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‘Ding’ Darling kicks off 68-acre land acquisition campaign

February 14, 2019 At its annual Go Wild for “Ding” fundraiser on Feb. 13, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge announced its campaign to raise $. more »»

 
 
 

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‘Ding’ Darling kicks off 68-acre land acquisition campaign

February 14, 2019 At its annual Go Wild for “Ding” fundraiser on Feb. 13, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge announced its campaign to raise $. more »»

Lecture reveals perplexing relationship between monarchs, milkweed

February 13, 2019 Author Anurag Agrawal will present a free program about his book, “Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution,” on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling film series to air 'Saving Sea Turtles'

February 13, 2019 The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series will continue its biweekly showings on Feb. 20 with a showing of “Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction.” It will take place at 1 p.m. more »»

Sanibel Recreation Center registering youth for Fun Day

February 13, 2019 Registration is open for Fun Days on Feb. 18-19 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. more »»

Historical village expands, improves packing house

February 13, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village recently completed a renovation of its Packing House, the building that houses the artifacts that are not currently on display. more »»

News from around the region

CCPD to seek threat-related costs

February 14, 2019 Despite the numerous public service announcements throughout the county and in all schools encompassing the District of Lee County, students continue to make “fake threats” against peers and... more »»

Red/Blue workshop set for Feb. 23

February 14, 2019 Democrats and Republicans alike will have a chance to exerted an olive branch of sorts next weekend in Fort Myers. more »»

Decade Party to benefit animal shelter

February 14, 2019 The Cape Coral Animal Shelter’s Decade Party is its largest signature event of the year.   And this year marks the shelter’s fifth fundraiser, which will pay homage to the 1970s. more »»

Merchant Marine memorial coming to Eco Park

February 14, 2019 Eco Park in Cape Coral is slated to welcome a new edition to its veteran monuments dedicated to branches of the military and times of war. more »»

Parade, celebration starts Saturday

February 14, 2019 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers.com Join the expected 200,000 spectators this Saturday for the 81st annual Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Lecture reveals perplexing relationship between monarchs, milkweed

February 13, 2019 Author Anurag Agrawal will present a free program about his book, “Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution,” on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. more »»

‘Ding’ Darling film series to air 'Saving Sea Turtles'

February 13, 2019 The seventh annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series will continue its biweekly showings on Feb. 20 with a showing of “Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction.” It will take place at 1 p.m. more »»

The American Legion

February 13, 2019 The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Feb. 14: Open Mic Night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Feb. 17: Fish and shrimp fry from noon to 8 p.. more »»

Historical village to host game show for Twilight Talk

February 13, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is preparing for its next Twilight Talk, scheduled to take place on March 13 at 7 p.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

Island Calendar

February 13, 2019 TODAY, FEBRUARY 13 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Business

‘Ding’ Darling kicks off 68-acre land acquisition campaign

February 14, 2019 At its annual Go Wild for “Ding” fundraiser on Feb. 13, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge announced its campaign to raise $. more »»

Lecture reveals perplexing relationship between monarchs, milkweed

February 13, 2019 Author Anurag Agrawal will present a free program about his book, “Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution,” on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. more »»

Historical village expands, improves packing house

February 13, 2019 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village recently completed a renovation of its Packing House, the building that houses the artifacts that are not currently on display. more »»

The American Legion

February 13, 2019 The American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - Feb. 14: Open Mic Night from 6 to 9 p.m. - Feb. 17: Fish and shrimp fry from noon to 8 p.. more »»

Judges for 82nd Annual Shell Show announced

February 13, 2019 A distinguished panel of judges has been announced for the 82nd Annual Shell Show, which will take place on March 7-9 at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

Mary Starkweather Cramer

February 13, 2019 Cramer, Mary Starkweather, Age 88, a resident of Fort Myers, Florida, died peacefully on December 2, 2018 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Preceded in death by husband of 60 years Arthur A. Cramer, Jr. more »»

Armen Gederian

February 6, 2019 Armen Gederian, 87, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Sanibel FL., passed away on February 2, 2019. Arrangements under the direction of National Cremation and Burial, visit www.nationalcremation. more »»

Barry Litofsky

February 1, 2019 Barry Litofsky, a 20+ year resident of Sanibel, passed away on January 30, 2019 at the age of 77. Mr. more »»

Dr Leroy C Hommerding

January 25, 2019 The Fort Myers Beach Library family is mourning the loss of their beloved director, Dr. Leroy Hommerding. Dr. more »»

Mark J Leonardi

December 31, 2018 Mark J. Leonardi, 49, of Sanibel, passed away December 30, 2018. Arrangements under the care of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Local Columns

Safe at Sea: 'Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!' planning local seminar

February 13, 2019 We ran across an interesting story recently about a woman who, over 20 years ago, decided she would not let her husband — a champion tournament angler — be the exclusive fishing expert in their... more »»

Rotary Happenings: Connecting cone snails, tennis rackets and pain medications

February 13, 2019 Every Friday before leaving my home for our weekly Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting, I check out who is going to be our speaker that morning. more »»

Faces on Faith: New eyes in dark times

February 13, 2019 I had a parishioner several years ago named George. He was a vet. He’d served in the Pacific during World War II. And during that time he met a beautiful redheaded Australian named Candy. more »»

On the Water: Looking for some warmer days ahead

February 13, 2019 The week started out cold on the water but heading into the weekend Florida weather returned with temperatures reaching into the 80s. more »»

Shell Shocked: Sanibel restaurant reviews

February 13, 2019 I’ve been asked by this newspaper to review all the new restaurants in Sanibel. Here are my reviews: - Good. - Fair. - Excellent. - Amateurish. - Stick to home cookin. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Put support behind governor's programs

February 13, 2019 To the editor: Upon taking office, Gov. DeSantis laid out a plan to improve the water quality. more »»

Spectacular accomplishments from Trump

February 6, 2019 To the editor: There continues to be much noise in Congress about the possible impeachment of President Donald Trum. more »»

Rabbits taking over the island

February 6, 2019 To the editor: Parts of the island are currently being invaded by swarms of rabbits. They are destroying much of the vegetation. more »»

275 pairs of shoes, 650 pairs of socks

January 30, 2019 To the editor: We just turned over to Veterans Affairs the results of this year's Sanibel Shoes for Homeless Vets drive. We set a goal of 200 pairs of shoes and 400 pairs of socks. more »»

Staff make library visits a joy

January 30, 2019 To the editor: What a joy it is to walk into an establishment and have the employees take an interest in you and who help you if you need help. This has been my luck many times. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Let's go

February 13, 2019 The city of Sanibel and Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization will host an open house on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center, at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. more »»

Island Calendar

February 13, 2019 TODAY, FEBRUARY 13 Family Storytime An all-ages program from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. more »»

Open house scheduled for SUP Master Plan update

February 12, 2019 The public will have a chance to share its thoughts on the island's Shared Use Path syste. more »»

MOAA to host annual golf outing for veterans in need

February 12, 2019 The Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA — Military Officers Association or America — will hold its 6th Annual Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing on April 10 at Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. more »»

America’s Boating Club to offer Boat Handling course

February 12, 2019 The America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva will offer its six-week Boat Handling course starting on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harbour House at the St. Charles Yacht Club in Fort Myers. more »»

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