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Bailey Fest returns for 29th season

October 22, 2014 It was billed in 1985 as Sam Bailey’s way of giving back to the community. The 29th annual Bailey Fest returns Oct. 26. more »»

 
 
 

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Bailey Fest returns for 29th season

October 22, 2014 It was billed in 1985 as Sam Bailey’s way of giving back to the community. The 29th annual Bailey Fest returns Oct. 26. more »»

Sanibel to celebrate its Independence Day

October 22, 2014 It’s the Big Four-Oh. Sanibel in November celebrates Independence Day, its fortieth anniversary as an incorporated city, one of a handful in Lee County. Estero voters on No. more »»

Record season for Gulf loggerhead turtles

October 22, 2014 The stork has been good to Gulf turtles. One sea-turtle nest remains in Captiva, which will officially close out the 2014 sea turtle season. more »»

Bailey’s expanding services with Sanibel Catering Co.

October 22, 2014 Things have been great since 1899. Why not ramp it up a couple of notches? While catering services are not new, the popular Bailey’s General Store will formally expand into catering beginning Oct. 22. more »»

Don’t miss the Petticoat Painters exhibit at BIG ARTS Founders Gallery

October 22, 2014 Celebrating their 60-year anniversary, the Petticoat Painters open at BIG ARTS this week. more »»

News from around the region

Early voting ‘steady;’ no lines at the polls

October 23, 2014 Lee County voters only have another week to get to the polls and cast a ballot early. Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election kicked off on Monday and will continue through Nov. 1. more »»

KidsFest! Kiwanis to put on huge party for kids Saturday

October 23, 2014 By TIFFANY REPECKI trepecki@breezenewspapers.com Local families looking for some free fun on Saturday can check out the 17th Annual KidsFest. more »»

Another great Oktoberfest weekend expected

October 23, 2014 The German American Social Club could not have asked for better weather or more visitors for the first weekend of Oktoberfest. more »»

‘Honor Flight’ trips treat heroes

October 23, 2014 Collier County Honor Flight’s Mission 4 departs Southwest International Airport with 50 WWII and Korean War veterans from Collier and Lee counties Saturday at 8:45 a.m. more »»

Pride & Patriotism to honor students’ love of country

October 23, 2014 Lee County students of all kinds had a chance to show their love of country in artistic form and, on Nov. 6 at the Barbara B. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Bailey Fest returns for 29th season

October 22, 2014 It was billed in 1985 as Sam Bailey’s way of giving back to the community. The 29th annual Bailey Fest returns Oct. 26. more »»

Don’t miss the Petticoat Painters exhibit at BIG ARTS Founders Gallery

October 22, 2014 Celebrating their 60-year anniversary, the Petticoat Painters open at BIG ARTS this week. more »»

Island merchants preserve history with wall art

October 14, 2014 When Alison and Blaine Dry began to renovate the building for their then new Cip’s Place cafe in 2010, they were surprised at the number one request. more »»

Rauschenberg exhibit to celebrate artist’s birthday

October 8, 2014 Florida SouthWestern State College and lead sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust announce the first solo exhibition of world renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg since his memorial at the Bob... more »»

Teen describes her role in documentary, life in Sanibel

October 1, 2014 Despite her best efforts to remain in the background, Jessica Andrews has emerged in full public view. more »»

Business

Bailey’s expanding services with Sanibel Catering Co.

October 22, 2014 Things have been great since 1899. Why not ramp it up a couple of notches? While catering services are not new, the popular Bailey’s General Store will formally expand into catering beginning Oct. 22. more »»

Captiva resort plans would raze worker quarters, build new luxury units

October 22, 2014 The South Seas Island Resort in Captiva may grow in the coming year by another 140 units. Resort officials unveiled the plan at the Oc. more »»

Early voting began Monday

October 22, 2014 As we approach two weeks before the General Election on Nov. 4, early voting began on a variety of area races and referendums. Early voting kicked off Monday and will continue through Saturday, Nov. more »»

City Council pushes pay issue forward

October 14, 2014 The city will examine the pay of surrounding communities and other factors in deciding a possible compensation package for Sanibel’s elected officials. Or not. more »»

Report card has golf course moving in the right direction

October 14, 2014 Drew Donnelly got some good news from Sanibe. more »»

Obituaries

Mary "Marie" Sauerwein

October 21, 2014 Mary "Marie" Sauerwein, 92 of Sanibel, FL and Brielle, NJ passed away on Saturday October 18 at her home with her loving family by her side. more »»

Ralph R. Garramone Sr

October 17, 2014 Ralph R. Garramone Sr., died at his home on Sanibel Island, Florida on September 23rd. more »»

Robert "Bob" Degand

October 15, 2014 Family of long time Sanibel resident Robert "Bob"Degand, wife- June & sons- Eric, Robby & Randy, Post wish to invite all his friends to his life celebration on Oct. more »»

Ruth Eileen Joy

October 13, 2014 Ruth Eileen Joy passed away Friday, Oct. 3, in Jacksonville, Fla., with her children at her bedside. more »»

Janiece Mcintosh Markle

October 10, 2014 JANIECE MCINTOSH MARKLE - 57, of Stone Harbor, NJ and Captiva, FL, passed away on Weds., July 30, 2014. She was born in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of William & Mary McIntosh. more »»

Local Columns

What's Blooming in Paradise: Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto)

October 22, 2014 First impression: Silky creamy tiny flowers in the effervescent cascade typical of palms. Such a beautiful trunk with a straight growth habit, medium diameter, and a to-boot or not-to-boot option. more »»

Poetic License: Pantoum of the Vitreous Floater

October 22, 2014 Stranger floating in my eye, Dancing, prancing side to side, Looking for a place to hide Within the jelly deep inside. more »»

Shell Shocked: The Tommy and Hank Show

October 22, 2014 Once upon a time two longtime friends lived in these parts. Each of the two was brilliant and achieved extraordinary things in life. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed results for anglers

October 22, 2014 Fishing reports included fish biting everything, so-so fishing and a few, despite locating plenty of fish, having a difficult time getting them to ea. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Learning about matters that matter

October 22, 2014 Wills, estates, probate, oh my! These words certainly bring dread into our heart. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Against: Amendment 2 approval would have serious consequences

October 22, 2014 It is my belief that the legalization of marijuana is a bad decision for our citizens and I stand in opposition to Amendment 2 (Medical Marijuana). more »»

Guest Commentary: For: Amendment 2 is about compassion

October 22, 2014 In life, almost every single one of us will suffer from what I call “thunder strikes,” unexpected calamities that affect us suddenly and change our lives forever. more »»

Pay for the mayor?

October 22, 2014 To the editor: There have been a couple of articles in the paper about how our elected officials are fast becoming impoverished because they spend their own money on travel for the good of us peopl. more »»

Florida’s resurgent economy

October 22, 2014 To the editor: This October will mark three years since Gov. more »»

Good news for coast in climate plan

October 22, 2014 To the editor: There’s a lot for coastal communities to like in the recently announced Climate Action Plan – not necessarily for what it does about the climate, but for what it offers to support the... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: A week of mixed results for anglers

October 22, 2014 Fishing reports included fish biting everything, so-so fishing and a few, despite locating plenty of fish, having a difficult time getting them to ea. more »»

Galloway Captiva Tri huge in its fourth year

September 24, 2014 The Galloway Captiva Tri race Sept. 13-14 featured more than a 1,000 participants. The Saturday race was for youngsters, older athletes Sunday. more »»

Tennis legend plans Sanibel visit for benefit event

September 24, 2014 Nick Bolletttieri this year was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. more »»

On the Water: Fewer anglers means good fishing

September 24, 2014 As typical for the month of September, it’s been very slow on the water. Fishing is good but it’s one of if not the slowest month of the year for anglers fishing. more »»

Sanibel man will tackle Key West swim

June 13, 2014 Sanibel man will tackle Key West swim By JIM LINETTE jlinette@breezenewspapers.com Thomas Pear and Bill Sawyers are taking another crack at the Swim Around Key West on Saturday, a 12. more »»

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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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