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First SanCap Solar Connect Program meeting draws crowd at ‘Ding’

November 11, 2015 The education room at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge was filled last week with residents who were interested in learning more about a grid interactive solar electric system. more »»

Wines in the Wild

November 11, 2015 It’s that time of year to have the opportunity to enjoy quality food and to celebrate a fine cause and wine for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation’s “Wines in the Wild,” which will be... more »»

Four-legged immigrants causing stir on island

November 11, 2015 Not all visitors to Sanibel and Captiva Islands are here to enjoy the beaches, sun and relaxation. Some come over to paradise to dumpster dive, run wild and take up residence without getting invited. more »»

‘Celebrate Cayo Costa’ brings in new and old visitors to the island

November 11, 2015 Cayo Costa State Park just got a little bit more popular, after the Fourth Annual “Celebrate Cayo Costa State Park” Day Saturday, Nov. 7. more »»

Surrey bikes look to be safe to ride on Sanibel shared use paths

November 11, 2015 By BRIAN WIERIMA bwierima@breezenewspapers. more »»

Swimming advisory lifted at Blind Pass Beach on Sanibel

November 4, 2015 The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has removed its advisory about high bacteria levels at Blind Pass Beach. Tests completed Tuesday for Enterococcus bacteria in water samples taken No. more »»

Taste of the Islands to feature 16 restaurants

November 4, 2015 Booths will sprinkle the Sanibel Community Park this weekend for the longest running food festival in the area featuring a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts from local restaurants. more »»

‘Swing for Hope’ to be held at The Sanctuary

November 4, 2015 Beginners to professional tennis players are invited to participate in the “Swing for Hope” tennis tournament, a fundraiser for Hope Hospice, at The Sanctuary Golf Club next weekend. more »»

Chocolate tasting a hit at The Community House

November 4, 2015 More than 60 attendees were treated to a variety of Single Origin, Fair Trade Venezuelan Cacao chocolates during the monthly potluck at The Community House. “I thought it was the greatest. more »»

St. Augustine conference gives teacher new tools for classroom

November 4, 2015 A Spanish teacher had the opportunity to expand her knowledge during a three-day conference in St. Augustine, affording her some additional tools to bring back to her classroom at The Sanibel Schoo. more »»

Sanibel event season kicks off in Old-Florida style with Cracker Fest and the Cast Net Rodeo

November 4, 2015 The Sanibel event season is revving up and it will be starting with a heavy dose of an Old-Florida taste with Cracker Fest kicking off its seventh year Friday, Nov. more »»

Planning Commission passes variances on house and dock projects at 1540 and 1545 San Carlos Bay Drive

November 4, 2015 The Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday voted 4-0 to grant all variances which were sought to accommodate the new construction of a single-family residence, with a swimming pool at 1540 San Carlo... more »»

Council approves funds for water quality

November 4, 2015 A successful sales pitch from a neighboring city official may deliver a home run and benefit all Southwest Floridian residents and visitors to the area. more »»

Center 4 Life has bargains galore Nov. 14 during its ‘Trash to Treasure’ sale

November 4, 2015 Everyone loves a good garage sale and the Center 4 Life has the best and biggest one of them all on Sanibel Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Health Department advises no swimming at Blind Pass Beach

October 30, 2015 Sanibel beach goers were greeted by red and yellow warning signs on Blind Pass Beach (6497 Sanibel-Captiva Road) advising them to not swim in the Gulf Friday. more »»

Authorities seek help identifying Bubble Room burglars

October 29, 2015 Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two saw-wielding burglars who broke into the Bubble Room restaurant on Captiva earlier this week, stealing a safe, cash... more »»

Celebrate Cayo Costa and taste a piece of paradise

October 28, 2015 For many visitors to Southwest Florida, there is a hidden gem which can only be reached by boat, but once on it, a piece of paradise will be found. more »»

New York author stops on Sanibel

October 28, 2015 Before Jenny Milchman became a published author a few years ago, she practiced as a physiotherapist for 11 years in a rural mental health clinic, which led to ideas for some of her first stories. more »»

Fishing remains huge part of Ron Rosse’s life

October 28, 2015 A Lee County native who was introduced to fishing at a very young age, continues his passion near Captiva Island where his earliest memories were formed - building stone crab traps. more »»



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