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Beach Parking Permits available to purchase Nov. 1

October 27, 2016 Sanibel residents and property owners can purchase their 2017 Sanibel Beach Parking Permits starting on Tuesday, Nov. more »»


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Beach Parking Permits available to purchase Nov. 1

October 27, 2016 Sanibel residents and property owners can purchase their 2017 Sanibel Beach Parking Permits starting on Tuesday, Nov. more »»

SCCF's Wines in the Wild to feature auction

October 27, 2016 The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is offering a sneak peek at some of the live and silent auction items to be featured at its 9th annual Wines in the Wild. more »»

Wines in the Wild annual event to be held at Bailey Homestead Preserve

October 26, 2016 SCCF is offering the community an opportunity to explore Bailey Homestead Preserve, all while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvre. more »»

Flu season has started, vaccine available

October 26, 2016 Although the flu season generally runs from October through May in the United States, Lee Health Epidemiology & Infection Prevention System Director Stephen A. more »»

New SCCF Marine Lab construction to begin soon

October 26, 2016 A working partnership with J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has afforded SCCF with the opportunity to build a state-of-the-art marine laboratory on Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

City Council approves capital expenditures, grant applications

October 25, 2016 City Council approved the budgeted purchase of $17. more »»

Helping in the fight

October 25, 2016 AA fundraiser on Friday will raise money and awareness to assist those fighting breast cancer. The 2nd Annual Having a Blast … Let's Make It Last will take place from 4-8 p.. more »»

Economic crimes focus of CCPD town hall workshop

October 25, 2016 Cape Coral residents can learn about economic crimes tonight at a community event. The Cape Coral Police Department and Police Chief Dave Newlan will host a town hall workshop today from 6:30-8 p.. more »»

Island Coast High stands up to bullying

October 25, 2016 If there was one thing that Richard Hagy couldn’t stand it was a bully, and until the very end of his life he was the one who stood up for those who felt they couldn’t stand up for themselves. On S. more »»

Man sentenced to 10 years after striking, killing bicyclist

October 25, 2016 A Cape Coral was recently sentenced to prison for killing a bicyclist in a 2015 hit-and-run crash. Timothy Wayne Turner, 49, of 2203 N.E. 15th Terrace, was adjudicated guilty Oc. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

BIG ARTS holds opening reception for ‘In the Night’ and ‘Inspiration’

October 26, 2016 “In the Night” and “Inspiration: Being Moved by God’s Creation” are two new exhibits coming to BIG ARTS Wednesday, Oct. 26. more »»

Historical Village re-opens for season

October 26, 2016 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village re-opened for season last Tuesday and experienced a great turn-out. According to Museum Manager Emilie Alfino, the village had 67 visitors on opening day. more »»

Mixed media artist Toni Ory dabbles in a little bit of everything

October 19, 2016 Multifaceted artist Toni Ory has explored almost any medium you can think of. Some of her mediums of choice are watercolors, glass and mixed media. more »»

BIG ARTS seeking volunteers

October 19, 2016 Fifteen years ago, Irene Nolan was asked by friends to help with a BIG ARTS art reception, which turned into a love of volunteering for the organization. “We have such a good time. more »»

CHR holds volunteer meeting for 5th annual Mardi Gras event

October 12, 2016 Sanibel Community Housing Resources will hold its second meeting of the season Thursday Oct. 13 at The Dunes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. more »»


New restaurant opening in The Village Shops

October 19, 2016 Pasture & Pearl, the newest endeavor of husband and wife team, Elaine Dammeyer and Christian Jego is set to open this coming January. more »»

Discussions about formula retail store definition, square footage began last week

October 19, 2016 The Land Development Code Review Subcommittee started conversations last week about the definition of formula retail stores and whether the planning commission should be empowered to have complete... more »»

Island business owner nominated for BB&T’s Blue Chip Business Award

October 12, 2016 An island business was nominated, and is in the top five, for the BB&T’s Blue Chip Business Award for overcoming challenges while prospering and continuously moving forward. more »»

Island Paws to hold 12th annual Howl-O-Ween Party

October 12, 2016 What originally started as a customer appreciation event has turned into a yearly party. On Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. more »»

Summerlin Jake’s grand opening today

October 5, 2016 Summerlin Jake’s Seafood and Steaks, previously known as SS Hookers, is holding its grand opening today with a jammed pack menu of fresh products. more »»


Colonel Peter K Foley

October 25, 2016 Colonel Peter K Foley, USAF Retired, brother of Thomas F.X. Foley (JMCNJ Retired) of Sanibel, Florida, was late of Spring Lake, New Jersey and Georgia. more »»

Paul M Smart

October 21, 2016 Paul M. Smart passed away on October 9, 2016 in Ft. Myers. He was born on January 6, 1929 to Paul and Frances Smart in Middleport, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U. S. more »»

Suzanne Marie Dubuc

October 18, 2016 Suzanne Marie Dubuc, 69, of Narragansett and Sanibel, FL, passed away at her Rhode Island home on October 15 after a sixteen-month battle with lymphoma. more »»

Dennis Dintino Jr

October 17, 2016 Dennis Dintino Jr, 68, of Sanibel passed away Thursday, 10/06/16. Arrangements by Greco Funeral Home. Share condolences at more »»

Susan Seeley Marks

October 14, 2016 Susan Seeley Marks passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and supported by Hope Home Hospice on October 12, 2016 after a 3.5 year battle with lymphoma. more »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: How to make absentee ballot voting more personal

October 26, 2016 I vote by absentee ballot because I’m not in Sanibel during voting time. There’s something very impersonal about putting x’s on a piece of paper and sending it off in the mail to record your vote. more »»

In the Garden: Sun grown bromeliad

October 26, 2016 The bromeliad plant is a family of monocot flowering plants with around 3,475 known species. The bromeliad is found through the subtropics of America, West Africa and throughout South Americ. more »»

Living Sanibel: Lemon Bay Park

October 26, 2016 The people of Sarasota County exhibited some real foresight in 1986 when they purchased the first 48 acres of Lemon Bay Park as part of a $20 million county bond referendu. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Warm welcome back to returning Rotarians

October 26, 2016 The welcoming back of our Rotarian Snowbirds has officially started. Old friends are coming back and season is not far away. more »»

Faces on Faith: Lost in the middle class

October 26, 2016 Did you know most Americans consider themselves to be part of the middle class, whether they are or not? In fact, one survey, conducted by the Huffington Post, revealed that 88 percent of those... more »»

Letters to the Editor

Guest opinion: Vote ‘Yes’ on Amendment 1 — for the sun

October 28, 2016 We respectfully disagree with the Breeze Newspapers editorial that says Amendment 1 is misleading. Amendment 1 is clear and straightforward. more »»

Guest opinion: A slick oily fraud - Amendment 1 IS funded by Big Utilities: Vote ‘No’

October 28, 2016 “Let the scum shine,” as Carl Hiassen penned in a recent column about Amendment 1. The money trail on Amendment 1 tells it all. more »»

I will vote for Trump

October 26, 2016 To the editor: The battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is very much a question of proven track record versus claims. Clinton has the proven track recor. more »»

Caldwell decries ‘scurrilous lies’

October 26, 2016 To the editor: I subscribe to the mantra that if one cannot say something nice, it is best to say nothing at all. It saddens me that this is not the way that political speech is conducted today. more »»

Guest Commentary: Conservation 20/20 Program needs voter support

October 26, 2016 In 1996, Lee County Commissioners enacted a program of using county general fund revenue to acquire and retain undeveloped property for conservation purposes. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Fort Myers High School girls basketball team holds car wash to fund upcoming tournament

October 26, 2016 The Fort Myers High School girls basketball team has picked up some bragging rights. The team was invited to compete at the elusive Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona Dec. 18. more »»

On the Water: Fishing during and after the storm

October 19, 2016 As Hurricane Matthew ripped up the east coast of Florida, we were lucky on our side of the state. With the exception of a couple breezy days, we were pretty much unaffected. more »»

CROW Classic Golf Tournament hole-in-one offers chance to win motorcycle

October 12, 2016 This year’s annual CROW Classic Golf Tournament is featuring the opportunity to win a Harley-Davidson 2016 Dyna Street Bob black den if a “hog-in-one” is made on The Sanctuary Golf Club course. more »»

Tennis tournament to benefit Ronald McDonald House

October 12, 2016 “Playing to Keep Families Close,” a round robin tennis tournament, will be held at Beachview Tennis Club to benefit the Ronald McDonald House next month. The tournament, scheduled Saturday, No. more »»

On the Water: October is a great month for fishing

October 12, 2016 This is a refreshing time for anglers around South-west Florida. After a long hot summer, we will finally see some relief with cooler days and a drop in humidit. more »»

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