »»

Former islanders scripting early days of BIGARTS

May 27, 2015 Donna Kreager's tedious work may soon tell a deeper story. more »»

Business

Yoga boutique in paradise

July 1, 2015 Add one part Yoga with another part fashion, and what you have is Ambu Yoga Boutique Studio, located on the grounds of South Seas Resort on Captiva. more »»

Rain doesn’t dampen fun at Islands’ Night

June 24, 2015 Fans of all ages sprinkled into Hammond Stadium to watch the annual Islands Night parade and a Fort Myers Miracle baseball game Wednesday night. more »»

Ruane cites experience in Commission bid

June 24, 2015 Kevin Ruane’s Sanibel experience started off with one of the biggest events of the island’s history — Hurricane Charley. more »»

Ozzie takes flight to freedom after 3-month rehab stint at CROW

June 24, 2015 After exactly three months in rehabilitation captivity, Ozzie the bald eagle and Eagle Cam star, is back where he belongs - in the wild. more »»

Bubble Room to be featured on Food Network television series

June 24, 2015 A few months ago a director, producer and food stylist spent 10 and a half hours filming every nook and cranny of the Bubble Room Restaurant for a new show on Food Network, “Craziest Restaurant in... more »»

Obituaries

Joan Busher Kain

June 26, 2015 Joan Kain died peacefully at Shell Point Hospice on June 20,2015, a victim of lung cancer. more »»

John Konstantinos Kontinos

June 19, 2015 Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Great Benefactor of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Archon depoutanos John Konstantinos Kontinos passed away peacefully at Hope Hospice on June 11, 2015. more »»

Richard S. Bell

June 19, 2015 Richard S. more »»

Thomas E. Gruhl

June 19, 2015 Thomas E. Gruhl of Zionsville, Indiana and Sanibel Island, Florida, died unexpectedly on June 8, 2015 at the age of 8. more »»

James Hermes

June 12, 2015 James Hermes, 74, of Naples, FL, formerly of Sanibel Island, FL and Youngstown, Ohio passed away in his home on June 5, 2015. Jim was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: Windows and sharks

July 1, 2015 Throughout childhood and into my teens my mother always reminded me that “the eyes were the windows of the soul. more »»

On the Water: Fish early or late to beat the Florida heat

July 1, 2015 Again this week, and typical for summer, fishing reports were all over the place. Reports varied from great to mediocre to not so good. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary’s Cardle speaks of fight with melanoma skin cancer

July 1, 2015 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary has some of the smartest people I know as members.  James Cardle Ph.D., J.D. more »»

Shell Shocked: Famous movie lines

July 1, 2015 Great movies often contain memorable lines that are remembered long after those movies are. Everyone knows where the great line, “frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” comes from. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: White bird of paradise resembles exotic egret head within flower

July 1, 2015 First impression: Exotic egret head in profile shaped flower of snow white, vibrant blues, and a sprinkle of magenta. The blossom is extra large measuring 12 inches long. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Senate lawmakers seek snapper season extension

June 24, 2015 To the editor: (U.S. more »»

Lawmakers need to honor voter mandate

June 24, 2015 To the editor: Open letter to our Legislators: How can you show your faces in Florida? We citizens voted 75 percent for Amendment 1 and in Lee County the vote was 78 percent in favor. more »»

Have pity

June 17, 2015 To the editor: You had to feel sorry for the pitiful city council during the June 1 workshop on traffic. more »»

Correcting some manatee facts

June 17, 2015 To the editor: I debated strongly with myself whether to respond to a letter from Mr. Sabatino since I don’t want to start a war here. But I would like to correct, if I may, some “facts. more »»

Not just about the environment

June 10, 2015 To the editor: Dave Waks and I attended the Saturday (May 23) Rally for Our Waters at the Alliance for the Arts. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Fish early or late to beat the Florida heat

July 1, 2015 Again this week, and typical for summer, fishing reports were all over the place. Reports varied from great to mediocre to not so good. more »»

Sanibel youths learning the sport of soccer is a fun ordeal

June 24, 2015 By BRIAN WIERIMA bwierima@breezenewspapers.com The sport of soccer is considered the most popular in the world, with the exception of the United States. more »»

Nature Explorers Summer Day Camp offered for the first time

June 24, 2015 Many campers eagerly walked towards the water with nets in hand at Gulfside City Park Wednesday morning in hopes of finding some shells to bring back with them to J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refug. more »»

On the Water: School’s out … time for summer fishing

June 17, 2015 School is out and summer will soon arrive, there will be plenty of long, hot days ahead. That’s OK; there are plenty of fish to catch and very few anglers competing as the summer months begin. more »»

On the Water: Good reports help kick off June fishing

June 10, 2015 As we welcome in the month of June, anglers report good catch-and-release snook fishing, tarpon and a steady increase of mangrove snapper. more »»

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