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Demand pushes Farmers Market opening to Oct. 1

October 1, 2014 An islands favorite returns early this season. The Sanibel Island Farmers Market opens Oct. 5 at Sanibel City Hall ground. more »»

 
 
 

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Demand pushes Farmers Market opening to Oct. 1

October 1, 2014 An islands favorite returns early this season. The Sanibel Island Farmers Market opens Oct. 5 at Sanibel City Hall ground. more »»

Teen describes her role in documentary, life in Sanibel

October 1, 2014 Despite her best efforts to remain in the background, Jessica Andrews has emerged in full public view. more »»

Ding photo contest draws wealth of talent

October 1, 2014 Point and shoot has a different connotation in Sanibel. Some 118 amateurs have turned in their work for the annual J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge photography contest. more »»

Island merchant guiding solutions to Gulf health

October 1, 2014 There are few better advocates for the environmental health of southwest Florida than John Talmage. more »»

Sweet Treat: Time is now for sea grape jelly

October 1, 2014 If it’s fall, it must be time for sea grape jelly. But hurry; the Sanibel Cafe will run out of the tasty treat quickly, said Ken Loewit, the cafe’s co-owner and the cook in the kitchen. more »»

News from around the region

Rain dampens inaugural Freedom & Family event but fest still deemed a success

September 29, 2014 If there was one big lesson learned by the organizers of the inaugural Freedom & Family event at Jet Blue Park this past weekend, it was next time, perhaps do it when it’s a little bit drier. more »»

Oasis Elementary students help Ronald McDonald House

September 29, 2014 Kids, students and administrators at Oasis Elementary School, most dressed in red and white, stood in the parking lot on a sparkling Friday morning for the school picture of a lifetime. more »»

Auditions for Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship Program 2014 set for Oct. 11

September 28, 2014 The Cape Coral Council for Arts and Humanities Inc. more »»

Candidate Meet-and-Greet at The Shops at Butterfly Estates

September 28, 2014 The First Annual Candidate Meet-and-Greet hosted by The Shops at Butterfly Estates, will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 5-8 p.m. The meet-and-greet is free and open to the public. more »»

Calendar Girls perform at Freedom and Family Event

September 28, 2014 The Calendar Girls donned their patriotic best to perform at the Invest in American Veterans Foundation's Freedom and Family Event Saturday, Sept. 27, at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Teen describes her role in documentary, life in Sanibel

October 1, 2014 Despite her best efforts to remain in the background, Jessica Andrews has emerged in full public view. more »»

Ding photo contest draws wealth of talent

October 1, 2014 Point and shoot has a different connotation in Sanibel. Some 118 amateurs have turned in their work for the annual J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge photography contest. more »»

LIONS Club inaugural ‘Eye Ball’ scheduled for Nov. 7

September 24, 2014 For the first time ever, the Sanibel-Captiva LIONS Club, a non-profit organization, will be hosting an “Eye Ball. 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 »»

Author’s visit coincides with Rauschenberg anniversary

September 24, 2014 The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College announces that Dave Hickey, perhaps the most highly-revered, widely-read and provocative writer addressing cultural issues today,... more »»

Business

Demand pushes Farmers Market opening to Oct. 1

October 1, 2014 An islands favorite returns early this season. The Sanibel Island Farmers Market opens Oct. 5 at Sanibel City Hall ground. more »»

Sweet Treat: Time is now for sea grape jelly

October 1, 2014 If it’s fall, it must be time for sea grape jelly. But hurry; the Sanibel Cafe will run out of the tasty treat quickly, said Ken Loewit, the cafe’s co-owner and the cook in the kitchen. more »»

Pizzeria to open at Bailey’s Center next month

October 1, 2014 Food choice grows by one in November. The city has approved a request by a Sanibel businessman to open a pizzeria at the Bailey’s Shopping Center comple. more »»

Islander rescues those in financial distress

October 1, 2014 The islander rubber-banded household bills and stuffed the bundles into bank boxes around southwest Florida. more »»

Council raises recreation and beach fees, lowers millage

September 24, 2014 Despite some good-natured quibbling over a millage rollback and bumps in recreation center user and beach parking fees, the Sanibel City Council has approved its operating budget for the next year. more »»

Obituaries

Larry Congress

October 1, 2014 Lawrence (Larry) Congress, 83, of Sanibel Island, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Larry was born in Flint, Michigan, to William and Molly (Zeligman) Congress on July 31, 193. more »»

Paul D. Duval

September 24, 2014 Paul D. Duval, 85, passed away peacefully in Baltimore, Maryland on September 14, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. more »»

In Memory: Lisa Hart

September 24, 2014 It’s with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of our Beachview Cottages Resort Manager, Lisa Hart. Lisa was a valuable member of our Rochester Resorts family for over 7 year. more »»

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 »»

Local Columns

Shell Shocked: Pigging out at Sanibel’s newest restaurant

October 1, 2014 I’m thinking of opening a new restaurant in Sanibel. So many have come and gone over the years that one more attempt at providing culinary joy should be applauded. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cow-nose ray

October 1, 2014 Cow-nose ray This ray is a common sighting in the early spring from the Sanibel causeway where schools appear to be flying through the clear aquamarine waters. more »»

Living Sanibel: Cow-nose ray

October 1, 2014 Cow-nose ray This ray is a common sighting in the early spring from the Sanibel causeway where schools appear to be flying through the clear aquamarine waters. more »»

Poetic License: Jellyfish Blues

October 1, 2014 “I aint got no body, aint got a spine, Take me out of water, aint worth a dime, But let me jellyfish float in the blue-green sea And what an amazing creature I can suddenly be. more »»

At the Library:Captiva Memorial Library offers fascinating tales involving Doctors of Medicine

October 1, 2014 “Capone’s Diamond” by John Raffensperger, M.D. “Tom Davis wanted to be a surgeon more than anything else in the worl. more »»

Letters to the Editor

‘Political atheist’ speaks out

October 1, 2014 To the editor, By the content of the letters I read in this newspaper, it is apparent this island is a bastion of Republicans. more »»

Why coastal retreat is not the only solution

October 1, 2014 To the editor, When running through the list of solutions for coastal erosion problems, one item always needs to be retreat – the willful abandonment of the coast to the forces of nature causing the... more »»

Trust exec urges participation in celebrity even

September 24, 2014 To the editor: Please join me as  your celebrity server “Captain Cook” in raising funds for The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Don’t worry if you can’t attend. more »»

Healthy school lunches for healthy kids

September 24, 2014 To the editor: With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. more »»

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 »»

Local Sports & Recreation

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 »»

Tennis legend plans Sanibel visit for benefit event

September 24, 2014 Nick Bolletttieri this year was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. more »»

On the Water: Fewer anglers means good fishing

September 24, 2014 As typical for the month of September, it’s been very slow on the water. Fishing is good but it’s one of if not the slowest month of the year for anglers fishing. more »»

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 »»

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American Legion features meals 10-02

Besides our daily menu, back by popular demand, we will be serving home cooked meals again.Tuesdays we will have baked chicken, Wednesdays, pork and kraut over mashed potatoes and on Thursdays we will be having homemade meatloaf dinner. more »


 
 
 
 
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