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CCP approves budget for 2019-2020 fiscal year

December 14, 2018 The Captiva Community Panel approved its proposed budget for the new fiscal year, with a few adjustments, as well as received updates on some ongoing projects at its recent meeting. On Dec. more »»

 
 
 

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CCP approves budget for 2019-2020 fiscal year

December 14, 2018 The Captiva Community Panel approved its proposed budget for the new fiscal year, with a few adjustments, as well as received updates on some ongoing projects at its recent meeting. On Dec. more »»

CEPD OKs tentative plan for beach renourishment assessments

December 14, 2018 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's board recently directed its consultants to move forward on the final draft for the proposed beach renourishment project, plus voted in a new administrator. more »»

Red tide, short-term rentals dominate COTI Conversations

December 14, 2018 The impact of Sanibel’s recent red tide and blue-green algae catastrophe dominated the discussion at COTI Conversations, held on Dec. 7 in the Founders’ Room at The Community Hous. more »»

Panel decides what to do with first set of Code concerns

December 14, 2018 At its recent meeting, the Captiva Community Panel dived into discussing how to address the first of four categories of issues raised by islanders as part of its process for updating the Captiva Code. more »»

Scotch bonnet found on Sanibel

December 14, 2018 Judy Watson, of Citrus Springs, has a tradition of spending her birthday week visiting Sanibel with her husband, Sam. On her birthday, Dec. more »»

News from around the region

Candlelight Vigil: tribute to homeless who passed

December 14, 2018 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers. more »»

Holiday Boat-A-Long

December 14, 2018 On the 15th day of Christmas Cape Coral gave to thee, a boat parade on Bimini. A longstanding tradition in the Cape, the Holiday Boat-A-Long will take place at Four Freedoms Park on Dec. more »»

Tickets on sale for annual Bluegrass Jamboree

December 14, 2018 Fans of American roots music, especially of the acoustic stringed variety, can get their fix next month as the Bluegrass Jamboree returns for its fourth year in Cape Coral. more »»

Redfish Point brings new style to familiar locale

December 14, 2018 By JUSTIN MARTIN news@breezenewspapers.com Veteran restaurateurs plan on bringing a casual and friendly experience to one of Cape Coral’s most popular dining spots. more »»

Southwest Florida Concert Band to perform Sunday

December 14, 2018 Join the Southwest Florida Concert Band for some holiday tunes this Sunday, which will be sure to get the entertain family singing along. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

BIG ARTS to present renowned band of brothers

December 14, 2018 When the city of Philadelphia jacked up property taxes in Wallace DePue Jr.’s neighborhood about five years ago, Southwest Florida gained a very valuable asset. more »»

Island Cinema to debut “Aquaman” in advance of release date

December 14, 2018 Island Cinema has been selected to debut the movie “Aquaman” one day in advance of the official release date of Dec. 21. The cinema will offer one advance showing on Dec. 20 at 6:45 p.m. more »»

Historical village's gala to highlight story of the Algiers

December 14, 2018 The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village's gala on Feb. 19 will highlight the interesting story of the Algiers, the riverboat that almost became Sanibel’s first mansion. more »»

Annual 'Art Under the Stars' scheduled

December 12, 2018 An upcoming art walk for the islands is the collaboration of three creative spaces on Sanibel. more »»

Part II of Jeffcoat's work on exhibit

December 12, 2018 “Hollis Jeffcoat: My Life in Paint” Part II is on display through Jan. 4 at the Watson MacRae Gallery on Sanibel. more »»

Business

CCP approves budget for 2019-2020 fiscal year

December 14, 2018 The Captiva Community Panel approved its proposed budget for the new fiscal year, with a few adjustments, as well as received updates on some ongoing projects at its recent meeting. On Dec. more »»

CEPD OKs tentative plan for beach renourishment assessments

December 14, 2018 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District's board recently directed its consultants to move forward on the final draft for the proposed beach renourishment project, plus voted in a new administrator. more »»

Red tide, short-term rentals dominate COTI Conversations

December 14, 2018 The impact of Sanibel’s recent red tide and blue-green algae catastrophe dominated the discussion at COTI Conversations, held on Dec. 7 in the Founders’ Room at The Community Hous. more »»

Panel decides what to do with first set of Code concerns

December 14, 2018 At its recent meeting, the Captiva Community Panel dived into discussing how to address the first of four categories of issues raised by islanders as part of its process for updating the Captiva Code. more »»

Applications being accepted for Sanibel Planning Commission

December 14, 2018 The Sanibel City Council is currently accepting applications to fill two seats on the Sanibel Planning Commission. One seat is a full-term appointment that commences on Jan. more »»

Obituaries

William Kish

November 16, 2018 William Kish, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, November 11 at the age of 77. Mr. Kish was the second son of the late William and Pauline (nee Daley) Kish. more »»

Gregory A. O’Neill

November 7, 2018 Gregory A. O’Neill, 96, of Sanibel died 11-4-18.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Raymond Joseph Vazquez

October 17, 2018 Raymond Joseph Vazquez, 88, of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care. more »»

William Burks

October 2, 2018 William Burks died on July 29, 2018 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 91. He was born in Saltillo, Mississippi and eventually made his way to Akron, Ohio where he graduated from high school. more »»

Walter S. Thompson

September 21, 2018 HARWICH - Walter S. Thompson, 79, of Harwich, Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, September 17, surrounded by his family, due to complications of Parkinson’s diseas. more »»

Local Columns

Faces on Faith: A cure for loneliness = relationship

December 12, 2018 An essay appeared a couple of weeks ago about how our society is broken and we’re “tearing each other apart. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Project Dentists Care helps to give residents back their smile

December 12, 2018 Ever have a toothache? It can be excruciating. If you’re lucky you have dental insurance or can afford to be self-insured. more »»

Safe at Sea: Keep manatees 'Safe at Sea' too

December 12, 2018 The recent cold snap was a reminder that in addition to making for some lousy fishing, the lower temperatures affect the Southwest Florida manatee population, as wel. more »»

Center Stage: 'Winter Wonderettes' holiday show at Off Broadway Palm

December 12, 2018 Are you missing BIG ARTS holiday Christmas show, titled “Winter Wonderettes,” this season? Well guess what? You’re in luck! Because the Off Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers is featuring a super... more »»

In The Garden: Bougainvillea offers color galore

December 12, 2018 This spring was perhaps one of the best seasons for the vivid and plentiful color produced by the various bougainvillea cultivars in our local area. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Kindness on Periwinkle Way

December 12, 2018 To the Editor: Traffic is getting heavy, and the heaviest lines on Periwinkle are coming. It is a time to turn in towards the wisdom we all know about kindness. more »»

'Walk Through Bethlehem' one to see

December 5, 2018 To the editor: “Fast away the old year passes” as the traditional Christmas carol says. It is time to finalize your holiday planning as November is fast disappearing. more »»

Thank you for donations, support

November 28, 2018 To the editor: The 11th annual Turkey Drop and Roll resulted in a record 113 turkeys, over 1,800 pounds. more »»

First-ever PTA fundraiser a success

November 21, 2018 To the editor: The epic Adults Night Out on Nov. more »»

Clean water was a key local issue

November 15, 2018 To the editor: The headline on your recent editorial was “Battle won, fight goes on. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel Recreation Center to offer new paddleboarding course

December 14, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center will offer a Paddleboarding 101 Course in January. Students will learn to paddle efficiently and safely in a variety of flat-water conditions. more »»

FWC commission provides update on red snapper fishery

December 14, 2018 At its December meeting in St. Augustine, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission directed staff to proceed with a proposal that would set the 2019 Gulf red snapper recreational seaso. more »»

Sanibel Rec Center to hold barre fitness sessions

December 14, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center is taking registration for its next barre fitness session. The six-class session will take place: - Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 at 8:30 a. more »»

Rec center registering for Holiday Youth Volleyball Clinic

December 14, 2018 The Sanibel Recreation Center will be hold a Holiday Youth Volleyball Clinic on Jan. 2-4. Open to boys and girls, the hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. for third- and fourth-graders and from 2:30 to 4:30 p. more »»

FWC updates shore-based shark fishing

December 14, 2018 At its December meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved draft changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery. more »»

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