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Name of pilot in Captiva crash released

July 19, 2014 The pilot who crashed his small plane into the Gulf of Mexico off Upper Captiva Island Wednesday night has been identified as Gregg Howard, 62, of 122 Nina Street N.E., St. Petersburg. more »»

 
 
 

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Name of pilot in Captiva crash released

July 19, 2014 The pilot who crashed his small plane into the Gulf of Mexico off Upper Captiva Island Wednesday night has been identified as Gregg Howard, 62, of 122 Nina Street N.E., St. Petersburg. more »»

Preliminary results for Captiva crash available in days

July 19, 2014 Federal accident investigators say it will take days to trace the movements of a small plane that ended up in the bay waters near the Salty Approach Airport on North Captiva Island on Wednesday. more »»

Landscaper donates covering to protect defaced trees

July 16, 2014 Ding's had enough. The Sanibel wildlife refuge is covering the work of vandals defacing trees in an isolated trail. more »»

Sanibel bikers prone to injury are mostly middle aged

July 16, 2014 Better get some practice before heading out on the little black ribbons lacing throughout Sanibel Islan. more »»

Island jeweler celebrates birthday with July 17-19 event

July 16, 2014 A popular island retailer will celebrate its birthday with the introduction of new services and products at its landmark store. Lily & Co. more »»

News from around the region

City’s 2015 budget comes with a catch

July 23, 2014 City Manager John Szerlag presented his $146 million preliminary budget proposal to City Council Monday night with great optimism that comes with a word of caution. more »»

Yacht Club to host Splash and Sparkle Party

July 23, 2014 Synchronized swimming will take center stage this weekend at the Cape Coral Yacht Club pool. Gulf Coast Synchro is sponsoring a Splash and Sparkle Party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Sun Splash Family Waterpark to celebrate Christmas in July

July 23, 2014 Cape Coral has an unique chance to enjoy the holidays during the summer starting Frida. more »»

Food drive looks to put the Smackdown on hunger

July 23, 2014 Someone’s going down! And it’s hunger. Four organizations will meet at Dixie Roadhouse Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. more »»

Island puts on a show with annual MangoMania

July 23, 2014 The 18th annual Mango Mania Tropical Fruit Fair kicked off under sunny, warm skies Saturday morning. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Landscaper donates covering to protect defaced trees

July 16, 2014 Ding's had enough. The Sanibel wildlife refuge is covering the work of vandals defacing trees in an isolated trail. more »»

Sanibel bikers prone to injury are mostly middle aged

July 16, 2014 Better get some practice before heading out on the little black ribbons lacing throughout Sanibel Islan. more »»

Island jeweler celebrates birthday with July 17-19 event

July 16, 2014 A popular island retailer will celebrate its birthday with the introduction of new services and products at its landmark store. Lily & Co. more »»

Sanibel teacher stepped outside her circle to foster national program

July 9, 2014 Jaye Boswell doesn't share much about herself. more »»

Love That Dress benefit slated for July 31 at Coyote Supper Club

July 9, 2014 The last day of the month will be huge for Cindie Barker. more »»

Business

Island jeweler celebrates birthday with July 17-19 event

July 16, 2014 A popular island retailer will celebrate its birthday with the introduction of new services and products at its landmark store. Lily & Co. more »»

Love That Dress benefit slated for July 31 at Coyote Supper Club

July 9, 2014 The last day of the month will be huge for Cindie Barker. more »»

Lightning blamed in Thursday condo fire

June 27, 2014 Lightning is the likely cause of a fire Thursday that destroyed two floors of Sanibel condominiums. The four units at the Sunset South complex on Middle Gulf Drive were engulfed at about 10:30 p.m. more »»

Show's creator introducing next move in popular series

June 26, 2014 The creator of the "Real Food Real Kitchens" cooking series will introduce the next phase of his popular show with a rollout at the Sundial Resort and Spa in Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel man vows to change the way we vacation

June 26, 2014 A web-based service developed by a Sanibel entrepreneur could change the way we vacation, matching hobbies and interests to lodging, using social media to link travelers to providers, each step... more »»

Obituaries

Patricia Grace (McKeon) Maxeiner

May 30, 2014 Patricia Grace (McKeon) Maxeiner, 89, of Fort Myers, Florida, left the loving arms of her family on Friday May 17, 2014. Maxeiner was born on July 15, 1924 in Montgomery, Minnesota, to Dr. more »»

Jane F. Devaney

May 22, 2014 Jane F. Devaney (neé Ghersan) was born on April 2, 1925, in Astoria, New York, to John Ghersan and Jane Harabalya. She married John J. Devaney of the Bronx, New York, on April 12,194. more »»

Daniel Walter Beltz

May 5, 2014 Daniel Water Beltz, 55, died on April 14, 2014 in Sanibel Island, Fla. Dan was born Dec. 20, 1958 in Watertown, Wis., to Leila Jane Arneson Beltz and the late Bertram Daniel Beltz. more »»

Saralee Fisher Howell

May 5, 2014 On March 8, 2014, Saralee Fisher Howell died. She was born on Dec. 10, 1930 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband Capt. more »»

Klaus Saegebarth

May 5, 2014 Klaus Saegebarth, 85, formerly of Sanibel Island, Fla. and Wilmington, Del., passed away on April 16, 2014 at the Shellpoint Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Fla. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: Of mothers and fathers and God

June 6, 2014 I am a father in a variety of ways. I am a natural and biological father, a stepfather, a foster father, and a grandfather. It is an important part of my identity. more »»

Rotary Happenings

June 6, 2014 So, who gets things moving around here? The answer Flint & Doyle Movers and Heavy Hauling Company of Fort Myers and that has been the answer to the very same question since the late 1940s. more »»

Faces on Faith: Learn to be joy filled

May 22, 2014 As Christians we continue to celebrate the great feast of Easter for several weeks. more »»

Rotary Happenings

May 22, 2014 As part of Sanibel-Captiva Rotary’s giving strategy, the club invites a variety of speakers to our meetings for a presentation on their own organization or non-profit and that we have also identifie... more »»

Faces on Faith: Discover the mystery that lies within us

May 16, 2014 “How deep I find your thoughts, O God, how great is the sum of them. If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest Commentary: Is your community ready for hurricane season?

June 6, 2014 For coastal communities in across the nation (especially those in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts), June 1 holds a special place on the calendar -- the official start of hurricane season. more »»

Guest Commentary: Do you count the beans or spend the beans?

June 6, 2014 Often times during my career in wealth management I have had clients where one spouse or partner handles all the financial matters and the other has little interest in what is going o. more »»

Join Beach Hands Across the Pier

May 22, 2014 To the editor: The local community is coming together once again to join hands in unity for the protection and love for our beaches. more »»

Guest Commentary: Market outlook from San-Cap Trust

May 16, 2014 As the Federal Reserve Board continues to throttle back its unprecedented bond buying program, it raises questions regarding the economic impact of less monetary accommodation. more »»

Safety on the island's share path system

May 16, 2014 To the editor: My wife and I have been taking three-week vacations on Sanibel once or twice yearly for the past 20 years and I own property here, so we feel like part-time residents. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

San-Cap Optimist's Road Rally celebrates 35 years

June 6, 2014 The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s longest-running 4th of July event celebrates 35 years of fun for teams and families as they puzzle out the clues while following a prescribed driving course aroun... more »»

Bailey's Islands Night takes Sanibel out to the ball game

May 30, 2014 All fans of baseball are invited to the 21st Annual Sam Bailey's Islands Night at Hammond Stadium on June 4. more »»

Realtor Valerie Tutor sponsors team at Blue Ribbon Classic

May 30, 2014 The golf team sponsored by Valerie Tutor, Realtor for John R. Wood Island Real Estate, captured second place in the A Flight of the 2014 Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament. more »»

Rossignol sinks a hole-in-one at The Dunes

May 22, 2014 Islander Holly Rossignol sunk a hole-in-one on May 8 at the eleventh hole of The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. She used an eight iron and Bridgestone to send the ball 110 yards straight into the hole. more »»

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Sanibel Moorings Resorts offers garden tour 07-23

The Tropical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings Resort is overflowing with many unusual, exotic, and native tropical plants. Join our master gardener, Anita Marshall for a two hour walking tour open to the public. This is a must see for plant lovers and garden club. more »


 
 
 
 
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