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Sanibel City Council Forum series: Part Four

February 25, 2015 The final question and answer in a four-part series is this week. The answer was limited to a maximum of 150 words. more »»

 
 
 

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Sanibel City Council Forum series: Part Four

February 25, 2015 The final question and answer in a four-part series is this week. The answer was limited to a maximum of 150 words. more »»

Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner looking to fill-out again

February 25, 2015 So what exactly can a group do with 220 pounds of meatballs, 260 pounds of dry spaghetti and 81 gallons of marinara sauce? The answer is feeding a lot of people to help raise over $25,000 for... more »»

Sanibel City Council Forum series: Part Three

February 25, 2015 The third part of the four-part series of questions for the three Sanibel City Council candidates vying for the two seats was given and allowed a maximum 150 words. more »»

After four decades, an island landmark to get remodeled

February 25, 2015 It’s been well over four decades since the last time one of Sanibel’s most historic and storied buildings has received a make-over, and that time is about to come starting this summe. more »»

Candidate challenges state statute

February 25, 2015 Sanibel City Council candidate Frances Slane has filed a complaint against the City of Sanibel to protect her employment with the city if she wins a seat in the March 3 election. more »»

News from around the region

County to consider raising impact fees

February 27, 2015 By MEGHAN McCOY news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County Board of County Commissioners will begin its discussions about a possible impact fee increase this Tuesday during a public hearing. more »»

Annual Cape Irish Festival this weekend

February 27, 2015 By TIFFANY REPECKI trepecki@breezenewspapers.com The 11th Annual Cape Coral Irish Festival will feature some of the best Celtic music in the area. more »»

Taste of the Cape set for Sunday

February 27, 2015 Taste of the Cape is back for an encore experience after a very successful inaugural event last year. Of course, organizers promise the second annual event will be bigger and better. more »»

Council to consider raises, pay ranges

February 27, 2015 Two main topics regarding personnel matters occupy the agenda for discussion at Monday’s City Council meeting at City Hall. more »»

Fair opens with Sneak Peek; continues through March 8

February 27, 2015 The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair gave visitors a sneak peak of what will be on store for them over the next 10 days. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

As hobbies shift, island carving group endures

February 25, 2015 An art exhibit by an island group at the Sanibel library ends this month. more »»

Write turn

February 25, 2015 Small in geography and population, Sanibel Island packs a powerful punch in modern literature. more »»

ArtPoems returns for ninth season

February 18, 2015 A fun mix of art and artistry returns Feb. 27 to the BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. more »»

Sanibel artist’s work featured at benefit

February 18, 2015 The artwork of a Sanibel girl in cancer remission will be featured at a charity benefit. more »»

Rotary fair returns, thousands expected to visit

February 11, 2015 Mark the calendar for Valentine’s weekend. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Art & Craft Fair returns Feb. 14-15. more »»

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Sanibel City Council Forum series: Part Four

February 25, 2015 The final question and answer in a four-part series is this week. The answer was limited to a maximum of 150 words. more »»

Sanibel City Council Forum series: Part Three

February 25, 2015 The third part of the four-part series of questions for the three Sanibel City Council candidates vying for the two seats was given and allowed a maximum 150 words. more »»

Candidate challenges state statute

February 25, 2015 Sanibel City Council candidate Frances Slane has filed a complaint against the City of Sanibel to protect her employment with the city if she wins a seat in the March 3 election. more »»

Economic turnaround clues continue to surface

February 25, 2015 It’s not your imagination. Sanibel causeway vehicle traffic in January was up nearly 6 percent, or roughly 17,000 more vehicles passing toll booths from January 2014. more »»

Islander's volunteer work turns to films with March 5 premiere

February 25, 2015 Eric Pfeifer's island real-estate firm in 2014 sponsored a film about life in Sanibel. It was an unusual move for a former civil engineer with a decided left-brain way of looking at life. more »»

Obituaries

Martha "Cookie" Cruickshank Mlakar

March 3, 2015 Martha "Cookie" Cruickshank Mlakar Much loved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Au Revoir Please- be not sad If I should Leave you all. more »»

Theresa Elaine Louwers

March 3, 2015 Theresa Elaine Louwers, 65, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on February 17, 2015. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and a friend to all that knew her. more »»

Patricia Ann Legg

February 16, 2015 Patricia Anne Legg, 62, of Sanibel, FL died on February 14, 2015. Arrangements by Affordable Cremations and Horizon Funeral Home, Fort Myers, FL. www.horizonfunerals.com. more »»

Lincoln B. Gerber

February 5, 2015 Lincoln B. Gerber, 90 passed away on January 24, 2015. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home. www.Harvey-Engelhardt. more »»

Barbara H. Walker

February 5, 2015 Barbara H. Walker, age 87, of Erie and Sanibel Island, FL died on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at UPMC Hamot. more »»

Local Columns

Living Sanibel: Tackle the feisty fighter, Florida's surf fish

February 25, 2015 Ladyfish The nickname “poor man’s tarpon” says volumes about this feisty, miniature relative of the tarpon. more »»

What's Blooming in Paradise: Silver Buttonwood (Conocarpus erecta var.sericeus)

February 25, 2015 First impression: Pimpled, leather-like and pea-shaped in shades of cranberry red to chocolate brown. These fruits and seeds are clustered around oodles of stems and branches. more »»

Poetic License: Denial

February 25, 2015 It was not in another country Nor in another time. There was no music playing And we did not dance or dine. more »»

At the Library: Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns series

February 25, 2015 Wednesday, March 4 Captiva Memorial Library’s Afternoon Sojourns, a series of artist talks, music, independent and foreign films, lectures, author presentations and book signings, will not be held. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair a huge hit…again

February 25, 2015 Well, we did it.  Sanibel Captiva Rotary’s Arts & Crafts Fair was an outstanding succes. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Appalling, errant and self-serving acts?

February 25, 2015 To the editor: Annual Performance Evaluation of Government Personnel is the foremost measure used by Government Officials such as Elected Officials or Appointed Government Managers i.e. more »»

Sanibel harmony

February 25, 2015 To the editor: We have a city council election on March 3 wherein we have three candidates vying for two council seats. more »»

From the heart

February 25, 2015 To the editor: The 2015 Sanibel/Captiva Heart Walk was an outstanding succes. more »»

Thank you for helping SanCap Cares

February 25, 2015 To the editor: For the past 15 years, the stars have aligned so SanCap Cares can continue its mission to raise funds and awareness for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. more »»

Why we donate to FISH

February 25, 2015 To the editor: Because we believe in their cause, we donate a portion of our income every year to F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel Island Golf Club Men play two best balls

February 25, 2015 On Saturday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day) the SIGC men played a four-man two-best net ball format with 100-percent handicap applied for final scores. more »»

Dunes golf results

February 25, 2015 After a chilly start for the front nine, conditions warmed up nicely for the men of the DMGA this past Wednesday (Jan. 18). The format for this big event of the day was: 4-man -- 1, 2, 3 better ball. more »»

Duplicate Bridge results

February 25, 2015 On Thursday, Feb. 19 there were seven tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Alaine Jass and Will Smith 2. Helen and Jim McCartney . more »»

Sanibel 8-ball pool league results

February 25, 2015 What was touted to be the match of the season with only one game separating the second and third place teams, turned out to be a big dud. more »»

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