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Sanibel volunteer is an "angel" to island groups

July 24, 2014 Fishing pole? Nope. Golf club? Nope. Not enough time for any interest outside of volunteerism for Jerry Edelman. more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel volunteer is an "angel" to island groups

July 24, 2014 Fishing pole? Nope. Golf club? Nope. Not enough time for any interest outside of volunteerism for Jerry Edelman. more »»

Lightning strike brings dangers home to beach workers

July 23, 2014 A lightning strike that left one person dead and two injured — one critically — has brought the danger of summer storms home to Fort Myers Beach residents and worker. more »»

Charging stations offered to Captiva resort guests

July 23, 2014 Some day they'll be as common as gas pumps. But for at least the next few years, electric charging stations will be few in number. more »»

Love is the focus of Sanibel shell exhibit

July 23, 2014 Romance is at the heart of a new activity at the the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum in Sanibel. A Sailors' Valentine board has been located in the museum lobby. more »»

Fort Myers on track with help of Captiva businessman

July 23, 2014 Downtown Fort Myers is a few square blocks of restored hope. And it's partly because of smart and aggressive people like Rene Mivill. more »»

News from around the region

Sheriff's Office update: Missing endangered adult found safe

July 28, 2014 Paul Richard Cereceda, who was reported missing at 12:30 p.m. today, has been found safe, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. more »»

Sheriff's Office seeks public's help finding missing man

July 28, 2014 On July 28, 2014 at 12:30 p.m., Paul Richard Cereceda was reported missing by his mother who resides in Fort Myers Beach. more »»

Sawicki to host “Mayor’s Night Out” Thursday

July 25, 2014 Mayor Marni Sawicki will host a “Mayor’s Night Out” Thursday, July 31, at the Chester Street Resource Center in the South Cape. The center is located at 4816 Chester St. more »»

Bowl for Kids' Sake Saturday, Aug. 2

July 25, 2014 The Lee County Sheriff's Office will host a Bowl for Kids' Sake Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Gator Lanes, 7050 Crystal Drive, Fort Myers. more »»

Sheriff's Office traffic enforcement update for Monday

July 25, 2014 The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will target at least one of the following three locations for enforcement Monday, July 28: — I-75 at Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers — Tice Street, Tice —... more »»

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Sanibel volunteer is an "angel" to island groups

July 24, 2014 Fishing pole? Nope. Golf club? Nope. Not enough time for any interest outside of volunteerism for Jerry Edelman. more »»

Charging stations offered to Captiva resort guests

July 23, 2014 Some day they'll be as common as gas pumps. But for at least the next few years, electric charging stations will be few in number. more »»

Love is the focus of Sanibel shell exhibit

July 23, 2014 Romance is at the heart of a new activity at the the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum in Sanibel. A Sailors' Valentine board has been located in the museum lobby. more »»

Fort Myers on track with help of Captiva businessman

July 23, 2014 Downtown Fort Myers is a few square blocks of restored hope. And it's partly because of smart and aggressive people like Rene Mivill. 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 »»

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Charging stations offered to Captiva resort guests

July 23, 2014 Some day they'll be as common as gas pumps. But for at least the next few years, electric charging stations will be few in number. more »»

Fort Myers on track with help of Captiva businessman

July 23, 2014 Downtown Fort Myers is a few square blocks of restored hope. And it's partly because of smart and aggressive people like Rene Mivill. 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 »»

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 »»

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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