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School district, law enforcement kick off anti-threat campaign

January 15, 2019 Lee County schools and law enforcement have a message for students and parents: Threats are not funny and will not be treated as a prank. The School District of Lee County launched a campaign on Ja. more »»

 
 
 

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School district, law enforcement kick off anti-threat campaign

January 15, 2019 Lee County schools and law enforcement have a message for students and parents: Threats are not funny and will not be treated as a prank. The School District of Lee County launched a campaign on Ja. more »»

Love for Sanibel shines in first “Peek” tour home

January 15, 2019 Serenity, contentment and a big serving of island charm. A delicious mix of elegant and quirky. The backdrop for a busy family life — and a testament to a 30-year love story. more »»

Shells, sand dollar found on islands

January 15, 2019 Laura Barnes, of Zionsville, Indiana, found a shark eye shell on Jan. 10 on a sandbar in front of Loggerhead Cay on Sanibel. About a week before, she found a lace murex shell on the same sandbar. more »»

Sanibel Congregational UCC joins exercise challenge

January 15, 2019 In 2017, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ participated in the Million Mile Movement Challenge, sponsored by Lee Health. more »»

News from around the region

Cape Council moves city elections back to even years

January 15, 2019 Cape Coral voters will again elect city council members on the same ballots that also contain federal, state and county races. more »»

'Fake Threat…Real Consequences:' Lee schools, police, to treat all treats severely

January 15, 2019 By CJ HADDAD cjhaddad@breezenewspapers.com Lee County schools and law enforcement have a message for students and parents: Threats are not funny and will not be treated as a prank. more »»

Music Community to remember one of its own

January 15, 2019 A Celebration of Life will be held for a local musician who touched every life he crossed, human and animal alike, this Saturday at Dixie Roadhouse. more »»

Florida Southwestern State College opens its fifth Southwest Florida location

January 15, 2019 On Monday morning, Florida Southwestern State College opened its fifth location in Southwest Florida. more »»

Child dies after being struck by car in North Fort Myers

January 14, 2019 A 12-year old girl was fatally injured early Monday morning after she was stuck by a car while walking along Durrance Road. more »»

Arts & Entertainment

Love for Sanibel shines in first “Peek” tour home

January 15, 2019 Serenity, contentment and a big serving of island charm. A delicious mix of elegant and quirky. The backdrop for a busy family life — and a testament to a 30-year love story. more »»

Noah’s Ark to presents annual fashion show in February

January 15, 2019 Noah’s Ark will host its annual fashion show extravaganza, “Bright and Beautiful,” on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, at 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

SCAL on display at The Community House

January 15, 2019 During the month of January, Sanibel Captiva Art League member Jaye Boswell is exhibiting her paintings at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

SCUCC presents monthly artist on display

January 15, 2019 During the month of January, paintings by Christine Niles are on view in the Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibe. more »»

Fancovic to perform as part of Shell Point arts series

January 15, 2019 Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series continues its Concerts & Conversations program with a performance by pianist Peter Fancovic at 7 p.m. on Jan. more »»

Business

Decal program results in donation

January 15, 2019 Bank of the Islands recently made a donation through the We Love Our Islands progra. more »»

Used-book sale open to the public

January 15, 2019 The Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will host a Recycled Book Sale on Jan. 27 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. more »»

Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club accepting scholarship applications

January 15, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Scholarships of $4,000 per year, over a period of four years, will be awarded. more »»

Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series set

January 15, 2019 Shell Point has announced the roster for its fourth annual 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series, a free community health care resourc. more »»

Obituaries

Mark J Leonardi

December 31, 2018 Mark J. Leonardi, 49, of Sanibel, passed away December 30, 2018. Arrangements under the care of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Services. more »»

Stephen Barwick Ham

December 28, 2018 Stephen Barwick Ham of Sanibel Island Florida, born September 23rd 1985 unexpectedly passed away on 12-20-2018. more »»

Douglas Goetze Campbell

December 18, 2018 Douglas Goetze Campbell, 90, of Sanibel, passed away December 17, 2018. Arrangements under the direction of Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services. more »»

William Kish

November 16, 2018 William Kish, a longtime resident of Sanibel, passed away on Sunday, November 11 at the age of 77. Mr. Kish was the second son of the late William and Pauline (nee Daley) Kish. more »»

Gregory A. O’Neill

November 7, 2018 Gregory A. O’Neill, 96, of Sanibel died 11-4-18.  Arrangements entrusted to Harvey Engelhardt Funeral and Cremation Service.  www.harvey-engelhardt. more »»

Local Columns

Rotary Happenings: Royal Canadian Navy commander speaks before Rotary

January 9, 2019 Although we closed down the calendar year 2018 and hopefully are looking forward to 2019, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club year goes from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 201. more »»

Faces on Faith: Why religion?

January 9, 2019 I purchased Elaine Pagel’s book Beyond Belief a number of years ago when she discussed the Gnostic Gospels, some of Christianity’s earliest texts discovered in Egypt in l94. more »»

Shell Shocked: Rewriting the Declaration of Independence

January 9, 2019 My bifocals fell off my nose the other day. It happened just as I had planned to rewrite the Declaration of Independence. When I got up from my chair to retrieve my glasses I heard a crunch. more »»

In The Garden: Bottle palm is perfect for island environment

January 9, 2019 Aptly named for its uniquely shaped trunk, the bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is relatively small but beautiful accent palm for any tropical garde. more »»

Recipe of the Week: Tuscan Pork Caesar Salad with Pine Nuts

January 9, 2019 A fabulous salad to start the New Year right. I love preparing my salad green by washing and tearing them into small pieces, wrapping them in paper towels and then sealing them in a plastic bags. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Save Sanibel

January 2, 2019 To the editor: The very slow tourist season, caused by the massive red tide, has put a deep dent in the business on the islan. more »»

Thank you city council

December 19, 2018 To the editor: I recently read an article about the Sanibel City Council calling for air quality testing as the red tide persists and wanted to say thank you to them. more »»

Festival of Wreaths is a must go

December 19, 2018 To the editor: A new twinkle has been added to Sanibel's holiday celebration. more »»

Kindness on Periwinkle Way

December 12, 2018 To the Editor: Traffic is getting heavy, and the heaviest lines on Periwinkle are coming. It is a time to turn in towards the wisdom we all know about kindness. more »»

'Walk Through Bethlehem' one to see

December 5, 2018 To the editor: “Fast away the old year passes” as the traditional Christmas carol says. It is time to finalize your holiday planning as November is fast disappearing. more »»

Local Sports & Recreation

Sanibel Congregational UCC joins exercise challenge

January 15, 2019 In 2017, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ participated in the Million Mile Movement Challenge, sponsored by Lee Health. more »»

SIGC Men’s League results

January 14, 2019 The Sanibel Island Golf Club Men's League recently played a four-man point total, with eight teams going after the win. more »»

SIGC reports noteworthy news

January 14, 2019 The Sanibel Island Golf Club announced that club member Jim Cooper recently aced the sixth hole. After getting blanked the previous 55 years, it is his third hole-in-one in 18 months. more »»

Programs resume at refuge with ‘soft reopening’ of center

January 11, 2019 Despite the federal government shutdown, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel has been permitted to reopen its Visitor & Education Center with limited services. more »»

Audubon Society to host bird walk

January 11, 2019 The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will hold a bird walk on Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, at 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel. more »»

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