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Florida's Bigfoot spotted at 'Ding'...on April 1

April 1, 2015 There it was, the rarely sighted Skunk Ape, Florida's Bigfoot, going about its business in the back bays of the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

 
 
 

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Florida's Bigfoot spotted at 'Ding'...on April 1

April 1, 2015 There it was, the rarely sighted Skunk Ape, Florida's Bigfoot, going about its business in the back bays of the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Darling Upcycle! Art Fest returns

April 1, 2015 The second Upcycle! Art Fest returns April 1-2 at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Sundial on a roll under new ownership

April 1, 2015 The changes started almost immediately. more »»

Planning names Sub-Committee members

April 1, 2015 The Sanibel Planning Commission named its members to the varying subcommittees for the 2015 year in its March 10 meeting. more »»

Ozzie still on the mend at CROW

April 1, 2015 The rehab process continues for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s most famous resident, Ozzie the bald eagle, who is the male half of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam’s raptor duo. more »»

News from around the region

City: Refinancing bonds receive strong ratings and positive outlook

April 1, 2015 The City of Cape Coral has been assigned ratings of Aa3 by Moody’s, A+ rating by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and A+ by Fitch on the issuance of its approximately $48 million in bonds to refinance... more »»

Operation Green Light to give drivers one-day chance to pay fines without collection fees

April 1, 2015 The Lee County Clerk of the Courts will offer a one-day opportunity this month for drivers in collections to pay their traffic fines without the 25 percent collections penalty. more »»

City Council OKs extended hours for some South Cape businesses

March 31, 2015 Bars and restaurants in the South Cape won approval from City Council Monday night to extend their Friday and Saturday night operating hours until 4 a.m. more »»

27th annual Free Kids’ Fishing Derby this Saturday

March 31, 2015 The 27th annual Free Kids' Fishing Derby will take place this weekend for children and teens. Hosted by the Cape Coral Kiwanis Club, the event will be held Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. more »»

Dock Dogs regional championships held over weekend

March 31, 2015 Nobody was doggin’ it this past weekend at The Shell Factory’s Aqua Dog Sports facility as more than 100 dogs, their owners, as well as hundreds of spectators showed up for the Dock Dogs Southeast... more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual art show features local work — on clotheslines

March 10, 2015 Much of the work reflects the outdoors. So why not hang the final product in the same place? The popular Sanibel Captiva Art League Clothesline Show is back March 15. more »»

Shell blogger’s photography to complement jewelry collection

March 10, 2015 Shell commerce continues to evolve. Popular Sanibel blogger Pam Rambo will debut her “Shellography Photography” at the Congress Jewelers shop starting March 16. more »»

As hobbies shift, island carving group endures

February 25, 2015 An art exhibit by an island group at the Sanibel library ends this month. more »»

Write turn

February 25, 2015 Small in geography and population, Sanibel Island packs a powerful punch in modern literature. more »»

ArtPoems returns for ninth season

February 18, 2015 A fun mix of art and artistry returns Feb. 27 to the BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. more »»

Business

Sundial on a roll under new ownership

April 1, 2015 The changes started almost immediately. more »»

Planning names Sub-Committee members

April 1, 2015 The Sanibel Planning Commission named its members to the varying subcommittees for the 2015 year in its March 10 meeting. more »»

Stepping up

April 1, 2015 Giving is as important as receiving. Sometimes more. An islands’ business group is portraying itself as more than steering buyers to the closing desk. more »»

Little Black Dress fundraiser is March 26 at Sundial

March 25, 2015 By CRAIG GARRETT cgarrett@breezenewspapers. more »»

Popular Sanibel writer returns with a new Doc Ford novel

March 25, 2015 Sanibel writer Randy Wayne White is back. This time he’s writing about Cuba, baseball, intrigue, the fictional characters and fun writing style his readers have embraced for decades. more »»

Obituaries

Howard L. "Howie" Cosyns

March 25, 2015 Howard L. "Howie" Cosyns, age 93, of Tucson, AZ, Sanibel, FL (1985-2003), and Naperville, IL (1947-1985) passed away peacefully on March 17, 2015. more »»

Martha "Cookie" Cruickshank Mlakar

March 3, 2015 Martha "Cookie" Cruickshank Mlakar Much loved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Au Revoir Please- be not sad If I should Leave you all. more »»

Theresa Elaine Louwers

March 3, 2015 Theresa Elaine Louwers, 65, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on February 17, 2015. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and a friend to all that knew her. more »»

Larry Congress

October 1, 2014 Lawrence (Larry) Congress, 83, of Sanibel Island, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Larry was born in Flint, Michigan, to William and Molly (Zeligman) Congress on July 31, 193. more »»

Paul D. Duval

September 24, 2014 Paul D. Duval, 85, passed away peacefully in Baltimore, Maryland on September 14, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. more »»

Local Columns

Poetic License: There is a delightful production of a classic Horton Foote play on the stage at Florida Repertory Theatre. It’s a remarkable example of a lively comedy that also has the magic to make you think. Even the title makes you think: “Dividing th

April 1, 2015 Rap Sonnet: We’ll Take Our Poetry We’ll take our poetry from wherever it comes, From seniors in rest homes, from rappers in slums, From housewives in kitchens, slammers in cafés, From yuppies in... more »»

At the Library: New and upcoming nonfiction at the library

April 1, 2015 “17 Carnations: The Royals, The Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History” by Andrew Morton “A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. more »»

Faces on Faith: Christly garments

April 1, 2015 Around the world Christians are observing Holy Week, marking Good Friday with solemn awareness of Jesus’ intense sacrifice in the crucifixion, and his joyous and victorious resurrection on Easter... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotarians get some ‘investment’ advice

April 1, 2015 “Let’s get physical, physical… I wanna get physical…Let me hear your body talk, your body talk” Olivia Newton-John sung in 1981. Well, let’s be honest. more »»

Shell Shocked: The eye test that lied

April 1, 2015 FLOTDEXC That was the 20-20 vision line on a standard eye test chart when I was a kid. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Sanibel’s sacred cows

April 1, 2015 To the editor: The Sanibel plan is dead. Our vision statement says, “Auto-urban development influences will be avoided. more »»

Action urged on land purchase

April 1, 2015 To the editor: We don’t understand why the Sanibel city council and especially Mayor Ruane have been silent on the push for land acquisition south of Lake Okeechobee to accomplish a huge step in tru... more »»

Traffic woes continue on the island

April 1, 2015 To the editor: We have experienced unusually large traffic flows this season. more »»

Guest Commentary: Higher manatee count simply means we have more to protect

April 1, 2015 Florida’s manatees are at a crossroads.  Well, actually, the agencies that protect manatees are at a crossroads, and manatees themselves are in the crosshairs.  The U.S. more »»

Traffic tops islander’s concerns

March 25, 2015 To the editor: City Hall has finally noticed the long line of idling autos on Periwinkle. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Bob Janes Memorial Golf Tournament turns two after successful first outing

April 1, 2015 After a very prosperous Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing debut last year, the MOAA club is hoping to one up their efforts from 2014. more »»

Sanibel Island Golf Club Men play two best balls

February 25, 2015 On Saturday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) the SIGC men played a four-man two-best net ball format with 100-percent handicap applied for final scores. more »»

Dunes golf results

February 25, 2015 After a chilly start for the front nine, conditions warmed up nicely for the men of the DMGA this past Wednesday (Jan. 18). The format for this big event of the day was: 4-man -- 1, 2, 3 better ball. more »»

Duplicate Bridge results

February 25, 2015 On Thursday, Feb. 19 there were seven tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Alaine Jass and Will Smith 2. Helen and Jim McCartney . more »»

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American Legion features meals 04-03

Besides our daily menu, back by popular demand, we will be serving home cooked meals again.Tuesdays we will have baked chicken, Wednesdays, pork and kraut over mashed potatoes and on Thursdays we will be having homemade meatloaf dinner. more »


 
 
 
 
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