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Thanksgiving Beach Walk: Sanibel Sea School to offer free annual tradition

November 22, 2017 Join "Doc Bruce" Thanksgiving morning for a free beach walk to learn more about what washes ashore on Sanibel's beaches. more »»

 
 
 

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Thanksgiving Beach Walk: Sanibel Sea School to offer free annual tradition

November 22, 2017 Join "Doc Bruce" Thanksgiving morning for a free beach walk to learn more about what washes ashore on Sanibel's beaches. more »»

Florida’s ecosystems strained after Irma

November 22, 2017 By JESSICA SALMOND jsalmond@breezenewspapers.com Florida's Everglades and connected ecosystems are fighting battles on all sides. more »»

Coastal Keepers to focus on water quality, ocean conservation

November 22, 2017 Coastal Keepers, a business reorganization of Solutions to Avoid Red Tide, has rebranded to focus on water quality and ocean conservation, as well as red tide. more »»

Commission approves new height limits for Resort Housing District

November 22, 2017 After much discussion, the Planning Commission approved an amendment for height limits on three story multi-family homes in the Resort Housing District. more »»

Jennings thanks community for years of support

November 22, 2017 After Jim Jennings and his wife found a home in Fort Myers, he had to resign from the City Council, due to the charter requirements of the City of Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

Holiday traffic expected to be heavy

November 21, 2017 Approximately 50.9 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home for the Thanksgiving holiday, a 3.3 percent increase over last year's estimated figure. more »»

Guest Opinion: Where is the legislative accountability for their votes?

November 21, 2017 What many believe to be the most egregious legislation ever passed by the Florida Legislature disguised as an “education bill,” House Bill 7069 is set to begin wreaking havoc on Florida’s Public... more »»

Cosden ousted; Schools get new Council liaison

November 21, 2017 Cape Coral’s newly reconfigured City Council made its board and committee appointments Monday, ousting its liaison to Cape Coral Charter Schools. more »»

Egg watch ’17: Eagle pair begins new brood

November 21, 2017 Once again, North Fort Myers’ most famous couple is expecting. more »»

‘Holiday 4 Heroes’ gift box program under way

November 21, 2017 A local business is making it easy to help support America’s heroes during the holidays. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

ARTREACH releases first book

November 15, 2017 Last week, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships announced their first ever book, “ARTREACH. more »»

Sanibel resident releases first book

November 8, 2017 The power of positive reinforcement during a Sanibel Writers Conference encouraged Terry John Malik, a retired lawyer, to try his hand at writing his first novel, which was published at the end of... more »»

Licht to teach miniature painting class at the Community House Nov. 10

November 8, 2017 Jenny Licht has been a miniature painter for most of career. On Friday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. more »»

A look into Dr. Louise Perry's life

October 26, 2017 Earlier this month, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge revealed a new interpretive kiosk at Perry Tract adjacent to the boardwalk at Gulfside City Park. more »»

BIG ARTS brings in art work from all over the globe

October 26, 2017 The 26th annual International Society of Experimental Artists' Juried Exhibition and Symposium which debuted at BIG ARTS earlier this month displays work from artists from as far as Japan. more »»

Business

MacIntosh kicks off Sanibel Reads

November 15, 2017 MacIntosh Books and Paper recently launched a new book club, Sanibel Reads, which is open to everyone near and far, virtually through Facebook. more »»

Sanibel Sea School welcomes two new employees

November 15, 2017 Two new individuals joined the Sanibel Sea School team at the beginning of the month, bringing their passion of the outdoors and teaching others with them. more »»

Public hearings held for medical marijuana dispensary, formula retail stores

November 15, 2017 The City of Sanibel held its first reading for the prohibition of medical marijuana dispensing facilities within the city boundaries. The second reading will be held in December. more »»

Captiva Cruises offers seasonal cruise to Pine Island

November 15, 2017 Captiva Cruises’ Historic Tarpon Lodge and Calusa Indian Mounds Cruise to Pine Island, the largest island off of Southwest Florida, gives guests an up close look at the historic fish houses of Pine... more »»

New chef at Sundial brings a fresh approach

November 15, 2017 Aaron Chavarria, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa’s newest executive chef, is focused on bringing in fresh, sustainable food. “I use whatever is in season,” Chavarria said. more »»

Obituaries

Philipp Neil Glaser

November 16, 2017 A remembrance: P. Neil Glaser, Cleveland architect, artist, family man LAKESIDE, Ohio -- He loved tennis, traveling and gardening. more »»

Patricia Kelley

November 1, 2017 Patricia Kelley, 87, of Sanibel, FL passed away on October 29, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service. www.harvey-engelhardt.com. more »»

Emilie Borgwald MacNaughton

October 26, 2017 Emilie Borgwald MacNaughton passed away peacefully at her home on Sanibel Island on Thursday, October 5, 2017, a few months shy of age 98. more »»

Charles F Skinner Sr

October 24, 2017 Charles F Skinner Sr., 83, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Fort Myers, FL.  Chuck was born and raised by Chester and Clara Skinner  in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. more »»

Carolyn Swiney

October 19, 2017 Carolyn Swiney, a part-time resident of Sanibel Island, Florida, died at 5pm on Saturday June 3th, 2017 at the Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny, Co. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: An ode to crankiness

November 22, 2017 I think flowers are overrated. Yes, they’re colorful and pleasant to look at. But think of all the work that goes into growing flowers. more »»

Living Sanibel: Lakes Regional Park

November 22, 2017 Amidst the pizzas, ice cream, hot dogs, and surrey rentals, a naturalist might be quick to dismiss Lakes Regional Park as more of a family recreational park than a place to commune with nature. more »»

In the Garden: Bald cypress: Sentinel of the swamp

November 22, 2017 The bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is a native deciduous conifer that plays a highly important ecological role in the Florida environment. more »»

On the Water: Warm days results in some good fishing

November 22, 2017 Warm weather continued through the week bringing anglers good fishing opportunities despite weekend winds that roughed up the waters. more »»

Faces on Faith: Many thanks

November 22, 2017 Recently I was confronted with my own ingratitude. I sensed a gentle prompting from the loving Spirit of God to create a “Thanksgivings” board. For 10 days I added 50 “thanksgivings” each mornin. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Portfolio review and strategy Q4 2017

November 22, 2017 U.S. stock markets continued their course higher throughout most of the third quarter despite a modest increase in day-to-day volatility. more »»

Dirty water and dirty politics

November 15, 2017 To the editor: Tired of dirty water and dirty politics? Join Lee Voter Freedom to restore our waterways and accountability in local government. more »»

A rising tide raises all boats

November 8, 2017 To the editor: Our federal tax system needs major reform. It is too complex, unfair and burdensome, and retards US economic growt. more »»

Free speech — now — forever

November 1, 2017 To the editor: The first ten Amendments to the Constitution of the United States (Bill of Rights) were ratified effective Dec. 15, 1791. more »»

A matter of priority

November 1, 2017 To the editor: All of Lee County: “Tourism gets a boost,” Lee County Commissioners “will make the call,” Tourism council endorses $700,000 in additional spending to increase awareness of beaches, .. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel Bike Club kicks off another season

November 22, 2017 At the beginning of the month the Sanibel Bike Club kicked off another cycling season with their annual Welcome Back fall picnic at Bowman's Beach. more »»

On the Water: Warm days results in some good fishing

November 22, 2017 Warm weather continued through the week bringing anglers good fishing opportunities despite weekend winds that roughed up the waters. more »»

Bait Box holds annual Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo

November 1, 2017 A well-known island tradition, the Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo, will return for its 24th year this weekend. more »»

University of Sanibel, Gherki Gear announce new clothing and accessories

November 1, 2017 During Sundial Beach Resort and Spa's first annual Pickleball Classic which will be held Nov. more »»

Tennis tournament to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities

November 1, 2017 It’s that time of year again to get out your tennis rackets for the annual “Playing To Keep Families Close” with Lily & Company Jewelers and Nick Bollettieri to benefit Ronald McDonald House... more »»

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Year-round triathlon swim program 11-22

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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