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Prescribed burn scheduled for Sanibel Gardens Preserve

June 14, 2019 In cooperation with the city and other local partners, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is planning to conduct a prescribed burn of a portion of the Sanibel Gardens Preserve on June 18 or... more »»

 
 
 

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Prescribed burn scheduled for Sanibel Gardens Preserve

June 14, 2019 In cooperation with the city and other local partners, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is planning to conduct a prescribed burn of a portion of the Sanibel Gardens Preserve on June 18 or... more »»

New parking lot for shell museum

June 14, 2019 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently reported that its renovation project is proceeding within schedule. The new parking lot has been graded and paved and is basically ready for use. more »»

Critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle released

June 12, 2019 A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, one of the smallest and most critically endangered of sea turtles, was released from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife after accidentally ingesting a fishing... more »»

Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel

June 12, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the followings areas will be treated today, June 12, from between sunset and 2 a.m. more »»

Volunteers deliver Meals-by-F.I.S.H. to islanders

June 12, 2019 In partnership with Bailey’s General Store, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva offers hot, nutritious meal delivery five days per week, as well as a food option for the weekend. more »»

News from around the region

North Fort Myers convenience store robbed at gunpoint

June 14, 2019   Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an armed suspect who robbed a North Fort Myers 7-Eleven early this morning. Just after 2 a.m. more »»

Bus stop safety initiative to begin this weekend

June 13, 2019 Installation of 200 school bus “safe zones” will begin this weekend. more »»

#BringBackTheBucket seeks to rally Ellen DeGeneres to ALS fight

June 13, 2019 SPECIAL to THE BREEZE news@breezenewspapers.com The message went out to Ellen DeGeneres loud and clear from Cape Coral this past Sunday. more »»

$12 million trail grant back on the table

June 13, 2019 A proposed $12 million state-funded trail will come before Cape Coral City Council for another round of discussion Monday with some new information: If the city declines the money, it could hinder... more »»

Cape camps serve kids by the thousands

June 13, 2019 Cape Coral youth have plenty to get excited about over the summer months, as the city holds a plethora of camp opportunities geared towards different kinds of interests for children. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Hibiscus Show, Plant Sale set for Father's Day

June 11, 2019 For the first time in 68 years, the James E. Hendry Annual Hibiscus Show and Plant Sale will be held on Father's Day, June 16, two weeks later than normal. more »»

Independence Day Parade accepting entrants

June 11, 2019 Entry forms are now being accepted for one of the islands' hometown holiday traditions. The 29th Annual Independence Day Parade will take place on July 4 at 9:30 a.m. more »»

CIHS presents program dates for next season

June 11, 2019 The Captiva Island Historical Society recently announced its event dates for 2019-2020. Officials reported that the Events Committee is already busy planning another exciting season of programs. more »»

Refuge to celebrate World Sea Turtle Day with free activities

June 11, 2019 Take a free guided beach walk, watch a free film and take advantage of free upcycled sea turtle crafts, Refuge Nature Store specials and hand-outs on June 17 — World Sea Turtle Day — at the J.N. more »»

‘Ding’ artist ‘in residence’ hosts free Friday Art Journal Walk

June 11, 2019 On June 28, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge's artist “in residence” will offer his second and final free Art Journal Walk at the Sanibel refug. more »»

Business

Prescribed burn scheduled for Sanibel Gardens Preserve

June 14, 2019 In cooperation with the city and other local partners, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is planning to conduct a prescribed burn of a portion of the Sanibel Gardens Preserve on June 18 or... more »»

New parking lot for shell museum

June 14, 2019 The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently reported that its renovation project is proceeding within schedule. The new parking lot has been graded and paved and is basically ready for use. more »»

Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel

June 12, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the followings areas will be treated today, June 12, from between sunset and 2 a.m. more »»

Volunteers deliver Meals-by-F.I.S.H. to islanders

June 12, 2019 In partnership with Bailey’s General Store, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva offers hot, nutritious meal delivery five days per week, as well as a food option for the weekend. more »»

Money and time: Water quality projects get both

June 12, 2019 Two projects that aim to improve Florida's water quality and Everglades restoration recently got a boost. The U.S. more »»

Obituaries

Hamlet Brosius D’Arcy

June 13, 2019 He lived to the fullest. He loved completely. He was loved by many. And, he never minced words! Hamlet Brosius D’Arcy, known all his life as Bro, never left his roots. Born on a farm near Ft. more »»

James Michael Griffith

May 7, 2019 James Michael Griffith ("Jim") of Sanibel, Florida, passed away on April 26, 2019 in his home. He was 83 years old. more »»

James Michael Griffith

April 26, 2019 James Michael Griffith, 83, of Sanibel, FL passed April 26, 2019.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

James Lawlor

April 22, 2019 James Lawlor, 75, of Sanibel, passed away on April 13, 2019. more »»

Louise Malia Johnson

April 18, 2019 Louise Malia Johnson, a longtime resident and environmental activist on Sanibel, died in November after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: Lee County sheriff speaks to Rotary Club

June 11, 2019 What a timely speaker we had recently at the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno was in the house. more »»

Safe at Sea: The rules of the 'road' on the water

June 11, 2019 (Editor's note: This column is the first in a series regarding Navigational Rules. Content for it is taken from the text for America’s Boating Course, offered by United States Power Squadrons. more »»

On the Water: Fishing improves with great weather and good tides

June 11, 2019 After a few weeks of windier than normal weather for this time of year, anglers smiled as near perfect weather greeted them for the weeken. more »»

Shell Shocked: The cat’s got your tongue

June 11, 2019 My eleven-year old cat decided to speak to me after all these years. I was astonished, of course, as you would be too if real words came out of your own cat’s mouth instead of “meow. more »»

In The Garden: Myrsine can serve as native natural buffer

June 11, 2019 Rapanea-Myrsine guanesis or commonly known as myrsine is a frequently used Florida native plant. Its leathery green leaves are its most prominent feature. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for the support

June 11, 2019 To the editor: The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors held their annual “End of Season” golf outing, party, and auction on May 8. more »»

Alternate view on electric bicycles

June 11, 2019 To the editor: I am writing to offer an opinion on the proposed ban on electric bicycles (e-bikes) on Sanibel's shared paths. more »»

City ignoring real problems

May 7, 2019 To the editor: A few weeks ago, the Island Reporter ran an article about the city changing all the words in all their manuals, etc., to read chairperson, police person, etc. more »»

City council needs to address traffic

April 23, 2019 To the editor: A lot of us Sanibel residents are waiting for the city council to do something about the Periwinkle Way traffic problems before the next tourist season. more »»

For shame

April 23, 2019 To the editor: Attendance at the Lee County Commissioners' meeting on April 17 was record breaking and described as a “painful” day. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel

June 12, 2019 The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel. The district reported that the followings areas will be treated today, June 12, from between sunset and 2 a.m. more »»

Sanibel Sea School’s first week of camp a success

June 12, 2019 Participants in the Sanibel Sea School’s first summer camp session at the organization’s flagship campus learned about the stargazer fish, a bottom-dwelling fish with eyes facing the sky that can... more »»

Islander, teammate compete in Key West

June 12, 2019 A Sanibel resident took part in the 43rd Annual Swim Around Key West on June 1. Islander Sarah Sawyer and teammate Thomas Pear, of Cape Coral, competed in the Two-Person Relay category. more »»

Recreation center to offer Yoga for Osteoporosis

June 12, 2019 The Sanibel Recreation Center is taking registrations for its Yoga for Osteoporosis course. more »»

American Legion

June 11, 2019 American Legion Post 123, at 4929 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, presents the following: - June 12: General meeting at 6 p.m. - June 14: Retirement of Flags ceremony at 6 p.m. more »»

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