Redneck O-limp-ics

 

C’mon out to support a great cause!

The American Legion Post 123 on Sanibel will host its 11th Annual Redneck O-limp-ics this Sunday, May 26.  

Opening ceremonies will take place at noon, with all sorts of fun and wacky activities to follow.

Events include an assortment of contests that some may consider “lost art,” such as: Nail Driving …  » Read more

90-Year-Old Islander Captures Gold!

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Sterling Fulmer, left, with son Joe, as a rookie in the YMCA Masters National Swimming Championships in Sarasota three years ago.  After taking up competitive swimming for the first time at the young age of 87, he came home with the gold medal for his age category and hasn’t stopped since!

 

From our friends at the Island Sun; article by Jeff Lysiak:

It’s never too late to try something new.  » Read more

The Jac’s Back Bar is Back!

 

From Gulfshore Life, written by Dorothea Hunter Sonne:

In a nostalgia-fueled beach community like Sanibel, where restaurants hold fort for decades, even small changes can feel like shockwaves.

Exactly a year ago this month, new owners took over what had been an island institution, The Jacaranda, and gave it a makeover — new decor, a new menu and even a new name,   » Read more

Wildlife Artist-in-Residence

 

Wildlife artist Ed Anderson from Boise, Idaho, has been selected to participate in a new artist “in residence” educational program at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.”

Working from his studio at Blind Pass through July 1, Anderson will be involved in a number of projects focused on modern-day wildlife and travel journaling art.

The refuge plans to establish pop-up studio locations along Wildlife Drive throughout Anderson’s stay,  » Read more

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

The late Sam Bailey, who started our Annual Islands Night at the ballpark 26 years ago.

 

Don’t miss out on the fun at Sam Bailey’s 26th Annual Islands Night tonight at the CenturyLink Sports Complex.

This special night features a celebration of our island community, plus a chance to watch a fun baseball game and assist in raising funds for local charities.  » Read more

Suddenly Seymour

Photo by Craig Schwartz

A singing plant. A daring hero. A sweet girl. A demented dentist. Yep, the Little Shop of Horrors has come to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre!

The deviously delicious sci-fi, smash-hit musical has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for decades.  Meek floral assistant Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names Audrey II, after his coworker and crush.    » Read more

Songs and Stories for Soldiers

 

Hosted by Songs and Stories for Soldiers and The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, the first-ever Veterans Memorial Tournament and Veterans Memorial Tournament Shootout will take place at The Dunes on May 19.

“It’s the first time we’ve ever ventured into this area,” Dan Perkins, co-founder of Songs and Stories for Soldiers — a national non-profit corporation that first started on Sanibel —  » Read more

A Photographer’s Paradise: #5

Low tide catches the reflection of pink clouds at Lighthouse Beach Park.

The beach is well known for its shelling. 

The park is popular with astrophotographers thanks to its dark skies.

All photos by Britt Maxwell. 

 

From Smithsonian.com, with sponsored content from The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel:

One of the region’s most iconic landmarks,  » Read more

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