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Cyclist hit in Sanibel crosswalk on Periwinkle Way

May 22, 2015 A bicyclist in a marked crosswalk in Sanibel was struck by a driver early Friday, police said. The unnamed bicyclist was transported by helicopter to Lee Memorial in Fort Myer. more »»

 
 
 

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Cyclist hit in Sanibel crosswalk on Periwinkle Way

May 22, 2015 A bicyclist in a marked crosswalk in Sanibel was struck by a driver early Friday, police said. The unnamed bicyclist was transported by helicopter to Lee Memorial in Fort Myer. more »»

Summer’s almost here

May 20, 2015 Just like that, summer break is around the corner. more »»

Early stats show a healthy start to sea turtle and Snowy Plover seasons

May 20, 2015 The first count by the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation has been done on sea turtle and Snowy Plover nesting on Sanibel and Captiva, with both having satisfactory number. more »»

Planning makes way for a new Doc Ford’s

May 20, 2015 A conditional use permit to establish a new 9,185 square foot dine-in and carry-out Doc Ford’s restaurant was passed unanimously by the Sanibel Planning Commission Tuesday, this time with a lot less... more »»

Bald eagle released back into the wild

May 20, 2015 Freedom certainly tasted good for the “Cape Coral Canal” bald eagle, after it didn’t hesitate for a second to take to flight after being released back into the wild in Cape Coral Friday. more »»

News from around the region

Teen injured after falling from hood of moving car

May 23, 2015 A teenage girl was critically injured Friday night after striking her head in a fall from the hood of a moving car. more »»

Local students accepted to national service academies

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON - Congressman Curt Clawson (FL -19) today announced the acceptance of thirteen students from Southwest Florida’s 19th Congressional District to attend the United States Service Academies... more »»

Multiple events to mark Memorial Day

May 22, 2015 By TIFFANY REPECKI trepecki@breezenewspapers. more »»

Lee County Bar Association honors law enforcement, educators, citizens and young leaders at Law Week Awards Luncheon

May 22, 2015 FORT MYERS – The Lee County Bar Association recently held its annual Law Week Awards Luncheon, which honors outstanding law enforcement officers, one special educator and an exemplary citizen of our... more »»

Honor & Remember: Cape Coral resident to be featured on PBS

May 22, 2015 One of Cape Coral’s World War II veterans will be featured on PBS this Sunday as a lead-in to the National Memorial Day Concert, which is aired live from Washington D.C. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Summer’s almost here

May 20, 2015 Just like that, summer break is around the corner. more »»

Autos, sidewalk sale headline Periwinkle Place Memorial weekend

May 14, 2015 Car lovers and bargain shoppers have a big Memorial weekend lined up. more »»

Today show to feature Sanibel trivia segment

May 7, 2015 We knew it. The rest of America is on a learning curve. NBC’s Today show on May 7 will broadcast a sidebar featuring Sanibel, with the show’s hosts answering trivia about the island. more »»

Edge of stardom

April 30, 2015 The way things are moving, Henry Crater won’t be a Sanibel secret for much longe. more »»

Film examines four decades of historic Sanibel church

April 30, 2015 An interesting slice of the history of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church was explained in an April 20 film. more »»

Business

Autos, sidewalk sale headline Periwinkle Place Memorial weekend

May 14, 2015 Car lovers and bargain shoppers have a big Memorial weekend lined up. more »»

Council approves Local Roots’ lease renewal

May 13, 2015 The Sanibel City Council approved unanimously the lease agreement between the city and Local Roots, the organization which runs the farmer’s market on the island on City Hall property on Sundays fro... more »»

City backs ‘Clear Your Gear’

May 13, 2015 A collaborative effort by several Sanibel non-profit organizations is focusing on the non-target animal victims resulting from leftover fishing gear, which has been on the rise over the last several... more »»

Bella Isola Boutique offers a wide variety of fashion

May 13, 2015 When customers walk through the threshold to enter one of Sanibel’s newest fashion boutiques, it’s like walking into a “dream closet”. more »»

‘The Endless Journey’ leads one down a spiritual path

May 13, 2015 Throughout any life, there are challenges which define one’s journey. more »»

Obituaries

Kenneth R. Karasin

May 1, 2015 Kenneth R. Karasin, a loving brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend died peacefully in his sleep Saturday April 25th, 2015 in his home in Sanibel, Florida. more »»

Patricia Ann Clemons

April 29, 2015 Patricia Ann Clemons, 86, of Sanibel passed away on April 16, 2015. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

John B. Biscello

April 28, 2015 John B. Biscello 89 of Fort Myers passed away on April 23, 2015.  Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave a condolence. more »»

Loren Richard Yeakley

April 28, 2015 Loren Richard Yeakley 83 of Newark, OH passed away on April 21, 2015.  Cremation arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services.  Please visit www.harvey-engelhard. more »»

Elsie F. Grieger

April 28, 2015 Elsie F. Grieger 102 of Fort Myers, FL passed away on April 23, 2015.  Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave a condolence. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: Rotary International President urges Rotarians to help earthquake stricken Nepal

May 20, 2015 Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang urged the humanitarian organization’s 1. more »»

Faces on Faith: Giving thanks in all circumstances

May 20, 2015 In a letter to an early Christian community, the Apostle Paul wrote: “give thanks in all circumstances;  for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon season is in full swing

May 20, 2015 Wow! What a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend in Southwest Florida. With calm seas, blue skies and low humidity, I hope every got a chance to get on the water and enjoy it. more »»

Shell Shocked: Will noseprints overtake fingerprints in fighting crime?

May 20, 2015 The year is 2050 and police departments throughout the country are baffled. Fingerprints, the standard for identifying literally millions of Americans, are no longer effective. more »»

Center Stage: Only one performance to enjoy classic tale

May 20, 2015 At the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, director/choreographer Amy Marie McCleary and an awesome cast have achieved the near impossible with their version of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” the Palm’s... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Where was SCCF during Doc Ford’s controversy?

May 20, 2015 To the editor: By this time next year, we will have another new restaurant on Sanibel as Doc Ford’s will re-locate to the Island Inn-Tarpon Bay Road complex (and there will most likely be another... more »»

Some clarification

May 13, 2015 To the editor: In a letter to the editor in the May 6 issue of the Island Reporter, Harold E. Johnstone. M.D. more »»

Doc Fords and proposed location

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Increased congestion, noise and restaurant back-end odors will not be limited to restaurant’s meal times based on my observation at Doc Fords adjacent to the Rabbit Road multi-use path. more »»

Traffic study remains at issue

May 13, 2015 To the editor: I share the disappointment and frustration of many Islanders with the decision made by the Planning Commission to allow Doc Ford’s relocation to  Periwinkle/Tarpon Bay Roads to move... more »»

Causeway Island disappearing?

May 13, 2015 To the editor: Has anyone noticed what is happening to Lee County’s Causeway Islands? Answer — They are disappearing! Why should Sanibel be concerned? Do we want the substantial number of vehicles... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Islander survives raft challenge, will spend summer tuna fishing

May 20, 2015 Elliot Sudal has toppled another challenge. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon season is in full swing

May 20, 2015 Wow! What a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend in Southwest Florida. With calm seas, blue skies and low humidity, I hope every got a chance to get on the water and enjoy it. more »»

On the Water: A cool start to the month

May 13, 2015 We generally do not associate cool weather with the month of May. However, that’s just what we got to begin the month as north winds stirred up the waters along with lower temperatures. more »»

On the Water: Snook season ending as tarpon season begins

May 6, 2015 As we close out the month of April, it brings an end to snook season and the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

On the Water: Big fish are moving into area waters

April 22, 2015 Inshore, anglers noted an increase in tarpon and blacktip shark hook-ups in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. more »»

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American Legion features meals 05-26

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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