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‘Ding’ Darling to kick off 75th celebration

October 22, 2018 In 1945, in fear for the wildlife and wetlands that claimed most of Sanibel, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling succeeded in petitioning for the creation of the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

 
 
 

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‘Ding’ Darling to kick off 75th celebration

October 22, 2018 In 1945, in fear for the wildlife and wetlands that claimed most of Sanibel, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling succeeded in petitioning for the creation of the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Vegetation trimming begins on Sanibel-Captiva Road

October 22, 2018 The city reported that the vegetation along Sanibel-Captiva Road will be trimmed on both sides of the road, including the shared use path, from now through Nov. 2. The work will be done from 8 a.m. more »»

Rotary, SCUCC to hold meal packing event for storm victims

October 22, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club and Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a “Meals of Hope” meal packing event on Nov. 10 starting at 10 a.m. more »»

Preschoolers learn about community helpers

October 22, 2018 During the past several weeks, Sanibel Christian Preschool students had visits from people who help communities and learned they how they do their jobs — even meeting a dog that lends a paw. more »»

F.I.S.H. to present 'Taking Charge of Your Financial Health'

October 22, 2018 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and Fifth Third Bank will host “Taking Charge of Your Financial Health” on Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. more »»

News from around the region

Annual ode to German culture — Oktoberfest — starts Friday

October 18, 2018 Gemutlichkeit. A German word that conveys the feeling warmth, friendliness and good cheer. more »»

County opts out of cities’ legal challenge

October 18, 2018 Lee County will not take part in a lawsuit challenging a Lake Okeechobee water flow decision filed by six of the county’s municipalities. more »»

Early voting starts Monday

October 18, 2018 By MEGHAN BRADBURY news@breezenewspapers. more »»

Marceno credits team with smooth transition to the helm

October 18, 2018 Newly appointed Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno has only been in his new role a short while but, thanks to his mentor, staff and extensive law enforcement experience, his transition has been a... more »»

Kindergarten pre-registration opens Monday

October 18, 2018 Starting on Monday, parents will have the opportunity to pre-register their child for kindergarten and avoid the long lines that tend to happen in January during open enrollment. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

‘Ding’ Darling to kick off 75th celebration

October 22, 2018 In 1945, in fear for the wildlife and wetlands that claimed most of Sanibel, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling succeeded in petitioning for the creation of the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Preschoolers learn about community helpers

October 22, 2018 During the past several weeks, Sanibel Christian Preschool students had visits from people who help communities and learned they how they do their jobs — even meeting a dog that lends a paw. more »»

Historical Sanibel photographs to be featured at fundraiser

October 22, 2018 Coastal Keepers will hold a second rendition of its annual fundraiser, The Launch, on Nov. 17 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibel. more »»

Shell museum forging ahead with $6M renovation

October 19, 2018 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel is one step closer to breaking ground on an estimated $6 million renovation project announced earlier this year, which will include aquariums. more »»

International performance

October 19, 2018 Chinese pop star Tia Ray performed live on Oct. 16 on the King's Crown Lawn at South Seas Island Resort. more »»

Business

‘Ding’ Darling to kick off 75th celebration

October 22, 2018 In 1945, in fear for the wildlife and wetlands that claimed most of Sanibel, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling succeeded in petitioning for the creation of the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Vegetation trimming begins on Sanibel-Captiva Road

October 22, 2018 The city reported that the vegetation along Sanibel-Captiva Road will be trimmed on both sides of the road, including the shared use path, from now through Nov. 2. The work will be done from 8 a.m. more »»

Rotary, SCUCC to hold meal packing event for storm victims

October 22, 2018 The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club and Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a “Meals of Hope” meal packing event on Nov. 10 starting at 10 a.m. more »»

Preschoolers learn about community helpers

October 22, 2018 During the past several weeks, Sanibel Christian Preschool students had visits from people who help communities and learned they how they do their jobs — even meeting a dog that lends a paw. more »»

F.I.S.H. to present 'Taking Charge of Your Financial Health'

October 22, 2018 F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva and Fifth Third Bank will host “Taking Charge of Your Financial Health” on Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. more »»

Obituaries

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 »»

Sherry L. Anderson

September 21, 2018 September 19, 2018 was another remarkable day in the Life of Sherry L. Anderson--Mother, great friend, Community Leader, Master Gardener, Triathlete, Survivor. more »»

Bonnee Luann Cassedy

September 7, 2018 Bonnee Luann Cassedy of St. Petersburg, FL passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 63.  Bonnee was born in Muscatine, Iowa on August 29, 1955.  Her parents were Edward K. more »»

Local Columns

U.S. Senate passes Water Resources Development Act in 99-1 vote

October 17, 2018 On Oct. 10, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan, comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation — the federal water bill — that authorizes the EAA Reservoir. more »»

Faces on Faith: A spiritual identity

October 17, 2018 It’s reported that the number of people who consider themselves “religious” are dwindling, while a larger number identify themselves as “spirit. more »»

Safe at Sea: Boating quiz — would you pass or fail?

October 17, 2018 For many of us returning from a summer spent up north, it might be the beginning of a new boating season. Upon our arrival, we look forward to returning our boat to the water. more »»

Rotary Happenings: Friends Who Care is low-key non-profit making a difference on islands

October 17, 2018 Twenty-five years and counting for one of Sanibel’s most low-key, charitable non-profit organizations — Friends Who Care, which was founded in 1983 by Theresa and Tom Louwers. more »»

On the Water: Good start to October

October 17, 2018 Overall fishing and fishing conditions appear to be improving in many areas around the islands. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Keep 'water signs' non-political

October 10, 2018 To the editor: The “water signs” that are popping up in yards all over the islands are meant to bring attention to an horrendous crisis that affects us all, and screams for resolution. more »»

Vote yes on Referendum No. 3

October 10, 2018 To the editor: Efforts continue to allow for broadening of gambling in Florida. Referendum No. 3 provides an opportunity for a focused, objective public policy discussion on this industr. more »»

Caloosahatchee pollution

October 3, 2018 To the editor: As we read it, the facts are as follows: - Lake Okeechobee and its tributaries are hopelessly polluted, and - There is a water-cleansing facility south of Lake Okeechobee, operated by... more »»

Thank you to all

September 26, 2018 To the editor: Well, it wasn’t a triathlon — but it still was a lot of fun. more »»

Shell Love Bug lawsuit struggles on

September 19, 2018 To the editor: Instead of making an earnest effort to resolve the dispute over the Shell Love Bug, Lee County’s attorneys continue to confuse and complicate the issue, resulting in more delay and... more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

‘Ding’ Darling to kick off 75th celebration

October 22, 2018 In 1945, in fear for the wildlife and wetlands that claimed most of Sanibel, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling succeeded in petitioning for the creation of the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge. more »»

Vegetation trimming begins on Sanibel-Captiva Road

October 22, 2018 The city reported that the vegetation along Sanibel-Captiva Road will be trimmed on both sides of the road, including the shared use path, from now through Nov. 2. The work will be done from 8 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Sea School to hold free camp day for youth in November

October 18, 2018 The Sanibel Sea School will host a Community Camp Day on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In early 2018, it started offering the free days for local students on select school holidays. more »»

Cookout reunion for men of all ages

October 18, 2018 The Sanibel Community Church Men’s Ministry will host a cookout reunion and bean bag toss tournament on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. for all men and young men. more »»

Library to celebrate International Games Week with activities

October 17, 2018 The Captiva Memorial Library, along with the other Lee County Library System branches, will join over a thousand libraries around the world to mark International Games Week, set for Nov. 4-10. more »»

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