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Luminary celebrates the holidays

November 26, 2014 Ten thousand. That’s the number of candles estimated to have been lighted over the years during the Luminary Festival, the kickoff celebration to the holidays in Sanibel and Captiv. more »»

 
 
 

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Luminary celebrates the holidays

November 26, 2014 Ten thousand. That’s the number of candles estimated to have been lighted over the years during the Luminary Festival, the kickoff celebration to the holidays in Sanibel and Captiv. more »»

Sea turtle living her free life again

November 26, 2014 After being stricken by the red tide’s algal bloom toxin, an endangered sea turtle was released back into her home — the Gulf of Mexico — after two weeks of rehabilitation from the CROW group on... more »»

Historic group recognizes Sanibel for bike friendliness

November 26, 2014 Sanibel continues to cement its place as a top destination for bicyclists and others using the island’s ribbon of paved footpaths. more »»

Neighbor uses social media to protest proposed restaurant

November 26, 2014 A proposed shift in locations for an island restaurant is already drawing loud complaints from those living near the new site. One islander, in fact, will take his protests viral. more »»

Water storage project to help estuaries

November 26, 2014 A water storage project with the space equivalent of 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools is expected to help in protecting water resources in Southwest Florid. more »»

News from around the region

Walmart re-opens following bomb threat

November 28, 2014 The Super Walmart on Del Prado Boulevard "has been cleared and is now reopened" following a bomb threat that caused an evacuation of the store in the midst of Black Friday sales. more »»

Black Friday: Holiday shopping season gets under way

November 26, 2014 With Black Friday right around the corner, retailers are offering big discounts on holiday gift ideas, while local law enforcement stresses the importance of shopping safely. More than 140. more »»

‘First Responder of the Year’ awards presented

November 26, 2014 Cape Coral’s “First Responders of the Year” have been named. more »»

South Cape venues thrive as a team

November 26, 2014 The South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Associations sprung from the idea of continuing to provide the public with events to enjoy, while promoting the city's downtown businesse. more »»

Stars of Tomorrow: Youths display talents in annual show

November 26, 2014 By CHUCK BALLARO news@breezenewspapers. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

FabLab Project opens up Sanibel Library as a destination for kids

November 19, 2014 Lee County Public School students didn’t have school Monday, Nov. 10, so the Sanibel Public Library kicked off the new FabLab—a place to learn, create and design. more »»

World organization visits Sanibel

November 19, 2014 A poem that began with “Retire with me to Sanibel” capped a weeklong visit by the Road Scholar program, an organization for decades that exposes and immerses outsiders in local culture. more »»

Island filmmaker will release a second documentary in March

November 12, 2014 David E. Carter wants us to know the real Charlie Brown. Not that one, the artist whose fishprint work on Sanibel has captured the attention of collectors. more »»

Sanibel musician to perform 10 charitable concerts to benefit FISH

November 10, 2014 Chris Coile, a Sanibel musician and entertainer. will dedicate this year's charity donations will go to F.I.SH of Sanibel. more »»

DDWS announces ‘Ding’ Days photo contest winners

November 5, 2014 “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) announced the winners of its 27th annual “Ding” Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest at a special Conservation Art Day... more »»

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Historic group recognizes Sanibel for bike friendliness

November 26, 2014 Sanibel continues to cement its place as a top destination for bicyclists and others using the island’s ribbon of paved footpaths. more »»

Neighbor uses social media to protest proposed restaurant

November 26, 2014 A proposed shift in locations for an island restaurant is already drawing loud complaints from those living near the new site. One islander, in fact, will take his protests viral. more »»

Water storage project to help estuaries

November 26, 2014 A water storage project with the space equivalent of 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools is expected to help in protecting water resources in Southwest Florid. more »»

CROW’s Taste of the Island attracts a nice crowd

November 26, 2014 A total of 19 Sanibel-Captiva Island restaurants packed The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club’s first tee and driving range area for the 2014 CROW’s Taste of the Islands, which came under perfect, sunny... more »»

Cashing in on Causeway toll surplus

November 19, 2014 For the first time in over a decade, the Sanibel Causeway is literally paying back Sanibel’s citizens, after a surplus payout of $1.3 million was raised by the toll funds in the last year. more »»

Obituaries

Dale Lee Higdon

November 28, 2014 Dale Lee Higdon, 51, of Lehigh Acres died Nov. 24, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Barbara “Bob Ann” Johnson

November 28, 2014 Barbara “Bob Ann” Johnson, 81, of Fort Myers died Nov. 25, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Anthony Gerard Sawchuk

November 28, 2014 Anthony Gerard Sawchuk, 24, of Fort Myers died Nov. 24, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert M. Sipe

November 20, 2014 Robert M. Sipe, 90, of Fort Myers died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Robert J. Wigley "Wigs"

November 7, 2014 Robert J. Wigley "Wigs", age 84 of Sanibel Island, FL, formerly of Golden Valley, MN, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2014. Preceded in death by wife of 44 years, Jean; daughter, Kristin. more »»

Local Columns

Rubbish or Riches?

November 26, 2014 Has the owner of this week’s chosen object found Rubbish or Riches? Read on as I assess a graphic on paper by American Pop master, Andy Warhol (b. 1928 - d. 1987) from a private collection. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Shell Museum guest speaker talks bird paintings

November 26, 2014 Sanibel-Captiva Rotary’s speaker recently was a guest from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum’s, Dr. Harry G. Lee.    Participating in the R. more »»

Poetic License: Singing Sestina

November 26, 2014 I’ll make my first sestina sing with rhymes and rhythms meant to ring in lyric poems, use anything the muse might have for me to bring more music into my first fling with leaden forms to make them... more »»

Faces on Faith: All is gift

November 26, 2014 Pastor, St. Isabel’s Roman Catholic Church The “holiday” season is also a deeply religious season when, more than any other time of year, we are moved to a genuine sense of gratitud. more »»

Shell Shocked Smile, you’re on television

November 26, 2014 Did you know that I was a local TV star about twenty years ago? I was even nominated for an Emmy award. No, this isn’t April fool’s, it’s the truth. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Seafood Savvy - promoting sustainable seafood on Sanibel

November 26, 2014 When you drive over the causeway and arrive on Sanibel, there is a sign that reads “Welcome to our Sanctuary Island – Please Enjoy, Don’t Destroy. more »»

Pond Apple and Shipley trails

November 26, 2014 To the editor: Although the upgraded Pond Apple Trail together with the new Shipley Trail extension to the city Roadside Parking lot on Periwinkle has been finished to all weather standard, it has... more »»

Is gridlock coming to Tarpon Bay Road?

November 26, 2014 To the editor: The stakes are in place, and the regular patrons have been notified: Doc Ford’s is moving soon! As far as the developers are concerned, this is a fait accompli. more »»

It all happened in three seconds

November 19, 2014 To the editor: I readied myself for night time biking. My helmet light blinking attention from car drivers coming out of restaurants. more »»

Who’s watching the watchers

November 19, 2014 To the editor: We are on camera, folks, but it is costing us a half-million bucks. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel boy cagers will be on learning curve early

November 26, 2014 The start of the 2014-15 Sanibel boys’ basketball season will be a learning experience for the players and head coach, as Duane Gigeous takes over the head reins. more »»

Sanibel Middle School girls’ basketball set to roll

November 26, 2014 The Sanibel Middle School girls’ basketball team is set and will start their “building year” with a dozen players on the team. more »»

On the Water: With picture perfect weather, it’s great to be outdoors

October 29, 2014 Our weather was just about perfect over the past week — sunny skies, low humidity and a cool breeze. more »»

On the Water: A week of mixed results for anglers

October 22, 2014 Fishing reports included fish biting everything, so-so fishing and a few, despite locating plenty of fish, having a difficult time getting them to ea. more »»

Galloway Captiva Tri huge in its fourth year

September 24, 2014 The Galloway Captiva Tri race Sept. 13-14 featured more than a 1,000 participants. The Saturday race was for youngsters, older athletes Sunday. more »»

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American Legion features meals 11-30

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