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Dedicated volunteers donate countless hours, years at ‘Ding’

March 2, 2016 More than 14,000 hours have been donated at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge by two dedicated volunteers over a 30 year time span. An annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon was hosted by J.N. more »»

Frances Mayes took audience members on descriptive journey

March 2, 2016 Author Frances Mayes entertained a crowd last week as she serenaded them with her colorful, descriptive words taking them on a journey from Georgia to Tuscany. more »»

Uncorking fun for a good cause

February 24, 2016 There will be some “wining” being done by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, as they raise money for its scholarship program Sunday, March 6. more »»

Kiwanis Spaghetti Feed an annual Sanibel tradition

February 24, 2016 When the end of February starts rolling around, Sanibel residents know it’s time to start getting their spaghetti taste on. The annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner will be Saturday, Feb. more »»

Council adopts water quality initiatives

February 24, 2016 The Sanibel City Council met for the first time since the Lake Okeechobee discharge event tainted the pristine waters surrounding the island and they voted on adapting a two-point initiative plan in... more »»

Dog attack brings litigation and emotion to everyone involved

February 24, 2016 By BRIAN WIERIMA bwierima@breezenewspapers. more »»

Lecture to focus on climate change and spiritual force of animals

February 24, 2016 A lecture that has been held for more than 10 years will return to Sanibel Island this Friday featuring an author who has explored the mystery, wonder and significance of shared experiences with... more »»

Sanibel School student places third in science fair

February 24, 2016 An eighth grade student from The Sanibel School took home a medal for her third place chemistry project at the end of January during the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Fair. more »»

CCP further discusses sewer systems

February 24, 2016 Further discussions were had at the Captiva Community Panel meeting of the next steps it should take in gathering information in regards to changing over to a sewer system. more »»

Improvements for Captiva Drive discussed

February 24, 2016 The Captiva Community Panel discussed how to improve Captiva Drive during its February meeting to make it safer for pedestrians and bicycle riders. more »»

Companions for life

February 24, 2016 “An angel in a raccoon suit” has changed the life of one Fort Myers resident after he was found with severe scaring above his eye and nose from being struck with a golf club. more »»

March brings up-and-coming Chamber Music talent to Sanibel

February 24, 2016 The month of March will be a magical one for island chamber music enthusiast, as the Sanibel Music Festival will kickoff Tuesday, March 1, at the Sanibel Congregational Church, located on 2050... more »»

Mayor calls for help to stop water releases

February 17, 2016 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane issued this call to action: “We call on every person who understands that our water quality is the engine that drives the southwest Florida economy to contact the Army Corp... more »»

Lake O causing murky discharge into the Gulf

February 17, 2016 The gulf waves right now are undeniably brownish in color at Lee County’s prized beaches on Sanibel and Estero islands. more »»

Island Hopping

February 17, 2016 There’s an adventure starting anywhere off the coast of Southwest Florida which can bring stops with its own unique personality at each one. more »»

Go Wild for ‘Ding’ event to feature ‘the dance’

February 17, 2016 A laid back, fun atmosphere of the community gathering in honor of the reddish egret will soon fill The Community House with singing, dancing, bidding and enjoying one another’s company. more »»

Spring Training Open House and HealthFest 2016 offers free activities for families

February 17, 2016 A free event focused on fun, staying healthy and remaining safe will incorporate Minnesota Twins baseball players and Lee Memorial Health System later this month as a way to celebrate Spring Trainin... more »»

Production ‘taps’ into story of dance students

February 17, 2016 A chance to get away from reality, all while creating time for oneself while forming new friendships, is depicted in the current performance that took the stage at Herb Strauss Theate. more »»

F.I.S.H. preparing for island themed annual Go F.I.S.H. fundraiser

February 17, 2016 A celebration will be held later this month to raise money for F.I.S.. more »»

Bicycle rental shops on Sanibel get conditional use permits granted by Planning Commission

February 17, 2016 By BRIAN WIERIMA A pair of conditional use permits for the two bicycle rental stores on Sanibel were approved by the Planning Commission in its bi-monthly meeting Feb. 9. more »»



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