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Area agencies rally in wake of Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018 The Southwest Florida community is banding together to help those in the Panhandle affected by Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that left devastation in its wake after making landfall on Oc. more »»

 
 
 

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Area agencies rally in wake of Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018 The Southwest Florida community is banding together to help those in the Panhandle affected by Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that left devastation in its wake after making landfall on Oc. more »»

Junonia found at Blind Pass

October 15, 2018 Steve Czarkowski, of Atco, New Jersey, found a junonia shell on Oct. 11 at Blind Pass on Sanibel. According to Lorrie Czarkowski, they have been hunting for one of the rare shells for 18 years. more »»

Approximately 140,000 mail ballots initially sent out to voters in Lee

October 15, 2018 Roughly 140,000 Vote-By-Mail ballots were placed in the mail on Oct. 6 for the November General Election, with an expected arrival before the end of last week. more »»

Annual Taste of the Islands to spotlight over a dozen island eateries

October 15, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will host the 37th Taste of the Islands on Nov. 11 from 12:30 to 5 p.. more »»

Sanibel Sea School launches new season of adult programs

October 15, 2018 On Nov. 2, the Sanibel Sea School will launch its first session of adult programs for the 2018-2019 season, called Sanibel Sea School Lifer. more »»

News from around the region

8-year-old Cape kid collecting pajamas for children in need

October 12, 2018 By MEGHAN McCOY news@breezenewspapers.com An 8-year-old Cape Coral girl wanted to help children in need and so has begun a pajama drive for the Donate4Kids Foundatio. more »»

Candlebox set to rock Nevermind

October 11, 2018 Multi-platinum rock band Candlebox, along with singer Pete RG, come to Cape Coral this Saturday outside of Nevermind Bar as part of the Seattle-based groups 25th anniversary tou. more »»

Water bill passage hailed

October 11, 2018 The 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill that water quality advocates have been urging the Senate to approve, was passed by a convincing 99-1 vote Wednesday, securing the construction... more »»

Area agencies rally in wake of Hurricane Michael

October 11, 2018 The Southwest Florida community is banding together to help those in the Panhandle affected by Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that left devastation in its wake after making landfall Wednesday... more »»

Bike Night is back: Motorcycles, music return to 47th Terrace Saturday

October 11, 2018 One of Cape Coral’s most popular events is back this Saturday as Bike Night returns to Southeast 47th Terrace for a night of impressive choppers, great food and drinks and live music. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Annual Taste of the Islands to spotlight over a dozen island eateries

October 15, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will host the 37th Taste of the Islands on Nov. 11 from 12:30 to 5 p.. more »»

Sanibel Sea School launches new season of adult programs

October 15, 2018 On Nov. 2, the Sanibel Sea School will launch its first session of adult programs for the 2018-2019 season, called Sanibel Sea School Lifer. more »»

BIG ARTS galleries open season with exhibits that celebrate unexpected

October 12, 2018 Two visual arts shows will open on Oct. 17 at the BIG ARTS galleries on Sanibel. more »»

Gulfshore Opera to host two performances on Sanibel

October 12, 2018 In its fifth season, the Gulfshore Opera will employ an assortment of rising stars and veteran professional opera singers to perform throughout high season. “GO Cabaret” will take place on Jan. more »»

Refuge to host 30th annual 'Ding' Darling Days

October 10, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will kick off three days of fun-filled educational activities on Friday in honor of its namesake and in recognition of its resources for area wildlife. more »»

Business

Area agencies rally in wake of Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018 The Southwest Florida community is banding together to help those in the Panhandle affected by Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that left devastation in its wake after making landfall on Oc. more »»

Annual Taste of the Islands to spotlight over a dozen island eateries

October 15, 2018 The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will host the 37th Taste of the Islands on Nov. 11 from 12:30 to 5 p.. more »»

Sanibel Sea School launches new season of adult programs

October 15, 2018 On Nov. 2, the Sanibel Sea School will launch its first session of adult programs for the 2018-2019 season, called Sanibel Sea School Lifer. more »»

Lily & Co., Bollettieri to host Raise a Racket for Clean Water fundraiser

October 15, 2018 Lily & Co. Jewelers is again partnering with International Tennis Hall of Fame Coach Nick Bollettieri and his IMG Academy team to present an engaging tennis event on Nov. 10 on Sanibel. more »»

F.I.S.H., Brain and Mind Care to host sleep seminar

October 15, 2018 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, in partnership with Brain and Mind Care, will offer a presentation, titled “Are You Walking Around in a Fog,” on Nov. 8 from 12:30 to 2 p.. more »»

Obituaries

William Burks

October 2, 2018 William Burks died on July 29, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 91. He was born in Saltillo, Mississippi and eventually made his way to Akron, Ohio where he graduated from high school. more »»

Walter S. Thompson

September 21, 2018 HARWICH - Walter S. Thompson, 79, of Harwich, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, September 17, surrounded by his family, due to complications of Parkinson’s diseas. more »»

Sherry L. Anderson

September 21, 2018 September 19, 2018 was another remarkable day in the Life of Sherry L. Anderson--Mother, great friend, Community Leader, Master Gardener, Triathlete, Survivor. more »»

Bonnee Luann Cassedy

September 7, 2018 Bonnee Luann Cassedy of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 63.  Bonnee was born in Muscatine, Iowa on August 29, 1955.  Her parents were Edward K. more »»

Joseph Walker Huff Jr

August 30, 2018 Joseph Walker Huff, Jr, 80, a Ft. Myers, FL resident since 1979, formerly of Georgia passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Ft. Myers, F. more »»

Local Columns

Deep injection wells: Replacing one wasteful water management practice with another

October 10, 2018 At the South Florida Water Management District's recent governing board meeting, the district promoted a new idea for dealing with the water quality woes stemming from the mass discharges of pollute... more »»

Stand up for community's best interest: Vote yes on half penny sales tax

October 10, 2018 The upcoming Nov. 6 election ballot includes an item that will impact all of Lee County for years, maybe decades to com. more »»

Faces on Faith: The real deal

October 10, 2018 I was in my mid 20s when I became a full-time senior pastor at a rural congregation in Missouri. I was wet behind the ears when it came to pastoring and my theology was still a work in progress. more »»

Safe at Sea: Routine maintenance tips

October 10, 2018 As the “season” reopens here in Southwest Florida, many boats are coming out of storage. more »»

On the Water: October presents good fishing opportunities

October 10, 2018 As the water temperatures of southwest Florida begin to drop large schools of bait fish make their migration south into our waters from the northern gulf. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Keep 'water signs' non-political

October 10, 2018 To the editor: The “water signs” that are popping up in yards all over the islands are meant to bring attention to an horrendous crisis that affects us all, and screams for resolution. more »»

Vote yes on Referendum No. 3

October 10, 2018 To the editor: Efforts continue to allow for broadening of gambling in Florida. Referendum No. 3 provides an opportunity for a focused, objective public policy discussion on this industr. more »»

Caloosahatchee pollution

October 3, 2018 To the editor: As we read it, the facts are as follows: - Lake Okeechobee and its tributaries are hopelessly polluted, and - There is a water-cleansing facility south of Lake Okeechobee, operated by... more »»

Thank you to all

September 26, 2018 To the editor: Well, it wasn’t a triathlon — but it still was a lot of fun. more »»

Shell Love Bug lawsuit struggles on

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Instead of making an earnest effort to resolve the dispute over the Shell Love Bug, Lee County’s attorneys continue to confuse and complicate the issue, resulting in more delay and... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel Sea School launches new season of adult programs

October 15, 2018 On Nov. 2, the Sanibel Sea School will launch its first session of adult programs for the 2018-2019 season, called Sanibel Sea School Lifer. more »»

Lily & Co., Bollettieri to host Raise a Racket for Clean Water fundraiser

October 15, 2018 Lily & Co. Jewelers is again partnering with International Tennis Hall of Fame Coach Nick Bollettieri and his IMG Academy team to present an engaging tennis event on Nov. 10 on Sanibel. more »»

Refuge to host 30th annual 'Ding' Darling Days

October 10, 2018 The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will kick off three days of fun-filled educational activities on Friday in honor of its namesake and in recognition of its resources for area wildlife. more »»

Island Calendar

October 10, 2018 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 Experience Virtual Reality Apollo 11 VR will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel beach parking permits to go on sale

October 9, 2018 The 2019 Sanibel Beach Parking Permits are going on sale on Oct. 15 for Sanibel residents and property owners at the Sanibel Recreation Center; they are no longer sold through the police departme. more »»

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